Africa Safari, Tanzania

  • October 28, 2025 - November 8, 2025

  • Tanzania, Africa

Trip Overview

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Join us on one of the biggest, most popular bucket-list trips there is, an African safari!   A true once-in-a-lifetime adventure.  You have seen movies, read books, watched nature shows on TV and have always dreamed about going.  Now you can!

We will be traveling to Tanzania, considered THE quintessential location for an African safari, on a special, custom for BSSC, itinerary.  Hike on Kilimanjaro, visit Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti!

Stay in amazing Silver/Gold level tented camps and spectacular lodges, roam in 4×4 deluxe custom Land Cruisers with industry-leading local safari guides, enjoy scrumptious food, delight in the warmth and friendliness of the native people, and see sights, sounds, and animals like you have never witnessed before.

We will be traveling with Born Free Safaris.  Born Free Safaris started over 50 years ago when company founder and President Alana Hayden was selected to organize fundraising safaris in the late 70’s to Kenya for Joy Adamson, who wrote the best-selling book and subsequent film ‘Born Free’ about her life in the bush with the lioness Elsa.  Alana has personally put together this custom safari geared for BSSC.

A detailed itinerary, with daily stops, game drives, accommodations, etc., can be found here with this link.

There is VERY LIMITED space (only 18 spots) on this trip.  We are holding space, but we MUST have registrations soon, even for November 2025.  It is that popular. And the $300 discount expires July 19, so you need to act fast. SIGN UP NOW!  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!

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Trip Details

Trip Highlights

Safari Inclusions:

  • 10 nights tented camps and lodges
  • Daily game drives or activities as per itinerary
  • Professional local English-speaking safari guides/drivers
  • Custom 4×4 vehicles w/photographic hatches, bottled water, binoculars
  • Personalized documents, deluxe daypack, luggage tags
  • Meet and greet services at the airport for all guests arriving approximately (within 1 hour) at the same time.
  • All transfers to and from airports, hotels and camps
  • Internal airfare Serengeti to Arusha – Personal weight restriction 220lbs (extra seat purchase maybe required) Luggage including carry-on 33lbs
  • Accommodations as shown in itinerary are subject to change to similar
  • All meals on safari and as shown in the itinerary. Beverages/liquor and laundry not included
  • All park and conservancy fees at the current rate and subject to change
  • Hotel and local tourism taxes
  • Flying Doctor’s Emergency Evacuation

Safari Exclusions:

  • International flights to/from Africa (can be arranged thru Born Free)
  • Travel, medical, and cancellation insurance
  • Visa and passport fees. Tanzania visa is currently $100 per person
  • Tips/gratuities average $15 per person per day for guide. Tip box for hotel/dining room staff as traveler wishes
  • Airport departure taxes or excess baggage fees*
  • Optional activities (i.e. hot air balloon, etc.) extra walks or night drives, village visits not mentioned as included
  • Beverages and liquor
  • All items of a personal nature (i.e. phone calls, laundry etc.)
  • Any increases in park fees or fuel surcharges
  • Anything not specifically listed in the “Trip includes” section. WEIGHT ALLOWANCE: luggage is limited to 33lbs per person including carry-on. Personal weight of over 220lbs may require purchase of extra seat on internal flight

The accommodations on this trip are a high comfort but do keep the ambience of the true African bush and the colonial style in the town of Karatu and Arusha.  A PDF version of this exciting 10-day itinerary can also be found at this link.

28 Oct. – DEPART FOR TANZANIA
Our tour operator Born Free Safaris can help you arrange your air or arrange on your own.

29 Oct. – ARRIVE KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA
Accommodations: Arumeru River Lodge
Meals: Dinner

Touch down at Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro airport. Once through customs and immigration, you will be greeted by our local representative and escorted to your hotel for the evening. Have dinner and get a good night’s sleep after your long flight.

30 Oct. – KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA
Accommodations: Arumeru River Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Packed simple lunch, Dinner

Up early this morning – time to stretch after the long flight with an invigorating hike on the foothills of MT. KILIMANJARO. Arrangements can be made for those who may want to do a summit climb to allow another 5 nights pre-safari.

This morning, excitement starts as you enter Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park. Hike through the rainforest, heading on to the Shira Plateau area on a day hike. To the west are the glaciers near the summit, and on a clear day, you might catch a glimpse. It is possible to see some wildlife on the plateau, such as buffalo and smaller gazelles.

31 Oct. – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Accommodations: Maweninga Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

PRIVATE GROUP SAFARI – Your Born Free Professional Guide will be with you throughout your trip in Tanzania. Your safari vehicle is a deluxe 4×4 Land Cruiser with comfortable refitted seats. There is a roof hatch for easy viewing and photography. Meet your private guide, board your 4×4 vehicle, and head to Tarangire National Park for your first game drive! Tarangire is the quintessence of Old Africa. The intriguing atmosphere at this park seems almost prehistoric, with ancient baobab trees, hanging sausage trees, scrub bushes, strangely horned antelopes, and tall giraffes.

01 Nov. – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Accommodations: Maweninga Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning game drive searching out the wildlife that the park is known for its high density of elephants. Visitors to the park in November, which is traditionally the dry season, can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded monkeys. Return to the lodge for a leisure lunch – sit and enjoy the magnificent views and then back out to the park – for the sundown drive and sundowners* – cocktails in the bush!!

02 Nov. – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Accommodations: Ngorongoro Serena
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue with your guide to Lake Manyara National Park. Ernest Hemingway called this “the loveliest place I have seen in Africa.” The highlight of the park’s wildlife is the wonderful hippo population. Elephants, giraffes, monkeys, impalas, and more than 380 species of birds are also to be found among the park’s five different vegetation zones. The park is also known for its tree-climbing lions, which may be seen sleeping off the heat of the day on a nearby branch

03 Nov. – NGORONGORO CRATER
Accommodations: Olduvai Ndogo Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get up early this morning, as you will want to be on the Ngorongoro Crater floor for prime-time game viewing. Drive time from the lodge to the bottom of Ngorongoro. Ngorongoro is one of the most spectacular wildlife areas in Africa and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Close to the famous Olduvai Gorge (known as “the cradle of mankind”) lies the world-renowned Olduvai Camp. Olduvai Camp is an off-the-beaten-track camp that gives access to authentic cultural experiences. The Camp is comfortable and made up of 17 tents with hot showers and flush toilets en-suite. You will be surprised at the comfort level in this remote region.

04 Nov. – 05 Nov. SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Accommodations: Melia Serengeti
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue with your guide to the central area of the great plains of the Serengeti, with game viewing en route to your lodge. During your next two days, you will experience game drives in Serengeti National Park. Over a million wildebeests and two hundred thousand zebras pass through the reserve on their endless journey, following the rains and searching for greener grasses. Behind them, follow the predators. Become a part of life in the Serengeti – birth, feeding, life, and death – a fantastic experience you’ll never forget!

06 Nov. – 07 Nov. further north SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Accommodations: Togoro Plains Camp or upgrade to Lemala Kuria Hills
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue with your guide heading deeper into the Serengeti. The Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of elands, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. This area never ceases to amaze.

08 Nov. – FLY TO ARUSHA / INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE HOMEWARD

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Bid farewell to the bush and the friends you’ve made at camp as you are escorted to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha (flight included). The fun is not quite over yet! Upon your arrival in Arusha, you will head to Shanga for a fabulous lunch – but the property is also a community workshop with a craft area, place to walk and relax, and of course buy last-minute gifts before your departing flight.

Later, you will be taken to Kilimanjaro airport in time for your international flight homeward. Take with you the memories of a wonderfully unforgettable experience that only Africa can provide!

 

Location Detail

Accommodations will be the following or similar:

  • Arumeru River Lodge, Kilimanjaro
  • Maweninga Camp, Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park
  • Olduvai Ndogo Camp, Olduvai
  • Melia Serengeti, Serengeti National Park
  • Togoro Plains Camp, northern Serengeti National Park
Trip Requirements

Trip Pricing & Room Arrangements

 Tented camps and lodges are standard accommodations for 2 people with two beds.

  • Double occupancy: $8199 per person/$8499 as of July 20, 2024.  We’ll match you with a roommate or request your own. Prices are based on current camp and lodging prices and are subject to change.
  • $1500 non-refundable deposit to hold spot.
  • 2nd payment of $1500 per person due by November 1, 2024.
  • 3rd payment of $1500 per person due by February 1, 2025.
  • 4th payment of $1500 per person due by May 1, 2025
  • Balances due by July 13, 2025.
  • Single room: Contact randy@bssc.com for price and availability.

Passports

Make sure your passport is current!  PASSPORTS must be valid for at least 6 months after your travel dates.
If you do not have one, or need to renew, do so immediately!!  It can take about 6-8 weeks.

Travel Requirements

  • Visas – right now a Tanzania visa is required and available online – cost currently $100 per person.
  • Health – there are no mandatory health requirements when arriving and departing out of Tanzania.  Highly advised is malaria prophylaxis, hepatis A, Tetanus, normal flu shots, boosters. Do check closer to departure as the requirements may change.

Make sure you are up to date with all travel requirements!  BSSC is not responsible if you cannot pass any border crossings and/or if any testing fees are needed.  Check www.travel.state.gov for passport and travel requirement information.

Trip Disruption

All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice. Changes include, but are not limited to, an increase in camps/lodges prices, a change in schedule (departing earlier or later than planned), destination or mode of transportation, itinerary, or cancellation or postponement of the entire trip.  Changes may be caused by weather or any other unforeseen event, government-imposed travel restrictions or advisories or acts of God.

BSSC is not responsible for additional costs that may be incurred as a result of these situations, such as, but not limited to, an increase in camps/lodges prices for 2025, making own arrangements to get home, extra hotel nights and/or separate hotel nights, nor is it responsible for full or partial refunds if these circumstances lead to reduced time or activities that are part of the trip package or a reduction in the duration of the trip itself.

Trip Amenities

  • All-Inclusive
  • Linens supplied
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Amazing Views
  • Silver/Gold Level Accommodations
  • Local guide/Driver Throughout Tour
  • 4x4 Custom Safari Vehicle w/ Binoculars

From $8199

Price is per person, based on double occupancy. We will match you with a roommate, or you may request your own. Very limited single rooms for additional fee, as available. Airfare is not included. Price increases $300 on July 20, 2024. $1500 non-refundable deposit due at registration with remaining payments due in four installments.

Dates

  • October 28, 2025 - November 8, 2025 

Location

  • Tanzania, Africa

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Room Pricing & Arrangements

Price is per person, based on double occupancy.


Tents or Cabins for 2

Occupancy: 2

Sign up individually, and we will match you with cabin mates, or you can request your own.


Tents or Cabins for One

Occupancy: 1

Very limited, if any. Contact randy@bssc.com for price and availability.

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Things to know

Frequently Asked Questions
If the weather is bad, will my trip be cancelled?

BSSC overnight trips are rarely cancelled. All arrangements have been made and paid for well in advance.

For flights, if we have any information about changes in your travel arrangements, we will make every effort to give you as much notice as possible, but YOU are ultimately responsible for being aware of travel conditions, confirming with the airlines, and getting to your flight on time.

For BSSC day ski buses, because conditions & weather can change quickly in New England, we make updates as necessary, and if conditions look to be problematic, we suggest you check before heading out. Cancellations are posted in the following manner:

Website: bssc.com
Phone: 617.789.4070, ext. 700
Twitter: @BSSC

Is it easy to go on a BSSC trip by myself?

Yes! BSSC makes it easy and economical for the solo traveler. Our lodging options are spelled out clearly for each trip giving you the choice of room that best fits your needs.

For overnight weekend and vacation trips, how far in advance do I need to register?

For BSSC overnight travel, booking 3-4 weeks in advance is recommended. For week-long vacations, book early to guarantee your spot and get the best rates. Ski vacations are usually announced in the summer at a $100-$150 savings. Check each trip for specific deadlines and policies. The closer the travel date, the more complex and costly it might be to procure accommodations and/or airfare.

Can I cancel an overnight weekend or vacation and get a refund?

Refunds are possible – policies vary depending on the type of trip and timing of your cancellation. The closer you are to departure, the less likely we will be able to refund you 100%. Cancellations are subject to the regulations and cancellation fees set by BSSC, tour operators, and agents carrying out services. There is no refund for unused services. Please check specific policies for your trip. We also recommend that vacationers purchase travel insurance and can provide more info upon request.

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