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Serengeti Trail

8 Days | Follow the herds on a wildlife-rich overland safari

4.9 out of 5 based on 176 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,662
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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 your needs taken care of, you’re free to spot wildlife and soak up the amazing atmosphere. Head out on a number of game drives in search of the Big Five in the back of specially designed safari vehicles and see the endangered black rhino on a safari on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. 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 small towns and fertile savannahs of Africa’s east.

Trip overview

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Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Overland, Wildlife
Tanzania, Kenya
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
This trip generates 24 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 National Park in depth with multiple game drives through this spectacular wildlife arena. Here, 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 sitting down for a traditional meal together.
  • Explore Amboseli National Park – home to the largest population of African elephants in Kenya and 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.

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 (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), 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:
  • 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. You may also want to check out The Masai Heartlands if you have more time to explore in East Africa.


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7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners


Overland vehicle, 4x4 safari vehicle


Hotel (1 night), Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Basic Hotel (1 night)

  • 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
Add on activities
  • Nairobi - City Experience Urban Adventure - USD45
  • Serengeti National Park - Balloon Ride (from price) - USD745
  • Ngorongoro Forest - Elephant Cave Trek - USD80
  • Lake Manyara Game drive - USD100
  • Karatu - Village Visit - USD20
  • Karatu - Coffee Tour - USD25

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. 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 10.30 am.
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.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 176 reviews submitted.
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Wyetta · Traveled June 2024
If you enjoy a special travel experience with local experts, consider the Sarengeti Trail. Our Intrepid tour team, lead by Cornelius, was incredible. #lifelongdream
Review submitted 29 Jun 2024

Sofia · Traveled June 2024
Trip of a lifetime! Extremely fun and memorable! Learnt a lot about Kenya and Tanzania! We saw so many animals, made lots of friends, had great food and more!
Review submitted 30 Jun 2024

Louise · Traveled June 2024
Amazing, amazing amazing, got to see so many animals including the big 5 and so much more. Brilliant variety of landscapes from mountains to plains to lakes. Camping locations perfect for getting out and seeing animals straight away on your game drives. Overlander vechile was spacious and comfortable.
Review submitted 01 Jul 2024

Rachel · Traveled June 2024
This was my first Intrepid trip, and I was travelling solo. We had an amazing group and I had such a great time meeting other travellers. The trip was very well organised and our group leader Tim Tim was an absolute legend in keeping our trip running smoothly. The guides where exceptional. So many wow moments.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Alex · Traveled June 2024
This was an amazing trip. Big 5 seen. Ngorongoro Crater was a huge surprise. Loved every moment
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024
Serengeti Trail
EUR €1,662