Tanzania

From the foothills of Kilimanjaro to the plains of the Serengeti, take in the wonders of Tanzania! We'll go to Arusha and Tarangire National Parks, then Serengeti National Park for a four-night bush-camp experience; Olduvai Gorge; a day near Lake Eyasi with the Hadza tribe and, finally, into the amazing Ngorongoro Crater. This is a trip that you will never, ever forget.

At a glance

What: Tanzania

When: June 14-27, 2018

Cost: $7,999 (single supplement $610)

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For additional information, contact: Doug Whittle» 608-263-7787 or Maureen Friend» 608-263-7055.


What you'll experience

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Join us for an epic wildlife safari in one of the best places left on Earth: Tanzania! This trip has been, by far, our most popular offering, and it has sold out every time we’ve had the pleasure of going. It is, to put it simply, a wonderful trip, and it has never failed to be an ex - traordinary experience. Don’t miss this opportunity for one of the most rewarding and exciting journeys of your life.

Your African safari will begin when you step off the plane in Arusha and load into your four-wheel-drive vehicle for the short trip to our lodge, where you will spend your first two nights. Sleep late on your first morning in this lush highland region before your first game drive in Arusha National Park, which includes a canoe safari on Momella Lake.

On your second full day in Africa, you’ll travel to the stupendous Tarangire National Park. Boasting the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti, Tarangire is full of elephant herds, mammals, birds, and predators, all in search of the dwindling water supply that can still be found in the Tarangire River, directly below our lodge. You’ll spend two nights enjoying this classic African landscape.

The next four nights at the vast Serengeti National Park will surely stay with you forever. After a stop at Olduvai Gorge, you’ll get four full days on a safari in this most spectacular of Tanzania’s parks. Find yourself amongst thousands of migrating wildebeests and zebras, countless gazelles, elusive cheetahs, magnificent herds of elephants, leopards, giraffes, ostriches, and numerous prides of lions, 500 species of birds, and countless other forms of life on the mesmerizing Serengeti Plain. With four nights at a bush camp in the center of the park, you’ll enjoy exhilarating game drives by day and relaxing conversations by the campfire at night in this extraordinary and unforgettable place.

Your African adventure concludes with a short trip back across the rift valley and up the escarpment to the lovely Karatu Highlands, where you will stay for the next three nights. You will spend a full day in one of the most unique locations in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater, for a game drive and a hike along the rim, and then enjoy a full day visiting the nomadic Hadza tribe to learn about their hunting techniques and their way of life in this challenging environment. Your day with the Hadza is not something you are likely to forget anytime soon.

After that it’s a short trip back to Arusha for your flight home, but the wonders of Tanzania will be with you always.

Join us for what is, truly, a trip of a lifetime.

Itinerary

June 14

  • Depart the USA.

June 15

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to the lovely Lake Duluti Lodge for a late dinner and a welcome night’s rest.

June 16 — Arusha National Park

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge. Afterwards you’ll receive a pre-safari briefing before driving to Arusha National Park where you can expect to see zebras, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, hyenas, flamingos, baboons, and more. You’ll then have a picnic lunch before setting out on your canoe safari on Little Momella Lake where you may see cape buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, bird life, and hippos.

June 17-18 — Tarangire National Park

  • The spectacular Tarangire National Park has the largest herds of elephants on earth, countless baobab trees and the rugged landscape filled with wildlife that you imagine when you think “Africa.” Your lodge provides one of the best views in the whole country.

June 19-21 — Serengeti National Park

  • On your way to the Serengeti you will visit Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world, and then drive into the park, where you’ll spend your next four nights at a remote bush camp. From your prime location on the plain, you will be right in the middle of the action for game drives, following the wildebeest migration, and enjoying an intimate connection with the wilds of Africa.

June 23-25 — Ngorongoro Crater and the Karatu Highlands

  • Three nights at the lovely Ngorongoro Farmhouse allows you to visit the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will spend an entire day on the floor observing the wildlife and marveling at the beauty of this unique environment. You’ll end your day with a hike along the crater’s rim. You will also experience a full-day excursion into the dry and starkly beautiful Lake Eyasi region with cultural visits to the nomadic Hadza people and a village of the Datoga tribe, to learn about their dramatically different, yet intricately connected, ways of life.

June 26

  • Travel back to Arusha to catch your flight home.

June 30

  • Arrive in U.S.

Details

General Information: Everyone is welcome to join us.

Everyone is welcome to join us. Though there is a minimal amount of walking on this trip, Tanzania is a rugged land. Please honestly evaluate your physical abilities and your willingness to accept travel conditions in a developing country. The people of Tanzania are absolutely delightful, and your lodging will be very nice, very clean, and very comfortable. The food will be delicious far beyond your expectations and you will be well cared for everywhere you go. At all of the safari lodges you will be in close proximity to wild animals, and the night sounds will be genuine. Please understand that the realities of travel in Africa are wonderfully unique and rewarding beyond description.

All transfers will be in four-wheel-drive vehicles with driver-guides. No vehicle will contain more than five travelers, so everyone will have a window seat and plenty of room in the rooftop opening for game viewing. We have tried to minimize long travel distances, but some time spent on dusty, bumpy roads is inevitable, and a vital part of the adventure.

Please note: Group size will be limited to 24 persons in order to ensure a quality experience.

Price: The all-inclusive price of this trip is $7,999. This includes your round-trip international airfare, all lodging, meals, park fees, ground transfers, guide fees, gratuities and services. This price is based upon double occupancy; the single supplement is $610. Personal tips and drinks are extra, as is your visa.

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

Lodging:

Lake Duluti Lodge [formerly Serena Mountain Lodge] (2 nights): serenahotels.com/serenaarusha/default-en.html
Tarangire Safari Lodge (2 nights): tarangiresafarilodge.com
Serengeti Kati Kati Camp (4 nights): twctanzania.com/en/accommodation/kati-kati-tented-camp/
Ngorongoro Farmhouse (3 nights): expertafrica.com/tanzania/ngorongoro-crater/ngorongoro-farmhouse-lodge

Questions about this trip or other upcoming Educational Travel destinations? Contact Doug Whittle, 608-263-7787, doug.whittle@wisc.edu, or Maureen Friend, 608-263-7055, maureen.friend@wisc.edu.

Registration: To register, complete the registration form and mail it to:
Maureen Friend
Educational Travel Program
21 N Park St., 7th Floor
Madison, WI 53715

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