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12 Day Kenya and Tanzania Budget Safari


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Tour Style Camping Small Group Top Seller
Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
Starts Nairobi
Ends Nairobi
Group Size Max 17
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older

Why book this trip?

This Kenya and Tanzania Safari is an all inclusive tour that covers many of the highlights of East Africa. It is filled with plenty of game drives where you can spot large herds of animals, followed closely by their predators. In Lake Naivasha where you camp amongst the Fever Trees you can while away the time by watching hippos wallowing in mud baths. On the 5th day the Masai Mara offers up its amazing wildlife with opportunities to see crocodiles on the banks of the Mara River.

It is the only semi-inclusive camping tour covering all the “must see” of Kenya and Tanzania national parks, following the “route less travelled”.  Another great aspect about this trip is it has a great upgrade (free) to a Lodge even though it is a camping trip.



Tour Overview

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Prepare yourselves to be swept through the beauty of Kenya and Tanzania on this circular East Africa Budget Safari. We pay visits to isolated regions and interact with the local tribes, including the famous Masai people. The conditions of the weather and roads will affect our choice of routes on each safari, thus a reasonable amount of flexibility from travellers will be required. Come with an open mind and a sense of adventure in order to get the best out of this tour. The tour requires participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes, keeping the truck clean and the setting up the camp. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind is needed on the trip.  The guide is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). The tour has been designed to include all highlights in the price and thus avoid any hidden surprises. The camping tour provides all equipment, including camp stretcher beds, tents, camp chairs. Travellers can bring supplementary mattress if desired. Travellers are required to bring sleeping bags, towels and travel pillows.


  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary


  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities, unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: CAE0303


Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya

Reaching Nairobi, we gather at our hotel in the core of this vibrant city. For those arriving early, there is an array of optional activities and outings available which can be organised through the hotel. At around 18h00 you will be briefed about our tour and we will then enjoy a lovely evening meal at one of the city’s local restaurants.

Day 2: Mount Longonot, Kenya

We will travel north and leave the city in our wake as we climb the escarpment for a bird’s eye view of the Great Rift Valley. We will then head down the escarpment to see the dormant volcano. A hike in Mount Longonot will then be enjoyed where you can see the entire escarpment, including the wildlife of this region. A packed lunch will be provided. We will then take a short drive to our camp for the evening in a prime location on the shore of Lake Naivasha. A lovely dinner round the campfire will be enjoyed with your fellow travellers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Lake Naivasha

Day 3: Hells Gate National Park, Kenya

After breakfast at the campsite we travel a short distance to Hells Gate National Park where you can spot zebra, giraffe, buffalo and other species of antelope. We head down into the gorge before going back to camp for lunch and then a lovely boat cruise on Lake Naivasha. Here you can look out for hippo and a see a wide variety of birds. A relaxing drive will be enjoyed to Elsamere, the former home of George and Joy Adamson for a traditional afternoon tea and an insight into their intriguing lives. We will then return to camp in the late afternoon for a ‘lekker’ South African braai.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Masai Mara, Kenya

Today we travel through some of Kenya’s most wonderful wilderness, making use of lesser-known roads, passing various Masai villages en route. Our camp for the following two evenings neighbours the famous Masai Mara National Park. Indulge in a lovely hot shower tonight with heated water from a traditional donkey boiler.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mara River Lodge

masai mara on bike

Day 5: Masai Mara, Kenya

We make our way into the Park in the early hours of the morning in order to embark on a lengthy day of game driving. The Masai Mara is famous for its massive herds and many predators. We make a point to follow the seasonal migrations. We enjoy a picnic lunch on the Mara riverbanks, renowned for its large crocodile and hippo concentrations. We then head back to camp for the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mara River Lodge

hippos east africa

Day 6: Lake Victoria, Tanzania

Departing from the Masai Mara, we make our way into Tanzania and then climb down toward the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. This lake makes up part of the Great Rift Valley and provides a livelihood for plenty of locals who fish in its waters. We then leave the Masai Mara and enter Tanzania before descending towards Lake Victoria. In the evening we will enjoy a dinner at one of the local restaurants at your own expense. We camp on the lapping water’s edge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Serengeti, Tanzania

Today we make our way into the Serengeti National Park – the world’s most acclaimed wildlife sanctuary. This Park boasts massive populations of game with countless predators and birdlife all living on the never-ending grasslands and acacia-covered plains, which is the epitome of a true African game park. We will explore the Park from west to east, embarking on several exciting game drives, and we will spend our evening at the bustling Seronera campsite.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Serengeti – Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Following a lengthy game drive that takes place in the morning, we depart from the Serengeti and make our way into the Ngorongoro Conservation region where we observe the fascinating sight of the Masai tribal people herding their livestock among the wildlife, maintaining their customary lifestyle as they have done for thousands of years. This evening we camp at the well-known Simba Camp, situated on the edge of the grand Ngorongoro Crater. The views from this campsite are breathtaking.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Simba Campsite
Facilities: French toilet system, normal toilets and long drop toilets. Good warm showers

Day 9: Ngorongoro- Masai Village, Tanzania

At the break of dawn, we begin our brave descent into the massive crater in our 4X4 safari vehicles where we explore this natural wonder. Here, we have the opportunity to spot almost all of Africa’s animal species, including the uncommon black rhino, up close in the vast, open plains. Heading back to Simba camp, we indulge in a tasty lunch before making our way out of the Park and climbing down the escarpment to our village camp. We spend two evenings camping here, surrounded by the colourful and friendly Masai people.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Twiga Camp
Facilities: Toilets and hot showers

Day 10: Masai Village, Tanzania

We spend today exploring the village on foot. We also take some time to take in the original culture, perhaps getting a chance to experience the Masai dancing and to try our hand at bartering in the marketplace. All of this gives us a unique perspective into their traditional lifestyle. We then camp for the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Twiga Camp
Facilities: Toilets and hot showers

Day 11: Arusha, Tanzania

Awaking in the early morning, we head toward a town situated at the foot of the magnificent Mt Meru, Arusha. Here, we spend our afternoon exploring this vibrant town and its local marketplaces. In the evening we will indulge in a delicious meal at your own expense at one of the lovely local restaurants.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Meserani Snake Park
Facilities: Toilets and hot showers

Day 12:  Transfer to Nairobi, Kenya

This morning, everyone will be transferred to the shuttle terminal where you will be transported back to Nairobi. This road journeys through some incredible surrounds and, on a clear day, spectacular views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain in all of Africa can be witnessed. Those who choose to extend their stay once back in Nairobi, or those who choose to continue their journey, will be transported to the city centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast



Included highlights

  • Lake Victoria
  • Masai Mara National Park
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Masai Village Stay
  • Arusha
  • Nairobi

Other Activities

  • Kenya Estimated Costs p/p
  • Boat Trip – 2.5 hours USD 15
  • Kenya Estimated Costs p/p
  • Primitive Cultural Village Tour USD 5
  • Hot Air Balloon Trip USD 475
  • Lake Manyara Cycling – 2 hours USD 15
Optional Activities can be booked on arrival. No bookings are made in advance.



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