Tanzania Trekking Safari
from $7,990 adult
from $7,690 teen
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Depart North America / Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Your guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to tonight’s lodge in Arusha.
Overnight: Mount Meru Hotel
Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge
Depart after breakfast on a flight to the eastern Serengeti. Continue your journey into the remote wilderness of Tanzania by heading to a private nature refuge, an exclusive area for Thomson guests. This remote and pristine region is a private wilderness area - its unique geography, and its location outside the park make it a perfect destination for discerning guests who wish to enjoy a true wilderness and exploration experience.
Overnights: East Serengeti Nyumba
Watch the VIDEO HIGHLIGHT to learn more about the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge.
Serengeti National Park
Next stop: Serengeti National Park, home to literally hundreds of thousands of hoofed animals and some of the best wildlife viewing that Africa has to offer. This pristine and unique sanctuary will give you a glimpse into “the world as it was in the beginning.”
Join an optional hot air balloon ride to take in sweeping views of the Serengeti from above. (Advanced reservations and additional fees apply).
Overnights: Serengeti Nyumba
Make your way from the Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater, a geological marvel boasting several vegetation zones from lakes to forest to savannah. Home to about 30,000 animals, you will have a front row seat to observe some of the densest wildlife concentrations on earth during your wildlife viewing drive on Ngorongoro Crater's floor.
Overnights: Ngorongoro Nyumba
This morning, travel to Empakaai Crater and hike down onto its floor to explore the shores of its flamingo-lined lake. There are no roads and no tourists, and you'll be enthralled by this quiet, magical place. Return to the rim in a rigorous ascent which promises stunning panoramic views.
Overnight: Empakaai Camp
Great Rift Valley / Lake Natron
Take a step back in time today during this full day of hiking through the remote and historic Maasailand. Your Maasai walking guide will lead you down into the Rift Valley where few travelers have ventured. Enjoy the exclusivity of these remote lands. Dip in pools formed under a group of waterfalls, hike up to the waterfall source to experience the falls from a different perspective, and explore the salt-crushed, pristine shores of Lake Natron during your time here.
Overnights: Waterfalls Adventure Camp
Great Rift Valley 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: $750
Optional Hot Air Balloon Excursion: $540
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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.
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.
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, your stay won't harm the landscape.
The Ngorongoro camp is set on the eastern edge of the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim and offers the best possible access in and out of the crater, as well as a more private, remote experience. In the morning, you have the eastern floor of the crater almost completely to yourself. In the evenings, when you return to camp, you'll be greeted with the hospitality that is a hallmark of all our camps. Settle in to your spacious tent, enjoy a hot safari-shower in your ensuite facilities, head to the campfire for a drink before dinner, and enjoy a traditional Tanzanian meal -- a specialty of the camp chefs here. Don't forget to bundle up at this camp, as temperatures can be as low as 40 degrees from May to October.
Located on the rim of Empakaai Crater, within Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this simple camp is a welcome base at the end of discovery-rich days in a very remote area. You’ll stay in two-person, domed tents, furnished with cots and sleeping bags. The group will have a safari shower and toilet tent at this private campsite. At 9,000 feet, this feels more like mountain camping than the Nyumba camps you have experienced, but you'll still have great service, and a large dining tent in which to enjoy delicious meals and camaraderie.
Waterfalls Adventure Camp
This exclusive campsite sits on the bank of the clear, cool Ngare Sero River, near Lake Natron. In the evening, relax by the campfire and bask in the glory of a night sky that will instill in you a sense of awesome, endless wonder.