The ultimate gay safari experience is found nowhere other than right here in Tanzania, home of the epic Ngorongoro crater and the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. This gay group trip is a truly luxurious escape to the wild plains of Africa where you will be able to enjoy game drives around the National Parks almost every day, meet and interact with the local Maasai people and stay in top-end accommodation. This gay group trip can also be paired with an optional Gorilla Trek in Rwanda which can be added on by request!
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Group Trip Breakdown
Day 1: Arrival
You’ll arrive at Kilimanjaro airport where you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to Lake Duluti Lodge which is located on the outskirts of Arusha.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After enjoying a lovely breakfast at the Lake Duluti Lodge you will head for Tarangire National Park. Once you have arrived you’ll set out for a day of game driving in private 4 X 4 vehicles along the dirt tracks of the National Park. Your guide will teach you all about nature, geography and culture during the safari and, due to being on the migration route, you are likely to see herds of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, buffalo, lions, giraffes, elephants and black rhinos. You’ll be able to observe them at the water pools where you’ll also see flocks of tropical birds cooling off in the waters. Tonight you will stay at the Karatu Acacia Farm Lodge which is nearby.
Day 3: Engaruka Maasai Village
Today you’ll head towards Engaruka Maasai village where you’ll meet a Maasai tribe, interact with them and learn all about their culture and way of life. On the way, you’ll pass many Maasai villages which will give you a fascinating look at the way of life in this part of Tanzania. During your interactive day in the Maasai village, you’ll visit a school and kindergarten to meet the children of the tribe, you’ll enjoy a hot lunch as well as visiting a local home. The home you’ll visit has an amazing garden that grows hundreds of vegetables that feeds many in the village. In the afternoon you’ll return to the Acacia Farm Lodge.
Day 4: Nogorongoro Crater
In the morning you’ll depart from the lodge in order to be first at the park gate. You’ll enter Ngorongoro Crater National Park and immediately continue to travel to the rim which is thought of by many as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The crater itself is the remains of a once humongous volcano which was nearly three million years old on the border of the Serengeti National Park. This now-defunct former site of a volcano is now a huge caldera teeming with wildlife and is now a huge conservation area the size of Crete! You’ll be able to observe the literal thousands of animals that live amongst this unique eco-system – roughly 20,000-30,000 wild animals are here at any given time. After enjoying lunch you’ll then go to the Ndutu area of the National Park where you’ll be able to view the famous wildebeest migration enjoying stunning views of the Great Rift Valley on the way.
In the evening enjoy cocktails at your luxury Lake Masek Tented Camp where you’ll be staying for the next 4 nights, whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the Serengeti Plains.
Day 5: Nogorongoro Conservation Area
Today you’ll spend another day inside the incredible Ngorongoro Conservation Area enjoying game drives both in the morning and afternoon. Continue your wildlife spotting adventure and see if you can spot any zebras, lions, gazelle or more. In the afternoon, relax at the camp and enjoy the open bar.
Day 6: Nogorongoro Conservation Area
Today will also be spent in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area enjoying the game drives in the morning and afternoon observing the unique wildlife of Tanzania. If the time is right, today should be the day the wildebeest all give birth and migrate together as a huge pack. You will find a spot where you’ll have fantastic views over the annual birthing and migration.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park
Today you’ll leave your tented camp and make your way to the Serengeti National Park. This is the most popular National Park in Tanzania and has been proclaimed a worldwide wonder. These plains are also renowned for the annual migration as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 gazelle join the wildebeest trek. This is the most fascinating place to view wildlife, especially the predator versus prey cycle. Lions hunt the solitary mammals whilst cheetahs and hyenas are also on the prowl for their next meal. This is not just a place for spotting huge mammals, however, as just as many exotic reptiles and birds also inhabit the area, making for captivating viewing. You’ll spend a full day game viewing before arriving at the beautiful Kubu Kubu Lodge in the afternoon.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
Today will be spent game driving around the Serengeti National Park to view more of the distinct, intriguing wildlife that inhabits this area. You even have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views from the sky by joining an optional hot-air balloon ride for an extra cost, floating above the plains to get a bird’s eye view of the creatures below. In the afternoon you can relax at the camp and enjoy another game drive in the evening. Often wild animals tend to wander right in front of the camp so it’s always worth having your camera ready!
Day 9: Lake Duluti Lodge
Today you will say goodbye to the Serengeti and you will be transferred to the local airstrip where you will catch a flight to Arusha. Apon landing you will be transferred to the Lake Duluti Lodge where you can rest, relax and hang out with friends contemplating your journey. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner all together as a group.
Day 10: Departure
Today marks the end of your journey. If your flight home isn’t until later in the day, the guides will have arranged lunch at a local restaurant as well as a day room close to the airport to pass the time over until your flight. Once it’s time, you will be transferred back to the airport.
This gay group trip can also be paired with an optional Gorilla Trek in Rwanda which can be added on by request!
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