Serengeti vacation in Tanzania, the big five
US $1500ToUS $2500 excluding flights
Included • All accommodation • Meals as per the program • Park fees • Land cruiser 4x4 • Tourism Levy • Transfer • 1.5 bottle water per day
Description of Serengeti vacation in Tanzania, the big five
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
1 Reviews of Serengeti vacation in Tanzania, the big five
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 23 Jan 2022 by Andrea Strickland
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Camping in the Serengeti was very memorable and exciting. Waking up still in darkness and driving through the Serengeti while the sun crept over the horizon, slowly lighting up the plains and seeing silhouettes of giraffes and antelope was breathtaking. I will never forget that!
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Listen to your guides and trust in their knowledge! Abu is an experienced safari guide and a local Tanzanian - he knows what is best for the surrounding
environment, community, and understands the wildlife. Do as he says and your safari will not only be exciting and fulfilling, but also safe and respectful. Make
sure you have sufficient cash with you on safari to tip your guide and cook at the end.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Abu & Ann demonstrated a keen interest in the health and welfare of the wildlife and compassion for their community. We were also happy to learn that through their business they support their communities with education programs for underserved families, and have many great animal protection programs in the works.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
10/10 - couldn't ask for anything more! From customer service to delivering an unforgettable experience (and providing lots and lots of delicious food!), the operator was fantastic and I will book again with them next time I am in Tanzania.
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.
PlanetWe are supporting a tree planting project at Usambara Mountain which involves school children from 7 years to 14yrs to raise awareness of taking care of their environment and how cutting down trees would have a negative impact to the wildlife and future generations. For the tree planting project like the friends of Usambara mountains the clients are able to participate in planting trees together with the school children. They can also buy trees from the village trees nursery and donate to the project.
During the game drive we encourage our guests to follow the policy of Trash In Trash out to make sure our National parks remain clean for the well being of our Wildlife.
We know our wildlife and we are committed to conserving it and encourage guests to follow our lead. We are committed to all the rules in our National Parks concerning sustainable tourism.Our local guides have over 10 years experience they know every corner of our National Parks this give us advantage of driving far from crowded sights. We always avoid the sights with a lots of vehicles in order not to disturb the animals. We respect animals comfort zones by educate our driver guides to avoid off roads.
We work with Serengeti Cheetah Project to helps to monitor the demographics of the 50-80 cheetah in the area,one of the last few remaining natural ecosystems where cheetah exist. We do a dedicated game drives at Namiri plain with the specific purpose of finding and identifying cheetah.Once spotted,guest are encouraged to photograph the cheetah,and leave the copies of the sighting photos which are then passed on to the research team.Feedback is then provide when possible to our guests on which cheetah were observed.
We are supporting the big campaign on getting rid of use of plastic bags. We also avoid a lot of printing, and for bookings and other related issues with paper we try to do online in order to avoid printing a lot and hence saving trees!
In Tanzania where our office is the major source of power is hydroelectricity, which need a lot of water, but we are in a Tropical Country where the sun is throughout the year. In our office we use solar system to avoid the much wasted water from Hydroelectricity.
We are supporting the big campaign on getting rid of use of plastic bags. We also avoid a lot of printing, and for bookings and other related
issues with paper we try to do online in order to avoid printing a lot and hence saving trees! In Tanzania where our office is the major source of power is hydroelectricity, which need a lot of water, but we are in a Tropical Country where the sun is throughout the year. In our office we use solar system to avoid the much wasted water from Hydroelectricity.
PeopleWe are working with a local Training Institute called Action Training Institute, whereby the girls who were rejected by their parents or guardians after getting pregnant are studying in this institute with their children. We give them opportunities of internship in our company. We also help them to get jobs in lodges and hotels which are our business partner.
Most lodges and hotels we take our clients buy food, fruits, and vegetable from the local markets owned by small business entrepreneurs which help to raise individual economy and community in general.
Every year we donate female hygiene pads for the schools girls in remote schools areas. This has been a big problem which cause school girls to miss their studies for a week in every month hence effect a lot of girl’s academic performance in general. This is because many families do not afford to buy the pads for their girls.
With regard to your own social behavior, it is important to be aware of the local community’s culture and traditions and to respect local etiquette. We would hope that all our clients intend a cultural exchange during their visit to learn more about the host community. We suggest that:
.You ask before you want to take a picture of an individual except when you’re in the game drive
.Greetings with hand shake is much appreciated
.People are very shy some time they can avoid eyes contact is normal for the local here.
We support the local soccer team for both boys and girls under 14, knowing that sports can generate employment, we support these team in terms of sport kits and coaching expenses. These young talents if they are well nurtured they will become great players of their clubs and our National team as well in the nearer future.