Location of Adventure
Tanzania, East Africa
Group Size Limit
Approximately 12 Travelers
A very important feature of our Tanzania African safari is the limited group size, as wildlife encounters are far better when experienced in an intimate, non-obtrusive setting.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
As with all of our global adventures, our focus is on wildlife and nature viewing, and in Africa a big portion of that happens during our wildlife drives. Our Tanzania safari vehicles are specially adapted, reinforced Land Cruisers that seat four to seven travelers each, with a window seat for every person. The custom-installed bucket seats have superior-quality spring cushions and adjustable lumbar support for incomparable comfort. Since each row has its own roof hatch and sits slightly higher than the row in front of it, all guests enjoy excellent viewing opportunities. With no middle seats, there is plenty of room for gear and extra leg room. Refrigerators/ice boxes keep drinks cool for our guests and an onboard library of mammal and bird books offers insight into Tanzania's diverse array of species and natural history. As is the case with all of our vehicles, these safari trucks are enhanced with extra suspension to ensure the most comfortable ride possible in the wilds of Africa.
Our Private Leaders
Activities, accommodations and internal scheduled light aircraft flights as detailed in the itinerary, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on final day, drinking water throughout the trip, house alcoholic beverages, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and lodge and camp staff, some gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, premium alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities (night drives at Tarangire National Park), items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.
A safari vehicle frequently offers a bumpy ride. Wildlife drives often involve long hours of sitting and sometimes bouncing around. While we don't consider this strenuous, it can be uncomfortable and may pose a particular type of physical demand on the body. All travelers must be able to climb into and out of raised 4x4 safari trucks. Travelers must also be able to walk to and from the vehicle to our camp accommodations, sometimes walking over uneven ground or on boardwalks. Additionally, while any short walks are considered optional, you will get the most out of your safari experience if you can walk a mile or two over uneven ground without assistance. Days spent on safari can be long, as mornings typically start before daybreak and evening meals are served after sundown. Safari accommodations and vehicles are not climate controlled and, depending on the seasonality, temperatures can range from quite cold to extremely hot so it is critical that travelers come prepared. We recommend that all travelers have an adventurous spirit, as you will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.
Important Information About This Trip
This safari is designed to showcase the finest wildlife areas of Tanzania. We strive to create a well-rounded safari experience that carefully complements wildlife viewing with scenic highlights and interesting features of the different ecosystems we visit. After years of tailoring this itinerary, including the securing of various permits, we have created an itinerary that incorporates the best wildlife spots while maintaining the seclusion and atmospheric accommodations that make an Natural Habitat trip so special. Add an extension to the mountain gorillas of Uganda or Rwanda to make this a truly all-encompassing African wildlife experience.
Since the areas we travel to are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require that all guests have medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of NHA's medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please plan to arrive in Arusha, Tanzania by 5 pm on Day 1 in order to attend a 7 pm welcome dinner. You are free to depart from Arusha after 5 pm on the final day.
We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.