Thomson's Ultimate Safari
from $9,090 adult
Please call to discuss flight options. Ask about competitive business class rates.
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
Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge
A short, scenic flight will take you to a private nature refuge in the eastern Serengeti, exclusive to Thomson guests. Guided hikes through the 12,000+ acres of this beautiful retreat will allow you to experience Tanzania as it was thousands of years ago, and a night wildlife-viewing drive gives you a chance to spot rare species like aardvark, spring hare, and honey badger.
Overnights: Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Watch the VIDEO HIGHLIGHT to learn more about the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge.
Serengeti National Park
Head for the iconic Serengeti, where acacia trees and rocky granite kopjes dot the endless seas of waving grass. Four days of wildlife viewing give you a chance to spot dozens of animal species, including the big cats the Serengeti is known for. Seasonally located Nyumba camps offer the best opportunities to witness dramatic moments in the Great Migration of wildebeest.
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
Ngorongoro Highlands & Crater
Explore the lush Highlands during the days and unwind at one of Africa’s most luxurious eco-resorts in the evenings. Highlights of your time in the Highlands include a full day of wildlife viewing on the Ngorongoro Crater floor, a visit to Lake Manyara National Park (famous for its tree-climbing lions), and opportunities to relax and enjoy Gibb’s extensive grounds and indulgent services. Your extended stay here will be an oasis of luxury in the middle of your safari adventure.
Overnights: Gibb’s Farm
Tarangire National Park
Head off for Tarangire National Park, a stunning landscape where ancient baobab trees tower over some of the largest herds of elephants in all of Africa. Keep a lookout for the hundreds of bird species Tarangire is known for, or dramatic interactions between predator and prey at one of the park’s watering holes. At night, look up through the branches of the baobabs to a sky overflowing with stars.
Overnights: 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 Zanzibar … catch intimate glimpses of gorillas in the Virunga Mountains … search for wildlife across uncharted plains in Ruaha National Park … and more.
Optional Hot Air Balloon Excursion: $550
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.
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.
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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Single Accommodations: Starting at $860
Please Note: All prices are subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to produce this information accurately. We reserve the right to correct errors.
As of July 1, 2016, Tanzania imposed a new Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism activities.
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.
Contact us for more information 800-235-0289