Nairobi to Stone Town

Tanzania
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Watching a sunrise over the wide-open plains of the Serengeti is one of those ‘pinch me’ moments, and on this nine-day, it won’t be the only one. Beginning in Nairobi, take a trip into the countryside to Mto wa Mbu, get a safari fix in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, change up the altitude with walks around the Usambara Mountains and ferry to Zanzibar’s white-sand beaches and intriguing Old Town. This east Africa adventure will leave you with a greater appreciation of the stunning beauty of this part of the world and the people and wildlife that call it home.

Availability

From 03/03/2024 to 19/01/2026

Departure dates & prices

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  • Mar Sun 03 2024 to Mar Mon 11 2024
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    $3,010*
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    $2,979*
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    $2,152*
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    $2,843*
  • May Sun 19 2024 to May Mon 27 2024
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    $3,310*
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    $3,440*
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    $3,715*
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    $3,475*
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    $3,440*
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    $3,575*
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    $3,685*
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    $3,755*
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    $3,685*
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    $3,615*
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    $3,396*
  • Aug Wed 21 2024 to Aug Thu 29 2024
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    $3,720*
  • Aug Sun 25 2024 to Sep Mon 02 2024
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    $3,575*
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    $3,575*
  • Sep Sun 08 2024 to Sep Mon 16 2024
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    $3,440*
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    $3,475*
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    $3,475*
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    $3,440*
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    $3,475*
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    $3,440*
  • Oct Sun 20 2024 to Oct Mon 28 2024
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    $3,310*
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    $3,310*
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    $3,310*
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    $3,310*
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  • Dec Sun 15 2024 to Dec Mon 23 2024
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    $3,440*
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    $3,440*
  • Dec Sun 29 2024 to Jan Mon 06 2025
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    $3,440*
  • Jan Sun 05 2025 to Jan Mon 13 2025
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    $3,475*
  • Jan Sun 26 2025 to Feb Mon 03 2025
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    $3,475*
  • Feb Sun 09 2025 to Feb Mon 17 2025
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    $3,475*
  • Feb Sun 23 2025 to Mar Mon 03 2025
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    $3,475*

What's included

Explore the Serengeti, a wildlife arena like no other.
You're bound to spot most of Africa's iconic Big Five game on your adventures at sunrise and sunset – when the animals are most active.
Meet with local community members and join in on village activities in Mto wa Mbu with a guided stroll around the farming areas.
Travel in an open-roof 4WD vehicle across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater with your small group for the chance to see the endangered black rhinoceros up close.
Wander around Stone Town’s bustling bazaars and fragrant spice markets, and consider extending your stay on the Northern Beaches – full of sun, surf and seafood.
Accompanied by a knowledgeable local crew — a leader, driver and cook – you'll be in excellent hands for the duration of your adventure.
By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, the East African Wildlife Society.
Donations help them protect endangered wildlife, support conservation and promote sustainable management of natural resources in East Africa.
Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
Breakfasts Included: 8.
Lunches Included: 6.
Dinners Included: 7.
Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights),Camping (with facilities) (5 nights),Hotel (1 night).
Overland vehicle,4x4 safari vehicle.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 22.
Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive.
Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive.
Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner.
Irente - Lushoto hike.
Irente - Local lunch.
Stone Town - Street Food Tour.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Nairobi Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. If you arrive early, perhaps head out and explore the National Museum of Kenya, the Karen Blixen Museum or the highly recommended Bomas of Kenya, where traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes are displayed in an outdoor village.
  • 2 - Mto wa Mbu Depart early for Mto wa Mbu in your overland truck. The trip includes a border crossing from Kenya into Tanzania, so be sure to have your passport handy. While you're on the road, there will be a stop at an ATM and a market or shop to stock up on any supplies you might need for the coming days. Arrive in Mto wa Mbu and acquaint yourself with this delightful small village - it's a fascinating snapshot of small-town African life, situated well off the tourist trail.
  • 3 - Ngorongoro Crater Get up early, put your camping and personal gear into a six-person jeep and head out for an excursion into the Serengeti via the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy a safari in the crater, spending 3 to 4 hours exploring this incredible, perfectly intact volcanic caldera. Watch for black rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, impalas, zebras and hippos. The crater floor offers excellent game viewing all year round (some 30,000 animals live here) and the photo opportunities are unrivalled. Next, it's on to the wide-open plains of the Serengeti. Green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season, this is perhaps the quintessential image of Africa - the home of thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators. Your campsite is within the Serengeti itself, so listen out for the sounds of nocturnal animals as you drift off to sleep.
  • 4 - Serengeti National Park Awake at dawn and embark on a game drive. You will head out while the animals are at their most active, then head back to camp for brunch at around 11 am. After spending the middle of the day relaxing, just like the animals do, head out again as the day begins to cool. You'll return from this second game drive in time for dinner. There's also the option of a balloon ride over the park this morning - in place of some of today's game drives. If you have pre-booked this activity, you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site. After a safety briefing, glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, getting some amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes you will ascend, getting an overview of the enormity of the plains and the early morning movements of the teeming herds. After landing, indulge in a five-star bush breakfast, then be returned to camp.
  • 5 - Serengeti National Park Rise with the sun and enjoy another game drive as you leave the Serengeti in your dust. Jump back into your overland vehicle and head for Mto wa Mbu. After setting up camp, we'll take a guided stroll through the farming areas, local homes and farmlands, getting to know the local community and their way of life. Later, we'll enjoy a scrumptious local dinner in town.
  • 6 - Usambara Mountains Prepare yourself for a long travel day heading for the Usambara Mountains. Stretch your legs during a brief supply stop in Arusha, then jump back in the vehicle and watch the ever-changing scenery, read your favourite book or get to really know your fellow travellers. Your base will be Lushoto - an old German colony and home to the Wasambaa people. This highland town sits at approximately 1400 metres and this evening you'll camp in the grounds of one of the oldest hotels in Africa.
  • 7 - Usambara Mountains Explore the beautiful Usambara Mountains today - a lovely unspoilt area of Tanzania. Unlike the coast and the north, very few tourists visit this part of the country, so it has a freshness that can be hard to find elsewhere. As beautiful as the surrounding mountains and rainforests are, however, the real jewels here are the local people and villages. You'll experience some hospitality on a visit to some of the small local communities. From your base, you will take a walk out to the gorgeous Irente viewpoint. It's best to pack some water and snacks in a day pack for this trip. On your way back, visit a local cultural project where you enjoy a prepared lunch.
  • 8 - Dar es Salaam Leaving the mountains behind, travel further south to the coastal town of Kipepeo Beach in Dar es Salaam. Your camp is by the beach, so make the most of it - perhaps take a stroll along the shore after you arrive and settle in.
  • 9 - Stone Town Drive to Dar es Salaam, then catch a ferry to Zanzibar. Filled with pristine white-sand beaches, winding cobblestone alleyways and fragrant bazaars, Zanzibar has had a colourful history - everything from slave traders to Arabian sultans and fruit exporters. The sight of traditional dhows sailing along the coast evokes what the island must have been like in centuries ago. Explore the many charms of Stone Town, the historic part of Zanzibar's main city, with a local guide. Taste the local delicacies and gain insight into daily local life living on Zanzibar. Your trip comes to an end after the tour (approximately 3 pm), but that doesn't mean your adventure has to come to an end! Stick around to explore the markets, shops, mosques, palaces and courtyards. If you would like to spend more time here, just speak to your booking agent.
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