Kenya Shoestring Safari
Kenya Shoestring Safari

Kenya Shoestring Safari

Travelling on a budget but still want to experience the highlights of Kenya? Then this 11-night itinerary is ideal. Travel with your private local guide and safari vehicle and drive around the countryside to Kenya’s best and most beautiful areas.


Travelling on a budget but still want to experience the highlights of Kenya? Then this 11-night itinerary is ideal. Travel with your private local guide and safari vehicle and drive around the countryside to Kenya’s best and most beautiful areas.

Explode Nairobi city center before heading off to Samburu National Reserve. Here you will experience the marvels of safari life in an arid landscape before driving to the freshwater lakes of the great Rift Valley. After 3 nights exploring the lakes and the scenery you will end your safari with three nights in the game rich Masai Mara National Reserve. One of the highlights of your stay will be the opportunity to spot the Big 5 in the Masai Mara National Reserve, famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration, from late July to end of September annually.


From US$5500 per person sharing

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Day 1 to 3 - Eka Hotel , Nairobi

Once you arrive at Nairobi International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred by road to the hotel. You will overnight at the Eka Hotel in a standard room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Overlooking Nairobi National Park, the Eka Hotel is conveniently located near the airport. Each well-appointed room has air conditioning and Wi-Fi and a good restaurant on site.

On your full day in Nairobi you will enjoy a tour around the city. You will be collected after a leisurely breakfast for a tour of the depart for Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, followed by a visit to giraffe centre then lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee garden and a visit to Karen Blixen Museum. Ending the day with a visit to Kazuri beads before returning to your hotel as the sun sets.

Days 3 to 6 - Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp , Samburu National Reserve

After an early breakfast you will meet your local guide who while take you on your epic journey around Kenya in your private safari vehicle. You will drive to the Samburu National Reserve, this is a longer drive through the Kenyan countryside, arriving at Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp for lunch. You will spend 3 nights at the Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp, including all your meals. Your game drives will be conducted by your private guide.

The Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp is located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Park . Overlooking the river, elephant, hippo and crocodile are in abundance and animals come daily to drink. The camp offers modern tents, all with private views over the riverbanks. Each has en suite bathrooms and charging stations. The main area and terrace all overlook the river, creating a perfect arm chair safari spot. Activities include game drives with your private guide, cultural visits to the Samburu villages, walks and more.

Day 6 to 9 - Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort , Lake Naivasha

The morning of day 6, you travel by road to Lake Naivasha , one of two fresh water lakes in the Rift Valley. The other fresh water lake is Lake Baringo. You will spend 3 nights at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, on a full board basis. Arrive in time for lunch and then embark on a Crescent Island Tour and a boat ride excursion on Lake Naivasha. At certain times of the year the lakes are full of pink flamingos!

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort is set in large grasslands which are home to resident giraffe, waterbuck, vervet and colobus monkeys, and hippos wander out the lake at night to forage. The cottages as Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort all have large windows and verandas.

On day 7 you have breakfast and then embark on a full day out with a picnic lunch. head to Lake Bogoria for a full day game drive in this beautiful area. The rich blue-green algae that grows on the water attracts thousands of lesser flamingos, an amazing sight to see these pink birds in such numbers.

On day 8 you will set off again with a picnic lunch to explore Lake Nakuru, also home to flamingos and a safe haven for black and white Rhino. Spend the day visiting this gorgeous park before heading back to your hotel.

Day 9 to 12 - andbeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp , Masai Mara National Reserve

Up bright and early, travelling by road to the Masai Mara National Reserve – undoubtedly the highlight of your safari. You will spend the next 3 nights at the andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp in a classic tent on a full board basis and spending your days on game drives with your private guide.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is famous for the viewing of the Great Wildebeest Migration, which takes place between July and October. andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp is located on the north west corner of the Masai Mara on a private concession bordering the main National reserve. Each tent has private decks and en suite bathrooms. The main area overlooks the game rich Masai Mara and is a very beautiful setting.

Day 12 - Transfer to Nairobi

Today you transfer by road back to Nairobi, arriving around lunch time. You will be dropped at a hotel in the city center or Nairobi International Airport for your onward travel.

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