8 Day Tanzania Adventure

June 29, 2020

Trip price: $6999 AUD

Deposit: $3500 AUD

A safari is usually a once-in-a-lifetime trip for many, and Tanzania is the best location for it — it’s world-renowned as a safari paradise. This is the best safari experience you’ll find on the market: we guarantee fewer people, pristine environments, loads of beautiful animals, fantastic accommodation, and of course, incredibly yummy food. With the best team, premium vehicles, and luxury accommodation, this is the best safari adventure we could possibly offer. It’s sure to be your favorite trip ever!

Highlights

Women only! Get ready for some laughs together

Small groups, maximum 12 spots

Enjoy expert-guided safari drives

Glimpse lions, elephants, hippos, buffalo, giraffes, and more!

Sleep in a luxury tented camp inside the Serengeti National Park

Spend time in the Ngorongoro Crater

See Tarangire and Manyara National Parks

Visit with the Maasai tribe

Trip Details
Price

Before August 15, 2020: $5999 AUD per person
After August 15, 2020: $6999 AUD per person

Deposit: 50% of trip price ($3000 or $3500 AUD)

Single supplement: $600 AUD — only 2 available

Note: Don’t have someone to join you, and don’t want to pay the single supplement? Most of our bookings are from solo travellers, and we can easily match you with another group member.


Trip length

8 days, 7 nights


Dates

Month 00 to Month 08, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

Don’t see your dates? Join our waitlist!

Have a group? Contact us and we can arrange a private departure!


Meeting point

Arusha


Ending point

Arusha


Group size

Maximum 12 — guaranteed departure


Participation requirements

Please see our “Is this trip right for you?” section to see the participation requirements.


Included
  • Transport: private vehicle, airport transfers
  • Leader & guide: 1 English-speaking tour leader throughout; local guides
  • Entrance/admission: fees where applicable with included activities
  • All meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)

Not included
  • Airfares (note: flight details are needed 60 days in advance)
  • $100 AUD tip kitty for guides & drivers
  • Any required visas
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals & drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks with included lunches & dinners
  • Personal travel insurance

Our accommodation

We’re not sparing any expense in Tanzania as we chase a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Scott, our scout, has tested dozens of local accommodation venues and we’re only staying at his favourites.

Why Choose This Tour?

We’ve put together the perfect balance of adventure, fun, authentic experiences, great food, and interesting accommodation… that is, the kind of trip you could never organise unless you had your own group of friends spread around Morocco

We've got a team of the best guides who love travel and know how to serve you... and perhaps the most important bit: we know exactly where the great food is hidden

This trip is for active women who are culturally curious and who love to try new things – it's all about the right balance of fresh air, food, and cultural experiences

The accommodation is perfectly located and handpicked – we’re chasing an amazing time during the day plus a good night’s rest

Tanzania Map Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania! Today, we’ll meet at the restaurant in our local accommodation. It’s best to arrive one day earlier to relax, acclimatise, and get past any jet lag, because one heck of an adventure awaits!
After dinner together, we’ll receive our first trip briefing and go over the full schedule. Eat well, but rest well too — we’ll be waking up bright and early to start the next day.

Accommodation: Ilboru Lodge (or similar)
Included: Dinner

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Day 2 is when the fun starts! Following an early breakfast, we’ll leave at 8AM for the 2-hour drive to the Tarangire & Manyara National Parks, which are adjacent to each other. If it weren’t for the nearby Serengeti, Tarangire would be world famous in its own right. We’ll do a game drive and stop for lunch and a siesta, matching the behaviour of the animals around us. After getting back into the vehicles, we’ll do a late afternoon game drive before retiring to our lodge.

Accommodation: Acacia Hotel or similar
Included: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner
Driving time: 2 hours

Day 3: Enter the Serengeti

Following breakfast today, we’ll have another game drive in the Tarangire, and around lunchtime, we’ll head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation area. After collecting our entry permits, we’ll head up to the top of the Ngorongoro crater to see the view.

The name itself comes from the sound of a cow bell — just say “ngoro ngoro” three times fast and you’ll see. Because hunting was prohibited in 1928, the entire area can be enjoyed just as it has been for thousands of years. The result is a paradise for all kinds of wonderful beasts, so many of them familiar to us today.

After receiving clearance, we’ll have our first Serengeti game drive. Our team of guides stay connected to each other via radio and alert each other to anything special happening. We’ll retire back to the Tanzania Bush Camp for the evening, our home for the next 3 nights.

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp
Included: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

Days 4 & 5: Full-Day Serengeti

Days 4 & 5 are two full days in the Serengeti. Here’s what they’ll look like.

MORNING: Start the morning with a filling breakfast at the Tanzania Bush Camp. We’ll head out for a game drive in the morning. Every day, the possibilities are different, but you’re guaranteed to see the big 5 and many more animals besides. In any given moment, we might see lions hunting prey, stumble upon herds of elephants or zebras, or watch a rhinoceros amble by.

LUNCH: In general, it’s better to come back to the camp to have lunch and a siesta, as this is when the animals take their own naps and are least active. However, if we’ve got intelligence that something more worthwhile is further afield, we’ll prep a picnic in the morning and head further into the countryside. Regardless, our lunch spot will have restrooms and you’ll be able to relax knowing that our expert guides are closely watching the movements of any animals near by.

AFTERNOON: While we’ve been eating lunch, our guides may be heard nattering away on the radio as they share news of what’s going on. Then, fully charged, we’re back into it… but always at a gentle pace and taking all the necessary stops. We’re on holiday, after all!

While on game drives, much of the time you’ll be standing on the seats with your head poking out the top of the vehicle. To allow this, the roof pops up if you push on it, and the covering stays above your head, shielding you from the sun. Sitting or standing you’ll always be able to see, and the vehicles have a comfortable level of space available.

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD: We’ll be spending three nights at the Tanzania Bush Camp, a luxurious and perfect way to end each evening. Chill out with a few drinks or read a book in your tent — it’s up to you. Tanzanian cuisine is VERY basic, so the food itself is geared towards Western palates, with high quality buffets available for each meal.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

We’ll make a slow departure today as we head towards the 19km-wide Ngorongoro Crater. We’ll enter at around 10AM, spending the entire morning driving through the area on another game drive. Lunch will be a picnic in a designated area, right in the heart of it all. Have you ever stopped to eat in a more perfect spot? The rest of the afternoon is for another game drive, and then enjoy a relaxing evening at our lodge.

Accommodation: Acacia Hotel or similar
Included: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

Day 7: Lake Manyara & Maasai

It’s already our last full day, and we’re headed back in the direction of Arusha, but not without a few last experiences. Lake Manyara National Park has many incredible things, but we suspect that it’s the rhinos that you’ll be most excited to see. Bird and monkey lovers will also have a good time. From there, we’ll stop by a local Maasai village, but not just for souvenirs. You’ll have a chance to see a traditional dance, but even more fascinating is to watch how they go about their lives. We cap the day with a special farewell dinner to celebrate our amazing time together.

Accommodation: Ilboru Lodge or similar
Included: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

Day 8: Arusha Goodbyes

Unless you’re taking the Zanzibar option, today means farewell to the group. Take as long as you like to chill out and enjoy the ambience one more time before being transferred to the airport to savour the memories of a truly special safari experience.

Included: Breakfast & airport transfer

OPTIONAL: Three Night Zanzibar Add-On

Zanzibar is a recommended option for those with the time to spare.

INCLUDED: Return internal airfare, transfers, accommodation, and transportation
PRICE: $1050 AUD

Days 1 & 2: Northern Beaches

After 7 days of safari, you might be in the mood for a slower pace, so that’s exactly how we start it with a couple of nights on the beautiful northern beaches. You’ll enjoy relaxing on the beaches, but those looking for activities in this area will be excited to know that snorkeling, boat trips, and eating seafood are amongst the highlights.

Days 3 & 4: Stone Town

It’s the atmosphere of Stone Town that hooks visitors in. Wander the narrow streets, interact with the locals, and wind up at the Forodhani Gardens food market. Take your pick from Zanzibar pizza, meat kebabs, local fish, coconut bread… the list goes on. On day 4, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Arusha.

The Essential Info

Please know that we’ll do everything we can to provide an amazing trip, but if you’re having issues of any sort, please let your group leader know as soon as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?

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You need to wear clothes with muted, earthy tones. Clothing that is too dark attracts flies and mosquitoes. Bright clothing (including white clothes) makes animals nervous. Your goal should be to blend in with nature. It’s important to bring lots of layers — during the day, the temperature can reach the low 30s, and a t-shirt is recommended for comfort. From there, the evenings cool down and a warm jumper will do the trick.

Is Arusha safe? Can I come early?

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Absolutely! Come early. We can organise a local tour for you to fill the day. One extra night is enough. Arusha itself is a tranquil city.

What animals will I see?

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Picture the Lion King without the meerkats. You’ll definitely see 4 of the big 5: lions, hippos, cape buffalo, and elephants. You’ll also see giraffes, which are mysteriously not part of the designated “big 5” but are most definitely in glorious abundance. You’ll also see hyenas, cheetahs, wildebeest, impala, and a bunch of other animals you’ve never heard of before such as eland, kopi, and kongoni. Rhinos and leopards are 50-50 — better to be honest — but we’ll do our absolute best!

What about the visa?

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Australian passport holders generally find it simple to acquire a visa.

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About Scott, Our Amazing Scout

Scott Brills is a travel expert who has been leading international groups — primarily to Japan and Tanzania — for years. Around 2009, he partnered with one of Tanzania’s most popular guides to start a safari company. They’ve since gone from strength to strength, with all their growth coming from word-of-mouth referrals… exactly how WE heard about them. Why? They focus on recruiting the best guides with healthy salaries & great conditions.


We asked Scott, our scout, what is the most important thing that impacts a safari. Without hesitation, he responded: the guides.

A good guide is not just qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable. You also want to actually enjoy being with them. This is important because you’ll be together for hours every day! The best guides know how to translate knowledge into reality. Reading the animals is an art form. With a simple a twitch of the ear or flick of the tail, your guide can read the mood of an animal and anticipate where it’s going next. This might mean moving a group to safety or positioning you in the exact right spot to catch the action that’s coming.

Guides that lack this knowledge can sometimes put guests in real danger. This matters a lot when you have a bull elephant metres away. They also can forget that us Westerners need our little luxuries like stops, cold water, and safe, gentle driving. These guides are what we would consider “bad” guides.

At the end, our hope is that you rave about the guide just as much as you rave about any other aspect of the trip.