Secrets of Tanzania
Group Travel | 14 Days
- An unusually immersive safari, including private reserves with more freedom to explore
- Travel with legendary explorer Kingsley Holgate and safari expert Brad Hansen
- Itineraries timed for wildlife spectacles, avoiding high tourist seasons
- Special opportunity to meet pastoral Datoga people and the Hadzabe
- Learn about the interplay between community and conservation
To experience the very best of Tanzania, we’ve crafted this remarkable trip—with room for no more than six travelers on each departure—that ventures into private reserves and quiet corners of national parks during two special seasons. Led by a pair of sensational guides, we travel off road to secret spots (both day and night) and delve deeper into the bush with walks and savannah-set meals and sundowners. Our March trip revels in the new life of the southern Serengeti, when wildebeest birthing is in full swing. Our October trip seeks front-row seats to death-defying river crossings in the northern Serengeti. On both itineraries, we enjoy unusual cultural opportunities, like learning from the Hadzabe, one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes.
Brad and Kingsley’s warmth and knowledge are outstanding. They make everything come alive!– DONALD C.
Arrive in Arusha and overnight on a coffee farm surrounded by inspiring views of 14,978-foot Mount Meru.
2 – 4
Fly to and explore Ruaha, a little-visited national park whose pristine wilderness is home to more than 530 bird species and Africa's second-largest wild dog population, among much else.
5 – 7
In Mwiba Private Concession in the southern Serengeti, we enjoy a rare chance to spend time with the Hadzabe, one of the last hunter-gatherer populations, and the Datoga tribe.
8 – 10
By plane, we venture to the northern Serengeti to catch the exhilarating spectacle of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River in search of green pastures A comfortable mobile camp gets us closer to the action.
11 – 14
At Singita Grumeti Reserves in the western Serengeti, we watch for resident elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and zebras and learn about a black rhino conservation program Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport and depart.
The above itinerary is for the Crossing Season. The Birthing Season itinerary is 13 days and differs somewhat from the above in order to get the best out of that time of year. Both are extraordinary. See the full detailed itinerary for details.
Dates & Prices
03/03/20 – 03/15/20 (Birthing Season, 13 days) – Limited space; please call
10/04/20 – 10/17/20 (Crossing Season, 14 days)
Birthing Season (13 days): From $28,760 per person (Group Trip)
Crossing Season (14 days): From $32,780 per person (Group Trip)
- Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
- Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
- Services of two GeoEx trip leaders, as well as professional wildlife guides/drivers and camp staff
- All accommodations
- All meals
- All gratuities
- All ground transportation and airport transfers
- Sightseeing, game drives, events, visits, and entrance fees
- Wine, beer, spirits, bottled or filtered water, and soft drinks while on safari
- Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance