Nairobi to Stone Town

9 Days | Serengeti safaris, local villages and Zanzibar’s colourful coastline

4.8 out of 5 based on 27 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
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EUR €1,230
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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.

Trip overview

Map of Nairobi To Stone Town including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of
Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Zanzibar, Africa
Theme
Overland, Wildlife
Destinations
Tanzania, Kenya
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
YXOP
This trip generates 38 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the ‘big five’. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • 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.
  • As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.

Itinerary

Map of Nairobi To Stone Town including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle, 4x4 safari vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (5 nights), Hotel (1 night)

Activities
  • 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
Add on activities
  • Nairobi - City Experience Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Serengeti National Park - Balloon Ride (from price) - USD745

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip for some nights. Read the itinerary for details on which nights have optional upgrades.
2. Your tour comes to an end on Day 9 at approximately 3 pm, after the Street Food Tour in Stone Town. Please keep this in mind when booking your departure flight.
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.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 27 reviews submitted.
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Anja · Traveled January 2024
I am going to write a review about the whole trip. When you want I send you the link of Polarsteps
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

lena-jean · Traveled January 2024
Intrepid brought the East African region to life! The communication, activities and facilities were excellent. These trips are so well organised, book it!
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

Alex · Traveled January 2024
Brilliant value for money, excellent guides and experiences. Definitely recommend 🤗
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

Barry · Traveled January 2024
The trip was a great experience and delivered what it said in the itinerary. We had great guides , super people to spend time with. Would highly recommend Intrepid Travel.
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

Marzena · Traveled December 2023
Great trip! Enjoyed a lot, met amazing people. Fabulous view! Loved safari x
Review submitted 01 Jan 2024
Nairobi to Stone Town
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EUR €1,230