From northern Tanzania to the south, check off the must-see, iconic sites from your bucket list. Take a bush flight to remote Ruaha, a sprawling southern park where few others go, and feel solitude and adventure in the same breath.
Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania
Your guide will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and escort you to tonight’s accommodations in Arusha. As local Tanzanians, our guides know the country with unrivaled familiarity, so you’ll be in good hands from the moment you land to the moment you leave.
Rivertrees Country Inn
Reminiscent of its legacy as a former German colonial farm and coffee estate, Rivertrees Country Inn blends simple elegance and modern convenience. Wake up in your farmhouse-style room to the sound of the rushing Usa River, and enjoy a hearty breakfast in an open-air, thatched-roof dining area.
Serengeti National Park
Head for the iconic Serengeti, where acacia trees and granite kopjes dot the seas of waving grass. The Serengeti offers everyday opportunities to spot Tanzania’s most impressive wildlife—including big cats—and witness dramatic moments in the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras.
These seasonal camps are strategically located across the Serengeti to place us at the center of migrating wildlife. Relax with spacious tents, comfortable beds, and en-suite bathrooms, as sounds of the surrounding wildlife fill your ears. And no need to worry—with eco-friendly features like solar lighting, your stay won't harm the landscape.
Explore the highlands by day with their lush, rolling hills and indulge at Gibb’s Farm by night. Travel + Leisure World’s Best List #1 African Safari Lodge, Gibb’s Farm is an 80-year-old working coffee estate offering farm-to-table dining, luxurious rooms with private verandas and optional spa services.
Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at Gibb’s Farm (Travel + Leisure World’s Best List #1 African Safari Lodge 2017). After full days of exploration, relax in your eco-friendly cottage, set amidst the farm’s lush gardens. Enjoy an outdoor shower, in-room spa treatment, farm-to-table dining, and learning about local culture from the attentive staff.
Ruaha National Park
Fly to Ruaha, Africa’s largest and most remote national park, where you’ll explore uncharted territory with your local guide. These guides know the sweeping forests and plains of the south better than anyone. With their guidance, you’ll experience the region as few others are lucky enough to.
Mwagusi Camp stretches along the banks of the Ruaha River in Ruaha National Park. The thatched-roof bungalows are outfitted with en-suite bathrooms and powered with solar panels, elegantly set amongst riverine boulders, blending beautifully with the surrounding landscape. Spend the evenings on your private veranda overlooking the sand river—you may even spot buffalo and elephant roaming its banks.
Take a scenic bush flight to Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, to begin your journey home.
Day room at Kilimanjaro Hotel.
With years of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the wildlife, culture and land, our local guides are Tanzania’s ultimate ambassadors and your perfect hosts.
No need to end your safari so soon! From gorilla trekking to scuba diving—and beyond—you can go bigger with our safari add-ons.
Dates & Prices*
* Plus $350 VAT. As of July 1, 2016, Tanzania imposed a new Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism activities. Single accommodations start at $1500. All prices are subject to change without notice.