SAFARI UPDATE: ** Due to situation in Kenya, Rwanda (mandatory quarantine), Uganda... this itinerary includes Tanzania & Zanzibar for total of 10 nights / 11 Days. In the beginning Tanzania was the highlight of this trip, as Tanzania is known for the best game viewing in the world and the Top National Park in all of Africa, Serengeti National Park. This tour now departs Oct 31, Returns Nov. 12, 2021 and 3 nights in Zanzibar is included, in lieu of 3 nights in Kenya. Air cost is $1325, including International Flights & Serengeti to Zanzibar flight.
The PayPal link for Full Air Payments (Round Trip International Air & Serengeti flight to Zanzibar) is below ($1325):
JOIN FUN HAPPENINGS TRAVEL FOR AN AMAZING LUXURY TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR SAFARI OF A LIFETIME THIS Nov. 7 - Nov. 19, 2021!
It's True what they say about Africa... “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same."
Fun Happenings is exploring Amazing Tanzania for 8 days on an incredible 5 National Park Safari and then spending 3 relaxing days on the exotic island of Zanzibar, before flying home to the US.
We begin our 12-day Adventure in Arusha Tanzania. We will experience the Extraordinary "Great Migration" in East Africa, as we visit Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks during our 8 days in Tanzania. If you did not already know... Tanzania is known for the Most Incredible Game Viewing in the World and we will visit
Throughout Tanzania, we are staying in Top Rated 5-star hotels and lodges, that I personally hand selected.... There’s no roughing it here! All of our game lodges have beautiful pools, spas, scenic panoramic views and are ranked some of the Top Lodges in East Africa!
In fact, our Serengeti Lodge, Melia Serengeti Lodge, was recently named the “Best International Resort in the World” by Conde Nast magazine… This is one of the most prestigious awards in the hospitality industry!
Our 12-Day Tanzania Beach & Bush Safari is priced reasonably, at $4190 per person, as our safari includes luxury accommodations, 25 included meals, daily game drives, excursions & Much More!
To put the value of our safari in perspective; Several safari companies offer this same itinerary, with 3-star tented camp hotels at $6k - $8k per person.
This trip is perfect for Adults of all ages, both singles and couples, as we are offering a unique mix of cultural-immersive and adventurous activities, nature hikes, tour to a traditional Maasai village and daily game drives.
Throughout our Tanzania safari, we are traveling in comfortable extended 4x4 Land Cruiser Safari vehicles, each with an expert guide driver / game tracker. Each vehicle carries 6 travelers + guide. Everyone has a window seat, access to pop-up safari roof, electronic charging ports, Wi-Fi and a stocked cooler with cold water.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 12 DAY TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR SAFARI INCLUDE:
► Enjoy staying in Top rated, Luxurious 5-star Hotels & Lodges
► Our luxurious Serengeti Lodge, Melia Serengeti Lodge was named for 2019, as the “Best International Resort in the World” by Conde Nast
► Embark on daily game drives, with expert guides in exclusive and safe Land Cruiser Safari vehicles.
► Visit a local school outside Arusha, where we interact with the kids and have the opportunity to bring them school supplies, necessary items for their everyday life (List of suggested items to be provided)
► Enjoy traditional East African BBQ Dinner included with exotic game in Arusha.
► Immerse yourself in the wildlife during a walking safari of Arusha National Park, walking aside giraffe and bison
► Explore the city of Arusha with our local guide, stopping at a fruit market, hike to Meru waterfalls or enjoy a relaxing afternoon at our hotel’s pool.
► Enjoy a stop at House of Gems, where we learn about the history and mining process of the Tanzanite gemstone and have the chance to choose from thousands of gems to purchase.
► Explore the exciting Wildlife Migration with large herds of elephants at Tarangire National Park.
► Enjoy a fun and cultural immersive tour through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu, as we explore a pineapple plantation, banana beer brewery and visit a local Masai village to learn about their customs and traditions of these nomadic herders.
► Visit the stunning Ngorongoro Crater; considered the 8th Wonder of the World for an incredible game drive, viewing “Big Five” & every species Imaginable!
► Engage in a “Swahili Lesson” or Nature Hike with free time at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge.
► At Serengeti, we offer 2 included daily game drives... you may choose to join one or both and have the option to relax at the lodge, enjoying their luxurious amenities during free time.
► Enjoy several “Sundowner Cocktail Hour’s” with Panoramic Sunset Views, after afternoon Game drives!
► Experience Magical Serengeti Park with the largest lion population in the world!
► Choose to join “Optional” sunrise Hot Air Balloon Safari, viewing thousands of animals, then enjoy a delicious champagne breakfast in the Bush.
► Enjoy a “FAREWELL TO AFRICA BOMA DINNER” with Masai Dancers at Melia Serengeti Lodge.
WHERE FUN HAPPENINGS IS VISITING IN TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR!
► ARUSHA TANZANIA (2 NIGHTS): Visiting Tanzania’s capital city, we will enjoy a city tour, stop at local fruit market and visit the Famous House of Gems, where we will learn the history of the Tanzanite gemstone. We will also take a unique walking safari to Arusha National Park and can choose to join hike to Meru waterfalls or relax at our hotel’s amazing pool..
► TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK (2/3 DAY GAME DRIVE): Tarangire is one of Africa's little-known gems and a must visit, while visiting Tanzania. Tarangire is home to Tanzania's largest population of African elephants. With four of the Big Five residing here, it will be an exciting day of game viewing! As other sources of water dry up, the Tarangire River becomes the sole source of water in this region, attracting huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and hartebeests as well as lions, leopards and other predators who prey upon them. Between June and November, Tarangire National Park plays host to a migration that will be an impressive site to see! Get Ready for an Exciting Day!
► LAKE MANYARA (2 NIGHTS): We are staying at the luxurious 5-star Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge [https://rebrand.ly/KilimamojaLodge] is nestled on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley with stunning views of Lake Manyara, Mount Meru and on a clear day, you can see Mount Kilimanjaro. Lake Manyara was the setting for the earliest Tarzan films, verdant Lake Manyara National Park and Ernest Hemingway once described this area as "The loveliest Place, I have seen in Africa"…. Lake Manyara National Park is an unspoiled paradise of ground water forest fed by underground springs and teeming with wildlife such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, and some of the largest baboon troupes in Africa.
► NGORONGORO CRATER CONSERVATION AREA (HALF DAY GAME DRIVE): Tanzania's biggest tourist attraction isn't Zanzibar, nor the sprawling plains of the Serengeti... it's the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area! The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy! Within the crater rim, a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos. Outside of the crater a similar drama continues in a more spread out manner with Masai herdsmen thrown into the mix.
► CENTRAL SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (3 NIGHTS- 2 GAME DRIVES): Serengeti National Park, [https://rebrand.ly/SerengetiPark], known as one of the Top 3 national parks in the World to view wildlife! Known for the largest lion population in the world, with 4,000+ lions. Central Serengeti boasts the best opportunity to view big cats, lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard! We are spending 3 nights at the chic 5-star Melia Serengeti Lodge [https://rebrand.ly/Melia_Serengeti], known for its luxury amenities, famous infinity pool (viewing wildlife from pool), majestic panoramic views overlooking Serengeti plains and impeccable service from their friendly staff. On these days, you have the choice of joining in both morning and afternoon game drives or if you choose do just join one- you can enjoy the lodge’s luxury amenities during your free time.
WHERE WE ARE STAYING IN TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR:
1. ARUSHA, TANZANIA- GRAN MELIA ARUSHA (2 NIGHTS- 5 STAR): [https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/tanzania/arusha/gran-melia-arusha/index.htm]
2. LAKE MANYARA KILIMAMOJA LODGE (2 NIGHTS- 5-STAR SAFARI LODGE): [https://www.wellworthcollection.co.tz/Lake-Manyara-Kilimamoja-Lodge]
► Video: https://youtu.be/dqpW_pQF_sI
3. MELIA SERENGETI LODGE (3 NIGHTS- 5-STAR): [https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/tanzania/serengeti-national-park/melia-serengeti-lodge/index.htm]
(3 Nights- 5-Star Safari Lodge)
► Video: https://youtu.be/xSo0AtZEkGs
4. DOUBLETREE HILTON ZANZIBAR NUNGWI OCEANFRONT RESORT (3 Nights- 4 1/2 Star beachfront resort) [https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/znzdtdi-doubletree-resort-zanzibar-nungwi/]
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH OUR AMAZING 12-DAY EAST AFRICA SAFARI
► Top Rated All 4 1/2 - 5-star Luxury Accommodations throughout trip
► 25 Meals included (10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners)
► Expert, Experienced guide / game tracker in each vehicle throughout Tanzania Safari
► Daily Game Drives in Tanzania from Game Lodges
► Entrance Fees to attractions, National Park fees, as listed in itinerary
► Private Transportation throughout safari in exclusive 4x4 extended Land Cruisers, with pop-up safari roof. All passengers have window seat with slide-open windows for Amazing 360⁰ view
► 3 Amazing cultural immersing excursions in Zanzibar, including Stone Town walking tour, Sunset Catamaran cruise & spice tour with lunch.
► Charging station on each safari vehicle, allowing to charge electronic devices, while on the road.
► Wi-Fi available, to stay connected on road
► Tea, coffee, bottled water available on safari vehicles and can be enjoyed during safari.
► Unique Adventurous, cultural-immersive Experiences, as listed in itinerary
► “Flying Doctors Rescue Insurance” for duration of Safari (This is supplement to your own Travel Insurance)
► Wi-Fi Internet Access included at each hotel, game lodge (some only available in public areas)
► Baggage Porterage at all Hotels
► Tanzania local, GST taxes, resort fees
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED WITH OUR 12-DAY TANZANIA, ZANZIBAR SAFARI
► Int'l Air to JRO Airport | Returning from Zanzibar and flight from Serengeti to Zanzibar (International Air is $1325 total, including Domestic TZ flight- see payment link at top)
► Domestic Flights from your home city to Departure Gateway Airport (NYC or Chicago)
► Travel Protection Insurance (Always Recommended!)
► Visa for Tanzania ($100): Simple Online Application- Instructions to be provided, closer to trip, as returns in 24,36 hours)
► Alcoholic beverages, where not listed as included in itinerary
► Covid testing going to TZ and returning to US. In TZ, covid test is scheduled and coordinated... but not included. Cost is in $35 - $45 range.
► Optional Excursions, Activities (1-2 optional activities are offered during free time)
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS ALWAYS RECOMMENDED! | CANCEL FOR ANY REASON (CFAR) TRAVEL PROTECTION IS A GOOD OPTION!
I always recommend travel insurance for any trip overseas, as you never know what can happen. Travel insurance covers simple things, like flight delays, lost or delayed luggage, canceled flight due to weather and most policies include medical expenses, hospital stays and even emergency evacuation. I have seen too many instances, where a traveler has to shell out unexpected money, due to not having travel protection.
KLM FLIGHT ITINERARY- GROUP #2
Sun Nov. 7, 2021
Depart JFK at 6:35 PM on KLM #642
Arrive AMS on Mon. Nov. 1 at 7:30 AM
Mon Nov 8, 2021 - KLM #569
DEP AMS 10:25am | ARR JRO at 8:45pm
Thur Nov 18, 2021
DEP ZNZ KLM #515 at 9:55pm
ARR AMS on Nov 12, 2021 at 7:20am
Fri Nov 19, 2021
DEP AMS on Fri. at 1:35pm
ARR JFK on KLM #641 at 3:50PM