Our 5 days Kenya camping safari adventure is one of the best Kenya safari tours that you can take, if you are planning to travel to Kenya for safari but travelling on budget, or just for adventure quest. The safari takes you to the best of the parks in Kenya which are Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara Game Reserve allowing three nights at Masai Mara so you can be sure that this is an amazing budget camping migration safari in Kenya.5 Days Kenya Camping Safari

This is a wonderful adventure safari to the world famous hub for the flamingos in Lake Nakuru before you drive south through the Mau Escarpments to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Starting and ending from Nairobi this road safari can be done by the use of the normal safari van or on a 4×4 Safari land cruiser at a supplement. 

5 Days Kenya Camping Safari Adventure outline

Below is the day to day outlined itinerary for this 5 days Budget camping safari in Kenya that takes you to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara Game Reserve. 

Day 1 – Drive from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru for game viewing.

Day 2 – leave Nakuru and drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 3 – Masai Mara Game Reserve full day.

Day 4 – Full day Safari in Masai Mara

Day 5 – Morning game viewing at Masai Mara, Transfer back to Nairobi

5 Days Kenya Camping safari ; How it works

Like all our camping safaris in Kenya, we provide all your budget camping safari gear. This include a nice tent (canvas tents also available), cooking equipment, Sleeping Mattresses, pillows and even we can supply the sleeping bags if you want. You have the option to come with a good sleeping bag from home if you have a good one.

Food during the basic camping Kenya Safari is prepared by our trained safari chef who will be travelling with you, and he will also be helping in pitching of the tents at the campsites within or around the parks. This Kenya camping safari gives you the rarest of chances to stay close to nature, picture yourself sleeping in the middle of the jungle with sounds of crickets and lions roaring from a distance. Wake up in the morning with sounds of beautiful birds as your wake-up call and such a fulfilling feeling of adventure. It is you and nature up close and personal.

5 Days Camping safari, The Wildlife experience

Just like the lodging safari you will be able to see a lot of animals in the Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai National Reserve which is one of the best wildlife areas in the world. You expect to see a lot of animals, among them lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, zebras, Topis, elands, Rhinos, Buffaloes and a lot of birds. With a little luck and dependent on the level of water at lake Nakuru, you might be treated to great views of colorful flamingos soaring around the lake.

Apart from wildlife viewing you can engage in optional activities like hot air balloon safari or the walking safaris in Masai Mara including visits to the Masai tribe villages.

If you want to do a lodge safari you may be interested in our 5 days lodge safari in Kenya, but if your interest is a camping safari adventure in Kenya, then get in touch with our experts regarding the best way to take this 5 Days Kenya Camping safari adventure!

Additional information

Duration5 Days
DatesYear round
LocationMasai Mara, Lake Nakuru

5 Days Kenya Camping Safari Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park

We leave Nairobi city in the morning and drive to the floor of the Great Rift Valley. We have a short stop at the Rift Valley view point to have some stunning views of the valley below and the Mountains at the horizon. We arrive Lake Nakuru in time for game drives with packed lunch served at one of the picnic sites in the park. The afternoon is spent doing game dries in the park and watching the soaring color full flamingos at the Lake. Lake Nakuru is famous also for many animals and birds species but more for the rare species of the Rothschild’s giraffe and the few remaining White rhinos in Africa. In the late afternoon we drive to a public Campsite inside or outside the lake
Day 2

Nakuru - Drive to Masai Mara

Breakfast is prepared and served at the Campsite and then the morning spent doing game drives in Lake Nakuru National Parks. We will then depart for the Masai Mara National Reserve in the afternoon via a Naivasha and Mai Mahiu hot springs. We will have a brief stop also at Narok town in the Masai land where you will mingle a bit with the residents and do some shopping of souvenirs if you wish. We arrive in the afternoon and go for a sunset game drive on our way to the public Campsite where we will have dinner and overnight.
Day 3-4

Safari in Masai Mara

These two days are spent at the Masai Mara National Reserve. We have an option if you wish, to do the early morning game drives at dawn , to see the nocturnal predators and also other diurnal species while they wake up for a new day. We can then do a morning and afternoon game drives with a break at mid day for lunch at the Campsite and some relaxation. Masai Mara is famous for an amazing concentration of animals and birds including the Big Five, but also for the Great Wildebeests Migration. The wildebeest Migration is a wonderful natural phenomenon that has never ceased to maze the first timers and the safari repeaters alike. Dinner and overnight will be at a Public Campsite in Masai Mara Game Reserve. All meals included.
Day 5

Masai Mara - Nairobi

On this last day of our Camping Adventure safari in Africa we will have breakfast at the Campsite then drive out of the Masai Mara with game viewing en route and head back to Nairobi City where the safari starts and ends. We can also visit a Maasai Boma (village) on the way. This tour also can be combined with a beach Vacation in Mombasa Kenya or you can take a flight to Zanzibar Island after the tour to cool off.

If interested in doing a lodging safari you may consider or 5-day safari Kenya, visiting Lake Naivasha, Amboseli and  Masai Mara Game Reserve.

5-Day Kenya Camping Safari Prices

The below rates for the 5 days Kenya camping safari are quoted for all season, valid for the years 2022 – 2023. We can provide prices for your safari depending on how many people are travelling with you incase more than 6 people are travelling. 

All seasons (1st Jan 2022 – 31st Dec 2023)

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 1199 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 911 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 825 per person sharing

Prices Include

Pick up / Drop off at at Nairobi, Kenya

Services of a professional Safari Guide

Services of a trained safari chef / cook

Park Entrance Fees

Accommodation at public campsites as per safari itinerary

Meals as mentioned on the itinerary

Bottled water during safari game drives

Prices Exclude

Items of very personal nature

Gratuities & tips for the safari guide & the safari chef

Meals not mentioned on the itinerary

Extra alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages

Any extra activities not mentioned i the itinerary such as village visits, walking safari etc..

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