Adventures in Tanzania

In October 2021 Lynn traveled for the first time to Africa to the beautiful country of Tanzania. Below she recaps her experience.

I booked through the tour operator Giltedge and stayed at the luxurious Elewana Collection of Resorts. My itinerary was as follows:
1-Night Arusha Coffee Lodge
3-Nights Zanzibar staying at Kilindi Resort
2-Nights Tarangire National Park staying at Treetops Lodge
2-Nights Ngorongoro staying at The Manor
2-Nights Serengeti National Park staying at Migration Camp
1-Day Arusha Coffee Lodge

It's impossible to put the entire trip into this post so I have recapped the highlights in each destination.
- Taking a tour of a spice plantation
- Lunch at The Rock (I highly recommend reservations!)
- Seeing Freddie Mercury's birth place
- Delicious fresh seafood at Kilindi
- Our unique suite with two plunge pools at Kilindi
Tarangire National Park
- Seeing a leopard within the first half hour of arriving in the park
- Viewing multiple prides of lions
- Having a watering hole at the lobby of Treetop Lodge, animal viewing while having sundowners
- Walking safari with our guide Stan
- Visiting a Maasai Village
- Private sundowners on a hill overlooking the Savannah
Ngorongoro Crater
- Watching four lions take down a wildebeest
- Having a lion walk within six feet of our vehicle
- Observing Hippos at the pool
- Lunch in the middle of the crater
- Zebras and flamingos intermingling in the fresh water areas
Serengeti National Park
- Finding a pride of lions lounging on rocks and watching them for over an hour
- Seeing our first tower of giraffes
- Observing the 'great migration' of wildebeests
- Hot air balloon ride over the Savannah
- Hearing lions and hippos from our tent accommodations
- Visiting the Cultural Heritage Center, featuring Africa's largest display of art
- Shopping at Shanga, a non-profit that employees people with disabilities
- Enjoying the delicious coffee at the lodge

Videos of my trip can be viewed on my agency's Youtube Channel

Leading up to my departure for Tanzania I chronicled my experience in a series of Blog posts entitled: Journey to Tanzania. Check them out.
Entry #1 – Six Months to Departure  
Entry #2 – Home Away From Home  
Entry #3 – Wild Things  
Entry #4 – Anticipation  
Entry #5 – Giltedge
Entry #6 - Final Prep and Packing

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