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!

Nairobi, Kenya
Marangu, Tanzania
Overland, Walking & Trekking, Wildlife
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 22
Carbon offset
702kg pp per trip


  • 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


Arrive in Kenya and travel along the bustling streets of Nairobi city.
Weave through the breathtaking Great Rift Valley into Kenya's fertile highlands. Stock up on essential supplies in the hilltop town of Kisii - the last stop before the adventure safari begins.
Watch master soapstone craftsmen at work and perhaps collect a few of their carvings. Travel across the border into Tanzania and mingle with the locals in Musoma's lively marketplace. Tonight, stay on a quiet stretch of shoreline beside one of the world's largest lakes, Lake Victoria.
Be awed as the famous grasslands and river valleys of the Serengeti unfold on game-viewing safaris. Tanzania's world-renowned plains are home to Africa's Big Five - lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes - plus a host of other fascinating species including zebras, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeests, giraffes and an abundance of birdlife. Once tucked up safe and sound at camp, be lulled to sleep by the nocturnal chatter of the remote African wilderness.
Camp on the rim of the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater. With endless views of jagged volcanic peaks and open grasslands below, this is one of the most spectacular camping spots in the world.
Jump in a 4x4 and embark on a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. Thousands of resident animals live in this lush landscape, including elephants, rhinos and lions. Visit the town of Mto Wa Mbu and browse the colourful marketplace to experience quintessential African village life. Set up camp in Meserani.
Travel to Marangu and admire the cloud-covered summit of the upcoming challenge - Mt Kilimanjaro. Perhaps get warmed up for the trek with a walk around the hotel's sprawling tropical gardens.
Start the Kilimanjaro trekking adventure by getting to know the team of guides and porters. Set off with a hike through lush rainforest and spot monkeys and brightly-feathered birds in the overhead canopy. From the base at Mandara Hut, enjoy an optional walk to nearby Maundi Crater.
Get muscles pumping on a trek to Horombo Hut. Rainforest gives way to rolling alpine meadow and the path crosses several ravines before reaching the hut. Spend the night in the shadow of twin snow-tipped peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi.
Heading higher towards the peak of Kilimanjaro, hike up progressively more rugged and rocky terrain and notice the air start to thin. Skirt the stark moonscape of the Saddle to reach Kibo Hut.
Close to midnight, wake and enjoy a cup of tea before zigzagging up a scree slope by lamplight. Arrive at Gilman's Point in time to rest tired legs and watch the sun rise from behind Mawenzi Peak. Continue the final trek upwards and pass along the rim of a crater to reach the highest point in Africa. At 5,896m, the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro offers simply unforgettable views of the crater, the ice fields and the distant East African plains.
Descend through alpine meadows and lush rainforests to Marangu and celebrate the end of a memorable Kilimanjaro trek with a warm, hearty meal and a well-earned hot shower.
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13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Minibus, Overland vehicle
Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Dormitory (1 night), Hotel (3 nights), Mountain hut (4 nights)
Included activities
  • Kisii - Soapstone carving cooperative
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Market Visit
  • Musoma - Market visit
  • Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive
  • Serengeti - Game drive


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Important notes

1. This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip. The supplement does not apply to nights 8-13.
3. Passenger Self Assessment Form required for this trip.

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