The Nature of Tanzania

Stellar wildlife and soaring landscapes from the Tarangire to the Serengeti

  • Lion, rhino, and more in the Serengeti, Africa's most illustrious wildlife reserve
  • Overnight in secluded tented camps and on the rim of a 2000-foot-deep crater
  • Experience the gentle warmth of the Maasai people and other local tribes
Tanzania Africa
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 11 Days
Activity type(s): Safari
Trip Extensions: The Seychelles

Tanzania’s wildlife is as rich and bountiful as any place’s on earth, but there are a couple of other things that command our attention: the country’s gentle people and its great soaring landscapes—exceptional, even for a continent as vast and soaring as Africa.

Flying into the northern town of Arusha, we have a night to recover from jet lag. Then we’re off to Tarangire National Park, the bird-rich waters of Lake Manyara, and Chem Chem, a welcoming and uniquely beautiful spot with panoramic views of the Rift Valley’s western escarpment. From there we’re whisked to the quintessential Lost World of the Ngorongoro Crater, where our lodge perches on the crater rim with breath-stopping views of the caldera’s 100-square-mile floor, abounding with nearly every prominent East African species.

Next we make our way to Mwiba, a million acre private preserve, and Serengeti National Park for more spectacular game viewing. To the Maasai, it is Siringutu, “the place where the land moves on forever.” Our lodges and tented camps are perfectly situated to showcase the beauty and drama of the Great Migration.


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Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive in Arusha
  • Day 2: fly to Tarangire National Park
  • Day 3: Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks
  • Day 4: drive to the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 5: game drive into southern Serengeti
  • Days 6 & 7: wildlife viewing
  • Day 8: fly to Kogatende in the northern Serengeti
  • Days 9 & 10: northern Serengeti safariing
  • Day 11: fly to Arusha, depart.