The rustle in the bushes and thuds in the dirt crossing the path in front of the vehicle bring a rush of adrenaline for children and adults alike. This safari-based, family-focused itinerary to the African nation of Tanzania is sure to ignite curiosity, joy and inspiration for all. Join Explorer X on this multi-family Explorer NeXt adventure built strategically to develop skills and a growth mind-set for the next generation of explorers.
Throughout this twelve day journey, you will experience wildlife up close and personal, connect and develop relationships with new cultures, and join in on enriching conversations with Explorer X Co-Founder, Jake Haupert. As an expert and innovator in the field of Transformational Travel, his perspectives and guided practices of maximizing growth and skill development in travel will make this Tanzanian safari an out-of-school learning adventure.
A bit about Jake Haupert
Jake has a deep appreciation for the power of travel and its ability to incite change by breaking down the walls within and between us. He brings his unique qualities, genuine personality, big heart, and an unquenchable thirst for the unknown into his work, his professional expression. As an inspirational agent of change, Jake calls on the modern art of ancient travel to raise consciousness and bring about peace, unity, love, and equality.
“Embrace a growth mindset, set intentions, be purposeful, and consider what are the meaningful, lasting changes you’d like your family to realize.” - Travel Companion, Jake Haupert
Jake and his family on their most recent adventure to Kenya
Refresh & Reflect
This part should talk about how peace & quiet as well as a clean, happy place for comfortable reflection at the end of the day is a priority for us on this trip. After a long day on the safari, we understand how important it is to nurture a comfortable space to reflect.
Mount Meru Game Lodge | Arusha
Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, the Mount Meru Game Lodge is nestled between the Usa river and the wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to zebra, ostrich, water buffalo, mongoose, duiker and a wide array of birds and monkeys, including the elusive Colobus monkey. The Mount Meru Game Lodge is equidistant from the city of Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) - each an easy 30 minute drive on good roads.
Gibb’s Farm | Karatu
Gibb's Farm is located on the forested outside slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, overlooking the centuries old Great Rift Valley. Discover a sense of wellbeing, tranquillity and history, deeply rooted in East African culture and community, a welcome retreat for a few days’ respite while on safari or extended vacation. Each cottage features a unique theme, richly appointed with eucalyptus floors and handcrafted furniture. A cottage with a common living area and two ensuite bedrooms is available for families.
Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp | Central Serengeti
Lemala Ewanjan is an authentic intimate tented camp set in a secluded part of the game-rich Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti and is renknowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water in the many rivers, as well as for its large populations of resident big cats. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and flooring, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.
The Tides Lodge and Villa | Pangani
The Tides is a family owned lodge located on a magnificent beach. The hotel accommodation boasts bright, spacious and stylish interiors. All the cottages have modern en suite bathrooms. Fresh tropical flowers are placed in each room every day.Other features include king size beds with imported mattresses and sheets, mosquito nets, electric fans, electricity, locally made soap, solar heated hot water, private verandas with deck chairs and private sunbathing areas. The restaurant and bar are right on the beach; freshly caught seafood is one of the restaurant’s specialities.
We emphasize personal growth
We invite you and your family to partake in thought-provoking activities and conversation throughout the journey with your loved ones and traveler community. Each night, conversations lead by your Travel Companion, Jake will help your family embrace and thoughtfully reflect on the day’s activities.
You can expect plenty of time getting to know Tanzania and it’s wonderful cultures and communities through interactive activities and lodging. From picnics in the Serengeti to arts and crafts at local cooperatives, you and your family will be fully immersed in an unfamiliar (or familiar) new culture!
This journey is meant to inspire new questions, thoughts, friendships and perspectives for you and your children. Embracing curiosity and inviting new ideas is at the root of each day.
Frolic in the Savanah with us?
$5,920 per adult
$2,575 per child under 12
$1,745 per adult
$1,190 per child under 12
April 8 — 19, 2020
+1 (206) 212-0227
+ What is included in the price of the trip?
- Full board accommodation while on safari
- Full Board accommodations
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Excursions as per the itinerary
- Park Entrance fees throughout
- Flying doctors medical evacuation cover
- Scheduled flight Serengeti to Arusha to Pangani to Dar
- Water while in an Albatros safari vehicle
- Current Government taxes and levies
+ What is not included?
- International flights > We can help!
- Travel Insurance > Strongly recommended!
- Entry visas to the country
- Meals not listed on the itinerary
- Premium imported drinks and champagne
- Tips & gratuities for guides / staff
- Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above
- Balloon flight in the Serengeti ($550 pp)
- Gratuities (tips) to your guide, hotel staff and porters
+ I want to see more of Tanzania and/or the region! Can you provide assistance for extensions?
Absolutely! Our team of travel designers can help! Feel free to leave a note that you're interested while applying and we'll make sure to assist.