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African safari

July 27- August 2, 2024

Discover and experience the beauty of the African wildlife the Ursula Hosting way. 

 

We could not stop thinking of our last safari and all the wonderful memories! We simply had to do it again. Let us send you on a safari during migration season in Tanzania. The best time of the year for safaris. This experience will take you to some of the most important and stunning national parks of the African continent and nature destinations of the world:

 

  1. Tarangire National Park,

  2. Ngorongoro Crater, and 

  3. Serengeti National Park (Central/ North)

 

In addition, you will get to see towns like Moshi, Arusha, and Karatu, and the impressive Mt. Kilimanjaro along the way. 

 

This adventure is another elevated experience by Ursula Hosting that will take guests on a journey to see the magic of the African wildlife, learn about local culture and traditions, experience the Tanzanian hospitality, and even live the safari flight fantasy.  Welcome to our African Safari!

See a high-level itinerary and additional details here 

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Highlights:

  • "Game drives" in three of the main national parks in the world.

  • Seeing elephants, zebras, lions, cheetahs, leopards, rhinos, hippos, gazelles, exotic birds, and more. 

  • Stay in safari-style lodges and luxury-level tented camps.

  • Charter flight from North Serengeti back to Arusha  (reducing driving by one day)

  • Cultural experience and visit to a Maasai Boma.

  • Watching the world famous spectacle of wildebeest and zebras crossing the Mara River.

  • Sundowner experience in North Serengeti

  • Private 4-6 people safari-modified 4WD Land Cruisers

  • Female run safari, with expert and certified female guides

  • Gay-friendly staff with experience hosting LGBT groups.

Other Important Things to Note:

  • This program is for everyone; gay men, their families and friends, and allies. 

  • Safari will take place in Tanzania.  

  • We start in Moshi, and end in Arusha.

  • Closest international airport is Kilimanjaro international Airport.

  • This is a 6 night/7 day experience. 

    • Guests are invited to extend their stays. We'd assist with travel planning.

    • Arrival should be not later than July 27th

    • Departure should not be earlier than August 2nd, in the evening

  • Accommodations are 4-star level hotels/lodges and boutique tented camps.

  • Low Physical activity. 

    • Nevertheless, good health is important.  Roads are not always paved so trip might be hard on people with back problems. Medical assistance will be hard to get, if constant care is required.  etc.

  • Travel and health insurance is highly recommended. 

Price:

  • From $5300 - Per person (Based on a two person lodge/tented camp occupancy).

    • Solo travelers will be paired with other solo travelers to share double rooms.

    • Single supplement can be arranged if necessary. Please inquire.​

Additional price and reservation details here

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Itinerary

Day 1 / July 27

Arrivals. Plan to arrive on this date at the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania.  Upon arrival you will be warmly welcomed by a local guide who will meet you and facilitate your transfer to your accommodation in Moshi. Take this opportunity to settle in and unwind. 

Welcome dinner.  In the evening, you will meet the rest of the group; your team mates and future friends, as well as the team that will be hosting you and taking care of you for the next 7 days.  This will be a lovely opportunity to connect, ask questions and learn more about the itinerary. You will also have the chance to see a bit more  of the town of Moshi. Welcome to Africa!  

Day 2 / July 28

Early start and pick up from your lodge after breakfast. Your destination is about 162 mles (260 km) away, the famous Tarangire National Park. Spectacular giant baobab trees, rolling savanna, acacia trees and dense concentrations of wildlife. This is the best park to see Elephants in the area, along with thousands of other animals- wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, and oryx as they migrate to the Tarangire River in search of water.  Lunch will be within the park, as you embark on your first "game drive". In the late afternoon, the group departs and travel outside the park to an area called Karatu, where you will check into your next accommodation for dinner and a well deserved overnight rest. 

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Day 3 / July 29

After breakfast the group will head out to the next adventure; the out of this world Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Covering 260 sq km, the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the 8 Wonders of the Natural World. The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife and you will have no trouble spotting lion, elephant, buffalo and many species of plain animals - wildebeest, zebra, reedbuck, thompson gazelle and maybe even a chance to spot the elusive black rhino. Lunch will be in the crater after the game drive. 

 

In the afternoon you will be taken to a unique and culturally enriching experience as you make your way to the Central Serengeti. En route to the Central Serengeti, you'll have the opportunity to visit a Maasai Boma. The Maasai are a proud and culturally rich ethnic group known for their distinctive way of life, colorful clothing, and vibrant traditions. A visit to a Maasai Boma allows you to immerse yourself in their culture, learn about their customs, and interact with community members.

 

Afterwards, the group will head to their accommodations in Central Serengeti for their overnight stay. 

Day 4 / July 30

Today is dedicated to a full-day exploration of Central Serengeti National Park, which is probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Within its 14,763 sqkms (the size of Connecticut) area it hosts 3 million large mammals. More than 35 species of plain animals - zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are found here - including the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. The park is famous for the annual migration of wildebeest. Other exciting wild animals include wild dog, jackal and hyena.

 

You are invited to a sundowner; a safari inspired happy-hour where you will be treated to cocktails or refreshments, and some snacks while enjoying the beautiful sunset. 

 

Optional Experience (Extra): You will have the option to add a Rhino experience. A rhino sanctuary visit guided by rangers.