FAMILY TANZANIA

FAMILY TANZANIA

This 8 night / 9-day Family Tanzania journey covers the vast Serengeti, the unflooded caldera known as Ngorongoro Crater and the scenic Tarangire. Game viewing is great on this journey.

Serengeti Game Reserve:

Serengeti is a vast area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its largest concentration of migratory game animals in the world. Serengeti has large lion population, leopards, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, cheetah, spotted hyena, giraffe, buffalo and much more. It is best known as the site of the “The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth”.

Ngorongoro Crater:

The largest unflooded / intact caldera in the world. Known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Believed by some to be the proverbial Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro Crater is considered to have the largest concentration of permanent animals in all of Africa. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Animals seen here include black rhino, hippos, cape buffalo, hyena, lions, elephants, leopard, Thomson’s gazelle etc.

Tarangire Game Reserve:

One of the most scenic reserves in Africa. It is known for its large herds of elephants and buffalos and its large number of baobab trees. Other animals commonly seen here are such as eland, giraffe, oryx, zebra, and wildebeest. Also, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and African wild dog, hartebeest, gazelle etc.

Lake Manyara:

Small and very picturesque reserve. Known for its tree climbing lions (not guaranteed) and lots of flamingoes, hippos, elephants among other species.

Village Visit: Local Masai Village Visit for a cultural experience

THE PROGRAM

Welcome to Tanzania! Today you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, Tanzania. On arrival, you are met by the representative of Emmarosh Travel and driven to your accommodations. Enjoy dinner and overnight. Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from the safari circuit as it features a temperate climate and lush surrounds. Visitors can look forward to exploring the wildlife-abundant Serengeti National Park; the magnificent Arusha National Park; and taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain. Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa is unlike any other hotel in Tanzania with authentic, bespoke experiences that stir the traveler’s soul while showcasing the breathtaking tranquility of the surroundings. Set among the woodland slopes of Mount Meru at the edge of Lake Duluti, there is no better destination for soaking in the beauty and magnificence of the Tanzanian “Northern Safari Circuit.” The ambience of this Arusha hotel is warmly reminiscent of their origins as a colonial era coffee farm, beginning with the welcoming stone-built reception area and extending to cottage-style rooms arranged among landscaped lawns and the colorful banks of Bougainvillea. Traces of the hotel’s heritage present themselves in elegant, country-manor interiors featuring unique artefacts, leaded windows and French doors opening to extensive lake view gardens. Social areas within the Arusha hotel include a library, a lounge and a restaurant offering an enchanting wood fireplace and lake and garden views.
Overnight: Arusha Serena Resort & Spa (Guest Room) D
Today you will be flown to Tarangire. On arrival, you are met and assisted to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon safari drive. Tarangire National Park, situated within Tanzania’s spectacular Manyara Region, is an awe-inspiring national park comprising of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the annual dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. With lion being among the most spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south. Tarangire National Park is one of Tanzania’s best-kept secrets. Close to the town of Arusha and hosting Tanzania’s highest concentration of elephant population in Africa, perhaps than anywhere else in the world. It has a horizon dominated by the magnificent baobab trees, Legend says that baobab tree once angered God and it was thrown to earth and planted upside down. The trees are known to live for hundreds of years, some say thousands of years.   Tarangire sopa Lodge has 75 large and airy rooms, accommodating 150 guests. Built to blend with the vastness of its surroundings, the Lodge nestles amongst the rocky outcrops in the north-east of the park. As the Lodge is one of only a handful in this park, visitors are often rewarded with an exclusive feel to their safari. Each of the suites has its own private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, large bedroom with 2 queen size beds and a balcony. The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room, and a uniquely designed swimming pool with a central island.
Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (Guest Room) B L D

Spend your day viewing and photographing the animals in this wonderful area. Two game drives are included. One in the morning and another in the afternoon.

Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (Guest Room) B L D

Today you are driven to Lake Manyara. Enjoy a safari drive in this small and lovely park. Afterwards, continue to your accommodations on the rim of the crater. The list of activities available at no additional cost are village bicycle tour, mountain bicycle adventure and garden, forest, and medicinal walk. Afterwards, you are taken to your lodgings. Ngorongoro Crater is considered the largest unflooded / intact caldera in the world. Known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Believed by some to be the proverbial Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro Crater is considered to have the largest concentration of permanent animals in all of Africa. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Animals seen here include black rhino, hippos, cape buffalo, hyena, lions, elephants, leopard, Thomson’s gazelle and much more. Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone, and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.   The interior, radiating out from the primeval log fire glowing at the heart of the Lodge, blends the concentrated hush of a game-viewing hide with the ochre, rust, and charcoal images of a prehistoric cavern. Lit by flaming wall-lanterns, clad in gigantic volcanic boulders and decorated by the iron spears, bright-beaded robes, and intricately carved artefacts of the Maasai, the Lodge is a unique blend of world-class luxury, timeless volcanic splendor and ethnic style. As for the views, from lilac-streaked sunrise, to indigo star-studded night, the immeasurably ancient Ngorongoro Crater delivers a theatre of vistas, most unchanged since the dawn of time.   Strung around the crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and flamboyant prehistoric wall motifs depicting fleeing giraffes, stylized gazelle and plunging buffalo. Each room draws on a cave-grey, indigo-blue and jasper-red color-scheme, is fully air-conditioned and enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendor At the end of an action-packed day, guests can also follow a gentle nature trail that loops around the Lodge through moss-hung glades and plunging ravines, take a guided walk to the Crater’s rim, relax with a herbal massage, or watch as the burning sun sinks behind the mountains from a unique vantage point on the craggy heights of the Crater’s rim.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (Guest Room) B L D
Spend your full day down Ngorongoro Crater viewing and photographing the animals. Arrangements have been made for a private sit-down lunch at the crater floor. Visit a local Masai Village for your cultural experience.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (Guest Room) B L D
Today you will be driven to Lake Manyara Airstrip. Board your scheduled flight to Serengeti. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon game drive. The rich acacia-dotted plains of the Eastern Serengeti are home to abundant wildlife. Visitors flock here to view the world-renowned wildebeest migration. Some of the best game-viewing can be enjoyed from Lobo on the eastern edge of the Serengeti National Park along the Grumeti River. Popular activities include taking a guided walk through the spectacularly scenic terrain of the wild Serengeti, jumping on a hot air balloon safari, picnics in the bush, and learning about Maasai culture and history. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the world-famous Gol Kopjes for the best cheetah viewing in Africa. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is situated high a tree clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti. The lodge is a fusion of traditional African architecture and modern style. Centrally located adjacent to the Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed rondavels are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a pool, which looks out over the endless plains. The lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of cultural performance, heritage and traditional art, illustrated by the lavish Makonde carvings which decorate the rooms and the stunning domed dining room.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge (Guest Room) B L D

Spend your day viewing and photographing the animals. Morning and afternoon safari drives are included.
Overnight: Lemala Nanyukie (Luxury Tent) / Lemala Ewanjan (Tented Suite) B L D

Serengeti is a vast area. Spend your day on the savannah viewing animals during your morning and afternoon safari drives. 

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge (Guest Room) B L D

Today you are taken to Seronera Airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Arusha. On arrival, you are met and taken to the hotel for a dayroom.

Later, you are taken to the airport to board your departing international flight.

Dayrooms: Arusha Serena Resort & Spa (Gust Room) B L

PRICING INFORMATION

These prices are valid for travel between June – Dec 22, 2020. Christmas and New Year surcharges will apply for any travel between Dec 22– Jan 15, 2021. These holiday surcharges are NOT included in these rates. Single room supplement and solo traveler rates are on request basis only. Any travel during the peak time may be subject to updated terms and conditions. This program requires a minimum of 4 guests to operate.

Traveling Month Jan 1 - 5; July 01 - Oct 31 & Dec 22 - 31Jan 6 – March 31, June & Nov 1 - Dec 21April 01 - May 31
Per person sharing

$7,433.00

$6,995.00                $5,800.00
Internal Air

                                                         $655.00

                                                     $655.00                    $655.00

 

All air is subject to change until paid for in full and tickets have been issued. Passport copies (photo page where names appear) are required to ticket the internal flights.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodations per the itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as indicated by letters B = Breakfast, Lunch & D = Dinner next to accommodations
  • Accompanying local driver/guide (English Speaking)
  • All activities are mentioned in the itinerary
  • 4 x 4-wheel Safari Landcruiser for game drives / safari drives
  • All relevant park fees / conservation fees & entry fees (unless otherwise stated)
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.
  • Bottled mineral water in vehicles during game drives
  • Village visit
  • Internal air (Arusha / Tarangire; Lake Manyara / Serengeti & Serengeti / Arusha). These flights are quoted separately and MUST be added to the land pricing

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional activities (where applicable these are available at an additional cost)
  • International air
  • All items of a personal nature such as (telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.).
  • Gratuities for the guide/ drivers or Airport representatives
  • Single Room Supplement (on request basis)
  • Solo Traveler Rates (on request basis)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Holiday Surcharges for travel between Dec 22 – Jan 15, 2021 & the same time in 2022.
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Trip insurance

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of 25% of the program price is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request to secure confirmation.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of e-mail receipt. Cancellations received by Emmarosh are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

121 days prior to departure (or more): 10% of the program price per person.
120-91 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

90-61 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

60 days prior to departure (or less): 100% of the program price

CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY:

The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES WHERE APPLICABLE

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with Emmarosh programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties.