Go on an unforgettable seven-day adventure in Tanzania. Search for the “big five” in scenic Lake Manyara, the wildlife-teeming Ngorongoro Crater, and the plains of the Serengeti. Explore the area around the Olduvai Gorge, which has been occupied by humans—and their earliest ancestors—for almost two million years. Here where the cradle of humanity meets the masters of the animal kingdom, experience your own evolution.
Set out on safari in Lake Manyara,
the Ngorongoro Crater, and the
Serengeti in search of lions, elephants,
giraffes, and more.
Meet with a researcher from the
Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre to
discuss ongoing studies.
Spend time with Maasai women
involved in the G Adventures–sponsored Clean Cookstoves
Itinerary - 7 Days
Day 1 — Arusha
Arrive at any time. Arrival
transfer is included.
Day 2 — Mto wa Mbu Village/Lake Manyara National Park
Visit Mto wa
Mbu village to take a guided cultural walk and
have a traditional lunch with a local family.
Continue to our safari lodge, located outside
Lake Manyara National Park and featuring
unobstructed views of the Rift Valley escarpment.
Embark on an afternoon game drive with
phenomenal wildlife viewing and search out the
famed tree-climbing lions. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 — Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park
Travel through the Rift
Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about
the G Adventures–supported Clean Cookstoves
Project. Enjoy an exclusive presentation by
some of the “Maasai mamas” and take a guided
tour of the village. Afterward, visit the historic site of Olduvai Gorge, and travel to our safari
camp located inside Serengeti National Park.
(1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 — Serengeti National Park
Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. Embark on an
incredible full-day game drive and drop by the
Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre for a talk by
one of its visiting researchers. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 — Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Continue game viewing on the drive
out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented
camp. Later, relax and enjoy the African sunset
as you overlook scenic Lake Eyasi. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 — Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha
Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, part of
a UNESCO World Heritage site, for a game
drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive
to Arusha for the final night. (1B, 1L)
Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.
Click here for a description of all activity levels.
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $379
Arrival transfer, transport
between destinations and to/from included
activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.
The optional Serengeti balloon safari is at an
Accommodations Comfortable, mid-range
hotels (2 nights), safari lodge (1 night),
comfortable tented camp in the Serengeti and
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (3 nights)
Meals Included 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches,
4 dinners. Allow an additional $170–225 for meals
Transportation 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.