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Tanzania/Serengeti
Combination walking /driving Safari across the famed parks of Tanzania to witness African Wildlife in action.

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Our walking tours in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have received rave reviews and we want to give our Ramblers a taste of a different kind of walk, a walk in Africa.

This 10 day walk will take you through famous parks in Tanzania where the Big 5 safari animals live. Like walking in Great Britain, walking safaris are the best way to witness the land you are visiting. You are a participant of the area, not just a spectator and you'll get to walk the same path as the elephants and feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and hear the lions roaring in the distance.  Your senses are heightened with the sites, sounds, and smells of the wilderness.

While our walking safaris are guided by professionals, and are completely safe, you will get the chance to get up close and personal with wildlife in a way you cannot in a safari jeep. Walking is also the best way to see up close, the smaller wildlife that makes up the ecosystems, and witness the under appreciated wildlife that is essential to life here.

Being on foot allows you to walk into remote areas and you are not limited to roads and tracks where the cars go. You'll be away from crowds, off the beaten path and enjoying a freedom you cannot experience any other way.

 

 

 

 

We've created an itinerary that gives you a combination of walking safaris and driving safaris with a few days in the Serengeti to round out your trip.

October 4: Plan to arrive at Kilimanjaro airport by 2:00 PM. You will be met by our team and transferred to the Mount Meru hotel for your first night. Breakfast is included.

October 5: Your guide will meet you after breakfast and you'll depart to Tarangire National Park, approx.2hrs drive – on arrival at Maramboi you will begin your first walking safari with your guide -- this is a chance to stretch your legs and take in the beautiful landscape of Tanzania and witness your first animals. Upon your return, dinner will be served and overnight is at Maramboi Tented Camp.  Full board.

October 6: Drive to Lake Manyara National Park for walking safari and Tuk Tuk ride or trekking including local lunch – dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena

October 7: After breakfast depart for Empakai Walk with picnic lunch- Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge 

October 8: Early morning  descend down to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. Later, depart with picnic lunch drive to Serengeti National Park with game drive and visit to Olduvai Gorge. – Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge

October 9: Full day game drive Serengeti National Park (optional Balloon Safari before full day game drive at extra cost of $550.00 per person Please indicate at time of booking you would like the balloon safari) – Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge – Full board  - Okay

October 10 : Full day game drive Serengeti National Park – Lunch, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge

October 11: Departure (fly to Arusha, lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge  then transfer to Kilimanjaro for your outbound flight) 

October 12: Full day game drive Serengeti National Park – Lunch, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge – Full board.

October 13: Departure (fly to Arusha, lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge then transfer to Kilimanjaro for your outbound flight)

OR

Transfer to Moshi for overnight and prepare for Kilimanjaro Climb. Email tava@ramblers.com for more information on Kilimanjaro extension.

 

Walking Safari:

While in Manyara, take the rare opportunity to enjoy a nature walk.  Starting at the top of the Rift Valley escarpment, enjoy a stroll along the edge of the Great Rift Valley with beautiful views of Lake Manyara and the National Park below. During your 1 ½ hour walk learn about the insects, birds, plants and their traditional uses as well as the small mammals you will see from a knowledgeable guide.

 

Empakai Walk:

This full-day hike explores the dramatic Empakaai Crater. With a lake on the Crater floor and the entire caldera encircled by a steep, densely forested wall, Empakaai is a scene of vast natural beauty. On clear days the Crater offers views of Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most recently active volcano. The steep slope calls for a degree of fitness, but the walk through the lush forest, with its ancient strangler figs and rich birdlife, is well worth the effort. The trail continues to the lakeshore, where you can view water birds such as flamingo.

A cave in volcanic caldera, Empakaai Crater stands at 300 meters in height and more than six kilometres in width. Rippling at its heart is Empakaai Lake, an 85 metre deep alkaline pool that envelops three quarters of the crater’s floor. Standing at Empakai Crater’s imposing rim, you can see landmarks, such as the distant fleecy snows of Kilimanjaro far on the eastern side of the Valley, the Great Rift Valley, and Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano.

Along your hiking sojourn, while taking in the glorious sights, you are sure to spot a profusion of animals including blue monkeys, buffalo, bush bucks, water bucks, and an extensive array of kaleidoscopic bird life.

Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself. Specials offered by Ramblers are not applicable to this tour.

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Single
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October 4 - October 13, 2019

4 People in Group

6 People in Group

8 People in Group

10 People in Group

 

 

$4800.00

$4680.00

$4480.00

$4280.00

$900

NOTE: This is a set departure tour. The price of this tour depends on the number of people traveling. If 4 people are not booked 90 days in advance of departure date, this tour will be cancelled.

For the Kilimanjaro extension, please contact us directly. Thank you.

Interested in a different departure date?
Consider a private tour or a self guided tour.

Your trip price includes the following. For additional information, please call or email us at and one of our exceptional Travel Advisors will be happy to share with you all kinds of details.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation, meals as indicated on the above itinerary
  • Game drives and transfers with English speaking Driver-guide in private 4X4 Landcruiser
  • Park entrance fees, safari briefing
  • 1.5 litre of water per person per day in the vehicle
  • Walking Safari at Maramboi Tented Camp
  • Walking Safari Lake Manyara and Tuk Tuk ride at Mto wa Mbu
  • Empakai Walk
  • Government taxes and levies
  • Schedule flight Seronera - Arusha
  • Flying Doctors – to Nairobi only
  • Olduvai Gorge visit

Exclusions

  • International Airfares
  • Maasai village visit
  • Balloon Safari
  • Drinks;
  • Tips & gratuities,
  • Visas (currently US$ 50 per person, American citizens $ 100 per person)
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone, postage etc



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“Meals at our hotel were superb, outstanding. Pub lunches were excellent. Our guide’s leadership was a high point of the trip — his knowledge of the region (topography, history, social and cultural characteristics), his overall concern for the group, his keen insight and well-developed sense of humor were magnificent.”
D Swoap     Clearwater, FL

“For the Cotswolds — an area steeped in history — one needs a guide who is steeped in the knowledge of it. Ours met this criterion to the max.”
J & C Tate     Malvern, PA

“It was a very friendly group — helping to make the tour an excellent experience. Meals were superb, both the quality of the food and the serving staff.”
A Matz     PA


Best Time to Go

May through September

Convenient Airport

Kilimanjaro Airport

Weather

June, July, August, September & October – Afternoon temperatures are usually between 20°C/68°F and 30°C/86°F and vary greatly according to altitude and location.

Follow this link to the Meteorological Office for information on climate and rainfall averages in Scotland and England.

 

 

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