Budget safari holiday in Kenya

Lake baringo Lake Baringo is an affordable Kenyan destination

Kenya is quite easy to travel through on a tight budget, with two main provisos. The first is that high daily entrance fees at game parks, and the need for a 4x4 make most safari-oriented reserves difficult to explore cheaply, so you would need to focus on other attractions. The second is that wherever possible you’ll need to use amenities geared towards the local economy (buses, guesthouses and small restaurant catering mainly to Kenyans) rather than those charging inflated prices to tourists and expats. Attractions that are particularly well-suited to budget travellers include Lake Naivasha, Lake Baringo, most parts of the far west and central highlands, and the entire coast.


Popular Kenya Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Enjoying a sundowner whilst watching the wildebeest migration.

HerdTracker Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari

Witness the wildebeest migration in Kenya's iconic Masai Mara…

Giraffes

Samburu's Special Five, rhino and bongo

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Masai Mara safari adventure

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Wildebeest Migration

The Migration River Crossings July to September

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Kenya free night offer: Mara and Ol Pejeta

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Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

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The Uganda Hills

The complete East Africa experience

Enjoy East Africa's most celebrated highlights, from a…

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya,…

Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one…

Lion cubs

Kenya’s top 3 southern attractions

Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara are southern Kenya's…


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