11 Day Kenya Tanzania | Budget Safari

This safari takes you to the most beautiful places in East Africa. In Kenya you will visit Lake Nakuru National park, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, and then Amboseli. In Tanzania, you will visit Tarangire National park, Ngorongoro, and Lake Manyara National park.
Things to Consider
  1. Budget tour
  2. Shared tour
  3. Can depart any day
  4. Can be customized
  5. Not Suitable for solo travelers
  6. Min age of 3 years
Activities & Transportation
  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Accommodation and Meals
Day: 1
Eastmark Hotel Mid-range hotel in or near Nakuru (Kenya)
Lunch & Dinner Included
Day: 2-3
Lenchada Tourist Camp Budget tented camp just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya)
All Meals Included
Day: 4
Taphe Guest Resort Budget hotel in or near Naivasha (Kenya)
All Meals Included
Day: 5-6
Amboseli Sentrim Lodge Mid-range tented camp just outside Amboseli NP (Kenya)
All Meals Included
Day: 7
Green Mountain Hotel Budget hotel in or near Arusha (Tanzania)
All Meals Included
Day: 8
Budget camping Inside Tarangire NP (Tanzania)
All Meals Included
day: 9
Budget camping Just outside Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania)
All Meals Included
Day: 10
Green Mountain Hotel Budget hotel in or near Arusha (Tanzania)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Day: 11
End of tour (No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Arrival (See The Journey for more details)

Day 1

Nairobi – Lake Nakuru

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our office representative and the guide for your trip.
After a short brief and breakfast at the nearby restaurant, you will depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. Afternoon game drive takes you to the lake to view Flamingos and pelicans. Also, spot White/Black Rhinos, Rothschild Giraffe, Water bucks and other kinds of African wildlife.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit June to March best for wildlife viewing (Little rain)
High Season July to March (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to March (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Eastmark Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Nakuru
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Nakuru – Massai Mara

After breakfast, drive along the Great Rift Valley, passing by the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot en route to Maasai Mara Game Reserve. You will go for an afternoon game viewing in this fascinating wildlife paradise. Dinner and overnight will be at, Lenchada tourist camp.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit June to October and September to October
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Lenchada Tourist Camp
  • Budget tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Masai Mara Full

After an early morning breakfast, spend a whole day viewing wildlife in Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Have a chance to see the “big 5”. After watching sunset, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight will be at Lenchada tourist camp.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Lenchada Tourist Camp
  • Budget tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Masai Mara – Naivasha

Go for your morning games drives and then depart after breakfast for Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for lunch. Go for a boat ride in the afternoon to the lake for a wildlife viewing; see the Hippos and many different kinds of lake birds. Dinner and overnight at Sweetlake.

Main Destination:
Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Taphe Guest Resort
  • Budget hotel located in or near Naivasha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Naivasha – Amboseli

Depart early in the morning for Amboseli National Park, passing through Maasai land. On arrival, make a game drive en route to the Lodge/Camp. The afternoon game viewing starts at 16:00hrs and continues until sunset. Then head back to the lodge for dinner at Sentrim camp.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February
High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather Jul to Sep and Jan to Feb (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Amboseli Sentrim Lodge
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Amboseli Full

Go for an early morning game drive before returning back to camp/lodge for breakfast and then relax in the lodge. Later, head out for another game viewing in the evening or after breakfast. Proceed with more game drives in the park with packed lunches in search of its popular residents like the well known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, and Hippo. You will get all of this with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Later return to your camp/lodge for dinner and overnight at Sentrim camp.

Main Destination:
Amboseli National Park (Kenya)
Accommodation:
Amboseli Sentrim Lodge
  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Amboseli NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Amboseli – Arusha

After breakfast you will depart the lodge/camp with a packed lunch early in the morning. You will head through the park to the Namanga border where you will connect the Tourist shuttle bus to Arusha after the immigration and formalities.
The Shuttle departs Nairobi at 0800hrs and will be at the border by 10:30 am. You will proceed to Arusha arriving in good time for lunch at 1:00pm. Our office representative will meet you at Green mountain hotel where you will spend the rest of the day relaxing at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Main Destination:
Arusha (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Green Mountain Hotel
  • Budget hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Arusha – Tarangire

In the morning, transfer to Tarangire National Park whose hilly terrain is dotted with a thousand baobab trees. It is home to large elephant herds as well as the biggest recorded number of bird species in the world. River Tarangire runs through this area offers the sole permanent source of water to the different birds and animals. After your lunch, you will spend the afternoon at leisure at the lodge as you relax by the swimming pool or in your room before going for a later game drive.
Overnight is at Sunbright Lodge/Fanaka Lodge/Panorama Campsite.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time to Visit June to October (Animals come to the river)
High Season June to October (The park is full of tourists)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Tarangire – Manyara

In the morning transfer to Tarangire National Park whose hilly terrain is dotted with a thousand baobab trees. It is home to large elephant herds as well as the biggest recorded number of bird species in the world. River Tarangire runs through this area and offers the sole permanent source of water to the different birds and animals. After your lunch, you will spend the afternoon at leisure at the lodge as you relax by the swimming pool or in your room before going for a later game drive.
Overnight at Sunbright Lodge/Fanaka Lodge/Panorama Campsite.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Manyara – Ngorongoro

Following your breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater which is the 8th natural wonder in the world. You will drive through the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will see the local Maasai people craze their livestock alongside the freely roaming wild animals. You will finally arrive at the edge of the crater and then descend 2,000ft into the huge caldera. This splendid natural amphitheater has the highest number of wild animals across Africa. You will see numerous lions, elephants as well as the uncommon black rhino. Since the crater has short grasses, the animals can be easily seen and may even be approached closely. You will spend the morning at the bottom of the crater watching the wildlife in this World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, you will proceed to the hippo picnic site after lunch and there you will do some more game viewing. Later transfer back to the city of Arusha at green mountain hotel.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
Green Mountain Hotel
  • Budget hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Arusha – Nairobi

After early breakfast you will be transferred to the bus stop for your shuttle back to Nairobi to arrive in Nairobi early in good time for lunch. You will be taken for hot lunch then be transferred either to the airport or to the hotel by our guide.

Main Destination:
Nairobi (Kenya)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
End of tour (See The Journey for more details)
 

Note:

We can arrange your full trip from home and back. If not, we’ll pick you up from the airport and take care of all further transportation, in most cases. All you’ll have to do is book the flight yourself using a website like Skyscanner.com. Please be sure to contact us first to confirm availability, dates and pick-up service.
 
  • This tour starts and ends in Nairobi
  • We can book your international flights help
  • Fly to/from Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO – Check price) in Nairobi
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged at an extra cost.
Included
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the itinerary section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary section)
 Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the itinerary section)

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Rates Per Person

Start dates
Single 1 room2+ people Sharing rooms
Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019 n/a* $2,195
Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020 n/a* $2,195
*n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for single travelers.
Rating:
4.2/5