Join us in Tanzania for our Ngorongoro Highlands Trekking and Safari trip. We will spend two weeks traveling, trekking, and experiencing the best of Northern Tanzania. On this adventure, we do it all: from multi-day trekking, to safari, to cultural connection! You will get off the beaten track on a three-day, 2 night “glamping” trekking journey through the Ngorongoro Highlands discovering the real Tanzania on foot. With our local naturalist guides with us, we are sure to spot beautiful local animals like zebra, flamingos, and giraffe! On either side of the trek, we will be learning all about Tanzanian culture through cultural experiences and multiple days of safari drives. First up is Tanzania's Tarangire National Park where we will spot wildlife on a night game drive, then hike through Lake Manyara National Park and learn about medicinal herbs on a walk around the park, trek through the Ngorongoro Highlands, and spend the final days of the trip in the famous Serengeti National Park for the elusive Big 5 of Tanzania: lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, and rhinos! Each night, relax in the luxury accommodations, maybe treat yourself to a massage, and enjoy the famous African sunsets during your sundowners.
Maximum group size: 12
|June 17 to June 29, 2024
|$8895.00 - Limited Availability
Not included: alcoholic beverages, optional sunrise hot air balloon excursion, transportation to and from Tanzania, guide gratuities and trip insurance (mandatory).
This trip is for women in good physical condition who enjoy trekking in a beautiful setting while learning about the history, culture and ecology of Tanzania. Although for the most part, the hiking is moderate, you will have a few long days in the highlands. The other half of this trip will be on land safaris driving through multiple national parks and wildlife reserves. This trip is designed for women in very good physical condition who enjoy hiking and other activities and want to explore Tanzania. Hiking is generally 3 - 7 hours on dirt trails, rocky paths, and occasionally uneven footing. A rating of 3 requires aerobic conditioning, such as walking vigorously up hills, jogging, cross country skiing or stair stepping for 30 - 45 minutes at least 3 - 4 times a week. For this trip you should be working out at the upper end of these ranges. Rating: 1 2  4 5.
This trip is for women in good physical condition who enjoy trekking in a beautiful setting while learning about the history, culture and ecology of Tanzania. Although for the most part, the hiking is moderate, you will have a few long days in the highlands. We will be doing one day hike in Arusha National Park before our 3-day, 2-night trekking journey in the Ngorongoro Highlands. A few days of our journey will be experiencing cultural activities like traditional cooking classes, a medicinal herbal walk, walking tours of local villages, and a morning spent with a Maasai tribe. Four days will be spent on safari drives! The safari drives are usually very exciting, but also inactive, as we are unable to leave the jeep while we are in national parks. We will be in a safari jeep for all of our drives throughout the trip. The roads will be bumpy, but it will be an adventure!
All accommodations on this trip are very comfortable, high-end lodgings. While in Moshi, we will stay at a modern hotel just outside of town with ensuite bathrooms. In Tarangire National Park, you will stay in Tarangire Sarai Lodge, one of the most historic camps in the area, with an amazing deck view of the Tarangire River. You can watch elephants and giraffes rest and drink at the river throughout the day. We will spend two nights at Lake Manyara Luxury Escarpment Lodge with hot water, ensuite bathrooms, and your own private deck. While on the trek, all your luxury canvas camping gear will be carried by porters. Each night your canvas tent will be set up with cots, sheets, blankets, and pillows. While you won't be able to shower while on the trek, hot water will be available for you to wash up every morning and evening. While at Natron, we will be staying at Lake Natron Halisi Tented Camp. This camp has bucket showers (common for tented camps), compostable toilets, and fresh water available for washing hands and brushing teeth. While in Serengeti, we will be staying at Nikyani Tented Camp with amazing savannah views. Each tent has ensuite bathrooms, flush toilets, and bucket showers. You will be able to do laundry at most of the Lodge accommodations.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
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