Things to do in Kenya on a budget can be very affordable depending on what activities you choose to include in your Kenya safari itinerary. Budget safari holidays help to keep the whole cost affordable and a good way to see much more. To travel on a low budget, choose to travel by road rather than flight. The travel vans have open roofs that are used for open game viewing during game drives. However, Kenya has a very efficient tourism transport sector and therefore easy to take flights between destinations. Here are the different ways in which you can travel and do your trip on a budget
Camping. Kenya has such amazing hotels and lodges crafted to offer the best of hospitality and comfort during safari. However, choosing to go camping for part of your Kenya safari is such an authentic way of experiencing the wild. Camping is such a wild experience that gives you a closer feeling of the wild and also flexibility.
Walking safaris/nature walks. In most cases, safari game drives will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, choose to have a walking safari or nature walk for one of your experiences. This is one of the real one off adventure in the wild. Walking safaris are safe and guided by knowledgeable armed park rangers through designated trails of the park. The walk is such a true experience of the wild, one that has you nervous and yet just excited too. Though with the full thrill, you may not have the great photography opportunities as those on game drives. Northern Kenya is good for such kinds of safaris.
Beach holidays. Visiting the beach is one perfect way to relax but also have an experience of the cool Indian Ocean breeze. Beach holidays are ideal for any kind of travelers including honeymooners. Choose to visit the beach during long Kenya holidays after or in between visits to the national parks. Diani, Watamu, Malindi and Mombasa are the best places for beach holidays.
When choosing clothes to wear on safari to Kenya, choose clothes with safari like colour. Colors like khaki, beige, taupe or grey. These colors are dull and blend well with the environment. Avoid wearing bright clothes with colors like blue, red, orange, pink and yellow. Black and dark blue are thought to attract tse tse flies and predators identify red with wounded animals. White shouldn’t be one to wear out to the field.
For the evenings and game drives, pack light clothes including t-shirts. For the evening, you should wear shorts and light t-shirts when it’s in the dry season and always carry a sweater for the cold evenings.
For activities that require walking in the jungle like nature walks always wear long sleeved shirts and trousers. Since you are going to walk in the jungle where insects can give nasty bites, wearing long sleeved shirts and trousers is recommendable. Wear shirts, long enough to cover your hands to the wrist and trousers long enough to be tucked into your stocking. Shorts and vests are not anything to think of when planning to go on a walking safari. The long clothing should also be comfortable and thick with colors that can’t get stained easily.
Travelling on a budget is one of the best ways to explore so much more at a low cost.
These Things to do in Kenya on a budget including camping, using budget accommodations and back packing can also be used to have budget trips in Kenya and also for other East African tours including Uganda wildlife safaris or Tanzania tours.