Deeper Africa A World's Best Awards winner, this trusted safari operator offers adventures like lion-spotting excursions in Ruaha and cruises down the Selous's Rufiji River, home to hippos and crocodiles. deeperafrica. com; 10 nights from US$8,445 per person. Extraordinary Journeys This boutique tour operator specializing in East Africa is run by mother-daughter duo Marcia and Elizabeth Gordon—featured on the A-List, T+L's best travel advisors. Ruaha and the Selous are some of their many offerings in Tanzania. 1-212/226-7331; firstname.lastname@example.org.