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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi

Discover Kenya's 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 Musoma's lively marketplace. Tonight, stay on a quiet stretch of shoreline beside one of the world's 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.

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