Wild Africa Safari

Moshi, Tanzania
5.0 (1 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Great Add-On to Kilimanjaro
  • The Highlights of Tanzania
  • Luxurious Safari Tented Lodges & Accommodations
  • 3 Spectacular National Parks
  • Classic African Wildlife
  • Maasai, Datoga & Hadzabe Cultures
  • Great Stand-alone African Experience

Description

Make the most of your time in Africa with this Wildlife Safari and Cultural Tour! 6 days in length and all-inclusive, our Wild Africa Safari tour is an opportunity to experience Africa’s amazing wildlife and unique, colorful cultures. We immerse ourselves in the African tribal cultures of the inhabitants of the Maasai Steppe and learn of their traditional and current ways of life. The days are filled with exploration and a healthy mixture of safaris in three of Tanzania’s best national parks, cultural activities and relaxation in luxurious accommodations with top notch cuisine. All of this is done in comfort with safari Land Cruisers being used for all our travels.

We’ll have the possibility to observe and photograph lions, leopards, African buffalo, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, wildebeests, hippos and much more of Africa’s most classic wildlife. We will visit with three different tribal communities; the Hazabe, Datoga and Maasai. The natural beauty of the areas we visit is impossible to describe, but we will just leave it at “breathtaking!”

Special Note: This Safari tour is a perfect way to make the most of your trip to Africa by adding it onto the end your Kilimanjaro Trek. If you’re not joining us on a Kilimanjaro Trek, you will need to arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) the day before the tour begins by 3pm. Our team will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi. Dinner and lodging for this night are included in the stand-alone trip rate.

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With Kilimanjaro USD
$3700 Per Person
Stand Alone USD
$4000 Per Person
$670 Single Supplement

$670 Single Supplement

Trip Type: Other
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 2-12 Guests
Trip Length: 6 Days
Distance: N/A

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1

Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

SUMMARY OF DIFFICULTY
This is a jeep safari and does not require hiking.

Hiking Distances:

0-1 mi

Backpack Weight:

0 lbs

Terrain:

Not Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

0 ft

Heights Exposure:

None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP

  • Occasional light walking
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.

SOLITUDE LEVEL 1

1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this tour a solitude 1. You can expect to be around other travelers much of the time.

Minimum of 2 Guests

We require a minimum of 2 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.

In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, or be refunded your payments in full. We make the final determination for these trips 60-65 days before the departure date.

Private Trips

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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.

Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations. 

Private Rates FOr This Trip

  • 2 People: Rate x 2.5
  • 3 People: Rate x 2
  • 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
  • 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
  • 11-12 People: Rate x 1

*all rates are per person and single supplements apply

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Pre-trip Arrival and Accommodations

If you are not joining us for the trek on Kilimanjaro prior to the Safari, you will need to arrive the day prior to Day 1 by 4 P.M. at the JRO International Airport, where we will pick you up and transfer you to our hotel. There will only be one airport shuttle departure for the group. Hotel and dinner are included the pre-trip night.

 

 

Day 1

This morning we’ll awake to an appetizing breakfast at the hotel, and prepare for our adventure in the Tanzanian wild.  Your guide and driver will deliver a short orientation meeting and safari briefing. We will then hit the road for Tarangire National Park, dotted with soaring baobab trees. This area experiences its own small-scale migration as animals move between Tarangire and Lake Manyara in search of food and water.

We’ll enjoy our first game drive and be on the lookout for elephants, cape buffalo, herds of gazelle, zebra, giraffe, and warthogs. Predators such as lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, and leopards roam this incredible park.

After we enjoy our packed lunch, we will continue our journey to Ngorongoro Highlands. Breathe in the beautiful landscape en route to our lodge for the evening. Along the way we get to enjoy the beautiful landscape as we climb the escarpment. Arrive at your lodge, located in the town of Karatu. Time to relax, enjoy dinner, and recall the beauty of what we’ve experienced today.

Day 2

Today, after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drive on to Serengeti National Park. In order to reach the Serengeti we travel through the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area, skirting the massive Ngoro Ngoro Crater. We’ll experience a game drive on our way to our evenings accommodation where we’ll have the option to visit the Olduvai Gorge. This gorge holds human remains that provide us with the most continuous known record of human evolution during the last 2 million years! We’ll arrive in time for lunch and check-in at camp Serengeti. The afternoon finds us on another game drive, have those binoculars handy!

 

 

Day 3

Today we have a full day game drive, where we’ll get to experience the sprawling plains first-hand. The plains of the Serengeti are home to thousands of hoofed animals and ferocious predators. You’ll see flat and rolling terrain with long grasses, dotted with acacia trees. These plains get their name from the Maasai word Siringitu- “the place where the land moves on forever.”

Day 4

Today we wake up early and depart for a sunrise game drive. Morning is the best time to view wildlife in the Serengeti. After a couple hours on the game drive we will head back to our tented camp for breakfast. Then we’re off for one last drive through the Serengeti to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Descending into the crater we’ll enjoy our picnic lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater floor. We will spend all afternoon enjoying a game drive through the crater, which creates a surreal home for both year round and migrating species of animals and birds. After our full day of game drives, we will go to our accommodation for dinner and relaxation.

Day 5

  • Drive Time: 1.5 hours

This morning we will enjoy a leisurely start. You can sleep in and have a later breakfast before we depart the lodge. Today we will travel through the agricultural market town of Mto Wa Mbu near the Lake Manyara National Park. We will stop for souvenirs at the city center, which also has a large, outdoor market with fresh produce. This is a souvenir hunter’s paradise, with locally owned shops and an abundance of small treasures to purchase and bring home. The market is a wonderful cultural experience, whether or not you choose to purchase anything. We will then drive out of town for a visit to a traditional Maasai Boma. Here we will meet the inhabitants of a small Maasai home, who dance and sing for us, and where we enjoy a lunch of traditional African style BBQ (Western cuisine options will be available as well). After experiencing the Maasai way of life, we will drive to our final lodging in the city of Arusha for our last night and a final celebratory dinner.

Day 6

After breakfast, you will have time to relax until your international flight today. You will be transferred from the hotel to the airport at a convenient time for check-in. Flights should be booked for departure after 9 A.M.

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: lodging/campground availability, extreme weather, political or bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more. Normal terms and conditions apply to trips with itinerary changes.

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

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Available to Book

AVAILABLE TO BOOK

This trip is available and bookable online! Click on the date to register now or contact us online to book through our award-winning customer service team!

Going Fast

GOING FAST

This trip has 1 or 2 spots remaining and is bookable online! Click on the date to book now or contact us online to book through customer service.

Request a Reservation

REQUEST A RESERVATION

This trip is exclusively booked through customer service due to logistics with lodging, permits, staffing, availability, or something else. Please contact us online or call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to request a reservation.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A detailed trip packet that takes the guesswork out of your travel, training, packing, and preparing for the trip
  • Trained guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport pick-up and drop-off (Add-on: day 1 of Kilimanjaro Trek itinerary & day 6; Stand-Alone: the day before the tour begins & day 6)
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour starting on Day 1 and ending on the day you depart
  • All national park and activity fees
  • Luxury tent and lodging accommodations
  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour
  • Use of a backpack
  • All meals for the duration of the tour (breakfast on day 1 to breakfast on day 6, also dinner the day before the tour begins for stand-alone tour)
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and communication device (InReach Explorer or satellite phone)
  • The exceptional customer service; dialed-in logistics; amazing food; and friendly, knowledgeable guides Wildland is famous for!

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Tanzania (to Kilimanjaro International Airport)
  • Trip insurance that includes medical coverage and at least $200,000 in evacuation and repatriation coverage (required)
  • Bar bills, drink bills, extra snacks, telephone bills, wifi bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strikes, etc. (we recommend trip insurance coverage for these variables)
  • Clothes, rain gear, and footwear (see recommendations)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Guide gratuities are optional and at the discretion of each customer. A suggested guideline is to reward outstanding service with a tip of 10-15% of the total trip cost. Please tip your lead guide and they will distribute responsibly to the crew. Local currency is preferred, or USD is also appreciated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              *Please Note: Safari guests can tip their lead guide and driver directly. Any guests joining us on a Kilimanjaro Trek and Safari, please see tipping instructions in the Kilimanjaro packet for that section of your trip.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about what to pack.

Meals: What to Expect

Our Wild Africa Safari features a combination of in-town meals and meals prepared by our staff (lunch day 5). We’ll have breakfast & dinners at our carefully selected accommodations, as well as box lunches while on our game drives consisting of local ingredients and fresh produce.

Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:

  • Backpacks
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency communication device(s)

Guest Packing List

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with a detailed packing list specific to this trip (click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, a recommended clothing system, a headlamp or flashlight, a hydration system (water bottles and/or bladder) and other items specific to each trip.

Important note: NO PLASTIC BAGS. Tanzania has a ban on plastic bags. This includes ziplock bags used to carry liquids in luggage.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

How Do I Register?

Reserve your spot today! In the Trip Dates & Booking section of this page, the green and red dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. To email our customer service team, you can click here to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you’re ready to register we’ll email you a link to a registration profile. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit.

Feel free to call us for more info – we’re here 7 days a week!

Entry Requirements (Visa Requirement)

For checking entry requirements for this trip, we recommend using this travel tool, Sherpa Travel. Here, you can view what is required to enter the country, including necessary travel documents, visas, and vaccinations. If a visa is required, you can apply directly through this service. You may also check for entry requirements for your nationality on consular websites or your country’s foreign travel advisories. Ensuring you have completed all necessary steps to enter the country is your responsibility.

U.S. citizens may also obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania.

Where Do We Meet?

If you’re doing this tour as a stand-alone experience, and not hiking Kilimanjaro with us, it’s best to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport the day before the tour begins. We will then pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel (included) in Moshi, Tanzania. Our Tanzania communications team will be in contact approximately 45 days before your trip to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have. Hotel and dinner are included this pre-trip evening.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Pre and Post-trip On Request Lodging

We secure limited amounts of pre and post trip lodging in Moshi, Tanzania as an optional add-on for guests of this trip. This lodging is on request, and is available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested, please reach out directly to our team to check availability.

Travel to Kilimanjaro International Airport

If you are joining us for the Kilimanjaro Trek before Safari you will need to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport on the day the trip begins, no later than 4 P.M.

If you are not joining us for the trek on Kilimanjaro before doing the Safari, you will need to arrive the day before the tour begins by 4 P.M. at the JRO International Airport, where we will pick you up and transfer you to our hotel. Hotel and dinner are included the pre-trip night.

Departure from Kilimanjaro International Airport is recommended after 9 A.M. on the final day of your tour.

There will only be one airport shuttle for arrival and departure for the group.

If you would like a shuttle to/from the airport at a different time, please contact the Adventure Consultant team to arrange a private shuttle for you.

NOTE: If you are arriving early, please coordinate with your guides. We recommend staying at a hotel close to the airport.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

In the interest of your safety, it’s important to refer to the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip.

Guides

Our approach to international travel is to combine the best of two worlds: the dialed-in details, professionalism and consistency Wildland trips are known for; and the cultural immersion and intimate regional knowledge that only locals can provide. To excel with this approach, we vet and hire the best local guides, welcome them into the Wildland family and train them to meet our standard of excellence with every aspect of a trip. But along with managing logistics and safety, your guides will teach you about the area’s history and culture, and provide a level of familiarity and intimate detail only locals can.

Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Guide Working Parameters

Guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time…etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents/rooms uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides’ off time and sleep time unless there is a true emergency.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis

Trip Insurance

For your protection, we strongly recommend the purchase of field evacuation, repatriation, and medical trip insurance. International travel is expensive, and the modest cost of trip insurance is a sound investment in an uncertain world.

If you wish to purchase trip insurance, we recommend IMG/iTravelinsured. They are one of the world’s leading providers of travel insurance.

For information on recommended IMG/iTravelinsured policies please click here.

For even greater information, or if you simply prefer communicating with a real, live person, feel free to contact our exclusive agent Michael Bennett. Michael will help you identify the best product for your needs, and there is no cost associated with his assistance. You may contact him at:

Email: [email protected]
US by Phone: 877-305-9083
Direct/International by Phone: 702-448-3664

If you already have insurance or wish to purchase from anyone other than IMG/iTravelinsured, we recommend careful consultation with the provider to ensure appropriate coverage. This is because many providers have a number of policy exclusions.

Weather on Safari

The temperatures on Safari are usually warm and dry with temperatures varying between 60° – 80° F., however due to the vast area of land we travel during our itinerary weather can vary greatly. The short rainy season is between November to January and the long rainy season is between March to May.

The average temperatures and precipitation on Safari are:

Month Hi Low Precip
Jan 84° F 61° F 3 in
Feb 84° F 61° F 4 in
June 81° F 59° F 1 in
July 79° F 57° F 1 in
Aug 81° F 59° F 1 in
Sept 82° F 59° F 2 in
Dec 82° F 61° F 4 in

Accommodations

Accommodations

ANGATA TARANGIRE

1 NIGHT

Angata Tarangire is a bush camp with 8 guest tents and a dining tent. Each guest tent has an attached bathroom with a shower and flush toilet. This is the ideal setting to mingle with other travelers and share of your Safari exploits!

KUDU LODGE

1 NIGHT

Kudu lodge is located in the heart of the northern Tanzania safari circuit. The lodge is situated on 11 acres of rolling countryside complete with trees and gardens. This natural setting is home to a myriad of birds and a shady oasis for visitors. Nearby visitors will find the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Tangire National Park, and Lake Eyasi.

ANGATA SERENGETI

2 NIGHTS

This entire camp is comprised of luxury canvas tents with all of the comforts of a premier hotel. The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All tents are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms.

THE CASTLE

1 NIGHT

This lodge is very close to the village of Karatu and is a modern, lovely accommodation. Its spacious rooms – with wonderful bathrooms and large showers – are situated around a lush garden and huge, beautiful swimming pool.

* These exact accommodations are not guaranteed. In some instances alternative accommodations of similar quality and location may be used.

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (1 reviews)
Susan L.
5.0

Blew My Mind

4 years ago

The safari blew my mind. From the accommodations, being able to meet and interact with the different tribes and the beauty of the Serengeti, the Crater. All the animals were incredible.

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