TANZANIA SAFARI WITH THE SISTERHOOD 2024
September 8 – 17, 2024
Arusha - Tarangire National Park - Lake Magadi - Northern Serengeti
The Great Migration
Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list experience? Get ready to witness the spectacular Great Migration up close and personal with our group of women-only travelers from Sisterhood Travels!
Our team is thrilled to announce that we will be embarking on a unique adventure in Serengeti where we can see thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles journey across the plains.
We will also be visiting Arusha, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Magadi during our trip. These destinations offer unique experiences that will add to the adventure and enrich our understanding of the region’s diverse wildlife and culture.
With professionally trained guides, luxurious accommodations, and an amazing group of like-minded women, this journey promises to be transformative and unforgettable.
Join Sisterhood Travels as we adventure through Tanzania and create lasting memories together!
Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks
Tarangire National Park, situated within Tanzania’s spectacular Manyara Region, is an awe-inspiring national park comprising of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the annual dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. With lion being among the most commonly spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south
Not to be confused with the Kenyan lake of the same name set only a hundred kilometers away, the Tanzanian Lake Magadi is an exquisite soda lake in the Ngororongo crater, named for the Swahili word for salt. This is a wonderful destination for nature photographers, a scene that changes exquisitely through the seasons, moving through lush greens into striking oranges and bright pinks. Along with the changes come captivating, changing groups of animals including rhino, eland and lion, as well as golden jackals who come to hunt the flamingos. The surrounding crater is filled with incredible other natural attractions and a much wider variety of wildlife
Located between the Central Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve to the north, the Northern Serengeti is a remote African wildlife wonderland. The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the Great Migration. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and you can view the annual spectacle of the half-million migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife include: a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, giraffe as well as lion and leopard. You can also look forward to bird watching, hot air ballooning, game safaris and guided bush walks
September 7, 2024
Depart from your home airport for your overnight flight to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) in Tanzania.
September 8, 2024
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), proceed through passport control and customs. Your guide will be waiting for you as you come out of customs just outside the arrival gate, holding a sign with our group’s name on. Then, you’ll be transferred to your lodge, the Arusha Serena Hotel.
September 9 – 10, 2024
After breakfast, we’ll depart from Arusha with our private driver/guides in private 4×4 safari vehicles with pop-up roofs and travel to Tarangire National Park for game driving. We’ll check into Tarangire Ndovu Camp for two nights. Enjoy your days in this beautiful national park, for game driving and exploration.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as soft drinks, local wines, and local beers are included).
September 11, 2024
After breakfast, check out and depart for morning game drives in Tarangire National Park. In the afternoon, we’ll drive to Ngorongoro and check into Ngorongoro Serena for two nights.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
September 12, 2024
After breakfast, we’ll descend down to the crater floor for game viewing and enjoy a picnic lunch along the way.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
September 13 – 16, 2024
This morning, after breakfast and check-out from the lodge, we’ll be transferred to the Lake Manyara Airstrip for our small aircraft flight to Kogatende Airstrip in the Northern Serengeti (11.10/12.35). On arrival, we’ll be met by the camp vehicles and proceed for lunch at Serengeti North Wilderness Camp and check in for four nights. We’ll enjoy afternoon game drives together. During our days in the Serengeti, we’ll enjoy game drives and game viewing with the possibility of seeing river crossings.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included each day as well as soft drinks, local wines and local beers)
September 17, 2024
After breakfast and game driving to the Kogatende Airstrip, we’ll check in for our small aircraft flight to the Kilimanjaro Airport. Check in for your flight back home.
September 18, 2024
Arrive back home
Nestled at the foot of Mount Meru in Tanzania, Arusha Serena Hotel is a unique destination that blends colonial-era elegance with bespoke experiences that showcase the natural beauty of the Northern Safari Circuit. Originally a coffee farm, the stone-built reception area and cottage-style rooms of the hotel evoke its heritage, with French doors and leaded windows that open to landscaped lawns and colourful bougainvillea banks. In addition to a library, lounge and restaurant with a wood fireplace and garden views, the hotel offers tailor-made experiences such as an English breakfast on the shore of Lake Duluti, hiking to the summit of Mount Meru or exploring the crater lakes of Arusha National Park. For a relaxing evening, guests can sip sundowner cocktails by the lake and watch the sun set over the horizon.
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. Tarangire is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and a gentle backdrop of baobabs.
Each tented suite is fully netted on windows and doors. The beds are fitted with fresh cotton sheets, double pillows, duvets and bed runners for your comfort. The tents have netted windows down each side of the tent which you can fully open, while keeping the lightweight curtains flowing for privacy. Double sliding doors open to enter the platformed suite, with writing desk, study chair, double sofa and bed configuration as requested. With a room divider, pass through to the back of the tented suite to enter for a polished concrete ensuite with separately walled bathroom and shower area. Wooden shelving with robes, fluffy towels, and safe form the back of the ensuite while the reverse of the wall divider is handcrafted basin stands complete with terracotta basins to ensure a natural look. The bathrooms have hot and cold water, based on solar heating and Zanzibari bathroom amenity offerings of coconut and lime.
Nestled high on the jagged rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and shrouded in mist, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a stunning example of ecological and architectural harmony. The boulder-built buildings of the Lodge are camouflaged by indigenous creepers and linked by timber walkways that skirt ancient trees. Inside, guests are greeted by the hushed ambiance of a game-viewing hide and the ochre, rust, and charcoal imagery of a prehistoric cavern, decorated with Maasai iron spears, bright-beaded robes, and intricately-carved artifacts. The rooms, strung around the crater rim, are adorned with brass lamps, wildwood mirrors, and Maasai carvings, each featuring its own rock-enclosed balcony and uninterrupted views of the Crater below.
Serengeti Wilderness camp is set on a beautiful section of river with great views and resident game. The site is exceptional! Lion, leopard, cheetah, gazelle, impala, buffalo, baboon, and some great birds including pygmy falcon can all be spotted in the area. We are tucked away from other lodges and camps, without the disturbance of noise or other lights. It’s incredibly peaceful at night.
Comprising just ten spacious tents (all for The Sisterhood), the focus is on your comfort and enjoyment. There is nothing better than being lulled to sleep at night by the sounds of the bush, safely inside your well-appointed ‘safari bedroom’. The tents are en-suite with flushing toilets and a bush-shower. A private verandah offers a shady place to relax.
A large central dining tent complements our comfortable lounge tent which has a small reference library, maps, a charging station for cameras, and WIFI.
Our safari chef will prepare sumptuous meals for your enjoyment and in the evenings, offer a campfire around which The Sisterhood can enjoy sundowners and snacks, and share the day’s experiences.
Tanzania Visa Information
The Tanzania Immigration and Home Affairs Department just recently launched an upgraded new Online Visa System. A prospective visitor to the United Republic of Tanzania can now easily apply, make payment, and receive his/her Visa Grant Notice online. Clients normally apply for the Visa around 1-2 months in advance of travel. US Citizens must always and are only allowed a Multi-Entry Visa. The cost is US$100 per person. The Multi-Entry Visa is valid for one year from the date of issue.
To access these services, an applicant is required to visit the Tanzania Immigration Services Department’s website https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa to apply for a New Visa. Then, an applicant will submit his/her relevant scanned document attachments online, after which he/she will receive an email message containing User Identification Number that he/she can use to track status of his/her visa application online.
Thereafter, an applicant will be required to make payment of his/her visa application fee either by Visa Card, Master Card, or Swift Transfer (i.e. depositing money directly into the Tanzania Immigration Services Department Bank Account at a bank counter). After payment of the respective fee, an applicant will receive a notification that the payment has been received.
Finally, an applicant will receive a “Visa Grant Notice” through her email and can begin her trip to the United Republic of Tanzania.
Cancellation policy for this trip
Because the operation of international programs for this Safari requires extensive long-term planning, many costs are incurred long before the actual departure and they are 100% non-refundable to us. Keeping this in mind, and in the interest of our clients, the following Cancellation Policy will apply and supersedes our normal Cancellation and Refund Policy:
100% of monies paid for your Safari are non-refundable and non-transferable to any other trip or person.
Sisterhood Travels STRONGLY URGES YOU TO PURCHASE COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR THIS TRIP THAT INCLUDES MEDICAL EVACUATION AND REPATRIATION EXPENSES. We will send a quote at the time of booking.
TANZANIA SAFARI WITH THE SISTERHOOD 2024
TANZANIA SAFARI WITH THE SISTERHOOD 2024
PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY
- International airfare is NOT included in your pricing.
- Small aircraft flights (charters) within Tanzania ARE included
- All international flight arrangements must be submitted to Sisterhood Travels on or before June 3, 2024.
- You may arrive at anytime on the arrival date but on the departure date, please be sure you have an evening flight. You will be flying in and out of Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). If you need help making flight arrangements, you can click here for Airfare Information.
- The maximum luggage allowance you may bring on this trip is 20kg (44 lbs) for ALL luggage combined (including your carry-on bag). ONLY SOFT DUFFELS ARE ALLOWED.
- Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six (6) months beyond your date of return and contains at least two (2) unused (blank) facing pages labeled “Visa” per country you intend to visit. Note: Visa pages referred to above do not include pages reserved for Endorsements, Amendments, or Observations.
- Extra transport or transfers, taxi fares, or after hours’ transport are not included.
- Extra optional activities while in the game reserves are not included.
- Gratuities for guides, trackers, restaurant staff, housekeeping, etc. are not included. We will provide you with expected tipping guidelines.
- Optional Travel Insurance is not included in your pricing. We will send you a quote via email.
- We cannot accommodate wheelchairs or assistive mobility devices on this trip due to the location of where we dock in the different ports. Further, the ship cannot accommodate these devices.
- There are no refunds for unused portions of this tour.
- Any optional expenses or expenses related to anything not specifically listed in this itinerary are not included.
- Sisterhood Travels makes no guarantee that we will witness a river crossing as this is totally dependent on the migratory patterns of the wildlife. However, optimal times to view these crossings are during our trip dates.
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Cancellation & Refunds
This is a consistently robust itinerary that is likely to be filled with a combination of long, active days, several early hotel departures and some long journeys by coach. There may be limited time for rest and rejuvenation as you explore these amazing destinations. There may be multiple flights and travel by non-traditional means such as safari vehicles, rickshaws/pedicabs, etc. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility and be capable of walking 1-2 miles over time over potentially difficult terrain which may include hills. Guests should be comfortable with standing for longer periods of time with no difficulty.