Itinerary Example


Day 1

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, where you will be met and transferred to your luxury lodge, situated on a coffee farm , with all round splendid  views of Mount Meru.

Overnight in Arusha at a luxury lodge in tropical gardens, a large solar-heated pool for some lazy hours in the afternoon.

Day 2-3

Drive south-west to Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch. This is home to a wide variety of animals, especially elephant. Your tented camp is ideally located to see large concentrations of elephants, big cats and other animals around the stunning Silale swamps and in the trademark Baobab country of Tarangire National Park. There are game drives each day as well as the chance to do game-walks with your professional guide.

Overnight at a luxury tented camp with en-suite facilities tents  which are spacious and  beautifully appointed with both indoor and outdoor showers, allowing for a shower under the African stars.

Day 4

Drive to the magical Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera with an area of 259 square kilometers. It is famed for its huge variety of game and birds and is often referred to as a microcosm of Africa. Ngorongoro Crater has dramatic weather changes and varied terrains consisting of forest, grasslands and both freshwater and soda lakes. Spend the day exploring the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Overnight at a luxury lodge located on the outskirts of Karatu, on the lower slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater. Lush gardens and an authentic farmhouse, gently refurbished to offer a rustic, luxurious and welcoming sanctuary. Sit on your veranda overlooking the centuries-old Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest.

Day 5

Often described as the ‘Eighth’  Wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro Crater is so spectacular that you may not know where to look first. Descend steadily down the steep 610 meter sides of the crater from the lodge which is perched on the crater rim. Game viewing in the crater is almost guaranteed to turn up four of the Big Five, as well as zebra, gazelle, warthog and a rich variety of birds, all viewed against the backdrop of the thickly forested crater walls.

Overnight at the same luxury lodge as on day 4.

Days 6-8

We drive to Olduvai Gorge where Mary Leakey made her groundbreaking discovery of a hominid (human-like) skull dating back 1.8 million years. Often referred to as the ‘cradle of mankind’, it is not hard to imagine our early ancestors beginning our history in this place. We will spend a few fascinating hours here getting an understanding of this relevance of these discoveries

You’ll also spend time in a genuine Maasai village where we’ll be able to interact with the tribes-people, talk to the kids and generally experience some of the nuances of the nomadic Maasai way of life.

Our base is in the central Serengeti; 14 763 square kilometers in extent, it reaches up to the Kenyan border and is among the finest in Africa. Thirty five species of plains dwelling animals reside here, including wildebeest and zebra, which feature in the spectacular Serengeti migration. The huge numbers of migratory animals is a magnificent sight to behold. Of course, these numbers attract the predators, and lion and cheetah sightings at this time can be outstanding.

There are also large populations of birds, reptiles and amphibians, many endemic to this area alone.

We’ll take a full day game drive on the Serengeti plains.

Overnight in a luxury private mobile Tented Camp. Each tent features a king size bed, en suite bathroom and private veranda with a stunning view over the Serengeti. Under canvas and intimate, this intimate camp captures the essence of classic mobile tented safaris, reminiscent of safaris in the old days.

Days 9-10

Drive in a northerly direction to the Mara River, in the unspoiled and undiscovered northern part of the Serengeti National Park, one of Tanzania’s best-kept secrets. The camp is ideally located to witness the world famous river crossing of the Great Migration. The Mara River area hosts many resident hippo, crocs, cats, elephants, resident zebra and wildebeest, herds of topi and less known animals such as the bat eared fox.

Our camp is currently the only (semi) permanent establishment in a wide area and due to the limited traffic off-road game-driving you will see game within a close proximity to the camp. Due to the exclusive location on the Mara River, game drives and walking safaris from Sayari Camp are unlike anything else in the Serengeti. Enjoy two  days of game drives and walking safaris in this untouched wilderness.

Each of the guest tents boasts its own private veranda equipped with comfortable chairs and couches with  fantastic vistas over the Serengeti landscape. Decorated with beautiful traditional cloths and contemporary furniture, the tents all have comfortable king-size beds, spacious en-suite bathrooms with a double sink, shower and ceramic flush toilet – all environmentally friendly.

Overnight at luxury tented camp

Day 11

After breakfast, drive to the Kleins Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Arusha and your homeward flight.

The order of this itinerary may vary due to annual rains and the migration.

Customize your trip

We can create a customized safari itinerary to match your availability or your budget – just ask! And the safari can be done individually, with a group of friends or family and with your own Tour Leader if you’d prefer.