From the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the vast Serengeti plains, off-the-beaten-path Tarangire to Zanzibar, your small group limited to 18 travelers encounters the breadth of peaceful Tanzania’s riches. With its abundant wildlife, exquisite landscapes, and diverse cultures, Tanzania presents Africa as it was – and still is. Begin the 14-day adventure with two nights in Arusha, setting out on a game drive in beautiful Arusha National Park for a first taste of Tanzania’s unparalleled wildlife viewing. Here and throughout the trip, enjoy guaranteed window seating in safari vehicles. Travel next to Tarangire, renowned for its numerous elephants and iconic baobab trees, and explore this gem of a park on morning and afternoon game drives during a two-night stay. Journeying on to Ngorongoro, spend two nights in a safari lodge set on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater – the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a UNESCO site – descending to the magnificent crater’s floor for an unforgettable game drive. En route to the fabled Serengeti, visit Olduvai Gorge, famous for the prehistoric remains Mary Leakey discovered here, and visit a local Maasai village. Stay at a Serengeti game lodge for three nights, taking game drives with the chance to see Africa’s “Big Five,” along with other plains animals and some 500 bird species. A beachfront hotel in tropical Zanzibar offers a tranquil base for the next two nights. Tour storied Stone Town – Zanzibar’s capital and a UNESCO site; visit a spice plantation; and savor time at leisure in this splendid setting.
Day 1: Depart US for Arusha, Tanzania
Day 2: Arrive Arusha
Day 3: Arusha
Day 4: Arusha / Tarangire National Park
Day 5: Tarangire
Day 6: Tarangire / Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 8: Ngorongoro / Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park
Day 9: Serengeti
Day 10: Serengeti
Day 11: Serengeti / Zanzibar
Day 12: Zanzibar
Day 13: Zanzibar / Dar es Salaam / Depart for US
Day 14: Arrive US
Michael Mastanduno is the Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government and from 2010 to 2017 served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He has taught at Dartmouth since 1987, and his areas of research and teaching include international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, and the politics of the world economy. His current research concerns the rise of China and its implications for international economics and security. He is author or editor of numerous books including Economic Containment; Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Problems and Contemporary Perspectives; International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific; and International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity. Professor Mastanduno lectures frequently in Europe and Asia and has been a guest faculty member at the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations at Milan, and the Geneva Center for Security Policy, and, most recently, the London School of Economics. He has been awarded fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Salzburg Seminar, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the East-West Center. He served during sabbatical from Dartmouth as an assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Phi Beta Kappa. He also served as Director of Dartmouth’s John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and is the recipient of Dartmouth’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievement.