The good thing about our latest safari offers for Kenya tours and Tanzania safaris is that you can spend as much or as little as you want and still have a great holiday.
The total cost of an all-inclusive Kenya safari package varies from $150 to over $1500 per person per day.
To be exact:
A Kenya budget Safari package costs anything from $150 per person sharing per day.
A mid-luxury Kenya safari package costs as little as $290 per person sharing per day, and
An all-inclusive luxury Kenya safari package costs anything from $500 per person per day.
To a large extent, the cost of Kenya safari trips is influenced by the experience you want to have while in Kenya. Do you want a cheap Kenya tour experience, mid-luxury holiday experience, or luxury Kenya safari tour?
Having an idea of how much you want to spend is an important start. But equally important, confirm what the amount gets you. You can easily do this by checking what is included and what is not included in your Kenya safari cost.
If something is not clear, make sure to confirm with us or your Kenya tour operator before signing the agreement. Our team of Kenya safari directors, all-born and raised in Kenya, is committed to making your Kenya tour safe, fun, and adventurous.
Kenya Holiday Safaris – The Safari Paradise latest safari offers
When you think of Africa with its vast wildlife, its broad Savannah, snow-capped mountains and deep forests…you are picturing the land of Kenya.
This is where time began, where we feel a primal need to return and discover our beginnings. Kenya is the heart and soul of Africa – witness its great populations of Maasai and Samburu peoples – still so close to the earth, still living their timeless traditions. Kenya is where you can delight to great herds of wildebeests and zebras, elephants and giraffes. Here too, you can witness electrifying sightings of lion and leopard hunting their prey.
No one who has witnessed these primal forces of nature has ever forgotten its emotional hold. It’s no wonder so many visitors travel back to Kenya again and again. With its many inviting lodges and expert guides, friendly people and developed infrastructure, Kenya holds out its arms, welcoming visitors from around the world.
We at Jamboree Africa Tours and Safaris live this creed of respect and love for our sacred land. And we want to share this special world with you. Find below a listing of our many tour categories below. Within each category choose the number of days for your own personal tour.
Your Kenya Safari Adventure Starts Here
Say the word “safari” and you’ll picture the grasslands, bush and wildlife of Kenya. This is the place where the safari was born. In fact, even the word safari comes from our local language, Swahili – it means journey. Here in Kenya, a safari journey is an adventure for you to view our diverse wildlife, explore the savannahs and soak up the culture that is East Africa.
Here’s another important Swahili word – Karibu! It means welcome. Jamboree Africa welcomes you to explore our many safaris, tours and excursions listed here. With countless choices of national parks ,reserves & Conservancies, we are certain you’ll find your perfect holiday destination.
Choices of Where to Begin Your Safari Journey
So why Jamboree Africa Tours and Safaris?
We’re all about flexibility. So whether you’re coming by yourself, as a couple, a family or a group, we’ll make sure to create a safari adventure that’s the right fit. From children to honeymooners to seniors – everyone is welcome. Our years of experience assures you’ll be in the most capable hands for your once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We are a local Kenya-Tanzania Tour Operator with International Operating standards & values, Don’t take it from us, see what clients say.
Choose from over 100 Diverse Kenya tour packages – latest safari offers
Here is a listing of our many latest safari offers tour categories. Within each category choose the number of days for your own personal tour.
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We have designed many Kenya safari packages fitting different budgets and combining some of the top-rated Kenya safari destinations. Whatever your interests are, you are bound to find a Kenya safari trip that works for you.
If you are one of those adventurous, out of the box travelers, let us know what you have in mind.
Together we will come up with a unique Kenya safari package! Tailor-made to suit your Kenya travel plans and budget. With us, you will explore Kenya, your way. Click here to start tailor-making your Kenya tour.
Kenya is our birthplace, and we promise to show you her splendid beauty, better than anyone else.
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What Is The Best Time To Visit Kenya?
This is an important question that does not have a simple, direct answer. The reason being, Kenya has such an abundance of wildlife and such diverse activities that you can find something to enjoy at any one time of the year!
So, the best time to visit Kenya depends on what you want to see or do in Kenya, and how much you are willing to pay.
Also, one man’s meat is another man’s poison. You might enjoy the crowds and adrenaline of the great migration, while another traveler prefers the quiet, rainy months when parks are almost deserted.
That said- we know you are looking for specifics. Here is a rundown of what you might expect at different times of the year:
Kenya in January – March
This is a ‘high’ season in Kenya; the perfect time for luxury Kenya safari packages. January to March is characterized by hot, humid days and relatively warm nights.
It is the best times to visit Kenya. There will be fewer crowds than later in the year, minus the wetness that soon follows this period. It is a good time to do those out of the box activities such as game drives on horseback.
Kenya in April – June
This is the ‘low season’ Kenya holiday season. Lodges and camps will be at their cheapest meaning it is the best time for a budget Kenya safari. It is also the season of long rains.
The grass will be green, and animals will be abundant, so if you don’t mind some rain. this might be a good time to visit Kenya.
Some lodges/camps prefer to close down for renovations at this time of the year. Please check with us if your favorite lodge will be open.
Kenya in July – September
The rainy season gives way to a cool July and relatively warm August. This is the most popular game-viewing period in Kenya, courtesy of the great wonder of the world, the wildebeest migration.
Suffice to say that the Masai Mara will be quite crowded this time of the year. Although the migration is the show stopper this time of the year, don’t forget to visit other areas of the country as well.
Kenya in October – December
Another green season when things slow down a bit, including the Kenya safari cost! New calves will be in abundance, and there will be short showers.
November will be a quiet month before the holiday season begins and you can easily bag a cheap safari package.
It can be a dream to spend Christmas and New Year in the bush with those you love. So go for it!
Kenya Safari Cost – Low And High Season Kenya Tours
You have probably come across the term ‘high and low Kenya holiday season’. What this means is that there months when safaris in Kenya are expensive and months when they are cheap.
For example, the Masai Mara wildebeest migration takes place between July-October every year. This period is the most expensive time to visit Kenya.
Also, Kenya safari tours that correspond with major national holidays in Kenya such as Christmas, Easter holiday, New Year holiday will be more expensive.
On the other hand, April to June is the official ‘low season’ in Kenya. It is the best time to plancheap Kenya tours.
The length of your Kenya safari tour is directly going to dictate how long you stay in Kenya. A two-week safari holiday will be more expensive than a one week stay in Kenya. The key factors that affect your Kenya safari cost are:
The Destination in Your Kenya Tour Itinerary
The destinations included in your Kenya tour package have a direct influence on the total cost of your Kenya tour.
For example, skydiving in Diani beach costs anything from $350, but an expedition to Wasini Island costs less than $120.
Masai Mara National reserve charges $80 in entrance fees to non-residents, but other national parks charge as low as $30 and so on.
If you will be traveling cross country, transfer charges will push your bill higher. Esp if air transfers are necessary.
Mode of Transport – Flight vs Road Safaris
After flying into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, your safari trips in Kenya starts.
You can choose to fly between places that are accessible by air, such as between JKIA and Masai Mara, Mombasa, OlPajeta and so on. Kenya flight safari packages are the most expensive.
Alternatively, you can opt to go by road. Even here, there are several options. A 4*4 custom made safari land cruiser will cost more than a pop-up roof, 9 seater van.
Having exclusive use of the vehicle will be more expensive than sharing with other people.
What Should I Pack For A Kenya Safari – Clothing And Toiletries?
What you should pack for your Kenya safari depends on where you are going and the kind of activities you plan to do. Here are some of the things you should pack forunforgettable Kenya tours.
One tip for packing clothes is to bring pieces that are versatile. Remember, there are baggage limits, especially if you will be taking small connecting flights. Bring clothes that can be worn multiple times (sweaters/jackets/trousers) and those that can easily be paired off.
Consider the weather- if you are visiting Kenya between April- June, it will be raining. As such, pack a rain jacket, a sweater, trousers, and boots. It helps if they are in darker colors that won’t show dirt as quickly.
Regardless of what you have heard, it gets quite chilly in the mornings and evenings, so carry a warm sweater and scarf for that.
For warmer times of the year, carry light, long-sleeved t-shirts, and trousers/ shorts. Long sleeves are essential as mosquitos, and other bugs can be a menace, especially when outside.
You want to bring something smart for dinner or a night out. For ladies,a dress/ skirt or trousers that can be paired easily with a top will do. Men should carry pants and at least one long-sleeved shirt.
If you plan to swim, remember to pack your swimming wear.
Finally, carry shoes that are comfortable and easy to get in and out of, such as canvas shoes. Do not forget to pack some sandals for the evenings or for walking around the lodge.
Toiletries and First Aid Kit
While some safari lodges might provide some bathroom essentials, it is always best to pack what you think you will need throughout your safari in Kenya. Alternatively, you can buy these things once in Kenya. Important items here include:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Soap and shampoo
- Female sanitary supplies
- Prescription medicine
- Hand sanitizers
What to Pack for your Safari Trips in Kenya – Gadgets
Well, it’s a bit of a cliché to include gadgets on a safari packing list. This is because we imagine one goal of an African safari is to get away from it all; be one with nature. For this reason, we plan to limit the gadget to the most necessary?
Camera/ Video Camera
It goes without saying that you must bring a camera to record all the awesome sights you will see on your Kenya holiday.
Do not forget to carry the battery charger and a couple of extra memory cards. Imagine chancing on a hunt only to find your memory card full! Finally, carry an extra battery- in case the camera dies on you far away from the lodge and electricity!
Your phone is essential, but please don’t be glued to it all the way. Ensure that you get a local sim card (cheapest option) or set it to roaming. Please note that most national parks will have bad reception, but you can make your calls once you are back to the lodge.
If you can’t wait to share the excitement of your Kenya safari tours with your family back home or with your social media followers, then do bring a laptop. Again, use it sparingly, and don’t spend more time on it that you need to. It is also useful for transferring photos when you have limited memory on your camera/phone.
What to Pack for your Kenya Holiday – Money
While you might have paid for your Kenya safari package in advance, you will need to carry some pocket money with you. This is useful to buy on the spot souvenirs, tips, and phone credit.
The easiest currency to bring is USD.
You can convert this to Kenya Shillings at the airport, or your local guide can show you a trusted forex bureau. Ensure that you get small denomination notes.
You can also withdraw cash from numerous ATM’s located in towns, but once you get to the remote areas, these will be scarce.
It is not advisable to carry large amounts of money in your person during your trip. Carry only what is necessary for use during the day.
What to Pack for your Kenya Holiday – Kenya Travel Documents
The mostessential travel document is your passport. Ensure that you have a digital copy of it stored online, as well as a physical copy.
You can keep the original in the safe provided in your lodge. Do the same for other important documents such as air tickets, insurance certificates, and credit cards.
What to Pack for your Kenya Holiday -Miscellaneous Items
Other items that you will find useful in your Kenya safari tour include binoculars, a wide-brimmed hat, day bag, a book or kindle, a board game if you are traveling with children and protective waterproof bags for your gadgets and documents.
How Much Is A Masai Mara Safari?
The price of a Masai Mara safari depends on when you are visiting and where you are staying.
The cheapest time to visit the Masai Mara is April- June, and November. This is called the ‘low season.’ April sees the onset of rains, and there is little activity at the park. Some hotels close down for renovations at this time.
The most expensive time to visit the Masai Mara is July-October. This is the ‘peak season’ dictated by the onset of the great wildebeest migration. This is the busiest time at the park, and lodges/ camp will charge top dollar. Even then, the wildebeest migration is a once in a lifetime experience and worth every penny!
That said- the actual amount you will for a Kenya Masai mara safari depends on where you stay. If you choose a budget camp in the low season, you can get away with paying $90-$150 per day.
A mid-range lodge at the same time will set you back anywhere from $200-$300 while a luxury camp will charge upwards of $500.
In the high season, however, these prices will quickly double, and other factors such as your mode of transport and duration of stay will drive the cost higher.
The Best Places To Stay During a Safari in Kenya
Accommodation is one of the most important factors to consider when planning safaris in Kenya. I mean, after a day out in the Savannahs looking for the Big 5 or walking in the white sands of Diani Beach, you should come home to a cozy place.
If you are on a strict budget, opt for camping or budget tented camps. Also, cottages and Villas are within our Kenya Budget Safari price of $150 per person sharing per day.
Mid-Luxury accommodation goes for anything from $180 per person sharing per night to $300 per person sharing per night. In our opinion, mid-luxury safari trips in Kenya offer the perfect balance between cost and the classic African safari experience of the 1920s.
Luxury and super luxury Kenya safari packages come with all the trims, but they can easily set you back up to $1500 per person depending on the season.
If you are on a honeymoon safariin Kenya you might want an exclusive tent; special candlelit dinners or private game drives. This will cost more.
While traveling with children is not typically a special circumstance, but some camps and safari lodges require that you reserve private transport (when traveling with children).
What Animals Can You See On A Kenyan Safari?
Kenya boasts some of the best game viewing opportunities in the world. Whether you are in a big game reserve such as the Masai Mara or in one of the smaller Kenya safari parks,you will see a lot of animals.
These are some of the animals you can expect to see during safari trips in Kenya.
The big 5 (lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard) – fun fact- did you know they are called the ‘big 5’ because they are the most dangerous especially when wounded, and not because they are the biggest?
How Much Does An African Safari Trip Cost?
A typical African safari can cost anywhere from $500- 1800$ per person per day, again depending on many factors.
Africa is a diverse continent, and prices range sharply depending on where you are going, how long you are staying and the activities you will be involved in.
Despite the image of an impoverished continent, Africa has some of the world’s most luxurious lodges, camps, and resorts.
If you are hoping to track gorillas in Rwanda as part of your Kenya safari package, for example, this activity alone will cost you $1500.
Staying in some of the most extravagant safari lodges in Kenya such as Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri Camp will cost you slightly over $1,500 in the peak season per day.
Given this, it is best to discuss your plans with a trusted travel advisor to come up with a Kenya safari package that matches your budget and expectations.
Kenya Safari Packages Guide – Is Kenya Safe To Visit?
Kenya is relatively safe to visit for your safari. Majority of the game reserves are far away from the towns where insecurity might be high.
Unfortunately, Kenya has been at the receiving end of terrorist activities in recent times. The government and security forces have been doing everything they can to keep people safe and monitor such situations. In the cities, security has been beefed up in popular tourist areas such as the airport and malls.
When in the towns you should exercise caution. Do not carry large amounts of money or expensive jewelry as this might attract pick-pockets. Stay with your group at all times and do not venture out alone, especially at night.
As with any part of the world, you should exercise your judgment, keep abreast with the news and consult widely before traveling.
What Vaccinations Do I Need To Go To Kenya?
Prevention is better than cure. The purpose of vaccination is to protect you from preventable diseases that might be prevalent in some of the areas that you will visit during your Kenya safari tours.
I mean, after planning for a Kenya safari for several months, you do not want to fall sick in the middle of your trip. As a rule of thumb, the best place to start is at your doctor’s office, it doesn’t hurt to check and confirm that you are in tip top shape for such a trip.
The two most important vaccines/precautions that you require for Kenya are:
- Yellow Fever
Unfortunately, Kenya falls on Yellow Fever and Malaria ‘belts’. This means that the two diseases are prevalent in some areas, especially in the hot months.
Both diseases are spread by the female anopheles mosquito and are not spread by touch or exchange of fluids.
For Yellow Fever, there is a vaccine that lasts up to 10years. You should have this vaccine done at least 10 days before you travel to make sure that it has kicked in as you arrive.
Should I Take Malaria Pills For Kenya?
Yes. There is no vaccine for Malaria yet and you are advised to consult your doctor on the best anti-malarial tablets for you.
As a precaution while on safari make sure that you use repellant at all times, and wear long-sleeved t-shirts/ long trousers while outside, especially in the evenings.
Other Routine Vaccines for Kenya Include:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Chicken Pox
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough
- Hepatitis A
Is Kenya Expensive For Tourists?
As discussed above, a Kenya safari package can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. While hotels/lodges have higher prices for international tourists, there are safari packages to suit every budget.
Is South Africa Safer Than Kenya?
Kenya and South Africa are two of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. In fact, many tourists struggle with the decision on which of the two countries they should visit. When making this decision, security is an essential factor to consider.
Headline tends to showcase South Africa as a country with high crime rates, where robberies, rapes, and kidnappings happen regularly. Kenya, on the other hand, has had several tourist attacks, and an unstable neighboring Somalia continues to pose a threat.
Because of this, we have seen travel advisories issued against the two countries by various western governments. As a result, many people have stayed away from visiting. On the other hand, despite these advisories, thousands of tourists continue to flock the two destinations year after year.
So what is going on here? We cannot say which country is safer than the other. Each has its unique challenges. As with every developing country in Africa, poverty levels are high, and this contributes to higher crime levels.
However, this in no way negates the beauty, splendor, unique culture, and wildlife that you can get to enjoy in both countries. Truth be told, risk is everywhere, and we have had several shootings and bombings in Europe and USA as well.
For these two African countries, the game reserves are safe, far removed from everyday happenings. When in big towns staying with your party, being observant and exercising caution as you would anywhere in the world might be all you need for a fantastic holiday.