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THIS SAFARI IS NOW DONE! WE HAVE 2 MORE COMING IN 2019 SO PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS! We’re releasing those itineraries in July 2018. We welcome solo travelers, couples, families, or any arrangement you can think of to join our groups! Interested in our early bird specials and reserving your slot asap? Email us at team@goodtravels.co

We’re headed to Tanzania & Zanzibar with our partner and highly-respected safari tour company, Ubon Safari. Either a 6-night or 9-night trip, depending on how long you want to stay with us (safari only, or with the Zanzibar beach holiday extension), and you have the option to either share a room with another guest, or reserve your own private room. We always do our absolute best to pair you up with a friend or someone you know, whenever possible. Be prepared to immerse yourself in Mother Nature herself, to be reconnected with exotic wildlife and to find yourself in the middle of the annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and Masai Mara, the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet. We’ll have private vehicles for our party alone, while being led by extremely knowledgeable guides who will get you up close and personal with some of your favorite African species. 

Safari + Zanzibar

$3,600 / $4,065

  • Double Occupancy - $3,600
    shared room
  • Single Occupancy - $4,065
    private room

Safari Only

$2,726 / $3,001

  • Double Occupancy - $2,726
    shared room
  • Single Occupancy - $3,001
    private room

Full immersion in African wildlife and culture, mingling with your fellow GoodTravelers, traveling with highly respected travel and tour operator, exceptional safari guides and trackers to ensure countless animal sightings on game drives, optional beach holiday extension, and education on how to travel responsibly.

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : May 16, 2018

Time : 12:00 pm

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Meet on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Mount Meru Hotel.

Day 2

Date : May 17, 2018

Time : 9:00 am

Arusha

+ Wake up at leisure
+ 11 am city tour of Arusha

Day 3

Date : May 18, 2018

Time : 9:00 am

Arusha, Manyara, Karatu

+ After breakfast drive to Manyara with packed lunch
+ Game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park
+ Late afternoon drive to Karatu
+ Dinner and overnight at Acacia Farm Lodge

Day 4

Date : May 19, 2018

Time : 8:00 am

Karatu, Ngorongoro

+ Early breakfast
+ Drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a full day crater tour
+ Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 5

Date : May 20, 2018

Time : 8:00 am

Ngorongoro, Serengeti

+ After breakfast, drive to Serengeti via Olduvai. Game drive enroute
+ Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 6

Date : May 21, 2018

Time : 8:00 am

Serengeti

+ After breakfast, full day game drive in Serengeti National Park
+ Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 7

Date : May 22, 2018

Time : 8:00 am

Dar or Serengeti

After breakfast transfer to Seronera Airstrip for Precision Air flight from Seronera to Dar Es Salaam OR Zanzibar

If you are ending your trip in Dar:
+ Pick up from the airport and transferred to a restaurant for early dinner
+ After dinner, pick up and transfer back to the airport for your international flight home

If you are continuing to Zanzibar:
+ Meet on arrival at Zanzibar Airport and transfer to Gold Zanzibar
+ Overnight at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

Day 8

Date : May 23, 2018

Time : 9:00 am

Zanzibar

+ Day at leisure
+ Overnight at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

Day 9

Date : May 24, 2018

Time : 9:00 am

Zanzibar

+ Day at leisure
+ Overnight at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

Day 10

Date : May 25, 2018

Time : 8:00 am

Stone Town & Spice Tour/Departure

+ After breakfast, depart for Stone Town and Spice Tour with lunch in Stone Town
+ Later transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar Es Salaam
+ Meet on arrival and transfer to a restaurant in town for dinner
Transfer back to Dar International Airport for your international flight home

+ Accommodations and meals per the itinerary

+ ground transportation in a 8-seater 4×4 safari vehicle with English speaking driver/guide, game drives

+ Crater entry fee and park entry fees

+ Tourism Development Levy

+ flight SERONERA/ ZNZ or SERONERA / DAR

+ airport taxes

+ safety fees and fuel surcharge

+ International flights

+ Departure taxes

+ Visas

+ Inoculations and personal insurance

+ Optional activities and excursions

+ Drinks

+ Tips

+ Laundry

+ Bottled drinking water and other personal expenses

+ Medical, travel and baggage insurance

+ Holiday surcharge

+ Zanzibar infrastructure tax

  1. :

    I have been to quite a few group tours over the years but the personalized experience I had with #GoodTravels has been the best. From the durable travel crossbody bag to a very nice travel pouch containing very useful items such as #Samematter bug sprays, sunblock, shampoo, etc. A special touch of having the #GoodTravels baseball cap and a T-shirt with their very catchy logo, made it exceptional! They partnered with #UbonSafari which gave us the next level of safari experience and accommodations. #UbonSafari went out of their way to make sure that each traveler’s requests were provided immediately with the utmost quality of personalized service in mind. They made me feel as part of their family! This trip in a very different environment was a wonderful experience. For those of you who know me about being picky on a lot of things, #GoodTravels and #UbonSafari made this trip amazing… Awesome is an understatement. Should another opportunity be available to me to go back to Africa, #GoodTravels and #UbonSafari will be my go-to providers for an exciting Safari trip. Both are highly recommended!

  2. :

    This was a seriously awesome trip! The GoodTravels team had clearly put in a ton of preparation to make this an unforgettable experience for everyone. From the high-end lodges to the extremely practical goodie bags and not to mention the insane amount of wildlife we saw on the game drives – I really couldn’t recommend taking a trip with these guys enough! Unlike a lot of curated safari’s where guests often just become another number, I felt like they went above and beyond on a personal level to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves and had their needs met. The group we had was super cool too which really made it that much harder to say goodbye when it sadly came to an end. Definitely looking forward to taking another trip with these guys again next year, thank you so much GoodTravels!

  3. :

    I just came back from a 2-week excursion with these guys in Tanzania and Zanzibar. It was some of the most magical experiences I’ve had traveling — and that’s saying a lot given I’ve traveled to many places.

    My husband and I wanted to continue on our adventures after I gave birth to our
    now 7-month-old son. We needed a break, and we didn’t have time to plan a long vacation, so we left it to the hands of GoodTravels and Ubon Safari. This was one of the best decisions we made with traveling. Everything was planned so well, and it made traveling with our infant SO MUCH easier. There were also really nice touches the team did to make us feel special on our trip. We received some amazing swag (safari bags, shirts, baseball caps, bug repellent, sunscreen, etc).

    The itinerary was very well thought out too. We missed our connecting flight and arrived in Tanzania almost a day later. Good thing they planned not to start safari until 2 days after we arrived — because this gave us time to get ourselves situated and recover from jetlag. Believe it or not, while being on safari is an unforgettable experience, it can also be pretty exhausting (it’s best to be out doing the game drive early in the mornings to get the strongest chance of seeing amazing things on safari). Luckily, this group thought about the perfect way to unwind — and that was a beach vacation in Zanzibar. Looooved it!

    Highly recommend traveling with GoodTravels!!

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Climb Africa's highest peak, meet Masai Warriors or the semi-nomadic Barabai, stroll along tranquil coastlines in idyllic ancient seaside villages, or (in this case) experience some of the most wonderful wildlife on earth in the land of safaris. There's something for any GoodTraveler in Tanzania. Everywhere you go - from Mt Kilimanjaro, to the Serengeti, to Ngorongoro, to Zanzibar - you're likely to find welcoming locals excited to share their warmth, hospitality, food, and rich culture. It's a wondrous place, unlike any other on earth, and we know you'll get so much from your visit.
When you think of Zanzibar, its natural to imagine a place with pristine coastlines, exquisite beaches, and year-round warm weather. After all, these are some of the major factors that have made Zanzibar a popular worldwide vacation destination. But we think you'll find so much more here, GoodTraveler! If you look more deeply at Zanzibar, we think you'll find a place steeped in history and culture. Having been around for more than 20,000 years, and serving as a major port, this group of islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa is a place unlike any other, with a history all its own. Alongside strong Swahili influences, you'll find traces of Arab, Persian, Indian, European, and even Chinese - which have culminated in forming a truly unique culture. We think you might fall in love with people here, known to be vibrant, friendly, and full of joy. And you'll love the food, a literal melting pot of cuisines from all over the world (we recommend a visit to the Drajani Market), don't forget to sample the local coffees and teas. You'll even get to experience amazing wildlife, the Red Colubus Monkeys in the Jozani Forest, for instance, or the Giant Tortoises of Prison Island. Its truly an incredible place, we know you're going to love it.
Power sockets are type D and G, standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. If the standard plug in your county is not D or G, you will need a plug adapter. Most travelers visiting from the US, Canada, and Europe will need to purchase plug adapters. If you’re visiting from the UK or parts of Asia, you might already be using a type G plug, but we recommend verifying before your trip. If the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa) you can use your electronic devices without a converter. If the standard voltage in your country is between 100 – 127 V (US, Canada and most South American countries) you will need to purchase a voltage converter. Please make sure to purchase the correct plug adapter/voltage converter ahead of time.
USD is widely accepted in Tanzania, and in fact sometimes preferred, but it is recommended to carry Tanzanian Shillings (TZS), as well. Some merchants round up when dealing in USD, and travelers may get more for their money when paying with TZS. PLEASE NOTE: if paying with USD, ensure your bills are from 2006 onward, as no older bills are accepted in Tanzania. ATMs are available and reliable in most cities. It is recommended before your departure that you inform your bank you will be visiting Africa, to prevent possible fraud alerts during your trip.
Tropical climate, with hot and humid coastal areas, and temperately cool northwestern highlands.
Pack lightweight, loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics like cotton, or linen to help you stay cool. Avoid dark clothing like black or blue, as tsetse flies are attracted to these. Tropical clothing is worn throughout the year, but sweaters and light jackets are recommended for cooler nights between June - October. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended at night to help prevent mosquito bites.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), the following vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, typhoid, cholera, malaria, boosters for tetanus, diphtheria and measles
In any busy place, theft isn’t uncommon, and Tanzania, while a safe and stable destination, is no different. Keep valuables close to you, be on the lookout for pickpockets, keep valuables locked-up in your hotel room, travel in groups if possible, and always be aware and prepared.
For citizens of the USA, UK, Australia, and European nations, a visa is required for entry. You can obtain a single-entry tourist visa into Tanzania at your point of arrival. For US citizens, the cost is $100 USD, for other non-exempted nationals, the cost is $50; the fee can only be paid in cash. Of course, it's always a good idea to obtain your visa prior to arriving in any country to prevent any unforeseeable issues. To apply for a visa from before departure, contact the local Tanzania consulate in your home country - many consulates have forms and instructions on their websites to expedite the process. Please note, your passport must be valid for a minimum of six (6) months from the travel date of your arrival and departure out of Tanzania. If your country was not listed here, please see below for further visa requirement information. Some nationals are exempted from a visa requirement when staying for three months or less. These include travelers from Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Leshoto, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.<br><br> Citizens from the following countries require a referred visa, issued prior to arrival: Afghanistan, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzten, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Palestine Refugees, stateless individuals, Senegal, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka.
Taking photos or videos of government buildings or government people in Africa is generally prohibited (including soldiers and airports). Otherwise, exercise normal respect when taking photos. Zanzibar has a strong Muslim community, so out of respect for their culture, it is recommended that when at lunch, dinner, or in town, both men and women dress in clothing that cover the shoulders, midriffs, and knees. For guys, this could be as easy as a t-shirt and pants, for ladies, the same, or even a long skirt. The key when around locals is modest dress, and nothing too suggestive. At the beach, regular swim attire is just fine - though if you plan to go to a beachside restaurant after a dip, it is recommended to put something on over your swimsuit.