Serengeti Trail

Tanzania
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Bless the rains of East Africa on an eight-day safari adventure through Kenya and Tanzania. The famed national parks in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater region are home to an astounding array of animals, from miniature dik-dik antelopes and lions to the noble African elephant. With local guides and all of your needs taken care of, head on a number of game drives in search of the Big Five in the back of specially designed safari vehicles. With stops at a local community in Mto wa Mbu, the vast Lake Victoria and bustling Nairobi, this journey is fit for the most curious traveller, eager to explore the fascinating towns and fertile savannahs of Africa’s east.

Availability

From 13/04/2024 to 27/12/2025

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Apr Sat 13 2024 to Apr Sat 20 2024
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    $2,482*
  • May Sat 04 2024 to May Sat 11 2024
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    $3,310*
  • May Sat 18 2024 to May Sat 25 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Jun Sat 01 2024 to Jun Sat 08 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Jun Sat 15 2024 to Jun Sat 22 2024
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    $3,510*
  • Jun Sat 22 2024 to Jun Sat 29 2024
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    $3,440*
  • Jun Sat 29 2024 to Jul Sat 06 2024
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    $3,475*
  • Jul Sat 06 2024 to Jul Sat 13 2024
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    $3,650*
  • Jul Wed 10 2024 to Jul Wed 17 2024
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    $3,685*
  • Jul Sat 13 2024 to Jul Sat 20 2024
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    $3,615*
  • Jul Sat 20 2024 to Jul Sat 27 2024
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    $3,396*
  • Jul Sat 27 2024 to Aug Sat 03 2024
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    $3,575*
  • Aug Sat 03 2024 to Aug Sat 10 2024
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    $3,615*
  • Aug Sat 10 2024 to Aug Sat 17 2024
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    $3,396*
  • Aug Wed 14 2024 to Aug Wed 21 2024
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    $3,396*
  • Aug Sat 17 2024 to Aug Sat 24 2024
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    $3,615*
  • Aug Sat 24 2024 to Aug Sat 31 2024
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    $3,575*
  • Aug Sat 31 2024 to Sep Sat 07 2024
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    $3,615*
  • Sep Wed 04 2024 to Sep Wed 11 2024
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    $3,575*
  • Sep Sat 07 2024 to Sep Sat 14 2024
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    $3,575*
  • Sep Wed 11 2024 to Sep Wed 18 2024
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    $3,440*
  • Sep Sat 14 2024 to Sep Sat 21 2024
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    $3,615*
  • Sep Sat 21 2024 to Sep Sat 28 2024
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    $3,440*
  • Sep Sat 28 2024 to Oct Sat 05 2024
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    $3,475*
  • Oct Wed 02 2024 to Oct Wed 09 2024
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    $3,440*
  • Oct Sat 12 2024 to Oct Sat 19 2024
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    $3,440*
  • Oct Sat 19 2024 to Oct Sat 26 2024
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    $3,440*
  • Oct Sat 26 2024 to Nov Sat 02 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Nov Sat 02 2024 to Nov Sat 09 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Nov Sat 09 2024 to Nov Sat 16 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Nov Sat 16 2024 to Nov Sat 23 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Nov Sat 23 2024 to Nov Sat 30 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Dec Sat 07 2024 to Dec Sat 14 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Dec Sat 14 2024 to Dec Sat 21 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Dec Sat 21 2024 to Dec Sat 28 2024
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    $3,310*
  • Dec Sat 28 2024 to Jan Sat 04 2025
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    $3,310*
  • Jan Sat 11 2025 to Jan Sat 18 2025
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    $3,295*
  • Jan Sat 18 2025 to Jan Sat 25 2025
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    $3,295*
  • Jan Sat 25 2025 to Feb Sat 01 2025
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    $3,295*
  • Feb Sat 08 2025 to Feb Sat 15 2025
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    $3,295*
  • Feb Sat 22 2025 to Mar Sat 01 2025
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    $3,295*

What's included

Explore the Serengeti National Park in depth – with game drives through this spectacular wildlife arena, you’ll have the best chance to spot the Big Five.
Embark on an unforgettable safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in an open-roof 4WD with your small group for a chance to see the endangered black rhinoceros in full view.
Learn about the Maasai cultures, and join a local community for a guided afternoon stroll around the farming area of Mto wa Mbu, before enjoying a traditional meal together.
Explore Amboseli National Park, home to the largest population of African elephants in Kenya - known for large tuskers and exquisite views of Mt Kilimanjaro on clear days.
Your expert local crew will keep you well informed (and well fed!) – filling you in on all you need to know about the Great Rift Valley and the annual migration of some two million wildebeest.
By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Patinaai Osim Community Care Organisation.
Donations support their livelihood programs which help indigenous Maasai women identify alternative income-generating activities to support their families.
Breakfasts Included: 7.
Lunches Included: 6.
Dinners Included: 6.
Hotel (1 night),Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights),Camping (with facilities) (3 nights),Basic Hotel (1 night).
Overland vehicle,4x4 safari vehicle.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 22.
Amboseli National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive.
Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner.
Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive.
Serengeti National Park - Morning Overland Vehicle Game Drive.
Serengeti National Park - Afternoon Overland Vehicle Game Drive.
Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Nairobi Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, and you can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important briefing. 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 - Amboseli National Park Today, you'll board your overland vehicle bound for Amboseli National Park. The park covers an area of about 392 square kilometres and is home to the largest population of African elephants in Kenya, and is known for large tuskers. If you're lucky to visit on a clear day, you'll be treated to exquisite views of Mt Kilimanjaro. When you arrive, you'll set off on a game drive to explore the park and discover the wildlife that call this place home.
  • 3 - Mto Wa Mbu This morning, depart early for Mto wa Mbu in your overland truck. Today 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. Later, join the local community for a guided afternoon stroll around the farming areas, milling machine and local homes before enjoying a traditional meal for dinner. Your campsite this evening is located in Mto wa Mbu.
  • 4 - Serengeti National Park Rise and shine early, and head out to the wide-open plains of the Serengeti. The Serengeti landscapes see myriad colours during the year - green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season - but one thing is a constant: this never-ending landscape is home to thousands upon thousands of animals travelling as herds across the plains. This region gets its name from the local Maasai word 'siringet', meaning the place where the land moves on forever, and you'll begin to understand why on your overland vehicle game drive today. Enjoy a picnic lunch, then head to your campsite, which is located within the park itself! At night, listen out for the sounds of nocturnal animals as you drift off to sleep.
  • 5 - Serengeti National Park Start the day nice and early with an overland vehicle game drive at dawn. You will head out while the animals are at their most active, then head back to camp for brunch at around 11 am. This morning, there's also the option of a balloon ride over the park. 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, where you'll get some amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes, you will ascend, getting an overview of the vastness of the plains and the early morning movements of the herds. After landing, dig into a delicious bush breakfast, then return to your camp. After spending the warmer part of the day relaxing with your herd - just as the animals do - depart again at dusk for another overland vehicle adventure through the wild, returning in time for dinner.
  • 6 - Karatu Enjoy a leisurely game drive and picnic lunch on your way out of Serengeti National Park today. Soak up final views of this incredible spot, before entering the Ngorongoro Conservation area. On arrival at the crater, swap our overland vehicle for open roof 4x4's. Take in the spectacular views from the crater's rim as you make your way to the bottom, where animals roam the lakes, rivers, woodlands and hills. The animals here are less wary of humans and vehicles, and as a result, it's easier to watch them up close. Keep an eye out for wildebeest, lion, zebra, cheetah, buffalo, gazelle and the endangered black rhino. Later on, we'll leave the Ngorongoro Crater and drive to Karatu, a small town nearby and your base for the next two nights.
  • 7 - Karatu Today is a free day to relax or explore as you please. You might like to head to a local coffee plantation or take an optional game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Perhaps opt for a hike through the Ngorongoro Reserve Forest to the Elephant Caves - a great way to stretch your legs after a few days of overland travel. You'll hike through the Ngorongoro rainforest as your local guide explains the ins and outs of the area and points out interesting animal tracks and footprints. Marvel at the wild landscape and spot beautiful birdlife as you walk.
  • 8 - Arusha Set off early this morning, around 7.30 am, to begin your final journey for this trip. Your first stop will be in Arusha, you'll have the option to end your trip here. If it is more convenient for you, there is the option to travel back to Nairobi. Your adventure comes to an end on arrival in Nairobi. You'll be dropped at a centrally located hotel, however, no accommodation will be provided for tonight. If you would like to extend your stay in Nairobi, we'll happily organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).
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