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ROMTravel - Tanzania: The Great Rift Valley with Bob McDonald

A dazzle of zebras, Tanzania, courtesy of Greg Spencer


Experience the greatest animal migration on the face of the Earth. Wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and buffalos abound by the thousands. Following them are the predators… lions, cheetahs, hyenas and leopards. It’s the last great spectacle like this.

Sleep in a lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro, an extinct volcanic crater and, over drinks on the balcony, see the wildlife below. The next day descend to see elephants, giraffes, hippos and black rhinos.

See the famous Olduvai Gorge, and learn about the husband and wife team, Louis and Mary Leakey, who found some of the earliest human remains, from Bob McDonald of CBC’s “Quirks & Quarks”. Enjoy his humour and zest for life.

Stay in Stone Town and conjure up glimpses of the Arabian nights, the smell of cinnamon and other spices, bright bazaars, sunset dhow cruises and sandy beaches.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • Game drives in one of the greatest areas in Africa for animal viewing.
  • Panoramic views of the rift valley and volcanic crater.
  • Follow the world’s biggest animal migration.
  • Visit the famous Olduvai Gorge.
  • Stay in Stone Town in Zanzibar, visit a Spice farm, an Arab bazaar and Doctor Livingston’s house.
  • Travel with Bob McDonald of “Quirks & Quarks”.


Double occupancy $13,990 per person
Single supplement $1,980
International flights not included

To request an application form, or for more information, please contact the ROMTravel Coordinator.

SOLD OUT – Wait list only

For more information, please contact the ROMTravel Coordinator:
Eric Morrison
Phone:  416.691.6770

Travel Agency:
Merit Travel
Phone: 416.345.9726 or 1.866.341.1777
Fax: 416.977.8972 

Contact: Cynthia Zammit    Ext. 3010        E-mail:         

TICO Ontario Registration Numbers 4499356 and 4499372

Your expert for the trip:

Bob McDonaldBob McDonald is host of CBC’s “Quirks & Quarks” and science correspondent for The National. He has won numerous awards for science journalism. Bob has been the Resource Person for ROMTravel trips to Chile and Easter Island, and to Russia.

Lion, courtesy of ali-oop photography      Sundowner, courtesy of ali-oop photography     Giraffes, Tanzania, courtesy of Greg Spencer



Date & Time

  • Wednesday March 1 to Tuesday March 14, 2023


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