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8 DAYS BUDGET SAFARI-SAMBURU/MOUNT KENYA-NGARE NDARE FOREST/LAKE NAKURU/LAKE NAIVASHA-HELL'S GATE/MAASAI MARA

6 DAYS JOINING BUDGET SAFARI-SAMBURU/LAKE NAKURU/MAASAI MARA

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $960 - $1320
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Masai Mara, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Buffalo Springs
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
This is a budget safari which will start from Nairobi to the off beaten tracks of Samburu Game Reserve & Buffalo Springs game reserve with an optional excursion of visiting the Samburu Cultural village followed by a guided walk at Ngare Ndare forest before you proceed to Lake Nakuru for Rhino then walk among the wild at Hell's gate with a chance to explore the gorge before you proceed to maasai Mara for a chance of seeing diverse species of wildlife including the 'big five'and also a chance to experience the culture of maasai people if you opt to visit their cultural village

Day 1: Nairobi/Samburu
In the morning you will be picked from your Nairobi hotel then depart from Nairobi and drive North through agricultural farmlands, crossing the equator where you will have a stopover for a demonstration of how water spins North and South of the equator and then down into the arid, thorny landscape of Samburu country. The Samburu region is known for its northern species of game seldom found south of the equator. Here you will find the Grevy's zebra, Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe, Somali Ostrich, long-necked gerenuk, and dainty dik dik, as well as some of the most beautiful bird life in Kenya. You'll also see herds of elephant, plains game and their predators. You will arrive in time for lunch at Heshima budget camp/similar and late afternoon proceed for game drive. Return to Heshima budget camp/similar for dinner and overnight. Meal plan (Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2: Samburu
You will spend the day exploring Samburu game reserve and the banks of River Uaso Nyiro where you might have a chance of spotting crocodiles. You will also have a chance of seeing elephant, leopard, cheetah among other wild. In addition, Samburu National Reserve is a paradise for bird lovers, with over 350 species of birds which include vultures, kingfishers, marabous, batealeurs, guinea fowl among others. You will also have an option of visiting Samburu cultural village at an extra cost. All meals served and overnight at Heshima budget camp/similar. Meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: Samburu/Mount Kenya region-Ngare Ndare
After breakfast with picnic lunch you will depart from Samburu for Ngare Ndare forest which is situated at the foot of Mount Kenya where you will have a chance to explore the forest by walking to the waterfalls, not forgetting the tree canopy walk and if you wish to swim then this is the place to enjoy before you drive to your budget camp to wait for dinner and overnight. Meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4: Mount Kenya region/Lake Nakuru
After breakfast you will continue Nyahururu where you will have a stopover to admire the scenic views of the Thomson falls as you proceed to Lake Nakuru where you will arrive for lunch at WCK guest house followed by game drive with a chance of seeing the Rhino, waterbuck, giraffe, zebra among other wild and a chance to explore the shores of Lake Nakuru where you might have a chance of seeing the flamingos among other birds then return to WCK guest house to wait for dinner followed by overnight. Meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5: Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha-Hell’s gate
After breakfast you will depart from Nakuru for Lake Naivasha and continue with your safari to Hell's gate National Park where you will have a chance to explore the park either on foot or by cycling among giraffe, Zebra, gazelle before you proceed for a guided walk through the gorge. Lunch will be served at budget camp/guest house then you will proceed for an hour's boat ride with chances of seeing hippo and different species of birds. You will later return to budget camp to wait for dinner followed by overnight. Meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: Lake Naivasha/Maasai Mara
After breakfast you will depart for the renowned Maasai Mara game reserve which is Kenya's premier game reserve. The Mara is actually the northern portion of the great plain’s ecosystem in neighboring Tanzania called the Serengeti. It is the home of the "big five" - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant, as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of plains antelope and numerous other wildlife. You will arrive in time for lunch at Mwangaza budget camp/similar. Late afternoon proceed for game drive to explore the plains of Maasai Mara before you return to Mwangaza budget camp/similar to wait for dinner followed by overnight. Meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7: Maasai Mara
Optional hot air balloon ride. You will spend the full day exploring maasai mara game reserve in search of Elephant, Zebra, Wildebeest, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and other plains game with a visit to the mara river where you might have a chance to see hippo and crocodile. All meals served and overnight at Mwangaza budget camp/similar. Meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8: Maasai Mara/Nairobi-Home
Early morning game drive followed by late breakfast then with picnic lunch leave Maasai Mara game reserve with an optional visit to Maasai cultural village en route as you depart for Narok and continue with your journey to Nairobi with a stopover at the Great Rift Valley to admire the Scenic beauty of the Escarpments. You will arrive in time to be dropped off at the airport to catch your onward bound flight. Meal Plan (Breakfast & Lunch) 

THE TOTAL COST OF THE ABOVE ITINERARY:-

A) BASED ON 2 PEOPLE IS U.S.D 1,320 PER PERSON SHARING

B) BASED ON 3 PEOPLE IS U.S.D 1,240 PER PERSON SHARING

C) BASED ON 4 PEOPLE IS U.S.D 1,120 PER PERSON SHARING

D) BASED ON 5 PEOPLE IS U.S.D 1,040 PER PERSON SHARING

E) BASED ON 6 PEOPLE IS U.S.D 960 PER PERSON SHARING

INCLUDED:-
* Accommodation on full board basis in budget camp/guest house/banda

* Park entry fees, visit to Ngare Ndare forest, an hour’s boat ride on Lake Naivasha & visit to Hell’s gate
* Transport in 4x4 safari minibus with communication radio & pop up roof for that eye catching view for 2-6 of you only
* Bottled drinking water - 1 liter per person per day
* Services of English speaking driver/guide
* Services of a cook that will be left at camp during game drive
* Complimentary evacuation cover by flying Doctors

NOT INCLUDED:-
Return international & domestic flights, visa fees, accommodation in Nairobi, optional excursions (e.g. hot air balloon ride, visit to cultural villages etc), drinks, tips, medical/luggage/personal insurance and all items of personal nature

 

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