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Aerial view of the Wildebeest Migration, Tanzania

Experiences

Conservation and luxury on a Tanzania safari

A tantalizing mix of safari, conservation, and out-and-out relaxation, this adventurous experience takes you to some of the most exotic corners of Tanzania. See the Great Migration of the Serengeti, hunt with the Hadzas and lunch with the Maasai, before digging your toes into the sugar sand of Zanzibar’s beaches. A unique immersion in all aspects of wonderful Tanzania.

When to go
Jul-Oct
From price
$9,500 pp*
Ideal length
10 nights

DELIVER AID & MEET THE MAASAI

Step into your jeep and begin your exploration of Tanzania’s people, wildlife, and landscape by driving the entirety of stunning Lake Manyara National Park. Delivering essential malaria nets and life straws to villages along the way, you’ll tour the bottom of the Rift Valley Escarpment, seeing a profusion of incredible wildlife as your wheels splash through the river crossings.

You’ll climb the Ngorongoro Crater to reach the mixed herds of the Maasai land beyond. Here, in a remote private concession of nearly 900,000 acres of pristine wilderness, you’ll rendezvous with your mobile camp. Here begins a journey over the Serengeti with your camp set up at prime spots to best take in the proliferation of birdlife and animals that these green and gold plains are famous for.

An itinerary designed to enable those who’d like to gain a greater understanding of the people of this region and their way of lfe, Pelorus offers a chance to meet the Maasai. Beneath the shade of spreading acacias, you’ll break bread in the bush with this remarkable tribe. Afterward, engage in a rare hands-on role in local conservation—guided by experts—as you collar an elephant, wild dog, or a lion.

HUNT WITH THE HADZA & LIONS

Onto Hadzabe, accompanied by a guide who will uncover hidden symbioses in the local ecosystem, such as the remarkable interaction between active volcanoes and lactating wildebeest. On foot, you’ll reach stargazer tents where, surrounded by pristine nature, you’ll be dazzled by the views overhead.

Afterward you’ll meet the eponymous Hadza tribe. You’ll journey with them through the veld foraging for honey and berries, or while stalking something to cook over the evening’s fire.

Probe south into Ruaha National Park, home to a tenth of the continent’s lion population. After enjoying a sundowner, see both sides of this stunning park by night and by day, on four wheels and by foot, with the expert guides sharing the secrets of their tracking skills along the way.

CHEETAH CONNECTION & ZANZIBAR PARADISE

You’ll discover the lengths to which naturalists are going to restore the habitats of cheetahs, and the bonds they form with these empathetic big cats. You’ll learn of the perpetual threat from poachers in this region. Pelorus will also gain exclusive access for you to see the conservation efforts to protect Africa’s charismatic—and increasingly rare—wild dog.

Take a flight to Zanzibar and the azure Indian Ocean traversed by dhows with billowing white sails. Relax in your remote thatch-and-stone chattel, surrounded by turtle-and-dolphin-rich water that invites snorkeling, diving, or merely dipping a toe from the comfort of the white sand beach.

Restless for the next experience, visit the UNESCO-listed Stone Town with its fascinating trading port past. This melting pot of Swahili, Arab, Indian and European influences is fascinating, and it’s a legacy that’s reflected on the narrow winding streets with their immersive Indian bazaars, mosques, and the engraved Zanzibar double doorways.

Take an Island spice tour to explore the unique culinary scene here, before, having worked up an appetite, catching dinner on a deep-sea fishing trip. Your final few days will be spent absorbing the peace and beauty of Tanzania.

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation. This is based on 2 adults and 2 children traveling for 10 nights excluding international flights.