Safari in Tanzania 8 Days

Includes 4 Nature Reserves: Lake Manyara, Serengeti Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, Trangire Reserve

Who knows why elephants wave their ears before they make their well-known trumpet sound? When and why does the rhino sneeze? Why do antelopes take care of their teeth and what do you do if you encounter a lion at night?
The answers to all of these questions and much more will be revealed on our safari in Tanzania, which is not only one of the most beautiful of the African countries but the number one destination for safari trips in Africa (!) with hundreds of thousands of travelers in season.

Did you know that more than half of the nature films shot by the late Moti Kirschenbaum took place on safari in Tanzania? There is a reason for this: A quarter of the territory of this special country – tens of thousands of kilometers – has been declared a nature reserve, since there is the highest concentration of animals per 1 km. Thus they have no less than 4,000,000 animals divided into 430 different and fascinating species. Also the “Big Five of Africa” – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo,  live in Tanzania, and we haven’t talked about the special and spectacular winged creatures… With all this, it’s no wonder Tanzania has been dubbed the quintessential Africa.
The United Republic of Tanzania, its full name, was established in 1964 as the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. It lies in East Africa, bordering Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and Congo on the west, On the south it borders Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, and on the east – the beautiful Gold Coast of the Indian Ocean.
Tanzania presents tourists of their nature preserves with a story of breathtaking lifestyles and scenery. The wonderful varieties of reserves and landscapes that change before our eyes from lakes to mountains, and from mountains to tropical forests, to volcanic flanks, rivers and falls – are among the rare beauties of the world.
We will tour 4 fascinating nature reserves, on a dream safari, between landscapes and colors, awe-inspiring, sculpted and shaped by the elements. We will get to know the tribesmen of the region, ancient traditions and exotic cultures and discover exciting and unforgettable insights into the meaning of the phrase “Man is a pattern of landscape in his homeland”…

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ITINERARY

We will arrive at the reserve in the evening and tour it. What is special about Trangire are its wide savannahs, expanses of grasses, centuries-old baobab trees, low shrubs and a rich and diverse living world, including more than 500 species of birds, large herds of elephants, hippos, lions, hyenas and thousands of deer, buffalo, antelopes, gnus, impalas, zebras, giraffes and more.

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We’re going to find here the “eighth wonder of creation” – the Ngorongoro Caldera, which is a giant crater created when   the volcano collapsed inward, creating a 304 sq km “floor” and a diameter of 12 miles with steep walls at an altitude of about 600 meters. In this crater live no less than 25,000 large animals including Lion prides and the most concentrated gathering of spotted hyenas in the world. Here is also Lake Soda (Lake Alkali, where the concentration of minerals is highest), streams, wetlands, savannahs, open woodland, acacia forest and a mountain rainforest, among which are herds of zebras, gnus and deer, elephants, lions, cheetahs, and flamingos. The crater is also home to the Maasai, the cattle herders charged with protecting the animals from poaching. At the end of the safari we will head to the Serengeti Reserve.

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In 1981, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site and as a biosphere reserve, a nature reserve near human habitat, meeting a series of ecological and planning criteria relating to the biosphere (ecosystem), including sustainable development and the preservation of diverse natural values, – balancing the needs of the current human inhabitants as well as future ones and the values of preserving nature. The reserve is considered the best and largest safari destination in Africa, due to the amount and variety of animals to be seen – gnus, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and an endless variety of birds. The Serengeti became known also due to the phenomenon known as the “Great Migration.” Each year before the dry season, more than 2 million gnu, zebras, and deer travel a circular route following food to the Masai-Mare Reserve in Kenya and back. The giant herd pours its way north, with hundreds of thousands of calves and young foals for which this is the first migration of the life cycle, the plains are the backdrop of a breathtaking drama of a cycle of life and death, many predators, among them hyenas, lions, cheetahs and leopards, prey on herds until they reach the biggest obstacle they face at the edge of the Serengeti-River Marais.

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We will learn of the difficulties and the need for creative problem-solving for the nomadic people who live in the Syrian/African rift. The Datoga and the Iraqw tribes are the last authentic, traditional tribes that remain in Africa and they have a history that spans 12 thousand years. We’ll meet the Iraqw tribe, a tribe of builders specializing in mud-making, meet an Iraqw guide who will tell us about the tribe’s history and explain to us about the brick-making process, we will tour a ground quarry with him, where the tribe’s men make mud brick soil and burn them in giant ovens. At the end of the tour, we will hear some of the traditional music and witness the welcome dance of the tribesmen.

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As soon as you enter the park you can distinguish its surprising tropical landscape, rich and varied that flows into a rich tropical rainforest that reminds one of an untamed jungle. There we will meet baboons, elephants, and birds.   This special forest exists in place thanks to extremely high groundwater. Despite its (relatively) small terrain, the reserve protects a fascinating variety of habitats and over 500 species of animals, and 400 types of spectacular winged animals like cormorants, pelicans, thousands of flamingos – which paint the lake pink, An impressive elephant population and a stunning number of hippos. At the end of the safari we will travel to Kilimanjaro-Ventus International Airport on a flight back home.

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PRICES & DATES

DEAPARTURE
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PRICE *
SINGLE ROOM **
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08 Aug 22
15 Aug 22
8
$ 4590
$ 700
Excluding

Guide: Cindy Klein. Migration season.
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19 Dec 22
26 Dec 22
8
$ 4590
$ 700
Excluding

Discounts for children:
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* Price per person in USD double or twin room

** Supplement Price for single room

NEED TO KNOW

Price Includes:

Accommodation in hotels and first-class lodges
Toyota Land Cruiser, 8 seats (6 jeep travelers)
Full car insurance
Entrances to all sites included as part of the trip
Israeli religious guide from the Shai Bar-Ilan team and local guides as required
Logistics man
Corona test in Tanzania
Full board kosher food
Visa to Tanzania
Animal identification material
Quality map for each couple/family
Mineral water during the safari
Tips for service providers abroad

Price Excludes:

International flight return
Travel, health and luggage insurance
Tip for the travel guide (Customary $5 per person per day trip)
Vaccines

Important to Know:

There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.

Kashrut on Tours

Only strictly kosher food is provided to our travelers on all our tours. On some of our tours we are able to provide glatt meals. Kashrut is of utmost importance to us and we take special measures to ensure that everything served is kosher.

The meals:

Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.
We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.
On most of our tours, you will be accompanied by two of our staff members- one a guide for the tour who is knowledgeable about the places you are visiting and will accompany you throughout the day and the second, a person who will deal with the logistics of the tour and provide kashrut supervision in the kitchen.

Hotels:

It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. Because we are not ready to compromise on kashrut, we may not always be able to use a five star hotel.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

Note
* Fridays and Saturdays, holidays and holidays in Israel, Sundays and holidays abroad are not considered a tally of working days.
* If any flight tickets are issued or additional services such as visa, etc., their prices will be added to the fees – Cancellation stated below.
* The price of the trip is based on a minimum of 15 paying passengers.
* In the event of a change, cancellation or malfunction related to flights, sailing or traffic, the warranty will apply to The airline or the transport.
* There may be changes in the itinerary due to a change in flight times and other objective reasons.
* Terms and responsibilities as shown on this website.
* It is important to make sure that the passport is valid for at least 6 months.
* The program describes the sites of the visit but not necessarily the order of visits over the days.
* There may definitely be changes in the order of cities, sites. Efforts are made to reach all the listed sites.
* Changes in the rate of local currencies against the dollar above 2% from the date of the offer will apply to the passenger

Payment terms
• When registering -$300 per person.
• Up to 35 days before departure – payment is finished.

Cancellation Conditions
• From the moment of registration andup to 45 working days before departure – the cancellation fee is $47 per person only.
• From 30-44 working days before departure – 30% of the price of the trip.
• From 15-29 working days before departure – 50% of the price of the trip.
• From 14-8 working days before departure – 75% of the price of thetrip.
• From 7 working days to departure – 100% of the price of the trip.

* If any flights are cancelled or additional services (Visa, for example) their prices will be added to the cancellation fee Named

Corona comment:
Due to the sensitive situation following the coronavirus outbreak, a full refund on payments in the event of cancellation following a coronavirus outbreak in the target country accompanied by a warning from the Ministry of Health.

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