Guy Gordon Presents – Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Last fall Gale and I hosted a WJR Travel Club vacation from Paris to the Beaches of Normandy. Not only was the destination spectacular, but all the details were covered making for a truly worry-free vacation. Best of all, Gale and I absolutely adored getting to know the like-minded WJR listeners each day on tour and over drinks and dinner in the evening. So much so, that we’re excited to announce another “bucket list” experience… a Tanzania Wildlife Safari featuring the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti! We have always dreamed of taking an African safari and we want you to join us in January of 2023!

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 Duluti 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.

Gale and I are so excited to be making this journey and we sincerely hope you will join us.

Guy Gordon

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

Jan. 27-Feb. 7, 2023

12 Days / 11 Nights

Limited to 40 participants!


Friday, January 27, 2023

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

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Arrive in Tanzania
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll meet your driver-guide and transfer to the beautiful Serena Duluti Lodge, our home for the next two nights.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

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 local handicrafts available for purchase. Later we’ll visit the children of Tumaini Orphanage, an orphanage that Cruise & Tour and its safari guests have sponsored. This evening is free to explore or relax at our hotel. (B)

Monday, January 30, 2023

Tarangire National Park
After breakfast and a morning safari briefing, the adventure really begins as we enjoy 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. Some species of baobab trees can live for a thousand years—potentially reaching a stunning height of 80 feet and a diameter of 40 feet. Home to more than 550 different species, Tarangire is particularly popular with bird enthusiasts. The water source of the Tarangire River also provides an excellent opportunity for us to spot some of our first large game of the journey including wildebeest, zebra, elephant, impala, gazelle and more. We will spend two nights at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge. (B, L, D)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tarangire National Park
Today enjoy two full game drives in Tarangire National Park. (B, L, D)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Ngorongoro Crater
Today we say farewell to Tarangire with a morning game drive. En route to Ngorongoro, we’ll visit a Iraqw community to learn about their way of life. Our morning will be complete with a guided tour through a beautiful colonial style coffee plantation at “The Farm.” Here we will learn about the hundreds of species of flora planted throughout the grounds. Following the tour, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in a beautiful setting overlooking the valley. Later, we’ll travel to Ngorongoro Crater to check in at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, perched on the jagged rim of the crater. A blend of luxury and ethnic style, the lodge is literally built right into the crater’s rim, affording endless views of the crater below. (B, L, D)

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Ngorongoro Crater
An abundance of food and water in the Ngorongoro Crater make it the perfect home for more than 30,000 large mammals. 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 a natural population of black rhino. (B, L, D)

Friday, February 3, 2023

Southern Serengeti Plains
This morning after breakfast 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 archaeological site, widely regarded as the cradle of mankind and the most important prehistoric site in the world. It is at Olduvai where remains of Zinjanthropus, the world’s first humans, were discovered by Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey over 50 years ago. Upon arrival at the Lake Masek Tented Lodge, we’ll check in, have lunch and prepare for our afternoon game drive. Our luxury tented camp, located by the shores of Lake Masek in Ndutu, is perfectly situated between the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park and the northwest side of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It’s on these surrounding plains that wildebeest cows congregate in the thousands to give birth. The intention is to overwhelm the predators by sheer numbers when the young calves are at their most vulnerable but, as you’d expect, there are plenty of predators and lots of action at this time of year. (B, L, D with complimentary beer & wine)
Optional Experience: A thrilling hot air balloon over the Serengeti followed by a Champagne breakfast on the Serengeti plains.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Southern Serengeti Plains
Today enjoy two full game drives in Serengeti National Park. (B, L, D)

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Southern Serengeti Plains
Today enjoy two full game drives in Serengeti National Park. (B, L, D)

Monday, February 6, 2023

Fly to Arusha
Flight schedule permitting, we’ll embark on our final game drive prior to our flight to Arusha. After lunch at the Serena Duluti Lodge, you’ll have a day room for relaxation prior to departure for the airport for our evening overnight flight to Amsterdam. (B, L, D)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Homeward Bound
We arrive in Amsterdam early in the morning and connect to our flight to the USA, arriving in the afternoon, filled with memories of our African adventure that we will treasure forever.



  • International economy class airfare from Detroit (other gateways available upon request)
  • Local in-country flight
  • All transportation in Tanzania including exclusive use of 4x4 vehicles with pop-up roof on the safari sector
  • First class hotel accommodations
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Expert English speaking driver-guides
  • All tips including driver-guide, service staff and porters
  • Flying doctor service
  • Park entrance fees
  • All taxes & fees as of 3/1/22
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including safari coordinator

Not Included

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Any newly imposed or increased Tanzania government taxes, fees or airline surcharges
  • Optional balloon safari
  • Baggage fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport fees, visa fee (currently $100), vaccinations, air upgrades, COVID testing, etc.

All guests may be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/ operator and are subject to change at any time. Masks may be required to be worn during portions of your trip and specific requirements will vary by destination governing bodies and travel vendor/operator. Any costs associated with these requirements shall be at the travelers’ expense. This shall not release the passenger from the cancellation policy stated above or be grounds for adjustment of the price of the travel arrangements reserved.


Was I dreaming when I found myself showering outdoors beneath the stars with a panoramic view of the Serengeti below, listening to a lion roar as the sun was rising on one end and a full moon glowing on the other? The most touching part was seeing the joyful greeting we received at Tumaini orphanage! Thank you for a truly amazing African safari experience.
- Mary Butler
In September, 2015 we went on our "Dream" trip to Tanzania, Africa with Peggy Crull as our host, she is a wonderful host and a very fun filled person, not a day went by without laughter. We had the time of our lives, saw the “Big 5,” more kinds of animals than I can mention and they were roaming right outside our lodges! Picnics in the wild with China and Champagne! Our drivers were wonderful and kept us safe and lodges and food were incredible.
- Shari McVeigh


Tarangire Sopa Lodge
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Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
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Lake Masek Tented Lodge
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