Tanzania Photo Safari 2021 Tour 1

Tanzania Photo Safari 2021 Tour 1

March 13th – 22nd, 2021


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McKay Photography Academy Presents: Tanzania Wildlife and Culture Safari 2021

NEW EPIC 2021 Photography Tour Announcement!

Photographic Excursion for ALL LEVELS

Including Beginner through Advanced!

Great fun and learning at a great price!

No matter what your photographic level, you can attend this tour. Beginners through advanced will find this tour wonderful in so many ways. You will be instructed personally by the MPA team!

Tanzania, Africa – March 13th – 22nd 2021

This immersive safari with McKay Photography Academy speaks to the animal lover’s soul: an exciting adventure that takes you straight into the heart of Tanzania’s best wildlife viewing areas. Venture into the plains every morning for full days of spectacular wildlife viewing, and unwind in luxurious, eco-friendly camps located in the middle of the wild. Each night, settle into comfortable, downy bedding and drift asleep to the nighttime sounds of safari.

This world-class wildlife safari is further complemented by a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with the Hadza, Africa’s last remaining hunter-gatherer tribe.

Join David & Ally McKay and the McKay Photography Academy Team along with our expert Tanzanian guides (personal friends and chosen by us) for a very exciting, very special, adventure that will be more than you can ever imagine!

Guests with all levels of photographic experience, beginner through advanced are welcome! This tour will have an incredible 5-1 client-instructor ratio and even if you are brand new to photography, there is NO NEED to feel intimidated on joining us!

Level of Photography

If you are a beginner, fearful of travel, or unsure of photography settings, no need to worry! Our team is here to help you with any questions and you will fit right in with our personalized instruction! No need to feel intimidated at all. We’ve got your back!

If you have more experience as a photographer, you will be able to work one on one with some of the top pros in the industry! Receiving very personalized instruction, catered to your needs.

This tour is going to include an amazing line up of instructors and a min 5-1 Client/Instructor ratio!

The Wildlife

Tanzania Africa, without a doubt, is one of the premier wildlife safari destinations in the world. This tour is set during the prime Migration period of the Maasai Mara river crossing where thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra risk everything to cross the crocodile infested waters of the Maasai Mara between Kenya and Tanzania!

Lions, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Leopard, Hippo, Cape Buffalo, Rhino and MUCH MORE are ALL possibilities to not only see and photograph, but to watch in action.

As we are based in the heart of the prime of the Serengeti, we have access to locate the best wildlife the world has to offer. You WILL see wildlife and you WILL be blown away at it all. Words are not adequate to be able to describe what you will feel as you watch and photograph in this incredible place. 

Working with our personally selected group of guides we have worked with in the past, we will have the best of the best when it comes to scouts and knowledge on hand to get us to where the action is. We will leave early mornings and come back to camp late. This is NOT a run of the mill tour. This is a truly premier experience dedicated to getting you to the wildlife, and in the best positions possible to photograph it. 

Watch this video from a previous tour to get a sense of just some of what you will see and experience. 

The Culture and Eastern Serengeti Eco System

This tour will be extra special. We have the ability to do some really awesome cultural exchanges as well. One of the most amazing experiences we have ever had was the ability to meet with members of various tribes. The Maasai tribe will all be a part of this tour.

As you get to know this special place, you will probably come across a half-mile long creekbed lined by whistling thorn trees and umbrella acacias. The trickling seasonal stream is a humble, yet incredibly important part of this ecosystem and represents the spirit of symbiosis that makes this place so
unique. Thomson Safaris works alongside the Maasai to conserve a vast pristine wilderness of wooded savannah and open grassland covering 12,600 acres within the Serengeti ecosystem. Habitats are being restored. Wildlife is being given greater refuge. Communities are becoming
empowered through education, involvement, and direct benefits from tourism. It is becoming a place of happiness and harmony between wildlife preservation and community-based tourism that will one day be a model for similar efforts. During your stay at the refuge, you will have many opportunities to
explore the wilderness and the culture of the Maasai.

 

Details

  • Dates: March 13th – 22nd 2021
  • Price: $9,995
    • Based on shared accommodations. A single supplement is available for $1300.
    • Price DOES NOT include $300 Tanzania Tourism Tax
    • $1500 deposit and a payment plan on balance offered interest-free over several months.

Included During Tour Dates:

  • Personalized Instruction with MPA team**
  • A 5-1 Client/Instructor ratio!
  • Accommodations Based on Double Occupancy
  • Meals as Noted in Itinerary
    • Inclusive of Restaurant Staff Tips( All meals while on Safari!)
  • Complimentary Bottled Drinking Water Throughout Your Safari
  • All Park Fees
  • Complete Preparation Materials Including Helpful Tips, Packing List, Trip Expectations, Tipping Guidelines
  • TOP Professional Safari Guides and Drivers
  • Safari Briefings Throughout Your Trip
  • Services of Nyumba Camp Staff Including Chef and Waitstaff
  • Tech Tent at Nyumba Camps for Charging Electronics until 9pm Each Night
  • Land Transportation in a Customized, 4-Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle
  • Unlimited Mileage in Safari Vehicles
  • Guaranteed Window Seating in Safari Vehicles
  • Maximum of 4 Travelers per Land Rover- Allowing you prime photography from the vehicles!

**Note – Instructors are scheduled but may change without notice. You will always have a top MPA instruction team!

NOT Included:

  • Transportation to and from Arusha, Tanzania
  • Trip Insurance (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)
  • Airline-Imposed Fuel Surcharges
  • Airline-Imposed Seat Assignment and Checked Baggage Fees
  • Fees for Passport, Visa, or Immunizations
  • Meals and Expenses en Route to Tanzania
  • Cost of Hospitalization or Evacuation
  • Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Soda
  • Laundry, Phone, Internet, and Items of a Personal Nature
  • Tips for Guides, Drivers, Camp Staff and Instructors
  • Extras and Optional Activities

David and Ally McKay and the MPA team will personally be your host on this trip. You will be photographing, learning and enjoying Photography, Travel, Friendship, and Adventure all together on one of the most amazing photographic tours in the world! 

Our heart’s desire is for everyone to have an experience of a lifetime that you are unable to get with anyone else! We work incredibly hard to make sure our guests are well taken care of, have plenty of photographic instruction and enjoy an amazing adventure. This is why our clients return again, and again!

Once your registration is complete, MPA will be in touch to work with you on a payment plan. Due to limited space, this tour is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Instructors

  • David McKay
  • Ally McKay

*Note – Instructors are scheduled but may change without notice. You will always have a top MPA instruction team!

Accommodations & Food

It is hard to believe that you will go to Africa and actually gain weight!  BUT YOU WILL!  Why? We have amazing personal chefs at our camps creating 5-star dining experiences all while we are in the middle of the Serengeti!  If you have any dietary restrictions, it is no problem at all as long as we know in advance. You will find that not only will you love the atmosphere of eating together in our dining tent, food prepared, but you will also find the food exceptional!   Also available is the “bar tent”.  After a full day out wildlife viewing, you will come to love the tent with a bar set up and beautiful sofas, and chairs to sit and gaze out at the Serengeti from.  

 After dinner, sit by a fire and watch the sun sink below the horizon, as we all talk of the days adventures! 

Our “Nyumba” camps are private camps set up with beautiful large tents. Now when we say tent, we do not mean a “tent” as in American terms. Rather a beautiful canvas accommodation, with full beds and Tempurpedic mattresses in them, as well as a sink and toilet! It takes the word “glamping” to a new level! 

Video

 

Itinerary*

3/13/21 Saturday
Arrival into Arusha
Arrive this evening into Arusha where you will be warmly welcomed.

3/14/21 Sunday
Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport With Your Group
Thomson will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your comfortable lodge. Complimentary with Delta/KLM arrival tonight.
Accommodations: The Arusha Hotel

Arusha to Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem
Northern Tanzania is a relatively small area, so it only takes a brief scenic flight to bring you to a whole new world of cultural interest and natural beauty. Take in breathtaking views of Lake Natron and the Maasai “mountain of god”, Ol Doinyo Lengai, which is an active volcano.

Flight from Arusha to the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem
Extra Baggage Allowance on Internal Flight(s)
You will have an additional baggage allowance on your internal flight. The total weight of your bags cannot exceed 50 pounds.

Meet Your Guide at the Airstrip
You will be welcomed upon arrival at the airstrip. Your guide will accompany you throughout your safari, offering cultural insights, wildlife spotting expertise and in-depth knowledge of wildlife behavior.

Safari Briefing
Your head guide will brief you on your itinerary and review the expectations for your safari, giving you a taste of what’s to come. Please ask the guide questions at this time and as they come up during the safari.

3/15/21 Monday
Introduction to the Nature Refuge
Your guide will give you a brief tour and history of the 10,000-acre refuge as you make your way to camp. Enjoy wildlife viewing along the way, one of the tangible results of conservation efforts in the area. Giraffe, eland, dik dik, ostrich, leopard and even wild dog can be seen in this unique wildlife haven, dubbed “Giraffic Park” by one enthusiastic guest.

Lunch at Your Nyumba
You can relax at your Nyumba and enjoy a tasty lunch.

Afternoon Wildlife Viewing in the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem
Enjoy wildlife viewing this afternoon in the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem. Be on the lookout for rarer species, such as the bat-eared fox and the smaller animals that are sometimes overlooked, such as the mongoose, hyrax, dik dik, and klipspringer.

Late Afternoon Walk
Stretch your legs on a brief but scenic walk this afternoon. As one recent guest put it, the nature refuge is “a magical place of peace and beauty,” and there’s no better way to experience it than on foot. A local wildlife scout will accompany you and your guide on this walk, pointing out nearby wildlife.

Photo Tech Tent Available Until 9pm
Your group will have exclusive access to a photo tent while staying at Thomson Camps. Chairs, tables, lighting and a generator are provided in this tent so you can clean and recharge equipment and download photos. Please note that the generator will be turned off promptly at 9pm each night in order to preserve the pristine ambiance of the wilderness at night.
Accommodations: Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem
As you get to know this special place, you will probably come across a half-mile long creekbed lined by whistling thorn trees and umbrella acacias. The trickling seasonal stream is a humble, yet incredibly important part of this ecosystem and represents the spirit of symbiosis that makes this place so unique. Thomson Safaris works alongside the Maasai to conserve a vast pristine wilderness of wooded savannah and open grassland covering 12,600 acres within the Serengeti ecosystem.
Habitats are being restored. Wildlife is being given greater refuge. Communities are becoming empowered through education, involvement, and direct benefits from tourism. It is becoming a place of happiness and harmony between wildlife preservation and community-based tourism that will one day be a model for similar efforts. During your stay at the refuge, you will have many opportunities to explore the wilderness and the culture of the Maasai.

Morning Hike in the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem
Head out on a light hike this morning. The terrain will be fairly mild, but make sure that you have comfortable shoes with good traction. Being out on the plains on foot at this time of day is magical.

3/16/21 Tuesday
Enjipai Women’s Group Visit
The Enjipai Women’s Group was formed by a small group of Maasai women with a great entrepreneurial spirit. They paired their skills as artisans and homemakers with their desire to help their own families, as well as the community in general. Now numbering over 100 members, the collaborative already has several successful projects under way. A maize grinding machine, donated by Thomson Safaris and one of our past guests, is now providing a much-needed service to women who previously had to walk great distances to have their grains milled. The women of the collaborative are also enjoying brisk sales of their intricately beaded crafts to visitors. While each member makes an individual profit, a portion of all sales also goes into a community fund which was established for education and healthcare initiatives.
Lunch at Your Camp
Sit down to a delicious home-cooked lunch with amazing views.

Maasai Storyteller
Maasai elder Nekaaki Kioki is a feisty grandmother and fantastic storyteller. She knows hundreds of Maasai folktales and tells them in a truly dramatic fashion. Gather around to listen to her tell folktales, which are translated into English.

Maasai Boma Visit
Immerse yourself in the semi-nomadic culture of the Maasai by visiting a boma, which is a settlement of circular mud-and-dung Maasai homes. Many Maasai still roam the plains of northern Tanzania with their herds of cattle, maintaining their traditions while adapting to new ways of life. Learn more about their extraordinary culture as you tour the boma and take in the scenes of village life.

Night Wildlife Viewing Drive
Take to the plains and wilds after dark for a night drive in the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem. Night drives offer thrills and possible sightings of nocturnal creatures, such as spring hares, aardvarks, and porcupines. More than anything, the night drive offers an adventure few travelers in Tanzania have the chance to experience.
Accommodations: Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem to Serengeti National Park
Head west toward the Serengeti on a rugged road that cuts through a landscape riddled with craggy hills and thickly wooded gullies. Maasai bomas appear seemingly out of nowhere. The rough road to Klein’s Gate takes you along the Grumeti River, which serves as one of the Serengeti’s two main water sources as it flows from one end of the park to the other before emptying into Lake Victoria. At the gate, you enter the Serengeti along its northeast border; the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Kenyan border are less than 15 miles to the north. From there, traverse over the Serengeti’s acacia- covered northern corridor with wildlife viewing along the way.

Visit to a FoTZC Project
Focus on Tanzanian Communities (FoTZC) is Thomson’s sister non-profit organization that has worked on many successful projects in this area. Visit a school, teachers’ housing, or a medical dispensary that were all requested by the community and built by FoTZC. Learn a little bit about sustainability, how these projects are selected, and how they impact the community.

3/17/21 Wednesday
Wildlife Viewing En Route to Your Nyumba
Enjoy the journey to your next Nyumba camp, as there will be plenty to see along the way. Perhaps you will come across a chase between predator and prey; maybe you will spot a wake of vultures; or maybe you will be lucky enough to find a leopard relaxing high in the limbs of an acacia tree.

Afternoon Wildlife Viewing in the Serengeti
Spend an afternoon wildlife viewing in the Serengeti. The big cats often spend these hours lying drowsily about the plains and up in the trees while many antelope and other animals continue to graze.
Enjoy Your Nyumba
Enjoy your Nyumba, whether you get in a workout with a Keep Fit Kit, learn a traditional Tanzanian game from your guide, write in your journal, or simply put up your feet and relax.

Photo Tech Tent
Your group will have exclusive access to a photo tent while staying at Thomson Camps. Chairs, tables, lighting and a generator are provided in this tent so you can clean and recharge equipment and download photos. Please note that the generator will be turned off promptly at 9pm each night in order to preserve the pristine ambiance of the wilderness at night.
Accommodations: Southern Serengeti Nyumba
Meals Included: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner
 
Serengeti National Park
Most of us know about the “Great Migration” from nature programs that capture some of the most thrilling moments on film. Often misunderstood, the migration is a perpetual, year-round process involving over one million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra who roam the plains quietly, in search of food and water. While some antelope and hyena may follow the herds, other animals remain in their territories or have separate migratory patterns. The migration’s most dramatic moments often occur when large numbers of wildebeest and zebra make river crossings, during which they must elude predators in a desperate fight for survival. There is no telling exactly when these highly dramatic movements will occur, but all safari-goers are sure to see plenty of wildebeest and zebra while in Tanzania.

Full Day of Wildlife Viewing Around Ndutu
Your exploration takes you to various parts of the Serengeti ecosystem, including Ndutu, the southernmost corner, where large herds of wildebeest tend to congregate in the so-called green months.
Bush Lunch
Enjoy a bush lunch in the Serengeti.

Watch the Sun Set Over the Serengeti Plains
As the sun sinks below the horizon, soak in the colorful sky as you reflect on the day’s adventures.
Accommodations: Southern Serengeti Nyumba
Meals Included: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner
 
3/18/21 Thursday
Serengeti National Park
The most social of the big cats, lions live in groups called prides, comprised mostly of females and cubs and only 1-2 adult males. Typically prides have 6-12 lions, but can sometimes have more than 30 members. Superior hunters, lionesses inherit the same territories as their mothers while young males roam until they drive out old males from other prides to take over leadership. As lionesses hunt in groups and often at night, you are more likely to see prides as they languidly stretch out in the brush, underneath an acacia tree, or in the shade of a large rock formation. Particularly in the Serengeti, males who reside around savannahs and plains develop large dark manes as they grow older. The lion’s roar, a familiar sound in the Serengeti at night, can be heard from over five miles away.

3/19/21 Friday
Optional Serengeti Balloon Excursion
Those with advance reservations will have the opportunity to balloon across the plains during one of your mornings in the Serengeti. A pre-dawn wake-up call leaves you time to drive to the balloon launch site in order to catch the most dramatic light. Then take to the skies just as the sun rises. Glide over the plains and acacia treetops, taking in spectacular views of the Seronera River Valley and the surrounding plains. After your descent, enjoy a magnificent champagne breakfast right in the midst of the Serengeti wilderness.

Morning Wildlife Viewing in the Serengeti
There is nothing as marvelous as traversing the plains of the Serengeti just after dawn and through the morning hours. Look for herds of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, impala, eland, topi, and more out on the savanna.
Lunch at Your Nyumba
What better way to enjoy a view of the Serengeti plains than over a satisfying, relaxing lunch at camp.

Continue Wildlife Viewing in the Serengeti
Spend more time seeking out wildlife and exploring the Serengeti’s rich landscapes. The so- called Big Five and the Great Migration are the most well-known of the Serengeti’s offerings, but there is much more to see. Thousands of equally fascinating dramas of a smaller scale play themselves out on these endless plains.

Relax at Your Camp
Once you return from wildlife viewing, take time to sit by the fire and relax. Exchange stories of the day, write in your journals or simply enjoy the fresh evening breeze.
Accommodations: Southern Serengeti Nyumba
Meals Included: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner
 
Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Drive from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will pass one of the greatest prehistoric sites in Olduvai Gorge, where archeologists have been making thrilling fossil discoveries for nearly a century. After cutting across the desert-like bush country, you will arrive at a range of hills that lead to Ngorongoro. You will pass Maasai herding their cattle alongside the road. The Maasai are allowed to live in boma settlements throughout the conservation area. The famed Ngorongoro Crater has one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the world.

3/20/21 Saturday
Wildlife Viewing as You Depart the Serengeti
As you follow the meandering path out of Serengeti National Park, take in the gorgeous scenery and wildlife viewing before moving on to the next part of your adventure.

Visit Excavation Site at Oldupai Gorge
Make a short stop at Oldupai Gorge, a deep ravine and site of fossilized remains of animals and hominids that date as far back as two million years. Take a tour of the excavation site guided by an archeologist. A brief lecture and small museum tour are included.

Boxed Lunch en Route Visit Shifting Sands
At first glance, this crescent-shaped mound of sand, called a barkan, may not seem remarkable. That’s until you realize that the sands have been “wandering” for thousands of years, moving an average of about 225 feet per year over the otherwise flat plains.

To the Maasai, these shifting sands are even more remarkable, as they originated from the ash, sand and debris created by nearby Ol Doinyo Lengai, an active volcano whose name means Mountain of God.

Special Tanzanian Dinner
Enjoy a traditional Tanzanian dinner this evening. Rich with spices and fresh local vegetables, this is a chance to sample the best of local cuisine. (Please note that this does not include game meat.)

Evening at Your Nyumba
Enjoy the eco-friendly comforts at your Nyumba this evening. Set on the crater rim, the campsite offers stunning views of the highlands surrounding Ngorongoro. After dinner, enjoy a warm fire as well as the company of your guide and fellow travelers as you gaze up at the stars.

Photo Tech Tent
Your group will have exclusive access to a photo tent while staying at Thomson Camps. Chairs, tables, lighting and a generator are provided in this tent so you can clean and recharge equipment and download photos. Please note that the generator will be turned off promptly at 9pm each night in order to preserve the pristine ambiance of the wilderness at night.
Accommodations: Ngorongoro Nyumba
Meals Included: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner
 
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Spend a day in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a habitat rich in culture and teeming with wildlife. Sometimes there are more than 30,000 animals in and around the crater, including black rhino, cheetah, lion, hyena, eland, and numerous antelope. On the floor of the crater, the alkaline Lake Magadi serves as an important water source, also attracting flamingo flocks during the dry season. Nearby, the small Lerai Forest, with its yellow fever acacia trees, provides shade and shelter for wildlife. You will often see baboons, vervet monkeys, and even elephants in its thicket. Thorny bush, grasslands, hippo pools and a second small lake are also found on the floor. You’ll soon see why Ngorongoro is considered to be among the world’s great wonders.
 
3/21/21 Sunday
Visit to the Floor of Ngorongoro Crater
Visit the Ngorongoro Crater, where you are likely to find an abundance of wildlife. With luck, you might even see rhinoceros and big cats, such as lion and cheetah. The diversity of species often inspires awe, from baboons and elephants in the Lerai Forest to wildebeest and mountain reedbuck over the crater’s grassy floor.
Picnic Lunch on the Crater Floor
To maximize your wildlife viewing time on the crater floor, enjoy your picnic lunch near a hippo pool.

Enjoy Ngorongoro Biodiversity
Watch the Sunset Overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater
As the sun sinks below the horizon, soak in the colorful sky as you reflect on the day’s adventures.
Accommodations: Ngorongoro Nyumba
Meals Included: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner
 
Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Ngorongoro Highlands
Make a short drive from the Conservation Area to the Ngorongoro Highlands. As you travel down a winding road, you are rewarded with expansive vistas of the surrounding plains. At the top of the escarpment lie the lush Ngorongoro Highlands where the region’s rich volcanic soil makes for some of the most fertile land in Tanzania.

Depart Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Take a last look around your camp on the Crater Rim before heading off of the Ngorongoro Crater. See if your guide can make a viewpoint pit stop for last photo ops!

Gibb’s Farm Tour
Take a guided tour of Gibb’s garden, a sloping 10 acres of vegetables and fruit gardens, growing everything from artichoke to zucchini and providing most of the ingredients for the delicious organic meals enjoyed by guests. Learn about other sustainable practices at Gibb’s as your tour passes through a pig and dairy farm where you can even try your hands at milking a cow. You can also walk through the famed coffee bean fields that gave the farm its start over 80 years ago.
Lunch at Gibb’s Farm
Savor lunch at Gibb’s Farm, where nearly every ingredient comes fresh from the estate’s organic farm. With delicacies to suit every palate, this is sure to be a memorable meal.

Gibb’s Farm Optional Afternoon Activities
You may choose to spend the afternoon relaxing on the verandah with tea, or taking advantage of innumerable optional activities: a farm or garden tour, bird watching, coffee roasting, and more.

Enjoy Your Private Cottage at Gibb’s Farm
Take some time to catch your breath in your private cottage. Unwind with an outdoor shower, listen to the birds from your patio, or enjoy a drink as twilight fades in over the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Image review and editing
We will plan on sharing some of the wonderful images we have all taken together! We will take time to do some review and editing as well. 

3/22/21 Monday
Gibb’s Farm Tembo Fire
This evening, relax at the Tembo Fire, an open-air sitting area nestled at the foot of the organic gardens. The tradition of the nightly campfire began as a purely practical measure to ensure that elephants – or “tembo” in Swahili – are not tempted to feast in the organic gardens at night. It soon became a popular place to sit and relax at the end of the day. Now, with a comfortable seating area and full bar, the Tembo Fire makes a wonderful place for conversation, story- telling or star-gazing.
Accommodations: Gibb’s Farm – Cottage Room
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Departure
Depart the highlands for Arusha, where, after a day of leisurely activities, you will catch your departing flight. As you bid farewell to Tanzania, think of all the fabulous stories and photos of your adventure, which you will share with friends and family when you arrive home and for years to come.

Gibb’s Breakfast
Breakfast at Gibb’s is a great way to start the day. Enjoy local fruits, homemade yogurts and fresh cheeses, and made-to-order breakfast classics like omelettes or pancakes. Everything is made with the freshest ingredients.

Farewell Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge
Enjoy a special farewell lunch in Arusha as you prepare for your departure. Visit the adjoining Shanga workshop where physically challenged artisans create remarkable jewelry, learn glass- blowing, and sell their work. This extraordinary project was created in order to mentor and empower those who are often marginalized in Tanzanian society. You will be surprised and inspired by the quality and beauty of their creations.

Day Room in Arusha
Enjoy a day room in Arusha, resting up and readying yourself for your departure.
Farewell Snack
Enjoy a nutritious snack, including a variety of nuts, fruit, vegetables and other treats to enjoy now or on your flight home.
Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
Complimentary with Delta/KLM departure this evening.
Accommodations: Day Room at The Arusha Hotel
 

*Subject to change based on many possibilities that can come up on a tour of this nature. Flexibility is key when traveling on a tour like this in order for us to get the most incredible opportunities available as they happen!