If you’re looking for an unforgettable African adventure in Kenya and Tanzania, look no further than our 9-day budget safari to Kenya and Tanzania! This package is designed for travelers who want to experience the best of East Africa’s wildlife and natural wonders without breaking the bank.
You will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel/place of stay at 7:00 am – 8:45 am and depart Nairobi in the morning. You will drive to Masai Mara through the Great African Rift Valley and Narok, the Maasai Town. Have the first stop at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint then proceed to Narok town for lunch. Afterward, you will leave and proceed to Mara arriving in good time for an evening game viewing. You will check in at the camp, then leave for a game drive through the park in search of the lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, and other members of the Big Five plus other animals. Dinner and your overnight stay are at Mara Springs Safari Camp.
You will have an early morning breakfast and then leave the luxury tented camp for your full-day game drive from 7:35 am-7:45 am. Your full-day game drive is to be accompanied by your packed lunch which will be served at Mara River with hippos, crocodiles, and millions of wildebeest. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at Mara Springs Safari Camp. (Optional activities include a visit to the Maasai Village until 7:00 pm at $25 per person).
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and head to the Shuttle station for your shuttle to Arusha. You will arrive in Arusha in the afternoon. Upon arrival, you will meet with our representative who will drive you to Ambassador Hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip for your morning flight to Ruaha National Park, a flight of approximately 2 hours. A guide from Ruah River Lodge will meet you and game-drive you through this very different park, arriving at the camp for lunch. Settle in here and enjoy views overlooking the great Ruah River and elephants coming down to drink enjoy your time with a beer, before going on an afternoon game drive, exploring the sandy riverbeds looking for elephants as they dig for water or leopards hiding in the rocky kopjes.
Our 4-wheel drive safari vehicles offer comfortable places to five people in the rear and one person in front with the driver. So we can take up to 6 people on a safari. If your group has more people we will schedule additional vehicles.
Balance payment can be done in either cash USD or credit card (Visa – MasterCard – American Express). With credit card payments, there is a 5 % surcharge. The best is still to bring cash in USD. You’ll get the best exchange rates for 50 and 100 USD notes. Also make sure not to bring USD notes older than 1990, as these are not accepted anymore in Tanzania.
Yes, for both Tanzania and Kenya, you can get a visa on arrival at the airport or at the Namanga border.
Once we agreed on a certain itinerary and the price, you will be asked to make a down payment to our bank account. Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of this deposit, and we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail. We shall then also proceed to make the necessary reservations. The remaining balance is to be paid in cash upon arrival in Tanzania. If you would prefer not to travel with Cash money, you can also pay the balance in our bank account. The balance has then to be paid to our account 45 days before the start of the itinerary (Bank transfer takes around 5 working days). More read our TERMS AND CONDITION.