CAMPING ADVENTURE KENYA

5 Nights / 6 Days Guided Camping Safari

On this private 6-day camping safari, you will experience Kenya’s diverse landscapes and fascinating wildlife. In the green and lush highlands of Mount Kenya region you can spot elephants amongst the bamboo forest and with a little luck the rare Bongo antelope. At Lake Nakuru you can expect flamingos and rhinos, before you get active and explore Hell’s Gate National Park on a hike. At Lake Naivasha, watch as hippos graze at the shore in the evening hours. Your next stop will lead you to the world renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve, scouting for the Big Five in the wide savannah.

Highlights

Day 1-6 | Kenya

  • You travel in a 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with guaranteed window seat and pop-up roof
  • Aberdare National Park: game drives, mountainous rain forest and large herds of elephants
  • Lake Nakuru National Park: game drives, large flamingo colonies and many rhinos
  • Hell’s Gate National Park & Lake Naivasha: hike through Hell’s Gare gorge, hippos at Lake Naivasha
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve: game drives, many big cats and the Big Five, trip to the Mara River

Facts

Private Safari: Camping Adventure Kenya
Tourcode: KE06KENCAM
From: Nairobi
To: Nairobi
Min number to guarantee tour: private safari
Max number of participants:
private safari (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: any day of your choice
Price: from 1,450 USD (7 persons)
Single Supplement: from 90 USD
landcruiser camping-safari

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi – Aberdare National Park

After a short briefing in the morning the journey begins in your 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser. Your first destination is the Aberdare National Park known for its thick mountain rainforest and bamboo woods which distinguish it from the dry savannahs of other national parks. Here, you will also find most of the park’s wildlife. The Aberdare National Park is home to elephants, buffaloes, leopards, baboons and other primates. With a little bit of luck, you will even spot the rare Bongo antelope. If the weather conditions allow for it, you can even see Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, in the distance. Due to the high altitude, it can get chilly and you should definitely bring a jersey or jacket on game drives. You will spend the night on a campsite in the Aberdare National Park. Lunch; Dinner

Day 2 Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park

After a hearty breakfast at the campsite, you will leave the Aberdare National Park, heading towards the Great Rift Valley. Along the way, you make a stop in Nyahururu where you will see the highest waterfall in Kenya at 72 metres. The journey continues to Lake Nakuru National Park. This alkaline lake attracts millions of flamingos each year. The water often shimmers in hues of pink when looking from a distance, making for an iconic Kenyan photo scene. Another highlight is the population of black and white rhinos living in the park. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best spots to observe these endangered species. You will spend the night on a campsite in the Lake Nakuru National Park. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Lake Nakuru National Park – Hells Gate National Park – Lake Naivasha

You will have time for another game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, before you head to Hells Gate National Park. In Hells Gate’s dry savannah, you can spot buffaloes, zebras, eland antelopes, Thompson gazelles, baboons and more than 100 different species of birds. Today, you will stretch your legs, hiking through a spectacular gorge and take a dip in the hot springs, dusting off after the hike. Your campsite for the night is situated right at the shores of Lake Naivasha under picturesque yellow fever acacia trees. Lake Naivasha is one of the few fresh water lakes in the Great Rift Valley. In the veil of darkness, hippos will leave the water to graze on the shores. In the early evening hours, you can listen to their grazing and observe these impressive animals from a safe distance. You will spend the night in your tent at the shore of Lake Naivasha. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

In the early morning, you will make your way to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. On your way, you will pass by the inactive volcanoes Mount Longonot and Mount Suswa, before you drive deeper into the land of the Masai. In the afternoon, you will have reached the Masai Mara and embark on your first game drive in this world-renowned part of Kenya. The Mara is known for its large populations of wildlife and home to the Big Five. Since animals don’t adhere to border control, you can see plenty of wildlife even in the adjacent areas of the game reserve. You will spend the night on a campsite, just outside of the Mara Triangle in a secluded area of the western part of the Masai Mara. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Extensive game drives through the amazing Masai Mara are the order of the day. Scouting for wildlife in the wide savannah, you will also drive to the Mara River. The Masai Mara is known for the Great Migration: millions of wildebeest and zebras follow the rains from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the savannah of the Masai Mara in Kenya, in search of greener pastures. These large herds of animals also attract many predators. Lions, leopards, cheetah and hyenas lurk in the shadows, waiting for their next meal. The “greatest show on earth”, as the Great Migration is also known as, reaches its peak between July and September, when wildebeests and zebras have to cross the crocodile infested Mara River. Crossing the river is a matter of life or death for the animals and a great spectacle of nature to observe. However, many animals stay in the Masai Mara year-round which makes the game reserve an attractive safari destination any month of the year. You will spend the night on the same campsite as the night before. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Masai Mara Region – Nairobi

After breakfast, you will leave the Masai Mara region. The bumpy roads of the bush turn into tarred roads leading you back to the city of Nairobi. In the early afternoon, you will reach the busy capital of Kenya. Here, you will bid farewell to your camping crew and we will drop you off either at your hotel or the airport.

Alternatively, you can book a flight from the airfield in the Masai Mara which takes you directly to the tropical beaches of Diani Beach at the Kenyan coast. Without spending long hours on the road, you can lie on the sandy white beach just hours after your adventures in the bush. For more details, get in touch with us. Breakfast; Lunch

 

Includes

  • Camping safari according to the itinerary
  • Travel in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Professional, English-speaking safari cook
  • Overnight stays in safari tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Excludes

  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

FAQ

  • This is a private tour and hence the group will only consist of the people you chose to travel with. Our vehicles can take a maximum of 7 people and should your group be bigger than that, more than one vehicle will be used.
  • There is no official age limit. However, we don’t encourage parents with children under the age of 8 to join a camping safari due to the lengthy drives and the fact that nights are spent on unfenced campsites. If parents are nevertheless convinced that their child/children are unfazed by the long driving distances and the travel time, children are welcome to join the safari. Please keep in mind that the responsibility for each child lies with you as a parent at all times.
  • You will overnight on basic campsites inside the national parks or on the outskirts thereof. You sleep in spacious two-man dome tents (2.1 x 2.1 m) equipped with mosquito nets and comfortable 5 cm thick sleeping mats.
  • Yes, communal ablution facilities can be found on all campsites. Most of them are very basic and hot water is few and far between.
  • You will travel in a custom-designed 4×4 safari vehicle (i.e. Toyota Land Cruiser), which has been designed to conquer the ever-demanding road conditions in East Africa. All vehicles have pop-up roofs which can be opened during game drives. A window seat is guaranteed for each traveller.
    • The tour is run on a full-board basis and meals are included as indicated in the itinerary. Mineral water is also provided. All other beverages (soft drinks & alcohol) are excluded and on your own account.
    • Breakfast can include eggs, sausages or bacon and toast and jam. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are also provided.
    • Lunch-boxes are provided for lunch and are enjoyed en-route at a picnic spot. These usually contain sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs.
    • Dinner is freshly prepared and meals consist of meat or fish and starch such as rice, mashed potatoes or pasta and vegetables.

 

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them. Please make sure to notify us in advance.

  • We will provide you with a detailed packing list at the time of booking. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to rent a sleeping bag.
  • Luggage is restricted to one large softshell bag / rucksack weighing no more than 15 kg. Furthermore, every traveller is allowed one piece of hand luggage.
  • Due to the limited space in the vehicle, we kindly ask guests to refrain from travelling with suitcases as storing them in the vehicle could prove a problem. Please also do not forget to check the baggage allowances of your respective airlines.
  • Yes, we suggest that you bring some spending money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips.
  • Please only bring USD bills that have been printed after 2004 as earlier dated bills will not be accepted.
  • Tips are not included in the tour price. However, it is customary to tip and we recommend 15-20 USD per group per day for the guide and 10-15 USD per group per day for the cook.
  • Entry requirements vary depending on the citizenship of the traveller. While many nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival in Kenya, it is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of all required documents. We strongly suggest that you contact your respective embassy for the latest visa regulations.
  • In general, East Africa poses no higher health risks than many other destinations. Please consult your GP or a tropical disease institute regarding appropriate vaccinations etc. before your departure.
  • In theory, there is a possibility of contracting malaria in all East African countries. Malaria is caused by one-cell parasites and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Different medications can offer a prophylaxis but some need to be taken before you start travelling. You should consult your GP or the institute for tropical diseases to get medical advice.
  • Prevention is always better than cure; the best prevention is not to get bitten by wearing long trousers, socks, closed shoes and long-sleeved tops during the evening hours. The use of anti-mosquito sprays and creams can further help to reduce the risk of being bitten.

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