Budget Kenya Safari
Got no time for a comprehensive safari in Kenya and running low on budget? 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 Aberdares, this 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. The missing member of the big five here is the elephant. It cannot survive here because of the size of Lake Nakuru National Park.
5 Day Budget Kenya Safari Highlights
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.
- Great wildlife viewing
- Big Five
- Big cat
- Cultural experience
- Beautiful Scenery
Detailed 5 Day Budget 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. The drive goes through coffee plantation to the cool Kenyan highlands.
You will be expected at Ololokwe Guest Resort in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, enjoy an afternoon game drive within the park to introduce you to the game in the area.
Dinner and overnight will be at your resort.
Samburu National Reserve
It may be hot, dry and somewhat out of the way. But Samburu National Reserve is the most popular park in northern Kenya. Those discouraging features just might be the secret to its attraction.
It is in a rugged area known for its desert-like climate. The animals of the park are sure to frequent its main source of water – the Ewaso Ng’iro River.
You are certain to witness this abundant display of wildlife. This is when they make the regular trips to sustaining themselves at the river.
This reserve has its share of the big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah. And you’ll find many of the larger grazers here like impala, buffalo and hippo.
Elephants? Samburu boasts over 900 of these peaceful creatures. The herds gather at the life sustaining river.
Beneath the river’s muddy brown waters, is a significant population of Nile crocodile. They can be spotted, waiting for their prey.
Samburu is also known for some rather unique wildlife not usually seen elsewhere. A visit to the reserve will bring you in sight of such memorable species. They include as Grevy’s Zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Beisa oryx.
It is one of the few parks where you have a good chance of spotting African wild dogs.
For bird lovers the reserve presents a constant display of exciting avian life – over 450 species.
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 and Gerenuk. There is alos 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 Aberdare National Park. You will be arriving in time for lunch at the Sapper Hut.
Venture into the Aberdares forest enjoying its coolness. Throughout the day and night forest animals visit the waterhole and salt lick. This ensures you many exciting moments.
Dinner and overnight will be at Sapper Hut.
Aberdare National Park
The Aberdare National Park is an isolated volcanic range. The range forms the eastern wall of the rift valley. It runs roughly 100 km north-south between Nairobi and Thomson’s falls.
There are two main peaks, Ol Donyo lesatima that is 3,999 metres. The other is Kinangop at 3,906 metres separated by a long saddle of Alpine moorland at over 3,000 meters.
The topography is diverse with deep ravines. They cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. This Kenya national park boasts of many clear streams and waterfalls.
The Aberdares are an important water catchment area. They provide water to the Tana and Athi rivers and part of central rift and Northern drainage basins.
The Aberdare National Park lies above 10,000 ft contour. There are some forest and scrub at lower altitude. This is in the salient area near Nyeri with the boundary running down to the 7,000 ft contour.
All these combines to create an area of great scenic beauty in the national park. The park is surrounded by a pre-dominantly indigenous forest. The Aberdare National Park is at the size of 767 sq km and is 160 km from Nairobi.
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.
Lake Nakuru is one of the many beautiful Rift Valley Lakes. 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.
Return to Wildlife Clubs of Kenya hostels for dinner and overnight.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is spectacular. It has been a blazing sea of deep pink flamingos – millions of them! Their intense fuchsias bursting against Lake Nakuru’s deep blue alkaline waters. Quite simply… it has until some few years ago been the most brilliant show of birdlife on earth.
The flamingo numbers have been reducing. But the park itself remains stunning – one of Kenya’s finest. Great rocky escarpments tower over acacia forest and waterfalls. Several wooded hills and euphorbia trees dot the lake.
The few quantities of flamingos are accompanied by other birdlife. they include pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks as well as herons and eagles. The scene here is bountiful, busy and full of color.
In lake Nakuru National Park, wildlife viewing here is easy and accessible. Lake Nakuru is known for hosting some endangered but beautiful species.
You’re sure to see rare Rothschild’s Giraffe here in lake Nakuru National Park. They come along with white rhino, especially along the lakeshore. The park is also sanctuary to one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhino.
Wildlife here include zebra, hippo, olive baboon, vervet and colobus monkeys, waterbuck and hyena. Other big game to be on the lookout for includes lion, cheetah, leopard and buffalo.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park- 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, leave the park. You will enjoy a scenic drive as you head to Nairobi.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to JKIA or your Nairobi hotel.
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5 Day Budget Kenya Safari Costs:
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 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
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