A Kenya camping safari is one of the most rewarding ways of being on safari! Enjoy the flexibility of spending the day doing exactly what one chooses, and why not do so alongside a guide?
One area often chosen for its beauty is the Masai Mara, which offers world-class game viewing, especially at the time of the wildebeest migration from July through to October. Here many people choose to have a luxurious, private tented camp erected just for their party – whether it’s just two of them, a family, or a group of friends!
Other parks which are superb are Meru and Samburu. I love a private mobile safari because it means that you have complete flexibility, spending as long as you wish at sightings, and having your professional guide and vehicle all to yourself. This means that if you want to spend time learning about the behavior of a bat-eared fox or looking at a rare bird, or even brushing up on your photographic skills, it allows you the freedom and comfort to do so, and you don’t have to worry about others in the vehicle!
Tents available for doing so are generally pretty large and luxurious, have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers and flush toilets, and the meals served under canvas are some of the best! This is the very best way of being on safari – and it’s far more intimate.
There are various safaris available in these regions, which enable you to absorb the breathtaking scenery of the Masai Mara, Samburu, and then allow you to stay at a private home with a wonderful guide!
Alternatively, there are various lovely walking safaris that run for a week or less in the Masai Mara, where you can camp out at night in a small tent, and everything is done for you. Most of these offer a private guide who knows the local area extremely well, hot water for showers, and a short drop loo. Walking is one of the finest ways of being on a safari!
There is also a camp set up for riding safaris in the Masai Mara – one hears the night sounds so much more clearly under canvas, and the scent of the plants and the wind waft through your gauze windows – it really is lovely!
Alternatively, those who fancy it can go on various different camel-assisted walking safaris where one camp out at night in the Laikipia and Samburu regions, allowing you to learn more about the tribal culture of the semi-nomadic Samburu tribe.