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Ngorongoro Crater Exotic Stone Town Gorilla Trek Serengeti Trail page : 16, YGOT Camp on the rim of the volcanic crater, thousands of feet above the green grasslands and rushing rivers that are home to an array of African animals. Zanzibar Beach Break page : 21, YGAZ Lose yourself in the labyrinth of streets, bazaars and mosques of Stone Town – it’s like stepping back into the days when spices were as good as gold. Loita Hills

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  • Intrepids real life experiences in east africaGolden plains dotted with iconic wildlife, snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro and elegant, crimson-clad Maasai warriors: East Africa promises the wilderness experience of a lifetime.

    east africa

    Kenya Wildlife Safaripage : 17, YGOK

    Walk tall and camp out with Maasai warriors in a remote Kenyan village. This memorable African adventure is the ultimate homestay experience.

    Loita Hills

    Zanzibar Beach Break page : 21, YGAZ

    Lose yourself in the labyrinth of streets, bazaars and mosques of Stone Town its like stepping back into the days when spices were as good as gold.

    Exotic Stone Town

    Gorillas, Chimps & Game Parkspage : 24, YXOG

    Track a family of rare mountain gorillas through the lush rainforest, then recount stories of the hike with new-found friends over an evening beer.

    Gorilla Trek

    Serengeti Trailpage : 16, YGOT

    Camp on the rim of the volcanic crater, thousands of feet above the green grasslands and rushing rivers that are home to an array of African animals.

    Ngorongoro Crater

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  • 16 Kenya & Tanzania

    Witness the epic grandeur of the Great Rift Valley

    Shop for local sculptures and textiles at a Musoma market

    Search out Africas Big Five in the Serengeti

    Visit the home of our earliest ancestors

    Camp on the rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater

    See cultures collide on the streets of Nairobi

    See flocks of flamingos make Lake Nakuru blush pink

    Experience tribal life with Maasai warriors

    Watch local craftsmen at work in Musoma

    Camp on the shores of Lake Victoria

    Safari through the renowned Serengeti

    Encounter iconic wildlife on game drives

    Be amazed by the Ngorongoro Crater

    PhYSiCAL

    CuLTuRAL

    Photo Competition, Giraffe, Nairobi, Kenya - Rebecca Rose

    Photo Competition, Motorcycle tyre shoes, Masai Mara, Kenya - Marc Ehrenbold

    ACCOMMODATiON Hotel (1 nt), participatory camping (6 nts) TRANSPORT Overland truck, 4x4 safari vehicle GROuP SiZE Max 22 MEALS All meals while camping BuDGET See trip notes for additional costs of meals not included, optional activities & personal spending DEPARTS Selected Wed & Sat GuARANTEE Subject to min 4 CARBON EMiSSiONS OFFSET 218 kg pp per trip NOTES A single supplement is available on this trip TRAVELLER RATiNG 4.76 out of 5

    ACCOMMODATiON Hotel (2 nts), participatory camping (12 nts) TRANSPORT Overland truck, 4x4 safari vehicle GROuP SiZE Max 22 MEALS All meals while camping BuDGET See trip notes for additional costs of meals not included, optional activities & personal spending DEPARTS Selected Sat GuARANTEE Subject to min 4 CARBON EMiSSiONS OFFSET 408 kg pp per trip 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. TRAVELLER RATiNG 4.75 out of 5

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    Serengeti Trail

    The Maasai Heartlands

    iTiNERARY... Day 1 Nairobi Discover Kenyas bustling capital.

    Day 2 Kisii Travel across the breathtaking Great Rift Valley into

    Kenyas fertile highlands. Stock up on essentials in hilltop Kisii - the

    last stop before the safari begins. Day 3 Lake Victoria Watch

    master soapstone craftsmen at work and perhaps collect a few

    of their carvings. Cross into Tanzania and mingle with the locals

    in Musomas lively marketplace. Tonight, stay on a quiet stretch

    of shoreline beside one of the worlds largest lakes. Days 4-5

    Serengeti National Park Watch the famous grasslands and river

    valleys of the Serengeti unfold on game-viewing safaris. Look out

    for lions, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeest, giraffes and elusive spotted

    leopards. Safe and sound in a tent, be lulled to sleep by the sounds

    of nocturnal animals. Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater Gaze into the

    Olduvai Gorge and learn about this fascinating site, regarded as

    the Cradle of Mankind. 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. Day 7 Meserani Jump in a 4x4 and

    descend to 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. Day 8 Nairobi Travel across open

    plains and through Arusha, a regional centre at the foot of Mt Meru,

    on the return journey to the busy streets of Nairobi.

    iTiNERARY... Day 1 Nairobi Arrive in Kenyas modern capital.

    Day 2 Lake Nakuru Witness the magic of a thousand flamingos

    taking flight and enjoy a game drive to seek out some of the iconic

    wildlife that call the lakeside home. Days 3-4 Lake Naivasha Visit

    a village to interact with locals and learn about their daily life. Drive

    to Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley, which

    is home to eagles, cormorants and kingfishers. Day 5 Loita hills

    Camp among a local tribe in the heart of Maasai country to learn

    about the lives of these red-robed warriors. Days 6-7 Masai Mara

    National Reserve The rivers and plains of this game reserve are

    home to some of the worlds most famous predators. Day 8 Narok

    Chill out poolside or head into town to mingle with the Maasai.

    Day 9 Kisii Head across the Great Rift Valley to the town of Kisii,

    surrounded by miles of tea plantations. Day 10 Lake Victoria

    Watch master soapstone craftsmen at work and observe local life

    at the Musoma market. Camp on the shores of Lake Victoria in

    Tanzania. Days 11-12 Serengeti National Park Embark on a

    sunset safari across the Serengetis golden grasses to spot cheetahs,

    lions and zebras. Sleep in the heart of the park and drift off to sleep

    as nocturnal animals come to life. Day 13 Ngorongoro Crater

    Discover the Olduvai Gorge that once sheltered humankinds

    earliest ancestors. Camp near the immense Ngorongoro Crater.

    Day 14 Meserani Look for Africas famous animals in the

    Ngorongoro Crater, then head to Mto Wa Mbu and browse the

    village markets. Day 15 Nairobi Return to Nairobi.

    8 days, ex Nairobi

    15 days, ex Nairobi

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  • 17 Kenya

    Spot herds of elephants in the Masai Mara National Reserve

    Experience tribal life with Maasai warriors

    Keep watch for lions on a game drive

    Meet the nomadic tribes of the Samburu

    Visit a sanctuary for black rhinos

    Learn about herbal medicine from a local

    Lake Naku