Epic Tanzania - Safari tour with Tennis Legends

From Kilimanjaro to Kilimanjaro
  • Tanzania
  • Luxury
  • Safari Tours
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Tour Description

In Tanzania, the birthplace of the Safari, your dreams can become a reality. This captivating destination combines magnificent wildlife, vibrant local cultures, and breathtaking landscapes to create an experience that is often hailed as the trip of a lifetime. Now, imagine embarking on this extraordinary adventure with celebrity tennis professionals, John and Patrick McEnroe, as your hosts.

This unique opportunity allows you to explore Africa's most iconic landscapes in the company of these legendary individuals. Together, you'll venture into untouched African safari regions, witnessing the wonders of nature up close. As you traverse the vast horizons, you'll have the chance to observe the mesmerizing chapters of the Great Migration, a truly awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.

The climax of this unforgettable journey occurs when the McEnroe brothers take to the heart of the Serengeti to play the world's first tennis match in this magnificent setting. Picture yourself amidst the untamed beauty of the Serengeti, as the McEnroes display their exceptional tennis skills against the backdrop of a land where boundaries seem limitless.

With an adventurous spirit and the imagination to dream, there are no limits to what you can experience. Join John and Patrick McEnroe on this extraordinary expedition, where Africa's iconic landscapes and the captivating sport of tennis intertwine to create a truly unparalleled adventure.

Introducing an extraordinary opportunity to engage with two legendary figures in the realm of US sports—John and Patrick McEnroe. This exclusive trip offers unparalleled access to the McEnroe brothers, granting you the chance to delve into their remarkable journeys on the professional tennis circuit. Picture yourself engaging in insightful conversations about their careers while embarking on captivating adventures, such as an exhilarating safari drive alongside them. Moreover, you might even find yourself sharing the tennis court with these icons, engaging in an unforgettable game.

The pinnacle of this once-in-a-lifetime experience culminates with a truly historic event—the McEnroe brothers' world-first tennis match in the heart of the awe-inspiring Serengeti. Amidst the breathtaking landscapes of one of Africa's most iconic safari destinations, witness the McEnroes showcase their unparalleled skills in a match that will leave an indelible mark on the annals of tennis history.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to get up close and personal with the McEnroes, gaining unprecedented access and forging unforgettable memories alongside these sporting legends.

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Have the privilege of joining John and Patrick as they visit a traditional Maasai village in Ngorongoro. This visit serves as a platform for cultural exchange, introducing the Maasai youth to the game of tennis.

Experience the unprecedented thrill of witnessing the world's first tennis match in the Serengeti, hosted by the legendary McEnroe Brothers. Set against the backdrop of Africa's iconic safari destination, this event promises to be extraordinary!

The Serengeti is the 8th wonder of the world, a place where dreams come true. With stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife, and vibrant Maasai culture, it's an inspiring destination like no other.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Kilimanjaro Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to the Hotel in Arusha. Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania, located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru. Evening Welcome Reception hosted by the President of Tanzania.

Accommodations: Gran Melia Arusha - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2
Serengeti National Park

Morning transfer to the Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate (Kiligolf) area for the morning tennis, breakfast and tour.

The Estate is situated on 1,040 acres of prime African bush land, nestled between Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. Next, we depart for the airport for a charter flight to the Seronera Airstrip, the gateway to the Serengeti- which will take approximately 30 minutes.

Upon arrival, we will board our luxury safari 4x4 vehicles for the Serengeti Four Seasons Lodge.

The world-famous park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the "big five", named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters: The Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem. African Leopard- these reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the National Park with the population at around 1,000.

After check-in, we will depart for our first of many game drives.

We will stop at various scenic spots for snacks and sundowners and on occasion, tennis in the bush where our support team will build out Tanzania hard clay courts for the occasion.

Serengeti Safari Welcome Dinner in the evening hosted by the Four Seasons.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
Serengeti National Park

Early morning game drive, followed by breakfast and tennis in the bush.

Full day of tennis, spa and optional conservation activities at the Four Seasons Lodge, including a ninety-minute walk through the bush, learning about the finer details you would drive right past in a vehicle.

Led by Resident Lodge Naturalist and accompanied by Maasai guides and armed national park rangers for security, learn all about insects, animal tracks and traditional plant-use.

Evening game drive with sundowners and dinner with the Masai Tribe Experience at the Lodge.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Epic Tennis Match in Serengeti

Early morning game drive with bush breakfast in the park.

In the afternoon, all guests will witness history as our tennis legends play the first tennis match in the heart of the Serengeti.

Surrounded by the Big Five, birds and other animals and an incredible backdrop, this is indeed the highlight of the week.

The Tanzania Tourism Board and Wildlife Authority will build out a special court for the occasion.

In the evening, join the legends and other dignitaries for a special reception to commemorate the event.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Serengeti National Park

What better way to take in the stunning Serengeti landscape than from the air?

Wake up early (we’ll have a quick breakfast ready for you) for an hourlong, sunrise, hot-air balloon flight over the savannah, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush.

In the afternoon we venture back to the tennis court where guests will have a chance to volley and take photographs with legends (and perhaps a few of the Big Five guests).

Early evening final game drive with sundowners and tennis, followed by dinner at the lodge.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, we depart for the Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.

Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth.

The jewel in Ngorongoro’s crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 square kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breath-taking natural wonder.

Our game drive descends into the Ngorongoro Crater through a lush highland forest, with magnificent birdlife to be spotted among the different tree species. Once on the grassy crater floor, you may discover a large variety of grazing herbivores, as well as the predators that are attracted by this abundant supply of prey.

You may see huge flocks of pink flamingo around the shores of the shallow Lake Magadi, while the surrounding swamp is inhabited by hippo. The crater has formed its own ecosystem due to its enclosed nature and is one place where you can certainly tick all the boxes. Sublime scenery, abundant wildlife, it’s very own distinctive Lerai Forest comprised of yellow fever trees and Lake Magadi, a shallow soda lake.

Roam to the east and you will find Gorigor Swamp and the Ngoitokitok Springs where happy pods of hippo can be found. If you are after the ‘The Big Five’, it is all here waiting for you. Black rhino, Tusker elephants, lion, leopard and hyena along with healthy herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra.

Other wildlife includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat-eared foxes, as well as approximately 400 species of colorful birds.

We will spend the full day touring the world-famous crater with a stop for lunch to enjoy sites and animals while dining on a four-course meal with wine. In the evening we will travel to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

& Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Serena Ngorongoro - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
Ngorongoro and Tennis with the Maasai

Wake up early to the views of the Crater and head off on a morning game drive on the Crater floor, abundant with wildlife. View Black Rhino that are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants, big-maned lions stalking the grasslands, and bright pink flamingos crowding the soda lakes.

In the afternoon we get up close and personal with Maasai as we tour the Maasai Cultural Village.

A special court will be built in the village in honor of our tennis legends, the McEnroe’s who will conduct a clinic for the Maasai children. As we leave the village, we will embark on a sunset game drive and return to the lodge for a farewell dinner.

& Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Serena Ngorongoro - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
Ngorongoro Farewell

Enjoy a last early morning game drive before departing for the airstrip for the return private charter flight to Arusha, with a transfer included to Kilimanjaro for your homeward flight or one of our extensions to Zanzibar, Uganda for gorilla trekking.

& Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Serena Ngorongoro - Breakfast

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Seven nights accommodation and three meals daily in Luxury Safari Lodges
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All domestic air and ground transfers throughout the duration of the trip
  • Included Copy 20 Safari game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Included Copy 20 Welcome reception hosted by the President of Tanzania
  • Included Copy 20 Witness the first professional tennis exhibition ever played in the Serengeti
  • Included Copy 20 Attend a VIP dinner with the Legends
  • Included Copy 20 Access to Sponsor Gifting Suite and souvenir swag bag at Legends Tennis match
  • Included Copy 20 All listed excursions in the itinerary
  • Included Copy 7 Gratuities, Visas (if required), insurance and items of a personal nature


  • Included Welcome Reception hosted by the President of Tanzania.
  • Included Enjoy numerous tennis opportunities including tennis in the bush
  • Included Experience many game activities including walking and game drives
  • Included Witness the beauty of an African sunset with an evening game drive with sundowners and before dinner
  • Included Special reception dinner celebrating tennis by the greats in the Serengeti
  • Included Enjoy an exhilarating Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti with champagne bush breakfast
  • Included Enjoy a thrilling safari experience in Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Included Embark on a fascinating tour of the Maasai Cultural Village at Ngorongoro
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