Tanzanian Migration Safari

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OCT. 17-28, 2014 From $5,795
Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti
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Tanzanian Migration Safari

OCT. 17-28, 2014
Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti

Journey to East Africa’s vast reserves during one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Explore Tanzania’s world-famous national parks and reserves, where wildlife such as lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, wildebeest, zebra, primates, antelope, gazelle, crocodile, and more than a thousand species of birds inhabit the lands of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Highlands, and the rarely seen western Serengeti. Search for the thundering herds of wildebeest, the silent stalk of the cheetah, and the cacophonous cackle of the African Hoopoe. After an exciting day of game drives, retreat to a beautiful lodge or tented camp that overlooks Tanzania’s breathtaking landscape.

Cost: From $5,795
Orbridge
Activity Level: Active
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  • Enjoy game drives in custom, comfortable 4×4 Land Cruisers with guaranteed window seating and roof-hatch access, perfect for safe, up-close viewing of endemic species
  • Stand on the edge of discovery at Olduvai Gorge, where Louis and Mary Leakey uncovered one of our earliest ancestors; and spend a full day at wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater – one of the likely places to spot the rare black rhino
  • Discover local people and cultures with unique village and school visits to Mto Wa Mbu and a fishing village on the shore of Lake Victoria
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (4.3 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • Africa is a wonderful ‘must go to appreciate’ destination that far exceeded my expectations."
    R.G. Briggs ’60, Traveler

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Itinerary
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DAYS 1 & 2 | Oct. 10 & 11. Depart U.S. / Arrive Arusha
After an evening arrival to the Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by an Orbridge representative who will assist with the transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Lake Duluti Lodge (Meals aloft)

DAYS 3 & 4 | Oct. 12 & 13. Tarangire National Park
Breakfast begins at 7:00am, followed by a welcome briefing by your guide in the hotel lobby at 8:00am. Depart Arusha to enjoy two days exploring Tarangire National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. Tarangire is known for a wonderful diversity of wildlife amidst its famous baobab trees, more than 260 bird species, and large elephant herds.
Overnight: Kikoti Safari Camp (B, L, D)

DAY 5 | Oct. 14. Tarangire / Lake Manyara National Park / Mto Wa Mbu Cultural Village / Ngorongoro Highlands
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. After a game drive we drive to Karatu and enjoy a traditional lunch in Mto Wa Mbu Village, where you will also have an opportunity to explore and socialize. We continue to the Ngorongoro Highlands, one of the most beautiful safari areas in East Africa.
Overnight: The Country Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 6 | Oct. 15. Ngorongoro Center
After breakfast, travel to the Ngorongoro Crater, Earth’s largest unbroken caldera. A veritable “Garden of Eden,” the crater is reputed to contain the highest density of carnivores, which includes cheetah, leopard, and lion. This is the only place in East Africa where one can easily observe a natural population of black rhino. Full day spent in the crater with picnic lunch.
Overnight: The Country Lodge (B, L, D)

DAYS 7 & 8 | Oct. 16 & 17. Olduvai Gorge & Maasai Village / Serengeti National Park (Seronera Valley)
Today, navigate around the crater’s rim descending to Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric archaeological sites on Earth. It was here in the 1950’s that Louis and Mary Leakey first unconvered the fossilized teeth and skull of one of our earliest ancestors. After an interpretive presentations, we continue to Tanzania’s most renowned national park, the Serengeti. Home to the greatest concentration of large mammals on Earth, the migratory herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle roam widely in search of green grass and water. Morning and afternoon drives each day.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

While in Serengeti National Park, an optional hot air ballon safari is available: View wildlife as you float over the Serengeti, then enjoy a champagne breakfast and a game drive before rejoining the group. The excursion must be purchased in advance to guarantee availability and is non-refundable.

DAYS 9 & 10 | Oct. 18 & 19. Serengeti National Park (Western Corridor – Grumeti) / Lake Victoria Fishing Village
Traveling west beyond the Seronera Vallet, enter the Western Corridor and Grumeti Rover region of the park. Famous for a population of Nile crocodiles, the Grumeti is located in a lovely rolling hill and cacia woodland habitat. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives each day to explore this year round-habitat for many of the Serengeti’s bird and mammal species. Visit and explore a fishing village located on the shore of Lake Victoria. Share photos and stories with your travel partners during a farewell bush dinner on our last night.
Overnight: Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp (B, L, D)

DAY 11 | Oct. 20. Serengeti / Arusha – Cuntural Heritage / Depart
Take an internal flight back to Arusha this morning. On arrival enjoy lunch and finish your shopping for woodcarvings, art or Tanzanite at the Cultural Heritage Center. Day rooms at a nearby hotel provide downtime until our transfer to the airport this evening.
Day Room: Lake Duluti Lodge (B, L, light snack)

DAY 12 | Oct. 21. En route / Arrive U.S.

Accommodations
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Lake Duluti Lodge (Arusha)
Boasting idyllic scenery, stunning architecture and design, as well as excellent cuisine and service, Lake Duluti Lodge is a perfect retreat for your introduction to Tanzania.
Room Amenities: King size double or twin bed, mosquito net, a mini bar, coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, intercom and phone, internet connection, safe, hair dryer, and en suite bath.

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Kikoti Safari Camp (Tarangire National Park)
Kikoti is Maasai for “the place where life began,” in reference to the game-rich wilderness roamed by the Maasai for generations. Situated in a private sanctuary, Kikoti Safari Camo is surrounded by a landscape of ancient boulders, baobab, mopane and fig trees, and is located on the principal migratory corridor from the adjacent Tarangire National Park. Enjoy spectacular views of the hills from your raised banda, and perhaps watch wildebeest, water buffalo, or zebra pass by from your private terrace.
Room Amenities: Double beds and en suite bathroom with toiletries and water.

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The Country Lodge (Ngorongoro Highlands)
Just 10 minutes from Ngorongoro Crater, retreat to a comfortable cottage in a colorful garden setting. Friendly and attentive staff will treat you with warm Tanzanian hospitality.
Room Amenities: King or twin beds, fireplace, shared veranda, mosquito nets, and en suite bathroom.

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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Serengeti National Park)
Here, your home is a thatched circular hut nestled among acacia trees in the manner of a traditional African village. Surrounded by natural stone and wood décor, relax amidst modern comforts and views of the Serengeti wilderness.
Room Amenities: King or twin beds, snack and drink room service, phone, wireless internet access, mineral water, safe, toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobe, and slippers.

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Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp (Western Serengeti)
On a hilltop overlooking the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, Kirawira offers you a luxurious safari experience, with its Victorian era décor, excellent cuisine, and typical colonial furniture.
Room Amenities: King or twin beds, phone, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer.

Pricing

Pricing: $5,795
Orbridge

What’s Included

  • Expert naturalist guides throughout, including an Orbridge Expedition Leader
  • Custom 4×4 Land Cruisers with roof hatch access and guaranteed window seat
  • Accommodations that include deluxe lodges and tented camps, carefully selected to emphasize wildlife viewing and comfort
  • All meals – 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 8 dinners – including a special farewell Serengeti bush dinner
  • Temporary membership in Flying Doctors Service
  • Bottled water while on game drives; coffee and tea with meals
  • Internal air from Serengeti to Arusha, as well as transfers for guests on suggested group flights
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, waiters, and housekeeping, as well as taxes, service charges and park fees

Special Programs Available

  • Hot Air Balloon Safari: $475
  • Rwanda mountain Gorilla Trek Extension: $4,995
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (4.3 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • Africa is a wonderful ‘must go to appreciate’ destination that far exceeded my expectations."
    R.G. Briggs ’60, Traveler

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Orbridge. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Refund policies vary, but generally are as follows: Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please read the cancellation clauses contained within the brochure for this tour carefully.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (4.3 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • Africa is a wonderful ‘must go to appreciate’ destination that far exceeded my expectations."
    R.G. Briggs ’60, Traveler