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This safari has been tailored for families with older kids who want a bit more adventure during their vacation! This adventure starts with a trek up Mount Meru and one night of camping in a mountain hut. The days that follow include exploring Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park. The diversity and accessibility of wildlife in these areas will astound you. Finish your discovery free from park regulations in an exclusive private nature refuge, part of the incredible Serengeti ecosystem.
|Dates||Adult Price||Teen Price (12-15)|
|12/19 - 01/01||$8,390||$8,090|
|Dates||Adult Price||Teen Price (12-15)|
|03/15 - 03/28||$6,990||$6,690|
|06/17 - 06/30||$7,890||$7,590|
|06/29 - 07/12||$8,690||$8,390|
|07/15 - 07/28||$8,690||$8,390|
|08/12 - 08/25||$7,890||$7,590|
|12/18 - 12/31||$8,690||$8,390|
Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices
Price includes: All entrance and game park fees, accommodations based on two to a room, sleeping bag on Mt. Meru; land transportation; private bi-lingual guide throughout, area specialists, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Prices are based on the number of people in your party.
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Days 1-2: Depart Home / Arrive Arusha
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your lodge to start your active safari adventure in Tanzania!
Days 3-5: Trek Mount Meru / Village Visit to Ilkinding'a / Njeku Waterfall Picnic
The dormant volcano, Mount Meru, soars to 14,980 feet, making it Tanzania’s second highest mountain peak after Kilimanjaro and fifth highest in all of Africa.
Days 6-8: Safari in Ngorongoro Crater / Explore the Highlands / Nighttime Bonfire
Head from your Mount Meru adventure to the Ngorongoro Highlands, where the rich volcanic soil makes for some of the most fertile land in Tanzania.
Days 9-12: Safari in the Serengeti / Visit a Maasai Village / Nighttime Safari
The Serengeti, Tanzania's second largest national park, covers nearly 6,000 square miles of grassland plains, savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands, and riverine forests, all excellent sites for wildlife viewing.
Days 13-14: Depart Arusha / Arrive Home
As you bid farewell to Tanzania, think of all the fabulous stories from and photos of your adventure, which you will share with friends and family for years to come!
Rivertrees Country Inn is comfortably situated outside of Arusha, between Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru along the Usa River. With just eight guestrooms, the lodge is known for its privacy, personal attention, and welcoming service. Each room is uinquely furnished and has its own individual style. The grounds contain extensive lush gardens, perfect for a last walk before your long flight home. And cuisine is freshly prepared using local fuit, herbs, freshly baked breads, and locally grown produce. Located a short drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Rivertrees is the perfect last stop on your family’s adventure.
Located on Mount Meru along the crater rim wall, the Miriakamba Huts are at an altitude of approximately 8,400 feet. There are several sleeping huts here, and the accommodations are basic wooden structures with tin roofs. Each hut has several rooms with bunk beds (including mattresses), and a sleeping bag will be provided for you. Most rooms have four beds, but some have eight, and while private rooms are often available, they cannot be guaranteed. Each hut has a small dining area in front furnished with picnic tables. Toilets and sinks are in a separate building, and have cold running water and flush toilets.
Gibb’s Farm is a small and intimate lodge nestled on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands, four kilometers from the small town of Karatu. Surrounded by coffee plantations and a vegetable farm, it offers expansive views over lush and verdant agricultural country. The main facilities—a lounge, dining room, and shop—are situated in the old farmhouse, graced with locally crafted furniture and African hospitality. The sleeping accommodations are cozy bungalows set amidst the colorful gardens. The cuisine is among the best you'll have on safari, prepared from produce from their own organic garden.
Swahili for “home,” the Nyumbas are eco-friendly, mobile, tented camps, well-located for the best wildlife viewing in northern Tanzania. These seasonal camps allow you direct access to the wildlife while keeping your family comfortable during your safari. Private, en suite bathroom facilities include self-contained, pump-flush toilets that do not require fixed plumbing. You will have all you need with plenty of washing water at any time, safari-style hot showers, a private dressing area, water basins, soft bath towels and hand-made soaps. These eco-friendly camps feature superior service, delicious gourmet and kid-friendly cuisine, fine bedding, and the luxury of peaceful and sustainable co-existence with the surrounding landscape and wildlife.
An Arusha mainstay near the busy downtown area, the Mount Meru Hotel sits on a 15-acre garden and provides comfortable, modern accommodations. Amenities include cable TV in all rooms, internet access, currency exchange facilities, concierge, massage services, babysitting on request, playground for children, outdoor swimming pool, sun bed, a volleyball court, and a nearby golf course. The Themi Grill serves both international and African cuisine.
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