Join the most thorough exploration of northern Tanzania with an immersive mix of African wildlife and authentic cultural interactions, and experience the human side of Tanzania.
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.
Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands
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 for two years in a row, 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 and 2018). 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.
Tarangire National Park
Head off for Tarangire National Park, where ancient baobab trees tower over some of the largest herds of elephants in all of Africa. Keep a lookout for the hundreds of bird species Tarangire is known for—and dramatic interactions between predator and prey at the park’s watering holes.
An indulgent touch awaits you at your camp in Tarangire. Conveniences like solar lighting and en-suite bathrooms with hot showers add domestic comforts to your safari retreat. In the evenings, enjoy dinner prepared with local ingredients as you watch the sun set behind towering baobab trees, revealing a sky overflowing with stars.
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.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view, a hearty breakfast and a glass of champagne during a morning hot air balloon tour. Your entire trip will be unforgettable, but this will bring it to new heights.
Call for current pricing. Advanced reservations required.
Dates & Prices*
Jan 19 - Jan 31
Jan 28 - Feb 09
Feb 08 - Feb 20
Feb 16 - Feb 28
Feb 25 - Mar 09
Mar 13 - Mar 25
May 25 - Jun 06
Jun 07 - Jun 19
Jun 19 - Jul 01
Jun 29 - Jul 11
Jul 10 - Jul 22
Jul 22 - Aug 03
Aug 05 - Aug 17
Aug 19 - Aug 31
Aug 25 - Sep 06
Sep 02 - Sep 14
Sep 06 - Sep 18
Sep 11 - Sep 23
Sep 23 - Oct 05
Oct 08 - Oct 20
Oct 14 - Oct 26
Oct 26 - Nov 07
Nov 01 - Nov 13
* Plus $500 VAT. As of July 1, 2016, Tanzania imposed a new Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism activities. Single accommodations start at $860. All prices are subject to change without notice.
Dates & Prices*
For safari guests joining the Uganda Gorilla Extension, the price is $6,390 per person in double occupancy plus $1200 for single accommodations.
For guests joining the gorilla trek as a stand alone trip, the price is $6,990 per person in double occupancy plus $1200 for Single Accommodations.