10-Day Serengeti & Ruaha Expedition

Trip Overview


Trip Details

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  • This tour starts in Arusha and ends in Dar es Salaam
  • We can book your international flights 
  • Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Dar es Salaam
  • Fly back from Dar es Salaam (DAR). 
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • We can arrange additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour for an extra cost


Day 1

Flight to the Serengeti

You’ll be picked up from your Arusha accommodation and whisked off to Arusha Airport after breakfast, from where you’ll launch your exploration of Tanzania.

Soaring high over the country, you’ll have a stunning view of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro Highlands on your way to the heart of the Serengeti, where you’ll be greeted by your private driver and set out on a scenic game drive en route to your Serengeti camp.

Day 2-3

Explore the Namiri Plains

You’ve got two full days to explore the beauty of the Namiri Plains today, enjoying both morning and afternoon game drives with a hot lunch back at your camp in between.

Sunrise and sunset are especially spectacular on the Serengeti, with the rising sun setting the plains ablaze as predators such as lions, hyenas, leopards, and cheetahs look for an easy meal.

After your day’s safari is done, you’ll have plenty of time to relax by an open fire and enjoy safari sundowners back at camp – the perfect opportunity to exchange tall tales with your fellow travellers!

If you’re looking for a romantic way to start your day on the Serengeti, a sunrise hot air balloon safari and champagne breakfast is the perfect addition to make your once in a lifetime trip all the more memorable.

Day 4

Flight to Kogatende

You’ll bid farewell to the Central Serengeti after breakfast, boarding your flight to the Kogatende region in the park’s north.

Kogatende offers its visitors front row seats for the thrilling river crossing that takes place each year. Here, tens of thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and antelope attempt the treacherous crossing of the Mara River while opportunistic crocodiles look to snag an easy meal.

Upon arrival in the region, you’ll enjoy a game drive on your way to your camp, where you’ll have the afternoon to settle in ahead of your safari adventures tomorrow.

Day 5-6

Pursuing the Wildebeest Migration

With the Wildebeest Migration and the river crossing impossible to predict, we’ve budgeted two full days to maximize your chances of witnessing the event. With both morning and afternoon game drives taking you out into the park, you’ll have ample opportunities to spot the Big Five, big cats, and the potential of a river crossing.

If you want greater flexibility, the option is always there to have a private car assigned to you, allowing you to stay out in the park from dawn until dusk!

Day 7

Flight to Ruaha National Park

It’s time to bid farewell to the Serengeti and the Northern Circuit today, as you’ll board a morning flight to the country’s hidden gem, Ruaha National Park. Ruaha is a rambling wilderness off the tourist trail, ensuring you’ll have privacy and quiet as you explore.

Upon arrival at Msembe Airstrip, you’ll be transferred to your Ruaha accommodation to get some rest ahead of your safari.

Day 8-9

Exploring Ruaha

Home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations as well as buffalo, lions, and more, Ruaha National Park is an untamed wilderness the likes of which you’ll find nowhere else on earth.

Your stay here is a flexible one, with your luxury tented camp offering multiple activities each day including guided walking safaris, morning and afternoon game drives, full day game drives, night game drives, and more.

Explore the park the way you want to, with plenty of time between activities to soak in the serenity and enjoy the luxurious facilities at your camp.

Day 10


All good things must come to an end! After one last mouth-watering breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to Ruaha, boarding your morning flight to Dar Es Salaam to make your connecting flight or continue your travels.

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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