We know our most active safari-goers are itching to discover Tanzania by foot. On our Trekking Safari, you’ll follow your Maasai guide across the country’s breathtaking terrain, from mysterious silver lava volcanoes to surreal red soda lakes.
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 savannah. 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.
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.
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.
Travel to Empakaai Crater and hike down to its floor to explore the shores of its flamingo-lined lake. With no roads or tourists, you’ll be enthralled by the quiet solitude of this magical place. A rigorous ascent back to the Crater’s rim promises breathtaking panoramic views.
Located on the rim of Empakaai Crater within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this base camp will welcome you after a long day discovering Empakaai Crater’s quiet beauty. You’ll stay in two-person, domed tents with cots and sleeping bags. At over 9,000 feet, this camp will be chilly, but delicious meals, a nightly fire and the glow of millions of stars will keep you warm.
Hike through remote and historic Maasailand, down the Great Rift Valley where few travelers venture. Take a dip in crystal clear pools under a collection of waterfalls and explore the salt-crusted, moonlike landscapes of the shore of Lake Natron, dotted pink with flamingos.
Lake Natron Camp
Lake Natron Camp is set alongside the Ngare Sero stream, just a short way from the shores of Lake Natron. You’ll stay in two-person, domed tents with cots and sleeping bags. From there, it’s possible to enjoy sundowner drinks by the lake’s eerie, salt-crusted shore, or take a daytime hike to a series of waterfalls.
Head to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Relax in a day room before your flight home.
Day room at Mount Meru 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 $435 VAT. As of July 1, 2016, Tanzania imposed a new Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism activities. Single accommodations start at $800. All prices are subject to change without notice.