what is the best safari in kenya

What is the best safari in Kenya?

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Kenya is a safari Holiday Hub.

The best safari in Kenya is one that is tailor made to suit the travelers needs

‘THE BEST’ SAFARIS TO CHOOSE FROM IN KENYA;

GUIDED SAFARI

  • Best time to go: The best time to go for a guided safari is in the months of June to October annually.
  • What to carry on a guided safari : Camera, Swim suit, Hat, Extra batteries, Excluded Refreshments.
  • Budget for a guided safari: Your budget for a guided safari should be anywhere from 100$ per night to 1000$ in total, depending on your duration of stay.
  • Where to go for a guided safari: You can go for a guided in any of the following places;
  1. Masai Mara
  2. Tsavo East
  3. Lake Nakuru
  4. Nairobi National Park
  5. Tsavo West
  6. Shimba Hills National Reserve
  7. Samburu National Reserve
  8. Amboseli National Park
  9. Mt. Kilimanjaro

ROADTRIP

  • Best time to go: The best time to go for a road trip would be on the weekends for the working class people and any other time for those who are free! In the summer of course. 
  • What to carry on a road-trip: Here is what you can carry on a road trip, 
  1. food
  2. camera and spare batteries
  3. extra fuel 
  4. extra spare tire
  5. cash for emergencies
  • Budget for a road-trip: The budget for a road-trip depends on your means of travel. Maybe camping supplies or accommodation, food and fuel for your car are most important to be budgeted for.
  • Where to go for a road-trip: You can literally go for a road trip anywhere. Just be careful while driving, stick to boundaries and the law and you will have a great time!

SELF DRIVE SAFARI

  • Best time to go for a self drive safari: The best time of the year would be June to October just like a guided safari.
  • What to carry on a self drive safari: The basic items to carry with you on a self drive safari would be;
  1. Emergency Kit
  2. First aid Kid
  3. Radio (If possible)
  4. Accommodation arrangements; cooking supplies, tents, chairs, sleeping bags or a budget for a lodge or tented camp
  5. Spare tire
  6. Snacks
  7. Face masks and sanitizers.
  8. Electronics i.e camera and spare batteries
  9. Lots of fresh drinking water.
  10. A map!
  • Budget for a self drive safari: The budget for a self drive safari would basically include fuel for your safari van, park fees, accommodation fees and food costs. Al depending on your target destination.
  • Where to go for a self drive safari: The best place to go for a self drive safari would be Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks!

HIKING/ CAMPING SAFARI

  • Best time to go for a hiking or camping safari: The best time to go camping is on the dry season of July to October.
  • What to carry on a camping safari: Here are things you should carry while going for camping,
  1. Cooking supplies and equipment.
  2. Torches, lamps and extra batteries
  3. Tents and equipment, Sleeping bags, chairs, Toiletries and showering equipment.
  • Budget for a camping safari: Basic camping budget involves covering purchases of your camping equipment. 
  • Where to go for a hiking/ camping safari: The best places to go for camping in Kenya are;
  1. Elsa’s Kopje Meru in Meru National Park
  2. Kitich Camp, Mathew’s forest
  3. Kembu Farm in Nakuru County
  4. Rapids Camp, Sagana
  5. Campi ya Kanzi
  6. Leleshwa camp
  7. Jungle Junction in Karen
  8. Hells Gate National Park
  9. Camp Carnelly’s at Lake Naivasha
  10. Thompson Falls Lodge Camp
  11. Malewa Bush Ventures in the Rift Valley
  12. Talek Bush Camp, Masai Mara
  13. Kiboko Luxury Camp
  14. Mida Creek Nature Camp
  15. Wildebeest Eco Camp
  16. Mianzi Camp
  17. Kimana Amboseli Cultural Camping
  18. Superb Self Catering Holiday Home
  19. Oseki Masai mara Camp
  20. Semadep Mara Camp
  21. Rukenya Islands
  22. Burch’s Resort in Naivasha
  23. Mamba Village Kisumu
  24. El Karama
  25. Bamba Kofi Tented Camp
  26. Camp Malta
  27. Old Moses and Shimptons Camp
  28. Olorgesailie
  29. Tree Platform, Ngare Ndare Forest
  30. Lake Paradise in Marsabit

PRIVATE SAFARI

  • Best time to go for a private safari: The best time to go for a private safari would be in the months of July to October annualy.
  • What to carry on a private safari: Private safaris are mostly planned and taken care of by experienced tour operators. You should carry the following on a private safari;
  1. Travel Insurance, if not covered in the safari package
  2. Safari Gear, the right clothes and shoes
  3. Extra batteries for your camera
  • Budget for a private safari: The budget for a private safari usually ranges from 250$ per night and up on average. This depends on ones choice of accommodation, availability and duration of stay.
  • Where to go for a private safari: 
  1. Masai Mara
  2. Tsavo East
  3. Lake Nakuru
  4. Nairobi National Park
  5. Tsavo West
  6. Shimba Hills National Reserve
  7. Samburu National Reserve
  8. Amboseli National Park
  9. Mt. Kilimanjaro

WALKING SAFARI

  • Best time to go for a walking safari: The best time to go for a walking safari is on any bright sunny day while on your safari.
  • What to carry on a walking safari: Remember to carry the following during your walking safari;
  1. Bottled Water.
  2. Camera.
  3. Sun screen.
  4. A hat.
  5. Comfortable Shoes.
  • Budget for a walking safari: The budget for most walking safaris range anywhere from 30$ to 100$ per person depending on the amount of time you would wish to walk and explore.
  • Where to go for a walking safari:
  1. Nairobi Safari walk
  2. Mombasa, Mackinnon market Tour
  3. Mombasa, Old Town Tour

 

FLY-IN SAFARI

  • Best time to go for a fly in safari: The best time to go for a fly in safari is on the months of June to October during the high season. This is also when you are able to easily spot wild animals.
  • What to carry on a fly in safari: A fly in safari is not different from any other safari. Dont forget your luggage, legal documents and travel insurance!
  • Budget for a fly in safari: The budget for a fly in safari ranges from 500$ on average per person to 1500$.
  • Where to go for a fly in safari: 
  1. Masai Mara
  2. Amboseli National Park.

BALLOON SAFARIS

  • Best time to go for a balloon safari: While on a Masai Mara Safari as an extra activity.
  • What to carry on a balloon safari: Since balloon flights are an added activity, all you need is your camera and a guide!
  • Budget for a balloon safari: This safari may or may not be included in your safari total price. Always check with your travel agent or tour operator in case of any queries on having a balloon flight.
  • Where to go for a balloon safari: Masai Mara.

FAQ(FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)

Which Safari is Better, Kenya or South Africa?

It is tough to choose between these two exotic countries. Kenya is known to be great for unique safari experiences and destinations while South Africa is known to be the leading all round safari destination hub in Africa.

How much does a safari in Kenya cost?

A safari in Kenya costs anywhere from 250$ to 1000$ per night per person on avarage. The price changes when one has a choice between economy, mid range and luxury safaris.

How do i get to my safari DESTINATION?

You can get to your safari destination in Kenya through;

  1. Train
  2. Fly In
  3. Road
  4. Cruise

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