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Ultimate Tanzania Safari

Trip Length 11 days

From $6,295

  • Explore the wilderness of the Serengeti on foot with the only company to offer this unique adventure
  • See Africa’s renowned wildlife on a first-class game safari in four celebrated parks: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the legendary Serengeti
  • Walk in remote, untouristed, and roadless areas of the Serengeti where no one has traveled for more than half a century
  • Enjoy genuine encounters with the Maasai in the Crater Highlands

Just four years ago, MTS became the first company ever to offer walking safaris over the great plains of the Serengeti, and you can still be a pioneer on this one-of-a-kind adventure. Our three-day walking safari in the Serengeti will take you to places not visited by man for more than half a century. No roads—no other travelers. In addition to up-close encounters on foot, this trip also includes a classic game safari covering Tanzania’s four great parks in open-hatch vehicles. You’ll visit Tarangire, with its unique baobab woodlands and fantastic concentration of game; Lake Manyara, home to tree-climbing lions and water birds of every description; Ngorongoro Crater, whose 102-square-mile floor contains a veritable Eden; and the legendary Serengeti, home to the world’s largest and longest migration. You’ll have the rare opportunity to meet the Maasai in their boma (village) and get acquainted with the traditions they have carried on for centuries. At night, relax in lodges and private safari camps, allowing for comfort and privacy in the wilds of nature.

 

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha (most flights arrive in the evening). Your trip leader (or a representative) will meet you outside the customs and immigration area at the airport. He or she will escort you to the Moivaro Lodge, set on a tree-shaded coffee plantation in Arusha.

  • Accommodation:Moivaro Lodge

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Today, we'll drive to Tarangire National Park in the Great Rift Valley, arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon we’ll go out for a game drive. Tarangire is a very scenic park, with expansive views of baobab-studded grasslands stretching in every direction. Its small permanent river attracts a multitude of thirsty animals: all day long, a parade of wild animals proceeds to the Tarangire River to drink. Animals to be seen include numerous family groups of elephants (often in concentrations of hundreds), huge herds of buffalo, blue wildebeest, and zebra, many groups of kongoni, impala, and reedbuck as well as lion and leopard. Sometimes we find real safari oddities here, including the incomparably beautiful antelope called the lesser kudu and the hard-to-find African python. We will return to the lodge in the late afternoon for sundowners and a delicious dinner.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

We have another full day to explore Tarangire and plenty of time for extended wildlife observations. Here we’ll ease into the rhythm of the bush: we’ll wake early to the chorus of the birds, spend the day exploring and observing wildlife, and thrill to the roars of lions in the night.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 4: Lake Manyara & the Crater Highlands

We'll drive through the Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Situated at the foot of a spectacular Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara hosts wonderful concentrations of animals and birds. The lakeshore teems with colorful water birds of every variety, including herons, storks, ibises, ducks, geese, cormorants, and fish eagles, and possesses one of the most fantastic hippo pools in Africa. We hope to encounter many baboons and impala, as well as groups of giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, and buffalo. We may be lucky enough to find lions lounging in the trees. A lovely jungle-like forest is alive with the calls of hornbills and blue monkeys.

We then drive into the highlands above Ngorongoro Crater, where a steep but relatively easy ascent of about an hour through montane forest brings us to the summit of Olmoti volcano. Here, in addition to enjoying fantastic views of the surrounding Crater Highlands, we meet the Maasai, the fascinating inhabitants of this part of the world. The Maasai are pastoralists who have lived in harmony with the northern Tanzanian ecosystem for centuries. The men tend herds of cattle and goats that graze and drink from the area’s year-round springs, while the women bear responsibility for the manyatta (village), building their round homes made of cut branches, mud, and cow dung, as well as the cattle corral that is central to the manyatta. A large number of the Maasai have managed to keep their traditions intact despite the onslaught of modern African culture: polygamy is practiced (a man will average three to four wives), and there are intricate rituals and rites of passage, including circumcision for both males and females.

We’ll be greeted with traditional welcome dances, noted for athletic leaps and earth-shaking stomping. You’ll have time to ask questions and our hosts will also have the chance to ask questions about our own culture as we visit their homes. Continue to our private camp in the Crater Highlands for overnight.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Deluxe Camp — Mysigio Camp

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is truly one of the great natural wonders of the world. A spectacular setting for wildlife is presented within its 100-square-mile crater framed by steep green walls. The crater floor is almost entirely open country, so wildlife is in full visibility, a wonderful opportunity for photography and meaningful observations.

If you had only one day in your life to see African wildlife, Ngorongoro Crater would be the place. Envision a pride of lions, bellies flat to the ground, closing in on a group of unsuspecting zebra, or a black rhino gazing across the grassy plains, casually unaware that his species teeters on the brink of extinction. Herds of zebra, white-bearded wildebeest, and gazelle mingle and circulate together, while buffalo graze the long grass areas. Elephants feed in green marshes and there are plenty of hyenas and huge prides of lions (we may be fortunate to witness predation in action). And if that isn’t enough, we can enjoy clusters of flamingos gathered around the caldera’s soda lakes, raptors such as the auger buzzard, bateleur, or long-crested eagle perched for the hunt, or the colorful mosaic of brilliant birds, including the jacana, little bee-eater, Hildebrandt’s starling, and the red bishop. We’ll have six hours of wildlife viewing in the Crater.

In the evening, you’ll have opportunities for a sunset ridge hike and participation in an Ol Pul (meat feast) festival with our new Maasai friends. You certainly won’t find any tourist trinkets for sale here! Return to our private camp on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Deluxe Camp — Mysigio Camp

Day 6: Into the Serengeti

We descend from the Ngorongoro highlands onto the vast plains of the Serengeti, game viewing across the short grass plains with their classic granite kopjes, which are rounded piles of boulders formed into a distinctive shape by eons of wind. The kopjes occur as archipelagos, artistic islands of stone punctuating the Serengeti’s sea of grass, and each has a very different character. Deeper into the Serengeti the vegetation begins to change, with valleys with riverine woodland and more acacia trees, in places quite dense, then opening up into small hidden plains. Occasional kopjes still appear through the trees like vast rock icebergs.

En route to the Serengeti, at the edge of the valley, we will stop at the Oldupai Gorge Museum. Founded by Mary Leakey in the late 1970’s, the museum is dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of the archaeology of the gorge and Laetoli fossil sites. Today, the Oldupai Gorge (formerly called Olduvai Gorge) is the most famous archaeological location in East Africa, due to the excavations and hominid findings of Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1930’s. We will then continue our drive to our seasonal tented camp.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Deluxe Camp — Pembezoni Camp

Day 7: Game viewing in the Serengeti

Today we’ll enjoy a day of traditional game viewing by vehicle. Our location varies by seasonality, but we will likely spend some time in the Seronera area, where the woodlands of the northern Serengeti meet the edge of the treeless plain. The savannah woodlands are a mosaic of habitats: small grassy plains mix with tree savannas and areas of dense bush. The variety of vegetation makes for a much greater diversity of animals: buffalo, giraffe, dik-dik, reedbuck, impala, waterbuck, baboons, and vervet monkeys are all common resident species, as are lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. The bird life is also extremely varied and prolific, ranging from colorful weaverbirds to imposing Martial eagles. Several permanent rivers drain the woodlands of the north, and these are the habitat of hippos and crocodiles. In the Seronera area itself are the beautiful Masai kopjes and the Seronera River—one of the finest areas in Africa for encounters with the elusive leopard. Seronera always has resident game, including several resident prides of lion, and may well be thronged with zebra herds.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Deluxe Camp — Pembezoni Camp

Days 8-10: Serengeti walking safari

After breakfast we pack water, binoculars, and snacks in our day bags and head off to begin our foot safari. The camp crew will take care of the rest of our bags as they set up each campsite ahead of us. Hiking in the Serengeti isn’t about covering a lot of ground, it’s about really experiencing Africa up close and personal, reveling in the smaller sights, smells, and feelings that are missed from a car: finding a lion’s paw print in the damp ground, watching a dung beetle laboriously rolling a ball of dung uphill, or smelling a herd of elephants before you spot them in the valley below. You will move slowly with your guide interpreting what you see and hear. We’ll stop for lunch under a shady tree or a cool overhang, perhaps overlooking a waterhole or small plain. In the afternoon we continue hiking, perhaps following a stream in the hope of seeing game come down for a drink or scrambling up a kopje to get a view of the surrounding area.

There are no roads and no sign that anyone has ever been here before. Many of the places where we'll hike have not been visited by man for more than half a century, so we are true pioneers, looking for the secret spots that the animals use to survive—the natural salt lick, the pool in the steam that never dries even during a drought year, the best place to cross the river, the ridge with the best views, the meadow with the sweetest grass, or the kopje with the cooling breeze.

The mobile camps are a bit more basic than our deluxe camps: the sleeping tents are domes with standing room outfitted with low cots and foam mattresses. Toilet and shower tents are separate and are shared between tents. But we still have the roomy bug-proof mess tent and the same great food. In the afternoon we will go for a short orientation walk to learn about walking in the bush and perhaps catch a glimpse of some of the animal life that inhabits these hills and valleys year-round.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Mobile Serengeti Camp

Day 11: Arusha - Depart for home

Enjoy a morning game drive then after lunch, we'll fly back to Arusha, where dayrooms at the Moivaro Lodge await us. We'll enjoy dinner in the evening before transfering to the airport for our homeward-bound flights. You should schedule your departure flight from Arusha no earlier than 7:00 p.m.

NOTE—Passengers transferring to Nairobi will need an extra night at the Moivaro Lodge, and transfer to Nairobi the following day. We are happy to make these arrangements for you—please call for details.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Moivaro Lodge Dayroom

Jun 07 - 17, 2017 Guaranteed Departure

Jul 18 - 28, 2017 Guaranteed Departure

Aug 16 - 26, 2017

Dec 16 - 26, 2017 Guaranteed Departure

Jan 19 - 29, 2018

Feb 08 - 18, 2018

Mar 08 - 18, 2018

Jun 06 - 16, 2018

Jul 16 - 26, 2018

Aug 06 - 16, 2018

Dec 12 - 22, 2018

pricing

2017 & 2018 Prices, per person*

$6,295 (3-10 members)
$7,195 (2 members)

$1,650 Park Fees

$450 Internal Air
$600 Single Supplement

Bring the Kids!
$300 per person discount off the land cost and pay only $230 per person in park fees for kids ages 10-15
Minimum age is 10

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MTS Deluxe Camp — Mysigio Camp — Crater Highlands

Set amid the volcanic landscape of Crater Highlands, our deluxe camp brings true meaning the phrase "getting away from it all." Our luxury-style tents come complete with en-suite bathrooms, plus we have a large and airy mess tent for dining, and a library and lounge with books and games. Outdoor seating provides incredible views of the surrounding area.

MTS Deluxe Camp — Pembezoni Camp — Serengeti

Like our Crater Highlands camp, the Serengeti camp includes luxury-style tents complete with en-suite bathrooms. Guests can dine in the large and airy mess tent, before curling up with a book in the library or enjoying a board game in the lounge. Pull up a chair in the outdoor seating area and absorb the beauty of the Serengeti.

MTS Mobile Serengeti Camp — Serengeti

Our walking camps fulfill the needs of a lightweight camp without sacrificing on the luxury aspects that keep you comfortable. The dome tents are large enough to stand up in but also quick and easy for our camp crew to erect as we move camp each night of the walking itinerary. Inside, the tent has a cot bed that is raised off the ground with a 4-inch mattress, proper sheets, duvet and pillows. The crew leaves warm basin of water, soap and small towel for hand and face washing outside tents each day, and we have a bath towel for hot bucket-style showers.

The walking camp has a fully enclosed mess tent, where meals can be taken away from the elements if necessary, otherwise breakfasts and lunches will be set al fresco style in the splendid outdoors. In the evenings we set up a campfire and have pre-dinner snacks and sundowners.

Moivaro Lodge — Arusha

At the charming Moivaro Lodge you'll find a relaxing and atmospheric retreat, surrounded by an impressive array of flora and fauna. The rooms are spacious thatched brick cottages set in a lovely tropical garden, and feature a private veranda, fireplace, and en-suite bathroom. The lodge's staff will ensure that you are looked after in this unique environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris and assuring peace upon your return in the evening. Enjoy the beautiful East African scenery and vistas of Mount Meru from the comfortable porch, or perhaps to laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants.

Moivaro Lodge Dayroom — Arusha

Tarangire Safari Lodge — Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Built high on a bluff overlooking the game-rich Tarangire River, six miles inside the main gate of Tarangire National Park, the Tarangire Safari Lodge offers you an uninterrupted view over baobab and acacia woodlands. Luxury tents combine modern comforts with an authentic safari atmosphere.

"This trip was the realization of a dream and exceeded all expectations. The combination of a traditional vehicle safari and a walking safari allowed us to experience this incredible environment on so many levels. Perfection!" Kim O'Malley

"I just got back from my third safari in Northern Tanzania, the Ultimate Tanzania Safari, and it truly lived up to its billing. This was the Africa of Holden, Houston, and Hemingway." Patrick Ferrell

  • Explore the wilderness of the Serengeti on foot with the only company to offer this unique adventure
  • See Africa’s renowned wildlife on a first-class game safari in four celebrated parks: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the legendary Serengeti
  • Walk in remote, untouristed, and roadless areas of the Serengeti where no one has traveled for more than half a century
  • Enjoy genuine encounters with the Maasai in the Crater Highlands

Just four years ago, MTS became the first company ever to offer walking safaris over the great plains of the Serengeti, and you can still be a pioneer on this one-of-a-kind adventure. Our three-day walking safari in the Serengeti will take you to places not visited by man for more than half a century. No roads—no other travelers. In addition to up-close encounters on foot, this trip also includes a classic game safari covering Tanzania’s four great parks in open-hatch vehicles. You’ll visit Tarangire, with its unique baobab woodlands and fantastic concentration of game; Lake Manyara, home to tree-climbing lions and water birds of every description; Ngorongoro Crater, whose 102-square-mile floor contains a veritable Eden; and the legendary Serengeti, home to the world’s largest and longest migration. You’ll have the rare opportunity to meet the Maasai in their boma (village) and get acquainted with the traditions they have carried on for centuries. At night, relax in lodges and private safari camps, allowing for comfort and privacy in the wilds of nature.

 

reviews

"This trip was the realization of a dream and exceeded all expectations. The combination of a traditional vehicle safari and a walking safari allowed us to experience this incredible environment on so many levels. Perfection!" Kim O'Malley

"I just got back from my third safari in Northern Tanzania, the Ultimate Tanzania Safari, and it truly lived up to its billing. This was the Africa of Holden, Houston, and Hemingway." Patrick Ferrell

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha (most flights arrive in the evening). Your trip leader (or a representative) will meet you outside the customs and immigration area at the airport. He or she will escort you to the Moivaro Lodge, set on a tree-shaded coffee plantation in Arusha.

  • Accommodation:Moivaro Lodge

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Today, we'll drive to Tarangire National Park in the Great Rift Valley, arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon we’ll go out for a game drive. Tarangire is a very scenic park, with expansive views of baobab-studded grasslands stretching in every direction. Its small permanent river attracts a multitude of thirsty animals: all day long, a parade of wild animals proceeds to the Tarangire River to drink. Animals to be seen include numerous family groups of elephants (often in concentrations of hundreds), huge herds of buffalo, blue wildebeest, and zebra, many groups of kongoni, impala, and reedbuck as well as lion and leopard. Sometimes we find real safari oddities here, including the incomparably beautiful antelope called the lesser kudu and the hard-to-find African python. We will return to the lodge in the late afternoon for sundowners and a delicious dinner.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

We have another full day to explore Tarangire and plenty of time for extended wildlife observations. Here we’ll ease into the rhythm of the bush: we’ll wake early to the chorus of the birds, spend the day exploring and observing wildlife, and thrill to the roars of lions in the night.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 4: Lake Manyara & the Crater Highlands

We'll drive through the Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Situated at the foot of a spectacular Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara hosts wonderful concentrations of animals and birds. The lakeshore teems with colorful water birds of every variety, including herons, storks, ibises, ducks, geese, cormorants, and fish eagles, and possesses one of the most fantastic hippo pools in Africa. We hope to encounter many baboons and impala, as well as groups of giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, and buffalo. We may be lucky enough to find lions lounging in the trees. A lovely jungle-like forest is alive with the calls of hornbills and blue monkeys.

We then drive into the highlands above Ngorongoro Crater, where a steep but relatively easy ascent of about an hour through montane forest brings us to the summit of Olmoti volcano. Here, in addition to enjoying fantastic views of the surrounding Crater Highlands, we meet the Maasai, the fascinating inhabitants of this part of the world. The Maasai are pastoralists who have lived in harmony with the northern Tanzanian ecosystem for centuries. The men tend herds of cattle and goats that graze and drink from the area’s year-round springs, while the women bear responsibility for the manyatta (village), building their round homes made of cut branches, mud, and cow dung, as well as the cattle corral that is central to the manyatta. A large number of the Maasai have managed to keep their traditions intact despite the onslaught of modern African culture: polygamy is practiced (a man will average three to four wives), and there are intricate rituals and rites of passage, including circumcision for both males and females.

We’ll be greeted with traditional welcome dances, noted for athletic leaps and earth-shaking stomping. You’ll have time to ask questions and our hosts will also have the chance to ask questions about our own culture as we visit their homes. Continue to our private camp in the Crater Highlands for overnight.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Deluxe Camp — Mysigio Camp

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is truly one of the great natural wonders of the world. A spectacular setting for wildlife is presented within its 100-square-mile crater framed by steep green walls. The crater floor is almost entirely open country, so wildlife is in full visibility, a wonderful opportunity for photography and meaningful observations.

If you had only one day in your life to see African wildlife, Ngorongoro Crater would be the place. Envision a pride of lions, bellies flat to the ground, closing in on a group of unsuspecting zebra, or a black rhino gazing across the grassy plains, casually unaware that his species teeters on the brink of extinction. Herds of zebra, white-bearded wildebeest, and gazelle mingle and circulate together, while buffalo graze the long grass areas. Elephants feed in green marshes and there are plenty of hyenas and huge prides of lions (we may be fortunate to witness predation in action). And if that isn’t enough, we can enjoy clusters of flamingos gathered around the caldera’s soda lakes, raptors such as the auger buzzard, bateleur, or long-crested eagle perched for the hunt, or the colorful mosaic of brilliant birds, including the jacana, little bee-eater, Hildebrandt’s starling, and the red bishop. We’ll have six hours of wildlife viewing in the Crater.

In the evening, you’ll have opportunities for a sunset ridge hike and participation in an Ol Pul (meat feast) festival with our new Maasai friends. You certainly won’t find any tourist trinkets for sale here! Return to our private camp on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Deluxe Camp — Mysigio Camp

Day 6: Into the Serengeti

We descend from the Ngorongoro highlands onto the vast plains of the Serengeti, game viewing across the short grass plains with their classic granite kopjes, which are rounded piles of boulders formed into a distinctive shape by eons of wind. The kopjes occur as archipelagos, artistic islands of stone punctuating the Serengeti’s sea of grass, and each has a very different character. Deeper into the Serengeti the vegetation begins to change, with valleys with riverine woodland and more acacia trees, in places quite dense, then opening up into small hidden plains. Occasional kopjes still appear through the trees like vast rock icebergs.

En route to the Serengeti, at the edge of the valley, we will stop at the Oldupai Gorge Museum. Founded by Mary Leakey in the late 1970’s, the museum is dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of the archaeology of the gorge and Laetoli fossil sites. Today, the Oldupai Gorge (formerly called Olduvai Gorge) is the most famous archaeological location in East Africa, due to the excavations and hominid findings of Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1930’s. We will then continue our drive to our seasonal tented camp.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Deluxe Camp — Pembezoni Camp

Day 7: Game viewing in the Serengeti

Today we’ll enjoy a day of traditional game viewing by vehicle. Our location varies by seasonality, but we will likely spend some time in the Seronera area, where the woodlands of the northern Serengeti meet the edge of the treeless plain. The savannah woodlands are a mosaic of habitats: small grassy plains mix with tree savannas and areas of dense bush. The variety of vegetation makes for a much greater diversity of animals: buffalo, giraffe, dik-dik, reedbuck, impala, waterbuck, baboons, and vervet monkeys are all common resident species, as are lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. The bird life is also extremely varied and prolific, ranging from colorful weaverbirds to imposing Martial eagles. Several permanent rivers drain the woodlands of the north, and these are the habitat of hippos and crocodiles. In the Seronera area itself are the beautiful Masai kopjes and the Seronera River—one of the finest areas in Africa for encounters with the elusive leopard. Seronera always has resident game, including several resident prides of lion, and may well be thronged with zebra herds.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Deluxe Camp — Pembezoni Camp

Days 8-10: Serengeti walking safari

After breakfast we pack water, binoculars, and snacks in our day bags and head off to begin our foot safari. The camp crew will take care of the rest of our bags as they set up each campsite ahead of us. Hiking in the Serengeti isn’t about covering a lot of ground, it’s about really experiencing Africa up close and personal, reveling in the smaller sights, smells, and feelings that are missed from a car: finding a lion’s paw print in the damp ground, watching a dung beetle laboriously rolling a ball of dung uphill, or smelling a herd of elephants before you spot them in the valley below. You will move slowly with your guide interpreting what you see and hear. We’ll stop for lunch under a shady tree or a cool overhang, perhaps overlooking a waterhole or small plain. In the afternoon we continue hiking, perhaps following a stream in the hope of seeing game come down for a drink or scrambling up a kopje to get a view of the surrounding area.

There are no roads and no sign that anyone has ever been here before. Many of the places where we'll hike have not been visited by man for more than half a century, so we are true pioneers, looking for the secret spots that the animals use to survive—the natural salt lick, the pool in the steam that never dries even during a drought year, the best place to cross the river, the ridge with the best views, the meadow with the sweetest grass, or the kopje with the cooling breeze.

The mobile camps are a bit more basic than our deluxe camps: the sleeping tents are domes with standing room outfitted with low cots and foam mattresses. Toilet and shower tents are separate and are shared between tents. But we still have the roomy bug-proof mess tent and the same great food. In the afternoon we will go for a short orientation walk to learn about walking in the bush and perhaps catch a glimpse of some of the animal life that inhabits these hills and valleys year-round.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:MTS Mobile Serengeti Camp

Day 11: Arusha - Depart for home

Enjoy a morning game drive then after lunch, we'll fly back to Arusha, where dayrooms at the Moivaro Lodge await us. We'll enjoy dinner in the evening before transfering to the airport for our homeward-bound flights. You should schedule your departure flight from Arusha no earlier than 7:00 p.m.

NOTE—Passengers transferring to Nairobi will need an extra night at the Moivaro Lodge, and transfer to Nairobi the following day. We are happy to make these arrangements for you—please call for details.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Moivaro Lodge Dayroom
lodgings

MTS Deluxe Camp — Mysigio Camp — Crater Highlands

Set amid the volcanic landscape of Crater Highlands, our deluxe camp brings true meaning the phrase "getting away from it all." Our luxury-style tents come complete with en-suite bathrooms, plus we have a large and airy mess tent for dining, and a library and lounge with books and games. Outdoor seating provides incredible views of the surrounding area.

MTS Deluxe Camp — Pembezoni Camp — Serengeti

Like our Crater Highlands camp, the Serengeti camp includes luxury-style tents complete with en-suite bathrooms. Guests can dine in the large and airy mess tent, before curling up with a book in the library or enjoying a board game in the lounge. Pull up a chair in the outdoor seating area and absorb the beauty of the Serengeti.

MTS Mobile Serengeti Camp — Serengeti

Our walking camps fulfill the needs of a lightweight camp without sacrificing on the luxury aspects that keep you comfortable. The dome tents are large enough to stand up in but also quick and easy for our camp crew to erect as we move camp each night of the walking itinerary. Inside, the tent has a cot bed that is raised off the ground with a 4-inch mattress, proper sheets, duvet and pillows. The crew leaves warm basin of water, soap and small towel for hand and face washing outside tents each day, and we have a bath towel for hot bucket-style showers.

The walking camp has a fully enclosed mess tent, where meals can be taken away from the elements if necessary, otherwise breakfasts and lunches will be set al fresco style in the splendid outdoors. In the evenings we set up a campfire and have pre-dinner snacks and sundowners.

Moivaro Lodge — Arusha

At the charming Moivaro Lodge you'll find a relaxing and atmospheric retreat, surrounded by an impressive array of flora and fauna. The rooms are spacious thatched brick cottages set in a lovely tropical garden, and feature a private veranda, fireplace, and en-suite bathroom. The lodge's staff will ensure that you are looked after in this unique environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris and assuring peace upon your return in the evening. Enjoy the beautiful East African scenery and vistas of Mount Meru from the comfortable porch, or perhaps to laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants.

Moivaro Lodge Dayroom — Arusha

Tarangire Safari Lodge — Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Built high on a bluff overlooking the game-rich Tarangire River, six miles inside the main gate of Tarangire National Park, the Tarangire Safari Lodge offers you an uninterrupted view over baobab and acacia woodlands. Luxury tents combine modern comforts with an authentic safari atmosphere.

Dates and Pricing

Jun 07 - 17, 2017 Guaranteed Departure

Jul 18 - 28, 2017 Guaranteed Departure

Aug 16 - 26, 2017

Dec 16 - 26, 2017 Guaranteed Departure

Jan 19 - 29, 2018

Feb 08 - 18, 2018

Mar 08 - 18, 2018

Jun 06 - 16, 2018

Jul 16 - 26, 2018

Aug 06 - 16, 2018

Dec 12 - 22, 2018

pricing

2017 & 2018 Prices, per person*

$6,295 (3-10 members)
$7,195 (2 members)

$1,650 Park Fees

$450 Internal Air
$600 Single Supplement

Bring the Kids!
$300 per person discount off the land cost and pay only $230 per person in park fees for kids ages 10-15
Minimum age is 10

Activity Level Easy to Moderate
Trip Length 11 days

From $6,295

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