7 Days Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara Budget Camping Safari Trip. 7 Days 6 Nights Samburu, lake Nakuru and Masai Mara budget camping Safari.
This safari takes you
to visit Samburu - Masai Mara Game Reserve for 2 nights with game drives
and Lake Nakuru National Park for a night with game drive. Your
accommodation can be in luxury or standard lodge or camping as per your
budget. You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and
habitat of fauna and flora in the natural area.
You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture. Availability 90%
Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$
Departing From: Nairobi
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights Samburu - Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru Budget Camping Safari
Departure Time: 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)
Minimum Persons Required: 2Accommodations: Budget Camp
Best Time: All round the year
7 Days Samburu - Lake Nakuru - Maasai
Mara Budget Camping safari
Day 1 : Nairobi- Samburu Game Reserve
Pick up from your hotel at 0700 hrs and passing the majestic Mt. Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. We camp in the narrow stretch of palms and woodland by the Ewaso Nyiro River which provides water for the animals and some relief from the equatorial sun.
Day 2 : Samburu National reserve.
Full day spent exploring the park. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.
The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.
Day 3 : Lake Nakuru National park.
We break the camp soon after break fast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Lunch enroute followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru guest house
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety
Day 4 : Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara
We break the camp soon after breakfast and travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Game is viewed as we proceed to Mara Enchoro Camp for Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 & 6 Maasai Mara
Spend the next two days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to October . Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park
Day 7 Maasai Mara – Nairobi
Morning game drives then return to the camp for breakfast , exit the park and proceed to Nairobi where the safari ends.
-Transport in a 9 seater custom made Tour van with a pop up roof - each person is guaranteed a window seat
- Services of a professional English, Spanish, German speaking guides
- Game drives as per the itinerary
- Game parks or national parks entry fees;
- Accommodations in self contained Tents fitted with camp beds/Linen is provided in Lake Nakuru/Masai Mara only
- Three meals per day whilst on safari, prepared by our cook
- 1 litre Mineral water per person per day
- Complimentary return airport transfers in Nairobi
- Sleeping bag
- Cultural visits to Maasai villages – costs US$ 25
- Personal effects
- Kenya Visas
- Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari
Samburu is home to large herds of elephants and elusive leopards. It is also well known for providing the opportunity to see wildlife that only lives in the dry north of Kenya. Your safari wouldn't be complete without seeing a gerenuk - an odd yet distinguished gazelle with a long neck, which stands on its hind legs to feed.
Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62 km2 in extent. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter.
The lake catchment is bounded by Menengai crater to the north, the Bahati hills to the north east, the lion hill ranges to the east, eburu crater to the south and the mau escarpment to the west. Three major rivers, the njoro, makalia and enderit drain into the lake, together with treated water from the town's sewage works and the outflow from several springs along the shore.
Lake Nakuru was first gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990. The foundation of the parks food chains is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support huge numbers of lesser flamingo.
Masai Mara is the most famous wildlife conservation area in Kenya and indeed the world. This game reserve is home to an amazing variety of wildlife in a natural and untouched state.
Masai Mara has a rolling savannah landscape dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets,and is the Kenyan part of the large ecosystem stretching south to Serengeti in Tanzania.
The wildlife in Masai Mara is varied, ranging from the big cats to elephant, rhino and vast herds of herbivores such as wildebeest. A true animal kingdom if there ever was one. Lake Nakuru Budget Camping safari tour, Masai Mara Camping Safari,4 days Budget camping safari, cheap Nakuru Masai Mara trips, Lake Nakuru camping, Masai Mara budget camping Safari
Masai Mara Safari
There are several safari options by road to the Masai Mara. Usually, these start from Nairobi, and include a scenic 5 to 6 hour drive down to the Sekenani gate or to the North West part of the reserve.
Accommodation is in lodges which offer quality service, rooms, and usually excellent buffet meals on a full board basis. Safaris are usually for a minimum of 2 nights and 3 days, although it is possible to have a quick one night safari here as well, although this is too short to really sample the magic of the Masai Mara. Flying Safaris to Mara are also available.
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Maasai children - behind them is a mud hut known as a "manyatta"The Maasai Tribe
This warrior tribe of nomadic pastoralists are descendants of Nilotic and Cushitic people originally from north of Lake Turkana over 10 centuries ago. Their life is dominated by their herds of their cattle and livestock.
They often move hundreds of kilometers with large herds of livestock in search of water and rich pastures. The Masai diet is based on fresh curdled milk and meat from their livestock.
Centuries ago the Maasai were feared as ruthless conquerors and cattle rustlers who invaded other tribal areas in search of bigger grazing land and more cattle. The Maasai are also famous for drinking a mixture of cattle blood and milk during ceremonial rites. An arrow is shot at close range to punture the jugular vein of the cow...More...
Cheetahs spot prey on a mound -Conservation in the Masai Mara
The Masai Mara has a strong but vulnerable eco system with thousands of tourists annually visiting the reserve , putting huge pressure on the environment. Conservation in the Mara is of paramount importance, and has been targetted at preservation of the wildlife and environment.
Like most third world countries, Kenya has growing land pressure issues, with the increasing population ever searching for more land to live and cultivate on. The Mara has it's share of land-animal-population conflict.
This is an issue being taken up by government, conservation bodies and NGO's. Funds are a major problem when it comes to conservation and often, organizations involved in conservation bodies.