Experience East Africa's best on tour from Kenya to Tanzania
Africa is truly the cradle of life. Roam the famous Serengeti National Park, nearly 15,000 sq km of rolling savanna that shelters an astounding array of animals from miniature dik-dik antelopes to lions and the noble African elephant. Spot wildlife among the ethereal vistas from atop the Ngorongoro Crater. This is also a human journey that puts you among Kenya and Tanzania's bustling markets and plantations, and in the valleys once inhabited by humankind's earliest ancestors. If you want to experience some of the most superb game-viewing in Africa, then this will truly be a tour to remember.
Shop for local wares and interact with townsfolk at the Mwigobero Market on the edge of Lake Victoria
Explore the Serengeti National Park in depth, with two early-morning and two late-afternoon game drives through this spectacular wildlife arena
Learn about the Great Rift Valley where the annual migration of some two million wildebeest plays out
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
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. 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!
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.
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.
Some passengers will have been travelling together prior to the start of this trip. Please see The Masai Heartlands trip to see what you're missing out on.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information
2. This trip finishes upon arrival in Nairobi on Day 8. Please do not book any flights until after 8pm this evening.
3. If it is more convenient, we offer the option to finish the trip in Arusha on the final day rather than transferring back to Nairobi. Please do not book flights out of Arusha airport until after 10.30am.
4. An optional sunrise balloon ride in the Serengeti National Park is possible on this itinerary. Please see Days 4-5 for full details of this activity. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited and we recommend that you book in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to book this optional activity.
Our Serengeti Trail trips score an average of 4.66 out of 5 based on 217 reviews in the last year.
Overall an absolutely amazing trip interacting with the Maasai villagers and beyond brilliant game drives. We were lycky enough to see tbe Big 5. Couldn't have asked for a better time.
Review submitted 18 Feb 2018
This was such an incredible trip. To camp in the middle of the Serengeti, despite being woken up multiple times by hyenas howling in the night, is an experience that will always make me smile and one I will never forget. Remember you are camping, and the fact that you must leave things like toiletries on the bus while in your tent (so you don't lose sleeping room in your tent and also so you do not get an unwelcome 4-legged friend sniffing around you as you sleep) it is important to pack light. Sunscreen, insect repellent (lots!), soap and toothbrush/paste is all you truly need. When you read about tsetse fly, take note. Do not wear dark colours and be vigilant during afternoon hours while in the Serengeti.
Review submitted 17 Feb 2018