This African adventure starts among Tanzania’s most famous wildlife
reserves before taking you to the country's remote, under-explored national parks
of the southern circuit. Embark on wildlife drives in Lake Manyara National Park
(keeping your eyes open for elusive tree-climbing lions), meet one of the
researchers at the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, and scan your surroundings in the
protected Selous Game Reserve for the zeals of zebras that call these grasslands
home. Experience some of the best wildlife viewing in the world amid
the spectacular landscapes of Tanzania.
Hear from a scientist at the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, then set out on safari into the surrounding plains.
Meet local Maasai during a village visit, and opt to build a clean-burning stove for the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstoves Project.
Discuss the importance of conserving African wildlife with a ranger from Ruaha National Park.
Itinerary - 12 Days
Day 1 — Arusha
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer
Day 2 — Lake Manyara National Park
Visit Mto wa Mbu village and take a guided cultural walk before a traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our
safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park
to embark on an afternoon game drive with phenomenal wildlife
viewing. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Days 3 & 4 — Serengeti National Park
through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn
about its people and the G Adventures-supported Clean
Cookstoves project. Take a guided tour of the village,
meet the women that have been trained as stove
engineers, and opt to help build a stove. Then visit the
Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitors Center before
heading to our safari camp. Embark on more game drives
and visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre for
a lecture by a researcher. Opt to take a sunrise balloon
safari. (2B, 2L, 2D)
Day 5 — Ngorongoro
Continue wildlife viewing
on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable
tented camp. Relax this evening and watch an African
sunset over the hills. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 — Ngorongoro/Arusha
Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater–a UNESCO World
Heritage site–for a wildlife drive and picnic lunch. In
the afternoon, drive to Arusha. (1B, 1L)
Day 7 — Arusha
free time to explore Arusha. (1B)
Day 8 — Ruaha National Park
This morning catch a flight to Ruaha National Park,
Tanzania’s largest national park, which harbors an abundance
of wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Transfer to
our safari lodge and enjoy a wildlife safari drive. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 9 — Ruaha National Park
Spend a full day viewing wildlife with our expert safari guide inside this vast
and remote park, keeping an eye out for lions, buffalo,
zebras, giraffes, and impalas. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Days 10 & 11 — Selous Game Reserve
Enjoy one last morning safari drive
in Ruaha before catching our flight to Selous Game
Reserve, a World Heritage site. After settling
into our camp, board a boat on the river for an evening
safari. The rivers of Selous are the lifeblood of the park
that attract an abundance of wildlife, including elephants,
hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of bird life. The next
morning, rise early and head out for a full day wildlife
safari drive. The park is known for its numerous lion
prides, zebras, wildebeests, and giraffes. (2B, 2L, 2D)
Day 12 — Dar Es Salaam
Enjoy a morning safari walk before catching
a flight to Dar Es Salaam. From Dar Es Salaam, depart at any time. (1B, 1L)
Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.
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What To Expect
Please note that on domestic flights to and from our safari accommodations, each passenger's checked and carry-on luggage may not weigh more than a combined total of 33 lbs (15 kgs) and must be packed in small soft-sided bags. This regulation is strictly enforced by the airlines.
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My Own Room Option: From $1,159
Arrival transfer, transport
between destinations and to/from included
activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.