Serengeti Trail

8 Days | Follow the herds on an exciting overland safari

4.9 out of 5 based on 159 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
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ZAR  26,439
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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 of your needs taken care of, head on a number of game drives in search of the Big Five in the back of specially designed safari vehicles. 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 fascinating towns and fertile savannahs of Africa’s east.

Trip overview

Map of Serengeti Trail including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of
Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Nairobi, Kenya
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
YGOT
This trip generates 41 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 game drives through this spectacular wildlife arena, 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 enjoying a traditional meal together.
  • Explore Amboseli National Park, home to the largest population of African elephants in Kenya - 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: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of Serengeti Trail including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle, 4x4 safari vehicle

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • 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 - USD55
  • 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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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 159 reviews submitted.
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Istvan · Traveled January 2024
Easily the best trip of my life - amazing route and activities (both the included and the optional ones), and an excellent crew (shoutout to Peace, our tour leader) made it an unforgettable week.
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

Kevin · Traveled January 2024
Great trip exploring the best of the game reserves in the region. Seeing the elephants in front of Kilimanjaro was particularly special!
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

Peter · Traveled January 2024
Great trip. We saw an amazing variety of wildlife. Ngorogoro crater was unreal. Very exciting looking out for wildlife from 4x4 in Serengeti. Amboseli had so many elephants. I recommend this trip if you love wildlife.
Review submitted 05 Feb 2024

Carina · Traveled January 2024
This trip was rich in wildlife, the landscapes we drove through were spectacular. The local towns and villages we explored gave us a real insight into the local culture. The coffee tour at Karatu is a must, from farm to cup!
Review submitted 22 Jan 2024

Daniel · Traveled December 2023
Couldn’t have asked for a better way to be introduced to Africa (Kenya and Tanzania)! Our tour guide, chef and driver were exceptional and made the whole experience something we wont never forget.
Review submitted 30 Dec 2023
Serengeti Trail
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ZAR  26,439