10-DAY AFFORDABLE SAFARI IN TANZANIA AND KENYA
BUDGET SAFARI IN TANZANIA AND KENYA OVERVIEW
East Africa is an amazing safari destination and lives up to its name as the ‘Home of Safari’ so come and join us on a 10-day affordable safari in Tanzania and Kenya that really does allow you to see various flourishing wildlife parks and reserves without being in a rush or breaking the bank!
This 10-day affordable safari in Tanzania and Kenya itinerary is tailored to those visiting East Africa in high season, where the never-ending sights the great wildebeest migration allows you to spend as long as you like sightseeing. Of course, depending on whether you are on a tight budget or just looking to shave costs, you can adjust your own Kenya and Tanzania safari plans accordingly.
HOW TO ROAD-TRIP KENYA AND TANZANIA ON A BUDGET
If you want to road-trip Kenya and Tanzania on a budget, then outdoor activities top the list in the things to do. There are many game drives and guided nature walks that come without any cost. Your 10-day cheap safari in Tanzania and Kenya begins & ends in Nairobi and takes an easy 4x4 Jeep tour through Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara on a shared basis.
Masai Mara Game Reserve – 2 Nights
Masai Mara Game Reserve—a preserved grassland savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya with a vast landscape stretch of grassy plains, rolling hills, and acacia woodland extending from Serengeti ecosystems in the north to Masai Mara ecosystems in the south. Masai Mara Game Reserve is blessed with some spectacular 'Big 5' game, predators, birds, and other wildlife species that can be explored on a quick 3 days from Nairobi. Here’s a small but impressive list of best places to visit in Masai Mara to make the most of your short 2-nights trip.
Lake Nakuru National Park – 1 Night
Lake Nakuru National Park, the bird sanctuary of Kenya, is ever-blooming as a tourist destination. But budget travelers spend a few days here before they make their way forward to other regions like Masai Mara National Reserve. Truth is, to feel the essence of a place, you must spend plenty of time camping and interacting with locals and losing yourself amidst the unperturbed mother nature.
Serengeti National Park – 1 Night
Serengeti National Park is not only home to the great migration, but also offers some of the most basic camping facilities for budget travelers. It’s a small game reserve but has its own unfadable charm that makes it one of the most celebrated groups/family destinations in Northern Tanzania. We’ve got some of the best places to visit in Serengeti National Park for groups where they can spend a beautiful evening camping together during their cheap safari in Tanzania and Kenya.
Lake Manyara National Park – 1 Night
Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania's Arusha and Manyara Regions is perched right in the middle of Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. With one night to spend in this region, you can get a broad wildlife experience that includes large flocks of flamingos, legendary tree-climbing lions and the Lake Manyara's most flocked to a tourist attraction — Treetop Walkway. This amazing National Park won’t leave indifferent any traveler participating in safari in Tanzania and Kenya tour.
BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy highly rated budget-friendly activities in Lake Manyara National Park, which is a must-visit attraction of every safari in Tanzania and Kenya tour. Here's a 10-day budget traveler’s guide to the best things to see and do for free or less than $10. So, you've got to save money on food and basic necessities.
- Visit Lake Manyara National Park to enjoy the shared 4x4 game drives and view some of the local wildlife, including more than 400 bird species, Schalow's Turaco, Hornbill, Emerald Cuckoo, Eagle and large flocks of flamingos. Free activities include bird watching, a visit to Maasai Bombas, and a search for tusked elephants, large buffalo, and legendary tree-climbing lions of Manyara during the annual Walk for Wildlife.
- Explore aquatic wildlife (hippos and wetland birds) of Lake Manyara by open boat or affordable two-person canoe.
10-DAY BUDGET SAFARI IN TANZANIA AND KENYA: ITINERARY 2022/2023
DAY 1: NAIROBI TO MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
Our thrilling budget safari in Tanzania and Kenya starts in Nairobi. On your arrival at the hotel/airport in Nairobi, you will be received by our local safari representative. Enjoy being warmly welcomed, and proceed to Masai Mara National Reserve by road. We will reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. As soon as you reach the budget lodge, complete all check-in formalities, and unwind in your room. After a brief period of rest, get ready for a 10-day budget tour to the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is known for several attractions such as low-cost 4x4 game drive, enthralling nature trails, wildlife adventures, and many other exciting things to explore on a budget. You will have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy all of them during your safari in Tanzania and Kenya. After spending some time at the Park, head back to the budget lodge for a restful overnight stay in Masai Mara.
- Overnight (Full Board): Enchoro Wildlife Camp
DAY 2: FULL-DAY GROUP BUDGET TOUR TO MASAI MARA
On the 2nd day of our cheap safari in Tanzania & Kenya, after a scrumptious full breakfast, we will proceed on a full-day group budget tour to Masai Mara National Reserve with a 2 hour 4x4 Jeep ride through the Mara Triangle. The Mara Triangle is a photographer's and naturalist's paradise that gives you a thrilling wildlife experience. After lunch, set off on another game drive to the northern & southern Sections. Later by the evening, we will have a visit to the Masai Village (Optional) where you can get acquainted with the friendly natives and their way of life so unusual for a city-dweller, returning to the Enchoro Wildlife Camp as the sunsets.
- Overnight (Full Board): Enchoro Wildlife Camp
DAY 3: MASAI MARA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
The 3rd day of our budget safari in Tanzania and Kenya tour will cause your delight due to the acquaintance with numerous rare bird species. Wake up to a wholesome full breakfast and soak in the mesmeric wildlife scenery around. Today, you’ll be picked up from the camp from where you’ll head to Lake Nakuru National Park. You will be introduced to Lake Nakuru National Park’s Inside Passage, which is a protected bird paradise.
As you drive through Inside Passage, get ready for a rendezvous with some of Lake Nakuru National Park’s most iconic wildlife and birds (White pelican, Blue-eared starling, Greater & Lesser flamingo, Hottentot teal). Driving and exploring, you will enjoy the day onboard. When the moon pops up, savour full dinner and sleep restfully at Citymax Hotel Nakuru.
- Overnight (Full Board): Citymax Hotel Nakuru
DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU, NAIVASHA TO NAIROBI
Your day begins with a lovely cheap morning breakfast and plans how you would be enjoying your leisure day at Lake Naivasha. You can choose to visit Crescent Island - a walkable island where you can walk among giraffe, zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. Head to Hells Gate National Park - the park's oldest and hottest. Here, you can watch its rare natural landscapes like towering cliffs, Hell's Gate Gorge, and geothermal springs - Olkaria geothermal hot spa. You can also visit Lake Naivasha for a cheap boat ride and catch a close glimpse of hippos walking along the bottom surface, Cormorants drying their wings, goliath heron, spoonbills, and giant kingfishers. After enjoying your day, proceed to Nairobi.
- Overnight (Full Board): Sunrise Hotel, Nairobi
DAY 5: NAIROBI TO ARUSHA TOWN
After breakfast at the Sunrise Hotel, Nairobi, leave for the 10-day budget tour in the early morning to continue your safari in Tanzania and Kenya. Meet at a common boarding point to hop on a shuttle ride to 10-Day cheap safari in Tanzania. Enjoy a lovely lunch on arrival at Arusha. Later, satiate your hunger pangs with a delectable full dinner and sleep onboard.
- Overnight (Full Board): Equator Hotel
DAY 6: ARUSHA TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
After a grand buffet breakfast with your group, proceed to the budget-friendly jeep and have a 4x4 ride to Lake Manyara National Park. The Lake Manyara National Park is known for numerous species of birds and animals such as tree-climbing lions, flamingos, waterfowl, buffalo, impalas, and many other exciting things to explore at a shoestring cost. After spending some time at the Park, head back to the budget-friendly Campsite for a restful overnight stay in Lake Manyara National Park.
- Overnight (Full Board): Sunbright Campsite
DAY 7: LAKE MANYARA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Kickstart your day with a lovely full breakfast and be prepared to explore the exceptional Serengeti National Park. The Big 5 game (rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo), spectacular crocodile-infested Grumeti River, and exciting close-up views of the massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra make your day truly pleasurable. You can also enjoy various low-cost activities ranging from hot air balloon safari, camping under the stars, bush dinner among others at Serengeti National Park on your own. After a day amidst scenic expanses, dig into a delectable budget-friendly dinner, followed by a sound sleep onboard at Seronera Campsite.
- Overnight (Full Board): Seronera Campsite
DAY 8: FULL-DAY SERENGETI BUDGET SAFARI
Post full breakfast, get charged up to explore Serengeti further. You’ll be picked up from Seronera Campsite from where you’ll head to the Moru Kopjes. The duration of the journey is 45 minutes, which will leave you fully mesmerized until you reach your destination. The Moru Kopjes is surrounded by stones, grass, and savanna. You can take a ride to enjoy its scenic wildlife tour for the black rhinos that inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes. There will also be several cheap outdoor activities which you can enjoy with your group. Drive to the Simba Campsite for overnight stay.
- Overnight (Full Board): Simba Campsite
DAY 9: FULL-DAY BUDGET TOUR TO NGORONGORO CRATER
The next fantastic destination of your safari in Tanzania and Kenya tour is Ngorongoro Crater. Once you have enjoyed a delicious modest breakfast, proceed for the full-day budget tour to visit Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is a Conservation Area situated in northern Tanzania. The place is also dotted by different species of birds and the Big Five (leopard, rhino, elephant, lion, and buffalo) and the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater. Once the day has fascinated you with its wildlife and natural attractions, relish full dinner and sleep into your cozy shared beds onboard for the night.
- Overnight (Full Board): Equator Hotel
DAY 10: ARUSHA TO NAIROBI
Your 10-day budget tour ends today. Post a lovely breakfast, you will pack your bags and proceed to check-out from the hotel in Arush by 7 am. Transfer to Arusha Bus Station to catch a group bus to Nairobi. On arrival, transfer to the airport. You will be enjoying your way back with such beautiful Tanzania and Kenya wildlife safari memories. I hope you had a delightful 14-day cheap safari in Tanzania and Kenya. The memories we created along with each other will bring you back to us to travel again soon.
- Drop off at the Airport/ hotel within Nairobi.
BENEFITS OF A 10-DAY CHEAP SAFARI IN TANZANIA AND KENYA
Undoubtedly, safari is the main reason why travelers choose Kenya and Tanzania. This kind of activity supposes 4x4 game drives in wildlife to see animals in their natural habitat. For those planning their next 10-day budget tour to Kenya and Tanzania, step away from the chaotic city life and explore the beauty of East Africa wilderness! Various activities to enjoy during your cheap safari in Tanzania and Kenya include:
-Budget in advance for your trip and get great value for money.
Having a Kenya and Tanzania tour booked makes it easier to budget for the trip. Once you’ve paid for your safari and the park fees, all you need is some spending money for things like soft drinks, tip to the guide, and personal items.
-Enjoy authentic local experiences as you travel.
Throughout the course of your 10-day budget safari in Tanzania and Kenya tour, you’ll come face to face with fascinating local Maasai cultures, wildlife, and nature, as well as staying in local camping sites with 90% organic food.
- Nairobi airport-hotel-airport transfers
- Park fees
- Accommodation with all meals on safari
- Game viewing drives in a 4x4 land cruiser jeep
- Bottled drinking water in tour vehicle
- The Flying Doctors Medical, Emergency & Rescue cover (For Private trips)
- Pick up and drop off at Nairobi airport or hotel
- Professional English Speaking Driver / Guides
- Flying Package Price Includes: Round-trip economy class airfare into Masai Mara, out of Nairobi Wilson Airport - 45-minute flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara.
- Travel Insurance
- Gratuities & tips ($15 per day. Average industry practice)
OPTIONAL (EXTRAS) - ACTIVITIES TO DO ON A TOUR
- Hot air balloon safari ($450 per person)
- Night game drives ($120 per person)
- Masai village visit ($20 per person)
- Boat rides ($20 per person)
- Walk with the wild animals ($30 per person)
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