Serengeti, Wild Ruaha, & Zanzibar

10 nights • From $10,187

The Serengeti Migration and Tanzania's Best Kept Secret

Begin with Serengeti's immense grassland views, then off to the baobab-studded forests of Ruaha, home of large elephant concentrations, big-maned lions, greater kudus, and statuesque sables. Wander Zanzibar's sinuous Stone Town alleys before heading to a secluded beach to dive in and explore vibrant coral reefs.
10 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Day 2-5

The grunting of thousands of gnu munching their way around the Serengeti plains is a sight and sound to behold. A million wildebeest, zebra and Thompson's gazelles move steadily onwards in search of sweeter grasses and it's a time of plenty for predators. Watch the great migration unfold on game drives or from a hot air balloon!

Accommodation

Serengeti Safari Camp

3 Nights

This classic tented home away from home takes camping to great heights, with unexpected luxuries. It relocates three times a year to pre-planned locations around the Serengeti, to coincide with the anticipated wildebeest and zebra migration.

Destination

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Day 5-8

If you want the feeling that there's no one else within a hundred miles, Ruaha delivers. It's Africa's largest park and a predator hotspot for wild dog, cheetah and LOTS of lions. The convergence of southern and eastern flora and fauna creates huge biodiversity, supporting rarities like sable and roan antelopes, 10,000 elephants, buffaloes, crocs and hippos, plus 580 bird species.

Accommodation

Kigelia Ruaha

3 Nights

This rustic seasonal eco-camp, with tents set beneath the shade of dangling Sausage trees, gets erected after the rains to take advantage of good game viewing close to camp. See elephants in huge numbers, big-maned lions, handsome kudu and sable.

Destination

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Day 9-11

Zanzibar - the name sizzles off the tongue to describe this tropical island with palm tree-lined beaches, coral reefs, fragrant spices and an exotic blend of Arabic culture, muddled with centuries of other invaders, who wanted a piece of this trading route. Explore the cultural treasures of Stone Town, then retreat to your beach resort for post-safari paradise.

Accommodation

Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar

2 Nights

Along Zanzibar's quiet east coast, beside a beach rated Top 30 in the World, this tropical resort has a water sports & activities center for all sorts of fun in the sun: diving, snorkeling, biking, playing tennis, floating trampolines and sailing.

Destination

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Day 11

Long gone is the sleepy fishing village that Dar es Salaam once was, it's now a bustling port and transport hub for travelling onwards by air or road to Tanzania's safari areas. Get ready for tropical heat and hotels overlooking the Indian Ocean, with craft markets and restaurants close enough to walk to.

Accommodation

Zanzibar Serena Hotel

0 Nights

Interiors and exteriors of this sea-facing hotel, tucked into Zanzibar's oceanfront beside ancient buildings and Stone Town's bazaars, reflects cultural influences typical of Zanzibar's sultans. Arabic and Swahili opulence extends to the food too, with banquets and traditional bands.

Destination

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Day 9-11

Zanzibar - the name sizzles off the tongue to describe this tropical island with palm tree-lined beaches, coral reefs, fragrant spices and an exotic blend of Arabic culture, muddled with centuries of other invaders, who wanted a piece of this trading route. Explore the cultural treasures of Stone Town, then retreat to your beach resort for post-safari paradise.

Accommodation

Breezes Beach Club & Spa Zanzibar

2 Nights

Along Zanzibar's quiet east coast, beside a beach rated Top 30 in the World, this tropical resort has a water sports & activities center for all sorts of fun in the sun: diving, snorkeling, biking, playing tennis, floating trampolines and sailing.

Destination

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Day 11

Depart

Serengeti, Wild Ruaha, & Zanzibar

The Serengeti Migration and Tanzania's Best Kept Secret

10 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$10,187

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

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In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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