Kenya and Tanzania Budget camping safari


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Kenya and Tanzania Budget camping safari

A budget camping safari in Kenya and Tanzania can be an exciting and cost-effective way to explore the incredible wildlife and landscapes of both countries. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a 10-day budget camping safari

A budget camping safari in Kenya and Tanzania offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes, observe wildlife in their natural habitats, and experience the rich cultural heritage of East Africa. Here are some highlights you can expect on a budget camping safari in Kenya and Tanzania:

  1. Maasai Mara National Reserve (Kenya): The Maasai Mara is renowned for its incredible wildlife population, including the famous wildebeest migration. Witness vast herds of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals as they traverse the Mara River in search of greener pastures. You can also spot lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, and numerous bird species.
  2. Serengeti National Park (Tanzania): The Serengeti is a world-famous national park and one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations. It is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five (lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffaloes). Witness the thrilling predator-prey interactions and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of vast grasslands and acacia-dotted plains.
  3. Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania): This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a massive volcanic caldera and offers exceptional game viewing opportunities. Descend into the crater floor, which is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, hyenas, zebras, elephants, and even the endangered black rhino. The stunning scenery of the crater makes it a must-visit destination.
  4. Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya): Known for its beautiful flamingo population, Lake Nakuru National Park is a haven for bird enthusiasts. Apart from flamingos, you can spot rhinos, lions, giraffes, zebras, and various antelope species. The park also offers incredible viewpoints overlooking the lake and its surroundings.
  5. Amboseli National Park (Kenya): Amboseli is famous for its large elephant herds and breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Experience close encounters with elephants, observe other wildlife such as lions, zebras, giraffes, and explore the vast savannah landscapes.
  6. Cultural Experiences: Interact with the Maasai people, renowned for their distinctive culture and traditional way of life. Learn about their customs, rituals, and traditional dances. Visit local villages and gain insights into the vibrant cultures and traditions of the local communities.

These are just a few highlights of a budget camping safari in Kenya and Tanzania. The experience will provide you with an immersive adventure into the natural wonders and cultural diversity of East Africa. Remember to check with tour operators for specific itineraries and available activities.

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  • Transport in a 4X4 Lancruiser
  • Park entrance fee
  • Accommodations in camps
  • Tour Guiding services
  • A bottle of drinking water
  • Use of hotel amenities
  • English-speaking tour guide/driver
  • Excellent 3 course meals served fresh and hot on the mountain Mountain Trek mess tent for resting and as dining area.
  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal Expenses (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Covid 19 tests where required.
  • Cultural Village Visits – USD35 per person per visit
  • Laundry Services.
  • Travel Insurance.

Tour Plan

Day 01 Departure

Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel or campsite.
  • Spend the day at leisure, exploring the city and preparing for the safari.
Day 02-03 Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Day 2-3: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

  • Depart Nairobi and drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
  • Enjoy game drives in the Maasai Mara, known for its diverse wildlife population.
  • Stay at a campsite within or near the reserve.
Day 04 Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

  • Leave the Maasai Mara and travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Embark on game drives to spot flamingos, rhinos, lions, and other wildlife.
  • Camp overnight near the park
Day 5-6 Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Day 5-6: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Cross the border into Tanzania and proceed to the Serengeti National Park.
  • Experience thrilling game drives in the vast plains and witness the wildebeest migration if timing permits.
  • Stay at a campsite within or near the park.
Day 7-8 Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Day 7-8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for game drives.
  • Explore the diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, hippos, and the endangered black rhino.
  • Camp overnight within or near the conservation area
Day 9 Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Day 9: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

  • Leave Tanzania and travel to Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
  • Enjoy game drives with a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro and observe large elephant herds.
  • Camp overnight near the park
Day 10 Nairobi, Kenya

Day 10: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Depart Amboseli and return to Nairobi.
  • Optional visit to a Maasai village or souvenir shopping.
  • Transfer to the airport or your accommodation in Nairobi.

Please note that this itinerary is just a sample and can be customized to suit your preferences and budget. The number of days, specific parks visited, and the order of the itinerary can be adjusted based on your requirements and the available time for your safari. It’s always best to consult with a tour operator to tailor an itinerary that meets your needs

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