North & South Safari
from $9,190 adult
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Business class flights available.
Depart North America / Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania
After your flight, Thomson staff will escort you to a quiet lodge in Arusha. Rest up—your adventure begins in the morning.
Overnight: Mountain Village Lodge
Serengeti National Park
Start your day with a plane ride over the bush, taking in sweeping views of Tanzania from above. Your destination: Serengeti National Park. Spend four days traversing nearly 6,000 square miles of plains, riverine forests, and acacia woodlands. With the help of your expert guide, you may spot lions, baboons, giraffe, elephants, zebra, and more. Evenings are spent under the stars in comfortable nyumba camps, which rotate seasonally to enhance wildlife viewing.
Join an optional hot air balloon ride to take in sweeping views of the Serengeti from above. (Advanced reservations and additional fees apply).
Overnights: Thomson Serengeti Nyumbas
Ngorongoro Highlands to Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara
Today, we drive eastward to Gibb’s Farm. Nestled in the Ngorongoro Highlands, this historic coffee estate is your retreat for the next three days. Spend evenings sipping tea on the veranda after exciting days in Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater—a volcanic caldera with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world.
Indulge in spa services and various optional activities at Gibb's Farm (additional fees apply).
Overnights: Gibb’s Farm
Ruaha National Park
Now that you’ve embraced the spirit of the north, head south for the last leg of your voyage. Fly to Ruaha to explore the largest and most remote national park in Africa. Accompanied by local guides, you’ll discover this uncharted territory with inside knowledge and secrets to spotting wildlife. These guides know the sweeping forests and plains of the south better than anyone, and with their leadership, you’ll discover the beauty of a region few people get to explore. Your eco-friendly tented camp adds plenty of comfort to this authentic experience in the bush.
Overnights: Mwagusi Safari Camp
Ruaha National Park to Dar es Salaam / Return to North America
The next morning, you’ll take a short flight to Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital of Tanzania. Enjoy some shopping, and relax in a day room before your evening flight home.
Day room: The Kilimanjaro Hotel
Extend your discoveries with one of our optional trip extensions. Stroll the colorful streets on the island of Zanzibar … catch intimate glimpses of gorillas in the Virunga Mountains … and more.
Single Accommodations: $1,200
Optional Hot Air Balloon Excursion: $490
International Flights available from most U.S. cities on Delta/KLM
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Mountain Village Lodge
Located just outside of downtown Arusha, Mountain Village Lodge blends convenience and comfort. Wake up in the morning to stunning views of Lake Duluti, and on clear days, views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Spacious rooms with modern amenities make this lodge the perfect place to begin or end your safari or trek.
Thomson Serengeti Nyumbas
These semi-permanent, seasonal camps are strategically plotted across the Serengeti according to wildlife migration patterns. Each location offers comfort in the heart of the wilderness. With spacious tents, cozy bedding, and ensuite bathrooms, you’ll have to take a look outside to be reminded that you’re deep in the bush. And no need to worry—with eco-friendly features like solar lighting, we’re not harming the landscape.
Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at Gibb’s Farm. At the end of full days of exploration, relax in your eco-friendly cottage, set amidst the farm’s lush gardens. You can even ask the attentive staff to provide insight into local culture and history.
Mwagusi Safari Camp
Stretched along the banks of the Ruaha River in Ruaha National Park, Mwagusi Camp offers an exceptional safari experience. Your spacious thatched-roof bungalow has solar lighting and an ensuite bathroom with shower and flush toilet. Spend your days exploring in shared, open-sided vehicles with a highly skilled local guide leading the way. Spend evenings on your private veranda, which overlooks the sand river—a popular hangout for buffalo and elephant.
The Kilimanjaro Hotel
Centrally located in downtown Dar es Salaam, this hotel offers modern conveniences, exceptional service, and sweeping views of the harbor. “The Kili,” as it is often called, has a warm atmosphere, making it an ideal spot to relax at the end of your journey.