In the Footsteps of Tusk – Tanzania

Tanzania's natural beauty spans the plains of the Serengeti, snow capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, meandering rivers of the Ruaha and the clear crystal waters of the Indian Ocean. A mecca for wildlife on land and in the ocean, Tanzania arguably offers the best "bush & beach" experience in Africa.

Day 1 - 3

Serengeti National Park

Vast, undulating grassy plains scattered with acacia trees and a background of rocky kopjes, the Serengeti provides a picture perfect safari setting. Throughout the year over 1.5 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra constantly migrate throughout the Serengeti eco system – one of the Wonders of the Natural World – providing unique and exhilarating safari moments.

Amongst the richest grazing grounds in Africa, The Serengeti supports a magnificent diversity and abundance of animals, making it one of the safari giants. Even with this exceptional reputation, the Serengeti still manages to surpass expectations time and time again.

Day 4 - 6

Ruaha National Park

The Ruaha National Park is located in the southeast area of Tanzania and exudes an aura of untrammelled wilderness. Holding around a tenth of the world’s lions, at 50,000km2, the Ruaha protects vast tracts of rugged, semi-arid bush that characterises central Tanzania.

Whilst being one of the largest parks in Tanzania, the Ruaha has only a handful camps and lodges. Days can be spent without seeing another soul, coupled with a night under the stars fly camping, creating long lasting memories.

Day 7 - 11


A slice of tropical paradise. Soft white sands fringed by gently swaying palms and warm, marine rich waters is the perfect setting as white sailed dhows journey by.

Known as the “Spice Island” Zanzibar’s deep rooted history is rich with culture brought from the traders of East Africa adding to the flavour of the island. From the markets of stone town to exploring the reefs of the Mnemba Atoll, time on Zanzibar may be the perfect way to end an East African safari.

Tusk Impact

Tusk supports Global Animal Health and The Ruaha Carnivore Project on mainland Tanzania. These projects are dedicated to protecting carnivores within the Serengeti and Ruaha eco-systems as there is often a cross over in land use by pastoralists and wildlife, creating serious human – carnivore conflict as large carnivores tent to cause particaulrly intense conflict. Both projects work hand in hand with the local communities to incentivize human-carnivore co-existence.

Within the Ocean, just off of North East Zanzibar, is the Mnemba House Reef. Tusk supports Oceans without Borders to support their successful regeneration of the reef which has experienced huge decline over the last 20 years due to over fishing, tourism and climate change.


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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Uganda

Once described as “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a country of exquisite contrasts. Dense forests, hazy savannahs, hippo filled lakes, meandering rivers and thundering waterfalls. Home to some of the highest concentration of primates on earth, this itinerary takes you to some of Uganda’s lesser known “pearls”, after spending time with our two closest relatives – chimpanzees and gorillas.

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Rwanda

Known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills”, Rwanda is famous for its magnificent mountain gorillas in the forests of Volcanoes National Park. Home to one-third of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population in the North West, Rwanda’s lesser known lake side savannahs in the East and primate rich forests in the South West makes for a multi layered safari experience, unique to Rwanda.

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Kenya

This is where it all began, on the foothills of Mt Kenya. Thirty years on, and we invite you to follow In the Footsteps of Tusk.
A country of diversity, this journey takes you through Kenya’s wildlife rich areas, and gives access to the next generation of safari.

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