Tanzania Big Game Safari

 

Bluewater's Tanzania big game safari

Join Bluewater Travel in August 2021 for a Tanzania Big Game Safari. A wealth of stunning wildlife awaits. We visit the world-renowned Serengeti that offers some of the most breathtaking wildlife viewings in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater, also known as the eighth wonders of the world, the largest intact collapsed caldera on earth filled with every animal species in East Africa. And lastly, the Tarangire National park is known for its congregating herds of elephants, wooded savannahs, and network of swamps.

August 10 - 20, 2021 (10 Nights)

Trip Leader: Craig Dietrich

$5,899 per person for shared accommodations.

$1,225 extra for a single room. 

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Includes Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. 

 

Why Join This Trip?

  • All-inclusive prices, meals, and accommodations.
  • Multiple National Park trips included.
  • Private use of a 4x4 safari vehicle and unlimited mileage on game drives.
  • One of the best destinations for exploring wildlife.

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Trip Overview

Join our newest itinerary to Tanzania and discover some of Africa's best safari spots with renowned wildlife photographer, Craig Dietrich. After an overnight stay in Arusha, the group drives south for 3 days of game drives in Tarangire National Park. It's then on to Serengeti National Park, via a tour of the famous Ngorongoro Crater. At the end of the trip, the group will fly from Kogatende back to Arusha for their outbound international flight.

Tanzania offers a huge diversity of game species and is one of the best destinations for spotting the Big 5. From the rolling planes of the Serengeti to the dramatic cliffs of the Ngorongoro Crater, the stunning scenery sets the perfect backdrop for photographing the abundant wildlife. August is an ideal time to visit when huge number of elephants, giraffes, and buffalo gather throughout Tarangire National Park, and the wildebeest migration across the Serengeti is coming to an end.

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Itinerary

Here's the schedule for this trip:

  • On day 1, guests will stay overnight at Villa Maua, Arusha.
  • On day 2, guests will depart from Villa Maua with a packed lunch and drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day of game drives. The group will stop at a picnic site, eat their packed lunch and rest a little, then proceed with more game drives and check into Tarangire Safari Lodge in the course of the afternoon.
  • On day 3 they will in all likelihood go out for early morning game drives, return for lunch and short break at the lodge and go out again in the afternoon. This is something that will be decided on the ground though – if the guides find out that game is better in the Southern part of the park, they might recommend another full game drive with a picnic lunch.  
  • On day 4 they'll depart from Tarangire, spend the day in Manyara National Park and check into Farm House Valley in Karatu (Ngorongoro Highlands) in the late afternoon.
  • Day 5 will be another full day, departing from their lodge in the Ngorongoro Highlands with a packed lunch, drive up to the Crater rim and spend the better part of the day on game drives in the Crater floor, then proceed to Lake Masek Lodge in the Ndutu Woodlands.
  • Day 6, they'll drive from the Ndutu woodlands to Central Serengeti. Depending on the situation on ground and the group's preference, this could be another full day game drive with picnic lunch, or they check into the Kati Kati camp for lunch and go out again at around 16:00/16:30 for afternoon game drives.
  • On day 7 the group will spend another full day in the Central Serengeti. This will either be split into two half day drives, returning to camp for lunch and a short break, or a full day depending on the group's preference and the game situation.
  • On day 8 they'll head to the Northern Serengeti. This is about a 4 to 5 hour drive so they would normally depart with a packed lunch to make it a full day of game drives en route to camp but once again this is flexible. They could also depart from the Central Serengeti, arrive for lunch in the Matembezi Classic Camp and go out again for afternoon game drives. To be decided on ground.  
  • Days 9 and 10 will be planned with their safari guides, but no doubt there'll be at least one full day of game drives (taking a packed lunch along) to the river to hopefully see Wildebeest crossing the river.
  • On the last day, our guides will transfer the group to Kogatende airstrip for a mid- to late morning flight back to Arusha. We will have a lunch prepared for them at Arusha, followed by a road transfer to Kilimanjaro airport to connect with their international flights.

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Tanzania Overview

 
Home to Africa's highest mountain Kilimanjaro, Tanzania will sweep you away with its natural beauty and exciting safaris. When we first arrive in Arusha you will already be amazed by Maasai culture, their bold colors, warm smiles, and lively daily lives. The Arusha city is surrounded by stunning scenery from where we start our journey to see all the beauty Africa has to offer. 
 

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

 
Away from the busier areas, Tarangire National Park will promise its visitors wilderness and adventure. You will see herds of elephants and savannahs including baobab and acacia woodlands. Other animals you can see here are herds of buffalo, Thomson gazelle, zebra, wildebeest, gerenuk, and many more. Moreover, there are more than 500 species of birds in this national park like the Yellow-collared lovebirds and the world’s largest bird, the stocking-thighed ostrich. 
 

THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

 
The park has become the synonym of African Safaris with golden sunsets over the savannah, clouds of orange dust, and where you can see the famous Great Migration. You also might be able to see black maned lions, leopards, rhinos, and wild dogs. One of the reasons that this park is one of the most famous ones in Africa, is that its ecosystem is the oldest and most complex in the world. 
 

NGORONGORO CRATER

 
The Ngorongoro Crater is unique for having the highest density of lions in the world, including the black maned lions. It’s an incredible sanctuary for wildlife and you can also see herds of zebra, gazelle, black rhinos, hippos in muddy water, cheetahs, thousands of flamingos, and much more. Besides wildlife, the Maasai tribes live in the area as well, where you can learn more about their culture. 
 

Visiting Tanzania in August

The trip takes place during the best season to see the most wildlife. From June to October, the Great Migration takes place which is the best time to see much of the wildlife gathering around remaining waterholes due to the low rainfall throughout winter.

 

Inclusions

  • Park and Ngorongoro Conservation area entrance fees as required as per the itinerary.
  • Ngorongoro Crater tour and Ngorongoro Crater service fees.
  • Bed, dinner, and breakfast on the day of arrival.
  • Meals and accommodation in lodges/camps on safari as per the itinerary.
  • Unlimited mileage on game drives.
  • Private use of 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Dedicated professional safari guide.
  • Mineral water in vehicle on Safari drives.
  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) on arrival into Tanzania and transfer to the lodge for overnight.
  • Flights from Kogatende to Arusha, inclusive of the required airport taxes and fuel supplement.
  • Lunch in Arusha on the last day of the safari.
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport to connect to your outgoing flight.

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ABOUT THE TRIP LEADER

Bluewater Trip Leader

Craig Dietrich is an award-winning underwater photographer based in Jupiter, Florida. From an early age Craig felt the need to express himself artistically and the first time he picked up a camera, he knew he had found the perfect outlet for his creativity and sparked what would become a life-altering passion for photography. Craig served our country as a Naval photographer during both Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm when he was given the opportunity to travel the world, and his thirst for adventure was born.

After the Navy, Craig learned to scuba dive. Upon breaking the surface the first time, he knew this was a world he wanted to be a part of and a second passion was ignited. Longing to share that world with others, he put together his two greatest loves and ventured into the world of underwater photography.

Craig’s underwater photography has been featured in multiple dive publications, won multiple awards and has been sold in upscale galleries from Carmel, California to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He now makes his living teaching underwater photography and selling his photography at art shows throughout the southeastern United States. 

To learn more about Craig's work, visit www.dietrichunderwater.com

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Travel Information & what to pack


CLOTHING

Bring comfortable clothes and dress modestly to respect the local people and culture. Be prepared with clothes both for warm weather conditions on the plains and colder temperatures on the hilly and mountainous areas. Also, the early mornings and evenings can be surprisingly cool!  Wear neutral-colored clothes on safaris and especially in lighter tones or khaki as the tsetse flies are attracted to dark colors. We also recommend packing light. Most of the lodging offers laundry services at an extra cost, but many of them also do only hand washing and don't accept underwear.

FOOD & WATER

We recommend bringing your own water bottle as many lodges and camps have a water dispenser to fill  your bottle with drinking water. To support the community, local produce is used as much as possible. Trying new foods will be part of the experience!

ELECTRICITY

Electricity supplies in rural areas are mostly provided by generators or solar panels. Though the camps and lodges can provide lighting and power in guest rooms, most of the rooms do not have electricity sockets. Ask about the charging facilities in the accommodations. The electricity supply in Tanzania is 200 volts/AC50Hz. The plugs do vary and we recommend taking multi-adapters to cope with 3 square pin sockets and 2 round pin sockets. 

LOCAL CURRENCY

The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling. All international airports have money changing facilities and there are banks and ATMs available, but we recommend changing your money upon arrival as it is more difficult to change money whilst on safari. Credit cards are accepted in larger hotels and restaurants, but it is preferable to travel with cash. 

 

Flight Information

  • Guests will be picked up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to a lodge for an overnight stay.
  • For the outgoing flight, guests will also be transferred from the accommodations to the airport.
  • The recommended arrival time to JRO airport is at 2 PM and the earliest departure time from JRO at 5 PM.
  • If you have any questions, please email us. We will arrange your transport to the resort.

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PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit: $1,500

Balance: June 1, 2021

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TRIP DOCUMENTATION

A resource of information for guests who have signed up for the trip.

About Tanzania

Tanzania Health and Vaccinations

Packing for Safari

About the Safari Vehicles

Accommodation Types

All visitors to Tanzania require an entry Visa which costs between $50USD and $100USD depending on your nationality. While this can be purchased on arrival, we highly recommend applying in advance using the eVisa site.

 

 

 

 

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