Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro, and the Serengeti

Tanzania Private Journey

Tanzania

10 Days

From $8,995

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    Overview

    Prowling lions, hyenas calling in the night, massive herds of elephants, shimmering stars overhead—all the mystique and wonder of Tanzania await you on this Private Journey. To bring you wildlife encounters in its most legendary settings, we've combined three world-renowned sanctuaries—the migrating wildlife of Tarangire National Park, drawn by the permanent waters of the Tarangire River, spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, and the mythical Serengeti, where the earth's greatest gathering of terrestrial wildlife roams freely on golden savannas. Expert private naturalist guides, fascinating bush walks, exciting game drives, Maasai culture, and fantastic private camps in prime locations make this the quintessential safari. Post-trip, enjoy a visit to the paradisaical island of Zanzibar or gorilla tracking in Rwanda.

    Arrive: Arusha, Tanzania

    Depart: Arusha, Tanzania

    Highlights

    • Track the "big five" along the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater floor, see the massive elephant herds of Tarangire
    • Explore the legendary Serengeti, home to the greatest collection of terrestrial wildlife on earth, with your private guide at our luxury mobile camp
    • Unique activities: walking safaris, night game drives, authentic Maasai interactions
    • Exclusive camps and lodges offer the most uncrowded gameviewing in Tanzania and opportunities to follow the migratory herds
    • Travel in WT style, including our Arusha-Tarangire and Serengeti-Arusha charter flights
    • Optional cultural activities such as Maasai storytelling, cooking traditional dishes, or Swahili lessons

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      This Private Journey uses a combination of hotels, exclusive lodges, and private camps. These properties are often reserved well in advance. We urge you to make your reservation as early as possible to ensure availability on your preferred dates.

      After an overnight in Arusha, head to Tarangire, a haven for wildlife. Herds up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the oryx and the gerenuk are regularly observed. In addition to gameviewing by private 4WD vehicle, activities include bush walks and night drives.
      Ngorongoro's beauty and vastness must be seen to be believed: on the crater's 105-square-mile grassy floor lives Africa's largest permanent concentration of wildlife, a sort of mini-Serengeti in a phenomenally scenic setting. During your explorations, you're likely to see elephant, zebra, wildebeest, and buffalo, and there's hardly a better place on earth for observing lions than on the crater floor, where the lion prides are large. This is also one of the best places to see the endangered black rhino—about a dozen have been introduced into the crater environment and they are carefully monitored by biologists.
      During these three unforgettable days, enjoy the privilege of exploring the Serengeti by 4WD vehicle in a secluded section of the park, far from the lodges and other park facilities. Dawn and late-afternoon game drives bring you into varied regions, from the open plains and rock kopjes to river habitats, as game conditions dictate. You should see vast numbers of migrating wildebeest and zebra, along with Serengeti's resident wildlife, including giraffe, buffalo, topi, hartebeest, waterbuck, impala, reedbuck, bushbuck, dikdik, hippopotamus, crocodile, warthog and diverse birdlife. Large prides of lion reside here, as well as clans of spotted hyena. Our exclusive and remote mobile camp features roomy, custom-designed walk-in tents with attached bathrooms and open-air hot showers, and comfortable beds (queen or twin-bedded) made up with linen and a duvet. Depart on Day 10 via Arusha.

      Dates & Pricing

      Best months to go: June to October & December to March. For our Private Journeys, you choose your own group and your preferred dates. Prices are per person and not guaranteed until services are confirmed. Contact us for availability, questions, or to book your adventure!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation: 25% of trip cost
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      *Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Minimum fee: 25% of trip cost
      90 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      *Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Included
      • Expert leadership of safari guides and camp staff
      • Accommodations in private tented camps and lodge or hotel
      • Meals as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • All airport transfers
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Night game drives, bush/nature walks and Masai cultural activities at Osunyai Lamarkau
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to guides or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, etc.)
      • Visa fees
      • Any activities and services described as an upgrade or optional

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Olerai

      Arusha, Tanzania

      Day 1 (1 night)

      Once a private home, the Olerai is set on eight acres on the outskirts of Arusha. It welcomes guests with nine en suite rooms spread over the garden grounds. The family-style dining veranda overlooks the manicured lawns, and in the evenings, the fire is lit for socializing over a gin...

      Osunyai Lamarkau

      Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

      Days 2-4 (3 nights)

      Set beneath mature acacia trees and facing the rising sun, Osunyai offers all the creature comforts of a seasonal camp, while retaining the relaxed casual feel of a mobile camp. Luxury safari tents are set to maximize the view in front of camp, where game meanders in search of grazing....

      Plantation Lodge

      Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

      Days 5-6 (2 nights)

      With 16 lovely cottages spread out across flowering gardens and located near the Ngorongoro Crater, this elegant lodge has a peaceful setting and is in fact a working coffee plantation. The lodge offers very comfortable and nicely decorated rooms with en suite bathroom, a small sitting area, and a spacious...

      Private Wilderness Travel Camps

      Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

      Days 7-9 (3 nights)

      Our private camps are set in exquisite locations with fantastic access to the wildlife. At Dulana, views look out onto a shallow valley, where many species of animals can be spotted, and our camp at Akiba Kibwe lies directly in the path of migrating wildebeest and zebra as they...

      Trip Leaders

      Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please click on their profiles below.

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      Naiman Mungure

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is Level 2, Easy to Moderate, according to the Wilderness Travel trip rating system. It is a camping and lodge safari with game viewing by 4WD vehicle. It can be enjoyed by anyone in reasonably good health. On safari, there are long driving days over rugged dirt tracks.
      Review Trip Level Details
      Tanzania lies close to the equator, so seasonal variations in temperature are not extreme. June, July, and August are the coolest months in East Africa, with lows around 40° and highs of 70-80°F. In Ngorongoro and the Serengeti in these months, you may want to bring a set of long underwear, down vest, or extra sweater for chilly mornings and evenings. September, October, and November are warmer, with lows around 65° and highs of 75°-85°F. Scattered rains occur in November and early December, which helps to lay the dust. December to March are the East Africa's warmest season, with daytime temperatures from 80-90°F and evenings from 50-60°F. Avoid April and May, the rainy season. Zanzibar has ideal vacation weather, warm and sunny year-round except April and May (the rainy season). Daytime temperatures are in the 75-85°F zone, cooled by sea breezes.

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      Client Testimonials

      "You couldn’t have picked two better guides than the two we had. They were so knowledgeable about the animals, birds and plants we were looking at as well as the behaviors we should expect from the animals. The inclusion of the local tribes, the Maasi and others, was a great treat. We gained a true appreciation for the rigors the nomadic tribes have experienced for more than 1,800 years. Experiencing the culture of the local people was very important for us, in addition to the wildlife. I am amazed at the fact that Niamen and Henry speak 3 languages fluently. And as a bonus, we all learned a bit of Swahili while in Tanzania. Everyone, including the local people, were friendly and a happy folk!"

      Anne M.

      Anaheim, CA

      "We were all very impressed with the accommodations, food, friendliness of the guides and staff, and trip! Kudos!"

      April M.

      Anaheim, CA

      "The trip far exceeded our greatest expectations. The camps could not have been better, and the staff was terrific: warm, understanding, and happy to meet all of our needs. All of our gides were outstanding—our kids absolutely loved them and they embraced the kids in the most positive ways. My youngest could not be separated from Victor; my son actually cried when we parted ways at the end of the trip!"

      Bruce F.

      Scarsdale, NY

      "The trip planning and organization and implementation were flawless."

      Bruce M.

      Alamo, CA

      "One of our best experiences ever! The quality of the accommodations and food was amazing and exceeded expectations."

      Debbie W.

      Greely, Ontario

      "The camps were just amazing. Great service, great food, great staff. The juxtaposition of the natural beauty of the wilderness and the casual elegance of the beautiful meals was breathtaking."

      Drew R.

      Norwich, VT

      "Wilderness does a first-rate job. You never disappoint. From the awesome food, accommodations, guides, transport...the works! We have used your services before and will again! Thank you for making our trip magical!!"

      GIna C.

      Palo Alto, CA

      "This was a simply awesome trip. Staff, arrangements and all else could not have been better."

      John I.

      Fremont, CA

      "We loved every bit of our trip. The guides were amazing with our kids—extremely informative and pro-active in addressing our needs."

      Joseph V.

      Larchmont, NY

      "I found the operation and execution of the trip excellent. We always knew the times and schedule and were well prepared. The days were full and entertaining. The food was varied and excellently prepared. I loved the tent camping. Enough to feel pampered, but yet out in the wilderness. The hot water bottles were an excellent touch."

      Kathryn H.

      Allendale, NJ

      "We loved the parks and animals, but our favorite part of the trip was getting to know the staff in the camps. They were, without exception, personable, informative, and fun to be around."

      Kenneth J.

      Redlands, CA

      "This was the most amazing experience and opportunity I've ever encountered. I have never felt more welcomed than I did in Tanzania and with all of the WT staff. The animals were incredible, the service extraordinary. But the people and the culture stood above it all!"

      Kim C.

      Friday Harbor, WA

      "We really had the best of the best provided. A picnic in the middle of the Serengeti migration on the grass—wow, and we so enjoyed the champagne on the beach at Mnemba in Zanzibar!"

      Laurie M.

      Huntington Beach

      "All the guides—Henry and Arnold in Tarangire/Ngorongoro, and Victor and Mzee at Serengeti— could not have been better. Like other Wilderness Travel trips I have been on this was the best superlative I can give: the quality of the trip leaders and guides. I'm not sure how you get such good people. All were experienced, knowledgible about plants and animals plus ecology, as well as being kind, considerate and personable."

      Mark W.

      Lafayette, CA

      "There isn't much I can think of that would make this trip better. We were taken care of by outstanding people, saw incredible sights, stayed in gorgeous places, and ate gourmet food. We were safe, well fed, slept well and had amazing experiences."

      Pam S.

      Bishop, CA

      "The trip far exceed my expectations. I had a wonderful time and felt safe the whole time. I especially enjoyed the time in the camps. Victor and the staff made us felt so welcome."

      Patty V.

      Portland, OR

      "All the guides were wonderful; they made the trip for our family. Their depth of knowledge was amazing and their spirit kept us all positive and feeling safe."

      Vanessa R.

      Sonoma, CA

      "Words can't express what a trip this was. Our Tanzanian guide Naiman was simply amazing, he was like family by the time we left him after 10 days. Every day was an adventure and delivered a new thrill we didn't expect."

      Will C.

      Seattle, WA

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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If they are not traveling with both of their parents, a notarized letter of consent from the non-traveling parent(s) is also required. <br><br>Even though it is possible that a copy of the birth certificate would suffice in some countries, the authorities worldwide have become stricter about this requirement so we recommend that you bring an original birth certificate. If you have questions about entry requirement details for child travelers, please contact the relevant embassy or consulate.","Custom_Visas_and_Entry_Notes":"US citizens need a visa for Tanzania. A visa can be obtained upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, or Dar Es Salaam airports. No passport photos are necessary, and the visa must be paid for in US dollars only (if arrival at the Kilimanjaro Airport) and credit card only (Visa or Mastercard) if arriving at the Dar Es Salaam Airport. The current fee is $100 USD for each applicant for a 12-month multiple-entry tourist visa. Note: US bills need to be new, dated 2009 or newer. Older bills will not be accepted. <br><br><div>Tanzania has implemented a new time intensive process for getting visas on arrival. The new process at the airport has caused delays of up to two hours for travelers arriving and procuring a visa on arrival. Steps may be taken in the future to speed the process but there is no timeframe for any potential action. <br><br>We therefore suggest you get your Tanzania visa prior to arrival (if you arrive at the Dar airport you need to get the visa at the airport). You can complete a Tanzania visa application online for the Multiple Entry Visa at <a href=\"https:\/\/visa.immigration.go.tz\/\">Tanzania Electronic Visa Application<\/a>. The visa is valid for one year. <br><br>The process takes 10 business days but we recommend applying for the visa at least three weeks before departure. If your visa does not arrive in time, you will need to purchase a new visa on arrival. <br><br>You can also purchase a visa through our recommended service, Passport Visas Express (PVE). Follow the directions on the PVE website. PVE's contact number is 888-596-6028. Tanzania visas are only valid for one year from date of issue, so do not apply more than 12 months in advance. <br><br><\/div><div>Below are the details for completing your visa application when prompted with these questions: <br><strong><br>Local Host<\/strong>: Safari Company \/ or Company<br><strong>Name<\/strong>: Wildlife E.A<br><strong>Mobile no<\/strong>: +255 688 584 817<br><strong>E-mail:<\/strong> operations@wea.co.tz<br><strong>Relationship:<\/strong> Client<br><strong>Physical Address<\/strong>: Olasiti, Arusha<br><strong>Where are you going to stay<\/strong>: Hotel<br><strong>Physical address:<\/strong> Olasiti, Arusha<\/div>","Custom_Money":"The unit of currency in Tanzania is the Shilling. US dollars are widely accepted. Important: Your US bills must be new (printed post-2009) or they may not be accepted! They also must not be ripped, soiled, or faded. Be sure to bring an ample supply of US cash with you. ATMs in Arusha are unreliable. You can change money in some hotels and in the bureaus de change in Arusha town. <br><br>You will need to budget spending money for gratuities, for any meals not included in the trip itinerary, and for personal items such as snacks, phone calls, etc. Beer, wine, spirits, and sodas are complimentary at our private campsites but not at hotels. There are many beautiful goods for purchase, such as Makonde woodcarvings. If you buy gems, be sure to get a receipt to show customs officials on your departure. <br><br>We recommend you bring approximately $350-$500 in cash in small bills and one or two major credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) for shopping and lodge extras. To use an ATM internationally, you must have a four-digit PIN. If you plan to use your credit cards abroad, inform your credit card company before your departure that you will be using the card in a foreign country. <br><br>You are not allowed to bring Tanzanian shillings out of the country, so be sure to exchange shillings before clearing customs when you leave.","Custom_Tipping":"Tipping is completely discretionary, but over the years, clients have asked us for tipping guidelines to reward outstanding service. <br><br>If you are traveling with <strong>a private safari guide<\/strong> during your entire safari, we suggest the following:<br>To simplify, we recommend that each trip member budget approx $25-30 USD per trip member per day (while on safari) that should be given to your private guide at the end of the trip. This amount will be pooled by the guides and crew accordingly. Tips can be given in US Dollars or local currency, though US Dollars in small denominations ($20 bills and smaller) are preferred. Bills should be from 2006 or newer. <br><br>At lodges outside of camp, tip boxes are located in the main areas and can be used at your discretion. Generally guests tip approximately $15-20 USD per person\/per day at these properties. Your guide will take care of gratuities for luggage handling and for meals at restaurants. <br><br>If you are flying or transferring by land between lodges (and do not have a private guide accompanying you) we suggest the following:<br><ul><li>For Camp, Game Lodge, and Specialist Guides: We recommend $10-$15 USD per guest per day.<\/li><li>For the General Safari Camp\/Lodge Staff: about $10 USD per guest per day for safari camps. This should be placed in the communal tipping box to be distributed equally amongst all the staff<\/li><li>For Hotel Staff: between $2 USD and $3 USD per guest per day for hotel staff (housekeeping. etc.)<\/li><li>For Trackers: We recommend that each camp\/lodge trackers receive $5 USD per guest per day.<\/li><\/ul><br>Tips can be given in US Dollars or local currency, though US Dollars in small denominations ($20 bills and smaller) are preferred. Bills should be from 2006 or newer.","Custom_Food":"Please reach out to us directly to discuss any dietary restrictions or concerns you may have. We can easily make arrangements for most diets, but please keep in mind that certain cultural differences or logistical limitations can make it difficult or at times impossible to accommodate all requests. 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Please note that there is no Wi-Fi at the private camps in the Serengeti and Tarangire.","Custom_Electricity":"Our camps are primarily run on solar electricity for most electrical needs (note: hairdryers cannot be used). Charging of camera batteries and phones, etc. is available in the central lounge area of our Serengeti and Tarangire camps where a bank of international style sockets is available. These include European, UK and USA style sockets. Sockets are fed from either an inverter or by the camp generator. These power strips have international style sockets which will accept USA\/UK\/European plugs. Our safari vehicles also contain USB sockets. <br><br>Tanzania has a 220-240 volt current. If your device doesn't run on 220-240 volts (the US runs on 120 volts), then you will need a plug adapter for use at your hotel in Arusha and at any lodges. (See above for information about available plugs in camp and in your safari vehicles). For electrical outlets in Tanzania, you need to use plug adapter type \"D\" and \"G\" (you can purchase these online from travel suppliers such as Eagle Creek or Magellan). Also note that if your device isn't dual voltage, you will need a power converter for Tanzania to convert the voltage from 220-240 volts to the correct voltage on your device. Most phone\/computer chargers these days however, ARE dual voltage.","Custom_Laundry":"","Custom_Ship_Notes":"","Custom_Inoculations":"Entry requirements are subject to change; check with the Centers for Disease Control for updates. All shots should be entered on your International Health Card (yellow card), which is provided by the facility giving the shots. Keep it with your passport while traveling. It provides an important personal record for you to refer to when making future travel plans. We recommend you discuss the following with your physician:<br> <br><br>Proof of Yellow Fever inoculation is required for entry into many African countries if you are arriving from an &#8220;endemic yellow fever zone&#8221; country (most of sub-Saharan and western Africa and South America). For most travelers, a single dose of yellow fever vaccine provides life time protection. Visit the CDC Travelers' Health link (<a href=\"https:\/\/wwwnc.cdc.gov\/travel\/\">cdc.gov\/trave<\/a>l) for information on specific country requirements. Have proof of the shot recorded in your International Health Card and carry the card with your passport. Health officials at borders often (but not always) request proof of the shot.<br><br>Please note: According to the CDC, people 60 years or older may be at increased risk for serious adverse events following vaccination, compared with younger persons. This is particularly true if they are receiving their first yellow fever vaccination. If you are over 60, please discuss this with your physician. If you are advised to decline the vaccine, please get a written waiver from your physician or travel clinic in case you might need it during the visa application process.<br><br><br><strong>Polio<\/strong><br>People who have received the primary series of at least three doses of polio vaccine are considered fully immunized. 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Please discuss antimalarial medication with your doctor, who will explain various antimalarials and their side effects and recommend a regimen for you. In addition to medication, a further precaution against malaria is to wear long sleeves and long pants at dusk. Thin clothing should be sprayed with insect repellent, especially around the elbows and ankles. Use repellent containing DEET. <br><br>If, after returning from your trip, you have a persistent fever with chills, muscle aches, and headache, report to your doctor the possibility of exposure to malaria. <br><br>For further malaria information, consult your doctor or the CDC Malaria Hotline (<a href=\"https:\/\/www.cdc.gov\/malaria\/travelers\/\">cdc.gov\/malaria\/travelers<\/a>) or by phone at 888-232-3228.","Custom_Staying_Healthy":"At our safari camps, our camp crew is well trained in hygienic practices. Filtered drinking water is provided and is safe to use. In hotels, don't brush your teeth with tap water; use bottled water. 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We prefer not to give gifts to the Masai village during your visit there or to children on the road, but it is very possible to donate to schools and\/or orphanages. Schools are always in need of pens, pencils, sharpeners, and erasers in vast quantities (i.e. 200-300 pieces of each). Orphanages are happy to receive second-hand clothing and toys. We can organize a visit to one of these places during your safari if you wish.","Custom_Enviromental_Concerns":"","Custom_Shopping_and_Souvenirs":"Shopping for curios and souvenirs in Tanzania can be a varied and sometimes frustrating experience! During our safari, we will see many curio shops, with different qualities and prices for similar-looking items. Due to the pace of our safari, we cannot stop at every shopping opportunity&mdash;or there would be little time to safari! Lodge boutiques are as good a place to shop as any and offer realistic prices, so we recommend purchasing items you like at places we stay. Cultural Heritage, Arusha's largest emporium, carries objects from across Africa. They may have inflated prices for some items, but there is an amazing array to choose from. Please note that Wilderness Travel is not responsible for any shipping arrangements, including quality or condition of goods received.","Custom_Seasickness":"","Custom_Explore":"","Custom_Additional_Information":"","Custom_Essentials":"<ul><li>Air tickets (or E-tickets)<\/li><li>Passport<\/li><li>Visa for Tanzania<\/li><li>One other picture ID, such as a driver's license<\/li><li>International Health Card (&#8220;Yellow Card&#8221;) with proof of Yellow Fever inoculation within the last 10 years (Yellow Fever required only if traveling from Kenya)<\/li><li>Expense money<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Luggage":"You are allowed two pieces of luggage on safari: a main bag and a daypack. We ask that you restrict your luggage to one soft-sided bag rather than a suitcase. All our private camps and most lodges offer complimentary laundry service (or charge a nominal fee), which will help you travel light. While this service in camps is complimentary, we ask that you limit use of it to emergency items only as water is limited. You can also leave extra luggage at the Arusha hotel and pick it up upon return. <br><br>Note that flights within Tanzania are often on small aircraft so there is a strict baggage limit of 44 lbs. for all baggage (including hand luggage).<br>","Custom_Clothing":"On safari, most people wear shorts and a T-shirt during the day and long-sleeved shirts and long pants in the evening. Bring a warm layer for early morning and sunset game drives. It is preferable that your daytime clothing be in neutral colors such as khaki, bush green, and darker colors to blend in with the surroundings. White and bright colors tend to scare away the animals. For city and hotel attire, we suggest skirts or slacks for women, slacks and shirts for men. 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If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">www.wildernesstravel.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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Activities are described in the itinerary but they can vary, sometimes considerably, depending on weather conditions, the group, and other factors.","System_About_Private_Journeys":"<p>Wilderness Travel Private Journeys are designed for people who want to travel with their own small private group, but who still want to experience the same superb itinerary design, great accommodations, and signature quality of Wilderness Travel's escorted group trips. These Private Journeys allow you to choose your own dates and your traveling companions&mdash;and enjoy the WT touch on all aspects of the journey.<\/p>","System_Limited_Edition_Adventures":"This is a Limited Edition adventure&mdash;which means a unique trip we've never run before or offer only every few years. Led by our most experienced Trip Leaders, these journeys often take place in remote destinations with only the most basic infrastructure for tourism. If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. 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You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<meta charset=\"utf-8\"\/><body><p>At time of reservation: 25% of trip cost<br>\r\n90 days prior to departure: Balance<br>\r<br><em>*Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p><\/body>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Minimum fee: 25% of trip cost<br>90 days or less: 100% of trip cost<\/p><p><em>*Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>"}}