The dusty savannah reveals its wildlife secrets to those who travel slowly, and with a one-week fly-in Tanzania safari, you can experience it all, enjoying four contrasting destinations and private experiences tailored for senior travelers. Combine four of Africa’s ultimate destinations on an exquisite immersion into the animal world. Leopards prowl for zebra on Serengeti grasslands, herds gather along riverbanks, and lions cross giant elephant bulls in a volcanic crater.
Ruaha National Park – The African Savannah
You will be traveling to wilderness areas and exploring places that few people ever get to witness. So yes, this is adventurous, but at heart, African safaris are very relaxed vacations. Rather than spending the night in the city of Dar es Salaam, it is better to fly to your safari immediately. After customs and immigration, a light aircraft will fly you to Ruaha National Park, where the open savannah is a bucolic place to rest and relax. When you are ready, a short game drive will reveal some astonishing scenes because wildlife begins to gather close to the water in the late afternoon.
Ruaha National Park – Immersed in a Wildlife World
Selous Game Reserve – A Safari on the Water
Selous Game Reserve – A Personal Safari Adventure
Serengeti National Park – Wildebeest and Zebra
Serengeti National Park – Big Cat Encounters
Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Escape to a Wildlife-Rich Crater
Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Departure
- Surround yourself with zebra and wildebeest and track enormous herds across the Serengeti grasslands
- Escape to the tranquility of African savannah, especially in the remarkably untouched Ruaha National Park
- Experience a contrasting perspective during a laid-back river safari in Selous Game Reserve
- Discover more than 25,000 wild mammals that live inside the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, making your game drive in Ngorongoro Crater an incredibly intimate experience
- Explore with all your senses and feel the tranquility of Tanzania’s wilderness – the savannah is a place that rewards those who travel slowly
- Uncover a predatory world with some of Africa’s ultimate big cat encounters with lions, cheetahs, and leopards
- Connect with the wildlife world and discover its subtleties as you explore four very unique safari destinations
- Fly between parks and reserves, minimizing travel time while enjoying sublime views of raw African landscapes
- Settle in to boutique camps that are perfect for senior travelers because they are relaxed and comfortable places where you can continue to enjoy animal sightings without leaving your verandah
Africa is filled with excellent wildlife experiences, but some wildernesses are more impressive and more unique than others. The best are those that are difficult to access by road, and ecosystems that reflect animal worlds that have remained unchanged for millennia. You can visit them and find lions and leopards savoring seasonal feasts. You can also witness the great wildebeest migration, and the vast, open savannah, where elephant herds kick up dust, and astonishing scenes unfold at watering holes. You can descend into the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera to find 25,000 wild mammals and nature’s imperfect balance. Then, you can sit back at a luxurious camp and watch the animals continually pass.
Tanzania is home to some of the world’s ultimate wildlife destinations and experiences. The diversity is astonishing, and the animal abundance is beyond what anyone can imagine. The country’s best four destinations are spread across the country, and you can spend many days traveling between them on bumpy, uncomfortable roads. You can also fly. With this fly-in safari, you will be completely immersed in the wilderness, hopping between destinations and small camps that are perfectly suited to senior travelers. It is an excellent route for a first-time East Africa safari and will be packed with wildlife complexity and comfort, thanks to light aircraft, superb camps, and the best private guides.
The focus of your safaris will be on authenticity. You do not need long game drives to see it all. Instead, your private guides will lead short and slow drives, so you can fully explore the diversity and subtlety. This is an adventure, but to spend a week in the African wilderness is also one of the world’s most tranquil travel experiences. By disconnecting from your everyday, you can connect with nature. After landing in Dar es Salaam, you will fly directly to Ruaha for two nights on the vast and arid savannah, where animal encounters are clustered around watering holes and the Ruaha River.
Next, you will fly to the Selous Game Reserve, which will provide you with new perspectives because you will be cruising on the river and will have the opportunity for short game walks. The Serengeti will then cultivate sightings of the biggest herds and most plentiful big cats. Ngorongoro is like a microcosm of the other destinations because it is packed into a volcanic caldera, which will prove to be a fitting finale to your one-week Tanzania safari. You will fly to these four destinations to enjoy a profusion of wild animals, an exceptional diversity of species, and so many of the scenes that you may only think exist in wildlife documentaries. You will have stunning camps that provide comfort, all the necessary amenities, and a continuous immersion in nature. Best of all, you will be encouraged to explore slowly.
$8,395 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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