Budget Kenya Safari
Got no time for a comprehensive safari in Kenya and running low on budget? The Budget Kenya safari is a 5 day budget African safari in Kenya for you. You need not to worry about breaking a bank to enjoy a safari. This short 5 day budget Kenya safari gives you the best of big five safari tour in Kenya.
About the 5 Day Budget Kenya Safari
Budget Kenya safari is a 5 days budget African wildlife safari. The budget Kenya safari takes you to Samburu, Aberdares and Lake Nakuru. This is an affordable safari in Kenya. On the budget Kenya safari you will visit Samburu Game Reserve. This is home to some rare wildlife species. They include the gerenuk, beisa oryx and the Grevy’s Zebra. In Aberdaresthis budget Kenya safari tour exposes you to the unique highland vegetation. This harbors the shy forest elephants among others. The budget Kenya safari will head to Lake Nakuru National Park. This is a birders haven. The park boasts of flamingos, pelicans among other birds. You should also be on the lookout for 4 of the big five.
5 Day Budget Kenya Safari Highlight
The highlights of the Budget Kenya safari include game viewing. You will have great opportunity to study vegetation and topography in Aberdares. In Lake Nakuru, birding will be the major attraction.
5 Day Kenya Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve
You will be met on arrival in the morning by our Kenya safari rep. This is to be followed by a briefing on this budget Kenya safari. Later you will take a drive north through the lush Kikuyu farmlands in the central highlands. The drive goes through coffee plantation and tea fields to the cool Kenyan highlands. Up north you go through the semi arid lands past great views of the second highest mountain in Africa, Mt Kenya. You will be expected at Ololokwe Guest Resort in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, enjoy an afternoon game drive within the Samburu Game Reserve to introduce you to the game in the area. Dinner and overnight will be at your budget accommodation in Samburu National Reserve.
About Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province in central Kenya. The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life. Samburu National Reserve consists of a low lying, semi-arid plain on the southern bank of the northern Ewaso Ngiro River. The reserve which lies 9km east of Buffalo Springs National Reserve was gazetted in 1974. The beautiful stark landscape is dominated by Samburu Hill in the south, at the foot of which is a rugged area with steep ravines.
The Ewaso Nyiro River is the lifeline of the area. Crocodile and hippo share the river with many small herds of elephant who bathe and frolic in the muddy brown waters during the heat of the day, before returning later to browse the lush vegetation of the riverine forest.
Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
A full day will be spent in Samburu Game Reserve. Here you will have a morning and afternoon game viewing. The area around the life giving Uaso Nyiro River is home to the rare and beautiful wildlife species. These species found in Northern Kenya include Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk, gazelle and the Somali ostrich. Elephant, buffalo, lion leopard and other plains game are also abundant here. All meals will be at the Ololokwe Guest Resort.
Day 3: Samburu - Aberdare National Park
After breakfast you will drive south to Aberdares National Park. This scenic drive takes you from the colorful hot semi arid temperature to the cool highlands. You will be traversing through the Savannah grassland into the tropical rain forests of the central highlands. You will be arriving in time for lunch at the Sapper Hut. After some rest, you will venture into the Aberdares forest enjoying its coolness. Throughout the day and night forest animals visit the waterhole and saltlick, ensuring you many exciting moments. Dinner and overnight will be at Sapper Hut.
About Aberdare National Park
The 296-square-mile (767-km2) Aberdare National Park of luxuriant forest includes much of the Aberdare (renamed Nyandarua) Range of mountains. The park can be divided by altitude into two sections. A high plateau of undulating moorlands with tussock grasses and giant heather lies between Ol Doinyo Lasatima (13,120 ft./ 3,999 m) and Kinangop (12,816 ft./3,906 m).
This region affords excellent views of Mt. Kenya and the Rift Valley. Black rhino, lion, hyena, buffalo, elephant, eland, reedbuck, suni, bushpig and, very rarely, the nocturnal bongo can be seen. On the eastern slopes below lie the forested hills and valley s of the Salient, home to black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, bushbuck, giant forest hog, and black -and-white colobus monkey.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park
You will begin your day with breakfast at Sapper Hut. This is to be followed by departure to Lake Nakuru National Park. The drive takes you through the beautiful Thompson falls where you will stop for some great viewing and photo moments. Proceed through the Great Rift valley into the Lake Nakuru National Park. This is home to one of the many beautiful Rift Valley Lakes, the Lake Nakuru. It is home to thousands of flamingos and other bird and animal life. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya hostels. Afternoon will be full of game viewing in search of the white and black rhinos, buffaloes, impalas, leopard and many more. Return to your budget Lake Nakuru National Park accommodation in time for dinner and overnight.
About Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park lies in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.
Day 5: L. Nakuru - Nairobi
Enjoy an early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. This is to be followed by a return to the lodge for breakfast. With game drive en-route, depart the park. You will enjoy a scenic drive as you head to Nairobi. Upon arrival you shall end your 5 Day Budget Kenya safari with a transfer to JKIA for your departure flight. For those with an extra night or proceeding on another safari drop off will be at your Nairobi budget hotel.
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5 Day Budget Kenya Safari
What is included in the 5 Day Budget Kenya Safari 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 5 Day Budget Kenya Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
5 Day Budget Kenya Safari Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 5 Day Budget Kenya Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Sun Hat
- Comfortable shoes