Top 5 Camping Sites | Places | Safaris in Kenya | Low Cost Camp sites in Kenya

camping site | places | safaris| low cost campsites in KenyaCamping site safaris in Kenya are one of the best ways to enjoy the wilderness and see lots of animals without breaking the bank. You can choose to do the basic tent camping where you pitch your own tent and sleep inside a sleeping bag or you can opt to enjoy a bed in a tented camping safari. The tented camping sites offer little luxury in that you will get a bed, shower facilities and a wash room with some basic furniture. They are also bigger and offer some level of comfort.

There are several national parks in Kenya which have the best camping safari opportunities. Some parks have more camp sites that others while other provide more amenities like toilets, clean piped water, and even barbeque grills. Other camping sites in Kenya are cleaner and well maintained while some are safer with electric fencing to keep off the elephants and hippos off their well manicured lawns. These are best 5 camping sites safaris in Kenya.

1. Masai Mara Acacia Camping Site

Masai mara low cost Tented Campsite | Budget Camping site in KenyaFor starters, Masai mara is the camping paradise in Kenya and arguably the whole of Africa. This is because Masai mara is the 8th wonder of the world with its large herds of animals, the wildebeest migration and the undulating landscapes that make for awesome game drives. The camping sites in Masai mara are some of the best that you can hope for and they are in their hundreds. The Masai mara camping sites range from low cost campsites like acacia to the high end top dollar camps like the cottars 1961 camp.

The acacia camp is located outside of the Masai mara but right in the midst of wildlife areas in a dense groove which is ever green. The camp features some tented camps with beds and toilet and shower facilities as well as a great expansive lawns where you can pitch your tent for those doing sleeping bag camping. The prices are very modest and they have great facilities including shared bathrooms and toilets and hot water.

There are many other budget camping sites in Masai mara that offer both tented bed camps and sleeping bag basic camping grounds including mara Sidai, mara Manyatta, Lenchada, flamingo camp, public campsite and many others. The average price per night in these camps start from Usd 20-usd 40. Enjoy a 3 days masai mara budget camping site safaris

2. Nakuru National Park Camping Sites

Nakuru camping site safari | budget Nakuru National Park Camping SiteNakuru national park camping safaris are also a great way to experience nature in the middle of acacia forest and lake. The most popular campsite is the main gate campsite which is under the acacia forest and has great lawns for pitching tents and is also provided with running water and toilet facilities.

This campsite is particularly in a great location due to proximity to the gate and is secure as its close to the rangers post. It is one of the most visited campsites but it can also be too crowded and does not offer good privacy since the road is just nearby.

The Makalia falls campsite is one of the most scenic campsite since it is right under the great Makalia waterfall. The Makalia falls campsite in Nakuru is also very secluded and tucked away from the park traffic. There is also a private camping site right outside the Lanet gate which is well managed and has more frills like a restaurant, a pub and great manicured lawns. The prices are higher than those inside the park but well worth it due to the relative comfort. Read more about the 2 Days Nakuru Budget Camping Safaris

 

 

3. Samburu National Park Camping Sites Safaris

samburu Budget Accommodation | campsite | Basic Campingsite | Low cost Samburu National reserve has a public campsite but this does not have even the basic amenities and the baboons can be a nuisance. You can arrange to camp near the gates where security is guaranteed. The butterfly campsite next to river Uwaso Ngiro is better and has better facilities.

Other camping sites in Samburu include the vervet monkey, Kigelia, and Kingfisher campsites. These are basic campsites with little in terms fo facilities.

Luxury tented camps include the Samburu intrepids camp which is located on the banks of Euaso Ngiro river. The camp looks out into the river where guests can see the elephants, zebras, lions, buffalos and other animals come to drink the water. Monkeys can be abit choosy and like the clearer pool water better than the murky Ewaso Ngiro waters.

Other luxury tented camps include the Samburu Larsens Tented Camp, Samburu Saasab Camp, Samburu Bedouin Camp, Samburu Sentrim, Samburu Sentrim, Samburu Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu Elephant Watch Camp, Samburu Kitich Camp, and Samburu Joys Camp

Camping in Samburu is such fun as most of these camps are just close to the river and all the animals come to drink from the river. Get more details on a 2-3 days Samburu National Park Camping Safari

 

4. Amboseli National Park Camping Sites Safari

amboseli national park campingsite | camp site | budget campingAmboseli camping site 2, 3 day safari are some of the most popular camping trips you can have from Nairobi. The Amboseli national park camping safaris are interesting since you will wake up to the view of mt Kilimanjaro peak and enjoy a sunset with the mountain peak still visible. The Amboseli is also popular for its great populations of elephants.

Amboseli has 2 public campsites namely Olgulului Campsite and the Nairushari camping site. They are located in the bushy ever green south area of the park and at the base of Nairushai and limbireshali hills of the Kilimanjaro slopes. They are also near the observation hill and while one is managed by the Kenya wildlife service, the other is managed by the local community as a way of giving benefits to the locals for hosting the wildlife.

Nairushali is a premium campsite and well provided with water and other amenities whilst the Limbireshali suffers shortage of water and poor amenities. We infact organize and arrange for camping safaris in Nairushali camping site on any day of the week.

Budget Tented camping safaris where you sleep in a bigger tent complete with toilet, shower and a bed are also available in Amboseli. The most popular tented budget camp is the Kimana camp. There are also medium range tented camps like AA, Sentrim and kibo safari camp which offer a touch of mid luxury and can be fun to stay at. Read more here on Amboseli national park 2 days tour.

5. Mt Kenya Climbing Camping Safaris

camping on snow mt kenya national parkMt Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa and is located in central Kenya. The mountain stands at 5199m above sea level. This three peaked mountain is such a challenge to climb due to steep peaks and rock and scree faces. The shortest climb to the peak Batian is a 5 day adventure from Nairobi to summit on the fourth day and out  on the fifth.

The most popular routes to climb mt Kenya are Naro moru, Chogoria and Sirimon gates. Camping on the mountain is done mostly beyond the 3300m altitude since all the trail head camps are at that altitude. You will need to be geared with thermal sleeping bags, and the right mountain climbing shoes and slacks.

You can hire some of these equipment at the gates and make sure you get the right size of climbing boots.  Mt Kenya camping safari is a lot of fun as you only have the basics with you while drinking natural water and breathing the freshest of air. Contact us for more details on Mt Kenya 1,2,3,4,5 Day Hike Tour

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