Tanzania Private Safari (IQT)

9 Day Package from Arusha to Arusha

“Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!” Oh, wait…in Africa you won’t see bears and tigers. But you will see lions, and elephants, and hippos, and giraffes, and rhinos, and gazelles, and much more! And no one brings you Africa like Monograms! On this 9-day private safari, we've arranged your choice of accommodations, almost all of your meals, game drives, and ground transportation between destinations. Plus, Monograms has arranged for you to have private 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with a professional Driver/Guide throughout your vacation. That’s right—private, ensuring this is your safari…your way! Along the way, your Driver/Guide will share insider knowledge about the wildlife and local culture in Tanzania. The safari vehicles feature a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Arusha, Tanzania, where we can pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel. From there, we've arranged transportation for you to Tarangire National Park, where you will have four game drives to see elephant, wildebeest, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo that congregate around the water holes. We'll then take you to Lake Manyara National Park, where you may see elephant, giraffe, and Cape buffalo in the groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unflooded caldera. On your full-day game drive here, you may see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, flamingo, and maybe even the rare black rhinoceros. From Ngorongoro, we’ll transfer you to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania's largest and most famous park and home to the annual wildebeest migration. In your three game drives here, we’ll be on the lookout for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Have your camera ready because there’s also an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, and eland.

And did we mention that in addition to all of these game drives, we've made your life easier by securing a day room for you at a hotel in Arusha at the end of your trip? Even when it’s time to say goodbye, we’ve handled all the details, so you’ll be able to wait in comfort before transferring to the airport for your late-evening flight. Between game drives we've arranged, the private 4-wheel drive safari vehicle we've included, the accommodations we’ve booked, and the Driver/Guide we've arranged, the only thing for you to do is to grab your camera and enjoy this spectacular experience. With the time and stress saved by not having to figure out for yourself where to go and how to get from one park to the next, you've got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

Private safari Driver/Guide throughout

Meals Included

American breakfast daily7 lunches7 dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Private sightseeing and game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

This vacation package offers you the chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—in Serengeti National Park escorted by your Monograms driver/guide in a private safari vehicle.

DAY
1
Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
Arusha–Tarangire National Park Area

Travel south to TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, where baobab and acacia trees dominate the landscape. After lunch, embark on an exciting AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

DAY
3
Tarangire Area

Today features MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the savannah grasslands. Enjoy panoramic views of baobab and acacia trees as you search for the elephant, eland, zebra, and Cape buffalo that congregate around the waterholes. Relax at your lodge or camp between game drives.

DAY
4
Tarangire Area–Lake Manyara National Park–Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Drive to LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. This small park is ecologically diverse, with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and alkaline Lake Manyara itself. During a GAME DRIVE, watch for elephant, Cape buffalo, and giraffe. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Then, drive to beautiful Gibb’s Farm for a relaxing lunch featuring sumptuous farm-to-table cuisine. Afterward, continue to the NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA for the night.

DAY
5
Ngorongoro Area

Today, enjoy a FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE in Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded, in fact, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo. This is also your best chance to see the rare black rhinoceros. A picnic lunch will be served in the crater.

DAY
6
Ngorongoro Area–Serengeti National Park

This morning, drive to SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, generally between late November and July, it attracts visitors from around the world and is great for game viewing year round. Enjoy lunch prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly from year to year.

DAY
7
Serengeti

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES and search for the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino—as well as an abundance of other animals, including cheetah, giraffe, warthog, gazelle, and eland. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax.

DAY
8
Serengeti

The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, so it is no surprise that the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Continue exploring this vast park during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES.

DAY
9
Serengeti–Arusha–Homebound Flight

This morning, fly back to Arusha, where your vacation ends. We have reserved a day room at the Mount Meru Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 24, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Book 3 Sopa properties and save up to $130. Book 3 Serena properties and save up to $200. Book 3 Elewana properties and save up to $430. Contact your travel professional for details.

Arusha
Tarangire National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti National Park

Mount Meru Hotel

Church Road
Arusha, Tanzania

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, surrounded by some of Africa's most breath-taking vistas, rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain. Bask in the Tanzanian warmth and kindness, renowned all over the world.

Location & Highlights

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the center of Arusha, the hotel sits on nine acres of lush landscape with panoramic vistas of the surrounding area.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
The Hotel offers the discerning traveler more than just a resting place when it comes to accommodation. The room itself is an experience of understated African opulence, open space and natural light. Take in the spectacular views from the privacy of your room as you bask in the glow of an African sunset.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Book 3 Sopa properties and save up to $130. Book 3 Serena properties and save up to $200. Book 3 Elewana properties and save up to $430. Contact your travel professional for details.

Arusha
Tarangire National Park Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti National Park

Arusha Coffee Lodge

P.O.Box 1823
Arusha, Tanzania

Check-in - 11:00
Check-out - 10:00

Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation. This exclusive, boutique hotel lodge has been designed around the farms' original plantation homes, radiating the warmth and invitation of the old colonial plantation homes historically distinctive to the coffee plantations. Luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine, and roaring fires beckon to the most seasoned traveler.

Location & Highlights

Situated on the western edge of Arusha town in one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations and surrounded by endless acres of coffee bushes.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
The Arusha Coffee Lodge accommodation consists of 30 plantation houses lavishly furnished, featuring split-level living room area and a private deck patio. With large four poster beds with Egyptian cotton linens and a variety of guest amenities, the Arusha Coffee Lodge is the place to relax and rejuvenate before or after a Tanzanian Safari.

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel


Arusha, Tanzania

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 10:00

Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Lake Duluti Serena Lodge offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.

Location & Highlights

Nestled amid coffee plantations at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti.

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Wake-Up Calls

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
Rooms are presented in the style of stone-built cottages, which are grouped in clusters around a flower-filled central 'village square'. Spacious and elegantly presented in classic country-house style, they feature marble bathrooms, double French doors leading out into the gardens, leaded windows, a stylish work or vanity area, and large and comfortable beds.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tloma Village Visit

Visit a local primary school and learn more about the Iraqw culture and way of life.

Price Range: $

Maasai Village

Learn more about this semi-nomadic tribe, famous for herding cattle and their distinctive red clothing.

Price Range: $

Insider

Tanzania

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Meet Firoz, one of your Driver/Guides in Tanzania, AfricaMonograms provides a private Driver/Guide throughout your safari, so you will always have an expert with you on game drives to provide insight and answer questions pertaining to the fascinating wildlife and diverse ecosystems in Tanzania. Each game drive is an adventure and with your own private safari vehicle and Driver/Guide the adventure is yours alone! No worrying about what other people in the vehicle want to see. Simply work with your Driver/Guide to make the most out of each day. Plus, your Driver/Guide will be with you when you drive between parks and reserves and at each overnight destination, ensuring you create lasting vacation memories.

Meet a Driver/Guide

Born and raised on lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Firoz grew up listening to his father’s stories about wildlife. With an impressive background and almost 20 years of guiding experience, he combines his knowledge of wildlife, Tanzanian culture, ornithology, botany and range ecology to create the ultimate safari experience!


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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 24, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $252. Required intra-vacation air segment: Serengeti/Arusha. Air prices were effective on July 13, 2016 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

Safari package includes park entrance fees of $435 per person.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Tanzania government implemented a new value added tax (VAT) on transportation and park entry fees. Due to this a per person surcharge of $125.80 will apply.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.

NOTES:

  • Bottled water is included on all game drives and with all meals.
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to Tanzania.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.
  • Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles and flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs including hand luggage.
  • Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).