Thomson's Signature Safari
from $7,490 adult
Please call us to add international flights from most major U.S. cities.
Business class flights available.
Depart North America / Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Your Thomson Guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to tonight’s lodge in Arusha.
Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn
Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge
Fly from Arusha to the eastern Serengeti ecosystem, a wildlife haven that also supports local schools and villages. Your Thomson guide will welcome you at the airstrip and take you to the first of several Thomson Nyumba Camps. Traverse remote landscapes on morning hikes, evening wildlife-viewing drives, and among Maasai friends.
Overnights: Thomson Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Watch the VIDEO HIGHLIGHT to learn more about the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge.
Serengeti National Park
Journey to Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti’s 6,000 square miles of diverse landscapes abound in wildlife. You’ll have four days to seek out the most elusive animals. Evenings are spent in your Nyumba camps, which rotate locations seasonally to offer optimum 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
Next stop: Gibb’s Farm. A historic coffee estate and eco-lodge, Gibb’s Farm offers engaging activities including hikes led by a naturalist, tours of the organic gardens, and a visit with a local historian. In the evening, take a soothing outdoor shower and sip tea by the fireplace.
Indulge in spa services and various optional activities at Gibb's Farm (additional fees apply).
Overnight: Gibb’s Farm
Spend today exploring 10-mile wide, 2,000-foot deep Ngorongoro Crater, home to about 30,000 animals. During your picnic lunch here, you may have flamingos, hyena, zebra, and bull elephants snacking alongside you. Rarer sightings include lions, cheetah, and rhinos. Back at Gibb’s Farm, savor a farm-fresh meal prepared with produce straight from the garden.
Overnight: Gibb’s Farm
Tarangire National Park
This morning, you depart for Tarangire National Park, home to some of the largest herds of elephant in East Africa. Over the next two days, you may see lions drink from a waterhole, giraffe snatch leaves from towering trees, reedbuck dash across grasslands, and more. Spend your evenings nestled between baobab trees under the stars in your Thomson Nyumba Camp.
Overnights: Thomson Tarangire Nyumba
Tarangire National Park to Arusha / Return to North America
Drive to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch at River House, a community-based nonprofit organization. After lunch, visit the adjoining arts center to see the craftsmanship of local disabled artisans, whose training is funded by River House. Relax in a day room before your flight home.
Day room: Mount Meru 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 … search for wildlife across uncharted plains in Ruaha National Park … and more.
Single Accommodations: $700
Optional Hot Air Balloon Excursion: $490
International Flights available from most U.S. cities on Delta/KLM
Ask us about our competitive Business Class fares
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.
Thomson Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Wake up with a hot shower in your ensuite bathroom, and marvel at sweeping views of the eastern Serengeti ecosystem’s remote savannah. After a day of adventure, you’ll appreciate the comforts of the camp. Enjoy a hearty dinner prepared fresh from local ingredients, and discuss the day’s excitement with your fellow travelers and attentive staff.
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.
Thomson Tarangire Nyumba
An authentic experience awaits you at this private camp in Tarangire. Conveniences like solar lighting and ensuite bathrooms with hot showers add a comforting touch to this safari retreat. In the evenings, enjoy dinner prepared from local ingredients, and chat with friendly staff and fellow travelers as you watch the sun set behind towering baobab trees.
Mount Meru Hotel
The Mount Meru Hotel has been a mainstay of Arusha accommodations since it opened in the 1960's, when Tanzania tourism was still in its infancy. It was recently renovated top to bottom, and the finished product is even better than the original. With reliable modern conveniences, a variety of dining options, a beautiful pool, and a central location, it is one of the best places to start or end your safari or trek.
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