6 Days Budget Safari in Kenya

  • Mara Sidai Camp, Nairobi - Tumaini Cottages, Nakuru - Kimana Amboseli Tented Camp, Amboseli

6 Days Budget Safari in Kenya

  • Mara Sidai Camp, Nairobi - Tumaini Cottages, Nakuru - Kimana Amboseli Tented Camp, Amboseli

Kenya Wildlife Safaris

Experience an exciting opportunity to see many species in their natural habitat. During this safari, you will enjoy daily game drives and may even have the opportunity to witness the great migration, where wildebeests and zebras trudge across the Maasai Mara looking for fresh grass to eat, while being stalked by predators. You will definitely leave with unforgettable memories!

Highlights

  • Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Explore different habitats at Amboseli National Park
  • Spot the different species at Maasai Mara game reserve
  • Daily transportation in a 4 x 4 van with experienced guides
  • Delicious daily meals and mineral water
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 activity days
  • English
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During this holiday, you will stay for two nights at Mara Sidai Camp or a place of a similar category, one night at a budget hotel in town, such as Tumaini Cottages or Chester Hotel, and two nights at Kimana Amboseli Tented Camp.

Kimana Amboseli Tented Camp (2 nights)

Amboseli is immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. It was established as a reserve in 1968 and gazetted as a National Park in 1974. The park covers 392 square kilometers and forms part of the much larger 3,000-square-kilometer Amboseli ecosystem. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. Kimana Camp Amboseli is located two kilometers from Kimana gate. The luxurious tented camps are well situated in a friendly, accessible, and relaxing environment for tented accommodation and camping lovers.

Mara Sidai Camp (2 nights)

Mara Sidai camp has 23 comfortable en-suite superior canvas tents. Each tent comprises a 24-hour hot and cold shower, and a flush toilet. There is a restaurant and entertainment lounge, tucked under a canopy of indigenous trees, that creates a cool retreat with a wild adventure feel.

Located just 800 meters from the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, this is one of the favorite getaway destination for wildlife and nature lovers. The camp is fenced and has a 24-hour staff to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Tumaini Cottages

Tumaini Conference Center has an ideal luxurious environment for travelers, business personnel, families, seminars, and workshops, being an ultimate retreat destination. They are located along the Njoro-Nakuru Road, opposite the Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) Farm. They offer a conference room, swimming pool, cottages, and a restaurant. This is one of the accommodation choices where you will spend a night on your third day.

Chester Hotel

Chester Hotel is a leading modern hotel in providing incomparable comfort to its guests. The hotel is located one kilometer south of the Nakuru CBD, near Afraha Stadium, and two kilometers north of Lake Nakuru National Park.

Chester is famous for pioneering and establishing itself in its unfailing ability to balance service and high standards, which have given it its truly enduring qualities. The hotel is also set up to cater for the physically challenged guests by means of an elevator and a wheel chair ramp.

Chester Hotel is one of the choices, aside from Tumaini Cottages, where you might spend a night during the third day of the safari.

Day 1: Maasai Mara game reserve

In the morning, you will be picked up at the airport or city hotel and depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which borders Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Every year, between June and September, millions of wildebeests and zebras migrate into the Mara in search of water. The timing of this phenomenon varies, depending on the rains, but they usually start heading back to the Serengeti in October.

Whether you see the migration or not, the grassy plains and lush landscape offer a huge variety of sightings, including lions, cheetahs, buffalo, and abundant birds, such as ostriches, cranes, and storks. Lunch will be followed by an afternoon game drive and you will have dinner and spend the night at Mara Sidai Camp or similar. Today, lunch and dinner are included. The approximate transit time is five hours and 30 minutes.

Day 2: Masai Mara.

After breakfast, you will leave with picnic lunches for a full day of game driving inside the park. Search for the wild black manned lion for which Mara is famous, as well as cheetahs, buffalo, wildebeests, zebras, leopards, and grants gazelle, which are quite common; hyenas are plentiful too. Even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you.

Extend your drive to the hippo point, where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals, there will be an optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture. All meals will be served at Mara Sidai Camp or similar, where you will also spend the night. Today, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will arrive for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park, the bird watchers’ paradise.

Enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching and game drives.

Attractions include greater and lesser flamingo, as well as other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds, numbering about 450 species in total. 56 different species of mammals, including white rhinos and waterbuck are also found here.

Lion hill, Baboon cliff, and Out of Africa view points, Enasoit, Honeymoon, and Lion Hill Ridge hills, as well as Makalia waterfalls are also breathtaking attractions. About 550 different plant species, including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa comprise the picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.

There will be an afternoon game drive inside the beautiful park to view thousands of pink flamingos and numerous wild species, including rhinos. You will have dinner and spend the night at a budget hotel in town, such as Tumaini Cottages or Chester Hotel. The approximate transit time is five hours and 30 minutes. Today, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 4: Amboseli National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will take your lunch boxes and depart for Amboseli, You will have lunch en-route at a selected point and proceed through Maasai land to Amboseli National Park, arriving for a late afternoon drive if time permits.

The park is 39,206 hectares (392 square kilometers; 151 square miles) in size at the core of an 8,000-square kilometer (3,100-square mile) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya and Tanzania border.

Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, he highest free-standing mountain in the world and Africa's highest peak, the Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The name, Amboseli, comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here, ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the Savannah, and woodlands.

You can also visit the local Maasai community living around the park and experience their authentic culture. You will have dinner and spend the night at Kimana Amboseli Tented Camp. The approximate transit time is seven hours. Today, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 5: Amboseli.

After breakfast, proceed for a full day of game viewing drives inside the park. Amboseli is a photogenic park and hosts great number of species including the lion, elephant, and the splendid cheetah. All meals will be served at Kimana Amboseli Tented Camp, where you will spend the night. Today, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 6 - Nairobi

Toda, you will have breakfast before departing for Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon. You will be dropped off at your city hotel or transfer to the airport for your flight out. The approximate transit time is five hours and 30 minutes. Today, breakfast is included.

During this safari, you will visit Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, and enjoy game drives in the Maasai Mara game reserve.

This safari will take place in Kenya, Africa. Kenya is the land of the Lion King and sits at the center of the African safari experience, with an outstanding variety of wild animals. Although safaris are its greatest attraction, it is a country of great diversity with much more to offer than splendid wildlife. Essentially, it is a place for outdoor living; the coast offers beaches and water-based activities, the mountains present a challenge to hikers, and the rolling Savannah is a game viewer's paradise.

The country sits astride the equator and offers fabulous scenery and a variety of tribal cultures. From its central location, the sacred peaks of Mount Kenya reign over a landscape primarily covered by grassland and thorn trees, much of it enclosed within its many parks and reserves.

To the west, the spectacular Great Rift Valley is sprinkled with lakes teeming with a variety of bird life, whose shores and surrounds are traversed by agricultural farmlands. To the east lies the promise of an idyllic beach holiday, with the requisite white, palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs.

Inhabiting the highlands and Rift Valley, are two of the most well-known tribal cultures: the Kikuyu farmers and the tall, red-clad Masai cattle herders. The coast is home to ancient Swahili civilizations and old port towns that are rich in a history of exotic spice trading and fighting.

Kenya has a sophisticated tourism infrastructure, with two major cities controlling the majority of the tourism trade. Nairobi, he capital, is the safari and hiking hub, situated in the cool central highlands, while on the east coast, the hot and humid trading port of Mombasa functions as the gateway to the resorts and pristine beaches of the area.

During the safari, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. East Africa offers an impressive range of foods and drinks to suit all visitors' needs. During the game drives a one-liter bottle of mineral water will also be provided for you.

  • Book a balloon ride
  • Go on a walk through nature
  • Visit local villages
  • 1 one-liter bottle of mineral water per person per day on game drives
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All park entrance fees
  • Daily extensive game drives
  • Daily meals
  • Flying doctor's emergency evacuation services
  • Services of English-speaking skilled and experienced drivers and guides
  • Transportation in a 4 x 4 van fitted with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses (around 10 USD per person per day)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Tips (around 10 USD per person per day)
  • Visa fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kenya Tanzania Trips will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.