March 21 – 30, 2021
Get ready for an adventure that excites all your senses. Bask in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Tanzania with Tanya Holland, the Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen.
The journey begins at a 10,000-acre private nature refuge where wildlife populations are on the rise and local people enjoy the benefits of community-based eco-tourism. The adventure continues deep into the Serengeti during the peak of the Great Migration and annual calving season. You’ll descend into the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera and home to each of the Big Five. Finish with a soft landing at the award-winning Gibb’s Farm. Great food, great people, and great times await!
- Enjoy farm-to-table dining at Africa’s Best Safari Lodge, voted by Travel + Leisure
- Explore the Serengeti during the peak of the Great Migration
- Search for the Big Five in Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera
- Experience fresh, home-cooked Tanzanian meals alongside Chef Tanya Holland
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.
Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge
Take a short, scenic flight to a private nature refuge in the eastern Serengeti. Hike through the refuge by day to experience the land as it was thousands of years ago, listen to a Maasai storyteller share the legends of her people, and spot nocturnal wildlife by moonlight on a night drive.
Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Wake up to the sweeping views of the eastern Serengeti ecosystem’s remote savanna. After a day of adventure, you’ll appreciate the comforts of the camp—and a hot shower in your en suite bathroom. Enjoy a hearty dinner prepared fresh from local ingredients, and discuss the day’s excitement with your fellow travelers and attentive staff.
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.
Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
These seasonal camps are strategically located across the Serengeti to place you 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.
Just 10 miles wide, Ngorongoro Crater was formed from a collapsed volcano. It’s now a self-sustaining ecosystem with the densest predator population in all of Africa. Camping on the Crater’s rim offers you early morning access to its wildlife-filled floor before any other safari-goers.
Set on the eastern edge of the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim, this Nyumba offers the best possible access to the Crater—all within a remote, private setting. With temperatures as low as 40 degrees at this camp, you’ll want to remember to bundle up. But don’t worry: our chefs will treat you to a traditional Tanzanian meal to warm you up.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Gibb’s Farm consists of 30 acres of coffee, 10 acres of vegetables and fruit, 5 acres of flowers and herbs and a working dairy and pig farm. Today’s gourmet lunch will be a culmination of the talent, passion, and cultural experiences to celebrate your Tanzanian adventure. The remainder of the day can be spent as you wish; taking in the views from your verandah, exploring the gardens or taking in a Maasai-inspired spa treatment. Tonight, you will relax and enjoy a farewell dinner prepared by the talented Gibb’s Farm chefs.
Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at Gibb’s Farm (Travel + Leisure World’s Best List #1 African Safari Lodge 2019). 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.
Rise early to take in the delightful chorus of songbirds from your verandah before heading back to Arusha. Enjoy a special farewell lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge and visit the heartwarming Shanga workshop. Transfer to a day room so you can freshen up and enjoy a light snack before your evening flight home.
Day room: Mount Meru Hotel