Top 5 Nairobi Camping Safari Packages in 2017

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1. Two (2) Days Nakuru Camping Safari Tours from Nairobi

Nakuru is a great place for camping as it is only some 164km north west of Nairobi and it sits in one of the most picturesque lake parks in Kenya. Camping in Nakuru national park can be done at Makalia water fall which is the best camping site in the park as it sis located just besides a very scenic waterfall where one can take some swimming forays under the waterfall.

The main gate camping site is also very good and secure and is provided for with water and bathroom facilities. This campsite however gets flooded in heavy rains and inoperable. It has one of the best and ideallic location under the umbrella like yellow acacia trees and very neat lawns.

You will need to come in with all your supplies as the park has a policy where you must pay afresh fee if you exit before your 24hr ticket time. A 2 days Nakuru camping safari from Nairobi is one of the most popular packages for people looking to get away from the city. The cost of camping in Nakuru public campsites is Usd 30pppn for non residents and Kshs 250pppn for citizens. This excludes the Usd 60 and Kshs 860 Nakuru park entrance fees respectively.

2. Two (2) Days Amboseli Camping Safari Package from Nairobi

Amboseli national park is also a great place to camp for a 1 night 2 days camping safari from Nairobi. Camping in Amboseli is fun as you get to see the mountain up close and experience the mountain air especially at dawn. The bonfire in an Amboseli 2 days camping trip is indescribable. You will also be able to see the peaks of Kilimanjaro for longer hours if you are camping in Amboseli park.

The park offers the Amboseli campsite and the Nairushari Campsite Amboseli. The campsite is provided with water and bathroom facilities. The cost of camping in Amboseli public campsites is usd 30pppn for non- resident and usd 250pppn for citizens. This excludes the usd 60pp and kshs 860pp park entrance fee respectively.

It is however cheaper to camp outside the Amboseli national park in Kimana camp which is some 2 Kilometres from Kimana gate. Their cover charge for pitching a tent on their grounds is Usd 10 or Kshs 1,000 for all.maasai-mara-camping-safaris

Basic Luxury Camping in Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu

3. Three (3) Days Masai Mara Camping Safari from Nairobi

While in Nairobi, Masai Mara should definitely be on top of your to do list. Camping here is a marvel ai cannot describe fully in the few lines here. Camping in Masai mara Kenya is one of the most enjoyable things to do especially if you have a free weekend. You can take off on a Friday early afternoon and be there in time to pitch tent and make a meal. The park is home to 5 million animals and the largest concentration of big cats; and hardly an hour goes without its full share of drama.

You will be spoilt for choice for places to camp whether basic on –the-ground camping or using a tented camp complete with a comfy bed cheaply. The acacia campsite is the neatest of them and cheaper too although its located some 20minutes to the parks entrance.

There are many other campsites include mara Sidai, Lenchada tourist camp, rhino tourist camp, flamingo camp among others. Inside the park, you have several public campsites including the Eluai public campsite in mara conservancy, Oloololo gate campsite, and Serena campsite. The camping fee in most of these campsites is Usd 20-30 or less. It is better to camp inside a tented camp grounds as they provide some neat and well maintained lawns for pitching a tent and you will have easy access to their bathrooms, restaurant and the bar. Park entrance fee to Masai mara is usd 90 per person.

4. Three (3) Days Camping Game Drive in Samburu Game Reserve

Camping in Samburu game reserve offers a unique experience to sample the northern Kenya region with its different wildlife and landscape. You will enjoy great camping by the river Ewaso Ngiro where you can see all the animals coming to drink water from your campsite. You may hear an occasional hippos grazing on your camp lawns at night but they are harmless and used to the tents. The landscape here is very dramatic with Blue Mountains, meandering snake-like

The campsites by the river Ewaso are fun to camp at and are right by the water and with shower/toilets, and some nice guys to help out. Right next to the game warden HQ, so safe as well. A game drive in samburu is easy as you only have to wait for the wildlife to come near your campsite by the river and you can easily see all the big five animals come to drink. There are however some areas along the river which are considered as the Mecca for animals looking for water and these are the most popular places to go and wait.

5. Best of Kenya 8 Day Camping Safari Package

This is a combination of all the above 4 places for camping and you may even add Aberdare or Mt Kenya national parks for that rain forest camping experience. The 7 or 8 days Nairobi – Masai mara- Nakuru- Aberdare-Samburu-Amboseli camping safari package is the ultimate in sampling the different Kenya scenes and attractions. You will be able to see the big five animals, view the highest and second mountains in Africa, see the flamingos and hundreds fo other birds, experience the different landscape and animals of the north and sleep among the clicket and animal sounds in a rain forest.

The advantage in doing an 8 day best of Kenya camping safari is that its more than half as cheap as a lodge based safari and you still get to have a more intimate connection with nature.

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