10-Day Kenya and Tanzania Budget lodges/ Luxury tented camp Safaris 

Grab your bags lets go adventure on a Kenya and Tanzania Budget Wildlife road safari and  holiday tours from Nairobi ending Nairobi or Arusha.


Overview

This 10-day safari itinerary will take you to visit the prime parks in Kenya Masai Mara NR, Lake Nakuru / Lake Navasha NP, Amboseli NP, to Tanzania Safaris;  Arusha (City toiurs), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP & Ngorongoro crater for an incredible effortless game viewing experience . You will get a unique wildlife experience.
Kenya Tazania Safari destinations: Masai Mara NR, Masai Mara NR, Lake Nakuru NP/ Lake NAivasha , Amboseli NP, Arusha (City), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP & Ngorongoro  crater safari tours.  This tour starts in Nairobi (Kenya) with airport pick up & ends in Arusha (Tanzania) with airport drop off or back to the hotel drop off at the end of the trip.
Accommodation & Meals:
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Day Accommodation:  This Kenya and Tanzania Safari trip accommodations varies from budget lodges/ economic lodges to Midrange lodges and luxury tented camps.

  • 1: Lenchada Tourist Camp - Budget tented camp just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya); Lunch & Dinner all meals included (http://lenchadatouristcamp.com/)
  • Masai mara Sopa Lodge / ol mmoran luxury tented camp  - Budget  lodge/ luxury tented camp  (http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/overview) just outside Masai Mara NR, Mara sopa lodge is located inside the park. (Kenya); Lunch & Dinner
  • 2: Lenchada Tourist Camp - Budget tented camp just outside Masai Mara NR (Kenya); All Meals Included
  • 3: Lake Nakuru Golden palace resort; (http://eaglepalacehotel.com/)  - Budget hotel just outside Lake Nakuru NP (Kenya); All Meals Included or Lake Nakuru lodge for mid range/economy lodge safaris (http://lakenakurulodge.com/)
  • 4-5: Kimana Tented Camp - Budget tented camp just outside Amboseli NP (Kenya); All Meals Included  or Amboseli Kibo Luxury tented camp (http://www.kibosafaricamp.com/)
  • 6:Lake Manyara Bounganvillai Lodge (Tanzania)( http://bougainvilleasafarilodge.com/) -Breakfast & Lunch Included
  • 7 and 8: Serengeti Kati Kati luxury tented camp (http://twctanzania.com/en/accommodation/kati-kati-tented-camp/) Budget camping  -Just outside Tarangire NP (Tanzania), All Meals Included
  • 8 : Ngorongoro Rhino lodge (http://www.ngorongoro.cc/) Budget /Mid-trange lodge safari   - Bordering Ngorongoro (Tanzania) without fences; All Meals Included
  • 10: End of tour - (No accommodation) - Breakfast & Lunch Included

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel or airport and take part in a short briefing before departing for the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Your journey will take you through the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for a brief stopover to take in the amazing views and take some memorable photographs. Your next stop will be in Narok Town for lunch. After lunch you will continue on to Maasai Mara. Upon arrival you will check in at the Lenchada Tourist Camp for budget camping safaris and then take off on a exciting evening game drive, tracking the local animal and bird species. Later in the evening you will return to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.
Accommodation used here for lodge safari package:  Mara Sopa Lodge (http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/overview) / Mara ol moran luxury tented camp (http://olmorantentedcamp.com/ ) / Mara sentrim Lodge (http://www.sentrimhotels.net/index.php/sentrim-mara-lodges-in-mara) or any of similar.

 Day 2: Maasai Mara National Game Reserve

After breakfast you will take off on a full day of game drive in the reserve. The landscape is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for a variety of game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and photography. You will break for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool, enjoy your lunch while looking out for the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit the water. Later in the evening there is an optional Maasai village tour before your return to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.
Accommodation used here for lodge safari package:  Mara Sopa Lodge (http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/overview) / Mara ol moran luxury tented camp (http://olmorantentedcamp.com/ ) / Mara sentrim Lodge (http://www.sentrimhotels.net/index.php/sentrim-mara-lodges-in-mara) or any of similar.

Day 3: Maasai Mara National Game Reserve - Lake Naivasha Lodge Safaris

After an early morning pre-breakfast game drive you will return to lodge for breakfast, check-out and depart through the Mara region for the Lake Naivahsa Hell’gate National Park. You will enjoy lunch along the way with scenic views of Mt. Longonont as you proceed to Lake Naivasha  Sopa Resort (http://www.sopalodges.com/lake-naivasha-sopa-lodge/overview) or any of similar  (1.5 hours). 
The lodge is located by the lake and has beautiful grounds with huge cactus and many acacia trees and there is often wildlife wandering around such as bushbuck, zebra and giraffe. The main building has an interior garden, fireplaces and low comfy leather sofas.
The rooms themselves are spacious, swahili style chalets either with a balcony or a glass fronted lounge area for relaxing and wildlife viewing. After lunch you’ll take a boat safari across the lake where you may see hippos and many species of birds including fish eagles, pelicans and sometimes flamingoes, towards the end of your boat safari you will stop at Crescent Island for a guided nature walk. You’ll then retire to the lodge for the evening where you can take a swim, have dinner and watch the hippos come up from the Lake to graze in Sopa’s grounds.

Day 4: Lake Naivasha safaris to  Amboseli National Park

After breakfast you will check-out and enjoy an action packed game drive in Hells gate Park, known for its prolific bird life including the majestic pink flamingos. The park contains a sanctuary for the conservation of the white rhino while species like Cape buffalo and water buck can be seen near the shoreline. You will then drive to Amboseli National Park where you will check-in at Sentrim safari lodge (http://www.sentrimhotels.net/index.php/sentrim-amboseli-lodges-in-amboseli) or amboseli Kibo luxury tented camp (http://www.kibosafaricamp.com/) or any of similar for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Full day spent exploring Amboseli National Park

Depart for an early morning game drive. Relax by the pool after having a leisurely breakfast.  The rest of the day spent exploring the photogenic park with picnic lunch boxes served in the park.  Dinner and overnight at Sentrim safari lodge or amboseli Kibo luxury tented camp or any of similar.
Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's most well-known nature reserves. This wide extend of savannah and swampland includes the generally dry Lake Amboseli, and quite a bit of it is inside sight of Tanzania's forceful snow-topped Kilimanjaro. Supplementing this sensational scene are powerful crowds of elephants, the recreation center's greatest draw. Head to Observation Hill for the absolute most noteworthy perspectives; early morning and late evening are best to spot these magnificent creatures.
Ingenuity will compensate you with sightings of whatever remains of the "Huge Five" of amusement: lions, panthers, rhinos and wild oxen. There are additionally various Maasai towns which welcome guests. Ensure your camera has a liberal memory card; Africa has few better blends of untamed life and landscape. The Royal Court of Kilimanjaro is most well known for its perspectives of Kilimanjaro and its expansive crowds of free-wandering elephants, yet there are various extra exercises accessible adjacent. Visit Masai Manyatta Village. For those needing to take in more about Africa's most renowned tribal society, a visit to the Masai town of Manyatta can be organized.

Day 6: Amboseli National Park – Namanga border - Lake Manyara National Park.

Early breakfast then proceed for morning game drives as you exit the park and, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha to Lake Manyara National park with lunch enroute. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. We proceed to Migunga Tented lodge (http://www.moivaro.com/lodges/tanzania/migunga-tented-camp/) / Lake Manyara Bounganvilai lodge (http://bougainvilleasafarilodge.com/) for dinner and overnight stay.

Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.

Day 7: Lake Manyara  - Serengeti National Park National park

Morning game drives at Lake Manyara National park then proceed to Serengeti national park. Game is viewed as we proceed to  Serwengeti kati kati luxury tented camp (http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/serengetimediumcamp/) for dinner and overnight stay or any of similar

Day 8: Full day spent exploring the park with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals and overnight stay at the Kati Kati Luxury Tanted camp.
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area. Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.

Day 9: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After an early morning breakfast you will check-out and depart for your next game drive. You will stop for lunch and then continue on to the Ngorongoro Crater, arriving in the evening. You will check-in and set up camp at the Ngorongoro Rhino lodge (http://www.ngorongoro.cc/) located at the realm of the crater as you enjoy the sunset and the scenic views while you have dinner and then your overnight stay.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

After an early morning breakfast you will take off for your last game inside the Ngorongoro Crater. You will descend down to the crater floor enjoying the beautiful scenic views and the abundance of wildlife that the park has to offer. Later in the afternoon you will have a picnic lunch at a designated spot inside the crater and later ascend back up the crater rim to make your way back Arusha arriving by late evening as from 15:30hrs. You will arrive in the late afternoon and be dropped-off at your hotel. This is where your safari will end.

COST:  2760 usd per person sharing all inclusive safari packages. (Kenya and Tanzania Lodge /luxury tented camp safaris.)


Included & Excluded

What's Included

Not Included

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
  • A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers
  • Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary

Price Guide by Season

High Season
Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Peak Season
July, Aug, Sept, Oct Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Low Season
April, May, June Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Christmass Extra
21st Dec - 3rd Jan Economy Standard Luxury
Price Per Person $ $ $

Acommodation Options

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Luxury lodge / tented camp option Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Maran Serena Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp, Keekorok Lodge
Standard lodge/ tented camp option Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Lodge/Camp, Elangate Olerai Camp
Economy lodge/ tented camp option Olmoran Tented Camp, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Lake Naivasha

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Amboseli National Park

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Lake Manyara National park

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Serengeti National park

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Ngorongoro Crater National Park/h3>

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping