Legendary Expeditions

Arusha, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve & Serengeti, Tanzania

Unscripted adventures in over 2 million acres of protected wilderness

Journey between a luxury lodge, two tented camps, a migrational camp that follow the wildebeest, and an urban retreat, all with your private guide for your safari, your way.

Connect to your wild within

Leave behind your expectations and pack only your sense of adventure. Escape to some of the last truly wild places on the planet for a safari experience of sophisticated luxury without the confines of a schedule.

With 5 lodges and camps in 7 iconic locations, your journey starts in Arusha and then heads to the celebrated Northern Circuit of Tanzania, following the path of the last Great Migration on earth.

Embracing the luxury of letting go, Legendary Expeditions offers stylish camps and lodges together with a safari ethos fully committed to being connected, real and personal. This is your safari, at your pace.  Each booking is allocated a private vehicle and guide who has intimate knowledge of the area and is flexible to your needs and interests. This makes the joy of discovering untamed Africa possible, without needing to script the whole adventure.

Legendary Expeditions, a Friedkin Tanzanian Company, has a deep commitment to making a positive impact through eco-tourism. The Friedkin Conservation Fund (FCF) was established for the purpose of conserving 2 million acres of Tanzania’s protected area; including its wildlife, wilderness and the local stakeholders of these natural resources.

FAST FACTS

RATES

Mwiba Lodge:
US$ 1 470 – US$ 1 930 per person per night

Mila Tented Camp:
US$ 1 010 – US$ 1 330 per person per night

Songa Tented Camp:
US$ 800 – US$ 1 055 per person per night

Nyasi Migrational Camp:
US$ 800 – US$ 1 055 per person per night

Legendary Lodge:
US$ 350 – US$ 475 per person per night

ACCESS

Fly:
International flights into Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Internal scheduled charter flights connect all camps.

Drive:
Road transfers are possible on shorter routes.

CHILDREN

All Camps:
Children of all ages are welcome at Legendary Lodge. Children under 4 years of age are not permitted at Mwiba Lodge, Mila Tented Camp, Songa Tented Camp and Nyasi Migrational Camp due to safety concerns.

What we love

Classic Portfolio Since 1993

Off the beaten path

Discover pristine wilderness areas away from the crowds.

Your safari, your pace

Each booking is allocated a private guide and 4×4 ensuring total freedom.

wildlife and Culture

A rich tapestry of experiences from the wildebeest herds to dancing with Datoga.

Vast Conservation

A safari and conservation company with access to 2 million acres of wilderness.

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The impact of your stay

This is not about the camps alone, but equally the journey between. With Legendary Expeditions you explore remote and unspoilt regions with your private guide. From 4×4 drives and safari walks to hunting with the Hadzabe, dancing with the Datoga and following the migration, your expedition is underpinned by a philanthropic vision and the Friedkin Conservation Fund (FCF).

FCF is actively involved in supporting conservation and community development by working closely with the Wildlife Division of Tanzania and supporting anti-poaching operations, innovative community projects, and various research programs.

Every stay contributes through:

  • Staying at Mwiba Lodge and paying US$ 160 Mwiba Conservation Fee per person daily.
  • This fee contributes directly to conservation, habitat protection and anti-poaching management of the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve.
  • Staying here also directly contributes to the communities and local tribes who are stakeholders in the eco-tourism success of the reserve.
  • Interacting with the Datoga and Hadzabe tribes makes a positive contribution and empowers the women through the Datoga selling bracelets and crafts, and the Hadzabe women to gather honey, roots and bulbs. 
  • Staying at Nyasi Migrational Camp, Songa Tented Camp or Mila Tented Camp and paying between US$ 142 and US$ 154 Serengeti National Park Fees.
  • These fees are essential for the park management of the 3,6 million acre Serengeti National Park.  
  • A significant portion of all bednight revenue is reinvested back into the local indigenous cultures, communities, government and wildlife conservation efforts.

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Legendary Expeditions
Lodges & Camps

Tanzania's Northern Circuit

Mwiba Wildlife Reserve

Mwiba Lodge

Mwiba Lodge, a secluded, sophisticated haven set among massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, overlooking a rocky gorge, is the flagship safari experience in the Legendary Expeditions portfolio. Built in harmony with this spectacular natural backdrop, Mwiba Lodge offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventure. This exclusive lodge mixes both traditional and modern design elements, creating an inviting, sophisticated hideaway. 

The interiors artfully integrate the natural surroundings and the ten double suites all give way to a wide-open layout.  The bathrooms have large soaking tubs with private outside showers.

The main lounge and lower deck with an infinity-edge pool overlooks three springs where guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of a constant parade of wildlife.

Located in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, a conservation concession dedicated to the balance between wildlife and communities, this area is only available to a handful of guests, facilitating an excellent, uncrowded safari experience within the greater Serengeti eco-system.

SEASONALITY: Open all year 2022; closed 1 April – 15 May 2023

CHILDREN: 4+ years

Mwiba Lodge

10 Tented Suites

from US$ 1 470 per person per night
All meals and house drinks.
Private guide and safari vehicle.
Bush walks with a professional walking guide.
Night game drives.
Datoga and Hadzabe cultural experiences.
Fly camping (extra).
Helicopter safaris (extra).
Welcome spa treatment.
Massages (extra)
Full laundry service
Workout room, pool, wine cellar and library
WiFi

Nyasirori Serengeti

Mila Tented Camp

Mila Tented is now located in the western corridor of the Serengeti; an area teeming with impressive lion prides, impossibly rich sunsets, and endless grassy savannahs. 

Boasting close proximity to the Grumeti River and phenomenal year-round wildlife encounters, Mila is ideal for those seeking a classic, tented safari experience. 

With five tented rooms and a two-bedroom family tent, Mila Tented Camp draws inspiration from the Hadzabe, who are known for their honey. This is reflected in the natural linens, textiles, and colours that blend into the environment and welcome travellers to soak up the beautiful surroundings, both inside and out.

Guests staying at Mila Tented Camp are allocated a private vehicle and guide per booking and together with undertaking a safari adventure, have the ability to take to the sky in a scenic hot air balloon trip. There is also the option of fly camping for those who want a real sense of adventure and a night under the stars.

SEASONALITY: Closed 6 Jan – 30 Apr 2022 & 1 April – 15 May 2023

CHILDREN: 4+ year

Mila Tented Camp

5 Tented Room &
1 2-bedroom family suite

from US$ 1 010 per person per night
All meals and house drinks.
Private guide and safari vehicle.
Bush Dining
Fly camping (extra).
Hot Air Ballooning (extra).
Light laundry service.
WiFi

Serengeti National Park

Songa Tented Camp

Re-opening in Kogatende in the Northern Serengeti 1 July 2022.
 
Songa is taking up permanent residence in the Kogatende area of the northern Serengeti, and will become known as “Songa Tented Camp”. After it’s final stint in the south where it currently is operating, the camp will close for the end of season on the 31st of March and reopen in the north on the 1st of July.
 
Though no longer a migrational camp, Songa Tented Camp will retain its same look and feel, as well as tent setups. The option of the “Private Camp” is there available, and every booking will be allocated a private safari vehicle for game drives.

SEASONALITY: Closed 1 April – 31 May 2023
 
CHILDREN: 4+ years

Songa Tented Camp

8 Tented Rooms &
1 2-bedroom Family Tent

from US$ 800 per person per night
All meals and house drinks.
Private guide and safari vehicle.
Morning, afternoon and full day game drives.
Bush walks with professional walking guide.
Light laundry service.
WiFi (limited).
Hot air ballooning (extra).

Serengeti National Park

Nyasi Migrational Camp

Following the herds, Nyasi Migrational Camp operates as a seasonal camp across 2 locations within the Serengeti. The classic design of the camp has been adapted to complement the environment allowing you to feel connected to your surrounds as you follow the ever-moving migration.
 
The mobile camp has 8 en-suite tents and a family tent (2 en-suite rooms and a shared lounge) is pitched as a split camp whereby one side of the camp has 6 tents and the other side 2 tents and the family tent. Each half of the camp faces in a different direction and is fully contained with its own lounge and dining facility, using natural habitat to ensure maximum privacy at each camp. The smaller side with 2 tents and the family tent has the option to become a ‘Private Camp’. Every booking is allocated a private safari vehicle for game drives and are seated at separate dining tables for mealtimes.
 
SEASONALITY:
North / Lamai: 1 June to 30 September 2022; 1 July – 15 October 2023
South / Serengeti: 15 December – 31 March 2023; 15 December 2023 – 31 March 2024
 
These are the planned dates for camp mobilisation and are subject to change. The camp follows the migratory route of the wildebeest and should the herds move earlier or later than expected, the camp may be mobilised accordingly. 
 
CHILDREN: 4+ years

Nyasi Migrational Camp

8 Tented Rooms &
1 2-bedroom Family Tent

from US$ 800 per person per night
All meals and house drinks.
Private guide and safari vehicle.
Full day migration safaris.
Bush walks with professional walking guide (south only).
Night game drives (south only).
Cultural experience (south only).
Light laundry service.
WiFi (limited).

Mwiba Wildlife Reserve

Mwiba Fly Camping

Found in the Greater Serengeti, guests staying in the private concession, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve at Mwiba Lodge, have the option to experience a night under the stars in a truly magnificent fly-camp. The team will set up camp in a perfect location where guests spend the night in total comfort, but without the modern conveniences, allowing one to explore the extraordinary sense of isolation and build a closer relationship with nature without distractions.

There are a maximin of 4 tents available (twin or double configuration) and shared bathroom facilities of a bucket shower with warm water and a long drop toilet. Your guide is with you at all times and a watchman/Askati gaurds for wildlife at night.

Fly-camping is the perfect getaway for those seeking a full immersion into the wilderness… As guests are led to an unspecified location, all that is certain, is that it will be the most memorable experience of their safari.

SEASONALITY: Only operational from June to end October. 

CHILDREN: 8+ years

Mwiba
Fly Camping

4 Tents

SURCHARGE from US$ 210 per person per night
Available from Mwiba Lodge only.
Requires a minimum of 6 guests.
Children 8+ years welcome. Children 8 – 15 years must share with an adult.
No charging facilities. Light is by lanterns, torch and candlelight only.
WiFi (none available)

Arusha

Legendary Lodge

Legendary Lodge is one of a kind: it is a luxury property located on the outskirts of Arusha, set in a lush tropical garden surrounded by a working coffee farm. Enjoy inspiring views of Mount Meru from the privacy of your own garden cottage while their staff takes care of your every whim. Conveniently located, the lodge is a 10 minute drive from the Arusha Airport and 1 to 2 hours’ drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.  

The 10 one-bedroom cottages and 2 two-bedroom cottages each have private verandahs and stunning views of Mount Meru that make for the perfect place to relax before or after a safari. 

Indulge in gourmet meals served at the old farmhouse. Meal times are flexible and guests are accommodated at their convenience. Wake up calls are accompanied by freshly brewed coffee and tea along with a full English breakfast. Enjoy candle-lit dinners along the verandah. The Legendary Spa offers a full range of professional services. After a long flight, ease your body into African time with a relaxing massage or reflexology treatment. After your safari, rehydrate your skin with a personalised face or body treatment. Whatever your pleasure, Legendary Lodge will ensure a truly legendary experience.

SEASONALITY: All year 2022; Closed 1 – 30 April 2023

CHILDREN: All ages

Legendary Lodge

10 Garden Cottages &
2 FAMILY COTTAGES

from US$ 350 per person per night
Airport transfers ex Arusha Airport.
Half board including breakfast and dinner.
Pre-stocked soft drinks in the mini bar and a fruit basket.
Massages (extra).
Members Club gym and recreation facilities.
Laundry service (extra).
WiFi

Legendary Expeditions
FEATURED OFFER

Stay Longer

Pay 25% less on the accommodation rate when staying 5-nights or more at combination of at Legendary Lodge, Mwiba Lodge, Mila Tented Camp, Nyasi Migrational Camp and Songa Tented Camp or in a single camp. 

VALID: 6 January – 19 December 2022

Legendary Expeditions
featured journey

Connected Adventure

Leave your expectations behind and pack only a sense of adventure. Immerse into safari life where you taste local flavours, migrate with the herds, interact with nature and identify big bull elephants. This journey starts and ends in Kilimanjaro.

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Getting there

FLY

International flights into Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam International Airports.

Various light aircraft charter companies fly to Mwiba Airstrip, Lamai Airstrip, Kirawira Airstrip, and Kogatende Airstrip.

HELICOPTER EXCURIONS

All scenic helicopter excursions depart from Mwiba Lodge with the option of scenic transfers between various destinations. Short helicopter trips are available in camp and are payable directly by guests.

COVID TRAVEL

Legendary Expeditions complies with well-considered SOPs to provide the safest possible environment for guests and staff while ensuring a truly authentic experience.

PCR testing can be managed at Mwiba Lodge and Legendary Lodge for guests requiring this for international return flights. For Songa Tented Camp, guests will have to drive to Kogatende airstrip for the test.

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Getting to Legendary Lodge

FLY

Arusha Airport is only 15 minutes’ drive from Legendary Lodge and Kilimanjaro International Airport is about 90 minutes’ drive away. 

NOTE

Complimentary arrival and departure transfers from/to both airports are included in every booking.

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Getting to Mwiba Lodge & Nyasi Migrational Camp (South)

FLY

Guests can fly by scheduled or private charter flights from Arusha to Mwiba Airstrip. From the airstrip it is a 15 minute drive to Mwiba Lodge, and 45 minutes to Nyasi Migrational Camp (South).

Conservation & park fees are charged when using landing strips in Serengeti National Park.

DRIVE

It is a 3-hour drive from the Ngorongoro Crater to Mwiba Lodge.

Ndutu Airstrip in the Serengeti National Park is a 2,5-hour game drive away.

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Getting to Mila Tented Camp

FLY

Guests can fly by scheduled or private charter flights to Kirawira Airstrip in the western corridor of the Serengeti. 

DRIVE

From Kirawira airstrip, it is a 45 minute drive to Mila Tented Camp.

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Getting to Nyasi Migrational Camp (North)

FLY

Guests can fly by scheduled or private charter flights to Kogatende (1st choice) or Lamai (if bridge not operational) in the northern part of the Serengeti National Park.

DRIVE

Nyasi Migrational Camp is a 25 minute drive from Kogatende Airstrip (need to cross the Mara River by bridge) and 1 hour from Lamai Airstrip (no rivers to cross).

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Getting to Songa Tented Camp

FLY

Guests can fly by scheduled or private charter flights to Kogatende Airstrip in the northern part of the Serengeti National Park.

DRIVE

Songa Tented Camp is a 45-minute game drive from Kogatende Airstrip.

Availability

Contact

Email:
reservations@legendaryexpeditions.co.tz safari@legendaryexpeditions.co.tz (DMC Services)

Tel:
+255 787 993 077+255 743 647 344 (DMC)

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8am – 5pm. Friday 8am – 4pm. Saturday 8am – 1pm. Based at Legendary Lodge, Tanzania.

Please note that the availability shown – particularly for peak periods from 01 June to 31 August and 20 December to 05 January – is to be viewed as a guideline only due to operational processes involved. Confirmations will only be deemed valid if received in writing by our reservations team.