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2022 Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Feb. 22 – March 5
Trip Operator: Orbridge (Learn more and reserve online)
Price: From $7,495 (airfare additional)
Trip Length: 12 days
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Experience the spectacular wildlife, colorful traditions, and sun-drenched savannas of Tanzania during this 12-day journey of a lifetime to the lands of Tarangire, Olduvai Gorge, the Ngorongoro Crater and the rarely seen Western Serengeti.

The year-round migration of grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Trekking with expert naturalist guides in 4×4 Land Cruisers, savor the suspense as you scan the breathtaking terrain where it’s possible to encounter lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, primates, antelopes, gazelles, crocodiles and more than a thousand species of birds.

Explore some of the most important parks and reserves in East Africa, including the legendary Serengeti — host, at different times of the year, to the Great Migration, the cyclical journey of 1.6 million herbivores on their quest for survival.  Participate in up to 12 game drives, including a special night game drive, accompanied by an Orbridge Expedition Leader and expert naturalist guides aboard safari-outfitted Land Cruisers.  At Olduvai Gorge, the “Cradle of Humanity,” encounter local cultures on guided village, school and plantation visits.  Spend a full day at Ngorongoro Crater, home to populations of lions, leopards, black rhinos, hyenas, wildebeests, buffaloes, elephants and zebras.

With exceptional access to Tanzania’s game parks, your adventure-filled days will be accompanied by a naturalist Orbridge Expedition Leader. In the evenings, retreat to luxurious accommodations, each offering exceptional hospitality and superior amenities to relax and rejuvenate.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Arusha
  • Day 3 : Tarangire National Park
  • Day 4 : Tarangire National Park
  • Day 5 : Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 6 : Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 7 : Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park - Seronera Valley
  • Day 8 : Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park - Seronera Valley
  • Day 9 : Western Serengeti/Grumeti/Lake Victoria
  • Day 10 : Western Serengeti / Grumeti
  • Day 11 : Serengeti/Flight to Arusha/Depart for U.S.
  • Day 12 : Arrive in U.S.

Eligibility

We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a GAA member online.

Additional Information

Note: Trip schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all trip documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2022 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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