Our flagship short safari offers a carefully—curated mix of wildlife viewing and culture, history, and the wild, and it all adds up to an unforgettable adventure... On this 5-Day Tanzania safari, you'll experience world-class wildlife viewing in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater that is balanced by intimate human history and authentic interactions with some of Tanzania’s 120+ cultural groups.
...there is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne—bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive...
Karen Blixen“Out of Africa” Author
● 1—hour flight time from Arusha● 2—hour flight time from Dar es Salaam ● 2—hour flight time from Zanzibar Island
● 2—hour drive from Mwanza● 6—hour drive from Arusha
Welcome to Serengeti...
Take a morning scenic flight from Arusha, Zanzibar, or Dar es Salaam to the Serengeti. Your first game drive begins the moment you touch the land of the Serengeti...
Leisurely lunch is followed by time acclimatizing, gazing around yourself, and realizing your camp or lodge in the middle of nowhere. Proceed with an afternoon game drive and explore the local wildlife and relish a drink against the setting golden sun...
Serengeti Game Viewing
Today you have a full day to witness what the Serengeti has to offer you. Every hour is always an unwritten drama, featuring anything from a lion kill to an amorous liaison...
You may spot all of the big five as well as the little 5 [ask your safari guide!]. Whatever storylines the day holds, your local safari guide will apply his wildlife knowledge, tracking abilities, and incredible eyesight to reveal the hidden secrets of the Serengeti.
Visit Olduvai Gorge & Masai Boma
Olduvai Gorge—the “cradle of mankind,” where the Leakey family uncovered the fossil of Homo habilis [the handyman], the first tool user, living over 1.75 million years ago.
In 1969, Dr. Mary Leakey uncovered fossils of our human ancestors and of animal life, laboriously peeling away the layers of mystery attached to the history of the continent... and we will stand on the very ground where these early humans walked and lived!
Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Viewing
Embark on a full-day safari exploring the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater.
The Ngorongoro Crater floor offers some of the best game-viewing in Africa including BIG cats and the chance to spot the elusive Black Rhino.
Mto Wa Mbu Cultural Tour—Drive to Arusha
Immerse into a melting pot of Tanzanian cultures at Mto Wa Mbu village, and enjoy the delectable tastes of locally brewed banana beer. A typical Tanzanian lunch is also offered for those guests wishing to totally immerse themselves in Tanzania.
This is an opportunity for you to interact with local Tanzanians specifically farmers, as well as artisans, craftsmen, and painters. A selection of local banana beer adds a unique taste of local flavor.
If you are attracted by Tanzania’s scenic splendor, its wildlife, history, and cultural heritage... this safari is curated for you. We delight with insider access to iconic sights and surprise with authentic historical and cultural opportunities tailor—made just for you. There is simply no better way to discover Tanzania in a short time than on this 5-Day safari. Join us for a once—in—a—lifetime experience.
Gratuities included for meals and porterage even substantial ones to your Safari Guide and Safari Leader from beginning to end of your safari and you won’t be “nickel and dimed” for WIFI, tips at the lodges, drinks, and laundry; all that’s left for you to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy...
From the moment that we pick you up until the moment of your reluctant departure, all meals and beverages (including soft drinks, house wines, well spirits, and local beers) are provided as part of our all-inclusive safari cost—an extravagant saving and an enormous convenience.
The quality of the cuisine in lodges and camps is also superb. Meats, vegetables, and fruit arrive daily, fresh from the rich farmlands in Mwanza or Arusha. Early riser’s coffee is served before the sunrise game drive, followed by abundant breakfast buffets, luncheons on the veranda, and a formal afternoon tea. Dinners are fashionably late following the return of the afternoon game drive, allowing time for relaxation and “sundowners” in the lounge or around the campfire.
Once a full payment or a 30% deposit has been made for this safari your trip will depart as scheduled, we will never cancel for any reason other than Force Majeure. Your departure is guaranteed 100% No surcharge or supplemental cost is ever imposed.
Seriously Peace of Mind Safari
● National park fee● Government taxes● Snacks and refreshments en route● Transfers to and from your hotel and airport.
Emergency medical evacuation service
This assures Shrike guests in the wilderness area of prompt medical attention and air transportation to the nearest medical facility in the unlikely event that an emergency should arise. However, this should NOT replace your travel insurance.
Moreover, when you travel with Shrike, you are assured of the services of the Flying Doctors, a group of well—qualified physicians who travel by aircraft throughout the bush to provide treatment and transportation in East Africa.
Changing Lives of Forgotten Local Community
A safari with us helps to change the lives of destitute and orphaned children in Tanzania.
Top—notch Local Safari Leader and Safari Guide
Enjoy the services of a highly—credentialed Safari Leader, as well as a Safari Guide during your safari.
The Finest and Well—equipped 4x4 Safari Vehicle
Our safari vehicles are also outfitted with ice chests stocked with ample bottled water and soft drinks. Binoculars—one for each traveler—is also available to Shrike guests in the bush, as well as a safari library of field guides to aid in your understanding of the flora and fauna of each region and bean bags for stabilizing long lenses.
Lifetime Deposit Scheme™
We understand that in today’s constantly changing world, plans can change at any time. That’s why we have introduced a Lifetime Deposit Scheme™ offering hassle—free rescheduling. i.e we'll keep your deposit as a credit to reschedule all the services at no extra cost until you’re ready to decide when to do the same trip or another available trip anytime. There’s no rush. And if you can't do the trip anymore, you can pass it on to a friend or relatives.
Your Well—being is Our Priority
We continue to implement rigorous sanitation, cleaning procedures, and best practices to align with the guidelines developed by the government and World Health Organisation [WHO].
Installments Payment Option
Make a deposit of as low as 20% and pay the rest in installments over time [up to 45 days prior to your departure].
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