Introduction

24 Mar 2020 - 4 Apr 2020

Travel with GrassTrack Safaris Owner/Guide Dan Hopkins.  Dan has spent extensive time in the African bush and will be your leader of this remarkable Tanzania safari where he has partnered with exceptional Tanzanian wildlife biologist guides to deliver an in-depth safari experience.

This safari has been custom designed to provide an epic and exclusive Tanzania safari experience during the end of the calving season, when the Great Migration herds' irruptive birthing over a 3-4 week period in February to mid March results it the Serengeti plains teeming with animals in amazing quantities, and results in very active predators. The safari is focused on having an authentic wildlife experience in the remote bush of northern Tanzania.  Your guides will share their in-depth knowledge of African wildlife with plenty of time to view the fascinating behavior of animals.   Your private guide, Deo Magoye, has three decades of experience in Tanzania, including guiding for National Geographic and BBC film crews.  While in the Serengeti you’ll join Sosy Maira, Njozi Camp’s staff wildlife biologist, to participate in a Citizen Science project assisting Sosy in identifying individual prides of lions, cheetahs, and leopards.

Your safari begins with a visit beautiful Tarangire National Park known for elephants and baobab trees, and Manyara Ranch Conservancy where you have the freedom to go on guided walks and night drives.  Next you venture to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater, an ancient collapsed caldera rich with diverse wildlife.  The primary focus of your safari is to explore the game rich Serengeti ecosystem, covering the Southern/Ndutu and Central regions. The Serengeti is likely the most famous wildlife area in the world and rightly so. With private guides/vehicles and total daily flexibility, you are optimizing your chances for best wildlife viewing from resident species to the seasonal flow of migrating herds. The migration of over 2 million large grazing animals (wildebeest, zebra and gazelle) and large populations of big cats are present in the Ndutu region, and your visit to the less crowded Central region during this time of year will provide exclusive wildlife viewing.  Beyond the famous animals, there is a full diversity of species and guests typically see between 30 and 40 different species of mammals along with a stunning array of birds. 

 

Key

FI: Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

 

Arusha : The African Tulip

Manyara Ranch Conservancy : Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Central Mess Area A herd of elephants grazing peacefully Guest Tent

Ngorongoro Crater : Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

spacious tents spacious tents spacious tents

Southern Serengeti Ndutu : Njozi Camp - Ndutu (Dec- Apr)

Guest Tent Bedroom Guest Tent Exterior Family Tent

Central Serengeti : Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp

2 bedroomed tent 2 bedroomed tent lounge

GrassTrack Safaris

Fast Facts

12 Days / 11 Nights

8 guests

Price

MARCH 2020

Cost is $7,950 per person

Includes:

Internal flights as listed in the itinerary (Seronera-Kilimanjaro)

Road transfers as listed in the itinerary

Accommodations and Meals

Drinks and laundry (except at African Tulip)

Activities as listed in the detailed itinerary 

National Park & Conservation fees 

Private guide and vehicle with unlimited mileage.  With 5 guests plus Dan we will have one vehicle, with 6 guests or more plus Dan we will have two vehicles.

Excludes:

International flight to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Tips – On safari recommend $25 per person per day -- $15 to your guide, and $10 to the staff

Visa for Tanzania (currently $100 per person) 

Drinks and laundry at African Tulip

If making a cultural visit with the Maasai you will want to contribute $30 per person to the community paid at the boma.

Premium drinks, such as Scotch and Champagne

Excess baggage costs for luggage beyond internal flight weight restrictions; passenger body weight in excess of 220 lbs may incur additional flight costs.

Travel Insurance is required by the camps. As a service to our clients, we provide complimentary quotes from Travel Guard or you are welcome to secure your own policy.

Health Preparations

Arusha : The African Tulip

Manyara Ranch Conservancy : Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Central Mess Area A herd of elephants grazing peacefully Guest Tent

Ngorongoro Crater : Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

spacious tents spacious tents spacious tents

Southern Serengeti Ndutu : Njozi Camp - Ndutu (Dec- Apr)

Guest Tent Bedroom Guest Tent Exterior Family Tent

Central Serengeti : Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp

2 bedroomed tent 2 bedroomed tent lounge
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