East Africa has been among the W&L Traveller's most popular destinations. Why? It may be that wildlife safaris in Tanzania and Kenya are habit forming. Once you've experienced the unforgettable, you have a natural longing to relive the adventure. Indeed, at the end of each safari, we've promised our travelers that we'll return soon, for there is no place on earth that presents life and the natural order of things more eloquently.
For the traveler who wants to combine the best of African wildlife with the surprising comfort, sophistication, and security of East Africa's newest game lodges, Tanzania offers irresistible appeal. Here you'll find the big five-lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and cape buffalo-at home in the fenceless immensity of the Serengeti. In the vast stillness of the Ngorogoro Crater, one of the earth's largest natural game preserves, you'll observe the big cats stalking wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle moving in herds as large as a lake. You'll come upon families of hippos wallowing in the tree-lined rivers that ribbon through the savannas, and, in one of mankind's earliest homes, the Olduvai Gorge, you'll learn about the discoveries of Zinzanthropos and the fascinating footprints at Laetoli by famed archeologists Louis and Mary Leakey.
Tanzania offers more than just another wildlife tour, but a journey into the heart of nature. On the immense arena of the Serengeti, where millions of animals still live in total freedom, the drama of creation plays out each day. Happily, you'll still be able to sleep at night, for the accommodations that we've reserved are really quite remarkable. The new Serena properties throughout our itinerary offer ingenious architecture, spacious bedrooms, and delicious meals, as well as easy access to game viewing.
For travelers wishing to extend their visit to East Africa, we're offering a five-day optional extension to exotic Zanzibar. Our accommodations include the renowned Zanzibar Serena Inn on the coast of the Indian Ocean.