5 Tips for Planning a Budget Safari to Kenya

Since your childhood, you have been thinking of visiting Africa, particularly Kenya, and immediately when you started earning some money, you started to save for your memorable and lifetime Kenya safari.

But how do you plan a memorable budget safari to Kenya without investing all you’re saving on just one safari? Now we are here to ensure that you plan a budget and memorable safari to Kenya without being too expensive.

1: Travel during low season

Kenya has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season makes the low season that starts from April to June and October to December, and the dry season is always the peak season which goes mid-June, July, August, and September every year.

In most cases, safari prices tend to drop during the low season because of the rain and even some of the accommodation facilities in different national parks offer discounts during this season. So in case you want to save on a safari, traveling during the rainy season is a perfect idea.

Drive Kenya Ltd is offering 4×4 safari vehicles for hire for those willing to travel during the rainy season, and with these strong 4×4 vehicles, you should not be worried about how you will pass through the muddy roads in the national parks during the rainy season.

2: Go Camping

Another way to cut the safari costs in Kenya is by going camping instead of booking lodges in the national parks, there are a lot of amazing tented camps and camping grounds from where you can camp and save much on accommodation costs.

4×4 with rooftop tent and camping gear

If you are not the kind of person who loves comfort such as large king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms, and lodges with balconies, moving with your camping gear when you are on a safari in Kenya can be an amazing way to save money on a safari.

Pitch your tent in the wildness of Masai Mara and or on the shores of Lake Nakuru and enjoy a night in the African wild.

Drive Kenya Ltd offers camping equipment for all tourists and also those going for self-drive safari we have car rental services and the vehicles come with rooftop tents and a full set of camping gear.

4: Make it a dry safari

Most tour companies in Kenya offer safari packages with all the meals and drinks inclusive minus alcoholic drinks. This means you will be paying for every bottle of ice-cold beer, a glass of wine, or any other alcoholic content.

It’s not that you have to cut off the alcohol completely; you can limit yourself by at least taking one or two bottles with your dinner. This can lead to huge savings throughout the trips. Also if you think the safari can’t be enjoyable without alcohol, then you should consider hiring a safari vehicle with a refrigerator so that you can buy drinks before you enter the national park because alcoholic drinks are cheaper in cities than in the bars at the lodges in the national parks. This will lead to huge savings throughout your safari.

3: Travel in a group

Traveling in a group is another perfect way to save more money on a safari, whereby all the costs will be shared by several people.

Drive Kenya Ltd organizes group safaris, but our safari vehicle can comfortably carry up to 7 people. So if you have a few friends you can convince and join you on your safari to Kenya, it’s a perfect way to bring the costs down.

The main cost of a tour is car rental and safari vehicle fees which take up to half of the whole safari budget. So when you plan to go for a safari with your other 6 friends this cost will be shared by everyone the thing which will significantly lower the cost per person.

5: Avoid Lodges in the National Parks

The chance to spend a night in the middle of a national park is hard to resist, and also sleeping in lodges found in the national parks allows you easy access to the park whereby you can get a chance for an amazing morning and night game drives in the park but all these conveniences attract a cost of about 40$ concession fee this means you will be paying up to 2 times for your night sleep.