This is a 7 day camping safari in Kenya. This Kenya budget safari tour allows you to follow the trails of the elephants. You will be in Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara National Reserve.
About the 7 Day Camping Safari in Kenya
Camping safari in Kenya is a 7 day budget African safari trip. The camping safari in Kenya tour starts and ends in Nairobi.
This budget Kenya camping safari goes to Amboseli, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara.
The highlight of the Camping safari in Kenya tour is wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to interact with great scenery. This is a 7 days budget camping safari in Kenya.
Camping safari in Kenya is suitable for those looking for a total Kenya safari experience but is on a budget.
7 Day Camping Safari in Kenya safari Highlights
- Great Game Viewing
- Authentic safari style
- Scenic Land scape
- Views of the Kilimanjaro
- the Great Wildebeest Migration between June to October
7 Day Camping Safari in Kenya Safari in Detail
Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
Met on arrival in Nairobi for a briefing on this camping safari in Kenya tour. Leave driving South through the Masai land to Amboseli National Park.
You will arrive in time for lunch at the Kilimanjaro Guest House. A short rest after lunch will be enough to prepare you for the afternoon game drive.
At 1600 hrs embark on an afternoon game drive to introduce you to Amboseli’s flora and fauna.
Later return back to your safari lodge for dinner and overnight.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is Kenya’s second most popular safari destination. It’s an ideal first stop if you’ve never been on an Africa safari tour before. There is a great chance to witness seasonal change and the rhythm of life.
Amboseli is located in southern Kenya, due east of the Masai Mara. Just look for Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, it is at the foot of this feature.
This great snow-capped mountain is the southern boundary of Amboseli. It prevents the animals from migrating into neighboring Tanzania.
Amboseli is a Masai word that translates as salty dust. This is due to the huge dried-up lake in the center of the park.
This area has been the home of Masai tribes, who herded their cattle across the plains. Its original name is Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve. After Amboseli was gazetted as a national park the Masai had to leave. Now they live around the fringes of the park.
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Full day on spent at the Amboseli National Park. This will be accompanied with morning and evening game drives.
Located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the park has a lot of wildlife. The plain makes sighting of animals much easier when in Amboseli.
On a clear day you will be able to see the tallest mountain in Africa, the Mount Kilimanjaro.
All meals and overnight will be at the Kilimanjaro Guest House.
Day 3: Amboseli – Aberdares National Park
Enjoy an early breakfast of the camping safari Kenya day before departure from Amboseli. You will be in Nairobi in time for early lunch.
Proceed to Aberdares National Park through the lush Kikuyu farmlands. You will come across large coffee plantation to the cool Kenyan highlands.
Proceed to Sapper Hut which is located in the Aberdare National Park. Enjoy your time in Aberdares with a walk within the quite forest. Dinner and overnight of game viewing at Sapper Hut.
Aberdare National Park
Aberdare National Park is an isolated volcanic range. It forms the eastern wall of the rift valley. This is as it runs roughly 100 km north-south between Nairobi and Thomson’s falls. Soils are red and of volcanic origin, but rich in organic matter.
The Aberdare Ranges has two main peaks. The Ol Donyo lesatima that is 3,999 metres and Kinangop at 3,906 metres. They are separated by a long saddle of Alpine moorland at over 3,000 meters.
The topography is diverse with deep ravines. They cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. There are many clear streams and waterfalls.
The Aberdare are an important water catchment area. It provides water to the Tana and Athi rivers and part of central rift and Northern drainage basins.
The Aberdare National Park lies above 10,000 ft contour. There are some forest and scrub at lower altitude in the salient area near Nyeri. The boundary running down to the 7,000 ft contour.
The unusual Vegetation rugged terrain, streams and waterfalls do combine. This create an area of great scenic beauty in the national park.
The park is surrounded by a pre-dominantly indigenous forest. The management of thr forest is under the forest department. The Aberdare National Park is at the size of 767 sq km and is 160 km from Nairobi.
Day 4: Aberdare – Lake Nakuru National Park
Start your day with an early breakfast before check out. You will leave Aberdare headed to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Lake Nakuru is one of the many beautiful Rift Valley Lakes. The park is home to millions of flamingos and other bird and animal life. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya Hostel.
After a short rest you will enjoy an afternoon game viewing at 1600 hrs. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru national park is on the flow of the great Rift Valley. It is set at the backdrop of spectacular escarpment ridges.
This Rift valley soda lake is on an elevation of 1754 meters above sea level. This is on the south the lakes richness in algae attract millions of flamingoes. The word Nakuru is derived from a Masai language to mean “dusty”.
Lake Nakuru national park is characterized by rocky escarpments, Europhobia forests and acacia forests. The lake is a birders paradise for bird enthusiasts. There are lots of birds to see sort from flamingos, the lakes size varies on the rainfall.
Lake Nakuru national park is located in the former rift valley Province of Nakuru County. It’s approximately 160 kilometers from the country’s capital city. This park covers an area of about 188 kilometers squared. The climate is warm and dry it also has over 550 tree species.
Lake Nakuru national park was gazetted as a bird sanctuary. This was in the year 1961 and declared a national park in 1968.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National Park
Enjoy an early breakfast that is to be followed by check out. Proceed through the floor of the Rift Valley as you head to Masai Mara National Reserve.
You will arrive in time for lunch at the Mara Wildebeest Camp. Enjoy a short rest that will prepare you for the afternoon. At 1600 hrs, you will embark on an afternoon game drive.
Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Masai Mara National Park
Maasai Mara is in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves. It is joined together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in the south. They form Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems. This is one of the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system.
Masai Mara has been made famous by the abundance of the big cats. This is home to Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and the Great Wildebeest Migration. It is also home to the Maasai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress.
There is a wide selection of places to stay in and around the Maasai Mara. This includes the conservancies surrounding it.
The conservancies surrounding the Maasai Mara have restricted number of vehicles. This allows a more private game viewing of wildlife. The Maasai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world. This is where over TWO MILLION Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomson’s Gazelle migrate every year.
Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles). it raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds.
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
Camping safari in Kenya day spent in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Here you will have both morning and afternoon game drives at 0630 hrs and 1600 hrs.
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is the northern extension of the Serengeti National Park. Its rolling plains are home to hundreds of plains game together with predators that feed on them.
All your meals and overnight will be at Mara Wildebeest Camp.
Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi
You will leave from the safari lodge after breakfast. This is to be followed by a drive through the park as you check out.
You will be heading back to Nairobi. Your arrival will be in the early afternoon. You will end your safari with a drop off at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport in time for your flight home.
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7 Day Camping Safari in Kenya Tour Costs:
- What is included in the 8 Day Budget Camping Safari Kenya Tour cost?
- Accommodation on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on 7 Day Camping Safari in Kenya Tour
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
7 Day Camping Safari in Kenya Tour Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 7 Day Camping Safari in Kenya Tour
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellent
- Sun Hat
- Comfortable shoes