Travel to Africa and experience the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro
Travel to Africa and experience some of Kenya and Tanzania's most famous natural wonders on this Active trip for those with a passion for the outdoors. The vast Serengeti plains evoke a sense of wonder and deep respect for the animal kingdom, while the imposing peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro inspire awe and rouse a spirit of adventure. Safari through the savanna in search of stealthy predators and try to spot other game in the gigantic Ngorongoro Crater. Rise to the challenge and conquer Africa's highest peak on a difficult trek to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. This is a trip that will reward those with an appetite for excitement and an appreciation for nature – get ready for thrills, challenges and discovery on this amazing trip to Africa!
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Hike through surreal hanging moss forests and moonscapes
Spot monkeys hiding in tropical rainforest
Experience an incredible African sunrise from Mt Kilimanjaro
Tackle the trek to the peak by lamplight
Shop for local sculptures and textiles at a bustling Musoma market
Spot iconic wildlife in the African Serengeti
Conquer Africa's highest peak
Camp high above the Ngorongoro Crater
We are an official partner of IMEC’s Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). This means all of our climbs have been assessed and scored based on a number of criteria, all of which are designed to ensure the proper treatment of porters on the Mountain. Read more here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/theme/walking/kilimanjaro-trek
Camping in the Serengeti National Park with no barriers between you and the animals is amazing, but it's important to heed the safety advice of your leader. You'll be briefed on arrival.
Our purpose-built overland vehicles allow for excellent game viewing, equipped with large sliding windows. They have no air-conditioning, however, so they can get dusty and hot at times.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land!
The first 8 days of your trip is participatory camping trip, so team spirit is key. You'll be expected to help out with camp setup, food preparation and cleaning.
You'll need a good level of fitness for the Kili section of this trip. The distances may not be long, but the altitude makes it much harder than your average uphill hike. The going will be slow as your body adjusts.
Tried and tested all-purpose hiking equipment is required. Temperatures at night can get very low when you're above 3,500 metres, so warm clothing and a sleeping bag are essential. You can hire this equipment if need be.
Your safety comes first. Our experienced guides will monitor each passenger for any signs of acute mountain sickness. If you show any signs, you'll descend immediately with a guide.
Hiking for several days without a shower can be tough – be prepared for some dust and dirt. A mask, wet wipes and face washer may become your best friends!
The huts along the Marangu route sleep between 4 and 12 passengers and will be mixed-gender.
1. This is a combination trip therefore the travellers on your trip may change.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see your booking agent for further information. The supplement does not apply to nights 9-12.
3. The cabins on the climb will be 4-12 person share.
4. Passenger Self Assessment Form required for this trip.
5. Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
6. Sleeping bags can be hired FOC on the Kilimanjaro section of this trip only. You will be required to provide your own sleeping bag for the Serengeti section of this trip.
Our Serengeti & Kilimanjaro trips score an average of 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
Overall a brilliant trip. Some hitches along the way but didn't manage to ruin it
Review submitted 03 Jul 2017
A truly fantastic trip. Our time in the Serengeti was incredible and unforgettable. Each day we saw or experienced something amazing and there were so many highlights. The bike ride in Musoma was a fabulous insight into the everyday lives of the locals, and the local guide Ibrahim was amazing and warm and his enthusiasm was infectious. The Serengeti was incredible - a special mention should be made of our driver Karime who despite radiator problems worked tirelessly and with a smile to ensure our trip was unaffected, and who was always very approachable and sociable with the group. I felt he was like a second guide. Quinteer regaled us with stories around the campfire at night which held us enthralled! The food was mostly amazing considering we were camping or hiking, and all the guides, drivers and porters were friendly and helpful and happy to teach us some swahili. I felt very safe and well looked after. The balloon ride in the serengeti was pretty amazing and well worth it. The exhilaration and emotions I felt on making it to Uhuru peak will never be forgotten and Im so glad to tick it off the bucket list. All in all I felt sad leaving.
Review submitted 05 Feb 2017