Trip Overview

Trip Overview

  • Set out on safari in Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti in search of lions, elephants, giraffes, and more.
  • Meet with a researcher from the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre to discuss ongoing studies.
  • Spend time with Maasai women involved in the G Adventures–sponsored Clean Cookstoves Project.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Go on an unforgettable seven-day adventure in Tanzania. Search for the “big five” in scenic Lake Manyara, the wildlife-teeming Ngorongoro Crater, and the plains of the Serengeti. Explore the area around the Olduvai Gorge, which has been occupied by humans—and their earliest ancestors—for almost two million years. Here where the cradle of humanity meets the masters of the animal kingdom, experience your own evolution.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Arusha
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodations:Ilboru Safari Lodge (or similar)
Day 2: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park
Visit Mto wa Mbu village for a guided cultural walk and a traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park. The camp provides unobstructed views of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Embark on an afternoon wildlife safari drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing and search out the famed tree-climbing lions.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Rift Valley Photographic Lodge (or similar)
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park
Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Enjoy an exclusive presentation by one of the Maasai women and hear how participation in the project has impacted her life and empowered other females around her. Take a guided tour of the village, meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. After, stop at the Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitors' Center before continuing to our safari camp located inside Serengeti National Park.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Serengeti Tortilis Camp (or similar)
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Embark on morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives in our compact, safari 4x4, that features a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, where wildlife researchers and scientists are working on projects within the National Park and surrounding protected areas. Enjoy a lecture by one of the visiting researchers. Topics will vary based on the studies being done at the time. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Serengeti Tortilis Camp (or similar)
Day 5: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
Continue viewing wildlife on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset on the deck with a cool drink.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Pembeni Rhotia (or similar)
Day 6: Ngorongoro/Arusha
Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Ilboru Safari Lodge (or similar)
Day 7: Arusha
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast