How much are 12 days in Kenya and Tanzania incl. Safaris?

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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.

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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

Travel style

  • 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.
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Cost report for 12 days in Kenya and Tanzania

Currency Euros

Health250
Cholera vaccination80
Malaria pills120
First aid kit50
Visa90
Kenya45
Tanzania45
Activities1271
Safari Tanzania768
Safari Amboseli, Kenya340
Elephant Orphanage5
Giraffe Center5
Tea Farm30
Safari Walk23
Nairobi Museum15
Masai10
Rafting75
Hotel220
Transportation135
Taxi to hotel5
Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre35
Tea Farm40
Taxi Hotel5
Safari Walk, Museum, Airport50
Other82
Food63
local SIM card14
Wifi5
Total 2048
per Day168.17

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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,
Viki

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2 Comments

  • Thanks for the tips. We’re considering going to Tanzania next year. Your cost report is very helpful, we’ll see where we can save some money. But all in all it’s an unforgettable journey and maybe a Once-in-a-lifetime-experience.
    xx Anna & Vanessa

    • Hi Anna & Vanessa,
      I’m glad it helped you. I loved the trip and I completely underestimated the costs for my trip to Africa.
      xx Viki

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