Destinations Destinations
Serengeti, Zanzibar, Arusha, Ruaha National Park
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, National Parks
Physical Level Physical Level
Mild
Season Season
January - December

Visit Tanzania’s most celebrated national parks and get a truly authentic experience of wild Africa. On this trip, you will delve into the Serengeti ecosystem, Masai Mara Game Park and Ruaha National Park for the journey of a lifetime. To finish it off, you will take sanctuary at the Pongwe Resort, where you can bask on its white-sand beaches alongside glistening warm waters that teem with wildlife just waiting to be discovered.

Suggested Itinerary

Recommended route & experiences

Explore colonial Arusha

Your guide will meet you on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to Rivertree Country Inn in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania. Located at an altitude of 1,400 metres, you will spend your first night acclimatising in this splendid German-built town that was once the colonial administrative centre. With Mount Meru in its backdrop, Arusha is a scenic and bustling town to stroll around. Or perhaps you would like to go canoeing on the lake and admire the rich birdlife on offer before going back to your hotel for a relaxing massage.

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to a traditional village, witnessing daily life and learning more about the lives and history of these semi-nomadic people.

Witness the great migration in the Serengeti

Your escort will transfer you from Arusha to the Chaka Camp in the spectacular Serengeti. You will be welcomed by endless grass plains and acacia trees, amongst which you might already glimpse a sighting of lions, elephants, giraffes or gazelles, amongst the huge diversity of wildlife that inhabit this rich landscape. The location of the small, semi-permanent Chaka Camp depends on the time of year you visit, moving between Ndutu and the Northern Serengeti. The camp follows the annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti, which is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet, involving more than a million of the powerful animals teeming through the wilderness.

Visit East Africa's largest national park

Next, you will be taken to East Africa’s largest national park, which offers a huge diversity of game from southern and eastern Africa. As Tanzania’s biggest elephant haven, you’re likely to see these majestic beasts amongst other wildlife, including crocodiles and hippos languishing in the Great Ruaha River, and buffalos roaming the hills and escarpments. You can also look out for a wealth of bird species, including kingfishers, egrets, hornbills, sunbirds and plovers. Your resting place for the two nights will be in a spacious Meru-style walk-in tent at Mdonya Old River Camp. There you can enjoy creature comforts amidst your wild surroundings.

Relax on white-sand beaches of Pongwe Island Resort

From Ruaha National Park, you will be escorted to the stunning Pongwe island resort where you can relax on serene white-sand beaches. Perhaps you would like to place a hammock between a couple of the palms that scatter the coastline and keep an eye out for dolphins in the distance. The crystal waters of the nearby Mnemba Atoll will invite you to snorkel in an underwater paradise, after which you can enjoy a fishing trip on board a traditional dhow boat. Your stay at Pongwe Beach Hotel will offer the perfect luxury to complete your trip in style.

Immerse yourself in Zanzibari culture at Darajani Market

Immerse yourself in Zanzibari culture at Darajani Market

Zanzibar’s premier market is a hive of activity, offering everything from nose-tingling fresh spices and iced fish to the latest mobile phone. Head here for a taste of daily life in Zanzibar.

Explore the stunning architecture of Stone Town

Explore the stunning architecture of Stone Town

Zanzibar’s Stone Island is a tangle of narrow streets, overhanging balconies and building battered by ocean winds. Marvel at its architectural flair, from spikes designed to fend off elephants to lavish Arab-style mansions.

After your final night at the luxurious Pongwe, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. No doubt the fantastic memories etched into your mind will bring you back to Tanzania one day.

Where to stay

Sample accommodations & classes

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Classic Tented Camp

The classic safari experience; you'll be in a tent but it's nothing like 'normal' camping...

Expect to pay $500 per night
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Superior Tented Camp

All the benefits of a tented camp with an extra splash of luxury to make an extra special trip...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Superior Safari Lodge

Safari lodges are permanent structures, as opposed to mobile camps, which allow extra creature comforts such as a swimming pool, verandas and bar for you to relax with a sundowner after a long day's safari...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Deluxe Safari Lodge

The premier, no expense spared option for a once-in-a-lifetime trip...

Expect to pay $1,200 per night
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