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Tanzania Safari Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Safari
Walk/Hike
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Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara

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Adventure runs wild in Tanzania. Experience it as you bike from volcanic craters to the emerald slopes of fertile highlands. Feel it as you hike trails through acacia-dotted savannas that seem to stretch to the ends of the Earth. From a classic safari vehicle, witness lions gracefully stalking across the plains, elephants lumbering through the bush and the balletic gait of a pink flamingo. End your day with a sundowner at a splendid lodge and stargaze under an expansive sky from tented retreats. This journey is wild—and wonderful.

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Tanzania

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Highlights

  • Luxuriate at extraordinary lodges in remote wilderness, seamlessly linking distinct pockets of Tanzania by private charter flights
  • Bike and hike in World Heritage landscapes, from the wildlife-strewn Ngorongoro Crater to the boundless savanna of the Serengeti
  • Photograph a vast array of animals and scenery, with chances to capture Africa's legendary Big Five, including the rare black rhino
  • Discover a thriving land and its people with a Maasai village encounter, interpretive walking safaris and a coffee plantation tour
Tanzania

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Tanzania Safari map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Fly via private charter to our bike ride in the beautiful Great Rift Valley | Walk the shores of Lake Manyara, a bird-watching haven famous for its pink flamingos | At night, spot bat-eared foxes and leopards searching for prey | Swim in our lodge's mahogany-shaded pool or be pampered at its treetop spa | Join a nature walk in Lake Manyara National Park, where cheetah, giraffe and baboon roam | Relish dinner beneath a canopy of stars.

Days 3-5 Spin through serene farmland to the slopes of Ngorongoro Crater | Hike the caldera's forested rim, with dramatic views over its vast grasslands | Sip sundowners at our lavish abode | Pedal through traditional Maasai villages, where we stop in for an informative visit | Hike in the lush Tanzanian highlands and tour a local coffee farm.

Days 6-7 Safari inside Ngorongoro's caldera, a World Heritage site teeming with incredible wildlife and beauty | Search for the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo | Savor a gourmet brunch in the bush | Take a chartered flight to the extraordinary Serengeti, seemingly endless plains with spectacular game, including the black rhino | Stay on the only private reserve to border both the Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Parks | On hikes and game drives, explore wide-open savanna, tufts of forest, meandering streams and rocky outcroppings.

Days 8-9 Join an interpretive bush walk, with chances to see herds of wildebeest and zebra | Celebrate our Tanzanian adventure with a festive farewell dinner in the camp's boma | Swap stories by the fire or take a moonlit game drive | Early risers enjoy one last bike ride or safari in the Serengeti.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $10,499 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $11,399 pp dbl occ

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Premiere Hotels*

andBeyond Tree Tops Lodge
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park (2 nights)

The Manor Ngorongoro
The Manor at Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro (2 nights)

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp
Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Ngorongoro (1 night)

* Casual Plus
andBeyond Klein's Camp
&Beyond Klein's Camp

Serengeti (3 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Tanzania

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Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

andBeyond Tree Tops Lodge

&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park (2 nights)

Magnificent tree house suites comprise this luxurious lodge, cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest. (pool, spa)

The Manor Ngorongoro

The Manor at Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro (2 nights)

Old-world splendor abounds at this exquisite Cape Dutch-style inn, set on a lush coffee estate. (spa) 

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Ngorongoro (1 night)
* Casual Plus

A classic but deluxe tented safari camp set on the crater's rim, an unbeatable location for exploring the wildlife-strewn caldera.

andBeyond Klein's Camp

&Beyond Klein's Camp

Serengeti (3 nights)

Take in sweeping views over the vast Serengeti and Maasai Mara at this lavish camp, nestled in the remote Kuka Hills. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 12 700
Walking/Hiking 6 300
Other Lake Manyara Night Drive (2 Hours)
2 Walking/Hiking 3 0
Other Lake Manyara Morning Game Drive & Hike (4 Hours)
Other Lake Manyara Night Game Drive (2 Hours)
3 Biking 12 900
Other Lake Manyara Morning Game Drive (2 Hours)
Other Maasai Village Visit (30 Minutes)
4 Biking 12 1300
Walking/Hiking 6 1000
Other Coffee Farm Tour (30 Minutes)
5 Walking/Hiking 4 300
Other Crater Sunset Interpretive Hike (2 Hours)
6 Biking 12 1000
Walking/Hiking 4 300
Other Ngorongoro Crater Morning Game Drive (4 Hours)
Other Afternoon Game Drive (2 Hours)
7 Walking/Hiking 4 300
Other Serengeti Morning Game Drive (4 Hours)
Other Serengeti Night Game Drive (2 Hours)
8 Walking/Hiking 4 300
Other Serengeti Morning Game Drive (4 Hours)
Other Serengeti Night Game Drive (2 Hours)
9 Other Serengeti Morning Game Drive or Hike (3 Hours)
 

Note: On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Flights

On this trip, we occasionally travel by 10-passenger turboprop plane to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer.

Accommodations

We stay one night at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, a comfortable Casual Hotel property in an unbeatable location on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Although the classic but deluxe safari tents have canvas walls that allow some noise to pass, simple bathrooms and bugs outside, rest assured that this property is the best luxury camp set within the crater park. By staying in this ideal location, we'll spend less time driving to the crater and waiting in line to enter the park, and will be some of the first inside in the morning, when wildlife viewing is optimal.

Why Travel with Backroads in Tanzania

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Tanzania with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

The Best Leaders in Tanzania

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Tanzania, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Tanzania has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Tanzania are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Flights

On this trip, we occasionally travel by 10-passenger turboprop plane to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer.

Accommodations

We stay one night at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp, a comfortable Casual Hotel property in an unbeatable location on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Although the classic but deluxe safari tents have canvas walls that allow some noise to pass, simple bathrooms and bugs outside, rest assured that this property is the best luxury camp set within the crater park. By staying in this ideal location, we'll spend less time driving to the crater and waiting in line to enter the park, and will be some of the first inside in the morning, when wildlife viewing is optimal.
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