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Not every family has an abundance of time to take out of their hectic lives for an extended vacation; that’s why Thomson created this itinerary – the Short Family Safari – to give your family a one-of-a-kind travel experience that still fits into your busy schedule. You’ll be able to see lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes, wildebeest, gazelles, and spotted hyenas in their precious natural habitat. After your visit to the bountiful paradise that is Tanzania, you’ll understand the love the Maasai people have for their magnificent homeland.
|06/09 - 06/19||$6,290||$5,990||$5,290||$300|
|06/17 - 06/27||$6,590||$6,290||$5,590||$300|
|06/22 - 07/02||Sold Out|
|06/29 - 07/09||Sold Out|
|07/10 - 07/20||Sold Out|
|07/26 - 08/05||$6,890||$6,590||$5,890||$300|
|08/09 - 08/19||$6,590||$6,290||$5,590||$300|
|11/15 - 11/25||$6,290||$5,990||$5,290||$300|
|12/20 - 12/30||Sold Out|
|12/24 - 01/03||$6,890||$6,590||$5,890||$300|
|02/09 - 02/19||$6,590||$6,290||$5,590||$300|
|02/16 - 02/26||$6,590||$6,290||$5,590||$300|
Price includes: All entrance and game park fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation; private bi-lingual guide throughout, area specialists, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Prices are per person and 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, where your Short Family Safari begins!
Days 3-4: Safari in Tarangire National Park / Watch Herds of Elephants Roam / Swimming at the Lodge
Tarangire National Park, often overlooked, astonishes many with its massive herds of elephant and distinctive winding riverine landscapes and swampy floodplains.
Days 5-6: Safari in Ngorongoro Crater / Friends Across Borders Meeting / Visit a Maasai Village
As you travel to the Ngorongoro Highlands en route to the Crater, you and your kids will head up a steep, winding road near the edge of the Great Rift Valley.
Days 7-9: Safari in the Serengeti / Search for the Big 5 / Visit Olduvai Gorge Dig Site
Serengeti National Park covers 6,000 square miles of pristine land, and offers not only sprawling landscapes but the largest migration of mammals on earth, including 1.5 million wildebeest.
Days 10-11: Depart Arusha / Arrive Home
There is time for one last game viewing drive and a stop at a cultural heritage center for some shopping before beginning your journey home from the wild landscapes, amazing animals, and beautiful people of Tanzania.
Welcome to Mount Meru Game Lodge, where you will find a charming atmosphere together with every comfort: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. The lodge is comprised of 15 picturesque rooms, each individually decorated. All rooms feature a verandah and private garden. Facilities include a lounge, boutique, internet facilities, and—most notably—a wildlife sanctuary that provides haven and rehabilitation for orphaned or injured animals.
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.
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