Premium Tanzania Safari Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures
Destinations:
Tanzania
Programmes:
Wildlife
Trip Code:
WYP
Activity Level: Leisurely
Leisurely

You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.

10 Days Flight Inclusive
8 Days Land only
Min age: 16

Trip Overview

 Our safari starts with Lake Manyara, renowned for its fantastic birdlife with over 400 recorded species. We take to the trees, enjoying the treetop walkway and getting a different perspective on the park. Keep an eye out for the tree-climbing lions! From here we continue to the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s flagship park which is contiguous with the Masai Mara and a stronghold for the big cats such as lions, cheetahs or even leopards.  The giant caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater boasts stunning scenery as well as prolific wildlife, whilst Tarangire National Park is famous for its herds of elephants which can number in the hundreds.

At a Glance

  • 1 night hotel, 2 nights tented lodges, 4 nights semi-permanent premium tented camps
  • Group normally  4 to 16, plus leader and safari drivers 
  • Travel by 4WD safari vehicle ( guaranteed window seat) 

Trip Highlights

  • Incredible wildlife and scenery in the natural sanctuary of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • A chance to see the infamous tree climbing lions of Manyara and the Serengeti
  • Access to exclusive areas of the Serengeti, teeming with wildlife
  • Dates scheduled around the wildebeest migration
  • The enormous elephant herds of Tarangire National Park

Is This Trip for You?

This is an excellent trip for wildlife, scenery and a taste of life amongst the Masaai tribe. There are some long drives, and although the distances are not huge, some of the roads are quite poor and can be bumpy and/or muddy, after the rainy season. The lodges and semi-permanent camps are very comfortable and are situated in the best areas for wildlife viewing, with the additional benefit of proper beds, ensuite bathrooms and verandahs. On safari, we travel in Luxury 4WD Land Cruisers and each vehicle has a roof hatch, which greatly enhances game viewing and due to rotation of seats throughout the trip you will be guaranteed a window seat. There will be some long drives, however, this is the nature of being on safari in parks and conservation areas, and there will be ample opportunities for animal spotting and photography.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as not suitable for full wheelchair users, but it may be suitable for other persons of reduced mobility. Please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Group

The group will generally be between 4 and 16 people and will be accompanied by a local leader throughout the trip. Once on safari, each vehicle is driven by an experienced and knowledgeable local safari driver.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
4
Max group size:
16

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Arusha
End City:
Arusha

Flight Inclusive

Start City:
Kilimanjaro Airport
End City:
Kilimanjaro Airport

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Arusha.

    Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, it will be an hour by transfer to the bustling town of Arusha, the gateway to the Northern safari circuit. Today is a free afternoon to relax, lie by the pool or explore the town and get your first taste of Swahili cuisine ( dinner for own account). In the evening you will have a group briefing from the tour leader.

    Ilboru Safari Lodge or similar

  • Day 2

    To Lake Manyara National Park, an afternoon game drive

    This morning we leave the town of Arusha behind as we drive to Lake Manyara National Park (approx. 2.5 hours). We enjoy a bike ride/walk en-route in the fertile plantation town of Mto wa Mbu, dominated by the Rift Valley wall towering over it. This is a great chance to expereince the lives of the local population, on the border of the park. Lake Manyara is one of Tanzania’s more intimate parks and has some incredible birdlife, and unique wildlife. The glistening lake shore teems with birds and the park is famous for its elusive tree-climbing lions which are an incredible sight. Our camp is tucked away in the most exclusive location deep in the park, with the striking cliffs of the Rift escarpment forming a dramatic backdrop to our first experience of the region's magnificent wildlife.

    WAYO Manyara Green Camp or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 3

    Full day in Lake Manyara National Park

    Today we enjoy a full day basking in the splendour of Lake Manyara National Park. We will have a morning walk on the lake shores, when you can learn more about plants, insects, birds and small mammals from your knowledgeable guide. The remainder of the day will be filled with various game drives throughout the park in search of the resident wildlife. Due to the location on the river, our camp often attracts herds of buffalo and elephant which we can watch over a sundowner this evening.

    WAYO Manyara Green Camp or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 4

    Manyara to Serengeti

    We bid farewell to Lake Manyara today, and end on a high note with the first treetop walkway in Tanzania, in Lake Manyara NP. This 370m airwalk starts with a short boardwalk that gradually rises from ground level up through the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off the ground. Each of the bridges end on a viewing deck situated around tree trunks. These treetop platforms are perfect places to stop and enjoy life in the canopy amongst butterflies, monkeys and birds.

    En route to the Serengeti, we drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where we can get stunning views of this, the 8th wonder of the World from the rim, an inspiring sight to behold. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is dotted with Maasai bomas and you will likely see them grazing their cattle alongside the road. We arrive in the Serengeti National Park via Naabi gate, arriving late afternoon at camp with game drives en-route. Which of the 2 camps we stay at is decided by the location of the annual migration and proximity of other wildlife to get us closest to the action.

    WAYO Serengeti Green Camp (Naabi/Banagi) or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 5

    Full day Serengeti National Park

    Today we will enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti National Park, rising early to make the most of our time in this vast wilderness. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year. We can spend time at the hippo pool watching these comical animals laze about in the water happily living alongside the crocodiles, or perhaps find ourselves in the middle of the migration, surrounded by wildebeest and zebras. We journey through wide open plains to the kopjes, these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals, in particular, lions and from the top we can see out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will be hoping to elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions, cheetah and if you are lucky the elusive leopard, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life such as the elegant secretary birds and the flightless ostrich.

    WAYO Serengeti Green Camp (Naabi/Banagi) or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 6

    Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

    This morning we will rise early to leave the Serengeti, and drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation to reach the descent road into the Crater. An ancient caldera, Ngorongoro is a conservation area rather than a national park. This means that whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive down to the crater floor we will gain a glimpse of the Maasai’s pastoralist lifestyle. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see including lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky enough). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we will ascend and make our way the short distance to our lodge for the night.

    Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 7

    Game drives in Tarangire N.P; stay at a lodge within the park.

    Enjoy breakfast with a stunning view from Rhotia Valley, before we make we make our way to Tarangire National Park. This park is characterized by the classic icon of the African savannah, the Baobab tree. The park comes into its own in the dry season, being the only place in the area with a permanent river. Birdlife congregates along the river banks,  and herds of giraffe, zebra, buffalo and in particular, an elephant can be seen in abundance. This park boasts the biggest population of elephant in Northern Tanzania, with herds numbering in the hundreds. Predators such as lions and leopards are also regularly spotted here.

    Our lodge is located within the park and has a breathtaking view over the park, you can enjoy sundowners from the large lookout deck from whilst watching the wildlife on the rolling plains below.


    Tarangire Safari Lodge or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 8

    Morning game drive in Tarangire National Park; transfer to Arusha

    We enjoy our final early morning game drive in Tarangire today, before returning to the lodge for lunch and a final chance to spot some action from the lookout deck. After lunch, we will begin the journey back towards Arusha ( approximately 3 hours) and for those on the group flights, we will continue on to Kilimanjaro Airport in time to catch our flights home.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch

Accommodation

Luxury Tented Camps and Lodges

You will spend 1 night in a lodge, 2 nights in permanent tented lodges and 4 nights in semi-permanent luxury tented camps.

MANYARA GREEN CAMP:
Tucked away underneath towering fig trees along a dry riverbed is our newly upgraded Manyara Green Camp. The southern end of Lake Manyara National park is quiet and so privacy and exclusivity here are what makes this camp so special. At the end of the dry riverbed is a 4 million year old waterfall where gigantic crystalline quartz boulders create a natural stairway to a waterfall and hidden beach, ideal for a quick dip or sundowners where you can sit quietly and enjoy all the action down below as buffalo, elephant and other wildlife come to drink from the fresh waters of the Endabash falls.
Our camp comprises 8 square en-suite eco tents on raised platforms. Each tent can be set up as double, twin or triple for families. With cosy beds, stylish interiors and deck to relax on each tent has been cleverly designed to offer the greatest comfort with minimum impact to the environment. Simple luxuries, comfortable beds, crisp linens, our low flush toilets and classic bush showers ensure you can relax and wind down after a full day enjoying the wildlife. Our stylish central mess tent has lounge chairs and a small library so you can relax in complete comfort during the day.
Our meals are simply done with delicious home cooked 3-course lunches and suppers cooked on the open fires served to your table under the stars whilst you plunge your feet into the sandy riverbed underneath.

SERENGETI GREEN CAMP
Location Location Location…..Our Serengeti Green Camp moves from Southern Serengeti (Naabi Hill area Mid Dec-March) to the Northern Serengeti (Kogatende area July – Nov) which allows us to ensure you are always in the very best location to get close to the magic of the migration and all the wildlife action. In the Naabi area, our camp is located in a beautiful quiet area at the foot of the giant Naabi rocky kopje underneath towering acacia torillis trees overlooking the vast Serengeti short grass plains. Here we are well placed to be able to head further south, west or north to wherever the migration is moving. In the north, our Serengeti Green camp is located in a beautiful area in the Nyamalumbwa Hills. Set amongst natural springs which are teaming with wildlife all year long, we are also a short game drive from the Kogatende river where you can witness one of nature’s spectacles, the wildebeest and zebra river crossings of the Great Migration. The camp is on the edge of the wilderness zone, away from the hustle and bustle of the crossings and the other camps, remote but still accessible to the crossings.
Similar to our Manyara Green camp our Serengeti Green Camp comprises 10 square en-suite tents. Each tent can be set up as double, twin or triple for families. With cosy beds, stylish interiors and outdoor seating to relax on, each tent has been cleverly designed to offer the greatest comfort with minimum impact to the environment. Simple luxuries comfy beds, crisp linens, with our eco composting toilets and classic bucket bush showers ensure you can relax and wind down after a full day enjoying the wildlife. Our stylish central mess tent has lounge chairs and a small library so you can relax in complete comfort during the day.
Our meals are simply done with delicious home cooked 3-course suppers cooked on the open fires served to your table under the stars. At each camp we can set up private dining areas on request with your own private fireplace, butler and tent, however, most guests prefer to enjoy the communal dining sharing stories of wildlife encounters around the fire.

RHOTIA VALLEY TENTED LODGE
The lodge is built in a traditional African style with indigenous hardwood. It is in complete harmony with its surroundings. Its spacious setup, and its finishing touches, such as cosy sofas around the fireplace and warm decorative details, provide a perfectly balanced luxury. The lodge offers a breathtaking view of the Ngorongoro forest, nearby villages and the terraced fields of the local farmers and due to the high altitude, there are no mosquitos.

TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE
Another example of quintessential safari tents, with thatched roofs and large, mesh-screened windows, provide the perfect opportunity to connect with the sights and sounds of nature. Each tent has a comfortable verandah, ideal for bird and game viewing over the incredible vista in front of the lodge, or reading your favourite book after a dusty safari. All tents are equipped with en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated showers, ample cupboard space for your gear, and a cultural touch of local textiles.

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single only guarantees a room for single use. It does not always mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Single supplement from £290.00

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

You will have the opportunity to sample a selection of both Swahili and European dishes during the trip. Vegetarians can be catered for but, as is often the case when travelling in countries like Tanzania, the selection may not be as varied as what you are used to at home.

All drinking water, plus house drinks at Manyara and Serengeti Tented Camps are included.

Transportation

On safari, we travel in 4WD Land Cruisers which are suitable for 7 clients or smaller vehicles suitable for 5 clients. There is a roof hatch, which greatly enhances game viewing, in both vehicle sizes and everyone will have a window seat. As floor space is limited we recommend only bringing a small daypack with photographic equipment or other supplies you need during the day. 

Airport transfers and other transfers are by private minibuses and mostly on asphalt roads.

Weather & Seasonality

When to go

Tanzania lies just south of the equator and therefore is hot for most of the year, there are two wet seasons, the long rains in April and May and the short rains in November. This tour runs outside of these periods, so you should not expect much rain, however, best to be prepared.

The days will be warm usually between 15 and 25 C. However, it can be cooler at night and in the early mornings especially in Ngorongoro Crater where we reach a maximum altitude of 200m ASL. Even in Arusha, which is at 1400m ASL the nights can be chilly.

Weather Information

Tanzania lies just south of the equator and therefore is hot for most of the year, there are two wet seasons, the long rains in April and May and the short rains in November. This tour runs outside of these periods, so you should not expect much rain, however, best to be prepared.

The days will be warm usually between 15 and 25 C. However, it can be cooler at night and in the early mornings especially in Ngorongoro Crater where we reach a maximum altitude of 200m ASL. Even in Arusha, which is at 1400m ASL the nights can be chilly.

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 10 days

The group flight from London is an overnight flight departing the day before Day 1 of the itinerary, and arriving in the morning of Day 1 at Kilimanjaro International.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of Kenya Airways/KLM (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

Travelling land only: 8 days starting and ending in Arusha

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Arusha in the afternoon of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

In the unlikely event of any of your luggage being misplaced or damaged, a Property Irregularity Report (PIR) must be filed with the appropriate airline if you subsequently wish to make a claim against the airline or on your travel insurance. This must be done at the airport where your baggage arrived, or should have arrived.

Regional Flights

The Flight Inclusive price is based on a London departure, but we are happy to tailor this to your local or regional airport. Please ask about flights from local or regional airports.

If booking regional flights other than with Exodus, you must allow a minimum connecting time (in addition to the international check-in time) of 1 hour at Gatwick, and 1.5 hours at Heathrow; this is longer than the official minimum, but baggage handling is known to be subject to delays.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Transfers Details

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. Please note that transfers are not included for clients arriving on any other flight, even if Exodus has booked it. 

If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight ‐ please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

For those booking their own flights and wishing to use the group departure transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport at the end of the trip,  flights should be booked to depart Kilimanjaro no earlier than 21H05 that day, as this is the group flight time. You can book a flight departing earlier but in this case, but beware the final day includes a transfer after lunch from Tarangire NP to Kilimanjaro Airport, which takes at least 4 hours. 

 

Location start:
Arusha
Location end:
Arusha

What to Take

Essential Equipment

In addition to your 'normal' daily clothes, you will need the following essential items:
Please use a soft-sided holdall for your luggage as this is easier for loading on the safari vehicle

Torch, hand held or head torch
Sunhat and Sun cream
Sunglasses
Daypack
Camera with plenty of memory space and batteries
Lightweight walking shoes
Fleece for early mornings
Buff/scarf/ woolly hat/gloves for cold mornings.
Light raincoat
Short and walking trousers
Trainers for around camp
Insect repellant
We recommend you bring light pastel coloured clothes whilst on safari as bright colours can disturb the wildlife

 

Optional Equipment

Telephoto lens for some amazing photography opportunities
Binoculars
Re-usable water bottle

 

If while packing you find a spare bit of space in your bag please be sure to check out our partner ‘Pack for a Purpose’   http://www.packforapurpose.org. This is a great opportunity to bring small items needed locally and this is very welcome in Tanzania. Our lodge in Ngorongoro is an active participant, and you can review their needs on the link below.

https://www.packforapurpose.org/destinations/africa/tanzania/rhotia-vall...

 

 

Reading List

East Africa - a Travel Survival Kit
G. Crowther (Lonely Planet Publications)
Useful and practical guide.

Guide to the National Parks of East Africa
Collins
Overall guide to the parks, the animals and the birds. Good value.

Field guide to the Birds of East Africa
J.G. Williams (Collins, 1980)
Very useful and practical guide.

Field guide to the Mammals of East Africa
Hatlenorth and Diller (Collins)
Excellent guide to the animals.

The Tree Where Man Was Born
Peter Matthiessen (The Harvill Press 1994)
A beautiful description of the peoples and landscape of East Africa in the early 70's.

There are numerous road maps, none 100% accurate. Perhaps the best at present is the 1:1 100 000 from the Nelles Maps series. Another good map is the 1/4000000 scale Michelin map number 955 (about £4.55), which covers all of Southern Africa.
For further information contact Stanfords at Long Acre, London,
WC2E 9LP. Tel: 020 7836 1321. Website: www.stanfords.co.uk

Practical Information

Passport

Tanzania

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Visa

Tanzania

Most nationalities require a tourist visa for Tanzania, including British nationals, most EC nationals, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans and Canadians. The visa is available at the border and the cost for British and most other European Nationals is USD50 cash, whilst for US citizens it is USD100 cash.

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

Tanzania

Please note that although Tanzania does not officially require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination, at most airports and other points of entry you may be required to show a certificate of vaccination or an exemption certificate. This includes coming from Europe via, or transiting through an endemic country including the airports of Nairobi (Kenya) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). If visiting Zanzibar from mainland Tanzania border officials have been known to demand proof of Yellow Fever vaccination or an exemption certificate.

Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

Bilharzia is known to occur in some of the lakes or rivers visited on this itinerary, we therefore advise all to take advice from your guide or leader locally before venturing for a swim.

Dengue fever and/or Chikungunya are known risks in places visited on this trip. Both are tropical viral diseases spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Malaria prophylaxis is essential on this trip, and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take.

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

Tanzania's Timezone:
Africa/Dar_es_Salaam EAT (GMT +03:00)

Electricity

Tanzania's Electricity:

230V, 50Hz. They use three flat pronged sockets.

230V 50Hz. 

Money

Tanzania's Currency

The national currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS), with an exchange rate at the time of publication of approximately 2675 to the UK£ and 2188 to the US$.

Exchange rates are correct at the time of publication.

We recommend that you take most of your money in US dollars issued from 2009 or newer with the big head design.


Tanzanian shillings may not be imported or exported. There is no restriction on the import of foreign currency provided it is declared on arrival. On leaving Tanzania you may convert any amount of TZS into hard currency provided that you have a currency exchange receipt.

ATM Availability

There are ATMs and Bureau de Change at the airport on arrival in Kilimanjaro, and in Arusha where we spend the first night but you will not have access after that..  Credit cards are accepted at the lodge in Arusha and some other places but note that there is often a service charge for their use. Our advice would be to withdraw, and/or bring cash and change to USD and Tanzanian Shillings before leaving Arusha.

Please do not bring traveller's cheques as these are almost impossible to change. In addition they attract commission

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

We recommend that you take most of your money in US dollars issued from 2009 or newer with the big head design. Some shillings are useful for small purchases like a soft drink or similar.

Whilst on safari there will be little to spend your money on. You should allow between US$5 and US$15 a day for incidentals, drinks and postcards. There may be opportunities for souvenir shopping in which case you should allow some money for this.

Drinks are at your own expense at the lodges, however, at the Manyara and Serengeti Tented Camps all house drinks as well as tea, coffee and drinking chocolate are provided.

Tipping

We recommend about US$85 - $110 to cover your driver and guide, and either the hotel staff/cooks and/or camp staff. This is of course only a recommendation and totally at your own discretion. More information about who and when to distribute tips will be given out in the pre-trip briefing on Day 1 in Arusha.

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here… 

Exodus Community

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In the Community Travel Forum you'll find the Departure Lounge where you can discuss your trip with fellow travellers before you depart. When you get back from your holiday remember to upload your images to the relevant trip page on our website. This helps other people see what our holidays are really like and you'll be entered automatically into our monthly photo competition.

To make full use of the Community you'll need to join My Exodus. It's free, registration is simple and easy, so what are you waiting for?

Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 16 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

TRAVEL AWARE –STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to www.exodus.co.uk for online booking, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.