Africa: Culture and tradition, song and story. Wildlife beyond your wildest dreams. The sights, sounds and smells of the Serengeti. An African adventure awaits…
An African safari is a globetrotter’s fantasy. The great migration on the Serengeti plain is among the planet’s most incredible phenomena. Travel in small numbers, with experienced local guides. Stay in rustic luxury as you visit Tanzania’s wildest national parks and nature reserves.
Seize your chance to try to spot the Big Five: lion, black rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, and leopard. See hippos bathing at Ngorongoro, and hear the hoof beats of wildebeest on the march!
Meet the Maasai people and learn about their fascinating culture. Connect with people and projects dedicated to preserving African wilderness, culture, and wildlife.
Your expedition team will warmly welcome you upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport this evening. From here, you will transfer with your group to your accommodations at Rivertrees Country Inn.
A brief, scenic flight takes you from Arusha to the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem. Your safari guides will meet you at the airstrip. They’ll provide a brief tour and history of the wildlife refuge as you make your way to camp—viewing wildlife along the way.
You can relax and refuel during lunch at your Nyumba (camp) before afternoon wildlife viewing in the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem. Back at camp, the welcome dinner features legendary Tanzanian hospitality.
A morning hike in the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem affords spectacular wilderness viewing opportunities. Later, we’ll visit a community development project demonstrating a collaborative approach to tourism at the local level.
After a lunch at our Nyumba camp, we’ll visit a Maasai boma and learn more about Maasai culture; the Maasai of northern Tanzania are fiercely proud of their traditions. Later, we’ll take a night drive across the plains for a nocturnal wildlife viewing opportunity.
From the Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem, we’ll head into Serengeti National Park. We’ll visit the Enjipai Women’s Group, a collaborative of Maasai women entrepreneurs. We’ll learn about their crafts, their lifestyles, and their community goals.
We’ll spend the afternoon viewing wildlife in the Serengeti. Our guides will react and respond to every opportunity for a safe, responsible viewing! After an afternoon of thrills, we’ll relax at camp—whether by exercising, or putting up our feet.
There is nothing as stimulating as a morning spent on the plains of the Serengeti, searching for wildlife! While leopard and rhino are both solitary, reclusive species, it is sometimes possible to spot all of the Big Five on a trip.
After a lunch at our Nyumba camp, we’ll continue our safari, hunting with our cameras and enjoying the area’s rich landscapes. Later, we’ll unwind at camp and reflect on the day.
The most social of the big cats, lions live in groups called prides—composed mostly of females and cubs, with only one or two adult males. We’ll be watching for lions, and more as we journey to our next Nyumba.
We’ll enjoy a lunch at our new camp before heading back out on safari. We’ll make the most of our guides’ uncanny wildlife-spotting instincts. Tonight, we’ll sit by the fire to socialize, reflect, and relax.
Today, we’ll spend a full day viewing wildlife. The Serengeti migration is actually a year-round process involving over one million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras. Our guide will point out reclusive animals, like leopards in trees or lions in tall grass.
You may choose to forego the afternoon’s safari and remain at the Nyumba camp to relax and recoup your energy. In the morning, those with advance reservations will have the opportunity to view the Serengeti via hot-air balloon.
Today we’ll drive from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, cutting across the bush country before arriving at the famous World Heritage Site.
Following the meandering path out of Serengeti National Park, we’ll make a short stop at Olduvai Gorge. This deep ravine is a world-famous site for ancient fossilized remains of animals and hominids. Tonight we’ll rest up at a new Nyumba camp for the exciting days to come.
Ngorongoro began as an experiment to mix wildlife preservation alongside human settlements. Today it has a delicate ecology in which cattle grazing, tourist activities, wildlife preservation, and habitat conservation must all be balanced. We’ll visit the floor of Ngorongoro Crater, where we’re likely to find an abundance of wildlife. After a picnic lunch on the crater floor near a hippo pool (to maximize wildlife viewing time), we’ll visit Gibbs Farm and take a leisurely stroll through the world-famous gardens.
Most prominently, the Iraqw people settled around Ngorongoro Highlands centuries ago. Today we will visit Daniel Tewa, a charismatic local historian, storyteller, and respected member of the Iraqw community.
In the afternoon, we’ll choose from a range of optional activities around Gibbs Farm, for a true farm-to-table experience. Later, we’ll relax around a Tembo fire, at the foot of the organic gardens. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner reflecting on this marvelous adventure in Tanzania.
Today we’ll depart the highlands for Arusha, stopping at the Cultural Heritage Center. We’ll enjoy a farewell lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge before our transfers to the airport for flights home.
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$9395.00 Based on double occupancy
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