7-Day Budget Safari Amboseli /Lake Nakuru/ Masai Mara / Naivasha
This time we focus on how to do a cheap safari in Kenya, one of the most beautiful countries in Africa (and perhaps even the world)! Budget Safaris are the best for the adventurous at heart and those desiring to feel close to nature / love outdoors. We offer Budget Camping Safaris with low prices for an unbeatable value – we maximize value without sacrificing the quality! Low Budget Safaris are tailor made to suit your holiday and Budget. We cater for individuals, small and large groups.
After breakfast, meet by your guide at the reception area and drive south through Masai country to the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro where Amboseli is situated. Arrive in time for lunch at the camp before we proceed into the scenic Amboseli National Park for a game drive returning to the lodge in the evening for a sun downer. Despite its small size (392 sq km), this fragile ecosystem supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Amboseli 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. Elephant, buffaloes, lions, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, Masai Giraffes, zebra, baboon, and waterbuck are all present in the park.
After breakfast, early morning and late afternoon game drive can be taken in Amboseli when Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds, morning game viewing in Amboseli, the game Proceeds to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan, consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, high concentration of Elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common water buck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the diminutive duiker among others. Return to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru national park, a stop over is made on the way for lunch, proceed via Nairobi Nakuru road. There is a ‘look out’ from where one can view this natural wonder. Here the road descends into the Great Rift Valley. On the descent one is surprised to see just off the road, a panoramic view of Lake Elementaita. It should be mentioned here that this road from Nairobi to Nakuru was the first overland road to be surfaced with tarmac in Kenya. Arrive at the park for afternoon game drive. This park was famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopard can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape. Return to the Hotel for Dinner and Overnight.
After breakfast depart for Maasai mara game reserve. The Maasai mara”– Kenya’s finest game reserve –with gentle rolling grasslands teeming with a plethora of animals and bird life. See the Thompsons and Grant Gazelles, Topi, Eland, Zebra, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Hippo, wild beast, warthog, Crocodiles, Ostrich, Vultures among others and over 450 birds species, with over 50 birds of prey. One thing is for sure, in Maasai mara, you will experience nature in its wild wonder. Arrive and Check in at the lodge or camp for lunch. The meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining or under the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses, have a few minutes relaxing and enjoying the surrounding before you depart for an afternoon game drives returning back to the camp for dinner and overnight. This is an extension of Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. All Meals and Overnight at Rhino tourist camp /similar.
After breakfast, Spend the whole day game viewing in Masai Mara with picnic lunch. Masai Mara Game Reserve offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago. Masai mara offers and absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason being that this hilly region is both humid and fertile and is crossed by Mara and Talek rivers full of crocodiles and hippos. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons masai mara has greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic spectacle from July to October, the annual migration of huge herds of Gnus and Zebras, predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions closely follow these herds. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace.
After breakfast, drive to the Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley to arrive for lunch. Afternoon at your own leisure, optional activities and adventure to various attractive features and other optional activities undertaken there. Hell’s Gate National Park lies beside the lake. The park is home to a profusion of plains game and bird life. Walking is permitted, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests. These forests abound with bird life. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleeps the day out in the shallows.
After breakfast, spend sometimes relaxing at the camp or doing more activities missed on the previous day. Later drive back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon. Driver to drop you at your pre-booked hotel or transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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