Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar Exclusive


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Wild and Wonderous! Experience your own private Africa at tented camps and luxury lodges. Exclusive access to private game reserves and daily game drives. A photographers dream vacation. If you are looking for an authentic Africa safari, call Sue Cook 805 962 9898 info@cruisebargains.com www.cruisebargains.vacationport.net, www.cruisebargains.com

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Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar Exclusive

  1. 1. Experience Tanzania’s amazing wildlife up-close, and meet the Maasai K ENYA L AKE VICTORIA Serengeti National Park Maximum Elevation: 7,550 ft. Olduvai Gorge Ngorongoro Crater Lake Manyara Arusha / National Lake Duluti Park Tarangire National Park TANZANIA Zanzibar Stone Town Dar Es Salaam60
  2. 2. Tanzania: Serengeti Tauckto Zanzibar Value INCLUDESWild and wondrousExperience your own private Africa from tented camps and safari • rivate game drives in Tauck’s P open-top safari vehicles inlodges in the most wondrous game reserves in Tanzania, where the Tarangire, Lake Manyara andcircle of life plays out before you in an inspiring natural pageant. Serengeti national parks – ledThe “Big Five” beckons during game drives in open-topped safari by expert guides for unparalleledvehicles and from a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti... lions wildlife viewinglounging under the shade of baobab trees, herds of elephants • hot air balloon ride over Atenderly caressing their young, leopards lolling on tree branches, the Serengeti plains at dawn,buffalo grazing in the grasslands, and rhinos, all brawn and followed by a champagnebravado standing their ground... along with always alert wildlife, breakfast – $475 valuelike giraffes, antelope, zebra and more. Meet the Maasai whothrive in the bush... sample the spices and street food of • nights in Serengeti National 4 Park – 2 in a Maasai “Rondavel”-Zanzibar... and sail a white-masted dhow into the ocean blue. styled lodge and 2 in a luxury tented camp; an authentic “sundowner” cocktail party1. Arrive Arusha, TanzaniaTour begins: Mountain Village, Arusha. A transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport toMountain Village, Arusha is included. Although most flights land at Kilimanjaro International • wo nights in Zanzibar include TAirport after the sun has set, thoughts of Ernest Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro will a “spice” walking tour and dhowcome to mind as you journey the short distance from the airport to your hotel. boat cruise on the Indian Ocean2. Tarangire National Park • icnic lunch in the heart of PDepart your hotel in safari vehicles for your first game drive. Your destination is ancient Ngorongoro Craterprehistoric-looking Tarangire National Park, one of the best parks on the northern circuitto see elephants. Tarangire’s wildlife also includes herds of zebra, jackal, giraffe, gazelle,and buffalo. Enjoy lunch al fresco before an afternoon game drive into a landscape dotted • isits to local villages in the Lake Vwith baobab trees and umbrella-thorn acacias en route to your tented camp. Join us for a Manyara and Ngorongoro areas,welcome reception and dinner by the campfire. Meals BLD where you’ll meet tribal people and learn about their culture3. Tarangire Game DriveHome to over 550 species of birds (one of the highest number of bird species of any world • roup size limited to no more Ghabitat), Tarangire boasts one of the highest concentrations of African wildlife during the than 24 guestsdry season. Your open-top safari vehicle provides you with intimate viewing of this naturalwilderness, considered one of Africa’s finest, on an exciting morning game drive. Spend theafternoon participating in traditional African activities. Meals BLD • irport transfers upon arrival and A departure as noted4. Lake Manyara National ParkDrive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive that thrills with great birds of prey • 0 meals – (11 breakfasts, 10 3and some 300 species of migratory birds. Enjoy lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, lunches, 9 dinners); gratuitiesset on an escarpment overlooking the park, then visit a local primary school sponsored to local guides, service charges,by Tauck donations. Continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to Ngorongoro taxes and porterageCrater, a wildlife mecca. Your lodge is built on the dormant volcano’s rim, with stunningviews of the “lost world” below. Meals BLDCall your travel agent or Tauck at 800-468-2825 www.tauck.com 61
  3. 3. THE ROAD TO Zanzibar 5. Ngorongoro Crater Explore Ngorongoro Crater, long regarded as Africa’s “Garden ofLocal flavor takes an exotic turn in Zanzibar, where Eden.” Within the crater lie grasslands, forests and a saltwaterfragrant spices combine with scenic beauty to make lake, inspiring a continual migration of animals. From the comfortheads turn and mouths water. of your four-wheel-drive vehicle, you’ll have a chance to spot the “Big Five” – buffalo, elephant, leopard, the black-maned lion andThe spice of life the rare black rhinoceros. Today’s picnic in the heart of the craterAn Omani sultan first and local entertainment back at the lodge make this day one tointroduced cloves fondly remember! Meals BLDto Zanzibar in the1800s, after falling 6. Olduvai Gorge / Maasai Villagein love with the lush Over fifty years ago, famed archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakeytropical island and discovered fossilized remains of some of the earliest humansmoving his court and ever found – 1.8 million years old – at Olduvai Gorge. Learn morepalaces there. By about the site’s important archaeological digs on a docent-led1860, the archipelago tour, after visiting a Maasai village. Then set off for the Serengetiwas the largest over unpaved roads. You’ll have many opportunities for wildlifeproducer of cloves in viewing en route to your safari lodge. Meals BLDthe world when, it was said, sailors were greeted by theirscent on the wind as they sailed into port. Soon, other 7. Hot Air Balloon Above the Serengetispices, including cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, saffron, A hot air balloon flight* at dawn soars over the Serengeti savannanutmeg and vanilla, added more flavor to the mix, and giving you the unique opportunity to observe the morningZanzibar became known as the Spice Island. A guided rituals of the reserve’s wildlife as they wake up to a new day – awalk reveals the source for many popular spices as your champagne breakfast in the bush awaits to help bring you backlocal host digs up roots, opens nuts and scrapes bark down to Earth! Look for hyena, leopard, cheetah, zebra, elephant,fragrant with familiar aromas. and hippos on an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti; it’s also the best place to find prides of lions. Return to the lodge forBy the sea lunch, then enjoy an evening game drive before dinner. Meals BLDThe Swahili Coasthas welcomed 8. Kirawira Tented Campsailors since 600 Travel to the Western Serengeti for a two-night stay at theBC, fast becoming a luxurious Kirawira Tented Camp. This afternoon’s game drive withstop-off port for all your experienced guide explores the open, undisturbed plains ofof the great naval the Serengeti for exclusive wildlife encounters. Be sure to captureforces in the Eastern the moment with your camera or sketchbook! Meals BLDHemisphere. But itwas the Arabs whoreally made theirmark in Zanzibar. Stone Town still boasts a skylinesoaring with minarets and its harbor is dotted withtraditional Arabian boats called dhows, characteristiclateen sails afurl. Dhows dominated the Indian Ocean fortwo millennia, carrying all manner of goods on board fortrading, including mangrove poles, ivory, fabrics, wholecloves and slaves, and plying the water for fish.The warm clear watersof the Indian Ocean arehome to a dizzying arrayof tropical fish who feedalong the coral gardens.A cruise to a lovely beachgives you the opportunityto spot dolphins andswim and snorkel near thestunning reefs.62 62
  4. 4. 9. Western Serengeti Safari Game DriveAwaken to glorious vistas of the plains from your classic Kirawirasafari tent – styled after the elegant hunting camps of the early20th century. Then head out on a morning drive into the bush tosee firsthand Africa’s circle of life. Return to camp to relax andreflect before your final game drive in the Serengeti. Meals BLD10. The Spice of Life in ZanzibarFly via Arusha to Zanzibar this morning for a two-night stay on atropical island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Once the world’sforemost trading center for cloves, Zanzibar today is a land of spices,sultans and white-sand beaches. Arrive at your hotel for lunch, thenjoin our local guides for a walking “spice” tour. Learn where spicescome from as our guides reveal aromatic secrets hidden in nuts,roots and bark. Have dinner on your own tonight. Meals BL View Ngorongoro Crater from above and enjoy a picnic in the crater11. A Dhow on the Indian OceanSail out to sea aboard a traditional dhow this morning as thecaptain and crew help you spot dolphins frolicking in the ocean 12 Days from $5,695* plus airfare (11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches 9 Dinners)blue. Dhows have plied these waters for millennia, trading andfishing from one island port to the next. Cast anchor on a sandy Begins Arushabeach for swimming and snorkeling near beautiful coral reefs. Jan 19 Feb 2, 16 Mar 2 Apr 27 May 25 June 8, 22Spend the afternoon exploring the backstreet wonders of Stone Jul 6, 20 Aug 3, 17, 31 Sep 14, 28 Oct 12, 26 Nov 9 Dec 21Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on your own before joining Go to www.tauck.com for up-to-the-minute space availability; additionalus tonight for a farewell seafood extravaganza on the rooftop departure dates may become available as these sell out.terrace of the hotel. Meals BLD January – February; June – December *Land Price R On-Tour Air (2 flights) U total per person12. Journey HomeTour ends: Zanzibar. Join our guides for an optional walking Double $6640 R $850 U $7490 Single $7429 R $850 U $8279tour of Stone Town this morning or enjoy time at leisure before Triple $6605 R $850 U $7455checking out of your hotel. Fly to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, March – Maylate afternoon, en route to Julius Nuyere International Airport *Land Price R On-Tour Air (2 flights) U total per personfor your flight home. Allow 3½ hours for flight check-in. Note:international flights out should be booked after 9:00 PM. Meals B Double $5695 R $795 U $6490 Single $6484 R $795 U $7279 Triple $5660 R $795 U $6455 Group size limited to 24! All departures are limited to 24 guests to ensure a more intimate safari experience! International Airfare is additional. Call Tauck for special rates on international air, in coach or business, for travel originating in the U.S. (subject to availability). Hot Air Balloon Experience Included. The price of your journey includes the hot air balloon experience over the Serengeti on Day 7… $475 value! Note: Activities marked with an asterisk (*) are at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required. Please ask at time of booking about additional hotel nights before or after your tour and about our Guest Protection Product. Go where the wild things are on game drives and Fine Hotels / Great Locations Night 1 Mountain Village, ArushaArusha at your tented camp in Tarangire Nat’l Park... Night 2,3 Kikoti Tented Camp Tarangire National Park then see them from a hot Night 4,5 Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Ngorongoro Crater air balloon as you soar Night 6,7 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Serengeti Nat’l Park over the Serengeti Night 8,9 Kirawira Tented Camp Serengeti Nat’l Park Night 10,11 Zanzibar Serena Inn Stone Town, ZanzibarCall your travel agent or Tauck at 800-468-2825 www.tauck.com 63