12 Days Tour to Kenya & Tanzania Budget Safari ( Camping & Lodging)

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Overview

Type of Tour: LODGING/CAMPING TOURS

Duration of Tour: 12 Days / 11Nights

Tour Details:

This 12 days Tour to Safari the fabulous wildlife of the Serengeti and Masai Mara. The 12 full days is going to explore this iconic safari circuit. Guest will Pass-Through 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. Kenya and Tanzania Safari will give you unforgettable experience.

Tour Highlights:

  • Start in Maasai Mara National Reserve and end in Lake Manyara! With the Safari tour
  • 12 Days Tanzania And Kenya Budget Group Camping Safari
  • You have a 12 days tour package taking you through Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya and 8 other destinations in Africa.
  • 12 Days Tanzania And Kenya Budget Group Camping Safari includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport.

Trip Facts:

Destinations Accommodation Nights Meals
 Nairobi Hotel La Mada 1 Night DBB
Lake Naivasha Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp 2 Nights DBB
Masai Mara Mara River Lodge  1 Night DBB
Lake Naivasha Lake Naivasha Resort  1 Night DBB
Masai Mara Mara River Lodge  1 Night DBB
Lake Victoria Lake Victoria Serena Resort 1 Night DBB
Serengeti National Park Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp  2 Nights DBB
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ngorongoro Wild Camp 1 Night DBB
Arusha Meserani Snake Park 1 Night DBB

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi Central to Nairobi (7km)

Guest will be picked up at the airport around 09h00 and drive to Nairobi which is situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation that keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions. Guest will take advantage of a private vehicle and guide to explore Nairobi National Park and other points of interest.

Overnight: Hotel La Mada

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and the financial center for the East African region. Situated 8 km away from the city center is the Hotel La Mada. It is a small boutique hotel located near the Karura forest. The hotel is surrounded by forest vegetation, has rich birdlife, monkeys, and a river running through it.

It is an excellent location for guests who want to be close to the city and still enjoy the beauty of nature. La Mada has only 35 rooms and several conference rooms.


Day 2: Nairobi to Lake Naivasha (87.1km)

 

Guest will have a nice breakfast and pack up to depart to Lake Naivasha which is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo, and much more. After checking in guests will go on an afternoon game drive before dinner.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

 


Day 3: Lake Naivasha

This morning guest will grab breakfast at the campsite, and we drive to Hells Gate National Park where you can spot zebra, giraffe, buffalo and other species of antelope. They will drive 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 (conservationists who raised lion cubs and then set them free). We will enjoy 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.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp is located on the shores of Lake Naivasha at the heart of the Kenyan Rift Valley and only a few minutes drive from Nairobi. The camp is constructed using canvas and has a capacity of 20 luxury tents. The tents are well furnished, have wooden floors, ensuite bathrooms with toiletries and adequate space generously created to allow free movement inside and outside at the guest’s comfort. Complimentary breakfast is offered at the luxury tent, and there is also a swimming pool for fun and relaxation.


Day 4: Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara (218.1km)

Guest will drive in the morning at 9:00 am to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. You will have the opportunity to enjoy your lunch on your way and arrive in time for an evening game drive.

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomizes Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at a camp with hot showers and flush toilets.

Overnight: Mara River Lodge

Mara River Lodge commands one of the most spectacular views in the Serengeti- Mara ecosystem; the lodge lies on the Mara River at the edge of Maasai Mara Game Reserve and overlooks deep pools where crocodiles and hippos bask all day. Painted in traditional Maasai red ochre and lit by hundreds of lanterns, the lodge makes an immediate impression of the local surroundings. Guests are met by Maasai warriors in full regalia. The lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and plants and it blends with the environment combining the best of nature. After a hot day’s safari, your cozy room awaits providing you with a hot shower and comfortable bed with the finest in the Mara. Guests can see hippos across the river from their table as they sit down for the meals prepared by our international chefs. At all times, families of hippos spend their days basking in the deep pools below the bars and restaurants.


Day 5: Masai Mara area to Lake Naivasha (216.7 km)
Guest will into the Park very early in 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 the lodge for the evening.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Resort

Lake Naivasha Resort is a great escape located on Moi South Lake Road just steps off the beautiful Lake Naivasha, Kenya. It boasts lush gardens with a state-of-the-art conferencing facility, luxurious cottages, dining options, swimming, fitness, spa, boating, bird watching, and a concierge service.

At the shores of the Lake is an oasis of luxury. Lake Naivasha Resort’s 96 room hotel features state-of-the-art amenities in world-class surroundings. From outdoor recreation to lake-view cocktails; swimming to sunbathing, casual dining to waterfront entertainment, this resort hotel offers a variety off activities for the whole family.

 


Day 6: Masai Mara area (216.5km)

On this day guests will wake up to a nice breakfast and drive to into Tanzania then climb down toward the shores of Lake Victoria. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game viewing in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network that allows for close-range viewing and photography. Break for your picnic lunch by the hippo pool, looking out for resident hippos and crocodiles. In the evening we will enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants at your own expense. We camp on the lapping water’s edge.

Overnight: Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, which might just as easily stand amid the sunflowers of the Tuscan Hills, as on the shores of Africa’s largest lake, the Lake Victoria Serena Resort is the latest addition to the Serena East Africa Portfolio.

Rising above white-terraced rose gardens, which descend through water cascades and fountains almost to the shores of Lake Victoria, this tranquil resort hotel near Entebbe has been positioned so as to offer both contrast and an extension to the 5-star profile of the flagship Kampala Serena Hotel, This ensures that the Serena portfolio embraces all aspects of Uganda’s social and corporate life.

A gracious terracotta and cream palace, the central citadel is encircled by broad café and cocktail terraces, where cushioned sofas invite relaxation. Above the marble reception, where a Roman fountain plays, white-arched galleries rise to a clear glass atrium, through which shafts of light illuminate the fountain courtyard below.

Beyond the mosaic frescoes of the main restaurant, a clock tower rises above the pool deck where colonnades of white arches offer the perfect frame for the hazy blue of the lake and the encircling green of the Lweza Hills. Widely spaced among the rose gardens, clusters of pastel-painted villas offer a choice of rooms and suites, all with panoramic lake views.

 


Day 8: Lack Victoria to Seronera 732.5km

This morning guest will just have breakfast and depart to the Serengeti on arrival. The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood across the plains. Arriving at Serengeti and guests will go on a game drive to the camp.

 

 

 


Day 9: Seronera

Guest will have breakfast and then go on a full day game drive to explore the Serengeti Plain. The Serengeti national Park is very famous for its big five animals which are found in the area. The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, and birds is also amazing to have them around you during the game drive. After the game drive, clients will depart to accommodation for dinner at Tanzania Bush Camp.

To Lake Manyara National Park as they are enjoying the game drive and after lunch, guests will drive onto Karatu. Lake Manyara is a beautiful little park, which is famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals considering its small size. A short visit to this serene park will greatly diversify your safari experience as the lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to the other parks you will visit during your safari”

Overnight: Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Located in the Southern Serengeti (within the Moru Kopjes area), Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains.

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp has its own individual style and feel, paying homage to the mobile camps of the 1930s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown, Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp’s ‘zero footprint’ and close proximity to nature combines to make an unmistakably distinctive and truly individual offering.

Comprising of twelve tented accommodations, all of which have ensuite facilities including a flushing toilet, vanity basin, and showers, the tent interiors are designed to evoke the very best of an era long-gone but certainly not forgotten.

A dining tent hosts the Camp’s guests for both breakfast and dinner, whilst luncheons are taken either in the camp or in the bush during what will no doubt be yet another enthralling day in the Serengeti.

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp captures the original essence of the mobile African safari, engendering nostalgic wonderment whilst unlocking the adventurous spirit within all of us. The drama and beauty of the Serengeti National Park is indeed awe-inspiring.


Day 10: Central Serengeti to Njavascript: void(0);gorongoro Crater (145.9 km)

Guest will have early breakfast and drive to Ngorongoro Crater Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Wild Camp

Ngorongoro Wild camp is located on the sides of Ngorongoro Crater, at Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Coming from Arusha, it is about 140 km. The camp is composed of 20 comfortable tents with the capacity to accommodate 2 guests each, and a large dining tent.


Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha (168km)

Guest will be Awaking in the early morning, the activities of the people in the village will get us up and going. We will be travelling to Arusha at the foothill of Mount Meru where we will spend time shopping and exploring. Dinner can be enjoyed at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Meserani Snake Park Campsite

Meserani Snake Park Campsite is an oasis in the heart of Maasai land, Tanzania. The campsite features rooms with a fan and mosquito nets, communal hot showers, and washrooms. Other amenities include a restaurant and a bar and access to the Meserani Snake Park.


Day 12: Arusha to Airport

This is the last day, guest will have breakfast and pack up to be transferred to the airport.

End of Itinerary


Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver-guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
  • Domestic Flights
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All drinks

HOW TO BOOK AND HOW TO PAY:

To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

 

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