Depart North America / Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Your Thomson Guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to tonight’s lodge.
Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn
Tarangire National Park
Head out early this morning, crossing the Maasai Steppe on your way to Tarangire National Park. Here baobab trees tower overhead, large cats prowl, and diverse birdlife abounds. During the early morning and early evening, you’ll witness predators at their most active. And your camp, right in the thick of it all, offers an intimate experience unavailable to most travelers.
Overnights: Thomson Tarangire Nyumba
After one final wildlife encounter in Tarangire, journey to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping along the way for a hearty lunch and nature walk at Gibb’s Farm. Then settle in at your cozy camp, located on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. In the early morning, drive to the crater’s floor. Maybe you’ll spot the elusive black rhino, an endangered species of which only 4,800 remain worldwide.
Overnights: Thomson Ngorongoro Nyumba
Serengeti National Park
Today, you travel to Serengeti National Park. During the next four days, you’ll explore Tanzania’s oldest national park, host to some of the largest crocodiles, biggest prides of lion, and most impressive migration of mammals. Your evenings are spent under the stars in two different campsites, which ensure that you see the greatest variety and density of wildlife no matter when you choose to travel. From the granite kopjes
(rock formation) of the southern plains to the endless expanse of the northern plains, you’ll cover it all.
Join an optional hot air balloon ride to take in sweeping views of the Serengeti from above. (Advanced reservations and additional fees apply).
Overnights: Thomson Serengeti Nyumbas
Serengeti National Park to Arusha / Return to North America
This morning, take a scenic flight to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch with your safari companions. Shop for last-minute souvenirs, and relax in a day room before your evening flight home.
Day room: Mount Meru Hotel