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Serengeti & Kilimanjaro (from Nairobi to Marangu)

Kenya,  Tanzania

Tour length 16 daysFrom Nairobi to Marangu
Wildlife
Hiking & Trekking
Safari
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Fully Guided
Serious
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About this tour

Encounter some of Africa’s most iconic natural wonders on a 15-day adventure. Safari across the vast Serengeti savanna and the floors of Ngorongoro Crater in search of the Big Five, then conquer Africa's highest peak on an epic trek to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. This is a trip for active travellers who appreciate the bounty of nature – get ready for thrills, challenges and self discovery on a journey that takes you through the literal highs and lows of Kenya and Tanzania. 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.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 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. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page at intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland.You'll need a good level of fitness for the Kili section of this trip. The distances may not be long, but the altitude makes it much harder than your average uphill hike.Tried and tested all-purpose hiking equipment is required for the Mt Kilimanjaro trek. Temperatures at night can get very low when you're above 3500 metres, so warm clothing and a sleeping bag are essential. You can hire this equipment if need be.Your safety comes first. Our experienced guides will monitor each passenger for any signs of acute mountain sickness. If you show any signs, you'll descend immediately with a guide.Hiking for several days without a shower can be challenging – be prepared for some dust and dirt. A mask, wet wipes and a face washer may become your best friends!The huts along the Marangu route sleep between four and 12 people and will be mixed-gender.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.
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Tour ID 12048
Tour length 16 days
Group size 22
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel

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Day 1: Nairobi
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Day 3: Mto Wa Mbu
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Karatu (Ngorongoro Crater)
Day 7: Karatu
Day 8: Marangu
Day 9: Mandara Hut
Day 10: Horombo Hut
Day 11: Horombo Hut
Day 12: Kibo Hut / Mawenzi Peak
Day 13: Uhuru Peak / Horombo Hut
Day 14: Marangu
Day 15: Marangu

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
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