8 Days Budget Safari in Tanzania and Kenya

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Experience the natural highlights of Kenya and Tanzania just for 8 days on a budget safari covering the beauty of Kenya and Tanzania with a view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa. Nothing can compare to encountering the legendary wildlife of the Serengeti and Masai Mara in the flesh. That’s why this 8 days guided safari is dedicated to exploring this iconic safari circuit. Traverse incredible national parks where golden grasslands stretch on to...
Experience the natural highlights of Kenya and Tanzania just for 8 days on a budget safari covering the beauty of Kenya and Tanzania with a view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa. Nothing can compare to encountering the legendary wildlife of the Serengeti and Masai Mara in the flesh. That’s why this 8 days guided safari is dedicated to exploring this iconic safari circuit. Traverse incredible national parks where golden grasslands stretch on to the ends of the earth, watch wildebeest kick up the rich African dust as they migrate in their millions, and venture off track to isolated regions to meet local tribes world apart. You will also see Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara known for the tree climbing lions. This guided tour ups your chances of seeing the "big five" game animals. Visit and see the wonders of nature both in Kenya and Tanzania.
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Itinerary Details

Accommodation
During your safari trip, you will be staying at mid-range camps just outside Maasai Mara National Reserve, inside Lake Manyara National Reserve, and inside Ngorongoro. You will also be staying at Decasa Hotel in Nairobi and Arusha Center Inn in Arusha, Tanzania. During the tour, there will be participation camping. This means that you will have to assist with some camp chores, such as setting up your own tent.

You will be staying at the camp in Maasai Mara for the first two nights. On the third night, you will be staying at Decasa Hotel while on the fourth, you will be staying at the Arusha Inn. The next two nights, your stay will be at the mid-range campsite in Lake Manyara, and on the last night, you will go back to stay in the Arusha Inn.

Itinerary

Arrival
You'll be collected from the airport or hotel. Accommodation before...
Accommodation
During your safari trip, you will be staying at mid-range camps just outside Maasai Mara National Reserve, inside Lake Manyara National Reserve, and inside Ngorongoro. You will also be staying at Decasa Hotel in Nairobi and Arusha Center Inn in Arusha, Tanzania. During the tour, there will be participation camping. This means that you will have to assist with some camp chores, such as setting up your own tent.

You will be staying at the camp in Maasai Mara for the first two nights. On the third night, you will be staying at Decasa Hotel while on the fourth, you will be staying at the Arusha Inn. The next two nights, your stay will be at the mid-range campsite in Lake Manyara, and on the last night, you will go back to stay in the Arusha Inn.

Itinerary

Arrival
You'll be collected from the airport or hotel. Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1 - Nairobi to Maasai Mara
After breakfast, the pick up from your hotel will be at 8 a.m. You will then be driven west for Maasai Mara Game Reserve with lunch en-route. You will be arriving in time for an evening game drive.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August, and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year-round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight will be at the camp.

Day 2 - Maasai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, you will proceed on a full day of game viewing within the reserve. The landscape here is a scenic savanna grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and photography. You will break for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool, looking out for hippos and crocodile. Dinner and overnight will be at the camp.

Day 3 - Maasai Mara to Nairobi
You will enjoy a pre-morning game drive to the park with your guide in this park where the landscape is a savannah grassland. The driver will drop you at the camp for breakfast, then you will depart to Nairobi with lunch en-route. You will arrive in the evening and be dropped off at the hotel.

Day 4 - Nairobi to Arusha
You will be departing from Nairobi with a shuttle to Arusha. You will arrive in Namanga Border for immigration procedures at the border and then proceed onto Arusha to arrive in the afternoon. You will check into the hotel where you are booked for bed and breakfast. You will have dinner and overnight in Arusha Town.

Day 5 - Arusha to Lake Manyara
After breakfast, there will be a pick up from the hotel and you will then depart to Lake Manyara with lunch en-route. You will proceed to Lake Manyara for a game drive at Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos. Dinner and overnight will be at the campsite.

Day 6 - Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro
After breakfast, you will descend 2000 feet (670 meters) into the crater floor with your picnic lunches. The full day is spent in the park with a lunch break at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. The main crater is 165 kilometer and contains populations of varied species such as black-maned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants, and other grazing animals. Dinner and overnight will be at the campsite.

Day 7 - Ngorongoro to Arusha
After breakfast, you will have your final game drive before you leave Ngorongoro for Olduvai Gorge. Lunch will be at the Gorge Museum and after, you will visit various sites of the gorge to see where the remains of a prehistoric man were discovered by the famous archaeologist Doctor L.S.B. Leakey. You will then proceed to Arusha to overnight.

Day 8 - Arusha to Nairobi
After breakfast, you will depart Arusha with a shuttle bus to Nairobi and arrive in the afternoon where you will be dropped off at the hotel or the airport.

Important Details

Included
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Not Included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure Point
The Sarova Stanley, Standard St, Nairobi, Kenya

Pickup Details

Our representative will pick you up at the airport upon your arrival.

Airports

Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.