Mombasa Budget Safari
Join us on a camping tour in Kenya as we undertake a tailor made mombasa budget safari package touring Tsavo west, east & Amboseli for a span of five days. We organize daily departures from Mombasa 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 Mombasa budget 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 wildlife gems is an adventure that should be on every tourist’s bucket list. Our Kenya camping 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.
Contact us today and embark on the best Mombasa budget camping safari package that meets your dream vacation on an affordable tour deal.
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Five Days Tsavo West / Amboseli / Tsavo East Budget Camping Safari. [Itinerary]
Day One: Mombasa – Tsavo West
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 Mombasa budget safari.
You will be driven to Tsavo west national park by your driver guide who will keep you entertained and informed on different sceneries as you journey to your destination arriving in time for a hot delicious lunch at the campsite. After settling in the campsite; enjoy your afternoon and head out for the evening game drive.
Tsavo west which is also known as “Land of lava, Man eaters & Springs” is famous for the man eating lions that preyed on workers building the railway line to Uganda.
Tsavo is equivalent in size to Israel covering 4% of Kenya land mass. Mzima springs a wet land is so lush and green and serves as a water tower that gushes out 450 million litres of clean water every day. The walk around the banks springs of mzima offers the opportunity to marvel at schools of hippos lazing around.
The observation Chamber sank below the waters enable tourist to view marine life. The game drive includes visit to the shetani lava flow and the five sister hills. Dinner and overnight at Ngulia Bandas.
Day Two: Tsavo West – Amboseli
An early morning game drive after breakfast is well worth while, depart and head to Amboseli arriving in time for lunch.
On arrival you will be assisted to check into your respective tents. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure or interacting with the locals; later head out for the evening game drive.
Amboseli has a wide variety of wildlife ranging from the Big five, cats, plains game and birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Kimana Camp.
Day Three: Amboseli
Wake up bright and early to the most intoxicating view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which sits majestically as the backdrop of this amazing park, on a clear day the snow peaks are visible. After breakfast head out for the morning game drive which provides the opportunity to see the most since wild game come out to hunt or browse/graze very early before the sun becomes too hot.
Amboseli has the highest population of elephants and has been the centre for elephant research for the last thirty years with each individual known by name. The game drive will include a visit to the outlook post which gives you the opportunity to have an aerial view of the Amboseli plains.
Return to the campsite for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure or take a walk around the camp making friends. Head out for the evening game drive; large herds of elephants can be encountered. Amboseli has a variety of bird life both migratory and terrestrial. All meals and overnight at Kimana Camp.
Day Four: Amboseli – Tsavo East
Rise and shine to the intoxicating African sun rise. After a mouth watering breakfast embark on a morning game drive. Exit the park and travel to Tsavo west arriving the campsite in time for lunch. You will be assisted to check inn into your respective bandas and relaxing a bit head out for the evening game drive.
Tsavo is a vast flat plain broken by the long length of the galana river. This is one of the areas elephants have been able to follow ancient migratory route as they have for a millennium.
Elephants of tsavo have a distinctive brick red colour shade of dust that elephants like to wallow and bath in. Tsavo East has vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous ‘big five’ consisting of lion, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and leopard.
The park also is also home to a great variety of bird life such as the black kite, crowned crane, lovebird and the sacred bird. Dinner and overnight at Ndololo Camp.
Day Five: Tsavo East – Mombasa
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 Mombasa; lunch en route arriving late afternon. Drop off at your hotel or the airport where your Mombasa budget 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 Camping Accommodation
Tsavo West accommodation includes self catering bandas, guest houses, public campsites or budget hotels near the Mtito Andei Gate.
Public campsite include Kamboyo campsite 8 km from Mtito Andei Gate, Chyulu Campsite 1 km from Chyulu Gate and Lake Jipe Campsite on the lake shore.
Tsavo East accommodation includes ndololo public campsites or budget hotels near Voi Gate.
Campsite facilities at Amboseli national park are limited and located outside the park's perimeter but a short driving distance to the various park entrance gates. The campsites offer tented camps or you can opt for the ground camping experience.
The tented camps 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.
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 Parks
Tsavo West National Park covers an area of 9065 Km2 and is located South Eastern Kenya, 240 km from Nairobi or 250km from Mombasa to Mtito Andei Gate. The park has magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing at Kichwa Tembo Cliffs and guided walks along the Tsavo River.
Tsavo West National Park has a variety of wildlife, such as black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant, leopard and masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bushbaby, hippo, hartebeast, lesser kudu and masai giraffe.
Mzima springs is a natural reservoir under the chyulu hills to the north. The Chyulu range is composed of volcanic lava rock and ash, which is too porous to allow rivers to flow. Instead, rain water percolates through the rock, and may spend 25 years underground before emerging 50 kilometres away at Mzima Springs.
The spring produces 450 million liters of water in a day that serves the Tsavo eco system and some of the water serves the coastal region through a pipe. At the spring you will find schools of hippos, crocodiles, fish and water birds like cormorants. During the night hippos come out to grave and during the day they just laze in the full or half submerged.
The Shetani Lava flow, a black lava flow of 8 km long, 1.6 km wide and 5 meters deep, is the remain of volcanic eruptions which were subject of tales among local communities who named the flow “shetani” meaning evil in Kiswahili after it spewed from the earth 240 years ago. Climbing the flow is not an easy task as the thick black soil is composed of uneven chunks of solid magma.
The cave, located near the center of the outflow, has two large opening and one ancient tree is growing between them. Although the cave is only few meters long, the exit is not accessible (although it can be seen) as the place is too narrow.
The Roaring Rocks will give you magnificent panoramic views, usually only seen by the eagles and buzzards that fly around these cliffs, over the plain called Rhino valley and the Ngulia Hills (1,821 m – 5,975 ft.). The Roaring rocks, located near the Rhino Sanctuary, has been for long an observation point for the protection of black rhinoceros and the fight against poaching.
The eerie roaring rocks are named after the buzz of cicadas that inhabit them and the howl of wind that hits the bare rocks by producing a roaring sound.
Amboseli National Park is located south of Nairobi; 140 kilometers which is a four hours drive from Nairobi. The park occupies an area of 392 km2. The ecosystem is made up of a seasonal lake called lake Amboseli where the park derives its name from, swamps, open plains, acacia woodland, rocky out crops, thorny bushes and marshes.
The landscape is dominated by the backdrop of the majestic snow-caps of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The snow capes are visible when the clouds are clear mainly in the early mornings and late evenings. The scenery gives you the opportunity to capture wonderful memories on camera for friends and loved ones back at home.
Amboseli national park is considered Kenya second best wildlife gem after Masai Mara game reserve by many tourists and is the only national park in Kenya that has the highest population of elephants. The ecosystem of Amboseli, though small compared to other parks, sustains a large number of bird species and game.
The locals are mostly the Masai but other Kenyan tribes have moved to Amboseli in search of greener pastures. Beside game viewing and the ecstatic views of Mount Kilimanjaro one can visit a local Masai village to learn their way of life and to interact with the locals.
Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya covering an area of 11,747 square kilometers. The park is located near the village of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province and is divided into east and west sections by the A109 road and a railway.
The park borders the Chyulu Hills National Park, and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania. The climate in this area is warm and dry. One requires a smart card to access the park and the card can be topped up at Voi gate.
Attractions of Tsavo East National Park include “The Red Elephants”. This effect is achieved from the wallowing and rolling in the galena river and spraying of the red soils of tsavo.
The beautiful Aruba dam located on the north bank of the seasonal Voi River, is visited by thousands of animals and a great game viewing point.
The Mudanda Rock
The Mudanda Rock is a 1.6 km inselberg of stratified rock that acts as a water catchment that supplies a natural dam below. It offers an excellent vantage point for the hundreds of elephants and other wildlife that come to drink during the dry season.
The Yatta Plateau, the world’s longest lava flow, runs along the western boundary of the park above the Athi River. Its 290 km length was formed by lava from Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain.
Lugard Falls, named after Frederick Lugard, is actually a series of white water rapids on the Galana River
Tsavo East has vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen, including the famous ‘big five’ consisting of lion, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant and leopard. The park also is also home to a great variety of bird life such as the black kite, crowned crane, lovebird and the sacred bird.
- 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.