Almost constantly on the move, Vanessa has just arrived home from a fantastic African safari with Tauck in Tanzania followed by a few days on the tropical island of Zanzibar – birthplace of Freddie Mercury. Here’s a quick overview of her experience – watch for the full article in our Fall issue of Cruise & Travel Lifestyles:
This was my third safari but my first visit to Tanzania and it has also been many years since I last did this kind of trip. This time I was fortunate enough to be a participant in one of Tauck’s small group travel tours with 18 others plus a tour director and four local guides/drivers.
Our group was fantastic and gelled really well – we had people ranging in age from their late 70’s down to two young ladies of 18 travelling with their grandparents. It was a hectic schedule and we certainly saw a lot as we ventured forth from Arusha near Mt Kilimanjaro. We drove to the first stop – a Maasai village, then a local school (Tauck and its guests contribute to the school) and on to two nights in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area with our hotel nestled along the rock rim. A lunch in the bush was a highlight here along with sightings of elephants, lions and baboons.
Then it was four nights in the marvellous Serengeti where we saw the Big Five, including a leopard in a tree with its kill. Our lodgings were all of high quality with Serena Hotels as the chosen brand and one of which was a tented camp – an ‘Out of Africa’ moment for sure. Tauck did a tremendous job with its quality inclusions and special treats and our guides were so knowledgeable and made the trip unforgettable.
To find out more about Tauck and the many premium inclusions it offers on all of its holidays, including this 10-day 'Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar' land journey, click here. Otherwise watch for the next issue of the magazine for a full overview from Vanessa!
All photos courtesy of Tim Boyles Photography