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The Nature of Tanzania

Tanzania, Africa

from $12,515* per person 12 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Geographic Expeditions 18 people max
  • Kilimanjaro airport, arusha, tanzania
  • Active & Adventure trips
Tanzania’s wildlife is as rich and bountiful as any place’s on earth, but there are a couple of other things that command our attention: the country’s gentle people and its great soaring landscapes—exceptional, even for a continent as vast and soaring as Africa.

Flying into the northern town of Arusha, we have a night to recover from jet lag, then we’re off to Tarangire National Park and Swala Tarangire, a welcoming and uniquely beautiful spot where our chalets are surrounded by baobab trees. From there we’re whisked off to the quintessential Lost World of the Ngorongoro Crater. Our lodge is perched on the crater rim, with breath-stopping views of the caldera’s 100-squaremile floor, rich with nearly every prominent East African species. Then, we begin our exploration of the fascinating Serengeti National Park. To the Maasai, it is Siringutu, “the place where the land moves on forever.” Our tented camps here gives us an authentic taste of safari life, which the great H. M. Stanley extolled as “the sweet and novel pleasure of indifference to all things earthly outside camp, which is one of the most exquisite and soul-lulling pleasures a mortal can enjoy.”

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Tanzania, Africa

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Day 1: arrive in Arusha •

Day 2: drive to Lake Manyara National Park, Manyara Tree Lodge •

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park, Manyara Tree Lodge •

Day 4: drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge •

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge •

Day 6: fly to the northern Serengeti, Sayari •

Days 7 & 8: Serengeti National Park, Sayari •

Day 9: fly to Grumeti Reserves, Sabora •

Days 10-11: Grumeti Reserves, central Serengeti, Sabora •

Day 12: fly to Kilimanjaro Airport, then onward.

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