ON SAFARI WITH SERGIO: SUMMER 2018

 

 

Tour Company:

Itinerary:

  • June 29:  Plan to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). You will be met and greeted by your driver/guide, plus Sergio.  You will be driven to Arusha for overnight stay at The African Tulip Hotel.

  • June 30:  After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing: legendary tree-climbing lions, zebras, wildebeests, and buffalos. Visit hippo pools and flamingo colonies, with picnic lunch in the Park. In late afternoon continue to Karatu. Dinner and overnight at Eileens Trees Inn.

  • July 1:  After breakfast depart with picnic lunch to Serengeti. Visit Masai village for cultural experience. Ample opportunities for game viewing en route to center of Serengeti. Arriving late evening.  Dinner and overnight at Katikati Deluxe Camp.

  • July 2:  After breakfast, another full-day game drive. Two session: morning and afternoon.   Opportunity to witness the greatest  show on earth: the wildebeest migration, together with zebras and gazelles. Excellent  opportunities for viewing predators, including lion, cheetah and hyena in action. Dinner and overnight at Katikati Deluxe Camp

  • July 3:  Early morning pick up for hot air balloon ride. After landing, celebrate in the traditional way with champagne toast (well, an excellent sparkling wine) before heading off to a special ‘Out of Africa’ breakfast, prepared in the bush and served under a beautiful acacia tree. Linen, bone china, Sheffield cutlery and freshly prepared fare, in the company of your fellow passengers: a truly memorable experience. After breakfast you will receive your Serengeti balloon certificate and then meet up with your safari driver, ready to continue with other activities toward central Serengeti. Picnic lunch in the Park, then late afternoon drive back, for dinner and a memorable overnight at the Kubukubu Luxury Tented Camp

  • July 4:  After breakfast depart with packed lunch to Ngorongoro. Drive down to the crater and spend the rest of the day game viewing. Lunch at picnic site. Dinner and overnight at Retreat Ngorongoro

  • July 5: After leisurely breakfast, drive back to Arusha. Shopping on the way if desired. Then transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to catch your International flight back home .

Price:

  • with 6 participants: $3,500/person

  • with 12 participants: $3,300/person

  • with 18 participants (maximum): $3,200/person

  • single room supplement: $500/person

  • the excursion will not take place unless we have at least 6 participants

  • we will be able to accommodate a maximum of 18 participants (first come - first served)

Included:

  • Trip orientations with Sergio, prior to departure (weather, clothing, vaccinations, visas, photo equipment, photo techniques, plus any question a participant might have)

  • Excellent vehicle, specifically equipped for game viewing (6 passengers per vehicle)

  • Full board accommodation at the listed properties, including bottled water  

  • Park Fees

  • Ngorongoro Crater Service Fees

  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide

  • Professional photography instructor

  • Game drives

  • VAT (tax)

  • Hot Air balloon ride 

  • transport from/to Arusha International Airport (JRO)

Excluded:

  • Tips

  • Laundry

  • Beverages/Drinks other than bottled water

  • Airfare to/from Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport (estimated at about $2,000 per person - round trip economy - Newark or JFK airport). You can explore flight options at any time, but do not book until after March 31, when we will know for sure whether we have reached the minimum number of participants to confirm the excursion.

  • Visas

  • Vaccinations

  • Trip insurance (highly recommended)

Payment:

  • down payment: $300/person, fully refundable until March 31. 

  • to register, send check of $300/person, written to The Village Angels of Tanzania, to:

    • Sergio Burani, 32 DeHart Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

  • first installment: $700/person to Allen Tanzania Safaris, by March 31 - wire transfer details will be provided.

  • second installment: $700/person to Allen Tanzania Safaris, by April 30 - wire transfer details will be provided. 

  • balance: by May 15 - amount depending on number of participants - to Allen Tanzania Safaris - wire transfers details will be provided.

Please, note:

  • friends and family who are not photographers are welcome to join the excursion. They will have as much fun as the photographers. I recommend that they bring binoculars.

  • Allen Tanzanian Safaris Ltd is fully licensed for guided tours of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you wish to extend your trip to include this option, please let me know.