Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your accommodations, tucked into the lush acres of its fertile slopes and offering gorgeous vistas. Depending on arrival time, meet your A&K Young Explorers Guide, who will join your group for the journey.
Lake Manyara National Park | Ilboru School Visit
This morning, meet the children and staff of Ilboru Primary School, one of the few schools in the region that offers programs for deaf students and children with special needs — a project supported by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy. Then, travel overland to small, wildlife-packed Lake Manyara National Park and your newly built luxury lodge nestled on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley, overlooking Lake Manyara. Children may cool off and join the Young Explorers Guide for a swimming competition at the lodge pool. Tonight, gather for a special welcome dinner.
Lake Manyara National Park | A Day of Adventure
Set off on a thrilling morning game drive, where you may spot hippos wallowing along the shore, pelicans scanning the surface, monkeys leaping between the trees and giraffes under the shade of a 1,000-year-old baobab. Return to your lodge for lunch. This afternoon, participate as a family in a cooking demonstration with the on-site chef, and sample the local dishes you create together, during an all-ages Chef’s Table experience.
Ngorongoro Crater | Treasure Hunt & Tuk-Tuk Ride
Today, see the local community and nearby rice fields of the village of Mto wa Mbu, as you Ride Like a Local on a tuk-tuk. Then, stroll through the village market, where children go on a treasure hunt, setting out with money and a list of “treasures” to purchase. Afterward, journey to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping en route at Gibb’s Farm for an organic lunch. Proceed to your luxury lodge, situated a 15-minute drive from the Ngorongoro Gate. Once settled in, younger guests can join the Young Explorers Guide for crafts and games, or a dip in the lodge pool.
Ngorongoro Crater | Full-Day Game Drive
Head into the Ngorongoro Crater, a haven for lions, rhinos, wildebeests, gazelles and many other species. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge later this afternoon.
Serengeti National Park | Meet the Maasai
Fly to the Serengeti and settle into your luxurious tented safari camp, where you revel in its unique combination of comfort and exhilarating optional guided game walks, as well as night game drives. Later, take a game drive through the rambling park, site of the Great Migration. Then, as the equatorial sun sinks low on the horizon, gather with your Resident Tour Director for a thirst-quenching Scenic Sundowner. Tonight, relax in your split-level suite tent, enjoying your veranda, bathroom with a soaking tub, separate shower and flush toilet.
Serengeti National Park | Land of the Migration
As the animals begin to stir, set off on a first-light game drive to view the prolific wildlife. You might spot hippos returning to water after foraging for food all night, elephants rustling through trees in search of breakfast, and sated lions, arriving back from a hunt. During the afternoon game drive, families visit the Ololosokwan Maasai tribe on what is sure to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your journey to Africa. Tonight, return to camp for a special farewell dinner in the bush.
Fly to Arusha, where you may relax in a dayroom before departing for home.