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Tanzania Hemingway Safari by Abercrombie and Kent
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Tanzania Hemingway Safari
13 Day Tour

Tanzania Hemingway Safari by Abercrombie and Kent

'Tanzania Hemingway' is a classic tented safari in the great game parks of northern Tanzania, yours to enjoy in a style that adventurers such as Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ruark and Teddy Roosevelt made famous. All the equipment necessary for your comfort in the bush is provided at each campsite, complemented by a camp staff of the very highest caliber.

    You'll enjoy comprehensive, fully escorted sightseeing and the activity of your choice with Design your Day options in select destinations. Most meals are included, and you'll have guaranteed early check-in at many destinations. 


    • A&K owned and operated offices in Arusha and at the Ngorongoro Crater providing 24/7 support
    • Very small, intimate group size with a maximum of 12 passengers
    • A&K-owned and maintained safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats
    • 4x4 customized vehicles
    • A&K-employed safari drivers and guides who attended A&K’s own training school
    • A&K’s exclusive, luxurious, pampered and fully equipped tented camps
    • Individual flush toilets located inside each mobile tent — a unique feature offered only by A&K in East Africa

    Not included: travel insurance; any airfares; airport departure taxes; excess baggage fees; cost of obtaining passports or visas; gratuities to your guide; personal expenses such as meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the itinerary;  communication charges; laundry.

    (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner


DAYS 1-2: USA or Canada/Arusha, Tanzania
Depart by overnight flight to Arusha and your lodge. Nestled in the heart of a coffee estate, the lodge boasts picturesque views of Lake Duluti and Mount Meru.
    Mountain Village Lodge 

    DAY 3: Arusha/Tarangire National Park
    This morning, visit a coffee farm run by an established colonial family to learn how the crop is grown, harvested and processed. After returning to your lodge 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 tradition, evoking the romance of a bygone era. 

    Your campsites are set in the most spectacular areas for game viewing, where your group is the only people in a vast plain of wildlife. Your spacious tent includes an en suite bathroom, ceramic flush toilet and shower. Each tent also features a private verandah from which you can enjoy game viewing, reading, or simply absorbing the scenery around you. A&K hosts a special welcome dinner this evening.

    Exclusive A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D 

    DAY 4: Tarangire National Park
    Begin the day with a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea served in your tent, followed 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 rare species, including the greater kudu and wild dog. Tarangire is home to herds of eland, oryx, wildebeest and zebra, along with a sizable elephant population. At day's end, return to your camp for a delicious dinner.

    Exclusive A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D 

    DAY 5: Tarangire/Lake Manyara
    This morning, 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 spectacular 2,000-foot escarpment decorated by magnificent forests of towering mahogany trees and giant figs. En route, visit a traditional blacksmith making Maasai swords and spears, followed by a tour of Mto Wa Mbu market. Lake Manyara National Park lies southwest of Arusha and is an ideal size for exploration on foot. There are a number of nature trails and resident naturalists are on hand to enhance the experience, or you may choose to relax at an observation post or by the pool. After lunch and a chance to settle in, enjoy a late afternoon game drive. 

    As you discover, in many ways the park resembles a tropical rainforest, with its verdant foliage and variety of bird life. Following the formation of the Rift Valley, 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 million years ago.

    Lake Manyara Serena Lodge B L D 

    DAY 6: Lake Manyara/Ngorongoro Crater
    After breakfast 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 take a walk in the forest, before continuing on to the Ngorongoro Crater. 

    As you drive up the scenic flanks of the Ngorongoro highlands, visit a Maasai village before reaching your camp, your home for the next two nights. Inside the 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 listening to the night sounds of the African bush all around you.

    Exclusive A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D 

    DAY 7: Ngorongoro Crater
    Drive down into the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa's most fascinating wildlife areas. Enjoy an A&K-hosted gourmet hot barbecue in a private site, set in a yellow acacia woodland. 

    In the crater 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 herdsmen and their cattle; the crater is in their territory and the Maasai continue to coexist with wildlife as they have for centuries. This evening, enjoy a private traditional performance by the Maasai.

    Exclusive A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D 

    DAY 8: Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park
    Leaving the Ngorongoro Crater, head west to Serengeti National Park. En route, stop at Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakey family made many of the fossil discoveries, including the Zinj skull, that have identified man's distant East African ancestors. Descend into the gorge and enjoy a privately guided visit of this most famous archaeological site. From here, you continue your drive into the arid and spectacular country of Serengeti National Park, and on to your lodge. 

    The Serengeti Serena Lodge is located high on a hill, offering magnificent views of the Serengeti Plains. Rustic and natural, the lodge is pure Africa. The lodge offers its own unique game trails devised in conjunction with park consultants to allow enjoyment of the Serengeti's unequaled variety of game. 

    This afternoon (time permitting) a game drive introduces you to the Serengeti. Famed throughout Africa and around the world, the Park's 10,000 square miles support a myriad of wildlife, including lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, giraffe and topi. Each year, the Serengeti is the scene of the Great Migration, when millions of wildebeest and zebra make their annual trek in search of fresh grasses.

    Serengeti Serena Lodge B L D 

    DAYS 9-11: Serengeti National Park
    Today you transfer to your exclusive tented camp where you spend three memorable days on safari in the Serengeti, a vast region that has been a protected animal refuge since 1929. It is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world with a focus on commitment to its preservation. The private 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 bursts into view every time you step out of your tent. The essential experience is exciting, romantic, exclusive and personally fulfilling as no other trip to Africa can be. 

    The name Serengeti creates powerful images of one of the last remaining wildlife spectacles on earth. Those lucky enough to visit this wilderness area come away with memories of vast herds of antelope feeding on the plains. Rivers flow through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. At the end of one day, enjoy sundowner cocktails on a kopje (rocky outcrop) overlooking the Serengeti plain before returning to camp. On your final evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable "Farewell to Africa" dinner: a perfect opportunity to toast your journey and swap stories, during a fiery African sunset.

    Exclusive A&K Mobile Tented Camp B L D 

    DAY 12: Serengeti/Arusha/USA or Canada
    Bid a fond 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 lunch. Your afternoon is at leisure. A dayroom will be provided for your comfort and convenience until your transfer to the airport for your late evening departure.

    Mountain Village Lodge (dayroom) B L 
DAY 13: USA or Canada
Connect with your homebound flight. 

This program contains some active elements and a minimum level of fitness is required.

    Active Options:
    In the course of your tour, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of active options (some at additional cost). These include:

    • Mount Meru: hike to nearby forest preserve
    • Tarangire Tented Camp: canoeing on Lake Burunge, bush walks
    • Plantation Lodge: walking, swimming and tennis
    • Ngorongoro Tented Camp: Crater highland hike

    The price shown is in USD. Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and does not include international or internal air. Departures are limited to 12 passengers.

    2010 PRICE PER PERSON (land arrangements)
    Land arrangements
    Double occupancy ..... $ 9,595
    Single supplement ..... $ 1,250

    Internal airfare: Serengeti/Arusha
    Economy class ..... from $ 250

For less than four persons on a departure a combination of permanent tented/non-exclusive mobile camps and/or lodges will be used in place of private mobile camps.


    * Holiday surcharge may apply. Call for details.
    Departure dates, prices and availability may change at any time.

    Prices and departures may vary from what is displayed on this web site. Please call us at 877-510-4653 to confirm the latest pricing and departure information.

    The Connoisseurs Series is the finest inclusive A&K travel experience.
    Connoisseurs travel is A&K's 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 the best available hotel and most meals are included, as are airport transfers 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 picture of your destination.

Tanzania Hemingway Safari
13 Day Tour
Abercrombie and Kent AFRICA
From $9595USD
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 “Top Guides in Africa” – Joseph Ndunguru, Gavin Ford - 2001
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   Olonana and Chief’s Camp - 2004
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   Chobe Chilwero -2002
“The World’s Best Places to Stay,” Gold List
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   Chobe Chilwero - 2003
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“Favorite Worldwide Travel Adventures”, Olonana, Chief’s Camp - 2004
“Previewing Heaven: 15 Worldwide Hotels with Drop-Dead Views”, Chief’s Camp - 2003
“Top 20 Hideaway Gems,” World’s Best Hotels, Resorts & Hideaways, Chief’s Camp - 2002
Travel Agent Magazine
“Leaders in Luxury,” Geoffrey Kent - 2002
World Travel & Tourism Council
Green Award for Corporate Social Leadership in Travel & Tourism - 2002
Town & Country
Gavin Ford, “Top Guides in Africa” - 2001
Queen’s Award for Enterprise
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Chevron Conservation Award
Jorie Butler Kent - 1999
Environmental Award - 1992

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