Camping Safaris

Itinerary Name: The Great Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara.

Location: Kenya.

Duration: 6 Days Great Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara Camping Safari.

Type of Safari: Basic camping

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 – Lake Baringo

Depart Nairobi in the early morning stopping enroute to view the spectacular Great Rift Valley. We stop for lunch along the way then set up camp in Lake Baringo in the late afternoon. As long as the wind conditions are favourable, we enjoy an evening boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile, and birds. A bird watcher’s haven.

Day 2 – Lake Bogoria & Lake Nakuru

Break camp after an early breakfast and drive 30km south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria. Lunch en route before proceeding towards the Lake Nakuru national park. At 180sq km an afternoon game drive will suffice to explore this small but interesting park with habitats which include grass, bush, euphorbia, acacia forests and rocky cliffs home to baboons and rock hyraxes. Set up camp at a campsite (cold at night).

Day 3 – Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

Break up camp after breakfast then depart towards Mai Mahiu and Narok town with lunch en route before arriving at Masai Mara game reserve. View game en route towards a Talek campsite situated at the edge of the park (next to Talek gate). Set up tents or wood cabins (if available).Hot showers and toilets are available in the camp and meals are served in the dining area.

Day 4 & 5 – Mara

Early morning and late afternoon game drives returning to the campsite for lunch. Option to visit Masai village or local school. Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration).

Day 6 – Mara to Nairobi

Depart Camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea. We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.

~End of Safari~

Number of pax 2 3 4 6
Total price in USD per person 784 595 548 365

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
• Boat ride in Baringo
• 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