12 Days Kenya Budget Safari (Camping)

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Job Description

Overview

Type of Tour: BUDGET CAMPING

Duration of Tour: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Tour Details:

These 12 days Kenya Budget Safari will bring to much wildlife experience to your life. It’s one of Africa’s most diverse, incredible, and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system.

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the great Masai Mara National Reserve and its sprawling plains teeming with wildlife and the spectacular Samburu and Amboseli National Parks,
  • There are huge elephant populations.
  • Visit Ol pejeta conservation and see its primates and the vast sea of pink flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Experience a once in a lifetime balloon ride, sure to gift you with the most breath-taking sunrise you will ever experience.

Trip Facts:

Destinations Accommodation Nights Meals
 Tsavo West National Park Lake Jipe Safari Camp 2 Nights DBB
Amboseli National Par Amboseli Campsite  2 Nights DBB
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Sweetwaters Serena Camp 1 Night DBB
amburu National Reserve Samburu Game Lodge 2 Nights DBB
Lake Nakuru National Park Nakuru Campsite 2 Nights DBB
Masai Mara Basecamp Masai Mara 2 Nights DBB

 


Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi To Tsavo West

 

Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met and transferred to your city hotel, Pick up from your Nairobi hotel in the morning and drive to Tsavo west national park arriving at the Sentrim Luxury Tented Camp –well in time for lunch with a game drive enroot. Tsavo west national park is famous for its scenery, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. Tsavo west is also renowned for its large numbers of elephants and the famous man eating lions. In the afternoon, another game drive at the park later dinner and overnight at the Lake Jipe Safari Camp, Tsavo East
Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lake Jipe Safari Camp


Distance: 267.0 km

 

Time: 6 hr 9 min

 


Day 2: Explore Tsavo West

 

Today we explore Tsavo west on two extensive game runs. Tsavo west National park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya which consists of a semi-arid grassland and savannah. It’s considered one of the world’s biodiversity strongholds, and its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that can be seen.  The park is also home to a great birdlife.

Overnight: Lake Jipe Safari Camp

 


Day 3: Tsavo To Amboseli

 

Early morning breakfast game drive with a visit to Mzima Springs and later on depart Tsavo West for Amboseli. Amboseli national park is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. Arriving with a short game drive at Amboseli campsite, check in, have lunch and a short rest .Afternoon game drive at the park later Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli campsite.

Overnight: Amboseli Campsite

Distance: 126.8 km
Time: 3 hr 1 min


Day 4: Fullday Game Drive In Amboseli

 

Early morning breakfast the safari starts will again in Amboseli National Park, where adventure awaits. Amboseli National Park is regarded as one of Kenya’s Premium Parks, and is located at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The park is graced by mighty Savannah Elephants, and hosts the longest and most famous elephant research program in the entire World.

The mammals of Amboseli National Park are great indeed (including Lions, Blue Wildebeest and Maasai Giraffe); and we shall take time to enjoy them. The local birds are great and we shall be hoping to enjoy many species.

One night stay at the Amboseli Campsite

Overnight: Amboseli Campsite


DAY 5: Amboseli - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

 

Our safari will depart Amboseli National Park and proceed to the Mt. Kenya region. We shall enjoy beautiful game drives at East Africa’s largest Black Rhino sanctuary. We shall be keeping an eye for mammals such as Cape Buffalo, Grevy’s Zebra, Savannah Elephant, Spotted Hyena, Beisa Oryx, African Wild Dog, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Black Rhino, White Rhino, African Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. Birds here include the Grey Crowned Crane and White-bellied Bustard.

We shall also enjoy time at the Chimpanzees Sanctuary, which is the only place to see these Great Apes in Kenya- a key highlight on our safari. At Ol Pejeta, you will have a chance to alight on foot and take a selfie with the famous Equator line sign; and sometimes on clear days Mt. Kenya is visible behind you. Another top highlight of Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the Northern White Rhinos Sanctuary- there are only two individuals left on Earth; and both are hosted at Ol Pejeta. Nights at Ol Pejeta.

Overnight: Sweetwater’s Serena Camp

Distance: 423.5 km

Time: 7 hr 26 min

 


Day 6: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Samburu National Reserve

 

This day after breakfast, we head out towards Samburu National Reserve located in what was famously referred to as the northern frontier district. The reserve's wildlife comprises of a unique species of creatures including Gravy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Besia Oryx, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich and the pancake tortoise. There are over 450 species of birds identified as well as aquatic species in the Ewaso Nyiro River. We arrive with game viewing enroute to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we depart for our game viewing until sunset.

Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge

Distance: 142.9 km

Time: 3 hr 13 min


Day 7: Samburu National Reserve

 

After breakfast, we depart for our morning game drive returning back to the lodge by midday for lunch. Relax at the lodge in the heat of the day before re-joining our driver guide for afternoon game viewing.

Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge

 

 

 


Day 8-9: Samburu National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

 

An early morning start, we depart after breakfast and continue to Lake Nakuru National Park with game viewing en-route, arriving by mid-day for lunch at our tented camp. After relaxation, we head out for afternoon game viewing in the park. Lake Nakuru, is christened "The bird watcher’s paradise" and is described as the greatest ornithological site in the world, a top touristic destination with over 400 recorded species of birds. Around the lake one can find flamingos as well as a wide range of waders including Avocet, while large rafts of pelican can also be seen sweeping the water in unison. Other animals found in the park include white rhinos, lions, African buffalos, the Rothschild giraffe, baboons, zebras, impalas, vervet monkeys, waterbucks, and a variety of water birds (yellow-billed pelicans, marabou storks, hammerkops, fish eagles etc.).

Overnight: 2 night stay at Rondo Retreat Centre.

Distance: 294.6 km

Time: 6 hr 38 min


Day 10-11: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara

 

This remarkable day takes you to the Maasai Mara Reserve and into the domain of the Maasai, Kenya's cattle-herding nomads determined to preserve their traditions. The Mara is magnificent, home to Kenya's richest concentration of wildlife, and regarded by many travelers as an essential stop on any tour of Africa. When westerners think of Africa and safari, this is place they imagine - golden grassland plains pocked with acacia, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and jackals bound by together by the cycle of life and death. Three days here will only scratch at the surface of the wonders of the Mara.

Morning and afternoon game drives will lead you to some of Africa's largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. Accommodations include en suite restroom facilities and secluded verandahs. In between game drives, lounge at the pool or bar, or enjoy a mid-day nap.

Overnight: Nakuru Campsite

Distance: 294.6 km

Time: 6 hr 38 min

 


Day 13: Masai Mara

 

Masai Mara national reserve: After morning breakfast on the final day of your 12 days best of Kenya wildlife safari tour, you will checkout of lodge saying goodbye to Maasai Mara national reserve and embark on a journey returning to Nairobi, in Nairobi you will be dropped either at your hotel or at the airport for your departure flight back home.

 


Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

How To Book And How To Pay:

To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

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