Journey from Kenya into Tanzania on this African adventure.
Watching a sunrise over the Serengeti as the light reaches out, touching each tree and rock, is an experience like no other. Begin your eastern Africa adventure in bustling Nairobi before taking a trip into the countryside to Mto wa Mbu, then head to the stunning Serengeti for a safari fix. Seen enough wildlife? Didn’t think so – visit the Ngorongoro Crater and spot a bevy of wild animals roaming free. Change up the altitude with walks around the Usambara Mountains, where you’ll also learn about the agriculturalist Chagga people. 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 animals who call it come.
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 here
Partake in community activities in Mto wa Mbu with a guided stroll around the farming areas
Take a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in an open-roof 4X4 for a chance to see the endangered black rhinoceros
Wander around Stone Town’s bustling bazaars and fragrant spice markets and receive a guided tour of the spice plantations
Accompanied by a local crew — a leader, driver and cook – you'll be in excellent hands for the duration of your adventure
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.
At Usambara Mountains, you'll hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint. The walk is not overly strenuous, but you'll need to be reasonably fit.
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!
This is a participatory camping trip, so team spirit is key. You'll be expected to help out with camp setup, food preparation and cleaning.
1. A single Supplement is available on this trip. Please see the trip notes for more information.
2. An optional sunrise balloon ride in the Serengeti National Park is possible on this itinerary. Please see the itinerary above for full details of this activity. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited and we recommend you book in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to book this optional activity.
Our Nairobi to Stone Town trips score an average of 4.86 out of 5 based on 63 reviews in the last year.
For my dad and I, this trip was absolutely perfect. I honestly wondered how a father - daughter duo would fit in to any group, but somehow intrepid not only made this work - we actually fit in perfectly! The experience was out of this world, absolutely sensational. I'm not sure I could ever do the animals justice by trying to describe how spectacular they were. Thank you intrepid, for the trip of a lifetime, dad and I loved every minute of it.
Review submitted 15 Aug 2017
The trip was very well organized. The food was excellent, catered to vegetarians, which we were, very well. The guides were great. The itinerary and the experience was life changing. It could have done with one extra night in Kilimanjaro and no nights in Dar Es Salaam (go straight from Usambara to Zanzibar). Serengeti is the absolute highlight and the fact that safari jeeps, rather than the Intrepid bus, were provided for this portion of the trip, is a very much needed bonus. The cultural and responsible tourism is fantastic. All the included activities were great and we very much enjoyed the interaction with the local population and seeing their way of life. On the con side, the Intrepid trucks could do with updating as they are very old. The group of 22 is too large for this kind of a trip. The group dynamics work much better in a smaller group of say max 16 people. Our group split into 2 immediately, because about half of the group came from a previous trip together in Kenya, and they pretty much ignored and excluded the "new comers". This was unexpected and disappointing for the rest of the trip, because travelers are known as the most welcoming community. I guess we were unfortunate to have some (very young) egotistic companions, that commanded the daily conversation, were first to eat, board, see things and decided on who gets excluded from the group interactions, none of which was Intrepid's fault. I have no way of suggesting how to rectify these types of situations other than keep the size smaller and perhaps have less "trip merging" in the middle of the itinerary.
Review submitted 14 Aug 2017