12 Days, 11 Nights Best Of Kenya and Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

Safari Overview

From: $2,400 per person

Embark on an epic 12-day, 11-night budget camping safari that takes you on a thrilling adventure through the best of Kenya and Tanzania. This affordable safari offers an immersive experience, allowing you to connect with nature and witness the incredible wildlife of East Africa. Explore the iconic Maasai Mara, where you’ll witness the renowned wildebeest migration and encounter lions, elephants, and other fascinating wildlife. Journey to Amboseli National Park, where you’ll be captivated by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop to your game drives. Discover the rich biodiversity of Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its flamingos and rhinos. Throughout the safari, enjoy comfortable budget camping accommodations, providing a true African wilderness experience. Delight in delicious meals prepared by our expert chefs and soak up the campfire ambiance under starlit skies.

Tour Details

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Pickup from the airport/hotel by our professional English speaking guide/driver and be taken to your hotel in Nairobi for the overnight on bed and breakfast basis. The Clarion Hotel:https://theclarionhotel.co.ke/

Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve

At 8 o’clock you will be picked up from your Nairobi Hotel and commence the drive to Maasai Mara via the great rift valley view point where you will have a breathtaking view of the floor of the rift valley. You will arrive in the camp in time for lunch. Check in and have lunch. Thereafter at 4:00pm depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve which lasts for 2 hours end at 6:00pm .You then return back to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner ending with good time for resting at tented camp. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Tourist camp/ Similar.

Rhino tourist camp:https://rhinotouristcamp.com/

Day 3: Full Day Game Drive in Maasai Mara Reserve

Have breakfast at 6:30 am and at 7 am, leave for a full day game viewing in the park. On this day, spend the full day exploring Maasai Mara in search of the big five, hippos and Nile crocodile. Thereafter, go for picnic lunch in park under a croton tree shade overlooking the vast landscape of the park.

It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (in Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas and vultures. Dinner and overnight at: Rhino Tourist camp/ Similar. Rhino tourist camp:https://rhinotouristcamp.com

Day 4: Depart Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru National Park

.Early morning breakfast then check out for your drive  to Nakuru while enjoying a short en-route game drive on your way out .  Upon arrival at 5pm you will spend the night at the LANET MAT FAM hotel and have dinner there http://www.lanetmatfamresort.co.ke/

Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate

You will have an early breakfast and depart by 7am to straight to the park. Its a small park with magnificent, rare white rhinos which form part of the Big five animals. There is also a possibility to see the pink flamingos . The game drive lasts 3 hours, after which you depart on a 1-hour drive to Naivasha at Hells gate national park.

In hells gate people have the option of doing a biking safari people do that here. We arrive at hells gate at 9 am and then we will finish at 12.30 . Head for lunch at a hotel.  Later Enjoy an evening boat on Lake Naivasha for 1 hour for hippo viewing and bird watching. Dinner and overnight at Villa Grazia:http://www.villagraziah.com/

Day 6: Lake Naivasha to Namanga Border

Breakfast at the resort at 6:00am,then check out and thereafter proceed to Namanga which is the border town  to get  ready for the Tanzania part. Accommodation at the Namanga River hotel.

Day 7: Namanga/Arusha to Manyara National Park

Drive to Arusha and join a group to Manyara national park. Manyara is 2 hours drive from Arusha and it’s a small park that you can do game drives for 2 to 3 hours. Game drive after lunch until evening. Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions, situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. It is administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority, and covers an area of 325 km² including about 230 km² lake surface.

Dinner and relax at the seronera campsite

Day 8: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Breakfast then Leave for Serengeti. Arrive and start game drive enroute to the camp. More game drives afternoon until late evening

The Serengeti is home to the world’s largest movement of animals, often called the “Great Migration.” More than 1.7 million wildebeest, 500,000 zebra, and 200,000 antelope make their way from the Ndutu region of the southern Serengeti northward through the whole length of the “endless plains” to Kenya’s Masai Mara

Dinner and relax at a Campsite

 Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Early morning game drive in Serengeti until 1 pm.
Depart after lunch. Game drive enroute to Ngorongoro and arrive at Simba campsite to spend  night there

Ngorongoro  is in northern Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals. Hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge date back millions of years.

Dinner and relax at the Simba Campsite

Day 10: Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park

Breakfast, game drive then leave for Ngorongoro for a safari game drive with picnic lunch. Depart after 1 pm and start drive  to Tarangire National park.

Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania‘s Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.

Dinner and overnight at campsite

Day 11: Tarangire to Arusha

Breakfast, then leave for game drive until 1pm and start the drive to Arusha. Dinner and overnight stay at Venus Premier Hotel

Day 12: Arusha to Nairobi

Breakfast, then Board a shuttle to arrive in Nairobi at around 3 pm.


  • 2,400 USD per Person Sharing


  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All Park entrance fees in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Bottled water
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All Transport in a van with a pop up roof for easy game viewing in Kenya and a land cruiser in Tanzania
  • Our assistance at any point.
  • Pickup and drop off to your hotel


  • Gratitutes
  • Drinks e.g. alcohol
  • Maasai village @ USD 20 per person
  • Balloon Safari @USD 380 per person(conducted on day 2 early in the morning and continue with the normal)
  • Pickup or drop off at the airport/ hotels not within the Nairobi city centre at an extra small fee of 30 USD each way.

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