13 Days Wildlife Budget Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

  • Sentrim Boulevard Hotel, Nairobi - Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu National Reserve - Flamingo Hill Camp, Lake Nakuru National Park - Mara Leisure Camp, Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Ikoma Bush Camp, Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire Roika Tented Camp, Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Tanzania and Kenya Safari

Ktosh Group Africa Adventures invites you to explore Africa with them, leave behind your world for a moment, and enjoy the magnificence, excitement, and warmth of their world. Make your safari dreams come true, and Ktosh Group will make sure that your safari will be nothing but the best that you can get. Discover the pure wonders of the wildlife. Embark on a journey that will surely change your mind and change your life!

Highlights

  • Daily extensive game drives
  • Entrance to all game parks and national parks included in the itinerary
  • Transportation on custom-made tour van in Kenya and 4×4 land cruiser in Tanzania
  • Visit to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • Services of a professional English speaking guide
  • Daily meals and bottled water
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 13 activity days
  • English
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Sentrim Boulevard Hotel (one night)

Sentrim Boulevard Hotel is one of the top hotels in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi. It is conveniently located at the end of Harry Thuku Road, a short distance away from Nairobi's busy central business district. The hotel lies amidst beautifully landscaped and manicured gardens and lawns where comfort, warmth, and complete hospitality pertain.

It is distinctive and stylish, and offers executive accommodation while on holiday or business trip in Kenya. Sentrim Boulevard Hotel offers exclusive luxury to those in quest of tranquility and a taste of Africa.

Relax and unwind in one of the 70 en-suite rooms which are tastefully designed and well furnished. Individual suites with panoramic views overlook the lush gardens. 30 of the rooms overlook the pool side while another 40 are in the Garden Wing. In each room, you will find a safe, a satellite television, and a telephone. High speed internet connection is also provided upon request.

The main guest area consists of reception, lounge area, restaurant serving African, Chinese, European, and Indian dishes, and a bar. There is a swimming pool and tennis court for your relaxation and enjoyment. For meetings, conferences and family gatherings facilities are readily available. You will be staying here on the first night of the safari.

Samburu Sopa Lodge (two nights)

Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa Lodge is built atop high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond.

The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the work force at the lodge. Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms, are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surround the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water. You will be staying here on the second night of the safari.

Flamingo Hill Camp (one night)

The Flamingo Hill Camp is situated within the famous Lake Nakuru National Park, which lies within the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. The camp is small and exclusive, comprising 25 tents. The tents are furnished with the understated luxury required by modern travelers. Decorated in calming safari tones, natural woods, wrought iron, and crisp cottons, each tent has been meticulously planned to maximize comfort. You will be staying here on the fourth night of the safari.

Mara Leisure Camp (three nights)

Set in what is considered Kenya's prime wildlife area, Mara Leisure Camp is located along the Talek River, at the confluence of the Maasai Mara's four wildlife viewing areas, on the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Mara Leisure Camp is located within one of the most spectacular locations in the entire Maasai Mara Game Reserve. One of the most exciting spectacles in the world is that of the great migration, where two million wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores pass through the Maasai Mara and Serengeti ecosystem in Kenya and Tanzania. This is a perilous migration for the animals, where they encounter many river crossings, and have to run the gauntlet of crocodiles in waiting. You will be staying here on the fifth night of the safari.

Ikoma Bush Camp or Ikoma Tented Camp (two nights)

Set in the midst of an incredible scenery of savanna and skies, you will find Ikoma Tented Camp, sheltered in a grove of acacia trees. Ikoma has 35 traditional meru tents, each under thatch with a private veranda overlooking the impressive plains of the Serengeti, and equipped with an attached bathroom with shower, flush toilet, wash hand basin, soap, towels, and bottled water.

The central restaurant and bar area boast a large camp fire, an ideal spot to unwind with a chilled drink after a long days of exciting game viewing. Ikoma Tented Camp is ideally situated at the border of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, along the path of the migrating wildebeests between Kenya and Tanzania. You will be staying here on the eigth night of the safari.

Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge (two nights)

Opened in 2007, Rhino Lodge is a relatively large lodge in a great location facing dense forest on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, close to the rim. It's refreshingly simple with a relaxed atmosphere, and is operated in conjunction with the governing body of the area's Maasai, to ensure that they benefit from the lodge's success. Almost all the staff come from the local village, and part of the lodge's income goes directly to the Maasai community.

The main lodge is built with solid stone walls which are yellow stucco on the outside, and whitewashed on the inside. The floors are highly polished stone and in the main dining room, colorful tablecloths top the tables that are dotted around.

The 24 rooms at Rhino Lodge are situated in a terraced rows around an outside courtyard, with a long wooden veranda on one side, facing the forest. Inside, the rooms are simple, with tiled floors, whitewashed walls, and comfortable beds. Bed throws and curtains made from Maasai blankets add a touch of style and color, and a small fireburner will keep you warm in the cooler months.

There is also space to hang clothes, and a small writing desk and dresser where you'll find a mirror and some bottled water. The result is a simple functional room with a traditional character.

The en-suite bathrooms are again quite simple, but clean, with a hot shower, flushing toilet, and handbasin. A wrought-iron towel rail and loo-roll holder break up the slightly clinical feel and lend some character. There is also a UK-style plug socket in the wall which makes charging batteries possible in the rooms, when the generator is turned on. You will be staying here on the tenth night of the safari.

Tarangire Roika Tented Camp (one night)

Tarangire Roika Tented Camp is situated roughly 125 kilometers from Arusha town, lies nestled on the banks of Tarangire River and a mere five kilometers away from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park. The lodge is also within driving distance to Lake Manyara and the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Each one of their 21 luxury en-suite tents has a unique theme with beautifully handcrafted furniture and uniquely built animal shaped baths as well as showers. Every tent has got coffee making facilities for self preparation of a cup whenever you desire and of course a private balcony that affords you a relaxed view of Tarangire’s wilderness. You will be staying here on the twelfth night of the safari.

Day 1: Arrival - Nairobi

Today, you will be picked up from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) on arrival. You will then be transferred to Boulevard Hotel for an overnight stay, so you will be able to get ready for your holiday safari the following morning.

Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve

At 07:00 a.m., you will be picked up from your hotel. You will first have a briefing session with Asili Adventure Safaris tour officer, then you will start off your journey towards the majestic Mount Kenya en-route to the open savanna of Samburu National Reserve. You will enjoy your lunch at a lodge. You will have an afternoon game drive after that, followed by dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

You will spend a full day exploring the park today. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered, while you will have your dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

The highlights of Samburu Game Reserve are the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers, and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park

You will depart the lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park. You will enjoy your lunch en-route followed by an afternoon game drive as the pick lake. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at Flamingo Hill Lodge.

Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world-famous as home to millions of flamingos. The number of flamingos depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingos are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low.

The national park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingos as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

After breakfast, you will head south through the beautiful savannas and plains of the Rift Valley to reach Mara in a good time for lunch. You will then have afternoon game drives, followed by dinner and overnight stay at Mara Leisure Tented Camp.

Day 6 and 7: Maasai Mara

You will spend the next two days on game drives exploring the Maasai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife, and the awesome annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope that is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to September. Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of 450 USD per person. You will enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at Mara Leisure Tented Camp.

Day 8: Maasai Mara - Serengeti National Park

You will leave the tented lodge soon after breakfast and drive through the southern part of the reserve viewing game as you proceed to the Tanzanian border at Isebania - Sirari. You will proceed to Serengeti National Park, game is viewed as you proceed to Ikoma Bush Camp for dinner and overnight stay

Day 9: Serengeti National Park

You will have a full day of exploring the park. You will enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at Ikoma Bush Camp. Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park, covering 14,736 square kilometers and is adjoining with the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

With a wildebeest population of about two millions and several other hoofed species, which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe, and warthog, it is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals, and bat-eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.

Day 10: Serengeti - Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge

Today, you will have morning game drives, then return to the lodge for breakfast. Afterward, you will proceed southward to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching that will only be interrupted by a picnic lunch en-route. You will enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.

The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from two million years ago to the present. It is there that the humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil footprints (over three million years old) have also been found there and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings.

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater tour

After an early breakfast, you will drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching. You will have a packed lunch en-route. You will enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8,300 square kilometers and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.

Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift Valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size three million years ago, it was a similar height to Mount Kilimanjaro today.

Day 12: Ngorongoro - Tarangire National Park

You will first enjoy your breakfast before you depart on your drive to Tarangire National Park. After lunch, you will proceed for afternoon game drives. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at a Tarangire Roika Tented Camp. In Tarangire National Park, herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons.

It is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, a smorgasbord for predators, and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.

Day 13: Departure

Today, you will depart Tarangire Roika Tented Camp and head to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) as the safari tour ends.

You will have a visit to the Olduvai Gorge Museum during this safari.

Starting in Nairobi, this safari will take you to various parks in Kenya and Tanzania, including the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park.

During this safari, you will be served three daily buffet meals. One liter mineral water per person per day will also be provided during safari.

During your stay in Maasai Mara, a balloon safari ride can be arranged at an extra cost of 450 USD per person. After a hot dusty safari, you can also take a refreshing dip at the swimming pool available at most of the lodges or camp you will be staying at. Additionally, you can explore the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp's elegant boutique stocked with African handicrafts from all over the country and beyond.

During your stay in Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, at an additional cost, you can pamper yourself at their Jacuzzi and their massage service in the African bush. Their professional masseuse will ease away your aches as they indulge you with a blend of oils suited to you.

  • 1 liter of mineral water per person per day
  • 3 daily buffet meals
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Crater service fees or conservation fees
  • Daily extensive game drives
  • Entrance to all game parks and national parks included in the itinerary
  • Olduvai Gorge Museum visit
  • Services of a professional English speaking guide
  • Transfers from and to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • Transportation on custom-made tour van in Kenya and 4×4 land cruiser in Tanzania
  • Airfare
  • Boat ride or excursions at Lake Victoria
  • Cultural visits to Maasai villages
  • Drinks other than specified
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari
  • Kenya or Tanzania Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Ktosh Group Africa Adventures will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.

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Ktosh Group Africa Adventures is based at the north coast of Mombasa specializing in tours and safaris in East Africa to suit a spectrum of budget needs.

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