2023 Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond Group Tour

Date: June 12 - June 21, 2023

For the first time in over 13 years, the NEW Zoological Society is hosting a conservation trip to Africa. Join NEW Zoo Curator of Animals, Carmen Murach, on a 10-day conservation trip through the African nation Tanzania that will include safaris and guided excursions.

Partnering with Sunset Family Travel and Globus Vacations, the Zoological Society has designed a luxury trip to connect travelers with wildlife in the wilds of Africa.

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Globus

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Featuring exhilarating game drives through grasslands, woodlands, and swamplands—plus distinctive safari lodges and tented camps that blend into the living landscape, this Africa vacation was designed for those who like to take a walk—or a nap—on the wild side. Game drives through Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks—as well as the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater—offer an opportunity for up-close views of the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo) as well as countless other majestic creatures. As you explore these mesmerizing parks, prepare to see zebra grazing, hippo bathing, elephants trumpeting and, if luck is on your side, cheetah sprinting. Marvel at Maasai Warriors jumping in celebration of life. There’s lots to fall in love with on this timeless Tanzania safari, including morning mimosas and sundowner drinks in the bush as you quench your thirst for knowledge and adventure.

Dates & Prices

Depart: June 11, 2023. flight to Arusha, Tanzania

Group Tour: June 12, 2023 - June 20, 2023

Return: June 21, 2023, flight home from Arusha, Tanzania

Options to include additional pre-tour and post-tour nights in Arusha are available.


Price for Double Occupancy:

  • Price is $6,023 per person and space is limited.
  • Deposit of $550 is due at booking.

**Price includes land tour, pre-paid gratuities, and optional travel protection priced at $299. Airfare and transfers not included but can be added to your package once flight schedules are released.

Tour Map

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Tour Sights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park

Meals

Buffet

9 Breakfasts
9 Lunches
9 Dinners including 1 beer or wine per person per dinner

Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Monday, June 12

Jambo! Welcome to Arusha, Tanzania, Africa

  • Your Globus Tour Director will greet you at the airport
  • One group transfer to your hotel
  • Dinner this evening upon arrival

Dinner Dinner

Note: Group needs to arrive together on the same flight or during the same arrival window (the preferred arrival window is 60-90 minutes) to utilize the included group transfer to the hotel. Any flights falling outside of that window are not eligible for the group transfer. Individual transfer costs can be quoted separately.

DAY 2 ARUSHA–TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Tuesday, June 13

Drive to Tarangire National Park, where baobab and acacia trees dot the landscape. The Tarangire River provides the park with a permanent water source, which makes for great game viewing year round. This is highlighted by the large population of elephants. After lunch at your lodge embark on your first exciting late afternoon game drive.

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch Dinner Dinner

DAY 3 TARANGIRE

Wednesday, June 14

Rise early for a morning game drive including an exclusive Globus Local Favorite bush breakfast. Be sure to watch for giraffes, zebra, Cape buffalo, and much more. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive.

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
BREAKFAST IN THE BUSH As part of your morning game drive, you’ll be treated to this time-honored safari experience in Africa’s unmatched landscapes, reminiscent of Africa’s early explorers. Sip mimosas as you savor this memorable experience in the wild.

DAY 4 TARANGIRE–MTO WA MBU VILLAGELAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Young Baboon
Wading Stork

Thursday, June 15

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mischievous primates, giraffe, hippo, and more on your afternoon game drive. Sundowner drinks are served at a scenic viewpoint.

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch Dinner Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, as the sun sets, savor a memorable happy hour in the bush with spectacular views over Lake Manyara!
DAY 5 LAKE MANYARA–KARATU–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Arusha Market
Ngorogoro Wildebeests and Zebras
Friday, June 16

Free time this morning before a short drive to Karatu, where coffee farms dot the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater. Here, visit a Globus Local Favorite local primary school followed by lunch at beautiful Gibb’s Farm. Continue to your lodge located on the rim of the crater.

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
CLASS IS IN SESSION Visit a local primary school to meet the children and learn about the educational system in rural Tanzania.
ENHANCED FREE TIME

EXPLORE MORE Visit a local village to learn about life in rural Tanzania. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

DAY 6 NGORONGORO, EXCURSION NGORONGORO CRATER

NGORONGORO, EXCURSION NGORONGORO CRATER
Pride of Lions

Saturday, June 17

Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, in fact—at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, hyena, hippo, elephant, and more. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. An exclusive Globus Local Favorite bush lunch will be served in the crater. Visit to Maasai Village.

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE

CRATER CATERING Because of the time it takes to descend into and ascend out of the crater it’s normal to eat lunch in the crater. Standard fare is a box lunch but why settle when you can have and exclusive, fresh booked lunch served under a grove of Acacia trees?

DAY 7 NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park3

Sunday, June 18

Drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Enjoy lunch at your tented camp before an afternoon game drive. You have the chance to see the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—as well as an abundance of other animals, including the Nile crocodile, giraffe, gazelle, and eland. With some luck you may even spot something much rarer, like a caracal, a beautiful cat with distinctive ears.

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch Dinner Dinner

DAY 8 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Serengeti National Park4
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Monday, June 19

Continue your exploration during morning and afternoon game drives. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Tonight, join a Globus Local Favorite farewell dinner in the bush featuring a traditional Maasai dance performance.

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE

DINNER & DANCE The Maasai people bring a history of colorful culture tied to this wilderness known as the cradle of life. Your special farewell dinner in the bush includes a traditional Maasai dance performance celebrating an ancient culture amid the majestic wildlife who find sanctuary here. The perfect ending to a spectacular safari adventure.

DAY 9 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Tueday, June 20

Morning and afternoon game drives. Farewell dinner in the bush including Maasai dance performance

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch Dinner Dinner

DAY 10 SERENGETI–IVA-ARUSHA

Wednesday, June 21

  • Morning game drive
  • Transfer to the airport for the flight to Arusha
  • Day room at Mount Mera Hotel or Similar near the airport
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • Transfer to the airport

Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Lunch

Note: Group needs to depart together on the same flight or during the same departure window (the preferred
departure window is 60-90 minutes) to utilize the included group transfer to the airport. Any flights falling outside of that window are not eligible for the group transfer. Individual transfer costs can be quoted separately.

Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who averages over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

RMARKS
Escorting tours for more than 10 years.
Living my dream...I am a member of the Maasai tribe and was raised by a missionary family near my native Ngorongoro. As a child, I remember seeing safari vehicles with the red Globus sign and vowed that one day I would guide those safaris. Join me for an unforgettable adventure as I share with you my love of wildlife and insights into my unique culture and traditions.

Accomodations

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Hotel as shown or similar

P.O Box 2551, Arusha, Tanzania

Hotel

ARUSHA SERENA HOTEL, RESORT & SPA

Hotel In Arusha

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa is unlike any other hotel in Tanzania with authentic, bespoke experiences that stir the traveller’s soul while showcasing the breathtaking tranquillity of our surroundings. Set among the woodland slopes of Mount Meru at the edge of Lake Duluti, there’s no better destination for soaking in the beauty and magnificence of the Tanzanian “Northern Safari Circuit.”

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Elegant dining room, library, and garden terraces
  • Extensive flower gardens and lawns
  • Lakeside dining
  • Guided walks, canoeing, or mountain biking
  • Tented conference room
  • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
  • Gift shop, business center, Wi-Fi
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music

Room Amenities

  • Private balcony with lake or garden views
  • A flat-screen television with cable and satellite channels
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • One King or two double beds
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Coffee/tea-making stations
  • Work desk and chair
  • 24-hour room service
  • Safe

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Hotel as shown or similar

Tarangire National Park. 129 Km from Arusha.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Hotel In Tarangire National Park

Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park - home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Many can be seen around the lodge, allowing visitors a close encounter.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • TV room
  • Outdoor dining
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • WiFi in public areas.

Room Amenities

  • One King or two double beds
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Work desk and chair
  • 24-hour room service
  • Mini-bar

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Hotel as shown or similar

Lake Manyara National Park,

Mto wa Mbu Escarpment, Northern Tanzania.

Lake Manyara

LAKE MANYARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel In Lake Manyara National Park

Tanzania’s towering Mto wa Mbu escarpment provides a remarkable backdrop for a one-of-a-kind visit. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge welcomes you with a peaceful location amidst the rich wildlife and unsurpassed tranquility of Lake Manyara National Park. The lake is home to over 300 migratory birds including flamingoes, long-crested eagles and grey-headed kingfisher; our lodge is designed to mimic this extraordinary birdlife, with an architectural motif featuring swooping avian curves and vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depicting the intricacy of bird migratory patterns.

Hotel Amenities

  • A selection of ensuite rooms and suites
  • Central dining room and bar
  • Outside dining terrace
  • Poolside bar
  • Safari game drives daily
  • Swimming pool and pool deck
  • Bush dinner site within the grounds
  • Tented conference room
  • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
  • Gift shop, business center, Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV available at the lounge
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea-making station
  • Bath amenities
  • Veranda
  • Welcome amenity
  • Robe and slippers
  • One king or two twin beds for a double room; triple rooms available upon request
  • Hair dryer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Work desk and chair
  • Safe

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NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE,

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Serena

NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Hotel Right On The Edge Of The Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania’s prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, has yawned heavenward for millennia. Deep within its immense walls is a breath-taking blue-green landscape dotted with plains, lakes, and forests; an eerie, otherworldly “land that time forgot” thick with massive bull elephants, rhinos, wildebeests, and the highest concentration of lions in Africa.

Room Amenities

  • Mineral water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Eco Boutique bath amenities
  • 24-hour medical service
  • Children's meals, beds, babysitting
  • Laundry, valet, and shoeshine services
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Private balcony
  • Coffee/tea-making stations
  • Work desk and chair
  • 24-hour room service
  • Safe

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SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

Serengeti National Park Serengeti District, Tanzania

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SERENGETI SERENA SAFARI LODGE

A Magnificent Serengeti Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is an award-winning gem of a hotel in one of the most beautiful settings in Tanzania. Seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge, our African-style lodge and infinity pool offer panoramic views across the Serengeti’s vast, endless grasslands, where lions and cheetahs stalk their prey and massive migrating wildebeest herds darken the landscape in a relentless search for fresh grazing grounds.

Hotel Amenities

  • Infinity pool overlooking the plains
  • Traditionally carved, domed dining room
  • Individual ‘rondavel' rooms with private balconies
  • Scenic safari bar with timbered terrace
  • Private bush camp overlooking the migration
  • Central barbeque area and water gardens
  • Game drives daily
  • Wedding planning and honeymoon venue
  • Gift shop, business center, WiFi
  • Conference center
  • Extensive selection of sports and activities
  • Cultural dance and music

Room Amenities

  • Private balcony
  • Standing/table fan
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Mineral water
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Eco Boutique bath amenities
  • King bed
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Work desk and chair
  • Safe

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