Serengeti, Wild Ruaha, & Zanzibar

7 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.
7 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Kilimanjaro & Arusha, Tanzania

Day 1-2

Arusha is the gateway town to Tanzania's northern safari circuit and for treks to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. Arusha has its own little national park - with the black and white colobus monkey its mascot - and Mt Meru dominating the near vicinity, with magnificent snow-capped Kilimanjaro in the distance. This is coffee country, with some charming plantation guest houses.

Accommodation

Lake Duluti Lodge

1 Night

Recuperate from your international flights on this 35-acre coffee farm. Spacious chalets are surrounded by ancient trees and helpful staff will arrange activities, like visiting the lake.

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 8-9

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

Zanzibar Serena Hotel

1 Night

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 8-10

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 9

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

0 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

7 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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