Tanzania Safari

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SEP. 8-20, 2015 $6,895
Arusha, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara
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Tanzania Safari

SEP. 8-20, 2015
Arusha, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara

Track the magnificent wildlife across the Serengeti on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure that visits the best national parks and landscapes in Tanzania. Wake to zebras walking along grass-filled plains or cheetahs searching for prey on this East African safari. Spy the Big Five — buffalo, lions, elephants, leopards and rhinoceroses — when they are at their most active on morning and afternoon game drives through Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti. Thrill to superb views of the parks’ vast array of wildlife while you travel with expert guides in safari vehicles that guarantee window seating. Experience the splendor of seeing hundreds of bird species at Lake Naivasha, exploring the unique terrain of Oldupai Gorge in the Great Rift Valley and traveling down into the Ngorongoro Crater. Stay at the finest lodge accommodations and spend two nights at a unique tented camp that migrates with the great wildebeests. This exciting 10-night program includes 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners.

Note: The dates for this trip have been changed to Sept. 8-20; previously Aug. 21 – Sept. 2. 

Cost: $6,895
AHI Travel
Activity Level: Active
COVID-19 Information:
  • Your exclusive Small-Group experience is limited to 28 travelers to maximize your travel experience.
  • Enjoy deluxe accommodation, including two nights in a deluxe Sanctuary tented camp in the Serengeti.
  • Explore the unique terrain of Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti plains, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Louis and Mary Leakey at Oldupai Gorge.
  • Explore Gibb’s Farm, a unique sanctuary boasting lush landscaping and abundant wildlife amid a working coffee farm.
  • Track the magnificent Big Five in custom 4×4 safari vehicles that guarantee window seating.
  • Travel with expert guides and drivers who enhance your experience by sharing their extensive knowledge.
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (5.2 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
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  • The game rides were an experience of a lifetime. Seeing a leopard up close during a night game ride was beyond spectacular."
    Marirose Dirstine ’72, M.A. ’75, Traveler

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Itinerary

DAY 1 | Sept. 8.
Depart for Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

DAY 2 | Sept. 9. Arusha
Upon arrival, transfer to Arusha and The Arusha Hotel.

DAY 3 |Sept. 10. Tarangire
This morning, travel to Tarangire National Park and check in to the Tarangire Sopa Lodge. In the evening evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome reception.

DAY 4 | Sept. 11. Tarangire
Excursion: Tarangire. Explore Tarangire, where it is possible to see herds with as many as 300 elephants. The park is also known for its exceptional bird watching opportunities. Among the 550 resident species is the martial eagle, Africa’s largest, with a wingspan of 6-8.5 feet (1.8-2.5 meters).

DAY 5 | Sept. 12. Tarangire / Lake Manyara
Excursion: The Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. Drive along the rim, a fissure in the earth’s surface that extends from Southwest Asia through East Africa to Mozambique. Continue to Lake Manyara National Park. Later, check in to the Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge.

DAY 6 | Sept. 13. Ngorongoro
Excursion: Gibb’s Farm. Visit Gibb’s Farm, established as a coffee farm in the 1920s. Its lush grounds, covering more than 70 acres. Organic Arabica coffee is grown and processed here using traditional methods.
Excursion: Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Discover the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a vast expanse that stretches for 3,205 square miles (8,300 square kilometers) across savannahs, highland plains and forests. It is renowned for the array of wildlife that resides within its boundaries.

DAY 7 | Sept. 14. Ngorongoro
Excursion: The Garden of Eden. Journey into Ngorongoro Crater, a thrilling natural amphitheater formed from a collapsed volcano. As the world’s largest unbroken caldera, it is home to about 30,000 animals, including the endangered black rhinoceros. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
Excursion: Meet the Masai. Visit a Masai village, meet some of the residents and learn about their culture.

DAY 8 | Sept. 15. Oldupai Gorge / Serengeti National Park
Depart for Serengeti National Park and check in to the Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Excursion: Cradle of Mankind. The Oldupai Gorge is in the Great Rift Valley. In the 1950s, a hominid skeleton discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey made it an important prehistoric site.

DAY 9 | Sept. 16. Serengeti National Park
Excursion: Endless Plains. See whether you can spy the Big Five — Cape buffalo, lion, African elephant, leopard and rhinoceros – on morning and afternoon game drives.

DAY 10 | Sept. 17. Serengeti National Park
Continue your discovery during morning and afternoon game drives. Later, check in to the Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp, a deluxe mobile camp that moves with the great wildebeest migration.

DAY 11 | Sept. 18. Serengeti National Park
Excursion: Northern Serengeti. Spend your morning and afternoon on game drives. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Reception.

DAY 12 | Sept. 19. Serengeti National Park / Arusha
Enjoy a final game drive this morning. After breakfast, fly to Arusha, where day rooms will be provided. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your return flights to your North American Gateway city.
DAY 13 | Sept. 20.
Arrive in your gateway city.

Accommodations
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The Arusha Hotel
Surrounded by landscaped gardens, this genteel, colonial-style hotel boasts refined amenities and friendly service. Visit one of the hotel’s three bars and dine in the Parachichi Restaurant, which specializes in local and international cuisine. Swim in the outdoor pool, relax in the Jacuzzi or enjoy a massage.

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Sopa Lodges
The Sopa Lodges have been designed to complement their environment. Rondavel-style guest rooms reflect both the local landscape and the inhabitants who make up the rich tapestry of Tanzania. Sopa Lodges offer the utmost in comfort, providing a welcome oasis after a day spent on safari. Dining is given great emphasis, with menus fusing with local and international eclectic themes and influences.

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Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge
Admire the breathtaking views of Lake Manyara and Lake Manyara National Park from the lodge’s wraparound deck or the infinity swimming pool. The lodge features 16 chalets, each with a private deck, indoor and outdoor showers, and a lounge area; a bar; a gift shop; and a business center with Internet access. Complimentary laundry service is offered.

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Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp
The Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp, a mobile tented camp that moves along the great wildebeest migration, has luxury safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom; a dining tent; a lounge tent; and a bar tent. The camp is set up to take advantage of the stunning views. Complimentary laundry service is offered.

Pricing

Pricing: $7,445

Special Pricing Available: $7,195*

*Special Price valid if booked by 10/1/2014.
VAT is an additional $495 per person

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (5.2 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • The game rides were an experience of a lifetime. Seeing a leopard up close during a night game ride was beyond spectacular."
    Marirose Dirstine ’72, M.A. ’75, Traveler

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How to Book

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 $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. 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

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 (5.2 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • The game rides were an experience of a lifetime. Seeing a leopard up close during a night game ride was beyond spectacular."
    Marirose Dirstine ’72, M.A. ’75, Traveler