Kenya’s Wild Side Camping


Safari Overview

Bringing together Kenya’s top wildlife destinations, this tour will have no more than seven passengers to ensure a more personalised overland safari. You can sit back in a specially designed 4X4 in the experienced hands of your professional guide and look forward to a mix of game viewing by vehicle and on foot, as well as classic imagery such as Mount Kilimanjaro and the shimmering Rift Valley lakes.

The safari opens on the teeming savannahs of the Masai Mara. Most famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration between August and November, the Masai Mara is equally well known for the diversity and density of wildlife all year round. Your stay here includes a full-day safari in the reserve after which you set up camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha and enjoy a walking safari on a private island reserve. The game viewing continues as you explore two more reserves: Amboseli National Park – most famous for its views of elephants framed by snow-capped Kilimanjaro – and Tsavo East, where you’ll hike as well as view animals by vehicle.

Authentic and affordable without sacrificing comfort, the trip provides you with a large walk-in tent and all you need to camp comfortably – sleeping mats, tables and chairs – but not your sleeping bag. All meals and bottled water are provided and there is a safari cook on board too. And since the tour ends at Diani Beach on the Kenya coast, it’s an ideal tour to combine with a few well-earned days at an Indian Ocean resort – ask us for recommendations and bookings.



  • Experience classic wildlife destinations – Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo
  • Great year-round game viewing and seasonal Wildebeest Migration
  • Iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Lake Naivasha
  • Game viewing on foot and by 4X4
  • Guided all the way plus a camp cook to take care of catering
  • Full-day safaris in Masai Mara and Amboseli
  • Tour ends on Mombasa coast – perfect for a beach holiday add-on

After meeting your guide and fellow travellers in Nairobi, you are briefed about the journey and can then settle back in your seat and watch the urban landscape slowly change into a rural one, and then one where antelope and giraffe replace cattle and goats. Your first destination is Kenya’s signature wildlife reserve – the Masai Mara – and there is time for an afternoon game drive before settling into camp on the edge of the reserve. The next day is a full day on safari and your chance to see why the Mara is rated so highly as a wildlife destination. It is a Big 5 destination (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo) as well as one famous for its general wildlife and rarities like cheetah and even wild dog.

Between August and November the Great Wildebeest Migration rolls into the Masai Mara – the river crossing season is especially dramatic – but such is the scale of the wildlife here that a visit at any time of year is highly rewarding.


  • 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roofs which can be opened during game drives. A window seat is guaranteed for each traveller.
  • Activities included as per itinerary
  • Gate & Park Fees included
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • The tour is run on a full-board basis and meals are included as indicated in the itinerary


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature