This 8-day value safari in Kenya is ideal for travellers looking for an authentic safari experience without breaking the bank. This is also the perfect itinerary if you want to go on a 4x4 road safari in Kenya to take in as much of the country's natural beauty and wildlife.
Kick off your adventure at a comfortable tented camp in a beautiful setting under the doum palm trees of Samburu National Reserve. Go on early morning and afternoon game drives to explore this incredible wilderness, well known for its lion and leopard sightings, as well as the unique Samburu Special 5 (gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Somali ostrich and beisa oryx).
Next stop: Mbweha Safari Camp, set on the private Congreve Conservancy near the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park. En route, you'll get to savour the mesmerising scenery of East Africa's Great Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru is conveniently equidistant between Samburu and the Masai Mara, making it a popular fixture on a 4x4 road safari in Kenya. The park has good populations of large mammals in a contained area, which means reliable sightings of buffalo, eland, waterbuck ('nakuru' is Swahili for 'place of the waterbuck'), rhino and rare Rothschild giraffe.
The final destination on this 8-day value safari in Kenya needs no introduction. Home to the Great Wildebeest Migration and some of the most prolific lion prides in Africa, the Masai Mara is a place safari dreams are made of. You'll stay at classic tented camp on the banks of the Talek River and enjoy thrilling game drives in one of East Africa's prime wildlife areas.