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Stone Town to Nairobi

9 Days | Go in search of wildlife from the crater floor to misty mountains

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
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Take an East African road trip and spend nine days searching for wildlife among Tanzania’s incredible scenery, from the remote Usambara Mountains to the vast expanse of the Serengeti. Go on game drives in search of lions, elephants and rhinos, and experience small-town life during village stays, crafting and cooking sessions. This overland adventure is all about being as close to nature and wildlife as possible – camping in the wild, watching animals you’ve only ever seen on TV in the flesh and going without wi-fi most nights.

Trip overview

Map of Stone Town To Nairobi including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of
Start
Zanzibar, Africa
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
YXOQ
This trip generates 21 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, and look for lions, leopards, elephants and giraffes in this iconic park.
  • Learn to prepare a Swahili dish, crafting and learning about village life in Mto wa Mbu.
  • Take a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater in an open-roof 4WD vehicle for a chance to see endangered black rhinoceros.
  • Embark on a hike through the Usambara Mountains to the Irente viewpoint, then stop at a farm on the way back for a picnic lunch.
  • Tour a local coffee farm in Karatu village to see the innovative farming practices from the locals, then tuck into a traditional dinner cooked by a local Tanzanian family in their home.
  • 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, and getting as close as possible to the Big Five. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/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. You will be briefed as a group on arrival.
  • At Usambara Mountains, you'll hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint. It's not overly strenuous, but a reasonable level of fitness is required to enjoy the walk.
  • 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.
  • This trip can be fit together with another adventure to make a larger ‘combo’ tour. Some passengers on your tour will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip on the Zanzibar to Nairobi trip (YXOQC).

Itinerary

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

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle, 4x4 Safari Vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights)

Activities
  • Irente - Lushoto hike
  • Irente - Local lunch
  • Ngorongoro Forest - Elephant Cave Trek
  • Karatu - Home-Cooked Dinner
  • Karatu - Coffee Farm Tour
  • Ngorongoro Crater - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu - Village walk & local dinner
Add on activities
  • Stone Town - Culinary Urban Adventure - USD29
  • Stone Town - Handicraft & Music Urban Adventure - USD50
  • Serengeti National Park - Balloon Ride (from price) - USD745
  • Nairobi - Nairobi by Night Urban Adventure - USD76

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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 starts in Stone town on Day 1 at 11am. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Bagamoyo. This trip finishes upon arrival in Nairobi on Day 9. Please do not book any flights until after 8pm this evening.
3. 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

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Alison · Traveled February 2024
An outstanding Intrepid team and great itinerary made this a fantastic trip with a great variety of activities. Highlights were the Ngorangoro crater and Serengetti.
Review submitted 28 Feb 2024

Rosie · Traveled February 2024
I had the most amazing holiday. The resort in Zanzibar was fabulous. Great start to the trip. The animals I saw in the Serengeti and Ngorongong Crater are out of this world. The hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti is a must. You won’t regret it….. thank you intrepid…
Review submitted 23 Feb 2024

Dylan · Traveled February 2024
If you’re reading this review and weighing whether or not to go, just do it! This is a once in a lifetime kind of trip. It was just magical. Trust me you will not regret anything. The staff were amazing, the sights were unreal, and the people (fellow travelers) I now consider very good friends. The crew leader even helped me plan further travel arrangements as I was staying in Kenya after the end of this trip. We saw the big 5 and so much more. Definitely bucket list trip for sure!
Review submitted 24 Feb 2024

Erin · Traveled February 2024
This was a wonderful experience of the culture and nature of Tanzania!
Review submitted 24 Feb 2024

Ari-An · Traveled December 2023
This was the trip of a lifetime. Intrepid's guides did an incredible job. I left knowing more about East Africa and the many species of animals found there. Nash was incredible. Fully recommend this trip. Full. Freaking. Send.
Review submitted 19 Jan 2024
Stone Town to Nairobi
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ZAR  26,361