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Tanzania Explorer 2024


11 days from $5,799 per person

* Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply.

1 Night Arusha 2 Nights Tarangire National Park 2 Nights Lake Manyara National Park 3 Nights Serengeti National Park 2 Nights Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Explore Tanzania’s prolific parks in comfort and style on this eleven day safari. The vast plains of the Serengeti and the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater are just two of the areas you will encounter Africa’s wildlife, while on expertly guided safari drives. For those looking to travel solo, there is limited no single supplement on all 2024 departures.

Upcoming Group Departures

Jul 17 - 27, 2024. From $7,099

Aug 13 - 23, 2024. From $7,099

Sep 20 - 30, 2024. - SOLD OUT

Nov 3 - 13, 2024. From $5,799

Dec 2 - 12, 2024. From $5,799

For additional departure dates, please click on the "Pricing" tab.

How Your Trip Matters

The best of Tanzania’s wonders is matched by the warmth and hospitality of each African inspired lodge which represents each area’s own cultural heritage.


Explore UNESCO's Serengeti Plains, renowned for the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, hailed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World, and home to both predator and prey.

Experience game drives among the ancient baobabs in Tarangire National Park, known for its large concentration of elephants.

Enjoy unusual wildlife viewing. Lake Manyara has more than 400 bird species, including thousands of seasonal pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration.



MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.


*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists.


1. Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa

Tanzania, Arusha

Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, the hotel offers several cottage-styled rooms in extensive landscaped grounds. The rooms are accommodated in banana-stem thatched huts, each with a private balcony with French doors that leads to magnificent views of the surroundings. Each room has a telephone, Wi-Fi connectivity, a large, comfortable bed and the marble en-suite bathroom. Additional room amenities include a ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screened TV with satellite channels, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A safety deposit box is available at guest services. The bar and restaurant have an elegant, yet relaxed ambience with blazing log fires and views of the lake and garden. Cuisine includes local and international dishes. The hotel also has a lounge, library, boutique and business center.

2. Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Tanzania, Tarangire National Park

Tarangire Sopa Lodge is nestled among the small rocky hills or kopjes scattered with ancient baobab trees. All spacious rooms at this lodge have a private lounge with a mini bar. Each room has two queen-size beds with a mosquito net around them. Ceiling fans keep the rooms cool and glass sliding doors open out on to a balcony, with a great view of the landscape beyond.  Wildlife can sometimes be spotted while sitting on the balcony. The bar is located between the lobby and the dining room furnished with comfortable seats for total relaxation. The dining room is a large, spacious, and airy room with an enormous outdoor patio.  All meals are included.

3. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Tanzania, Lake Manyara

Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering waters of Lake Manyara, the lodge offers peace and tranquility. The en suite rondavel rooms are strung out along the edge of the cliff to allow for maximum views. Each spacious room has its own small veranda with interior décor reflecting the blue of the lake and the pink of the flamingos.

4. Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Tanzania, Serengeti National Park

Set high on an acacia tree-clad ridge with panoramic views across the Serengeti, the lodge has been designed to blend into the landscape. Inspired by a traditional African village, the stone-built, thatched rondavels feature ensuite bathrooms, telephone, Wi-Fi and private balconies. Hairdryers are available from the reception desk. The two-tiered dining room is supported by massive pillars and embellished with traditional ‘Makonde' carvings. A circular terrace looks out over the grounds and the swimming pool. Breakfast and lunch are presented in buffet-style, while dinner is a table d'hôte menu. Bush dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner can also be arranged at an additional cost. Additional facilities include a gift shop, room with satellite TV, laundry service, at an additional cost and a safety deposit box at reception. All meals are included.

5. Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Tanzania, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called ‘Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Each room has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheater far below.


Day 1. Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Touch down at Kilimanjaro airport where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your well-appointed lodge in a lush garden setting near central Arusha. You’ll soon meet your fellow travelers and receive a briefing about your upcoming adventure. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day.

Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa


Day 2. Arusha / Tarangire National Park

Depart after breakfast and travel overland to Tarangire National Park, home to one of the greatest concentration of elephants, arriving in time for lunch.

Meaningful Moment: This afternoon join your expert safari ranger for your first game viewing activity. The grassy acacia woodlands and gigantic baobabs make for spectacular vistas. Tarangire National Park supports a great diversity of wildlife - elephant, giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah. (BLD)

Tarangire Sopa Lodge


Day 3. Tarangire National Park

Enjoy your morning at leisure with an optional balloon safari (at an additional cost). After lunch depart on a game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Your guide is an experienced wildlife expert whose knowledge and ability to spot the animals and birds will astound you. Not knowing what you'll see next is all part of the fun of a safari! (BLD)

Tarangire Sopa Lodge


Day 4. Tarangire National Park / Lake Manyara

After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, arrive in time for lunch. Join your safari guide for an afternoon game viewing activity. Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting praised by Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa". Return to lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (BLD)

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge


Day 5. Lake Manyara

Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure and an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. This small but uniquely diverse national park is home to leopards, lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-diks, gazelles, hippos, giraffes, impalas, flamingos and nearly 400 bird species. (BLD)

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge


Day 6. Lake Manyara / Serengeti National Park

The adventure continues as you set off after breakfast to the vast plains of the Serengeti arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the greatest game sanctuary in the world, fantastic in its natural beauty. Watch territorial hippos lounging in the water, giraffes foraging in the tree tops and lions relaxing in the shade before the evening hunt begins. (BLD)

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge


Day 7. Serengeti National Park

Depart during the early morning splendor of an African sunrise for your first game drive of the day. Your expert ranger will maneuver you to the perfect spots to collect a gallery of thrilling images as the morning unfolds. Watch alert elephant carefully guarding their young as they traverse the bush; a startled warthog running with its tail erect; ungainly herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebra. This afternoon, relax at the lodge until the day cools down and the animals become more active for your afternoon drive. Before retiring, stretch out and listen to the sounds of the wilderness and watch the illumination of the infinite African sky. (BLD)

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge


Day 8. Serengeti National Park

During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to spectacular locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe the wildlife at your leisure. (BLD)

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge


Day 9. Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Crater

Continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas.

Meaningful Moment: Visit a local Maasai village to observe the tribe’s way of life and learn about their culture and beliefs. The Maasai are a proud warrior tribe whose lives and culture revolve around herding cattle. They are known for their colorful traditional dress and beaded adornments. (BLD)

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge


Day 10. Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast descend 2,000 feet through the early morning mists, to explore the crater floor of this extinct volcano.

Meaningful Moment: You'll be in awe of the profusion of wildlife concentrated here. Zoom in on the elephants ambling along well-worn tracks. Listen for the roaring lion guarding its large pride. You might spot the endangered rhino feeding down by the lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge. Share the day’s magical moments with your safari companions as the sun sinks below the horizon. (BLD)

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge


Day 11. Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha

After breakfast, drive to Arusha town in time for lunch. Later this afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa until the next time. (BL)



Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jul 17, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $7,099
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Aug 13, 2024 - Aug 23, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $7,099
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Sep 20, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $7,099
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Nov 3, 2024 - Nov 13, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $5,799
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 12, 2024
Share Twin/Double From $5,799
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply No single supplement based on limited availability. Contact a safari consultant to discuss options. Departs with a minimum of 4 guests.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

No internal air is required for this itinerary.

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