Camping Safaris

Itinerary Name: Camping, Express safari- Kilimanjaro, Nakuru & The Mara

Location: Kenya

Duration: 6 Days Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Camping Safari

Type of Safari: Basic camping

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 – Amboseli

We depart Nairobi in the morning and drive south through Masai country to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. After a picnic lunch enroute we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park before setting up camp in preparation for the evening. With the majestic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and various plains’ game, postcard perfect pictures are almost always guaranteed.

Day 2 – Amboseli

We spend the day enjoying Amboseli through early morning and afternoon game drives. You will be back for lunch at the campsite and you have the option of visiting the nearby lodge for a swim and cold drink or nearby community for example Lenkisem Masai cultural visit (optional) The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. At 329 sq km Amboseli is a small park and lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so we have better chances of seeing some of the larger predators. Buffaloes, lions, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, Masai Giraffes, zebra, baboon, and waterbuck are all present in the park.

Day 3 – Amboseli / Rift Valley / Lake Nakuru

After an early breakfast, we depart Amboseli viewing game en route as we proceed back towards Nairobi and further down the Escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley where Lake Nakuru National Park is situated. En route we enjoy a picnic lunch arriving in the late afternoon. We set up camp for the night just outside the park.
The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and the park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. We spend the night at a campsite outside the park.

Day 4 – Masai Mara

Early morning breakfast before venturing into Lake Nakuru national park for a morning game drive. We return to the campsite thereafter to break up camp and depart towards Narok town and Mara with packed lunches. Arrive Mara in the late afternoon and proceed on a brief game drive before exiting to set up camp at a Talek riverside campsite. The Mara reserve is typical savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife. Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

Day 5 – Masai Mara

The spend the next day in the game reserve; game viewing and absorbing the amazing sceneries. Optional activities include visiting a Masai village or school. You may also visit the lodge for a refreshing drink or swim. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.
Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast and these trips safari can be arranged at our office upon booking.

Day 6 – Nairobi

Morning game drive in the reserve before departing back towards Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon. Lunch will be prepared en-route

~End of Safari~

Number of pax 2 3 4 6
Total price in USD per person 1,012 750 619 488

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

• Transport by safari vehicle
• Services of professional English speaking driver/ guide and cook
• All campsite fees
• All camping equipment including use of our three-person tents (each tent shared by 2 people), stools, foam mattresses except sleeping bags
• Three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or non-veg prepared by our safari cook (includes tea & coffee)
• Game drives as per itinerary
• Government taxes and VAT where applicable

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

• Game park entrance fees (payable at the park gates direct)
• Personal travel/ Medical insurance
• Flying Doctors Service for emergency evacuation cover
• Sleeping bags [available for hire in the office at US$30 per bag per safari with US$ 40 refundable deposit]
• Hotel accommodation in Nairobi.
• All airport/hotel/airport transfers [but can be arranged at extra cost]
• All airport taxes and visas
• All personal expenses and toiletries; e.g. mineral water, beverages & toiletries
• Any other extras not stated as included above

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING ON SAFARI:

• Sleeping bag [available for hire in our office for US$30 per bag per safari, plus a refundable of US$ 40 after the safari]
• Money for personal spending and tipping approximately Kshs. 2000 a day
• Only a small case or rucksack, as storage space is limited [maximum 20kgs].
• A pair of long trousers and jersey for the cool mornings and evenings in addition to plenty of light clothes for hot days (do not forget a hat), swim suit, a pillow, comfortable shoes and sandals
• Torch, sunglasses, suntan lotion, insect repellent/spray
• Mineral water, beverages and snacks
• Camera, memory cards, binoculars, maps, guide-books
• Toiletries - Toilet paper, towel, soap, wet wipes and toothbrush/paste
• All personal travel insurance
• Flying Doctors Service for emergency evacuation cover