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Go On Safari with Naples Zoo Director of Conservation Tim Tetzlaff
September 22 to October 3, 2012.


First Tour and Second Tour are Both Sold Out
Waiting List Available e-mail Theresa Perez at AAA or call her at (239) 594-5006 xt 2251

Tanzania MapThis grand African safari takes you to some of Tanzania’s most renowned game reserves and the rainforests of Zanzibar for the vacation of a lifetime.

Take this opportunity to observe Africa’s Big Five – elephant, leopard, lion, rhinoceros, and buffalo – as well as the red monkeys of Zanzibar's Jozani Forest.

One of the most thrilling ways to see Tanzania is from the basket of a hot air balloon floating over the savannah. Experience ancient, stunning landscapes, local villages, the spice bazaars of Stone Town and one of mankind’s most important archaeological sites.

Travel by safari vehicles within Serengeti, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara National Parks, plus Ngorongoro Crater. Stay in luxury safari lodges, tented camps and a resort overlooking the sea for an in-depth, up-close African safari experience. And you'll enjoy it all with Naples Zoo Director Tim Tetzlaff.



For more, please e-mail Theresa Perez at AAA or call her at (239) 594-5006 xt 2251.


Serena Mountain  Village

Day 1  Touchdown in Tanzania
Tauck’s African safari begins at Serena Mountain Village, Arusha. A transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Serena Mountain Village, Arusha, is included. Welcome to Tanzania and the start of your African safari; your hotel overlooks Lake Duluti.


Lodging
Serena Mountain Village, Arusha

Kikoti Tented Camp
Day 2  Wild About Wildebeest and More
Ride in specially designed, open-top safari vehicles to Tarangire National Park, which boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Experience your first game drive and an al fresco picnic en route to your eco-lodge; you may see large herds of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, and buffalo. Share stories about your sightings at our welcome cocktail reception and dinner by the campfire this evening.

Lodging
Kikoti Tented Camp


Tarangire Wildlife
Day 3  Wildife Galore on Tarangire Game Drive
Enjoy a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. It’s one of the best parks for elephant watching, and is home to hundreds of bird species (one of the highest number of bird species in any world habitat) and many game animals. This afternoon, get a glimpse of tribal life in the African bush and explore some cultural traditions when you meet the Maasai. Get a different perspective of the wilderness when you drive to "The Viewpoint" this afternoon.

Lodging
Kikoti Tented Camp


Lions in Manyara
Day 4: A School, Manyara, And To Ngorongoro
Few sights are as rewarding as the smiles you'll see on the children you'll meet at a school that Tauck supports! Visit Lake Manyara National Park today, renowned for Hippopotamuses, abundant bird life, and unique vegetation; enjoy lunch at the Lodge, perched on the Rift Valley escarpment overlooking the valley 1,000 feet below. Continue on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to Ngorongoro Crater, a wildlife mecca, where your lodge is built on the dormant volcano’s rim, with stunning views of the “lost world” below.

Lodging
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge


Ngorongoro
Day 5  Life in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Today you'll explore Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s Garden of Eden. Within the crater lie grasslands, forests and a freshwater lake, inspiring a continual migration of animals. Riding in safari vehicle, you’ll have a chance to spot Africa’s celebrated “Big Five” – buffalo, elephant, leopard, the black-maned lion and the rare black rhinoceros. Picnic in the heart of the crater, sure to be a highlight of your African safari. Back at the lodge, you'll be able to observe the wildlife-rich caldera below from the comfort of your private terrace.

Lodging
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge


Maasai
Day 6 Olduvai Gorge and Maasai Village
Explore Olduvai Gorge today – where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the fossilized remains of some of the earliest known human species, an estimated 1.8 million years old – on a docent-led tour. Visit a local Maasai village, then continue wildlife viewing while driving the rough dirt roads across the plains and grasslands of the Serengeti. Arrive at your safari lodge in the Central Serengeti, which was inspired by Maasai tribal dwellings.

Lodging
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge


Day 7 Balloon Over the Serengeti
Lift off on an exciting hot air balloon flight as dawn breaks over the vast Serengeti grasslands. Then enjoy a champagne breakfast in the bush. An afternoon game drive on the Serengeti plains may yield sightings of wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinoceros, hippos, buffalo, jackals, and gazelles. This is also one of the best places on the Continent to see prides of lions. Lunch at the lodge, then enjoy an evening game drive before dinner.

Lodging
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge


Kirawira
Day 8  A Luxury Tented Camp in the West
Travel to the Serengeti’s remote Western Corridor, known for huge masses of migrating game animals thundering across the terrain. Arrive at your luxurious tented camp in the remote Grumeti River region for another unique African safari experience; animals you might see on an afternoon game drive across the treeless plains of the Serengeti include wildebeest, lion, buffalo, cheetah, warthogs, giraffes and zebra.

Lodging
Kirawira Tented Camp


Kirawira
Day 9  Species Survival in the Bush
After awakening in the heart of the wilderness in a luxurious tent – surrounded by Edwardian-era accents that evoke the classic safari camps of a century ago – your safari guide shares fascinating insights about the African bush on your early morning game drive. Later, after lunch and another game drive, toast your final afternoon wildlife-viewing experience with traditional sundowner cocktails by the pool at Kirawira as the setting sun streaks the Tanzanian sky – on a classic African safari adventure, it doesn't get better than this!

Lodging
Kirawira Tented Camp

Stone Town

Day 10 To Zanzibar and Stone Town
Fly to intriguing Zanzibar, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean that was once a wealthy trading center for spices. Set off with your local guide on a walking tour of Stone Town, in the main port of Zanzibar City; its rambling, narrow streets echo the town’s former glory in colonial mansions and sultans’ palaces, rich with Arabic and Indian influences. Your home for the next two nights is a deluxe hotel created from two colonial mansions overlooking the turquoise sea and white sand beaches.

Lodging
Zanzibar Serena Inn

jozani
Day 11 Jozani Forest & A Spice Tour
Zanzibar's Jozani National Forest is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey as well as other exotic species unique to the island; explore this wildlife preserve today to see one of Africa's rarest and most colorful primates, nearly hunted to extinction. Then discover the secrets of harvesting spices, the island’s main export, on a special tour. The afternoon is yours to check out more of Stone Town on your own before joining us tonight for a farewell seafood dinner on the rooftop terrace of your seaside hotel.

Lodging
Zanzibar Serena Inn

Movenpick

Day 12 Tauck's African Safari Concludes
Your African safari ends in Dar Es Salaam. Fly to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where a day room awaits you at Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel; join us for dinner before departure. Transfers are included to Julius Nuyere International Airport.

Day Lodging
Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel


For more, please e-mail Theresa Perez at AAA or call her at (239) 594-5006 xt 2251.

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