5 Day Kenya Budget Tour Amboseli, Nakuru & Masai Mara

5 Day Kenya Budget Tour Amboseli, Nakuru & Masai Mara

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A 5-day budget tour of Amboseli, Nakuru, and Masai Mara in Kenya allows you to experience incredible wildlife, stunning landscapes, and cultural encounters without breaking the bank. Here's a sample itinerary for such a budget-friendly tour:

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

  • Depart from Nairobi early in the morning.
  • Drive to Amboseli National Park (approximately 4-5 hours).
  • Arrive at your budget-friendly lodge or camp inside the park.
  • Enjoy lunch and some leisure time.
  • Afternoon game drive in Amboseli to spot wildlife, including elephants, zebras, and lions.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your budget accommodation.

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

  • Full day of game drives in Amboseli.
  • Explore the park's diverse ecosystems, with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.
  • Picnic lunch inside the park.
  • Opportunity to visit a Maasai village and learn about their culture (if included in your tour).
  • Return to your budget accommodation for dinner and another overnight stay.

Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru

  • Depart Amboseli after breakfast.
  • Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park (approximately 5-6 hours).
  • Arrive at your budget-friendly lodge or camp near the park.
  • Lunch and a short rest.
  • Afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru to see flamingos, rhinos, and other wildlife.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your budget accommodation.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

  • Leave Lake Nakuru in the morning.
  • Drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 5-6 hours).
  • Arrive at your budget-friendly camp or lodge inside the Mara.
  • Lunch and some relaxation.
  • Afternoon game drive in Masai Mara to search for the Big Five and more.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your budget accommodation.

Day 5: Full Day in Masai Mara

  • Spend a full day exploring Masai Mara.
  • Multiple game drives to maximize wildlife sightings.
  • Picnic lunches to make the most of your time in the reserve.
  • Visit a Maasai village to learn about their culture (if included in your tour).
  • Return to your budget accommodation for dinner and your last night in the Mara.

Day 6: Masai Mara to Nairobi

  • Enjoy a morning game drive in Masai Mara.
  • After breakfast, check out and start your journey back to Nairobi.
  • Arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon or early evening, concluding your budget tour.


  1. Accommodation: Typically, your tour package will cover the cost of accommodation in selected hotels, lodges, or camps.
  2. Transportation: package include transportation to and from Nairobi or your starting point.
  3. Park Entry Fees: Entrance fees to national parks and attractions like Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Hell's Gate National Park included.
  4. Game Drives: Guided game drives in the national parks and reserves to spot wildlife.
  5. Meals: Full or partial board options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  6. Bottled Water: Some package provide bottled water during your tour.
  7. Local Guides: Guided tours within the parks and attractions by experienced local guides.
  8. Activities: activities like boat rides included.
  9. Park Permits: Permits for activities like hiking.
  10. Cultural Visits: Some packages may include visits to cultural experiences.
  11. Park and Conservation Fees: Fees that contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation.
  12. Airport Transfers: Transfers to and from the airport in Nairobi.
  13. Taxes: Any applicable taxes, such as VAT, may be included.
  14. Travel Insurance: Some packages include basic travel insurance coverage.
  15. Snacks: Snacks and refreshments during activities or drives.
  16. Park Ranger Fees: Fees for park rangers accompanying you on hikes or walks.
  17. Safari Vehicle: Use of a safari vehicle for game drives.
  18. Camping Equipment: If your tour includes camping, equipment may be provided.
  19. Driver/Guide: Services of a driver/guide.
  20. Emergency Support: Access to emergency support and assistance.
  21. Itinerary Planning: Tour operators typically plan the itinerary for you.
  22. All Meals: Some packages include all meals, including packed lunches during game drives.
  23. 24/7 Assistance: Access to customer service or support around the clock.
  24. Park Regulations: Ensuring compliance with park rules and regulations.
  25. Accommodation Upgrades: Options for upgrading to higher-end accommodations at reasonable cost.
  26. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Some packages may offer hot air balloon safaris as an add-on.
  27. Evening Entertainment: Cultural performances or entertainment at the lodges or camps.


  1. International Flights: Typically, international flights to and from Kenya are not included.
  2. Personal Expenses: Expenses like souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and personal items are usually not covered.
  3. Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining a Kenyan visa, if required.
  4. Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance may not be included in basic packages.
  5. Vaccinations and Medications: Any required vaccinations or medications are usually not covered.
  6. Optional Activities: Any optional activities outside the planned itinerary may be at an additional cost.
  7. Laundry Services: Laundry services at the accommodation are typically not included.
  8. Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and staff are usually not included.
  9. Excess Baggage Fees: Fees for excess baggage on flights.
  10. Personal Health Expenses: Medical expenses incurred during the trip.
  11. Additional Meals: Meals outside of what is specified in the package.
  12. Airport Departure Taxes: Any applicable departure taxes.
  13. Personal Travel Documentation: Costs associated with obtaining passports or other travel documents.
  14. Travel Gear: Personal travel gear, such as clothing and accessories.
  15. Wi-Fi and Internet Access: Costs for accessing the internet at accommodations.
  16. Phone Calls: Charges for international or local phone calls.
  17. Single Supplement: Additional cost for travelers who want their own room in case of group tours.
  18. Alcoholic Drinks: Alcoholic beverages are usually not included in the package.
  19. Additional Transport: Transport outside the planned itinerary.
  20. Emergency Evacuation: Costs related to emergency medical evacuation.
  21. Extra Nights: If you want to extend your stay beyond the package.
  22. Travel Medications: Medications like malaria prophylaxis.
  23. Travel Gear Rental: Rental of items like binoculars or camping gear.
  24. Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Fees for early check-in or late check-out.
  25. Changes in Itinerary: Costs associated with changing the tour itinerary.
  26. Travel Locks: Locks and security accessories for your luggage.
  27. Airfare within Kenya: Domestic flights within Kenya, if not included in the package.



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