Wildlife Safari in Tanzania October 31 - November 11, 2018

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.

If you want to combine the best of African wildlife with the comfort, sophistication, and security of several of East Africa's remarkable game lodges, Tanzania is both the most accessible country and the most reliable. 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 one of the earth's largest natural game preserves, you'll observe the big cats stalking wildebeest; zebras; and gazelles moving in herds as large as a lake. You'll come upon herds of cape buffalo near the tree-lined rivers that ribbon through the savannas, and, in one of earth's largest skies, the most amazing variety of birds anywhere on the planet. You'll visit a Maasai village and learn about the fascinating culture of this indigenous people, who have existed through the millennia in perfect harmony with their environment. You'll also visit the renowned sites of Oldupai Gorge, famous as the archaeological site where the Leakeys discovered the bones of early humans, and the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world's greatest arenas of wildlife.

A safari in Tanzania offers not just another wildlife tour, but a journey into the heart of nature. On the immense plain of the Serengeti, where a million 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 included are excellent throughout. For those wishing to extend their visit, this safari offers an optional post-tour extension to Zanzibar, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. This year, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of the wild kingdom.