Destination: Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Central Serengeti
9 Days, 8 Nights
Trip Cost: Shared Option $2,945
Deposit to reserve spot: $540
Flexible Payment Plan Available
EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF THE SERENGETI, AND THE HEARTS OF TANZANIA
We invite you to join us on this journey with Sababu Safaris to gain experiences that will change your heart and mind forever. Experience Tanzania's infinite beauty as we explore the Serengeti, Tarangire NP, Lake Eyasi, West Kilimanjaro and more. This Tanzania journey is tailor-made to experience a once in a lifetime safari, learn more about solar energy, as well as deeply connect with the people of Tanzania.
FEBruary 4 - 12, 2023
DECEMBER 2 - 10, 2023
(4 spot available)
February 10 - 18, 2024
(3 spot available)
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Airport transfers (to/from JRO)
Local guide and all ground transportation
8 nights at solar-powered accommodations
Entrance fees into Tarangire National Park
Entrance fees into Serengeti National Park.
All-meals included (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Mto wa Mbu Village Walk.
Visit Solar Sister and Wine to Water
Solar Lights to distribution to Maasai families
Visit the local Maasai Vision School
Workshop in spear Throwing
Engage in a Maasai Sundowner
Unlimited mileage and fuel.
Assistance finding the right International flight.
Deposit: $540 USD
International flight to Tanzania
Tanzania Visa (est. $100 for US citizens)
COVID-19 testing required
Gratuities for guides and tented camps (suggested: 10 dollars per person per day, ultimately up to client’s discretion)
Other optional safari activities, not specified above
09 days, 08 nights
Shared Room, per person
09 days, 08 nights
Solo Room, per person
Small Groups: 6 - 8 People
Flexible Payment Plans Available
(Bi-weekly, Month, Custom)
Meet our nonprofit partner, Solar Sister!
Get excited for a safari adventure in Tarangire National Park!
Meet locals in Mto wa Mbu village
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Serengeti
Enjoy the view overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro at Original Maasai Lodge
Get greeted by leaders of the Maasai Tribe and join them in a special sundowner tradition
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Where you’ll get beauty sleep
Solar Powered Lodges
We select luxury hotels and lodges that value the environment and sustainability practices. Every hotel on our itinerary is powered by solar energy.
Enjoy the Journey with Us
We believe in making travel affordable. Flexible payment plans can be custom designed to provide travelers the financial flexibility to complete the payments. The trip total must be fully-paid by 30 days before departure
This payment plan is are on a shared room – this means you will be sharing with a friend joining you, or a fellow solo traveler you'll soon meet!
Payment Plan Example
Payment 1 $345
Payment 2 $345
Payment 3 $345
Payment 4 $345
Payment 5 $345
Payment 6 $345
Payment 7 $345
WHAT WE MEAN BY
"TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE"
During our last trips to Tanzania in support of our amazing partner, Solar Sister. We we're able to purchase and distribute 370+ solar panels to Maasai families across rural Tanzania.
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Step 1. Review details
Ensure the dates and trip price work for you. If you have any questions please schedule a call with our team. Once you are ready to book that dream vacay go ahead and pay your deposit! Please note spots are open on a rolling basis until the trip is sold out. We highly suggest securing your spot on the trip by paying your deposit promptly.
Step 2. Pay deposit
Once your trip is confirmed log into your account on our website and stay up to date with the latest info for your upcoming trip! You will also have access to your trip group chat where you can meet & connect with the other travelers and coordinate flights. You will receive monthly payment reminders and updates leading up to departure with everything you need from a finalized itinerary to travel guides, a packing list and more!
3. Pack your bags!
Arrive and get ready for an adventure! Our suggestion would be to look for arrival time in the early afternoon as check in starts at 2pm. If you arrive early, you will have more time to settle into your hotel and explore while getting adjusted to your new surroundings! Our welcome dinner starts in the evening at 6pm, this is where our official introduction begins!
Locals You'll Meet
Co-Founder of Sababu Safaris
Co-Founder of Sababu Safaris,
Lead Tour Guide
WHAT WE MEAN BY
"TRAVEL THAT EMPOWERS ALL"
During our last trips to Tanzania in support of our amazing partner, Solar Sister we purchased 360+ solar panels to distribute to families during our safari journey.
PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH
Sababu Safaris is an owner-run boutique safari operator committed to creating unique journeys to Tanzania that change hearts and minds and leave a long-lasting impact on both guests and local communities alike. All safari itineraries are crafted and tailored to your individual travel style, preferences, and interests.
Their all-inclusive, private, transformational luxury safaris will take you deep into the isolated wilderness and connect you with the people that call Tanzania home. We unite conservation, communities and sustainable travel by creating unique and impactful experiences that give you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in the rich Tanzanian culture few truly get to know - and to make a difference at the same time.
Eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity, transforming women into leaders and entrepreneurs. Creating a deliberate woman-centered sales network to spread clean energy technology to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.
A successful social enterprise that employs people with disabilities to create unique, high-quality, handmade jewelry, glassware and homewares incorporating recycled materials. These products are sold in Tanzania and all over the world, with profits being reinvested back into developing opportunities to employ more people with disabilities. Combining an uplifting local community project with unique artistic activities and opportunities to purchase handmade gifts, Shanga has been a favorite Arusha tourist destination since its inception in 2007.
Mto wa mbu
A village in northern Tanzania, due to its location welcomes tourism activities as a center for major investments in the tourism industry and within the community. Mto Wa Mbu village lies along the main to the road to Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara national park. Within Mto wa Mbu village there various tourist facilities such as Hotels, Lodges, Campsites, and cultural activities. Learn what do people do for a living, learn different modes of production and what exists in these cultures..
The SDG we support
SDG 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY
Ensuring all has access to affordable, clean, and reliable modern energy.
Our current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable and harmful to our planet as we battle climate change. Renewable and clean energy solutions are becoming more reliable and efficient than ever before. The goal of SDG 7 is to innovate and create modern sustainable energy sources that will provide light to citizens of the world residing in cities and rural communities in a sustainable way.
Day Two: Explore the city of Arusha, learning about the history and culture of the city. Visit the Cultural Heritage Center and Shanga, a social enterprise that recycled used materials to create products providing job opportunities to those with disabilities.
Afterward, visit Shanga, a social enterprise lead by those with disabilities. Learn about how they use recycled materials to create products providing job opportunities to those with disabilities.
Day One: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, after finishing passport controls and customs procedures meet your safari guide, Rob outside the arrival lounge.
In the afternoon visit Solar Sisters, a nonprofit that is empowering women to lead the movement of solar energy, providing regions of Tanzania access to solar panels. Learn about their mission, the impact of solar energy in rural Tanzania, and how it aligns with SDG #7: Clean and Affordable Energy. Afterward, enjoy dinner and prepare for your upcoming safari.
Day Three: After breakfast, you will depart with a packed lunch and embark on game drives through Tarangire National Park, and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife!
Experience large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow.
Day Four: Depart for a drive through Mto Wa Mbu. Go on a stroll through the local farming village. This village is unique in Tanzania since itis home to over 120 different tribes from across Africa.
The walk will take you to see local farms, schools, homes, and the market. In the late afternoon, check into your accommodation in Karatu. Also distribute solar lights in the area for families that do not have access to light or electricity.
In the afternoon, make your way to Central Serengeti for dinner and overnight.
Day Five: Spend a full day in Southern Serengeti. One of the greatest places in the world. located in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities.
This picture-perfect landscape is home to the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, hippo, elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, and much more.
Day Six: Enjoy a second safari drive through the Serengeti. Learn more about the incredible wildlife, experience herds of elephants, wildebeest, zebras, and more all in their natural habitat.
In the afternoon make your way to the Ngorongoro Crater Rim where you will spend the night with amazing views of the crater floor!
Day Seven: In the morning we will be one of the first vehicles descending into Ngorongoro Crater for suberb safari viewing and majestic wildlife experiences.
In the late afternoon depart from Ngorongoro crater to West Kilimanjaro and receive a warm welcome from the Maasai leaders of the lodge, and gain a deeper, authentic level of understanding of Maasai culture. The perfect way to end your safari at Africa Amini Maasai Lodge – a truly special place!
Day Eight: Wake up in one of the most magical places on earth, Amini Maasai Lodge, overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro.
We will have the opportunity to experience several cultural activities, take part in a nature walk or spear throwing competition, join a traditional sundowner ceremony and listen to stories at the campfire, or you can simply sit back and take full advantage of the amenities this magical place has to offer.
Get to know the Maasai on a deeper, authentic level. You will also have the chance to visit Africa Amini Alama’s projects such as one of their elementary and secondary schools. Witness the positive change this organization has brought to an entire community.
Day Nine: Departure Day
Pictures and testimonials from past trips
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