Big game safari in Tanzania

With luxury private tented camps as your base, and everything else taken care of, you’ll experience the wilds of the African savannah in style on this tailor made safari.
Lake Manyara National Park tented lodge on edge of Rift Valley Serengeti National Park Big Five viewing Ngorongoro Conservation Area and crater Olduvai Gorge
Price
£3600excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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2021 starting guide price pp based on two people sharing, without flights.
Private safaris can be arranged on any date you like with minimum 2 people.
Contact us for exact group departure dates.
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Description of Big game safari in Tanzania

Price information

£3600excluding flights
2021 starting guide price pp based on two people sharing, without flights.
Private safaris can be arranged on any date you like with minimum 2 people.
Contact us for exact group departure dates.
Make enquiry

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Vacation information

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Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Moderate.
Accomm:
1 night hotel, 3 nights luxury camp, 1 night tented lodge & 2 nights safari lodge (other options available).
Solos:
Welcome but may incur a surcharge.
Meals:
Full board on safari, breakfast & lunch on final day.
Included:
Accommdation, transfers, local guides, listed activities.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

3 Reviews of Big game safari in Tanzania

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Reviewed on 21 Aug 2018 by

It was one of the best trips I have ever been on and I have traveled all over the world! Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2017 by

We loved the Serengeti most.... and the way Albert, our guide, helped us discover it. Also, Kirirumu camp was fantastic. Excellent, we loved every minute of it :) Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2015 by

Superb: it exceeded our expectations. Watching a herd of wildebeest crossing the Mara River. It was a truly astonishing, primal sight. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

For every person that travels with the company, it plants trees through The Travel Forest initiative. Depending on where they plant and the requirement of the specific area, they plant either indigenous trees or a mix of indigenous and non-native species. Planting non-native seedlings may seem counter-intuitive but doing this can often help any remaining indigenous forest from being cut down (e.g. for fuel) as some non-native trees grow much more quickly than indigenous types. They particularly aim to save ancient or older indigenous forest, through offering an alternative option for fuel requirements of local communities. In addition to this benefit, their Travel Forest initiative helps with such things as planting for water-course retention, soil erosion, shade and even food – all depending on what is planted and where. They have planted almost 100,000 trees to date in various degraded locations including the Andean mountains in Peru, northern Tanzania and Malawi. This has always been done in conjunction with the local communities who plant and then tend the seedlings. Trees are far more important to the health of this planet (and us) than many people imagine. This global Travel Forest initiative can and does make a big difference.

The company offering this safari has won an international responsible tourism award twice in the last three years. They run their office in an environmentally friendly way, donate funds and administrative help to a charity the directors set up, and try to ensure that the services they offer are run responsibly and fairly, as regards the people, wildlife and environment.

As part of our commitment to the environment we have a programme to plant trees in Tanzania, Malawi, Peru etc. through the company’s foundation. This was set up to help alleviate poverty, conserve endangered wildlife, and protect earth’s environmental diversity for the benefit of us all. All the projects have a link with tourism in some way, and many benefit the wider world as well as local people, through conserving areas of natural beauty. We don’t just look overseas when considering the environment, even at the office the team planted tress in the fields surrounding the buildings to celebrate the company’s 21st birthday in 2019.

As a company we think about our partners overseas carefully. The company ethos is to use properties around the globe that have a similar ethical stance to ourselves. If they can use local suppliers for their provisions, be it food or furnishings then they do, and all offer a variety of menus including vegetarian and vegan/plant-based options. Our partners support the use of solar/renewable energies, and many are looking at ways of switching their current supplies to more eco-friendly options in order to be more efficient. The use of solar, water and air are options in use or being explored, as well as grey water run offs. Energy efficient appliances and practices, card operated in room lighting, low energy bulbs, and a change in laundry practices, are all in operation, and show just a few of the initiatives used. Our partners also use local staff within their properties. Many live on-site in seasonal properties for example reducing the travel emissions of the company, many come from the local villages and communities surrounding the properties. This includes everyone from house keeping to management and the guides that are from the locale.

Due to the nature of the vacations provided by the company, it is impossible to eliminate all flights but where possible we use the minimum flight hours an itinerary can operate with. The packages we have on offer include rail portions in some areas, which keep emissions low, many walking options and shared transportation.


People

Kirurumu Tented Lodge is run on strict environmental principles. The lodge is also at the forefront of an initiative to set up the Kirurumu Gorge Conservation area, to help stop the degradation of the gorge, and help local villagers with an income and sustainable wood source. All staff on this trip are paid fair wages.

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