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Thomson's Signature Safari


from $7,490* per person 14 Days May-March
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Thomson Safaris 16 people max
  • Arusha, tanzania
  • Culture & Nature trips
The best of everything: wildlife, exclusive camps, walking, cultural interactions, and creature comforts

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3 testimonials about the provider, Thomson Safaris:

  • Reviewer: located in Kihei, HI USA
    The Thomson Safari team is amazing. While lodging, food and the wildlife define safari, it is the people who make it memorable. From the porters, chefs, waiters, and guards to your PHENOMENAL guides, Thomson really has succeeded at creating an inspirational and life-transforming experience. You have given me memories and inspiration to fuel a life of true adventure!
  • Reviewer: located in Kirkland, WA USA
    We could go on to enumerate all the superlatives about your operations in Tanzania: the accommodations, the food, the camp crews, the vehicles, the excursions & activities in between animal viewing, the schedule..... you've got it figured out perfectly. But we can't say enough about your guides and your team in Arusha that make sure every detail is taken care of so that we get the most out of our visit and safari experience. I can't imagine having made this trip without them.
  • Reviewer: located in Norfolk, MA USA
    Nothing got us ready for the Thomson Safari way of doing things. First class all the way. From our accommodations, to food, to our transportation in the new and top shelf Land Rovers. The Nyumbas are splendid. I slept like a baby every night!

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Days 1-2
Depart North America / Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Your Thomson Guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to tonight’s lodge in Arusha. 

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn

Days 3-4
Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge

Fly from Arusha to the eastern Serengeti ecosystem, a wildlife haven that also supports local schools and villages. Your Thomson guide will welcome you at the airstrip and take you to the first of several Thomson Nyumba Camps. Traverse remote landscapes on morning hikes, evening wildlife-viewing drives, and among Maasai friends.

Overnights: Thomson Eastern Serengeti Nyumba

Watch the VIDEO HIGHLIGHT to learn more about the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge.

Days 5-8
Serengeti National Park

Journey to Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti’s 6,000 square miles of diverse landscapes abound in wildlife. You’ll have four days to seek out the most elusive animals. Evenings are spent in your Nyumba camps, which rotate locations seasonally to offer optimum wildlife viewing.

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

Day 9
Ngorongoro Highlands

Next stop: Gibb’s Farm. A historic coffee estate and eco-lodge, Gibb’s Farm offers engaging activities including hikes led by a naturalist, tours of the organic gardens, and a visit with a local historian. In the evening, take a soothing outdoor shower and sip tea by the fireplace.

Indulge in spa services and various optional activities at Gibb's Farm (additional fees apply).

Overnight: Gibb’s Farm

Day 10
Ngorongoro Crater

Spend today exploring 10-mile wide, 2,000-foot deep Ngorongoro Crater, home to about 30,000 animals. During your picnic lunch here, you may have flamingos, hyena, zebra, and bull elephants snacking alongside you. Rarer sightings include lions, cheetah, and rhinos. Back at Gibb’s Farm, savor a farm-fresh meal prepared with produce straight from the garden.

Overnight: Gibb’s Farm

Days 11-12
Tarangire National Park

This morning, you depart for Tarangire National Park, home to some of the largest herds of elephant in East Africa. Over the next two days, you may see lions drink from a waterhole, giraffe snatch leaves from towering trees, reedbuck dash across grasslands, and more. Spend your evenings nestled between baobab trees under the stars in your Thomson Nyumba Camp.

Overnights: Thomson Tarangire Nyumba

Days 13-14
Tarangire National Park to Arusha / Return to North America

Drive to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch at River House, a community-based nonprofit organization. After lunch, visit the adjoining arts center to see the craftsmanship of local disabled artisans, whose training is funded by River House. Relax in a day room before your flight home.

Day room: Mount Meru Hotel

Extend your discoveries with one of our optional trip extensions. Stroll the colorful streets on the island of Zanzibar … catch intimate glimpses of gorillas in the Virunga Mountains … search for wildlife across uncharted plains in Ruaha National Park … and more.

Additional Details:

Single Accommodations: $700

Optional Hot Air Balloon Excursion: $490

International Flights available from most U.S. cities on Delta/KLM
Ask us about our competitive Business Class fares

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