Welcome to Kenya, a country that encapsulates the true spirit of an African safari adventure. Known for its diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and vibrant culture, Kenya offers an incredible safari experience that fits well within a budget.
Embarking on a 6-day budget safari allows you to explore some of Kenya’s most renowned national parks and reserves, encountering the Big Five and other fascinating animals while enjoying comfortable yet affordable accommodations.
Get ready to witness the wonders of Kenya’s wilderness without breaking the bank. Below is a sample 6 days budget safari that we can customize and plan based on your liking
Itinerary: Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
Your safari begins in Nairobi, the vibrant capital of Kenya. After an early breakfast, meet our guide and depart for Amboseli National Park, located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Arrive at your budget-friendly lodge, settle in, and savor a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive in Amboseli, renowned for its large elephant herds, stunning vistas, and diverse wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for lions, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, and an array of bird species. As the sun sets, return to your lodge for dinner and relax under the starlit sky.
Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Wake up to the majestic sight of Mount Kilimanjaro dominating the horizon. After breakfast, head out for a full day of game drives in Amboseli. Explore the vast grasslands, swamps, and acacia woodlands, searching for wildlife encounters.
Amboseli is famous for its elephant population, and you’ll have ample opportunities to observe these gentle giants up close. Additionally, look out for cheetahs, hyenas, wildebeest, and a myriad of bird species.
Enjoy a picnic lunch within the park and continue your exploration until late afternoon. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, depart Amboseli and head to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its remarkable birdlife and rhino sanctuary. Arrive at your budget accommodation and enjoy lunch before starting your game drive.
Explore the shores of Lake Nakuru, where thousands of flamingos create a stunning pink spectacle. Keep an eye out for other bird species, including pelicans, marabou storks, and African fish eagles. As you traverse the park, encounter Rothschild giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, and possibly even leopards and lions.
As the day concludes, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Lake Naivasha
Leave Lake Nakuru after breakfast and make your way to Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Upon arrival, embark on a boat safari, gliding through the tranquil waters of Lake Naivasha.
Observe hippos wallowing in the shallows, spot a variety of bird species, and enjoy the serenity of the lake. After the boat safari, head to your budget-friendly accommodation for lunch.
In the afternoon, take a guided nature walk in Hell’s Gate National Park, where you can spot zebras, gazelles, and even giraffes. Return to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 5: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Today, set off for the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, renowned for its incredible wildlife and annual wildebeest migration. Arrive at your budget campsite and enjoy a tasty lunch.
In the afternoon, embark on a game drive, exploring the vast savannahs in search of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and a myriad of other animals. Witness the dramatic river crossings during the wildebeest migration season (July to October).
Marvel at the immense herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles as they navigate the treacherous waters, pursued by crocodiles and predators. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Mara and capture memorable photographs of the wildlife encounters.
As the sun sets, return to your campsite for a hearty dinner and immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of the African wilderness.
Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve
On your final day in Maasai Mara, seize the opportunity for an early morning game drive when the animals are most active. Witness the sunrise over the savannah and watch as the wildlife awakens to a new day.
With a bit of luck, you may witness a predator on the hunt or a majestic lion pride lazing in the golden grass. After the game drive, return to the camp for a late breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning at leisure, taking in the beauty of the reserve or engaging in optional activities such as visiting a Maasai village to learn about their rich culture and traditions.
After lunch, bid farewell to Maasai Mara and begin your journey back to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon, where your remarkable 6-day budget safari in Kenya comes to an end.
Please note that the itinerary provided is a sample and can be customized to suit your preferences and budget. It’s always recommended to consult with a trusted tour operator to plan your safari and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.