9-DAY GROUP SAFARI IN KENYA & TANZANIA
10 flourishing wildlife parks and reserves, 1 amazing price! This 9-day group safari in Tanzania & Kenya allows you to explore the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, the classic great wildbeest migration sights along the famous Mara River, and the diverse landscapes of the south Serengeti, all in one affordable bundle.
This is a 9-day group safari in Tanzania & Kenya and you will be travelling with up to 10 people which makes the safari trip very social. There will be numerous optional extras to do should you wish to, such as bush walks, game drives, and balloon safari.
The very best 9-Day group safari in Tanzania & Kenya handpicked to suit every traveler’s needs. Whether you like group adventure tours or game drives, Bon Voyage Safaris has you covered.
TOP PLACES TO EXPLORE ON A GROUP TOUR
East Africa is one of the best safari destinations in the world for all types of travelers, but it’s also expensive. While you’ll need more cash in your daily budget to pay for everyday living expenses, it’s possible to explore Kenya and Tanzania on a shoestring.
There are abundant places to explore in East Africa on a 9-day group safari in Tanzania & Kenya. Here is the perfect list of top places to visit in Kenya and Tanzania on your trip.
Masai Mara National Reserve – Mara Stretch, views of Great Migration
The Masai Mara National Reserve is a must-visit place for every traveler going on a group safari in Tanzania & Kenya. The Mara River in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve stretches over 395 km length. The stretch gives rise to some of the best incredible views of the Great Wildebeest Migration. The River is decorated with over two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles that offer a visual treat to budget travelers. The river streams and panoramic view of the animals trying to cross the Mara River alive make you realize that you are in a dream. We recommend staying here for at least 3 days, 2 nights to soak in the natural wonder and get unforgettable impressions from your 9-day group safari in Tanzania & Kenya.
BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN MASAI MARA
Masai Mara is a game reserve that has everything - animals, plants, birds, and camping accommodations, as well as a lot of top things to do if you're on a tight budget.
Each extra activity in Masai Mara should cost less than $20 to get in - and much of what you see here is completely free of charge. Perfect for private groups, families, backpackers, and budget-conscious safari travelers.
There's a myriad of things to do in Masai Mara's Game Reserve that don't require you to be a millionaire, so here's how to enjoy 3-day, 2 nights Masai Mara safari on a budget!
- Visit the Maasai village to learn about distinctive customs and dress - including a full demonstration on how to create fire without matches or lighters by the Maasai Men.
- On the last day, from 5 to 9 am, take a low-cost balloon safari over Masai Mara landscapes to enjoy wildlife views with a flight certificate and souvenir photo included in the balloon safari price.
- Take one of several free-guided private group tours of Masai Mara - start by getting to know the Mara Triangle and its wildlife, then venture to the reserve's southern habitat for birds sightseeing group tour to discover migratory and resident birds.
Serengeti National Park – 2 Nights
Famously known as the ‘home to great African herds,’ Serengeti National Park is an incredible place in northern Tanzania, which is known for its enormous annual migration of wildebeest gazelle and zebra. This picturesque place should undoubtedly become one of the main destinations during your group safari Tanzania low budget trip. It will make you fall in love with the sheer beauty of African nature and will definitely amaze you with ample abundance of its wildlife. Whatever age you are, the Serengeti National Park won’t leave you indifferent.
Ngorongoro Crater – 1 Night
The next place that is worth your careful attention during a group safari in Tanzania and Kenya is the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Listed as the home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “Big 5” game animals (rhino, lion, elephant, leopard, and buffalo) in Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater is mainly visited by bird-watchers, photographers, safari adventure seekers, and trekkers. But believing the ambiance of this stunningly beautiful crater can’t be expressed in words and can only be felt.
Moreover, there are plenty of things to do in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area that will surely make your 9-day group safari in Tanzania & Kenya worth in every sense. So, what are you waiting for? Quickly go through the list of super exciting safari activities Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a fascinating and heart-stirring safari.
Lake Manyara National Park – 1 Night
One more destination that we recommend visiting on your Kenya & Tanzania tour is the fantastic Lake Manyara National Park, ready to reveal its secrets to travelers of any age. Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania, mostly known for its diverse range of landscape, amazing groundwater forests, and jaw-dropping views of the black-maned tree-climbing lions with thousands of flamingoes. This tranquil one night retreat boasts of Rift Valley soda lake, dense woodlands, and steep mountainsides. Also, there is a wide range of things to do in Lake Manyara, from boat rides to trekking expeditions.
9-DAY KENYA & TANZANIA GROUP SAFARI: ITINERARY 2022/2023
DAY 1: NAIROBI TO MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
As a perusal of the 9-day group safari in Tanzania & Kenya, arrive in Nairobi and get transferred from the airport to your group safari start point for the group briefing. Enjoy vivid glimpses of Kenya as you cover all the major attractions of the Masai Mara by road. We will reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch and then take rest/la siesta for the noon in your rooms. After lunch, we will stroll across the lovely Mara Triangle. Go for 4x4 game drives and get to witness some fascinating wildlife too. Post an amazing group tour, enjoy an overnight stay in Masai Mara.
- Overnight (Full Board): Enchoro Wildlife Camp
DAY 2: FULL-DAY GROUP TOUR TO MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
The 2nd day of our exciting 9-day group safari in Tanzania & Kenya will introduce you to the enchanting world of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Post full breakfast, go out on an exciting Masai Mara Hop-on Hop-off 4x4 group tour at low prices with a local expert Maasai guide. Get to visit the infamous Maasai people and get an insight over the Masai’s history. Visit the Mara River that is an iconic Great Wildebeest Migration point. Witness the annual migration of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles. Then come across the Big 5 animals (Lions, African Elephants, Rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, and Leopards), varied species of birds (Yellow-billed Stork, African Spoonbill, Secretarybird, and Hooded Vulture) and the Maasai villages that are home to several cultural and traditional activities. Post-tour, overnight at hotel.
- Overnight (Full Board): Enchoro Wildlife Camp
DAY 3: MASAI MARA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Wake up to some hearty full breakfast and checkout of your camping facility. Get a low-cost jeep ride to Nakuru that leads you to Nakuru National Park. Arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park and set out to visit the mighty migratory and resident birds, including white pelican, Blue-eared starling, Flamingos, and Hottentot teal. It is located in the rift valley. It offers several wildlife tours and nature trails on a budget to groups as well. In the evening, get to witness eye-catchy animals of Lake Nakuru National Park that include the Black and white rhinos, Cape buffalo, African wild dog, zebra, eland, waterbuck, and lion). Post group tour, overnight at Citymax Hotel Nakuru.
- Overnight (Full Board): Citymax Hotel Nakuru
DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU, NAIVASHA TO NAIROBI
Wake up to some delicious full breakfast and go sightseeing around Lake Naivasha. Take a 40-minute boat ride to visit Crescent Island, which is home to herbivores and mammals. Some of the grazers include wildebeests, zebras, impala, buffalo, giraffe, and hippos. This Island is open foot travel only. So, go around and see the wildlife view of the Island to make the 4th day of your group safari in Tanzania & Kenya tour unforgettable. Later, proceed to Nairobi. Overnight at Sunrise Hotel, Nairobi.
- Overnight (Full Board): Sunrise Hotel, Nairobi
DAY 5: NAIROBI TO ARUSHA TOWN
A tasteful morning meal marks the beginning of your day in Nairobi, followed by a group tour to Arusha. After a splendid day, treat your taste buds to a scrumptious dinner and a restful sleep onboard at Equator Hotel.
- Overnight (Full Board): Equator Hotel
DAY 6: ARUSHA TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Arise to a wholesome full breakfast and get ready to visit Lake Manyara National Park attractions that comprise of Tanzania’s natural masterpieces. Visit Lake Manyara river and Maasai Bomas and enjoy views of the appealing red-robbed pastoralists who are populous in a boma. Other activities include budget-friendly night game drives and Leopard sightings, among other wildlife. After one more amazing day of the Kenya & Tanzania group tour, come back to the group Campsite for a peaceful sleep.
- Overnight (Full Board): Sunbright Campsite
DAY 7: LAKE MANYARA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Arise to a full toothsome morning meal and checkout from the campsite. Now, enjoy a guided group tour on a budget to Serengeti National Park known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra. After witnessing the Great Migration, continue to the Serengeti ecosystem. Drive through the wildlife-rich and famous crocodile-infested Grumeti River. On arrival, check-in to the Seronera Campsite and relax. Later, visit Moru Kopjes to enjoy views of the Black rhinos that inhabit the granite outcrops and come back to the Campsite for a sound sleep.
- Overnight (Full Board): Seronera Campsite
DAY 8: SERENGETI, NGORONGORO CRATER TO ARUSHA
Kickstart your day with an energetic pocket-friendly breakfast and get ready for an exciting day ahead at Ngorongoro Crater. It’s home to the enormous, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game animals (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo). Watch huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse Ngorongoro plains during the annual migration.
Encounter the most affordable safari activities that include 4x4 group rides, Crater Rim Walk, and Empakaai Crater Hikes. The Olduvai Gorge visit is the highlight of this place. After a fun-filled day of your group safari in Tanzania & Kenya, come back to the Equator hotel for a relaxing sleep.
- Overnight (Full Board): Equator Hotel
DAY 9: ARUSHA TO NAIROBI
On your last day, revisit some places you liked the most in Arusha town and click photographs with your group. Spend romantic time wandering with your group in the streets of Arusha. Try some economical yummy meals and then checkout of your hotel and enjoy a tour back to Nairobi.
BENEFITS OF GROUP TRAVEL: WHAT TO EXPECT
Solo traveling is fun, but then nothing can beat the safari memories of an adventure enjoyed with friends. Traveling with your best tribe relieves you from every stress, and leaves you with a bouquet of beautiful safari memories that you and your friends can cherish for a lifetime. Bon Voyage offers you ample opportunities to experience the utmost craziness and some really safari adventurous tales together with your best buddies.
Have you ever returned from a private planned trip and added up exactly how much it really cost you? Not only can our group tours be outstanding value for money – many travellers find that having a Kenya & Tanzania group tour booked makes it easier to budget for the trip. Whats more travelling with a group will help you reduce your travel expenses since everyone will be sharing the costs of accommodation, food, and even transportation. Our Kenya & Tanzania group tour will also allow you to take advantage of the group rates and discounts that most airline companies, and hotels offer in East Africa.
2. MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
If you enjoy company of people, group travel provides companionship as well as the opportunity to meet like-minded travellers with whom to share the experience. You can meet new people who may even become your friends later on in life.
3. LEARN FROM YOUR EXPERIENCED TOUR GUIDE
Bon Voyage Safaris have knowledgeable expert-led Kenya & Tanzania safari tour guide who will often make you the difference between a good safari and a great safari. Our local tour guide will also deal with all the time consuming jobs like buying air tickets, and arranging park entry fees.
- 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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