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Tanzania Gay Luxury Safari Tour - Tarangire, Ndutu, Serengeti, Manyara, Ngorongoro, Arusha

Tanzania Gay Luxury Safari Tour

Tarangire, Ndutu, Serengeti, Manyara Lake, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha

7 Days from/to Arusha, Tanzania

January 25 – 31, 2019

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Tanzania Gay TourWitness The Great Wildebeaet Migration • Lap it up in a luxury tented camp • Spot lions in their natural habitat • Take an excursion into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater • Feast on top-notch cuisine • Pair this trip with our Kilimanjaro Climb, or continue your African adventure on a tailor-made extension. A wildlife enthusiast's dream, the Serengeti is Tanzania's primary national park, with wide open grasslands stretching as far as the eye can see. Spot lions, elephants and buffalo, and if really fortunate, the elusive leopard.

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In contrast, the walls of the Ngorongoro Crater provide a home for both animals and humans alike - this has been the case for millennia and we can discover its early history at one of the most important prehistoric sites, Olduvai Gorge. This journey from Tarangire National Park to the Serengeti will take us through varied habitats, and what better way to immerse ourselves in this environment than to sleep amidst the wildlife at luxury, all-inclusive tented camps and lodges! Pair this trip with our Kilimanjaro Climb and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

 

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Included on your Trip

• Full board accommodation while on safari
• Arrival & departure transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport
• Farewell lunch in Arusha
• Crater tour
• Olduvai Gorge visit
• All national park entry fees
• Transportation in 6-seater 4x4 safari vehicles
• Experienced Safari drivers/guides
• All-day game drives and excursions
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss.

 

Not Included

• International Airfare
• Tanzania visa fees
• International departure taxes
• Tips and other gratuities for lodge staff/guides
• Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks

 

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Accommodation

4 to 5-Star Luxury Lodges and Tented Camps

We have carefully chosen these gay-welcoming properties with you in mind. They have the right balance of luxury while still being locally owned.

Joining Point Hotel
Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage, Arusha

Onsea House, ArushaOnesa House is located just outside Arusha, the so-called 'safari capital' of Tanzania. Arusha is the base from which most travellers visit the country's most renowned game reserves and the busiest tourist centre anywhere on the Tanzanian mainland. All interesting Landmarks can be reached easily within maximum half a day. Discover idyllic setting for spectacular sundowners and a truly rural feel only 7 minutes drive from Arusha town centre and 30 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Onsea House Arusha strives to be the best luxury bed and breakfast in Arusha. Enjoy greater comfort and better food than any guesthouse or restaurant, with more personalized service than in a hotel and more privacy than a lodge resort.

If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 20 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, please hire a taxi and make your way to our joining point hotel.

No refund is available on missed transfers or portions of your trip owing to a different flight arrival or delayed flight arrival. Any additional cost incurred in order to meet up with your group is at your own expense.

If for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your trip leader.

 

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Trip Notes

Physical Rating
This trips is a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about being able to do anything physically demanding, unless you want to.

Culture Shock
The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as simple, but clean and comfortable hotels or bed and breakfasts. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 6 people travelling.

Budget
Allow USD $400 for tipping and items of a personal nature.

 

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Tanzania Gay Luxury Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arusha / Tarangire, Tanzania
Tarangire, Tanzania gay safariWelcome to Tanzania!

If you joined our Kilimanjaro Climb, this will be a nice relaxing break, but for those of you joining us just for just the safari, get ready for a serious wildlife adventure!

Upon arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be transferred to our joining point hotel in Arusha. If you aren't arriving very early in the morning, we recommend that you arrive the day before the trip begins so you are ready to go on day 1.

After breakfast and a welcome meeting, our safari begins with a drive to Tarangire National Park. Our tented camp is situated on a 25,000 hectare Maasai communal ranch which is ideally placed for watching the migration of the wildebeest. We'll enjoy lunch prior to an afternoon game drive. We then return to our lodge for sunset cocktails and dinner.

 

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Day 2 - Tarangire National Park
Tarangire Tanzania gay safariWe spend the full day on safari in Tarangire National Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. In between, enjoy lunch, and perhaps a dip in the pool.

The lodge is a luxurious tented camp situated close to the shores of Lake Manyara and located on the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire. The camp offers you the unique opportunity to experience and explore the area's interesting eco-system. It is located in a wildlife rich area and offers impressive views of the Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Highlands.

The extraordinary location allows for plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities and one can clearly see migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra followed by predators. Exciting guided game drives and nature walks are also on offer as well as excellent bird-watching on the shores of Lake Manyara.

 

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Day 3 - Ndutu / Serengeti
Serengeti mobile safari campAfter breakfast we drive to the Southern Serengeti to our luxurious mobile tented camp, which moves during the season along the edge of the Southern Serengeti for the best chances to spot wildlife, and the Great Migration.

Following lunch we head out on a game drive before returning to camp before sunset to enjoy dinner under the stars.

Covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, the Serengeti is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. The million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena.

 

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Day 4 - Serengeti National Park
Serengeti gay safariOn day 4 we spend the full day exploring the Serengeti/Ndutu area with morning and afternoon game drives.

Our luxurious mobile camp is designed to be lightweight enough to move seasonally, and is located in the Ndutu area from December through March. From December through March, the wildebeest migration moves in and out of the Ndutu area, which is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just south of Serengeti National Park. Our camp location provides easy access to prime game viewing areas around Lakes Ndutu and Masek. In addition to the almost two million wildebeest and zebra that move through the area each year, Ndutu is home to cheetah, lion, giraffe and hundreds of bird species. During February's calving season, the wildebeest give birth to 8,000 babies a day.

 

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Day 5 - Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater LodgeAfter breakfast, we depart with packed lunch boxes and drive through the Olduvai Gorge before descending to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a day of game viewing.

This protected area is located in the Great Rift Valley, and the Crater is a gigantic fracture in the earth's crust. The magnificent landscape consists of volcanoes, mountains, plains, lakes, forests and archaeological sites. At 1,600m/5,250ft above sea level, the bottom of the Crater is dotted with watering holes, offering shelter to almost 30,000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. The Crater elephants are strangely, mainly bulls. There is a small number of black rhino, and the bird life is largely seasonal. We may also set our sights on lions, elephants, zebra, hippo, buffalos, and rhino.

After a full day of game drives, we head to our lodge which rests on the soft, red-brown hills of the Ngorongoro Crater. This evening we overnight at a fantastic owner-run lodge that features stunning local decor, expansive rooms and opulant ammenitites.

 

Day 6 - Lake Manyara National Park
Tanzania gay safari tourThis morning we visit Lake Manyara National Park, best known for spotting flamingos. We'll feast on lunch, then head on a walk to a small waterfall and cave that elephants are known to frequent. This evening we share our last meal together as a group.

 

Day 7 - Arusha / Departure
This morning we’ll check out of our lodge, then head back to Arusha where we’ll have an included lunch before parting ways and say goodbye.

We then drive back to Arusha where we enjoy an early lunch at the Arusha Coffee Lodge before each guest is dropped off at a local hotel. We will also provide a group transfer to the airport for those departing today.

Join us on our Kilimanjaro Climb prior to your safari! For more information on this epic climb, check out our Kilimanjaro Trip Page.

 

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Trip Notes

Trip Style - In Style
Dive into the real world with a plush landing! You'll enjoy this trip style if you want to experience culture first-hand, but don't want to compromise on quality accommodation. In Style trips feature 4-star locally owned properties.

Culture Shock Rating: 2
Tourism in Tanzania is somewhat developed, but levels of service may not be what you're used to. You're also likely to see extreme poverty. The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as simple, but clean and comfortable hotels or bed and breakfasts. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

Physical Rating: 1
This trips is a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about being able to do anything physically demanding, unless you want to.

Local LGBT Scene:
Long story short, homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania. While locals in the tourism industry are more accepting, complete discretion is advised (even heterosexual public displays of affection are frowned upon on the Muslim coast and in Zanzibar). That said, your crew and staff with OUT Adventures are all very welcoming.

 

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Tipping - Tanzania
If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many OUT Adventures destinations.

The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:
Local guides/Drivers: We suggest USD 5 per guest, per day for driver/guides.
Lodge Staff: We suggest USD 2-4 per guest, per day for lodge staff.

Spending Money:
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities and tipping.

Emergency Funds:
Please make sure you have access to an additional USD 400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside of our control (eg. a natural disaster or civil unrest) necessitate a change to our planned route.

Credit/ATM Cards:
With ATMs being widely available, credit and debit cards are the best way to access money - note though that charges are made for each transaction. Our lodges will accept credit card payment for incidentals, however we recommend having USD on hand for times that your credit card may be declined due to use in a foreign country. Please check with your bank before departure that your card is accepted in the countries you are travelling to. Also ensure your bank is aware of your travel plans as - suspecting fraud - they may cancel your cards after the first few international transactions.

 

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Your OUT Adventures Group Leader
All OUT Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our gay or gay-welcoming group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best vacation possible.

What to Take
Generally speaking, we recommend that you pack as light as possible. On this trip you will be expected to carry your own luggage from time to time, and you should keep the weight of your main bag under 20kgs/40lbs. A soft-sided bag is recommended, as it will be easier to stow throughout the trip. You may also want to bring a daypack for any items that you'll need throughout the day when you won't have access to your main bag. There will be opportunities during the trip to do laundry, so there is no need to over-pack.

Visas:
Please note that visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going, however nearly all visitors to Tanzania require a visa which should be obtained approximately two months before your trip. Please refer to your OUT Adventures Invoice/Receipt for further information.

Departure Tax:
All visitors are required to pay USD 30 departure tax when departing Tanzania, although this amount often is subject to change.

 

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Vaccines:
There are no vaccine requirements for this trip, however we recommend that you consider an anti-malaria medication, and that you speak with a medical professional to ensure you are up to date with your regular travel vaccines.

Keeping In Touch
If you need to be contacted while travelling we recommend email. Wifi is generally available throughout the regions we visit, although it is possible you may be without email contact for several days on some itineraries. If someone wishes to contact you in an emergency while you are on one of our trips we recommend that they refer to our emergency contact details. We don't recommend that family and friends try to contact you through hotels, as they are subject to change and the reception staff may not speak English.

Issues on your trip
While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit, sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local partner right away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

 

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Health
All OUT Adventures travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully in the group travel experience. If, in the opinion of our group leader, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, OUT Adventures reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. We therefore ask that you read the itinerary in these Trip Notes thoroughly and then realistically self-assess your physical ability to complete the trip as described. Please consult with your doctor if you have any doubts. If you have a pre existing medical condition, please make sure you discuss the trip with your doctor.

Please contact your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst travelling. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses/contacts). Please be aware that we are often in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

Vaccinations:
Based on the entry requirements for countries visited on this trip, there are no vaccinations needed for entry. However, for more detailed information and to determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, we recommend you consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic. OUT Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

 

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Your Fellow Travellers
You will be travelling with other gay travellers and occasionally their friends or family. As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.

Please note that due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travelers booked on your trip prior the the pre-trip email approximately one month prior to departure.

Single Travellers
Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation although a single supplement is often available for an additional charge. For no additional cost, single travellers share with a roommate of the same sex for the duration of the trip in a twin room (2 beds).

A couple of Rules
At OUT Adventures, we believe in having fun and exploring new and developing cultures while being responsible travellers. On our trips, generally there are only two rules: No drugs and no prostitution. These two activities will result in putting oneself and the group at risk, and will result in removal from the trip by our group leader.

 

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$ 4595

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Min. $750.00 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected min. 60 days prior to departure.

 

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