Tanzania

PRIDE OF AFRICA Tanzania Safari (1 - 11 Nov 2021) Zanzibar Extension (11 - 15 Nov 2021) PRIDE OF AFRICA Tanzania Safari (1 - 11 Nov 2021) Zanzibar Extension (11 - 15 Nov 2021) PRIDE OF AFRICA Tanzania Safari (1 - 11 Nov 2021) Zanzibar Extension (11 - 15 Nov 2021)
Tour Summary

Our safari itinerary begins in Arusha, the largest town in northern Tanzania, located at the foot of Mt. Meru and in the shadows of Africa’s tallest mountain — Mt. Kilimanjaro.

A game drive in Arusha National Park is the perfect introduction to the safari experience with plenty of smaller animals and birds to keep you busy.

From Arusha, we head to Tarangire National Park — home to the second greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania. Witness the beautiful baobab trees and the large elephant herds while at the same time be on the lookout for the migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, and impala.

Lake Manyara National Park is our next stop and offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats including woodlands, water forests, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps, and of course the lake itself.

Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world and the lions here are also renowned for their tree climbing.

Ngorongoro Crater follows and not surprisingly it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards. Within the crater rim, a wildlife drama is played out daily as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze near to lions, leopards, elephants, and black rhinos.

Outside of the crater, a similar drama continues in a more spread out manner with Maasai herdsmen thrown into the mix.

Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros are the most sought after and dangerous of the world’s big game. In previous centuries it was these five species that drew hunters to Africa to experience the blood-pounding thrill of hunting and shooting the ‘Big 5’. Thankfully these animals are no longer hunted, but the exhilaration that one
experiences when spotting the ‘Big 5’ from a safari vehicle is as thrilling as ever.

Also, in the Rift Valley we will have the opportunity to visits Oldupai Gorge — it is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world and has proven invaluable in furthering our understanding of human evolution.

Our final destination on this safari is the Central Serengeti — home to the endless grass plains that epitomise Africa for many. We have timed our journey to coincide with the annual wildebeest migration — the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet.

But that is not where the game viewing ends with ample opportunity to witness large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, and eland to mention but a few.

As with all Amaco conferences, we have integrated the educational program into the daily itinerary ensuring that conference participants don’t miss a thing.

We have partnered with one of the region’s leading operators to ensure that enhanced cleaning and sanitising practices are in place throughout our program.

In light of the recent uncertainty around travel, we are also delighted to provide you with our Peace of Mind Guarantee. You will get 100% of your conference registration and travel package refunded back to you if the entire conference is cancelled for any reason.

We believe that this conference offers exceptional value for money — with all meals, beverages and sightseeing included. We’ve even included the flight from Seronera back to Arusha on the last day of the itinerary.

We encourage you to register now or risk missing out on this bucket-list educational and travel experience. For your comfort and pleasure, we’re limiting the group size to just 40 participants.

Why Travel With Amaco Small Group Tours?

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Destination

Tanzania

Duration

11 Days / 10 Nights

Value For Money

All Inclusive Tour Package

Tanzania

Main Conference

Zanzibar

Post Conference Extension

Start & End Location

Starts: Arusha, Tanzania
Ends: Arusha, Tanzania

Starts: Seronera, Tanzania
Ends: Dar Es Salam, Tanzania

Start Date & Time

1st November 2021 @ 6:00pm

11th November 2021 @ 2:00pm

End Date & Time

11th November 2021 @ 11:00am

15th November 2021 @ 11:00am

Registration Fees

Conference Participant: $995 pp
Non-Conference Participant: $795 pp

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Travel Packages

Amaco Family Price: $9,995 pp
(for previous Amaco Conference Participants)

Early Bird Price: $10,995 pp
(if booked on or before 25 January 2021)

Standard Price: $11,995 pp
(if booked on or after 26 January 2021)

Tanzania Single Supplement: $2,395 pp
(if traveling alone)

Amaco Family Price: $2,995 pp
(for previous Amaco Conference Participants)

Early Bird Price: $3,295 pp
(if booked on or before 25 January 2021)

Standard Price: $3,495 pp
(if booked on or after 26 January 2021)

Tanzania Single Supplement: $1,095 pp
(if traveling alone)

**Must be booked in conjunction with Tanzania Travel Package.

Price Includes

  • 3 x nights at Arusha Coffee Lodge (1 – 4 Nov 2021)
  • 2 x nights at Maramboi Tented Camp (4 – 6 Nov 2021)
  • 2 x nights at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (6 – 8 Nov 2021)
  • 3 x nights at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (8 – 11 Nov 2021)
  • 10 x Buffet or Bush Breakfasts
  • 10 x Picnic, Buffet or Packed Lunches
  • 10 x Camp, Bush or Lodge Dinners
  • Arusha National Park Game Drive (2 Nov 2021)
  • Orphanage Visit (2 Nov 2021)
  • Arusha Hospital Visit (3 Nov 2021)
  • Tarangire National Park Game Drives (4 & 5 Nov 2021)
  • Lake Manyara National Park Game Drive (6 Nov 2021)
  • Ngorongoro Crater Half Day Game Drive (7 Nov 2021)
  • Masaai Village Tour Walking Tour (8 Nov 2021)
  • Oldupai Gorge Visit & Eastern Serengeti Game Drive (8 Nov 2021)
  • Southern Serengeti Morning Game Drive (9 Nov 2021)
  • Central Serengeti Morning Game Drive (10 Nov 2021)
  • Central Serengeti Afternoon Game Drive (10 Nov 2021)
  • Group Transfer between Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha Coffee Lodge (1 Nov 2021)
  • Group Transfer between Arusha Airport & Katambuga Lodge (11 Nov 2021)
  • Group Transfer between Katambuga Lodge & Kilimanjaro Airport (11 Nov 2021)
  • 4 x nights at Breezes Resort & Spa Zanzibar (11 – 15 Nov 2021)
  • 4 x Buffet Breakfasts
  • 3 x Lunches
  • 4 x Dinners
  • Stone Town City & Spice Tour (12 Nov 2021)
  • Safari Blue Sailing Tour (14 Nov 2021)
  • Group Transfer between Zanzibar Airport and Breezes Resort (11 Nov 2021)
  • Group Transfer between Breezes Resort and Zanzibar Airport (15 Nov 2021)

Gold Amaco Standard

  • Beverages with all included lunches and dinners (alcoholic beverages where permitted)
  • Unlimited mineral water, soft drinks and snacks during Game Drives
  • Services of specialist English speaking guides/drivers throughout the itinerary
  • All applicable National Park & Conservation Area Entrance fees and taxes
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Cover
  • Guaranteed maximum of 6 guests per vehicle
  • Hassle free luggage management
  • Tips and gratuities for all staff, drivers and guides.
  • Beverages with all included lunches and dinners (alcoholic beverages where permitted)
  • Services of specialist English speaking guides throughout the itinerary
  • All applicable National Park & Conservation Area Entrance fees and taxes
  • Hassle free luggage management
  • Tips and gratuities for all staff, drivers and guides.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares to and from the conference
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, mini bar, room service, laundry and business communications
  • Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel, optional tours & excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Domestic / regional airfares not included in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, mini bar, room service, laundry and business communications
  • Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel, optional tours & excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
Itinerary
Tanzania Safari

Day 1 (Mon 1 Nov 2021) Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

After arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by Amaco staff and our local guides and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel this evening where you will have the opportunity to meet other participants and their partners as well as your Amaco hosts.

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Included Meals: Welcome Networking Drinks & Dinner

Day 2 (Tue 2 Nov 2021)Arusha National Park

Your safari experience begins today — with a visit to Arusha National Park. The entrance gate leads into a shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colourful turacos and trogons. This area is the only place on the northern safari circuit where we will be able to see the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey.

A picnic lunch is included as part of the tour after which we will make our way to a local orphanage to meet some of the remarkable children and their carers. Dinner is at the lodge.

Arrive hotel early evening and enjoy a beautiful roof-top dinner.

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Wed 3 Nov 2021)Arusha

Conference Session 1 & 2 will take place this morning followed by lunch at the lodge. 

A specially arranged visit to a local hospital will take place in the afternoon followed by some time
exploring Arusha. Return to the lodge late afternoon with time to freshen up before dinner.

Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Thu 4 Nov 2021)Arusha to Maramboi

Following breakfast, you’ll make your way to the Tarangire National Park, home to the second greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania. The beautiful baobab trees are a stand out here as are the large elephant herds. Be on the lookout for the migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, and impala.

Following lunch, you begin making your way toward Maramboi Tented Camp — your accommodation this evening. Dinner at the camp.

Overnight: Maramboi Tented Camp

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Fri 5 Nov 2021)Tarangire National Park

We’ve set aside a full day to enjoy the amazing wildlife in Tarangire National Park. Large prides of lion are common here, as well as leopard, cheetah, and hyena. November is also the perfect time for birdwatching.

Overnight: Maramboi Tented Camp

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Sat 6 Nov 2021)Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

You set out for Lake Manyara National Park this morning. The compact game-viewing circuit here offers visitors breathtaking views and a number of different habitats including woodlands, water forests, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps, and of course the lake itself. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world, thousands of pink-hued flamingos, and lions renowned for their tree-climbing ability.

Arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge late afternoon. Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sun 7 Nov 2021)Ngorongoro Crater

Today’s game drive takes us into Ngorongoro Crater — one of Tanzania’s major tourist draw cards. It measures about 19km in diameter, with walls ranging in height between 400–610m. However you measure it, the Crater is a strong candidate for any list of the world’s greatest natural wonders. It is renowned both for its geological splendour and for being a natural reserve which is home to some of the densest large mammal populations found anywhere in Africa. You should witness large herds of zebra and wildebeest, lions, elephants as well as leopards and black rhinos.

Return to the Lodge for lunch and Conference Sessions 3 & 4. Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Mon 8 Nov 2021)Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti

Your day begins with a game drive through the Southern Serengeti — stopping at a Maasai Village to meet and interact with the locals. We’ve also included a visit to Oldupai Gorge along the way before heading into the Central Serengeti — home to the endless grass plains that epitomise Africa for many.

The itinerary is timed to coincide with the annual wildebeest migration – the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet. But that is not where the game viewing ends with ample opportunity to see prides of lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, and eland to mention but a few. Arrive Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge late afternoon.

Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Tue 9 Nov 2021)Serengeti National Park

Depart the lodge a little earlier than normal this morning to do some game viewing before enjoying a Bush Breakfast. Continue with the game drive following breakfast.

Return to the Lodge in time for lunch and Conference Sessions 5 & 6.

Dinner at the lodge.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Wed 10 Nov 2021)Serengeti

A full day game drive is planned for today with the group enjoying either a packed lunch or returning the lodge for lunch.

A Farewell Bush Dinner is planned for tonight.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Thu 11 Nov 2021)Serengeti to Arusha

The group will transfer from the Serengeti Serena Lodge to Seronera Airport this morning for the domestic flight back to Arusha.

You’ll be met on arrival in Arusha and transferred to Katambuga House for lunch before the final transfer back to Kilimajaro Airport and either the onward flight to Zanzibar or to begin your journey home.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary
Zanzibar Extension

Day 1 (Fri 11 Nov 2021)Arusha to Zanzibar

Following your mainland safari, travel by plane to the island of Unguja — more commonly referred to as Zanzibar.

Our local operators will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the east coast of the island which is wrapped in spectacular white powder beaches. Settle in and enjoy a relaxing afternoon before dinner.

Overnight: Breezes Resort & Spa Zanzibar

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Fri 12 Nov 2021)Zanzibar

Discover Zanzibar City’s UNESCO-listed historic centre during the Stone Town walking tour that explores Zanzibar’s history and distinctive architecture, from a bustling local market to a Sultan’s palace-turned-museum.

Being on foot allows us to follow the most narrow, winding streets while we explore the Old Fort, (Ngome Kongwe), Darajani Bazaar, and the Old Slave Market — now the Anglican Cathedral. Following lunch at a local restaurant, the tour continues to a spice farm where you’ll learn about the islands spice history, their use in local cooking and medicines, and have ample opportunity to taste a number of different spices, herbs, and fruits.

Return to the hotel midafternoon with free time until dinner.

Overnight: Breezes Resort and Spa Zanzibar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Sat 13 Nov 2021)Zanzibar

Part of the charm of Zanzibar is the relaxed lifestyle and it won’t take long for you to learn the local saying “Pole pole!” (Slowly, slowly!). Haste and stress are so unusual that when the Zanzibari witness it in travelers, they do so with an incredulous air of concern.

It is incomprehensible to them that you are on holiday with your phone, checking emails, and expecting
to remain in touch. As such, today is all about relaxing and making the most of your time in paradise?

Overnight: Breezes Resort and Spa Zanzibar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Sun 15 Nov 2021)Zanzibar

We’ve privately chartered dhows for today and tailor-made an itinerary just for you . . . taking all the best bits of other programs and combining them into one full day experience. The vessels are based on a traditional design and beautifully constructed by local Zanzabari craftsmen using African mahogany.

You’ll explore the Menai Bay Conservation area with time to snorkel and swim before pulling up onto a remote island or sandbank where a Swahili inspired seafood BBQ lunch will be served. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon with free time until dinner.

Overnight: Breezes Resort and Spa Zanzibar

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Mon 15 Nov 2021)Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

The Zanzibar Post-Conference extension ends today.

Following breakfast, you’ll be transferred back to the airport and then flown across to the Tanzanian capital Dar Es Salaam where you can connect with your onward journey.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Travel Options & Extensions

Given everything that has happened in the travel industry of late – you’re correct to be vigilant about where you spend your travel dollar.

Amaco is not only a member of AFTA, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents but we are also ATAS Travel Accredited. This means we have met strict industry standards and criteria. Only the best industry agents achieve this accreditation meaning that you can travel with us knowing that you’re in safe and capable hands.

With almost 25 years’ experience in planning and running conferences, we understand that participants often want to add additional travel destinations and adventures either before or after the all-inclusive packages we provide.

Other operators might discourage you from doing this. Sometimes, it’s because of the added complexity it creates and at other times they’ll try to talk you out of it simply because they don’t have capable or experienced consultants with the breadth and depth of the consultants we employ.

Australia is such a long way from many of the places we conference in – so we encourage all participants to make the most of the time away. This might mean departing earlier than the rest of the group and visiting other destinations before meeting up with the main group at the conference or staying on at the conclusion and doing some additional travel.

Either way – our consultants are perfectly positioned to assist you with making these arrangements and will do all the hard work for you – seamlessly combining your personalised itinerary with the group program.

CAN I BOOK MY OWN FLIGHTS?

Yes… not a problem. We understand that people may have a preferred Travel Agent they want to use and we don’t have any issues with you doing so. We’ll advise you of suggested arrival and departure times to allow you to make use of our group transfers.

That said though… we do have experiences consultants who are ready and waiting to help… even if that means just giving you a comparison price – nothing wrong with some competition.

We do ask for a copy of your itinerary so that we can double-check it to ensure that it fits with our program and group itinerary.

One word of warning, however, when booking flights independently – as the non-ticketing Agent we’re not notified of any changes or cancellations to your booking. If anything changes with your booking, it will be up to your agent to contact you and then for you to contact us.

It is also worth pointing out that even though we’ll have experienced staff members escorting the group during the conference, as the non-ticketing Agent we are unable to make contact or deal with the airline on your behalf.

CAN I CHOOSE MY OWN CLASS OF TRAVEL?

We used to include flights in our travel package but found that in many cases the fares were more expensive than the best available daily fares or were not applicable for people who were looking to extend pre or post the main conference travel dates.

We also felt it was unfair on you, as a participant, to unknowingly pay a premium for a more flexible group fare when you are already committed to attending the conference.

By not including the airfare in the package, you are able to work with one of our experienced and knowledgeable Travel Consultants to arrange flights on any airline and from any destination depending on your preferences…. including the class of travel.

CAN I VISIT OTHER DESTINATIONS BEFORE OR AFTER THE CONFERENCE?

In short….. Yes!

You’re encouraged to talk to our experienced travel consultants to learn more about the options open to you either before or after the conference itineraries. We will gladly work with you to put together a personalised itinerary that can include as much or as little as you want.

We believe it is important for your own peace of mind to know that our consultants are all employed directly by Amaco Small Group Tours and are located in our office.

We don’t subcontract out the travel to a third party which means you can be comfortable knowing that whatever arrangements you make through Amaco will be tied together with the conference program to make one continuous, seamless travel itinerary. We’ll put as much care and effort into your extension as we put into the planning of the conference.

Whether it is simply booking some airport transfers with a couple of nights accommodation through to more elaborate arrangements we are perfectly positioned to incorporate any individual travel plans into your overall conference itinerary.

Email or call us so we can put together your perfect itinerary.

WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Much has been said about the value of travel insurance – especially given the broad-based exclusion policies many underwriters have in place which protects them from claims resulting from pandemics and epidemics.

Amaco provides travel insurance from some of the most reputable companies in the industry including Cover-More, SureSave and AussieTravelCover – and always at competitive rates. Over the last few months, there have been a number of enhancements to the policies available which many of the credit card policies do not include.

Please call our office and we will gladly work with you to obtain a quote from any or all of our insurance suppliers.

Education

Amaco is an Accredited Education Provider for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine.

Each conference we run includes an education syllabus that assists GP’s, pharmacists and health professionals to improve the quality of care they provide to patients and customers while at the same time providing them the opportunity to travel to and experience new and exciting destinations.

Our conference to Tanzania will allow delegates the opportunity to earn CPD points based on the content and time in session. As has been the case with past conferences, we will work closely with participants affiliated with other associations to ensure that they receive maximum recognition for attending the conference.

The content of the education sessions will be relevant to GPs, Medical Specialists, Pharmacists, Dentists, Nurses and other health providers. We encourage all attendees to register for the conference sessions.

The Education Committee for the Tanzania ‘Pride of Africa’ Conference will be selected in early 2021 with final conference topics to be chosen based on the feedback from our previous conference attendees and with input from the RACGP, ACRRM and Medical Journals. Suitable speakers will be approached based on the topics selected.

Subject to final accreditation, the Tanzania ‘Pride of Africa’ Conference will include an Accredited Education Activity (formerly Category 1 Activity) affording delegates the opportunity to earn up to 40 points.

ACRRM members can also expect the education program to be accredited and to earn CPD points. RACGP and ACRRM accreditation will be applied for under the triennium 2020 to 2022.

As has been the case in the past, Amaco will work with pharmacy bodies and those affiliated with other associations to ensure that they receive maximum recognition for attending the conference.

We welcome applications from potential presenters and encourage anyone interested to contact us to obtain further information.

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