August 10-22, 2022 | Affordable African Adventure

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Overview

It’s on almost everyone’s bucket list and for good reason – a chance to go to Africa and see the animals ON SAFARI.  But Africa is a big continent. So many different itineraries.  So many national tour companies. So many expensive trips that don’t include enough of what you really want to see.  BUT THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT.  This itinerary is focused on THE ANIMALS, the interesting culture and the beautiful landscapes of Tanzania, a bit of Kenya and the Serengeti. 

 Why the Serengeti?  Because it is the #1 park in Africa and if you are going that far, you should see the best. Why is it the best part of Africa?

  • It has the highest concentration of the greatest variety of animals in all of Africa
  • It is home to some of the most stunning views on the continent
  • It gives us a chance to participate in unique ways in the local cultures and traditions
  • It boasts three of the seven Natural Wonders in all of Africa
  • It is a VERY safe area of Africa, far from any trouble spots on the continent
  • You can see a great deal in a relatively small geography – Time on the road is spent with the animals and with the scenery (though some driving to get there is inevitable)
  • We have spoken to many who have done the Serengeti and the parks in southern Africa (like Kruger) and all say there is NO comparison. The Serengeti has a much higher concentration and variety of mammals.

 Why do we go in August?  It rains in June and July and grasses are high during those months.  In August, it is drier, the animals are active, temperatures are lovely (70’s) and the grasses aren’t as high (which leads to excellent viewing).

Highlights

  • The best of Tanzania with a little Kenya during the best time to be there
  • THREE of the SEVEN natural wonders of Africa are in this area
  • Focus on the Serengeti in Tanzania
    • The #1 rated park in all of Africa
    • Features ALL of the African animals
    • First class lodging within the park
  • distinct Game Drives to enjoy the wildlife
  • Unique activities like a village celebration, Massai Warrior show, cooking lessons, sugar cane harvesting, Kilimanjaro visit
  • Ngoro Ngoro Caldera which is home to gorgeous

Price Includes

  • ALL meals included
  • Private transportation aboard comfortable Land Cruisers that hold 7 passengers per vehicle.
  • PLUS exceptional local guides that are KEY to our experience
  • Carefully chosen lodging
  • Admissions as noted in the final brochure
  • Multiple wildlife safaris
    • In the Serenghetti
    • In the NgoroNgoro Crater
    • In Lake Manyara National Park

 

Price per person

  • $4,245 + Airfare –  Based on two in a Room
  • $4,145 + Airfare:   Based on three in a Room
  • $4,895 + Airfare:   Based on one in a Room

Note:

The tour will be fully escorted.  A great deal of effort has gone into planning every detail.  Our local contacts are exceptional and the itinerary is the result of extensive experience in this area.   A trip to Africa is a big investment.  We will make sure it’s a trip you’ll never forget.

Itinerary

August 10-11:  This morning, with great anticipation, we board our flights for Africa.  We’ll fly on Delta Airlines making ONE stop in Amsterdam, continuing on to Nairobi, Kenya.  We’ll arrive at around 9:00 PM on August 14th and transfer to the hotel in Nairobi so we can get a good night’s rest and be ready for the adventures that lie ahead. In- flight meals included

August 12:  Today our private coach will take us from Nairobi, Kenya into Tanzania. It is about a five hour ride. We have some interesting things to show you and important items to discuss along the way. Don’t be surprised if you begin to see animals – we’re not in a game park yet, but they roam free. Lunch is included along the way. In the late afternoon, we arrive into Arusha, Tanzania. We will stay for two nights at the Fun Retreat, a new hotel in Arusha that our groups love. A welcome dinner is included tonight.

August 13:  Welcome to Tanzania!  After a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast at your excellent hotel, we’ll stop at an interesting museum in Arusha that will prepare us for the experiences ahead.  We will then drive one hour to the Marafiki Africa base camp arriving in time for a light lunch.  We will have an orientation meeting that will provide important information about our tour. While in this area, we’ll visit some of the local homes and tour a local village which is very interesting. We’ll also visit the local school near the village. Those interested can participate in a humanitarian opportunity there. In the evening, we’ll be treated to a welcome celebration by members of the local Masaai tribe.  They are warm, colorful and excited to share their land and culture with you.  Dinner is included at the end of the celebration.  We then return to our hotel in Arusha.  B, L, D

August 14:  SAFARI! This morning we will board our Land Cruisers and head for the park. The vehicles are an important part of how you see Africa. There are SIX people in each vehicle along with a refrigerator for drinks and snacks.  We have excellent drivers and guides with each vehicle and they will communicate with other vehicles when animals are spotted.  We have about a three hour drive this morning to Lake Manyara National Park.  We’ll have a picnic lunch upon arrival.  This is a small park but very important on our trip.  Vegetation ranges from savannah grass to marsh to evergreen forest (spanning 11 ecosystems) and supports one of the highest varieties of large mammals in the world.  Among other animals, elephants and tree-climbing lions are among what we may see today.  In addition, we will surely see many species of monkeys today. After our afternoon safari today, we’ll check into our excellent safari lodge that is about 20 minutes outside the park. We’ll have dinner and watch the sunset.  B, L D.

August 15:  We’ll get an early start today and continue northwest along the rim of the famous Ngorongoro Crater.  We’ll be going down into the crater on our way back through, but today it’s the setting for a great picnic lunch.  We continue our journey arriving in the afternoon to the one and only Serengeti National Park.  We’ll enjoy a short game drive this afternoon/early evening and begin to see the rich wildlife of this incredible place.  We’ll stay at a comfortable safari camp for the next 3 nights.  We’ll gather around dinner tonight and cover some fun discussion topics.  There’s nothing like a quiet night on the plains of the Serengeti. No artificial sounds here – just pure nature in the wild.  Our luxury tents have full plumbing, hot water and comfortable beds. B, L, D

 August 16:  It’s all about the animals today.  The highest concentration of mammals roam here and we will see them.  We have a game drive in the morning and in the afternoon with a picnic lunch in between.  This is not just driving – There is lots of stopping to observe and film the animals in their natural habitat.  You may have seen bears in Alaska or monkeys in the jungle, but nothing compares to seeing the mammals in Africa. Today’s focus is on the cats: Lions, cheetahs, leopards plus giraffes, zebras, impalas, ostriches, hippos, elephants and so much more.  We’ll then have a relaxing evening at our camp.  B, L, D

August 17:  After our early breakfast, we venture into a different part of the Serengeti today where we will again enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive. We’ll travel up to the Maras River and focus on the HERDS today. We will see tens of thousands of wildebeests and zebras migrating through the savannah. For the last two years, we have been able to witness a wildebeest river crossing – and it is an incredible sight to see as THOUSANDS of animals cross the river with the crocodiles waiting. These are scenes you’ve dreamed about seeing in the wild and the Serengeti is the place to see it.  Tonight after dinner at our safari camp, we will pop popcorn over the fire and set up our big screen and speakers and watch the Lion King under the stars.  Why not!  We are in the place that is depicted in the movie and it’s a fun experience.  B, L, D   

August 18:  Today we will exit the Serengeti and take you to another amazing place as we travel inside the Ngorongoro Crater (we saw it from above a few days ago).  This natural crater was once a mountain higher than Everest.  It is now a deep, volcanic crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.  It is 15 miles across and 1,800 feet deep.  It is a breathtaking natural wonder and full of wildlife.  Our game drive today is inside this crater.  It is common to see lions, elephants, the crowned crane, monkeys, buffalo, jackal and a chance to see the one animal we probably haven’t seen yet:  The White Rhinoceros which are endangered, but are often seen in the crater. This is one of the last places in Africa where you have a chance to see a rhino in the wild.  We have a picnic lunch today at the Hippo and Crocodile Pool.  We exit the crater and continue to our hotel which is the Mto wa Mbu region.    B, L, D

August 19: This morning we return to Arusha, arriving in time for lunch. We will then enjoy a meaningful visit to the Arusha Cultural Heritage Center where we’ll see beautiful animal carvings and exceptional art work showcasing the wonders of this area.  It is very well done. We will then participate in the Tanzanite Experience and learn about this valuable blue and violet mineral.  Whether you buy something or not, it is interesting to learn about the process and see the final product. We’ll return to the hotel to enjoy a nice dinner and rest.  B, L, D 

August 20:  This morning we’ll visit the local Masaai Market where you can get some fun souvenirs to remember your trip to Africa.  We’ll give you plenty of time here as prices are good and there’s a broad selection. We then board our coach for our return trip to Nairobi, arriving in time for an enjoyable dinner together. B, L, D   

August 21:  Today is Sunday. It truly is a unique and warm experience to attend a church service in Africa. You can visit a Protestant Christian church (which involves lots of colorful dress and singing) or you can visit an LDS Service in Nairobi, OR you can do neither and other options will be provided.  Later, we’ll visit a Game Preserve (focusing on giraffes) that is right in the heart of Nairobi.  It is very interesting. We have a nice farewell dinner before transferring to the airport for our flights home, arriving on the evening of August 24. You’ll NEVER forget AFRICA! B, L, D

Please Note

Registration Information:

To make a reservation, simply fill out the attached reservation form and send it to us with a deposit of $400 per person.  When we receive your deposit, we will mail you a receipt confirming that you are registered for the tour.  A letter with instructions, hotel itinerary, flight information (if applicable) and luggage tags will be sent 90 days prior to departure at which time the balance will be due.  You do not need to pay the balance until after you receive that packet.  We require final payments in the form of a check.  If that is not possible, arrangements can be made to use a credit card.  Webb Tours accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover.  A 2% surcharge will be added for credit card payments. 

Cancellation Penalties:

We understand that you may need to cancel your trip for whatever reason.  If it is 120 days or more before departure, all money will be refunded.   If it is within 120 days, the following schedule applies:

120 – 76 days prior

$400 per person + insurance + any applicable airline fees

75 – 46 days prior

$800 per person + insurance + any applicable airline fees

45 – 31  days prior

50% of total cost + insurance + any applicable airline fees

  30 – 7   days prior

85% of total cost + insurance + any applicable airline fees

 Less than 7 days prior

100% of total cost + insurance + any applicable airline fees

For airlines, specifically, tickets are generally non-refundable when purchased.  However, most airlines will allow the value of the canceled tickets to be reused for future travel, though a penalty may be assessed to reuse the tickets.  If you have to cancel, Webb Tours will work with other providers to obtain as much refund as possible for our travelers.  Our travelers know us to be very fair in this regard.

Cancellation Insurance: 

Cancellation insurance is also available should you be interested.  The insurance provider that we us is Travelex Insurance.  You can learn about them at www.travelexinsurance.com.  With this insurance, most of your money will be returned to you in case you have to cancel for covered reasons (illness or death of an immediate family member) at the last minute.  The price for the insurance varies based on the price of the trip and the age of the participant (at the time the insurance is purchased). 

If you are interested in the insurance, you can purchase it through Webb Tours at any time. The insurance goes into effect once purchased.  If you have any pre-existing conditions, it is best to purchase the insurance within 14 days of making your initial deposit as that will cover an illness that may result from a pre-existing condition. If you don’t have pre-existing conditions, you can purchase the insurance any time between now and the time you make your final payment.  Insurance cannot be purchased after your final payment is made.  Webb Tours is not the insurer and acts as agent for Travelex.  To activate your insurance, we need your premium and your birth date.  Insurance also includes the following items:

Trip interruption up to 150% of the cost of the trip (if you have to leave in the middle of the trip)

  • Trip delay: $750
  • Missed Connection: $750
  • Baggage & Personal Effects (for lost luggage): $1,000
  • Baggage Delay: $200
  • Emergency medical/dental expenses: $50,000
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation: $500,000
  • Accidental death/dismemberment during travel: $25,000

Per person prices are as follows:

Trip Cost

Ages 35-59

Ages 60-69

Ages 70-74

Ages 75-79

Ages 80-84

$1,000-$1,500

$103

$140

$198

$245

$348

$1,501-$2,000

$135

$181

$248

$306

$428

$2,001-$2,500

$168

$227

$306

$377

$522

$2,501-$3,000

$190

$256

$342

$421

$581

$3,001-$3,500

$217

$293

$389

$478

$656

$3,501-$4,000

$241

$326

$430

$529

$723

$4,001-$4,500

$249

$336

$443

$544

$743

$4,501-$5,000

$329

$447

$58

$724

$977

Currency Fluctuation: 

Webb Tours reserves the right to adjust the rates if necessary in order to reflect currency fluctuations larger than 10% from those used in our tour price.  This is not likely to happen, but we must protect against it.  A shift of that magnitude would quickly erase our tour profits.  Of course, if the fluctuation moves in the opposite direction, we will reduce your tour price.

Mail deposit and enclosed reservation form to:

WEBB TOURS

2378 Evergreen Avenue

Salt Lake City, UT  84109

Tel. (801) 278-3101

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