Traveling to both Kenya and Tanzania on a 10 day safari? Sounds like heaven on earth seeing the best wildlife Africa has to offer! From the lions of the Serengeti to the elephants of the Masai Mara, a combined safari across these two African treasures will serve up memories that will last a lifetime.
The fabled Big Five, which includes lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses, and buffalo, can be found in both countries and you can even complete your safari with a beach vacation on the magnificent island of Zanzibar or one of Kenya’s stunning beaches.
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The best 10 day Kenya Tanzania Tours
Price of a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari?
A 10 day mid-range lodge tours start at $2,800 per person whilst luxury tours start at around $3,300 per person. There are many factors determining the price of a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari.
Safari combo packages to Kenya and Tanzania span a wide price range, influenced by several variables. The biggest factor determining the price of a safari is the level of accommodation. This will ultimately categorize tours as being budget, mid-range or luxury. Shared tours are usually cheaper than private tours.
This is especially the case for single travelers. On a 10 day trip you might want to consider a fly-in safari, but these are considerably more expensive than road safaris. Check out the seasons too; low-season prices can be favorable and while you’ll probably get some rain at this time, it’s when the scenery is at its best.
Tour breakdown for a typical 10 days in Kenya and Tanzania
Safari tour highlights
- See the Big Five including the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo
- Discover the famous Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks
- Private tour guide in English and other languages
- All-inclusive tours including lodging, entrance fees, meals, and transport
- Game drives in comfortable, open top safari vehicles
- Unique accommodation including safari lodges and tented camps
- Optional activity add-ons including hot air balloon safaris
The following details typical tour inclusions and exclusions on the best 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari package:
|Tour inclusions||Tour exclusions|
|Game drives per the itinerary as well as pick-up and drop-off||Laundry services, drinks including mineral water at the hotels|
|Experienced english-speaking guide and driver||Cultural visits to Maasai villages (15 USD p/p)|
|Transport and park entrance fees||Tips to the driver guides, waiters and porters|
|Accommodation (full-board safaris)|
|Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bottled water|
Safari essentials and information
Is a 10 day safari in Kenya and Tanzania sufficient?
10 days is indeed enough of time to see, hear, and experience Kenya’s and Tanzania’s spectacular animals and landscapes. The number of days required to effectively complete a combined safari might range from 1-2 weeks, depending on the visitor’s time and budget.
Each day consists of an early morning game drive and a late afternoon game drive, certainly sufficient time to view the big 5 and incredible scenery. On a 10 day trip you can even break up the drive to Masai Mara with an overnight stay in Lake Nakuru National Park or Lake Naivasha.
Alternatively you can spend all of your time in Kenya in the famous Masai Mara. With full days at the reserve, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore this iconic safari destination including a full-day dusk-to-dawn game drive that will include lunch at one of the picnic spots.
Whilst in Tanzania, a safari here is like nowhere else in the world, with a reputation for prime game viewing, the surreal Serengeti plains, luxury lodges, stunning beaches, the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and much more.
Accommodation offered on a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari?
After a long day surveying the incredible Kenyan and Tanzanian landscapes and wildlife on offer, guests can look forward to the very best safari accommodation Africa has to offer. The accommodation on these safaris are excellent with numerous options from tented camps, luxury lodges to camping grounds.
From camping in the bush with amenities to mid-range and luxury lodges, there’s something for everyone here. Of particular note include the renowned Cottar’s 1920s Camp in Masai Mara, a spacious luxury safari camp in a quiet section of the park where the golden age of exploration meets modern-day adventure safaris.
Go fishing, walking or hot-air ballooning before enjoying an outdoor bath and sundowners and dinner in the bush.
Must do on a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari
The most popular option for a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari is Masai Mara National Reserve. The flight from Nairobi gets you there in about 45 minutes, but a road safari is also feasible. With an early start, you should be in the Mara in time for an afternoon game drive.
A 10 day safari to Amboseli NP, at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, is also a good option. While the Mara is best for big cats, you can expect elephant sightings in Amboseli. And on clear days, Kilimanjaro creates a perfect backdrop for your photographs.
In Tanzania, the Serengeti is a must, with over 5,700 sq miles of savannah teeming with migrations of wildebeests, gazelle and zebras making this one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa, a national treasure in the north of Tanzania.
Animals on a Kenya Tanzania safari?
You’ll find just about everything in Kenya and Tanzania! Masai Mara in Kenya is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo) and visitors will also find Wildebeest, Diceros, Impalas, Dik-diks, Impalas, giraffes, hyenas, African wild dogs and much more.
Endlessly intelligent and iconic, African elephants continue to capture the hearts of travelers to Kenya. In addition to watching the largest land mammals roam the savannah, you can opt to visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where they care for young elephants and rhinos before releasing them back to the wild.
Rhino are more difficult to find. To see rhinos in Kenya, you should consider going to one of the reserves in Laikipia. Amboseli NP is great for elephant, giraffe and buffalo, but big cat sightings are less common here and rhino is absent.
Tanzania is also famous for its wildlife, which includes the Big 5 you’ll find in the Serengeti and the country is also one of Africa’s top birding locations, with one of the most diverse bird species lists of any African country, including the black crake and Hartlaub’s turaco.
How much spending money do I need for a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari?
Visitors should budget for approximately $320 for a Kenya Tanzania safari per person per day, including food and accommodation. Combination safaris in Kenya and Tanzania can be more expensive due to the higher costs of accommodation, transport and food.
What animals will I see on a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari tour?
Visitors on a 10 day Kenya Tanzania combination safari will see the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo), hyenas, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetah, zebras, endangered black rhinos, hippos, crocodiles and much more.
What is the best time to go on a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari?
The best time to go on a 10 day Kenya Tanzania safari is from June to October when there’s practically no rain and daytime temperatures are not too hot. With an overall moderate climate, Kenya and Tanzania however are considered a great year-round safari and beach destination.