Kenya 8 days
An 8 day Budget Safari trip to Kenya. A short but beautiful trip. The days flew by like its nothing but there is always a next time. From $ 1.449,- per person (only with minimum of 4 persons). Highlights: Amboseli National Park, visiting a Masaai village, Lake Nakuru National Park.
Number of days: 8 Days
Accomodation: Tent & Guest house
From $ 1.449,- per person (only with minimum of 4 persons)
Naishi Guest House is ideally situated in the centre of Lake Nakuru National Park. The house is owned by the Kenya Wildlife Service, KWS. This guesthouse provide opportunity to visit to enjoy the wilderness of Kenyan savannah. While you wake up you are looking at the Nakuru National Park and there is one pond, there will be zebras, buffallos, giraffes and many other animals. This is like a experience you can ever enjoy and one of the rarest place you can find out in Kenya.
Masai Mara Manyatta Camp
Accommodation is on spacious tents, erected on hard surface and covered with Makuti to mitigate on harsh weather conditions like heat and rain. The camp has a combination of double, tripple & twin beds on sharing basis.
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Park fees
- All accommodation whilst on safari (double room or twin tent)
- English speaking guide/driver
- Game drives (see day by day info)
- Personal items
- All other extras not mentioned
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be collected and transferred to the first overnight. The comfortable and clean hotel is located near the city centre is offering peace and quiet in the bustling city.
This well-maintained hotel combines modern style with African flair and a safari lodge feel.
Overnight: Wildebeest Camp Nairobi
Meals: Overnight at Wildebeest Camp Nairobi on Dom Tent or similar.
Days 2 - 3
Amboseli National Park
Day two: starts with a full breakfast at the same friendly hotel, before we set off for Amboseli National Reserve.
The drive south through Kenya takes us past traditional Maasai villages dotted across the countryside. Arriving at the Kimana Camp inside Amboseli Park, lunch is served.
This afternoon we embark on a game viewing drive in Amboseli Reserve, famous for being one of the best places in Africa to get up close to free roaming elephants.
Amboseli is home to a vast elephant population, known for its large old bull elephants. Kenya’s second most popular game park, after Masai Mara, Amboseli Park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including buffalos, leopards, spotted hyenas, giraffes, antelopes and cheetahs. Over 300 bird species can also be spotted in the game park.
Day 3: Today we explore the open savannahs, rolling hills and wetlands of Amboseli National Park on morning and afternoon game drive. Amboseli is best known for the striking imagery of African elephants with the towering Kilimanjaro peak as a backdrop.
The game drives take us in search of the diverse wildlife and birds drawn to the grasslands and seasonal flood plains of Amboseli, offering fantastic photographic opportunities.
After our game drives we visit a Maasai village to encounter these traditionally pastoral nomads. The proud Maasai are known for their striking appearance, with their interesting jewellery, hairstyles and vibrant red clothes. Our village excursion gives us a glimpse into the lives of the Maasai people and their culture.
Overnight: Kimana Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara
Day four begins with an early morning breakfast, before we set off into the Great Rift Valley into Lake Nakuru National Park in Central Kenya, arriving by noon. We take an en route game drive in Nakuru Park on the way to our tented camp where we have lunch.
Lunch is followed by an afternoon game drive in the compact national park, hosting the Rift Valley lake, Lake Nakuru, and the surrounding woods and grasslands.
Lake Nakuru Park is home to a diverse range of species and is best known for its rich birdlife, sometimes including huge flamingo flocks that fringe the lakeshores. This game park is a bird lover’s paradise, attracting a wide variety of waterbirds in addition to the sea of greater and lesser flamingos that gathers at times. Over 400 bird species have been recorded, including some internationally threatened species, in this game park that was established as a bird sanctuary.
Nakuru is home to about 56 mammal species, including the both white and black rhinos. It is said to host one of the highest concentrations of black rhinos in the world. Common wildlife sightings include buffaloes, lions, Rothschild Giraffes, baboons, zebras, impalas, Vervet Monkeys, waterbuck, hyenas, jackals, hippos and pythons.
We return to the eco-friendly tented camp set on lovely grounds for dinner and an evening of relaxation. The clean and well-kept tented camp offers excellent service in a home away from home atmosphere.
Overnight: The KWS Guest House inside Lake Nakuru Park or similar.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Days 5 - 7
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 5: We enjoy a hearty breakfast at the scenic camp in Lake Nakuru Park, before continuing our journey through Kenya today.
As we leave Lake Nakuru National Park we keep an eye out for game, exiting the park and driving south to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. We arrive at Masai Mara Park around midday, stopping at our overnight camp along the Talek River. Here we pause for lunch and a rest during the hottest part of the day, retreating from the African sun.
Later this afternoon we set off on a rewarding game drive in Masai Mara, a must-see on any Kenyan safari. This wildlife-rich game park is the quintessential African safari destination, with its open grasslands dotted with acacia trees.
We overnight at an intimate luxury tented camp set on lush grounds in a scenic riverside bush location adjoining Masai Mara Reserve. Enjoy attentive service, excellent cuisine and touches elegance in the bush. Stay in comfortable tented rooms overlooking the river and bush, game viewing and bird watching from the camp.
Day 6: Today we explore the savannah plains of the expansive Maasai Mara, considered one of Africa’s best game parks.
We embark on morning and afternoon game viewing drives in this 1510 km² (580 sq miles) wildlife haven, encountering a variety of wild animals along the way. The Mara is best known for its annual Great Migration, when vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and other game migrate en mass, in search of grazing. The sheer size of this wildlife spectacle is awe-inspiring, with herds reaching over two million individuals strong.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is world-renowned for its huge wildlife populations, especially its exceptional big cat populations, being home to an abundance of lions, leopards and cheetahs.
Day 7: On our last full day in Masai Mara we have breakfast before setting off into the bush on foot.
Our thrilling morning game walk takes us into a private wildlife concession, located next to the Masai Mara Reserve. This exciting walking safari is a great way to really experience nature, getting up close and personal with the African bush. The guide also points out animal spoors and droppings, giving you insight into tracking.
This afternoon we venture back out into the untamed Maasai Mara National Reserve on a game drive in search of Africa’s amazing wildlife.
Overnight: Masai Mara Manyatta Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
The final day on safari, starts with breakfast at the scenic camp. Then we embark on a morning game drive with packed lunches, making our way out of the iconic Masai Mara.
Returning to Nairobi we arrive in the afternoon and head to the famous Carnivore Restaurant www.tamarind.co.ke/carnivore/ for a farewell dinner together.
After our group dinner you are transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight, (depending on your flight departure times), bringing this Kenya Highlights Budget Safari to a close.