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You’ve Waited Long Enough.  It’s Time.

See The Best of Tanzania on This Once in a Lifetime African Safari.

 

11-Days/10 Nights – Tanzania Safari

+ optional 3-night Add-on Zanzibar Breezes Beach Club & Spa

Dates: May 28 – June 7, 2023
Add-on:  + optional 3-Nights in Zanzibar, June 7-10, 2023
Arrive & Depart:  Kilimanjaro International Airport – JRO
Inclusions:  Privately guided safari Tours, All Meals, & Safari Lodges
Ages: LDS Singles of All-Ages

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

~ Proof of Travel Insurance is required by the host company “Africa Travels” to participate on the tour.

~ As of May 1, 2022, travelers will need to provide either (a) – proof of complete vaccination OR (b) -a negative COVID test (72 hours in advance of arrival for an antigen test or a PCR test) and an online Health Surveillance Form for Tanzania mainland and for Zanzibar within 24 hours prior to arrival for entry into Tanzania. 

~ US Citizens are required to have a tourist visa and a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond visa issuance and/or date of entry, and at least one blank visa page, is required. Visitors who enter on visas must present a roundtrip ticket and demonstrate they have sufficient funds for their stay.

*Sources tz.usembassy.gov & Travel.State.Gov

Countdown to our African Safari Getaway

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Highlights

  • Explore UNESCO’s Serengeti Plains, renowned for the wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.
  • Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and home to both predator and prey.
  • Experience game drives among the ancient baobabs in Tarangire National Park, known for its large concentration of elephants.
  • Enjoy unusual wildlife viewing – Lake Manyara has more than 400 bird species, including thousands of seasonal pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration.

It’s Time to Live Your Bucketlist

When you join Cheri’s Travel Spot on this fun getaway you’ll explore Tanzania’s prolific parks in comfort and style on this eleven day photographic safari. The vast plains of the Serengeti and the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater are just two of the areas you will encounter Africa’s wildlife, while on expertly guided safari drives. 

Join us, meet new friends, and connect with other LDS singles with a passion for travel and once-in-a-life-time adventures.  

What is Included

  • Ten Nights accommodations At Safari Lodges
  • Transfers to/From Airport
  • All Meals
  • Park Fees
  • Masi Mar Village
  • All Game Drives
  • All the planning, research, organizing, food, fun, and relaxation has been arranged… Just catch your flight, we’ve handled the rest.
  • Airfare to Zanzibar for option 3-Night add-on
What’s NOT Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Airfare to Tanzania
  • optional activities, available at Additional cost.
  • Tourist Visa Fee $100
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended.  life happens, and the only way you are covered While traveling Abroad.  (Contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing).
  • Gratuities – Plan for tour guides, Housekeeping, and Drivers.

Accommodations

 

Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, the hotel offers several cottage-styled rooms in extensive landscaped grounds. The rooms are accommodated in banana-stem thatched huts, each with a private balcony with French doors that leads to magnificent views of the surroundings. Each room has a telephone, Wi-Fi connectivity, a large, comfortable bed and the marble en-suite bathroom. Additional room amenities include a ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screened TV with satellite channels, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A safety deposit box is available at guest services. The bar and restaurant have an elegant, yet relaxed ambience with blazing log fires and views of the lake and garden. Cuisine includes local and international dishes. The hotel also has a lounge, library, boutique and business center.

2. Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering waters of Lake Manyara, the lodge offers peace and tranquility. The en suite rondavel rooms are strung out along the edge of the cliff to allow for maximum views. Each spacious room has its own small veranda with interior décor reflecting the blue of the lake and the pink of the flamingos.

3. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering waters of Lake Manyara, the lodge offers peace and tranquility. The en suite rondavel rooms are strung out along the edge of the cliff to allow for maximum views. Each spacious room has its own small veranda with interior décor reflecting the blue of the lake and the pink of the flamingos.

4. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Set high on an acacia tree-clad ridge with panoramic views across the Serengeti, the lodge has been designed to blend into the landscape. Inspired by a traditional African village, the stone-built, thatched rondavels feature ensuite bathrooms, telephone, Wi-Fi and private balconies. Hairdryers are available from the reception desk. The two-tiered dining room is supported by massive pillars and embellished with traditional ‘Makonde’ carvings. A circular terrace looks out over the grounds and the swimming pool. Breakfast and lunch are presented in buffet-style, while dinner is a table d’hôte menu. Bush dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner can also be arranged at an additional cost. Additional facilities include a gift shop, room with satellite TV, laundry service, at an additional cost and a safety deposit box at reception. All meals are included.

5. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind’, the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Each room has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheater far below.

OPTIONAL 3-NIGHT ADD-ON

Zanzibar – Breezes Beach Club & Spa

Set off the coast of Tanzania, opposite Dar es Salaam, the exotic island of Zanzibar is still a little-known gem. Characterized by sandy beaches and fringed by coral reefs, Zanzibar is the perfect place to relax after an East Africa safari adventure.

Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar ® is an ideal choice for those in search of a romantic getaway. Famous for its attention to detail, intimate and private dining, its beautiful Zanzibari decor with stunning carving, glistening brass and rich fabrics creates an elegant and unique atmosphere. Breezes features the award winning Frangipani Spa. Breezes lies along a pristine and untouched beach on the South East coast of Zanzibar island, which is the most quiet and untouched part of the Island chosen by the reputable Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of the top 30 Island beaches in the world. For centuries the island of Zanzibar has evoked a mystical and magical dream. There is no better place to experience and enjoy the fantastic setting, beautiful beach and our friendly staff.

Pricing

 

FeMale Room Options

Double Occupancy:  $5,795

Single Occupancy:  $6795

Male Room Options

Double Occupancy:  $5,795

Single Occupancy:  $6,795

Zanzibar Resort Add-On

3-Nights Double Occupancy:  $779
4-Night Double occupancy: $985

*Airfare from JRO to Zanzibar is included

Additional Night at Hotel

Pre-Trip Hotel Stay:  $160

Post-trip Hotel Stay:  $160

Hot Air Balloon 

Serengeti Safari by Air:  $575

nature Hike

Ngorongo Crater:  $55

Terms and Conditions

  • Proof of Travel Insurance is required by the host company “Africa Travels” to participate on the tour.
  • “Africa Travels” reserves the right to increase prices due to changes in tariffs, taxes, exchange rates, or fuel surcharges.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time.
  • Pricing is per person.
  • A Non-Refundable Deposit of $1500 Per person Due at Time of Booking for Single Occupancy Reservations.
  • A Non-Refundable Deposit of $1000 Per Person Due at Time of Booking for Double Occupancy Reservations.
  • Final Payment is Due By February 1, 2023.
  • If Any Reservations are Made On or After February 1, 2023, then Full payment is due at time of booking.
  • Reservations are non-refundable.
  • Reservations may be transferred to a person of the same gender with a $500 name change fee.

Know before you go

  • When booking Flights make sure to arrive on Sunday, May 28, 2023 to Kilimanjaro International Airport – JRO, departing Wednesday June 7, 2023.  All flights must depart after 3pm.
  • If you are continuing on to Zanzibar, your departing flight will be Saturday June 10, 2023 from Zanzibar Airport – ZNZ.
  • This getaway is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained.

Detailed Itinerary

*Details are subject to change

Day 1:  Sunday, May 28, 2023 – Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Touch down at Kilimanjaro airport (JRO) where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your well-appointed lodge in a lush garden setting near central Arusha. You’ll soon meet your fellow travelers and receive a briefing about your upcoming adventure. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day.

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa

Day 2:  Monday, May 29, 2023 – Arusha / Tarangire National Parke

Depart after breakfast and travel overland to Tarangire National Park, home to one of the greatest concentration of elephants, arriving in time for lunch.

Meaningful Moment: This afternoon join your expert safari ranger for your first game viewing activity. The grassy acacia woodlands and gigantic baobabs make for spectacular vistas. Tarangire National Park supports a great diversity of wildlife – elephant, giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Day 3:  Tuesday, May 30, 2023 – Tarangire National Park

After lunch depart on a game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Your guide is an experienced wildlife expert whose knowledge and ability to spot the animals and birds will astound you. Not knowing what you’ll see next is all part of the fun of a safari!

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Day 4:  Wednesday, May 31, 2023 – Tarangire National Park / Lake Manyara

After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, arrive in time for lunch. Join your safari guide for an afternoon game viewing activity. Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting praised by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Return to lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 5:  Thursday, June 1, 2023 – Lake Manyara

Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure and an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. This small but uniquely diverse national park is home to leopards, lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-diks, gazelles, hippos, giraffes, impalas, flamingos and nearly 400 bird species.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 6:  Friday, June 2, 2023 – Lake Manyara / Serengeti National Park

The adventure continues as you set off after breakfast to the vast plains of the Serengeti arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the greatest game sanctuary in the world, fantastic in its natural beauty. Watch territorial hippos lounging in the water, giraffes foraging in the tree tops and lions relaxing in the shade before the evening hunt begins.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 7:  Saturday, June 3, 2023 – Serengeti National Park

Depart during the early morning splendor of an African sunrise for your first game drive of the day. Your expert ranger will maneuver you to the perfect spots to collect a gallery of thrilling images as the morning unfolds. Watch alert elephant carefully guarding their young as they traverse the bush; a startled warthog running with its tail erect; ungainly herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebra. This afternoon, relax at the lodge until the day cools down and the animals become more active for your afternoon drive. Before retiring, stretch out and listen to the sounds of the wilderness and watch the illumination of the infinite African sky.

*optional balloon safari (at an additional cost).

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 8:  Sunday, June 4, 2023 – Serengeti National Park

During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to spectacular locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe the wildlife at your leisure.

As a group we’ll be treated to a  “Serengeti Bush Dinner.”  Typically, it will occur at our own dedicated bush dinner site, which stands high on a hill overlooking the migration corridor. Timed to coincide with the setting of the sun, which on the Equator is around 6:00 p.m., the bush dinner will commence either with a game drive or a short stroll to our hilltop site. Arriving at the chosen location with fabulous views across the plains, you will find that tables and chairs have already been set up. In addition, a campfire, lanterns and a bush kitchen await you. Beginning with the campfire, we are proud to entertain our guests with Maasai –and song while a five-course dinner is prepared on the blazing charcoal BBQ. The choice of meat, fish and poultry will be supplemented by vegetarian choices, salads, fruit and desserts from the main lodge. Also, a full safari bar will be provided.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 9:  Monday, June 5, 2023 – Ngorongoro Crater

Continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas.

Meaningful Moment: Visit a local Maasai village to observe the tribe’s way of life and learn about their culture and beliefs. The Maasai are a proud warrior tribe whose lives and culture revolve around herding cattle. They are known for their colorful traditional dress and beaded adornments.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 10:  Tuesday, June 6, 2023 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast descend 2,000 feet through the early morning mists, to explore the crater floor of this extinct volcano.

Enjoy a picnic or full cooked lunch on the crater floor.

Meaningful Moment: You’ll be in awe of the profusion of wildlife concentrated here. Zoom in on the elephants ambling along well-worn tracks. Listen for the roaring lion guarding its large pride. You might spot the endangered rhino feeding down by the lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge. Share the day’s magical moments with your safari companions as the sun sinks below the horizon.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 11:  Wednesday, June 7, 2023 – Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha

After breakfast, drive to Arusha town in time for lunch. Later this afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa until the next time. (Breakfast & Lunch)

If you’re staying for the optional Zanzibar extension, we’ll be flying from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar that afternoon.

We will fly from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Zanzibar on June 7 and departing for home on June 10.

Day 12:  Thursday, June 8, 2023 – Zanzibar Beach Experiences

An Exclusive Dive Experience In A Pristine Marine Environment

If you’d like to discover the pristine coral gardens of Zanzibar as part of an exclusive dive group that limits its numbers to six guests per guide, then The Rising Sun Dive Center promises the experience of a lifetime. As the only PADI five-star Gold Palm and RAID diving certified dive centre in Zanzibar, we discovered the diving treasures of the unexplored south-eastern coastline of Zanzibar. Today we’re proud of our commitment to professionalism, friendliness and the preservation of this unique marine environment. We also offer services for beginners and professionals alike.

Frangipani Spa

In this beautiful setting, reflecting a sophisticated Swahili style enhanced with candlelight and spice scented aromas, you can enjoy a variety of treatments and therapies, all aimed at relieving the negative impacts of a modern lifestyle such as stress & exhaustion. Our international team of professional therapists offers a wide variety of facial, body and hand & foot treatments, as well as specialized massage techniques. With our therapists from Thailand and Bali, you can experience the invigorating Thai massage and the renowned Balinese Massage.

The frangipani spa also offers “The Kili Foot Treatment” and “Apres Safari Treatmentä” which are specially designed packages by our experts to soothe and rejuvenate after the dust and bumpy roads of the African Bush. An excellent option for those who are looking to recover after an adventure filled safari.

We welcome you to experience the Frangipani Spa at Breezes designed to stimulate your senses and to create a complete relaxation of body & mind.

Playtime In Paradise

Or, you have several options to relax by the pool, beach, fitness center, restaurants, or a number of other activites… frisbee, beach-tennis or swimming-pool volleyball.

Day 13:  Friday, June 9, 2023 – Zanzibar Beach Experiences

High Tide Activities

Anytime is kayak time – the waters are warm and clear; the beaches are glorious crescents of silver sand. And our professional sea kayaks are easy to crew. Just the thing for a romantic voyage or a family outing.

Use one of the stand-up paddleboards (SUP), take a lesson on windsurfing, or try the ultimate feel-good watersport and the fastest growing in popularity on the planet – kitesurfing.  Our trainers are on hand to guide you through beginner’s training sessions and super-advanced jump know-how alike.

 

Snorkeling Extravaganza

Zanzibar is famous for the clarity of its year-round-warm water. And for the spectacular underwater scenery of the coral gardens. Expect startlingly beautiful fish, convoluted coral and such ‘Big Five Beneath the Waves’ sightings as rays, wrasses and starfish. Our unique guided tours last two-and-a-half hours and deliver memories for life.  Plus, we have all the equipment you’ll need.

 

Time Out On The Beach

Our beaches are sublime – powdery-white sand backed by palm trees, sapphire-blue seas and some truly spectacular birdlife. So why not discover more by taking a walk, building a sandcastle or joining our activity teams for a game of volleyball or football? Our Guest Relations Desk will be delighted to tell you more.

 

Reef Shoe Ready?

To do justice to this miraculous coastline, you simply have to explore the rockpools and marine life of our famously pristine barrier reef. Essential, though, to ensure you’ve got the right footwear. Just ask at Guest Relations to kit yourself out with a pair of sturdy reef shoes. And, as an added bonus, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the coastline as you walk back.

 

Discover The Real Zanzibar By Bike

To fully immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Zanzibar why not take out one of our cycles for the day? Pedal your way around the quiet roads of this undiscovered part of the archipelago, explore the silvered sandy beaches further along the east coast, experience the wild beauty of the northern coastline or meet the locals in such culturally-rich villages as Bwjeuu and Paje to the south. Simply contact our Guest Relations Desk to book your bikes.

Day 14:  Saturday, June 10, 2023 – Departures For 3 night Group, More Zanzibar for those staying one more night

Time to say “farewell.” to the 3 night extention group

We will check out in the morning and travel to the airport for flights home.  Please arrange departing flights from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ).

4 night extention group exploring the area more

We’ll be exploring Zanzibar more today.

 

 

Day 15:  Sunday, June 11, 2023 – Departures 

Time to say “farewell.”

We will check out in the morning and travel to the airport for flights home.  Please arrange departing flights from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ).

 

"You cannot leave Africa, Africa said. It is always with you, there inside your head." ~ Bridget Dore