Kenyan Camping Budget Safari Adventure
5 DAYS MASAI MARA/NAKURU CAMPING SAFARI TOUR
Departs daily at 9am
Day 01: Nairobi - Masai Mara
Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve. By late afternoon you will have arrived at the campsite and have time for a game drive before being served dinner and overnight rest, L,D.
Day 02: Masai Mara
Full day of game viewing in this spectacular game sanctuary. Game to be seen includes Zebra, Giraffe, Antelopes, Hyena and virtually every type of wildlife available in Kenya. Over 95 species of mammals are found in this great reserve. Besides mammals, over 350 bird species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight at the campsite, B,L,D.
Day 03: Masai Mara
Full day in Masai Mara and on game viewing done in the morning and afternoon. All meals included at your campsite, B,L,D.
-Visit to a local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour: US$ 25 per person
-Hot air balloon ride: US$ 395 per person
Day 04: Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru
Early morning game drive before breakfast. Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. This lake is famous for its Flamingos but there are other types of birds living and feeding there. Apart from birds Lake Nakuru offers a wide variety of small game such as Waterbuck, Impala, Gazelle and Buffalo. It is a sanctuary for both the white and black rhino. Overnight at Nakuru, B,L,D.
Day 05: Lake Nakuru - Nairobi
After breakfast depart to Nairobi to arrive before lunch, B.
Safari price: US$ 775 per person sharing
Tour price includes:
.Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
.Full board accommodation on safari
.Accommodation in two person tents.
.Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
.Transportation in a safari minibus, driven by English-speaking driver/guide
.Park entrance fees including local government taxes
.Bottled water whilst on game drives
.All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
.Start and finish in Nairobi
.Sleeping tents and mats
Tour cost excludes:
.Laundry & sleeping bags
.Tips & drinks
.Visas to Kenya
.Items of personal nature
.Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Masai Mara, Kenya
With its rolling grasslands and wide-open savannah, the Masai Mara is the kind of unfettered, sprawling wilderness you will have discovered in Hollywood films set in Africa. Kenya's finest reserve, the Masai Mara pulses with raw energy as an array of animals go about their daily lives.
At certain times of the year the famous Mara throbs to the beat of hundreds of thousands of hooves as the Great Wildebeest Migration takes place.
The reserve is unfenced and borders the Serengeti National Park. The two countries share the vast Serengeti plains, with the wildlife free to roam between Kenya and Tanzania in search of food.
Between July and October millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles cross into the Masai Mara from the Serengeti where they gather to graze and relax on the Mara's plains, which - at about one third of the size of the enormous Serengeti National Park, is more manageable from a game viewing point of view. The Masai Mara's open grasslands teem with wildlife in every direction.
The Masai Mara Reserve is rich in Africa's biggest attractions - predators are abundant (lion sightings are incredibly common), and the Big Five are encountered around every corner.
The Mara is a permanent water source for the area's wild inhabitants and so even when the very last wildebeest has tardily set off for the southern Serengeti, massive resident herds remain, offering visitors everything they could want to see on an African safari. A Masai Mara safari provides a year-round safari experience.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park (168 kmÂ²), created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes and black rhinos.
The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for the black rhino. This undertaking has necessitated a fence - to keep out poachers rather than to restrict the movement of wildlife. The park now has more than 25 rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country, so the chances of spotting these survivors are good. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe, again translocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenyan species are found here. Among the predators are lion and leopard, the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. The park also has large sized pythons that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.
Major attractions in Lake Nakuru
-Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total.
-Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos.
-View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa
-Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge etc.
-Unique vegetation: About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.