15 Day Serengeti “eco-system,” off the grid luxury safari

This is your itinerary

Fly in a few days early to Kilimanjaro International Airport. You may want to check out Kilimanjaro’s numerous magnificent waterfalls, visit coffee plantations, Kilimanjaro’s Animal CREW (Center for Rescue, Education, and Wildlife), or visit Kilimanjaro National Park.

day 1

We pick you up early morning from your hotel for a 3 ½ hour drive to Tarangire National Park. (2 nights)

The luxury lodge is Sanctuary Retreats Swala, situated under a giant baobab tree. The dining area, lounge, and deck are lifted on stilts allowing views of a busy water hole and the grasslands of Tarangire. The property features a chic, contemporary African design. Each of the twelve canvas tented pavilions is shaded by tall acacia trees, and each has Wi-Fi. They are exquisitely furnished, yet still close to nature. They offer full board, sundowners, bush dinners, and picnics.

day 2

A full day exploring Tarangire National Park.

day 3

Early morning game drive in Tarangire, then off to nearby Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. (1 night)

The luxury property is Escarpment Luxury Lodge, a serene haven perched high on the Great Rift Valley rim. All luxury en-suite tents have breathtaking views from private balconies overlooking Lake Manyara below. Services offered are Wi-Fi, a pool, spa services, bar, lounge, and a restaurant with full board.

day 4

Early morning game drive in Manyara, then a 2 ½ hour scenic drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area for an afternoon game drive. (2 nights)

The luxury camp is Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, located inside the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. The camp is close to the crater floor access road, allowing easy access for early morning crater safaris. They offer 10 classic safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom. The sitting area in front of each tent has crater views where early morning coffee and biscuits can be enjoyed before starting the day of incredible game viewing. The camp includes full board and Wi-Fi. On early morning game drives, you can indulge in a packed breakfast to be enjoyed in the middle of the bush or a scrumptious packed lunch for a full day game drive.

day 5

Explore the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

day 6

A 2 ½ hour drive to Mwiba Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area through remote Tanzania for an afternoon game drive. (2 nights)

Mwiba Lodge is a secluded, sophisticated haven set among massive stone boulders overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyia River and the newest addition to the Legendary Expeditions portfolio. A unique pool built on a rock outcropping overlooks the natural springs below where wildlife come to slake their thirst. The lodge has Wi-Fi and mobile reception, full board, a fitness center, a spa, and a wine cellar. Helicopter trips are optional and not included.

day 7

A remote safari exploration of Mwiba Reserve.

day 8

Early morning game drive in Mwiba, then move over to adjacent Maswa Game Reserve for an afternoon game drive. (2 nights)

Mbono Tented Camp, a Legendary Expeditions property, offers 12 en-suite tents with views of the Mbono River and full board, including alcohol, and excluding French champagne. Bush walks are available with an armed government game scout. Perhaps taking a walk among the wildebeests (not possible in the Serengeti) will be the highlight of your trip?

day 9

A full day exploring Maswa’s bush and water holes.

day 10

Drive in bush country to Grumeti Reserve. (3 nights)

The reserve’s private status means that the rigid rules of Serengeti don’t apply. Travelers can explore off-road, make night game drives, and walk among the migrating herds.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge embodies a fresh take on African bush appeal and ushers in a new era of luxury wilderness safaris. Its contemporary African design and close-up views of a busy water hole alongside the Grumeti River invite a connection with the bush, while vast decks, an interactive kitchen, and multiple dining areas add personality to every culinary moment. The café style bar at the heart of the lodge hums with a subtle sparkle that spills over to the pool area and fire pit for a magical evening under the stars. In addition, they offer Wi-Fi and a spa.

day 11

Explore the Grumeti Reserve.

day 12

Drive to the adjacent Ikorongo Game Reserve for a full day’s exploration.

day 13

Drive early morning to adjacent Serengeti National Park. (2 nights)

The luxury lodge is Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp, which means “in the bush” in Swahili. Their remarkable luxury tents are packed up and moved in a style evocative of the exploring pioneers during the 19th century, yet with all the modern comforts. The camp follows the wildebeests and zebras in their annual migration cycle. This extraordinary escape is located at two different Serengeti locations, inviting you to intimately experience the migration. In addition to sophisticated private tents, the main tent flows into lounges and dining wings and is open to reveal the land’s spirit. Savor international and traditional Tanzanian flavors conjured up by the Chef and his team, and evenings can be spent gathered by the traditional fire pit to exchange stories under starry skies and listening to tales of wildlife encounters. In addition, the property offers Wi-Fi and full board.

day 14

Explore the extraordinary wild Serengeti.

day 15

An early morning game drive in Serengeti and return to Kilimanjaro International Airport.*

*If you want to be dropped off at Nairobi instead of Kilimanjaro International, it would be complimentary if we are going back that way. Most likely we are.

*If you wish to end your safari on the Indian Ocean’s white sand beaches in Zanzibar, it’s a 12 hour drive one-way. We suggest a flight for a reasonable amount.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us


Starting at $17,904 each –– $35,808 for 2 adults

*The lodges mentioned are not guaranteed as they may be sold out on the dates you require.
When this happens, we go with a comparable property in quality and price.