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Serengeti Trail
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Africa is truly the cradle of life. You'll feel as though you've stepped into a nature documentary as you roam the famous Serengeti National Park, 15,000 sq km of rolling savannah that shelters an astounding array of animals from miniature dik-dik antelopes to the noble African elephant. It's even easier to spot wildlife among the ethereal vistas of the Ngorongoro Crater. But this is also a human journey that puts you among Kenya and Tanzania's bustling markets and plantations, and in the valleys inhabited by humankind's earliest ancestors. If you want to experience some of the most superb game viewing in Africa, then this will truly be a week to remember.

Day 1 Nairobi
Karibu! Welcome to Kenya.

You can arrive at any time on day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting tonight at 6pm. Your leader will leave a note at reception telling you where this important meeting will take place. Please ask a member of reception for this information. After the group meeting there is the option of joining the group for dinner.

Your leader will collect your local payment and park fees today. Please bring USD notes/bills printed after 2003 in large denominations.

Nairobi is a bustling city that is constantly alive with a wide array of restaurants, clubs, pubs and discos. If you arrive early, head out to explore the National Museum of Kenya or the Karen Blixen Museum (author of Out of Africa), or Bomas which displays the traditional homesteads of several Kenyan tribes in an outdoor village.

Tonight we are staying in a hotel.

Day 2 Kisii
This morning we board our Safari truck and travel west. Crossing the incredibly scenic Great Rift Valley on the way to the tea-growing highlands is a fantastic introduction to the beautiful landscapes of Kenya. We also pass through the ancient homeland of the Masai. Look out for these tall, graceful tribesmen dressed in distinctive scarlet robes, tending to their prized herds of cattle.

Our picnic lunch is in Narok town where we will pick up our fellow altpassengers who have previously completed an eight day trip around Kenya.

We make our final stop near the hilltop town of Kisii, our last chance to stock up on supplies before heading into the African wilderness. Today's drive will take approximately 8 hours (310km) and the roads are pretty rough!

Tonight we camp with hot/cold showers and flush toilets. If we arrive late you may be acommodated in very, very simple share style rooms with ensuite (bedding provided).

Day 3 Lake Victoria
We begin this morning we a visit to a one of this areas famous soapstone carving co-operatives. You can watch the master craftsmen at work and perhaps also pick up a few hand-carved souvenirs while you're here. Along the way today we visit an African market place for a local lunch and a chance to interact with the people of Musoma.

Today we cross the border into Tanzania (230km, approx. 6 hours including border crossing at Sirari, Kenya/Isebania, Tanzania) and camp on the shores of Africa's largest lake. This section of Lake Victoria is one of the least visited and, as a result, also the least developed. Enjoy being one of the only tourists around!

This afternoon there are plenty of activities to choose from. You may wish to hire bicycles for a facinating local experience from handlebar height. It is possible to hire a boat and visit a local island, or you may prefer to just chill out with a cold drink lakeside.

Tonight we camp with hot/cold showers and flush toilets.

Days 4-5 Serengeti National Park
Today we cover 100km from Lake Victoria to the Park gate on a smooth road before enjoying our picnic lunch at the entrance to the Serengeti. The following 120km is completed driving through the Serengeti and the driving will be slow as we game drive our way to our campsite. We reach our bush camp in the heart of the park at around 6pm.

The Serengeti National Park is world-famous for the quality of its game viewing. We spend two days exploring the vast grass plains, rock outcrops (kopjes) and sparsely wooded river valleys of this wonderful park- a haven for lions, cheetahs, leopards, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes and gazelles. For the ultimate safari experience we search for animals in the early morning and late afternoon, when most creatures come out to feed.

Our second day here we awaken at dawn to begin our game drive. We will head out while the animals are at their most active and head back to camp for brunch around 11am. After spending the day relaxing (just like the animals do) we head out again as the day begins to cool for our dusk game drive, returning in time for another delicious camp dinner.

An optional balloon ride over the Serengeti at sunrise is an unforgettable experience. If you have pre-booked this activity (please see Important Notes) you will be picked up and drive to the launch site, receive a safety briefing from your pilot and help inflate the balloon. You then glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height providing amazing wildlife photography opportunities, sometimes ascending to get an overview of the enormity of the Serengeti and the teeming herds of early morning wild life movements. Upon landing and before being returned to your accommodation you'll be treated to a five star bush breakfast!

These nights we bush camp with drop toilets and cold showers. Camping within the Serengeti itself you will hear the sounds of nocturnal animals as you drift off to sleep.

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crateralt
This morning we game drive out of the park, leaving around lunchtime, as we continue our journey to the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater. It will take us 3 hours to get to our camp on the rim of the crater once we leave the Serengeti (70km).

Along the way we stop at Olduvai Gorge, better known as the Cradle of Mankind, where some of the world's oldest humanoid skeletons were discovered.

Our campsite on the rim of the crater overlooks jagged volcanic peaks and rolling grasslands thousands of feet below - you can be sure that there are few campsites in the world that have a better view than this!

Tonight we camp with drop toilets and cold showers.

Please note- you will notice many Masai villages in the region of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. While it is of course fascinating to visit different cultures, past experience has shown that these villages exist primarily as businesses. You will be charged an entry fee of US$20 and the Masai will try very hard to sell souvenirs to you. While many clients still enjoy the experience, others have found it artificial and uncomfortable. We would very much prefer that Intrepid clients choose to by-pass this activity as we feel it negatively impacts the Masai culture and your perception of this culture. Unfortunately the tourist village business is such a high earner that we have been unable to find an "Intrepid" Masai experience in Tanzania such as that we are able to offer on our Kenyan Wildlife Safari, which is disappointing for all."

Day 7 Meserani Snake Park
We spend this morning on the crater floor, travelling in smaller 4WD vehicles accompanied by a local driver. There is excellent game-viewing all year round here, as the crater has about 30,000 resident animals. The photographic opportunities are unrivalled and this is one of the best places to see critically endangered black rhinos. alt

After the safari, ascend the slopes of the volcanic massif to the village of Mto Wa Mbu where we will make a short stop. Time allowing, there is the opportunity in this tiny town to browse the bustling markets and maybe bargain for some ebony makonde carvings or brightly coloured Tanzanian fabrics. We then continue on to tonight's campsite. It takes approx. 4.5 hours to get to our camp once we ascend the crater (140km).

Tonight we camp with flush toilets and hot/cold showers. There is also a bar allowing the chance for some final night drinks to celebrate our journey.

Day 8 Nairobi
We travel across open plains to the beautifully-situated country town of Arusha and then on to Nairobi where the tour ends in the late afternoon. The drive to Nairobi including lunch and the border crossing into Kenya takes about 7 hours (300km). We use the Namanga, Tanzania/Namanga, Kenya border crossing.

Your tour ends between 4 and 6pm. Please do not book your departure flight until after 9pm. We are able to arrange additional accommodation for tonight in Nairobi - please enquire at time of booking.

***Local payment of $400 USD is not included in the tour price ***

 Please note that international flights are not included. Please call us at 1.866.907.4006 for more information on great deals.

 

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Meet Market Adventures Travel
1064 Coxwell Ave
Toronto, ON
M4C 3G5
Tel: (416) 461 - 0096 / 1-866-907-4006

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