12-Day Wonders of Kenya Budget Safari

12 Days

Embark on a breathtaking 12-day safari through some of Kenya’s most iconic destinations. Explore the vast landscapes and abundant wildlife of Tsavo East and West National Parks, witness the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro towering over Amboseli National Park, and marvel at the birdlife and hippos of Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. Finally, experience the unparalleled beauty and thrilling game drives of the Maasai Mara, where the iconic Big Five roam free.

Overview

Tsavo East

Tsavo West

Amboseli

L.Naivasha

L.Nakuru

Maasai Mara

Itinerary

Your adventure begins as you depart Nairobi for Tsavo East National Park, the largest park in Kenya. Upon arrival, enjoy a game drive through the vast savannah plains, spotting herds of elephants, lions, giraffes, and more. Settle into your budget-friendly accommodation within or near the park, immersing yourself in the wilderness sounds under the African sky.

Day 2 :
Tsavo East

Embark on an exhilarating full-day game drive in Tsavo East National Park, traversing vast savannahs and acacia-dotted landscapes. With binoculars in hand, spot majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, elusive leopards, and mighty lions in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for the iconic red elephants unique to this park. As the day progresses, pause for a picnic lunch surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wilderness. Witness breathtaking sunsets painting the horizon in hues of orange and pink, casting a golden glow over the plains. Capture unforgettable moments on camera as you soak in the raw beauty and untamed spirit of Tsavo East.

After breakfast, embark on a scenic journey to Tsavo West National Park, renowned for its diverse terrain, from volcanic hills to the mesmerizing Mzima Springs. Engage in an immersive game drive, where encounters with rhinos, hippos, and crocodiles await amidst the park's varied landscapes. Keep your gaze skyward to spot a myriad of bird species. As the day draws to a close, settle into a budget camp or lodge, enveloped by the tranquil atmosphere of the park, ensuring a restful night's sleep amidst nature's embrace.

Day 4 :
Tsavo West

Embark on an enthralling full-day game drive in Tsavo West National Park, traversing rugged landscapes adorned with volcanic hills and lava flows. Keep watch for elusive rhinos, graceful giraffes, and basking crocodiles along the enchanting Mzima Springs. Delight in birdwatching opportunities, spotting vibrant species amidst the diverse flora. Pause for a picnic lunch surrounded by the park's natural splendor, before continuing your exploration until dusk, capturing stunning sunset vistas. Retreat to your budget camp or lodge, serenaded by the park's tranquil ambiance under the starry night sky.

Leaving Tsavo West behind, journey towards Amboseli National Park, renowned for its unparalleled vistas of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak. As you travel, indulge in a game drive, savoring glimpses of wildlife set against the majestic backdrop of the snow-capped mountain. Arrive at your accommodation and unwind amidst the awe-inspiring scenery, ensuring your camera is poised for capturing memorable wildlife encounters against the iconic Kilimanjaro backdrop.

Day 6 :
Amboseli

Today offers ample opportunities for further exploration of Amboseli National Park. Engage in morning, afternoon, and evening game drives, though night drives is optional navigating through the park's picturesque plains adorned with acacia trees and lush swamps. Be captivated by the sight of vast herds of elephants, alongside zebras, wildebeests, and an array of other wildlife species thriving within this habitat. Conclude your exhilarating day by retreating to your comfortable yet budget-friendly lodge or camp, unwinding amidst the tranquility of the park as you prepare for a restful evening.

Bid farewell to Amboseli and set off on a scenic journey to Lake Naivasha, a picturesque freshwater lake enveloped by verdant vegetation and rich biodiversity. Upon arrival, embark on a captivating boat ride across the tranquil waters, offering up-close encounters with resident hippos, crocodiles, and an array of bird species, including fish eagles and pelicans. Lake Naivasha is one of the Great Rift Valley's freshwater lakes, known for its beauty and ecological significance. It is home to over 400 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Additionally, the lake supports a diverse ecosystem, including thriving populations of fish, hippos, and other wildlife. After the boat ride, settle into your accommodation, where you can unwind amidst the serene ambiance of this natural haven, soaking in the beauty and tranquility of Lake Naivasha.

Set off to Lake Nakuru National Park, famed for its flamingos and rhino sanctuary. Upon arrival, dive into a thrilling game drive, navigating through diverse habitats like woodlands, grasslands, and the alkaline lake. Stay alert for sightings of rhinos, lions, and leopards amidst the vibrant birdlife. Conclude the day at a nearby budget-friendly lodge or camp, surrounded by the park's wild allure under the star-studded sky.

Embark on an exhilarating full-day game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, exploring its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Traverse woodlands, grasslands, and the alkaline lake shores in search of iconic rhinos, majestic lions, elusive leopards, and the park's renowned flamingos. Keep your camera ready to capture breathtaking moments amidst the vibrant birdlife and stunning scenery. Pause for a picnic amidst nature's splendor before continuing your adventure until dusk. Retreat to your accommodation, reliving the day's extraordinary sightings under the African night sky.

After breakfast, check out and embark on a journey to the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve, renowned for its prolific wildlife and the annual Great Migration spectacle. Arrive in time for a satisfying lunch before venturing on an afternoon game drive, eagerly seeking out the Big Five and other predators and prey amid the vast savannah. As the sun sets, settle into your budget-friendly accommodation within the Mara, serenaded by the enchanting sounds of the wilderness, ensuring a peaceful slumber under the starlit African sky.

Day 11 :
Maasai Mara

Embark on an exhilarating full-day game drive in Maasai Mara, immersing yourself in the heart of Africa's most iconic safari destination. Traverse the vast plains and winding rivers, keeping a keen eye out for the legendary Big Five - lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos. Witness the drama of predator-prey interactions and the sheer abundance of wildlife that calls this reserve home. Capture unforgettable moments on camera against the backdrop of sweeping savannahs and dramatic skies. Pause for a picnic lunch amidst the wilderness, fueling your adventure for the remainder of the day. As the sun dips below the horizon, return to your accommodation, filled with tales of the day's extraordinary sightings and experiences in the wild.

After a final morning game drive and breakfast, depart the Maasai Mara and journey back to Nairobi, marking the end of your safari adventure. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you've made as you return to the city, with the sights and sounds of the wild still fresh in your mind. Lunch enroute.

Included

  • • All accommodations
  • • All transport by road
  • • Drinking water (On all days)
  • All activities, unless indicated as
  • optional
  • • Park fees
  • • Professional guide
  • • Taxes / VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day
  • section)

Excluded

  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel
  • insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • International flights
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp
  • per day)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes
  • and/or park fees

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12-Day Wonders of Kenya Budget Safari
From $5000
/ High Season
From $4599
/ Low Season
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/ Peak Season