12 Days in Kenya and Tanzania – How much is it?
Kenya and Tanzania were part of my journey around the world. And today I want to give you a short insight of what I've seen in those two countries as well as how much every single detail was.
The Itinerary for 12 Days
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya and transfer to Arusha, Tanzania
Day 2: Budget Camping Safari Ngorongoro Crater National Park
Day 3: Budget Camping Safari Serengeti National Park and visiting a Masai Village
Day 4: Budget Camping Safari Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Park
Day 5: Transfer back to Nairobi, Kenya
Day 6: Visiting the Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre
Day 7: Visiting Kiambethu Tea Farm
Day 8: Rafting and Zip-lining
Day 9: Transport to Amboseli National Park
Day 10: Safari Amboseli National Park
Day 11: Safari Amboseli National Park and transportation to Nairobi
Day 12: Nairobi Museum, Safari Walk in Nairobi National Park and transfer to airport
- The first safari (Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania) was a budget camping safari with other young travellers. We stayed in tents and mattresses on campsites in the national parks. I selected and booked this safari with Absolute Africa before I arrived in Kenya and Tanzania.
- The second safari (Amboseli National Park in Kenya) was also a camping safari but we slept in real beds and permanent tents with bathrooms. I booked this one directly in Nairobi.
- My hotel in Nairobi was pretty shabby, but I had my own room. The breakfast was included, but the WiFi never worked.
- I chose to discover the sites in Nairobi with a driver, because it was my first time in Kenya and I didn't know how to use the public transport system and many places weren't reachable by them.
- Food: I either got food from a grocery store or I ate at the restaurant in the hotel (there were no restaurants in the neighborhood). The food during the safaris was included.
- I travelled solo and joined groups for the safaris.
Cost report for 12 days in Kenya and Tanzania
|First aid kit||50|
|Safari Amboseli, Kenya||340|
|Taxi to hotel||5|
|Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre||35|
|Safari Walk, Museum, Airport||50|
|local SIM card||14|
Conclusion & tips
- My cost reports includes all expenses in my 12 day trip to Kenya and Tanzania.
- Food is quite cheap, but safaris are not. Not at all – even if you opt for the cheaper camping safaris. Entrance fees to national parks are quite high, which is most of the safari price.
- Book your safari from home. My experience was that the safaris that I looked at in Kenya and Tanzania were much more expensive than those online.
- Check vaccination regulations – if you want to travel to Tanzania you must carry your international vaccination card that proves your yellow fever vaccination. I didn't include the cost of it because I already got the shot a few years ago.
- Travel insurance!!! I beg you to get one that covers you internationally.
- Don't rely too much on the hotel's wi-fi. I was pretty devastated and finally bought a local sim card.
How were your experiences in Kenya and Tanzania? Any good safari tips for me?
Keep on travelling,