Tanzania Hemingway Safari
13 Day Tour
tented safari in the great game parks of northern Tanzania, yours to
in a style that adventurers such as Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ruark and
Teddy Roosevelt made famous. All the equipment necessary for your
in the bush is provided at each campsite, complemented by a camp staff
of the very highest caliber.
escorted sightseeing and the activity of your choice with Design your
options in select destinations. Most meals are included, and you'll
guaranteed early check-in at many destinations.
operated offices in
Arusha and at the Ngorongoro Crater providing 24/7 support
- Very small,
group size with
a maximum of 12 passengers
vehicles with guaranteed window seats
safari drivers and
guides who attended A&K’s own training school
and fully equipped tented camps
toilets located inside
each mobile tent — a unique feature offered only by A&K in East
travel insurance; any airfares; airport departure taxes; excess baggage
fees; cost of obtaining passports or visas; gratuities to your guide;
expenses such as meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the
communication charges; laundry.
Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
1-2: USA or Canada/Arusha, Tanzania
overnight flight to Arusha and your lodge. Nestled in the heart of a
estate, the lodge boasts picturesque views of Lake Duluti and Mount
visit a coffee farm run by an established colonial family to learn how
the crop is grown, harvested and processed. After returning to your
for lunch, travel by road to Tarangire National Park, the third largest
game park in Tanzania, and on to your exclusive campsite. Considered to
be Africa at its best, your mobile camp continues a grand safari
evoking the romance of a bygone era.
are set in the most spectacular areas for game viewing, where your
is the only people in a vast plain of wildlife. Your spacious tent
an en suite bathroom, ceramic flush toilet and shower. Each tent also
a private verandah from which you can enjoy game viewing, reading, or
absorbing the scenery around you. A&K hosts a special welcome
A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D
A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D
day with a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea served in your tent,
by a bush breakfast. Later, morning and afternoon game drives take you
through the varied landscapes of Tarangire. Baobab tree forests, swamps
and acacia-dotted plains are the backdrop for some of Africa's more
species, including the greater kudu and wild dog. Tarangire is home to
herds of eland, oryx, wildebeest and zebra, along with a sizable
population. At day's end, return to your camp for a delicious dinner.
depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara, one of a chain of
lakes in Africa's Great Rift Valley, is nestled at the foot of a
2,000-foot escarpment decorated by magnificent forests of towering
trees and giant figs. En route, visit a traditional blacksmith making
swords and spears, followed by a tour of Mto Wa Mbu market. Lake
National Park lies southwest of Arusha and is an ideal size for
on foot. There are a number of nature trails and resident naturalists
on hand to enhance the experience, or you may choose to relax at an
post or by the pool. After lunch and a chance to settle in, enjoy a
afternoon game drive.
in many ways the park resembles a tropical rainforest, with its verdant
foliage and variety of bird life. Following the formation of the Rift
streams cascaded down the rocky walls and, because there was no outlet,
Lake Manyara was formed. It was at its largest about a quarter of a
Manyara Serena Lodge B L D
you travel overland to quaint Gibb's Farm, where you enjoy a farm-fresh
lunch and a chance to visit the coffee farm. Or you might choose to
a walk in the forest, before continuing on to the Ngorongoro
up the scenic flanks of the Ngorongoro highlands, visit a Maasai
before reaching your camp, your home for the next two nights. Inside
crater's walls lives a fascinating microcosm of East African wildlife,
from buffalo to flamingo, lion, and leopard. Your camp staff is waiting
to welcome you and, after settling in, you can spend the evening
to the night sounds of the African bush all around you.
A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D
into the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa's most fascinating wildlife
Enjoy an A&K-hosted gourmet hot barbecue in a private site, set in
a yellow acacia woodland.
you may see many species of wildlife, including lion, elephant, hyena,
wildebeest and gazelle. Even the rare and elusive black rhinoceros, one
of Africa's most endangered species, is a resident here. View flamingo
and other birds sharing the shallow waters. You may also see Maasai
and their cattle; the crater is in their territory and the Maasai
to coexist with wildlife as they have for centuries. This evening,
a private traditional performance by the Maasai.
A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D
Crater/Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater, head west to Serengeti National Park. En route, stop
at Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakey family made many of the fossil
including the Zinj skull, that have identified man's distant East
ancestors. Descend into the gorge and enjoy a privately guided visit of
this most famous archaeological site. From here, you continue your
into the arid and spectacular country of Serengeti National Park, and
to your lodge.
Serena Lodge is located high on a hill, offering magnificent views of
Serengeti Plains. Rustic and natural, the lodge is pure Africa. The
offers its own unique game trails devised in conjunction with park
to allow enjoyment of the Serengeti's unequaled variety of game.
(time permitting) a game drive introduces you to the Serengeti. Famed
Africa and around the world, the Park's 10,000 square miles support a
of wildlife, including lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, giraffe and topi.
Each year, the Serengeti is the scene of the Great Migration, when
of wildebeest and zebra make their annual trek in search of fresh
Serena Lodge B L D
9-11: Serengeti National Park
transfer to your exclusive tented camp where you spend three memorable
days on safari in the Serengeti, a vast region that has been a
animal refuge since 1929. It is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries
in the world with a focus on commitment to its preservation. The
tented safari is the traditional, time-honored way to enjoy the African
wilderness, reminiscent of the halcyon safari days of the Out of Africa
era. Your camp is a private sanctuary where the panorama of the bush
into view every time you step out of your tent. The essential
is exciting, romantic, exclusive and personally fulfilling as no other
trip to Africa can be.
creates powerful images of one of the last remaining wildlife
on earth. Those lucky enough to visit this wilderness area come away
memories of vast herds of antelope feeding on the plains. Rivers flow
the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and
At the end of one day, enjoy sundowner cocktails on a kopje (rocky
overlooking the Serengeti plain before returning to camp. On your final
evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable "Farewell to
dinner: a perfect opportunity to toast your journey and swap stories,
a fiery African sunset.
A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D
12: Serengeti/Arusha/USA or Canada
Village Lodge (dayroom) B L
farewell to your camp staff as you leave the vastness of the Serengeti
today and fly to Arusha. There will be some time for shopping before
Your afternoon is at leisure. A dayroom will be provided for your
and convenience until your transfer to the airport for your late
13: USA or Canada
your homebound flight.
contains some active elements and a minimum level of fitness is
of your tour, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of active
options (some at additional cost). These include:
to nearby forest preserve
Camp: canoeing on Lake Burunge, bush walks
walking, swimming and tennis
Camp: Crater highland hike
shown is in USD. Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and
not include international or internal air. Departures are limited to 12
..... $ 9,595
..... $ 1,250
..... from $ 250
four persons on a departure a combination of permanent
mobile camps and/or lodges will be used in place of private mobile
may apply. Call for details.
dates, prices and availability may change at any time.
departures may vary from what is displayed on this web site. Please
us at 877-510-4653 to confirm the latest pricing and departure
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most fully supported escorted option. Group sizes are very small: never
more than 24 travellers and often limited to 18 or 20. You'll stay in
best available hotel and most meals are included, as are airport
regardless of the flights you choose. Although there are opportunities
to explore on your own, you'll spend much of your sightseeing time with
your guide, on excursions designed to present a full and balanced
of your destination.
Tanzania Hemingway Safari
13 Day Tour
per person, based on double occupancy.
to availability and change without notice.
restrictions may apply. Airfares if included are based on departure
year 2011, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.
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