7 Days Camping in Kenya safaris

Camping in Kenya safaris
Dancing with the Masai Morans

Camping in Kenya safaris is one of the most adventurous safaris. The safari is a flexible trip in that you have all equipment with you in the safari vehicle. The camping cook travels with your and is always on standby to prepare your meals. You do not have stand by set times like in the hotels. You are at your own pace.

During the drives, you will make some stops to replenish your supplies, so that you will always have fresh stuff for your safari.

Briefly, Samburu is a hot semi-arid zone, relatively hot during the day. Nakuru is relatively cool, very comfortable too. Masai Mara is a warm place, but can be a bit cold in the evening and early morning. Plan how to dress in these three places accordingly.

Day 1: Departure from Nairobi – Samburu

Camping in Kenya safaris departs every week. The trips starts from Nairobi and you drive northwards to Samburu Game Reserve. You drive via Mt. Kenya and Past Coffee and pineapple plantations. Lunch and game drive enroute, viewing the unusual reticulated giraffe, Grevys Zebra, Gerenuk and the Somali Ostrich, all of which you will not see in other game parks. Dinner and overnight at Samburu camp.

Day 2: Samburu

Full day of game viewing in the park famous as the homeland of the semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen. It’s also the home of the various species named above in addition To lions, cheetahs, leopards among others. Meals and overnight at the camp.

Camping in Kenya safaris
Set up tents for camping

Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru

Morning drive south towards Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch at Nakuru before you Proceed for an afternoon game drive in the Park. This is a shallow soda lake which inhabits More than a million flamingoes. The Lake also has a Rhino sanctuary which you will have Good chances of meeting. Other animals to be seen here are lions, buffalos, waterbucks, Warthogs and hippos. Lunch, dinner and overnight at WCK guest house

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Driving across the Great Rift Valley reaches Kenya’s most famous Game Reserve, Masai Mara, in time for lunch. Spend the days exploring the rolling hills and plains For a chance to spot black-maned lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, and buffalo Along with varied species of hoofed animals. Lunch dinner and overnight at Mara camp.

Day 5 : Camping in Kenya safaris: Full day in Masai Mara

You will spend a full day in Masai mara. You can venture all the way to the main river, Mara river and view the hippos in their natural habitats, the pools along the river. This is in addition to the rest of the wildlife that share this reserve. It is recommended to take picnic lunch, so that you can spend your full day out. Full dinner and overnight at your camping site.

Kenya camping safaris
Lion cub and lioness going to the shade, Masai Mara

Day 6 : Camping in Kenya safaris: Full day in Masai Mara

Another full day in Masai Mara. This day you can choose to either carry picnic lunch again or break the day and return to camp for a hot lunch. You can also take a nature walk with local masai guide. Or a visit to the Masai village to experience their traditional dancing. Dinner and overnight at the camping site.

Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Breakfast will be served at the camp as usual. You will then break camp, load all the stuff in the safari vehicle. You return journey to Nairobi will commence. On the way, you still have an opportunity to view game is luck in your way. You be arriving to Nairobi in the afternoon. Depending on your flight time, you can be dropped at the airport or your overnight hotel. End camping in Kenya safaris.