Tanzania Safari & Farm Tour
Maximum 12 passengers. Non refundable deposit needed by May 1st, 2019.
Calving in Serengeti—Dubai 2 nights—Coffee and Flower Farms—Kilimanjaro
Trumpeting elephants, booming herds of antelope, roaring lions—see the animals in their natural habitat under the direction of experienced guides. Discover the diverse agriculture of this southern hemisphere producer of crops such as coffee, bananas, flowers, and seed production (for northern hemisphere countries). Visit Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti where calving with be in full swing. The sheer beauty of the landscapes will captivate as you experience the essence of the African continent. 2 nights Dubai en route to Africa as well!
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Feb 14 - 26, 2020
Tanzania Safari & Farm Tour Itinerary
If booking own flight, please arrive to Chicago by ca. 4pm. Trump Tours is happy to assist with connecting flights from your gateway. Depart Chicago on direct flight to Dubai (13.5 hours). Meals: Meals on flight
Arrive in Dubai at 7:20pm in evening. Dubai is +10 hours ahead of CST (+4 GST). We will have a meet and greet outside the terminal with our guide. Transfer to the hotel and check in for the night. Radisson Blu Dubai or similar Meals: Breakfast on Plane
After breakfast, we will start the day with a tour of the city. Begin with an elevator ride up in the Burj al Khalifa, the highest building in the world (at moment) at 2,700 feet and with 124 floors. Continue to the old part of the city to visit the gold souk and spice souk. Return to hotel for lunch on own and time to rest. This afternoon, we will travel outside the city into the desert for a round of 4x4 dune bashing before watching the sunset. Return to Dubai. Dinner on own. Radisson Blu Dubai or similarMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast and transfer to airport for direct flight to Nairobi (5 hours). Flight Nairobi to Kilimanjaro (1 hour—twin turbo prop). Arrival Kilimanjaro and transfer 30 minutes to Mount Meru Game Lodge. Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, the Mount Meru Game Lodge is nestled between the Usa river and the wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to zebra, ostrich, water buffalo, mongoose, duiker and a wide array of birds and monkeys, including the elusive Colobus monkey. Dinner at lodge. Mt Meru Game Lodge (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast and visit various commercial farms. Tanzania is a country that is developing its agriculture. When the country gained Independence from Britain in 1961, it became a Socialist country and farms were nationalized. However, over the past 15 years, agriculture has been encouraged by the government and supported by outside investors. Many coffee farms have been resuscitated. The climate particularly around Arusha is ideal for horticulture. Visit an avocado farm that exports produce to Europe and the Middle East. Lunch with the farmer. Continue to visit a flower and coffee farm. Return to lodge. Dinner on own. Mt Meru Game Lodge (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch each day
After breakfast, depart the lodge and visit a company that produces hybrid seed for export to Europe. They produce seed year round, due to the constant climate, for cucumbers, melons, tomatoes and sweet peppers. Depart direction Karatu, which is situated near Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Visit a Masai village to learn their customs and culture. Picnic Lunch. Continue to Gibbs Farm, located on the forested outside slopes of the crater with a view over the Great Rift Valley, for the next two nights. In 2017, it was named the Best Safari Lodge and #5 of Top 100 Hotels of the World by Travel + Leisure. The farm is a working coffee farm established in the late 1920s. Enjoy the magnificent gardens surrounding the cottages outfitted with eucalyptus floors and handcrafted furniture. Dinner at lodge. Gibbs Farm (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Early breakfast at then depart to the Ngorongoro crater and descend into the sunken come to enjoy a full-day game drive along the crater floor. The crater’s high walls serve as a natural enclosure for an abundance of wildlife. All of the so-called “Big Five” may be seen. Many notable birds make their home in the crater as well as the Greater Flamingo that visit the crater lakes. Picnic lunch whilst on safari. Return to Gibbs Farm. Dinner at lodge. Gibbs Farm (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, travel into the Serengeti National Park on safari. The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route. The migration happens July to October, but Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the “Big Five”, among many other species. February denotes the end of the calving season, one of the most spectacular scenes in the Serengeti, as animals bear their young. It is said that there are over 8,000 baby wildebeests born during that period. Picnic lunch. Continue to the Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge, set in a stunning part of the national park, where you will stay for three nights. Oftentimes, the wildlife can be viewed even from the tents! You have never experienced such luxury in a tent, each with en suite bathrooms, exceptional food and wines, a cozy lounge area and even internet access! Picnic lunch. Dinner at lodge. Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Early departure on safari to catch the sunrise and the early morning animal activity. Entire day spent in the park with picnic lunch. The Serengeti turns green with the November rains and attracts the migrating animals, especially the 2 million wildebeest and their babies. The inexperienced newborns are often easy prey for the lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals and wild dogs. It is an inexplicable experience to see the animals in their own habitat. Arrive mid afternoon back to lodge. Dinner at lodge. Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge (or similar) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast and depart on a game drive en route to the Seronera airstrip. 11 am Flight to Arusha (1.5 hr, turboprop). Day use room at Mt Meru including lunch. 6:30pm Flight to Nairobi (1 hr turboprop). 10:45pm Fight to Dubai (5 hrs Boeing 777) with 5 hour layover. 9:55am Flight Dubai to Chicago (15 hrs Boeing 777). Please book connecting flight at least 3 hours after arrival (ca. 4pm) to allow time to pass through customs. Trump Tours is happy to provide a quote for add-on air from your desired gateway. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on Feb 25, On Plane
11 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.
25 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Roundtrip airfare Chicago - add on airfare available, please call.
Domestic flights as described.
Transportation provided in air-conditioned minicoach.
Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.
Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.
All taxes and fees.
Museum entrances, passport adn or visa fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance.
$11,450 per person, based on double occupancy.
Add $1,500 to guarantee single room.
Feb 14-26, 2020
Call today to reserve your spot!