DAY #1 - Arusha, Tanzania - Rivertrees Country Inn
This exclusive Tanzania luxury safari begins with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro from the peaceful Rivertrees Country Inn in Arusha. Rest up from your long journey with a fresh country welcome dinner, a relaxing Tanzanian coffee tour, and a good night’s sleep before continuing your Tanzania luxury safari experience.
DAY #2 - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Oliver's Camp
Continue your Tanzania luxury safari experience amid the dense game and beautiful scenery of Tarangire National Park. Oliver’s Camp is an exclusive 10-tent camp well known for its expansive views, game drives, fly camping excursions, and fascinating ranger-led walking safaris. Oliver’s Camp comprises 10 beautiful tents featuring solid wood furnishings and wonderful décor. The tents each have en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and open-air showers from which to enjoy the stunning Tarangire sky.
DAY #3 - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Oliver's Camp
Craft your customized safari experiences every day at Oliver’s Camp. The team here has been together for many years, and they are delighted to share their knowledge of the park and its inhabitants. The expert naturalists can not only find you a resident lion pride but can also point out the individual pride members and explain their characteristics and habits.
DAY #4 - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Oliver's Camp
Fly camping is another important part of the Oliver’s Camp experience. You can arrange for fly camping to be combined with walking safaris, allowing you to discover the most remote regions of the park, or to have one private night away from the camp. The simple, lightweight fly camp tents are made of thick mosquito mesh that allows you to experience sleeping under the stars and animals passing in the distance at night. Though not as luxurious as the main camp, the tents do have comfortable beds and outdoor showers and bathrooms, and the overwhelming beauty of the experience will make for a lifetime of memories.
DAY #5 - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania - Gibb's Farm
Next, retreat to your private cottage at Gibb’s Farm, a working farm teetering on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater. At each accommodation, private patios house outdoor showers, personalized themes are executed by the farm’s artists-in-residence, and cozy fireplaces in the living rooms make for the perfect end to a day in the wild. A two-bedroom cottage shares a common living room and is ideal for families or larger parties.
DAY #6 - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania - Gibb's Farm
Ngorongoro is one of Africa’s finest game haunts and plays host to almost every individual wildlife species in East Africa, including the Big Five and the rare black-maned lions and endangered black rhino. Game drives, indigenous Maasai spa treatments, and farm-fresh cuisine are all on the agenda during your stay. Convenient to both Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, Gibb’s Farm provides a number of safari options for excellent game viewing and bird watching.
DAY #7 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - Ubuntu Camp
Your exclusive Tanzania luxury safari continues within the world’s oldest ecosystem, the famed Serengeti. This region is so vast and plentiful that it warrants two separate camp experiences. First up is Ubuntu Camp, an authentic canvas bush camp that moves with the traveling herds across the Serengeti to guarantee the best game viewing. This luxury Tanzania safari camp is designed to give guests an authentic African bush experience amid down-to-earth, hospitable comfort.
Each tent contains a sturdy bed, canvas bedside tables, a small writing desk, and a set of directors’ chairs, the perfect perches from which to watch the world of the Serengeti go by. En-suite bathrooms, separated from the bedroom by canvas curtains, boast washing basins with running water, flushing toilets, and ‘pukka’ safari bucket showers, efficiently filled upon request.
DAY #8 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - Ubuntu Camp
Ubuntu Camp moves throughout the region with the migration of the plains game. All of Ubuntu’s guides spend 11 months out of the year in the wilderness and have a wealth of knowledge, passed on from generation to generation, to contribute to the exclusive Ubuntu safari experience. Activities vary by the season, but abundant encounters with the wildlife of the area are ever present.
DAY #9 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - Namiri Plains Camp
Next, settle down at Namiri Plains Camp, home of the elusive big cats. This area of the Serengeti holds one of East Africa’s highest cheetah densities and some of the most intense game viewing in the Serengeti. Shaded beneath the giant acacias, the luxury camp comprises only eight large tents, tastefully furnished and spaced generously apart to ensure complete privacy. Tents are equipped with en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, snug beds, solar power, a well-stocked bar, and 360-degree views of the surrounding wildlife-rich plains.
DAY #10 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - Namiri Plains Camp
Private guided game drives and intimate walking safaris are the quintessential activities at Namiri Plains. There are a surprising lack of roads in the area, a feature that only adds to the camp’s exclusivity and allows the experienced guides to travel anywhere and everywhere to achieve exceptional up-close encounters with the region’s various mammals and bird life. Do not be surprised to see lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffe, hyenas, buffalo, hippo, foxes, and various birds in a single outing.
DAY #11 - Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Ruaha River Lodge
The Tanzania luxury safari concludes amid the famed elephants of Ruaha National Park. Ruaha River Lodge is the park’s oldest safari lodge and subsequently boasts the best address, with private river-facing stone bandas. Each features a spacious verandah, providing front row seats to the constant parade of wildlife drawn to the mighty Ruaha River’s waters. Interiors are both ample and comfortable, with ample living space, writing desks, cool stone floors, and generous en-suite bathrooms decorated with found timber and outfitted with flush toilets, twin ceramic washbasins, and solar showers.
DAY #12 - Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Ruaha River Lodge
Game drives are well-tailored for a variety of tastes and preferences, whether morning, afternoon, or all-day outings into the deeper recesses of the park. Knowledgeable guides in open 4×4 vehicles lead guests in search of the epic big game of Ruaha, including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, lion, wild dog, and substantial numbers of lion and cheetah. Ruaha has been known to spoil visitors with its exceptional wildlife and is considered an even better birding area, with more than 530 recorded bird species found here during even the slowest of months.
DAY #13 - Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Ruaha River Lodge
For those in search of more bush immersion, Ruaha River Lodge also offers exclusive fly camping experiences as an alternative to the main lodge. It’s a thrilling and unforgettable experience on a safari, and if the thought intrigues you, your travel specialist can make it happen.
DAY #14 - Arusha, Tanzania - Rivertrees Country Inn
Today you depart for your return journey, first flying back to Arusha. Spend time refreshing and relaxing in a day room at Rivertrees Country Inn. When it’s time to depart, enjoy VIP services at the airport, escorted by your guide.