REGAL AFRICAN SAFARIS
10 DAY TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI
Wendy Dreskin invites you to join her on a mythic journey to some of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife reserves. This safari offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness and learn about the vast herds of African animals that follow an ancient and instinctive migration route.
WENDY DRESKIN & REGAL AFRICAN SAFARIS
TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI
“Africa is a place that holds special connotations of adventure, excitement, and a touch of elegance as you travel through the African Bush. Visits to Game Parks and Reserves is a chance to rediscover the wonders and beauty of the natural world....”
Friday, May 19, 2023: Depart US
Day 1: Saturday, May 20th: Arrival in Tanzania
Regal African Safaris welcomes you to Tanzania, Africa to discover the wild and rugged country of superlatives! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and warmly greeted by a Regal African Safari representative who will take you to Mount Meru Game Lodge for a late dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: Sunday, May 20: Arusha – Arusha Park - Tarangire
Awake to a chorus of birds and watch Colobus Monkeys on the roofs of the lodge buildings during breakfast! After breakfast, drive to Arusha National Park where an armed ranger will be waiting to accompany you on a hike to the beautiful Tululusia waterfall that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close. Only a few other national parks in Tanzania give you this amazing opportunity to walk amongst Maasai giraffes and Zebras. Arusha NP lies between the peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. It is remarkable for its variety of habitats, from montane forests, wetlands, acacia woodlands, to volcanic craters. The area is home many mammals including Cape Buffalos, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Red Duikers, and Colobus monkeys, as well as nearly 400 species of birds. The beautiful Momela Lakes offer spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro with flocks of flamingos.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Monday, May 21: Game Viewing in Tarangire
Embark on a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire River is the lifeline of a 32’000 sq. km ecosystem. Tarangire is best known for its large herds of elephants and one of the most ancient trees in the world, the Baobab! The park is extraordinarily rich in mammals including Impalas, Warthogs, Common Waterbucks, Coke’s Hartebeests, Maasai Giraffes, Grant’s Gazelles, Black-Faced Vervet Monkeys, and Lions. More than 500 species of birds including hornbills, kingfishers, bustards, spurfowl, weavers, and eagles have been recorded in this Park! It is the diversity of habitats that makes Tarangire such a superb wildlife sanctuary.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Day 4: Tuesday, May 22 Tarangire - Ngorongoro
Today we drive across Maasai Steppe and the Great East African Rift Valley towards the Ngorongoro Highlands. On the way, you will have a brief stop at the African Galleria. This is outstanding shop has handcrafts including masks and other wood carvings, a jewelry boutique where you can buy Tanzanite, and African fabrics. Next visit Karatu Boys High School where approximately 900 students live and study for a chance to learn about the education system in Tanzania. After lunch at Gibb’s Farm, drive across the highlands of Ngorongoro to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Wednesday, May 23 Game Viewing in Ngorongoro Crater
Rise early in the morning and descend into the famous Ngorongoro Crater for a full day of game viewing and a picnic lunch. Formed 3 million years ago by the collapse of a volcano larger than Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken and unflooded caldera in the world. A veritable ‘Garden of Eden’, the caldera is reputed to contain the highest density of carnivores in the world! This is one of the few places in East Africa where one can observe Black Rhinos in their natural habitat. With a large concentration of animals and short grasslands, game viewing and bird watching in the crater is excellent.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Day 6: Thursday, May 24 Ngorongoro - Serengeti
Today you will drive around the Crater rim to descend to the plains of the Mighty Serengeti for a visit Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is one of the world's most important prehistoric archaeological sites. It was here, in 1959, that Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized teeth and skull of one of our earliest hominid ancestors. Renovated and expanded in 2018, the museum has both original fossils and casts. After visiting the museum, we will go for an afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti is Tanzania’s most renowned national park and home to the greatest concentrations of large mammals on the planet. The name Serengeti is derived from a Maasai word ‘Siringet’ meaning ‘endless plains’, and these rolling short grass plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing - your very own ‘Out of Africa’ experience! Dinner and an overnight at Tanzania Bush Camps.
Day 7: Friday, May 25 Game Viewing in Seronera, Serengeti
The following day you will have game drives in the Mighty Serengeti. Serengeti National Park never disappoints! The location of the camp is chosen to ensure you see the best of the wildlife in Tanzania. At night you can enjoy hearing the sounds of the wildlife around you, yet the camp has WIFI and your tent has a private bathroom with hot showers. This is the highlight of your safari - you are in total wilderness with game viewing all around you, giving you your very own ‘Out of Africa’ experience! Here you are taken back in time as you sit around the campfire contemplating the beauty of the area and its amazing wildlife – this is the Africa that you have come to see, the magical experience that you will cherish forever! Dinner and overnight stay at Tanzania Bush Camps.
Day 8: Saturday, May 26 En Route Game Viewing to the Western Serengeti
We drive to the western Serengeti today exploring more of the last great migration of mammals on the planet. The area is also rich in large carnivores that make the most the passage of the migratory wildebeests and zebras! With luck you might see a cheetah, hyena, or lion making a kill. It is this migration that many people envisage when they think of “Wild Africa”.
Dinner and overnight stay at Mbalageti Tented Lodge
Day 9: Sunday, May 27 Game Viewing in the Western Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Western Plains of the Serengeti exploring more of the last great migration of mammals on the planet. Famous for a population of Nile Crocodile, the Grumeti River is located in a lovely rolling hill and acacia woodland habitat. We will check out the river for hippos and African Fish Eagles, and the acacia woodlands for large carnivores. Clients have an option to go on a hot air balloon here and float above the spectacular scenery to view herds of animals on the plains. Dinner and overnight stay at Mbalageti Tented Lodge
Day 10: Monday, May 28 Fly from Serengeti to Arusha
Today is another wonderful experience, flying over the remote wilderness and the beautiful volcanic mountains back to Arusha where you will have a dayroom and an early dinner at Mount Meru Game Lodge, before a late afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your International flight.
Tuesday, May 29: Arrive US
$6440 per person sharing, Single Room Supplement of $360.
Rebate of $150 if there are 10 in the group. To reserve a spot, send a check made out to Regal African Safaris to Wendy Dreskin, 10 East Ct. San Anselmo, CA 94960. Check will be held until minimum number of participants is reached.
THE COST INCLUDES
An English-Speaking Professional Safari Guide
All Transport on Safari in 4 x 4 open-roof Land Cruisers
All Airport Transfers in Tanzania
All Meals in Tanzania
All Park Entry Fees and Crater Service Fees
All Accommodation in Tanzania
Temporary Membership in Flying Doctors for emergency on safari
Soft Drinks during game drives (Water or Sodas)
One Domestic Flight (Serengeti - Arusha)
THE COST EXCLUDES
Things of personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, drinks in the hotels, etc.
Gratuities to your Safari Guides
Porters, Dining & Room Tips
Balloon Ride in the Serengeti (Optional, USD 599 per Person)
Mount Meru Game Lodge: https://mtmerugamelodge.co.tz/
Tarangire Sopa Lodge: https://sopalodges.com/tarangire-sopa-lodge/the-lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge: https://www.serenahotels.com/ngorongoro
Tanzania Bush Camps: https://www.tanzaniabushcamps.com/central-serengeti
Mbalageti Tented Lodge: https://www.mbalageti.co.tz/