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4-Day Budget Kenya Camping Safari: Maasai Mara & Lake Nakuru


Adventure Safari
Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru
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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara

Your adventure begins with a departure from the bustling city of Nairobi as you head towards the revered Maasai Mara National Reserve. The drive itself is part of the adventure, with views of rolling hills and local villages dotting the landscape. After a brief stop at the edge of the Great Rift Valley, offering panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see, the journey continues to the Mara. Upon arrival at the campsite nestled within the reserve, you will have the opportunity to relax and settle in before embarking on your first exhilarating afternoon game drive. As the sun starts to dip towards the horizon, you will return to camp for a hearty meal and an evening spent under the stars, sharing stories of the day's sightings.

Day 2: Exploring Maasai Mara

With the dawn chorus as your alarm clock, the second day is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the Maasai Mara. You'll venture out after breakfast on a full-day game drive, equipped with a picnic lunch, to explore the extensive grasslands and acacia woodlands. This reserve is not only a wildlife haven but also plays host to the annual Great Migration, a natural spectacle featuring millions of wildebeest and zebras. Throughout the day, you'll be in search of the Mara's diverse inhabitants, from prides of lions to solitary leopards, and perhaps even witness a hunt in action. As the evening approaches, you'll return to your camp, recounting the day's adventures and looking up at the vast African night sky.

Day 3: Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru

Bidding farewell to the Maasai Mara, your journey continues towards the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. Known for its birdlife, the park's centerpiece is the alkaline Lake Nakuru, which attracts vast numbers of flamingos and other water birds. The park is also a sanctuary for both black and white rhinos and offers a higher chance of spotting these endangered species. After setting up at another inviting campsite, you'll head out into the park for an afternoon game drive, exploring the diverse ecosystems that range from lake shores to forest and grasslands. Keep your camera ready for not only the birds but also the sizable populations of giraffes, warthogs, and baboons that call this park home.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Nairobi

On your final morning, you'll greet the sunrise with an early game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. This is your chance to soak in the tranquility of the morning and observe the wildlife in their most active hours. After returning to the campsite for breakfast and packing up, you'll begin the journey back to Nairobi. As you drive, reflect on the memories made and the stunning landscapes that have been the backdrop to an incredible four days of adventure. Your arrival in Nairobi marks the end of the safari, but the experiences and connections made will stay with you forever.


- Transport and game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, offering optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.

- Accommodation in comfortable safari camps

- All meals as specified in the itinerary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

- Park fees and conservation charges for all national parks and reserves visited.

- Expert safari drivers/guides who will accompany you throughout your journey.

- Bottled water to keep you hydrated during your safari adventures

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.


- International flights and visas.

- Travel Insurance (highly recommended).

- Optional activities or experiences not mentioned in the itinerary.

- Beverages, laundry, items of a personal nature.

- Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp staff.

Important to Know

- Children aged between 0-2 years are free of charge.

- Children aged 3-12 years pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing the same room with adults

- Children between 3-12 years pay 75% of the adult rate when staying in their separate room from adults

- Children 13 years and above are recognized as adults