The Luxury Safari Company is offering a new itinerary to the isolated corners of Tanzania, available from July to October 2024. The 10-day private tour will take guests from the wildlife-rich Wetlands in the south to the dry, open plains of the Serengeti in the north of Tanzania. Highlights include viewing the great wildebeest migration and a hands-on opportunity to get involved with local conservation.
The trip starts with a three-night stay at Serengeti Safari Camp; a luxury mobile camp, which follows Tanzania’s wildebeest migration and wildlife movement. The remoteness of this part of the Serengeti can mean surprise wildlife visits to the camp at night, and expert guides are on hand to escort guests at all times. The tents are furnished with en-suite bathrooms; communal meals are enjoyed around the fire pit.
The tour moves to Asilia Usangu Expeditions Camp in the Usangu Wetlands, situated deep in the remote southern corner of Ruaha National Park. The conservation-focused safari camp is the only camp for nearly 40 miles and guests will spend three nights there. The area is still largely undiscovered and Asilia is working with local authorities to study and protect the fragile Usangu wetlands ecosystem. This portion of the tour is dedicated to supporting the current research projects. Guests are encouraged to get involved with activities, including installing camera traps in the bush, wildlife-collaring and monitoring wildlife sightings. The expeditionary nature of this location allows for a diverse activity offering, and while there, guests can embark on walking safaris, game drives, night drives, canoeing and boating. Ruaha has one of the country’s largest elephant populations and around a tenth of the world’s lions offering plenty of game viewing opportunities.
For the final four nights, the tour will move to the heights of the Ikuka escarpment overlooking the Mwagusi River for an alternative experience of the Ruaha National Park. This area of Ruaha is particularly known for its high predator concentrations, particularly lion, leopard and the endangered wild dog. Each of the six spacious tents at the Ikuka Safari Camp offer panoramic views over the savannah. The camp’s central communal area consists of a well-stocked bar, lounge area, dining space, swimming pool with deck and an upstairs library area.
Besides game drives and wildlife viewing from a canoe, experiences include night drives that incorporate thermal monocular technology to watch wildlife after dark (without disturbing them) and walking safaris deep into the bush.