This is our 6 Nt photo safari tour to Northern Tanzania.
See the animals of Africa in their natural habitat. Fly into and out of Kilimanjaro airport (JRO) for this trip. If the date we have the group going on Oct. 17th does not work for you, we can do this tour pretty much any date you want. Prices are shown below, same for any departure date in 2023 you want.
- Driver-guide, and transport
- Accommodations and all meals during safari
- 2 nights at the Springlands Hotel Bed & Breakfast
- Transport during safari
- National park gate fees and
- park fee supplements
- Return Kilimanjaro airport transfers
- 18% VAT
Not included in the price:
- Tips for your driver-guide during safari
- Transfer from Arusha @US$120 per car one way.
- Alcoholic drinks during safari
The form of catering in the hotel and other services may differ from our offer/confirmation due to Covid-19 regulations. Changes in the access and visiting regulations for historical sites and museums , for example, are possible based on the current ordinances in force.
Our amazing itinerary is:
- Day 1: Arrive to Kilimanjaro airport (JRO), picked by Zara driver and then transfer to Springlands Hotel for overnight and breakfast.
- Day 2: After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game drives, this takes about 3hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Overnight at Highview hotel or similar.
- Day 3: The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then in the late evening, drive to and overnight at either the Serengeti Wild Camp or similar.
- Day 4: After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to either the Serengeti Wild Camp or similar for rest, dinner, and overnight.
- Day 5: After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to either the Serengeti Wild Camp or similar for rest, dinner, and overnight.
- Day 6: After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. Dinner and overnight at the Highview hotel or similar.
- Day 7: After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park which is a diverse and picturesque African wildlife sanctuary. Game drives in Tarangire features excellent landscapes views of beautiful riverine forests, acacia woodlands, ancient African baobab trees and endless rolling hills. Resident animals include elephant, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, rock hyrax, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, warthog and reedbuck. Primates include olive baboon, vervet monkey and bush baby. Other common animals include buffalo, wildebeest and zebra. Rare animals include. With a little luck you may encounter some rare antelope species such as lesser kudu, eland and fringe-eared Oryx, African wild hunting dog. Carnivores include lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. In the evening, drop off at Springlands Hotel for overnight on bed& breakfast.
- Day 8: Check out at the hotel and transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
Cost – This will vary based on how many people sign up. But here is the breakdown. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
We offer two prices on this tour, one for the public and one for interliners. Interliners for this tour are airline employee or spouse, airline retiree or spouse, parent or parent-in-law of the airline employee and anyone traveling with them.
The price is (same for interliners and non-interliners)
- 1 guest – $3,200
- 2 guests – $2,400pp
- 3 guests – $2,280pp
- 4 guests – $2,100pp
- 5 guests – $1,920pp
- 6 guests – $1,860pp
We have a 1 person minimum to make the tour go. If you sign up at the higher price and we get more people, you will end up paying what the final price for the tour ends up. For example, you sign up and you are the only one signed up, the cost is the higher price shown. But if we end up with 6 going on the same date then the price drops and that price based on how many are booked would be the final price you would pay.
Yes you can bring friends with you and parents and in-laws of employees can book into this also and go at the same rate as you do as the interliner. We want to fill the group to get the rate down. If we get an overwhelming response we will go to our operator and see about adding a 2nd or 3rd section if needed.
Deposit is $1,000pp at the time of booking.
Final Payment is due 70 days prior to your departure.
No penalty if you cancel prior to final payment date.
Full penalty if cancelled on or after final payment date.
We strongly suggest you take out travel insurance to cover you for cancellation or medical issues while on the trip. Ask our agent for that info or check with World Nomads.
Please note you will need a Yellow Fever Inoculation, this must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure. If you have had any previous history of Liver Disorders you must consult your physician first. Malaria prophylactics are a must.
Tipping is highly appreciated at the end of safari/ hiking:
Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet together before the end of the safari to discuss how much they would like to tip safari driver based on the individual experience.
You should prepare an envelope after the safari for your tip money at the Springlands Hotel.
You can use US dollars, Euros, TZ Shillings or a combination of these. The envelope will be submitted to driver guide/ himself/ safari coordinator.
RECOMMENDED TIP: Driver Guide for the safari: US$ 25-35 per day per vehicle, If is camping safari there will be a cook which the tip for a cook US$ 10 per day
NB: These are just guidelines and tips can be given to safari staffs according to services provided. It might be less or more than the mentioned amount.
Safari Packing List Notes
- You can leave extra luggage in a locked storage room at the Springlands Hotel for no charge.
- You can leave valuables in a safe deposit box at the Springlands Hotel for $1/day.
- Sturdy, comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof. They will get dirty.
- Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
- Comfortable, breathable socks
- Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
- Lightweight, breathable pants
- Short-sleeved shirts, cool and breathable
- Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings
- Rain racket and pants or rain poncho
- Day pack, for you to carry
- Large duffel bag or backpack
- Sleeping, for camping safaris
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad and repair kit
- Tents are supplied by Zara at no charge
- Foam sleeping pads are provided by Zara at no charge
- Water bottles, and water purification tablets or purifier
- Bottled water is also available for purchase on safari
- Water bottles, and water purification tablets or purifier
- Sun hat with brim
- Bandana (for dust, etc.)
- Money ($400 or more in cash and/or travellers cheques, including some small U.S., Euro, or Tanzanian bills)
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera, film/disks, mini-tripod
- Video camera, tapes
- Maps, guidebooks
- Notebook, pencil, and pen
- Pocket knife
- Electricity adapter
- Energy bars, hard candy, snacks, and comfort foods
- Playing cards, games, books, frisbee, football, kite
- Chocolate or pens for village children, momentos for guides and other travellers
- Umbrella, particularly useful in the rainy season, can be purchased in the market for around $2
- Plastic bags and zip-lock bags for waterproofing
- Sewing kit
- Salt, pepper, spices for bland food
- Business cards
- Alarm clock
- Calculator (for currency conversion)
- Swim suit for hotel swimming pool
- Toilet paper (and baggie to carry used paper while walking)
- Small towel
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Hand-wipes (moist towelettes for cleaning)
- Hand sanitizer
- Glasses, contacts, solution
- Comb, mirror
- Yellow fever certificate
- Tanzania Visa
- Medical insurance
- Address book
- Vaccination records
- Airline tickets
- Cash, travellers cheques, credit cards
- Maps, guidebooks
- Make copies of passport, TZ visa, airline tickets/schedule, travellers cheques numbers.
Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.
- Ibuprofin, Aceteminophen, or Aspirin
- Throat losenges
- Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
- Lip balm with sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- Disinfectant, Antiseptic cream
- Bandages and tape
- Diahrea medicine
- Ace bandage
- Melatonin (1-3mg) or other sleep aid
- Malaria pills (talk to your doctor)
- Antibiotics (talk to your doctor)
- Prescription drugs (talk to your doctor)
- Diamox (talk to your doctor)
Gifts for Guides, Locals
- Any warm clothing
- Nerf football, frisbees
Packing for your flight to Africa
- U-shaped neck pillow (blow-up)
- Walkman and music
- Eye shades, ear plugs
- Melatonin or other sleep aid
- Critical items (in case baggage is delayed)
- Apart from our packages, ZARA TOURS take a serious approach to ensuring that tourism in Tanzania also benefits those who are unable to reap its direct benefits, by helping to bring donations, opportunities, and solutions to the regions in which we run our tours and set-up our properties.
15% of the profits from these tours go directly to social, economic, and environmental initiatives in Tanzania through our ground operator in Tanzania.
If we are unable to operate the tour due to Covid restrictions. then everyone booked will get a full refund to their credit card they paid with.
To book, contact InterlineTravel.com at 800 766-2911 and any agent can take your info and payment. We need your full legal name to book and your billing address for your credit card. The charge will come from Dynamic Travel on your credit card bill.
SHERLEE SANTORNO says
I am actually retired from ATA (American Trans Air) airlines, however it wasn’t offered as an option, and I had worked with Frontier for a year, therefore selected them.
Steve Cosgrove says
ok. Since ATA went under only some of the interline cruise offers would be valid for you. All of our tours are open to you.