Journey from the savannas that are thriving with wildlife including zebras and wildebeests to the deep caldera of Ngorongoro Crater, where an incredible range of species coexist including the big 5. This 9-day private tour will take you in the heart of Tanzania where you will experience a magnificent safari in Tarangire National Park joining guides to track lions, leopards, elephants and so much more. Stay in a Sayari Camp, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, situated in the remote northern Serengeti where you will enjoy a private game drive that has been arranged exclusively for National Geographic guests.

Trip highlights

Pay a visit to Noloholo Environmental Centre,* the brainchild of National Geographic Explorer Laly Lichtenfeld, and learn about the centre’s conservation projects, run in partnership with the local Maasai.

Stay at the elegant Sayari Camp, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, and spot wildlife from your private veranda.

Picnic on the floor of the massive Ngorongoro Crater and seek out resident zebras, flamingos, lions, and more.

Itinerary - 9 Days Days

1 Arusha, Tanzania

Land at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to our hotel in Arusha.
Arusha Coffee Lodge

2-3 Tarangire National Park

Drive to Tarangire National Park, and head out on safari to spot giraffes, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, and more. Stop in at the Noloholo Environmental Centre, directed by National Geographic Explorer Laly Lichtenfeld. Hear about the centre’s conservation programmes, and visit a field project.*
Oliver’s Camp (B/L/D Daily)

4-5 Ngorongoro Crater

Travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. More than 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unflooded caldera in the world and is inhabited by some 25,000 animals. The next day, descend into the crater for a picnic breakfast, then embark on a safari.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (B/L/D Daily)

6-8 Serengeti National Park

Fly to the Serengeti and check in to Sayari Camp, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World located near the Mara River. Go on safari, and take an optional hot-air balloon ride. National Geographic travellers are invited to a bush breakfast, followed by a private game drive.
Sayari Camp (B/L/D Daily)

9 Arusha

Fly to Arusha and relax in dayrooms at your hotel before catching your flight home this evening.
Rivertrees Country Inn (B/L)

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