Tour Highlights.

Small Group Safaris follow a pre-determined itinerary, depart on specific dates, and involve travel as part of a small group. The principle advantage of a Small Group Safari is that members of the group share certain fixed costs (e.g. transportation and/or a specialist guide), thereby decreasing the per person price of the trip.

Small group travel is all that we do – just 6 to 18 guests on our own custom-designed tours. And it’s all we’ve ever done, from the beginning.

Our Guarantee weekly departures ensure that you are not unnecessarily delayed and/or kept from the commencement of your vacation

We only carry a maximum of 6 pax per safari cruiser thus ensuring that you have enough space and comfort

Everyone gets a guarantee window seat in our safari cruisers giving you every opportunity to enjoy an unobstructed view of the wildlife and landscape.

All our driver/guide are experienced and speak English fluently eliminating and unfortunate barriers to communication.

We give you a luxurious and extensive tour of the best game parks in Tanzania.

Our guests are put up in luxurious hotels, camps & beautiful lodges with en-suite facilities.

You will enjoy 3 delectable meals daily when on safari with us. Our guests receive bottled water daily in our safari cruisers.

We have some of the best upmarket 4×4 safari cruisers when taking you on tour. This goes to your comfort.

We have flying doctors emergency air evacuation cover that extends to you for your own safety should the need arise.

 

DAY – BY –DAY

 

Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our VIP Visa Specialist will meet and welcome you to East Africa. He guide you through the entire Tanzania Visa application process and skipping long immigration queues. With Galloping Safaris, you will be escorted from arrival to departure, making your arrival to Tanzania completely worry-free. Upon exiting the airport, a Galloping Safaris representative will be holding a poster with your name who will transfer you to Arusha (45-60 minutes) for the Serenity retreat of Mount Meru Hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 02: Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive – Sundowner + Cocktails

Depart 08h30 from Arusha with 4x4x and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing to this unique park with an alkaline lake and breathtaking views. Here you will view a wide variety of wildlife and the acacia woodlands offer the best overall wildlife viewing in the park. Enjoy your picnic lunches under the Acacia trees. This habitat is favored by the park’s famous tree-climbing lions, leopards and giraffes and can claim the greatest elephant concentration in East Africa. Algae thrive in the high saline content of the lake. Huge and colorful flocks of birds gather in the water to feed, including many different varieties of birds that coexist together. In fact, well over 300 different species of birds have been recorded here; continue with afternoon game drive and later drive to the Lush retreat of Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 03: Olduvai George – Central Serengeti to see Big Cats & Large Mammals

Breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park. A brief visit en route to Olduvai Gorge, which is often referred to as ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Picnic lunch in the park. Proceed to Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, Known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a Valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.

 

Day 04: Eastern & Moru Kopjes Serengeti to see Mammals & Big cats

Begin your sunrise safaris and return for late breakfast at 09h00. Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park gets its Name from the Maasai word Siringitu meaning endless Plain. The Serengeti is located along the rift valley and is abound with geological formations. One of Serengeti’s defining features are its Kopjes pronounced copy, a feature of continual Weathering. These islands in the sea of grass are formed as the top soil comprising of rock and ash is eroded exposing the Covered layer of metamorphic rock. These exposed rock forms “kopjes” are round as a result of spherical wind weathering. The game drives in this park are exceptional and game viewing Incredible. This park offers the best opportunity of viewing Cheetah, Leopards and Lions. Return for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.

 

Day 05: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro Crater rim.

Begin your sunrise safaris and return for late breakfast at 09h00. Half day game drives in Serengeti National Park gets its name from the Maasai word Siringitu meaning endless Plain. These islands in the sea of grass are formed as the top soil comprising of rock and ash is eroded exposing the covered layer of metamorphic rock. These exposed rock forms “kopjes” are round as a result of spherical wind weathering. The national park covers an area of 14800 square kilometres most of which is grass plains. These rich grass plains a result of ash deposited by volcanic eruptions, and is home to 3 million animals. Within these grass plains the scattered kopjes act as a heaven for animals from grass fires, predators and the heat. The game drives in this park are exceptional and game viewing incredible. This park offers the best opportunity of viewing Cheetah, Leopards and Lions. Later drive back to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

 

Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater Africa’s “Garden of Eden”

Early breakfast and today you will explore today you will explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater during a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. High walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Drive back to Arusha and onwards to Kilimanjaro Airport or departure or if you have any plan to extend your trip to Zanzibar – Kilimanjaro Climbing or Southern Tanzania please let us know so that we can make the combination of package if possible.

 

PRICE DETAILS

 

This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to run.

 

Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

 

TOUR START DATE & END DATE  TOUR START DATE & END DATE
06 Jan 2018 – 15 Jan 2018

 

04 July 2018 – 13 Jul 2018

 

18 Jan 2018 – 27 Jan 2018

 

12 July 2018 – 21 Jul 2018

 

08 Feb 2018 – 17 Feb 2018

 

18 July 2018 – 27 Jul 2018

 

04 Mar 2018 – 13 Mar 2018

 

25 July 2018 – 03 Aug 2018

 

10 Jun 2018 – 19 Jun 2018

 

10 Aug 2018 – 19 Aug 2018
16 Jun 2018 – 25 Jun 2018

 

27 Aug 2018 – 05 Sep 2018
22 Jun 2018 – 01 Jul 2018

 

30 Aug 2018 – 08 Sep 2018

 

 

Land arrangement & Internal flights only based on group of 6 Per Person Sharing 2,414
Land arrangement & Internal flights only based on group of 12 Per Person Sharing 2,329
Land arrangement & Internal flights only based on group of 18 Per Person Sharing 2,218
Single Room supplements 879
For Low Season rates if travelling April – May & November contact us for Price details.

 

Payment Schedule:

Deposit Per Person at Time of Booking: $1,000 (full-payment if within 90 days of departure)

Final Payment Due: 90 days prior to departure

 

Cancellation Fees Per Person – Main Group Journeys and related Group Pre/Post Tour Extensions 

91 days prior to departure or more: $500

90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the program price

 

Cancellations must be received in writing. Additional terms and fees apply to Internal Air, Extra Services and Partial Room cancellations.

 

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