Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

from $5,990 adult

12 days

Please call to discuss flight options. Ask about competitive business class rates.

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Serengeti Cheetah in Tanzania Photo credit: Andy Biggs
Great Serengeti Migration in Tanzania Photo credit: Wesley Bernard

Trip Highlights

Maximum wildlife viewing
An all-camping itinerary
Stay in the heart of the action
Fall asleep to sounds of the wild

Areas Visited

Tarangire National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Serengeti National Park

Thomson Safaris guest walking in the East Serengeti
Full Itinerary

Days 1-2
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: Rivertrees Country Inn

Days 3-4
Tarangire National Park

Head out early this morning, crossing the Maasai Steppe on your way to Tarangire National Park. Here baobab trees tower overhead, large cats prowl, and diverse birdlife abounds. During the early morning and early evening, you’ll witness predators at their most active. And your camp, right in the thick of it all, offers an intimate experience unavailable to most travelers.

Overnights: Tarangire Nyumba

Days 5-6
Ngorongoro Crater

After one final wildlife encounter in Tarangire, journey to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping along the way for a hearty lunch and nature walk at Gibb’s Farm. Then settle in at your cozy camp, located on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. In the early morning, drive to the crater’s floor. Maybe you’ll spot the elusive black rhino, an endangered species of which only 4,800 remain worldwide.   

Overnights: Ngorongoro Nyumba

Days 7-10
Serengeti National Park

Today, you travel to Serengeti National Park. During the next four days, you’ll explore Tanzania’s oldest national park, host to some of the largest crocodiles, biggest prides of lion, and most impressive migration of mammals. Your evenings are spent under the stars in two different campsites, which ensure that you see the greatest variety and density of wildlife no matter when you choose to travel. From the granite kopjes (rock formation) of the southern plains to the endless expanse of the northern plains, you’ll cover it all.

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 Nyumbas

Days 11-12
Serengeti National Park to Arusha / Return to North America

This morning, take a scenic flight to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch with your safari companions. Shop for last-minute souvenirs, and relax in a day room before your evening 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.

Additional Details:

Optional Hot Air Balloon Excursion: $540

Please call us to discuss options for international flights to Tanzania.
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. 

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. 

Ngorongoro Nyumba

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.

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, your stay won't harm the landscape. 

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.

Dates & Prices
Depart US Return US Adult Notes
February 15 February 26 $6,990 Reserve Now
February 26 March 08 $6,990 Reserve Now
March 03 March 14 $5,990 Reserve Now
March 10 March 21 $5,990 Reserve Now
May 23 June 03 $6,490 Reserve Now
June 05 June 16 $6,490 Reserve Now
June 20 July 01 $6,490 Limited Availability Reserve Now
June 29 July 10 $7,390 Reserve Now
July 10 July 21 $7,390 Reserve Now
July 22 August 02 $7,390 Reserve Now
August 04 August 15 $7,390 Reserve Now
August 10 August 21 $6,490 Reserve Now
August 29 September 09 $6,490 Reserve Now
September 10 September 21 $6,490 Reserve Now
September 26 October 07 $6,490 Reserve Now
October 07 October 18 $6,490 Reserve Now
October 19 October 30 $6,490 Reserve Now
November 01 November 12 $6,490 Reserve Now
November 16 November 27 $6,490 Reserve Now
December 16 December 27 $7,390 Reserve Now
December 29 January 09 $7,390 Reserve Now
January 07 January 18 $6,490 Reserve Now
January 20 January 31 $7,390 Reserve Now
February 02 February 13 $7,390 Reserve Now
February 09 February 20 $7,390 Reserve Now
February 21 March 04 $7,390 Reserve Now
March 03 March 14 $6,490 Reserve Now
March 14 March 25 $6,490 Reserve Now

Single Accommodations: Starting at $600

* Discount of $1000/couple or $500/adult available on scheduled safaris only. This discount is not combinable with any other offers and is subject to availability. Does not apply to affinity or Africa Through the Lens departures. Additional restrictions may apply.

See More of Africa!

  • Extend your trip with a beach excursion to the island paradise of Zanzibar.
  • Add a hot air balloon ride to your safari.
  • Customize your safari.
  • Ask us about our competitive Business Class fares.

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Thomsonsafaris Safari Catalog 2016-2017