Kenyan Camping Budget Safari Adventure
08 DAYS SAMBURU/MT. KENYA/NAKURU/MASAI MARA/NAIVASHA
Departs daily at 9am
Day 01: Nairobi - Samburu
Proceed northwards to Samburu Game Reserve. You will pass through the Kikuyu Farmlands of coffee and pineapple You will pass through the equator to Kenya's semi-arid area, the Samburu National Reserve. Arrival Samburu and game drive en route to the campsite. Dinner and overnight at the campsite, L,D.
Day 02: Samburu
Early game drive at the park. Samburu Reserve has some unique five to include, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich, and the long neck Gerenuk Antelope. Other animals to be found include, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, and Cheetah amongst others. All meals and overnight at the campsite, B,L,D.
Day 03: Samburu - Mount Kenya
Depart after breakfast from Samburu to Mount Kenya. Afternoon enjoy a walking safari to the â€˜Mau Mauâ€™ Caves; this were the caves used by freedom fighters as hiding places during the struggle for Independence. Monkeys and birds will be seen during this tour. Return for dinner and overnight at the campsite, B,L,D.
Day 04: Mount Kenya - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast depart 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. Dinner and overnight at Nakuru, B,L,D.
Day 05: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
After breakfast you will depart from Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve, you will cross the valley floor to Narok and by late afternoon you will have arrived the campsite and have time for a game drive before being served dinner and overnight rest, B,L,D.
Day 06: Masai Mara
Day spent on game viewing; Zebra, Giraffe, Antelopes, Hyena, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, and the Rhino. Besides, over 350 bird species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight at the 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 07: Masai Mara - Lake Naivasha
Early morning game drive in the reserve before breakfast. Proceed to Lake Naivasha. Afternoon is free for a boat ride or a tour to the Crescent Island should not be missed, It is one of the few places in all of Africa where you can wander on foot among herds of Zebra, Wildebeest, gazelles and giraffes. The Lake is a birdsâ€™ paradise and has a larger number of hippos. Dinner and overnight at the camp, B,L,D.
Day 08: Lake Naivasha - Nairobi
After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi, B.
Safari price: US$ 1240 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
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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, Kenya:
This lake offers one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sights: brilliant pink flamingos as far as the eye can see. When conditions are right, between one and two million lesser and greater flamingos feed around the shores of the shallow soda lake, together with tens of thousands of other birds. The best place to view the birds is from Baboon Cliff, where you get an excellent view over the lake, and the film of pink along its fringe.
It's often combined with the other lakes - Naivasha for example - and wildlife areas such as the nearby Aberdare National Park.
Game spotting is also good. Lake Nakuru was declared a national park in 1961 and it now covers an area of some 180 km2.You will see warthog, waterbuck and large numbers of impala; slightly shyer residents include buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, eland, the occasional leopard and both black and white rhino. A herd of hippo have their territory in the northern part of the lake.
It is important to remember that there are times when the lake conditions change and the birds move on to other soda lakes.
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya:
The Mount Kenya Park is the perfect place to relax after a dusty safari and get a different take on Kenya, particularly as it is located between some of Kenya's top national parks: Aberdare, Samburu and Meru.
At a giddy 5199m Mount Kenya dominates the Central Highlands. It is Africa's second highest mountain, formed between two-and-three-million-years-ago by a series of volcanic eruptions. It probably once had a crater not unlike Mount Kilimanjaro's, but erosion has sheared this down to a series of peaks.
The mountain above the forest line is a national park and it supports rainforest and dense thickets of bamboo, while higher up the flora changes dramatically: moorland and giant lobelia and heather. The forests are home to elephant, buffalo, monkeys, antelope and giant forest hog. The birdlife around the mountain is also prolific, ranging from huge eagles to multicoloured sunbirds.
There are three peaks, Point Lenana can be reached by most relatively fit people, but the other two are only accessible to mountaineers with technical skills. Mt Kenya is circled by a tar road which is in good condition and on this you will find the area's main towns; Naro Moru, Nanyuki, Meru and Embu.
The mountain was first climbed in 1899 by Sir Halford McKinder and today is a popular peak to conquer. For the adventurous and outdoor types there are a variety of hiking and mountain climbing trails to choose from.