Kenya Cheap Safari
Find the best Kenya cheap safari and embark on touring the most iconic wildlife gems like Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara for a span of six days. We organize daily departures from Nairobi with a minimum of two pax and a maximum of six pax in the group. We also craft private safaris on request for families, friends or colleagues.
Our camps have beds, bedding’s, mosquito nets, flush toilets and hot water showers. We have a common dining area; where meals are served in buffet style. We also cater for special diets [Vegetarian/Vegan meals].
Transport and game drives are facilitated by 4×4 safari vehicles that are customized for the ultimate safariing experience. The vans/jeeps are accessorized with pop up roofs ideal for game viewing, hifi radio communication gadgets and comfortable seats.
While on your budget camping safari you will enjoy the services of our experienced driver guides who have enormous knowledge on wildlife as well as different sceneries you will be visiting.
The thrill of touring various Kenyan iconic gems is an adventure that should be on every tourist’s bucket list. Our Kenya cheap vacay gives you the opportunity to experience first hand the diversity in terms of culture as you socialize with the locals as well as epic game viewing encounters in this premium park.
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Six Days Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Cheap Camping Safari. [Itinerary]
Day One: Nairobi – Samburu
A representative from Kenya epic safaris will meet you at your hotel or pick you up from the airport and after briefing you he or she will hand you over to your assigned driver guide to facilitate your Kenya cheap safari.
You will be driven to the northern frontier by your driver guide who will keep you entertained and informed on different sceneries as you journey to Samburu. This area is a semi desert and thus very dry most of the year. Lunch en route arriving at Samburu game reserve late afternoon.
After settling in the camp; head out for the evening game drive. Game to view includes the Big five, antelopes, gazelles, beisa oryx, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk and abundant bird life. Dinner and overnight at the Umoja campsite.
Day Two: Samburu
On this day you will have morning and evening game drives. A visit to the Ewaso Nyiro river is most rewarding because it’s the only source of water that sustains the wildlife in this reserve.
Wild animals converge at the river to quench their thirst. Samburu people and their culture is another attraction and on request the driver guide can take you to the samburu village to experience their culture. All meals and overnight stay at the Umoja campsite.
Day Three: Samburu – Lake Nakuru
Enjoy a delicious breakfast as the sun rises. Depart and hit the road; travel to Nakuru arriving in time for a hot lunch. Right afterwards proceed to Lake Nakuru for an evening game drive. Lake Nakuru is often referred to as a bird’s paradise because of the millions of pink flamingos found here.
The lake’s view from the baboon cliff depicts a pink color due to the feather coloring of the flamingos hence the name “Pink Lake”. The park hosts 450 million different bird species both migratory and terrestrial. The park is a world heritage site and recognized as a wetland of international importance. Lake Nakuru has over 50 mammal species and also serves as Black and white rhino sanctuary.
The park is home to the highest population of black rhino in Kenya along with white rhinos introduced from south Africa. There are no elephants at Lake Nakuru simply because of the size of the park, elephants require a large area with lots of vegetation to feed on. Dinner and overnight at the Chester Hotel.
Day Four: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Depart after breakfast and travel to Masai mara, hot lunch en route at Narok town. Shortly afterward continue on journey arriving Masai Mara late afternoon. The world renowned Masai Mara is famed for the millions of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras that cross the Mara river forming the wildebeest migration spectacle.
You will be ushered to your respective tents and then head out for your evening game drive as the African sun sets, giving you a perfect setting to take amazing photos and selfies. Dinner and overnight at budget tented camp.
Day Five: Masai Mara
Today we will have a full day game drive; after waking up you will converge at the dining area for your full breakfast. Your safari guide will liaise with the cook so as to organize for your picnic lunches.
Head out in search of wildlife. Masai Mara has an exceptional population of big cats, herds of elephants, zebras, resident wildebeest, antelopes and gazelles can be encountered among others and bird life is also plentiful. Masai Mara game reserve offers a very high chance of spotting all the big five.
Spend the whole day game viewing which includes a visit to the Mara river where you will find crocodiles lazing around. One has the option to visit the Masai village or go for an early balloon ride at an extra cost. Another option is to return to the camp by four o’clock and after having a cup of coffee or tea head out for an escorted walking safari with a masai warrior. Dinner and overnight at budget tented camp.
Day Six: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Pre breakfast game drive; depart the camp by 6:30 A.M and this will give you the opportunity to view the African sunrise and you will also get the chance to spot any game species you might have missed on our previous game drives.
Return to the camp around mid morning; your full breakfast will be served and afterwards depart and journey back to Nairobi; lunch en route arriving late afternoon. Drop off at a hotel or the airport where your Kenya cheap safari ends.
End of services.
- Transport in a customized safari van with a pop up roof ideal for game viewing .
- All park entrance fees.
- Meals as described in the itinerary.
- Budget accommodation.
- Game drives and other activities as described in the itinerary.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- Complimentary Bottled water 1 Litre per person per day.
- All government taxes.
- International airfares.
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
- Travel Insurance.
Kenya Affordable Camping Accommodation
We provide permanent erected tents for Samburu camping safari. Our tents have beds, a bathroom with hot water, flush toilets incorporated within the tent.
Within the campsite we have a common dining area where meals are served and a bar. Fresh food is prepared in the camp site in a buffet style. In the evening there is a bonfire and the Masai warriors entertain you unwind.
Most campsites use generators as the source of lighting and the generators are turned off at 1000 – 1100 hrs. Most preferable is Umoja Campsites which is built along the river thus one can view game from the campsite.
Lake Nakuru is a relatively small park and thus has limited camping facilities within the park. However there are optional campsites around the park and budget hotels located in Nakuru town.
Ground camping is very popular and enticing for that tourist who loves the outdoor camping adventure. The campsites are spread out within the park and close to the lake offering panoramic views of the park’s vistas, i.e Makalia falls.
The famous Masai mara has a lot of options when it comes to budget camping accommodation. We have many campsites located within the reserve and others are right adjacent to the reserve.
The campsites offer permanent erected tents which have beds, beddings, mosquito nets, flush toilets and hot showers. Beddings are changed every morning and you are also provided with a towel. A tent can accommodate one, two or three people. You can opt to pitch a tent within the campsite ground.
The campsites have dining areas where meals are served and a bar. Fresh food is prepared in a buffet style by our cook. We also cater for special dietaries. In the evening there is a bonfire and the masai warriors entertain you as you socialize and unwind.
Know Your Park / Reserves
Samburu game reserve is the most popular wildlife gem of the northern frontier. The Reserve occupies an area of 165 km2. The driving distance from Nairobi is 350 km. The reserve lies on the northern bank of Uaso Nyiro River, which flows from the Kenyan highlands to Lorian swamp, the river serves as the only source of water that sustains wildlife.
Samburu game reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lioness, made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie “Born Free”.
Samburu’s topography is composed of river Uaso Nyiro, scattered acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation.
There is a wide variety of animal and bird life seen at Samburu National Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life.
All three big cats, lion, cheetah and leopard, can be found here, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos, Olive baboon, gerenuk, warthogs, Grant’s gazelle, Kirk’s dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe and over 350 bird species.
Lake Nakuru is one of the alkaline lakes of the Great Rift Valley. The lake is also known as “Pink Lake” or Africa Bird’s Paradise. It is ideally located in central Kenya within Lake Nakuru National park. The park occupies an area of 188 km2 while the lake occupies an area of 62 km2.
The lake is famous for the millions of flamingos that flock the lake although flamingos are unpredictable birds and are not always to be found in such vast numbers. From the baboon cliff the lake looks pink in color due to the flamingos. The topography at Lake Nakuru consists of grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, acacia woodlands and a forest made up of euphorbia trees.
There are two species of flamingos namely lesser flamingo and greater flamingos, they feed on algae, which flourishes due to the warm alkaline waters of the lake. Apart from flamingos other bird species include ducks, pelicans, cormorants, plovers, vultures, eagles, and buzzards.
Lake Nakuru has over 50 mammal species which include hippos, reed bucks, water bucks, rothschild giraffes, baboons, black and white colobus monkey, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, lions, gazelles and impalas among others.
The world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve is the best game-viewing reserve in Kenya. It has been voted two years consecutively as the best game reserve in Africa by the world travel awards. This reserve offers you the best chance to view the big five.
The “Big Five” (lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos) may be spotted here, and more than a million wildebeests and zebras migrate annually to Masai Mara from the parched Serengeti plains of neighboring Tanzania (The Great Migration). Large numbers of ungulates are also easily visible; they include the wildebeest , thomson gazelles, grant gazelles, buffalo’s, rhinos, impalas, topis, elands, zebras, giraffes and duikers.
They camp at the river bank for weeks just waiting for one of them to have the courage to jump into the river and cross over and they all follow suit. The river is infested with crocodiles where many wildebeest perish and also big cats place themselves strategically so that they can pounce on young and weak wildebeest and make a kill.
The common predators include the lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals and foxes. Masai mara has over 450 identified species. Some common birds include the common ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, hornbills, storks, eagles and vultures.
The masai mara game reserve is owned and run by the county government of Narok which is the richest county council in Kenya due to the revenue collected as park entrance fee. Part of the masai mara which is called the mara triangle is contracted out and privately run. Park fees are paid by the number of nights one spends in the mara conservancy.
- Do not Litter the park/reserve.
- Do not feed the animals, i.e. monkeys or baboons.
- Do give the animals the right of way and do not disturb wildlife.
- Do not take any plant or animals remains, dead or alive.
- Do not start fires or throw cigarettes in the parks/reserve.
- Do stay in your vehicle except at designated viewing points.
- Do not shout, laugh loudly, honk or play loud music as this will keep away the animals.
- Do not provoke any animals; it’s dangerous.