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The McEnroe Brothers are hosting a Tanzania tour for tennis fans

Adventure travel company Viva Expeditions has signed up the tennis legends to escort an historic tour to the African nation.

Explore the plains of the Serengeti with Viva Expeditions.

Premium adventure travel company Viva Expeditions has unveiled an extraordinary opportunity for tennis aficionados and adventure seekers, with a new exclusive tour of Tanzania uniquely hosted by iconic tennis legends, John and Patrick McEnroe.

Departing on 1 December round-trip from Kilimanjaro, the 'Epic Tanzania' tour promises to be a historic event in the world of tennis, granting tennis fans and adventure enthusiasts the remarkable privilege of witnessing the McEnroe brothers engage in the world's first-ever tennis match against the backdrop of the Serengeti.

The journey commences with a warm welcome reception graced by Tanzania's first female President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, alongside other dignitaries from the region.

This exclusive eight-day itinerary blends the magic of iconic Tanzanian safari experiences with daily tennis activities and a taste of unparalleled five-star luxury hospitality.

Tennis fans can visit Tanzania with the seven-time Grand Slam winner.

Some of the tour's highlights include a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon ride over the savannah, picturesque game drives within the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, tennis matches amidst the wild bushland, an authentic dining experience hosted by members of the indigenous Maasai tribe and an inspiring visit to the Maasai Cultural Village where the McEnroes will run a tennis clinic for local children.

Guests embarking on this extraordinary adventure will luxuriate in accommodation provided by renowned luxury lodges, including the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, perched next to a waterhole known for frequent elephant visits.

What sets this tour apart is the unprecedented access it offers to the McEnroe brothers. Guests can enjoy private conversations with the tennis legends during exclusive dinners and cocktail functions and hear firsthand about unique McEnroe experiences on tour, join in private game drives and even have the chance to play tennis with these iconic athletes.

Viva Expeditions Managing Director, Rachel Williams, the exclusive wholesaler of this tour in Australasia, has noted the growing popularity of hosted tours like this.

“They offer a chance to experience a destination in a totally unique way alongside other travellers who share their passions and interests, taking the idea of a bucket-list trip to a whole new level.”

The McEnroes will host a tennis clinic for African children during the tour.

The 'Epic Tanzania' tour is a collaborative venture between Tanzania Tourism and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

A portion of the proceeds will be devoted to promoting grassroots sports in Tanzania through a partnership with the Tanzanian Tennis Federation.

Additionally, the tour will support the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, which seeks to create opportunities for disadvantaged youth through tennis in and around the New York area.

John McEnroe said he is passionately interested in growing the game of tennis in Africa.

“To me, it's always been a worldwide game. The win for me would be to make the game more accessible and affordable,” he said.

The 'Epic Tanzania' tour presents a unique fusion of sport, nature, and luxury, offering an unforgettable experience for tennis enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Moreover, it embodies a commitment to nurturing tennis talent in Tanzania and making the sport accessible to a wider audience, aligning with the global vision of the McEnroe brothers.

Places on the exclusive tour are priced from AUD$23,422pp twin share.

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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 21 September 2023

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