Cruise & Tour presents Tanzania Wildlife Safari

During our journey through the great game reserves of Tanzania, we’ll have many chances to see countless species of African wildlife. Elephant, lion, zebra, cheetah, hippo, rhino, crocodile, giraffe, ostrich, thousands of wildebeest… and many, many more, all in their natural habitat. Our expert driver-guides will get us amazingly close to the animals in 6-passenger open-roof safari vehicles, with each person guaranteed a window seat.

Speaking of safari guides, it is the people who take care of us along the way who will make you absolutely fall in love with Tanzania. These are literally the kindest and hardest working people you will ever meet. From our daily game drives with our safari guides to the staff at each hotel, it really doesn’t get any better than this.

We’ve selected first-rate accommodations throughout our journey that both highlight the natural beauty of Tanzania and put us in the best locations for wildlife viewing. Upon arrival in Tanzania, we’ll check into the lovely Serena Arusha Lodge to rest up for the adventure to come. In Tarangire National Park we’ll call the Tarangire Sopa Lodge home for two nights. Next, it’s two nights of awe-inspiring views at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, perched high atop the Ngorongoro Crater floor on its jagged rim. Then it’s on to the grandest of grand finales. In the Southern Serengeti we’ll take over the perfect luxury tented camp. This is what sets our safari apart. The big operators simply can’t stay here and skip this region. But not us! This is where migration will be and let me tell you, prepare to be blown away on our 5 game drives in this region. We’ll spend three nights at the luxury Lake Masek Tented Lodge for a true “Out of Africa” experience.

Peggy is in her fourth decade of traveling the world and leading groups. The hundreds of cruises and land tours she has led have taken her and her travelers to all seven continents, most many times. Whether the focus of a trip is the wonders of nature, an amazing city or the pure joy of cruising, her mission is always the same - to make it easy for their travelers to explore the world, see incredible sights, and experience cultures so different from our own.

Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $2599
International Airfare Included!

Jan. 26 – Feb. 6, 2024

12 Days / 11 Nights

Limited to 24 participants!


Friday, January 26, 2024

Depart USA
Today we begin our exciting journey with our flight bound for Arusha, Tanzania.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Arrive Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, we will be met by your guide and transferred to the beautiful Serena Arusha Game Lodge where our rooms for the next two nights await.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Explore Arusha
Today we’ll discover the city of Arusha, meet its warm people, and tour a village to see locals blow glass, weave, and make fine handicrafts. Later we will meet the children of Tumaini Orphanage, sponsored by Cruise & Tour and its safari guests.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Tarangire National Park
After breakfast and safari briefing, the adventure begins with our first game drive in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s newest and least developed national park. Tarangire is famous for its large number of elephants and the baobab tree. The water source of the Tarangire River provides an excellent opportunity to spot some of the first large game of the journey including wildebeest, zebra, elephant, impala, gazelle and more.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Tarangire National Park
Enjoy two full game drives in Tarangire National Park.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Ngorongoro Crater
Following a morning game drive, we’ll visit an Iraqw community to learn about their way of life. We’ll continue to the Farm House and enjoy a guided tour of the “The Farm,” learning about the natural history of a colonial-style coffee plantation. After lunch, we’ll travel to Ngorongoro crater and check into our lodge, built in the craters rim, affording endless views of the crater below.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we’ll descend into one of the largest unbroken craters on earth. The grassy plains on the crater’s floor are a permanent home to huge herds of common zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also the best place to see the natural population of black rhino.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Southern Serengeti Plains
This morning, we’ll depart for the Southern Serengeti Plains. On our way we’ll stop at the far end of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to see the Olduvai Gorge archeological site, widely regarded as the cradle of mankind and the most important prehistoric site in the world. Upon arrival at Lake Masek Tented Lodge, we will check in, have lunch, and prepare for our afternoon game drive. Our camp, located by the shores of Lake Masek, is perfectly situated between the plains of Serengeti National Park and the northwest side of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It’s on these plains that wildebeest cows congregate in tens of thousands to give birth. As you’d expect, there are plenty of predators and lots of action at this time of year.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Southern Serengeti Plains
Enjoy two full game drives in Serengeti National Park. One of the world’s greatest experiences, floating in a hot air balloon over the plains of the Serengeti, is offered as an optional tour today.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Southern Serengeti Plains
Enjoy two full game drives in Serengeti National Park

Monday, February 5, 2024

Fly to Arusha
Following a short game drive, we’ll fly to Arusha, have lunch, and relish an afternoon of relaxation. With blissful memories in tow, an evening flight from Arusha brings your Tanzania Wildlife Safari to a conclusion.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Homeward Bound
We arrive home today, filled with memories of our African adventure that we will treasure forever.



  • Roundtrip airport transfers from Milwaukee to Chicago
  • Economy Class Roundtrip Airfare International flights from Chicago (ORD)*
  • Local In-Country Flight in Tanzania
  • Premium Hotel Accommodations throughout Tanzania including luxury tented camp experience **
  • All Ground Transportation including Exclusive Use of 4x4 vehicles with Pop-Up Roof
  • Expert English-speaking driver-guides
  • 25 Meals (9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners)
  • Gratuities for driver-guide, service staff and porters
  • Flying Doctor Service in Tanzania
  • Park entrance fees in Tanzania
  • Donation to Tumaini for Africa Orphanage
  • Taxes and Fees as of 3/1/2023
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including safari coordinator


Extraordinary Experiences

  • Lake Masek Luxury Tented Lodge
  • Quest for the “Big 5”, the crème de la crème of African wildlife, while on safari
  • Meet the children of Tumaini Orphanage, sponsored by Cruise & Tour and its safari guests.
  • Adventure-filled game drives, the highlight of every African safari!

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances

Not Included

  • Increases in taxes, fees, or surcharges after 3/1/2023
  • Travel insurance
  • Air upgrades
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Optional tours
  • Tanzania visa
  • Items of a personal nature


This was one of my finest trips and far exceeded my expectations. The accommodations were first class, and the entire trip was well organized. The Safari guides they chose were highly skilled, knowledgeable, and knew where to find the animals. The hotel personnel were very helpful and friendly. Even the “tent” accommodations in the Serengeti were as fancy as first-class hotels and very safe.
- Jame
Wow! The tour Peggy and Dennis led in Tanzania was beyond our wildest imaginations! We felt completely safe and pampered by their choice of outstanding accommodations and the game drives that brought us so close to wildlife. Their in-country staff were extraordinary, going above and beyond to help us have the most amazing African experience. Peggy, in particular, made sure that every aspect of the trip met her high standards of excellence.
- Heather


Tarangire Sopa Lodge
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Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
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Lake Masek Tented Lodge
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Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement (Limited Availability)
$2,599 Per Single
Optional Serengeti Hot Air Balloon
$699 Per Person
Business Class Air Upgrade (Based on Availability)
$4,499 Per Person
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A $1,500 per person deposit is required with your reservation.
A second deposit in the amount of $2,500 is due 6/30/24.
Final payment due 9/28/2023.
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