Safari together as a family on this great inter-generational program over the winter break, December 19-28, 2018.

Princeton Journeys is excited to give Princeton Families the opportunity to introduce the children in their lives to the timeless beauty and drama of Africa. Gather the clan and join other Princeton families over the winter holiday period December 19-28, 2018 and learn with your loved ones in three wildlife areas.

After meeting in Arusha, head out on safari, staying two nights at the Eastern Serenegti Nature Refuge, a 12,000-acre private reserve outside the national park. Along your approach, your wildlife viewing will begin and your expert guide will amaze you with his tracking abilities. A morning hike and bush breakfast in the wild begins two full days of exploring, in hunt of the "Big Five." Head west toward Serengeti National Park, where wildebeests, giraffes, lions, zebras, warthogs and buffalo roam the wide-open plains, and stay in your private nyumba, Swahili for "home." These tented camps feature soft linens on the beds, en suite bathrooms with pump-flush toilets and gravity-fed hot showers, and other surprising amenities. Three days in and around the park allow for ample game viewing and opportunities to meet locals — through a visit to a women's service cooperative, a school and maybe even a pick-up soccer game! Move to another nyumba for a different perspective on the parklands. Taking a break from wildlife, learn about prehistoric man at Olduvai Gorge, where archeologists have been making thrilling fossil discoveries for nearly a century. At Ngorongoro Conservation Area, look for black rhinoceros, lion, hyena, zebra, elephant and hippo in the stunning collapsed caldera of Ngorongoro Crater, now a magnificent haven for wildlife. Two nights on the crater rim round out the experience before ending the Journey in back Arusha. For those interested in extending their African adventure a post-safari beach stay on the island of Zanzibar is available.


Trip Details

  • Dates: December 19-28, 2018
  • Cost: $7,139 per adult double occupancy; $5,999 per child double occupancy
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Operator: Thomson Safaris

Trip Resources

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Reservations

Brochures are not yet available for this program. You may make a fully refundable pre-registration deposit to hold a space. Please fill out the pre-registration form [PDF] or contact Princeton Journeys at (609) 258-8686 or journeys@princeton.edu.