How much does a Kenyan Safari Cost

How much does a Kenyan Safari Cost  : Kenya is one of the best travel destinations choice in Africa, but the cost of going there also matter on a Kenyan safari. Everyone has a budget whenever they are planning on a safari that is the Holiday or vacation. Time to unwind, relax and just let loose. All this combined can be found in Destination Kenya. Kenya boasts of the finest beaches, the Big Five, the second highest Mountain in Africa, unique cuisine the most affordable destination and more so the love you get from the locals.

Factors that determine how much a safari cost in Kenya

  1. Cost of Kenyan safari according to season.

The cost of your safari will be affected by the time of the year you travel, in Kenya, there are three main seasons that includes;

Peak Season (High Prices).

Peak season is the dry season starting from June 30th to 30th October. Christmas Holiday starting on 23rd December to New Year’s 2nd January. It is the period (June 30th to 30th October) wildebeest migration happen; it is not only the most expensive but also the most crowded season.

Mid-Season (Affordable).

Mid-season is the period between 2nd January to 30th March and 1st November to 22nd December. Unfortunately, no presence of the wildebeest migration during this time of the year but if you do not mind the migration, according to my recommendation this is the best period to do your safari in Kenya.

How much does a Kenyan Safari Cost
Wildebeest Migration

Low Season (Low Prices, Great Offers).

This is the period between 1st April to June 30th, you will get all manner of offers, less crowded n the parks, through a rainy season with difficulty in wildlife viewing, but the season is best for bird watching.

  1. Cost of Accommodation. (Luxury lodge at Maasai Mara National Reserve)

The level of accommodation you chose will directly affect the price of your Kenya safari cost. There are three categories of the accommodation.

Luxury (Lodges or Tented camp) starting from 150 USD per Person Sharing.

They allow an easy, simple and intelligent planning and booking process fast, easy, discreet check-in and checkout.

Amazing service: Guests will get the feeling that they are known, valued and acknowledged. Housekeeping and gardeners are quiet and do not interfere with your stay, maintenance personnel appear at guest’s room within a minute of room service.

Outstanding hotel dining: great breakfast (quality and quantity wise). 24 hours room service.

Guest activities and amenities: High-end spa treatments, swimming pool, laundry service, unpacking and packing service.

Haute couture styling with fabulous artsy features and a state-of-the-art technology.

Luxury Room Features: Luxury rooms during your safari, if you fit in the budget, then this is the way to go however this should never bar you from doing your safari, so in a luxury lodge/camp/hotel you will find those expensive bedsheets, Bathroom bath ropes, slippers, Tub for two, quality towels, toiletries, shampoo, shaving creams and many more.

Mid-range starting from 210 USD (mid-range at Maasai Mara National Reserve).

King sized beds with comfortable mattresses, mosquito nets, clothes rack, carpet and writing desk, it’s a home away from home.

All tents have a flush toilet, shower, and washbasin.

WiFi, mostly in the restaurant at times in the rooms.

Guest activities and amenities: High-end spa treatments, swimming pool, laundry service, unpacking and packing service.

Fruits and vegetables are served fresh.

Budget starting from 63 USD. (Budget Camp at Maasai Mara National Reserve)

Solar-powered 24 hours.

In-house charging system.

Private shower and Toilet inside.

Single, Double, Double with an extra bed, Triple and Family of the maximum of 4.

Capacity-8 pax with Double arrangement, 12 pax with Triple arrangement.

  1. Cost of safari for Group Travelers.

During the group travelling or doing the Kenya safari together creates the greatest happiness and enjoyment because of the company by the friends or the family members be that of life or adventure.

How much does a Kenyan Safari Cost
How much does a Kenyan Safari Cost

Group cost.

The price of a group is the most affordable, here you will always have a bargaining power in all you’re bookings. Group of about 8pax the same budget camp will start at 100 USD per day.

The price for both options will include.

Game drives.

Park fees.

Transport in a tour van.

  1. Cost of Safari for A couple Travelers.

The booking of the two people does not matter where you are going but who have beside you, give your better half, new experiences, and the best memories. Don’t procrastinate, book that safari. Did you know a safari can mend an already broken marriage. Give it a trial, take your better half for a safari for at least 3 days, then you will appreciate later.

Couple Travelers (180 USD per day)

Travelling two pax is way cheaper than doing it solo, as here you will get better offers since it is per person sharing in one room. This means two people will be sharing a room and the price will be split in half as opposed to single.

Price start at 180 USD per day in a private safari, only the two of you in a tour van but a budget camp.

The price for both options will include

Game drives.

Park fees.

Transport in a tour van.

Cost of safari for Solo Traveler.

Travelling alone will be the scariest, thrilling, and most liberating and life-changing experience of your life. But once you succeed and get used to it, there is no way back. The hardest part of Solo travel is the beginning. Traveling through solo, being responsible for yourself, you will inevitably discover just how capable you are, but still travelling solo is amazing as you will be able to get to know friends waiting to get to know you.

Cost of safari for solo traveler (110 USD per day)

It starts from 110 USD per day minimum of 3 days in Maasai Mara National reserve, if you do safari joining. Safari joining is where you meet other solo travelers, and you join them and make a small group of maximum of six and a minimum of two.

How much does a Kenyan Safari Cost
How much does a Kenyan Safari Cost

This a budget camp, with a hot private shower. Private solo traveler can be a bit high than joining other travelers. The same budget camp, but now on your own. The budget will hike to 270 USD per day, this is almost 60% higher than others.

The prices for both options includes

Game drives.


Transport in a tour van.

This is official guideline information that will guide you well and able to know the market price and what is needed of you to do safari in Kenya. This helps you to know how much you’re a going to spend on your safari will cost next time you need to book your Kenya safari. This also gives you the best time to go for your safari according to your budget and the activities to participate in.

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