Transport in 9 seater safari minibusses. WITH MAXIMUM OF 7 PERSONS
For Tanzania Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle Max 6. Park Entrance Fees and Camping / Accommodation Fees. All campsite equipment.
Roomy two-person tents in Masai Mara and Amboseli, Accommodation in a luxury Lodge at Samburu and Tsavo West. Hotel in
Nakuru and Mt. Kenya. Three meals a day. 1 liter of Mineral Water per person per day for Kenya Safaris
Public transport to Mombasa applicable to BCTS 2, 6, 6A 7, 11 and 10


Sleeping bag or we will provide you with a blanket (no charge).
Personal spending money for drinks and swimming.
Small suitcases or rucksacks as storage space on our buses is limited (luggage can be stored in our left luggage office, free of charge).
Sturdy safari clothes, jeans, T-shirts, jumper, or anorak for cool evenings and early mornings. Torch, Towel, Insect repellent, Insect spray.
Film and batteries for the duration of the safari.

Balloon safari- US$ 450 per person. We can book it for you at our offices.

Buy your Flight Ticket

Before departure, you will be required to buy an appropriate flight ticket to and from your tour destination. Double-check your flight departure and arrival day, time, and flight number, and ensure that we are supplied with these details well in advance. These details will be very important to facilitate your arrival meet and greet service.


You need to get health advice before you depart from your country. Malaria is endemic to certain areas of Kenya, notably in the coastal region and western Kenya. However, visitors to Nairobi and the higher altitudes should also be taking prophylactic treatment. Treatment should start one week before entering the country and continue throughout the visit and for six weeks thereafter.

Anti-malaria tablets and any over-the-counter drugs can be purchased from chemists and pharmacies in major centers. Other medications should include panadol (or any other effective pain reliever as headaches can be caused by the glare of the sun and tiredness). Anti-diarrheal medication such as Imodium, throat lozenges, band-aids, insect repellent, and antibiotic cream for cuts and scratches. The appropriate tanning or sun-blocking lotion is also essential. Main towns have good hospital care and Nairobi has excellent medical facilities.


  • Check your airline reservation; make sure there have been no changes.
  • Get vaccinations six weeks in advance if possible, a Yellow Fever certificate is necessary when visiting Tanzania ( Zanzibar ) – be sure to ask for one at the travel clinic.
  • Fill personal prescriptions if necessary.
  • Buy trip insurance (for international medical/dental) from an independent trip insurance agency; be sure to get trip cancellation and medical evacuation coverage.
  • Make sure you have flight insurance coverage (for lost luggage, delay, or cancellation) many credit card companies offer flight insurance if you purchase your ticket with the card.
  • Personal effects (clothes, camera, etc) are normally covered on your renter’s or home insurance – they will not be covered by trip or flight insurance – be sure to verify that you have coverage.
  • Make 2 copies of passports, visas, tickets & immunization records (hide one copy in a suitcase somewhere and leave the other copy with a friend or relative to hold in case of emergency).
  • Take about one hundred dollars in cash ($20 bills or smaller) for driver, guide, and porter tips, visa fees, airport tax, and mad money.
  • You may want to rent a powerful zoom lens for safari photos, 300-500mm lens is standard when taking game viewing photographs (1000mm and tripod needed for good bird pictures), also a good pair of binoculars and/or good zoom digital video camera if you wish.


-It is a common courtesy to tip your driver, guide, and porter when on safari. The following list is a guide – as always you should tip based on your satisfaction with service. All amounts per person, per day (per event):

Driver/guide: US$5-10 per day

Porters/waiters: US$1-2

Mount Climbing rates: When climbing Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro there is at least one senior guide, a cook/junior guide, and an average of two porters per client. In a group of 8, it will be typical to have one senior guide, one cook, and 16 porters. Therefore, on a six-day ascent expect to pay $90 in tips per person – or more if you feel a particular person went above and beyond the call of duty. All amounts shared by the group, per day:

Senior guide: US$20-30 per day

Junior guide/Cook: US$10 per day

Porter: US$5 per day


At least one major credit card (ATM cards will work in most cities – but it’s easier if connect your VISA/MC to your bank account for use in the automatic teller machine

  • Money belt, or travel pouch (make sure the pouch hangs/clips inside your pants or shirt), do NOT use a fanny pack.
  • Tickets, itinerary
  • Immunization records (International Travel Immunization Record required for some countries)
  • Passports/visas, plus copies of everything
  • List of emergency contact numbers
  • Sun Hat or cap, sunglasses, clip-ons for regular glasses
  • Pick up many rolls of film before even getting to the airport, the price of the film increases dramatically at the airports and overseas.
  • Bird or mammal field guides, Africa travel book
  • Reading material
  • Blow-up travel pillow (helps for sleeping during the flight)
  • Earplugs & blinders (for sleeping on overnight flights or anti-snoring during camping)


Clothing is a matter of taste, and laundry service is provided at all hotels/lodges during the safari (not on Kilimanjaro), Days are warm and nights are cool so dress accordingly. If you wish to purchase some special “safari” clothes, here is a recommended list:

– Wear tan, beige, or light sage green clothing (these colors hide dust, don’t look dirty).

-Women will want to have at least one long casual skirt (cotton/canvas/khaki or whatever is easy-care in hot weather) to wear during day-tour trips, out of respect for local culture.

-Teva sandals are all-around great footwear or tennis shoes are okay for the beach and bush, however, you just don’t want them to be brand new white.

-Use packing plastic smush bags to store sweaters/fleece, and bulky clothing (these seal out the extra air and make sweaters more compact).

-3 pairs of pants (2 for the field, 1 for evening) pants can be the kind that zipper off into shorts (such as Expeditio), or blue jeans.

-Long casual khaki button-down dress or skirt (okay for day wear & evening in the bush or lodge, can be brought instead of the 1 or 2 pairs of pants mentioned above).

-3 shirts (stone/light moss/sage-colored, not white colored) (2 for the field, 1 for evening)

-2 under T-shirts, 7 pairs of underwear, 7 pairs of khaki-color cotton socks (enough for about 1-3 weeks in the field, can wash these out).

-Shoes (brown color to match evening dress or casual khaki dress)

-Fleece jacket for early morning/sunset game drives

Bathing suit, bikini, swim goggles (white water rafting, swim at hotel/resort)

Packing: mountain climbing

-Hiking boots (required), should be waterproof and reasonably warm (Kili has snow at the summit but crampons or specialized boots are not necessary)

-Warm hat, and gloves, for freezing temperature

– Rainproof shell (top and bottom) – wear over a fleece jacket at the top of the mountain for extra warmth

-Long underwear, sock liners (4 pair)

– Sub-zero weather sleeping bag, camp pillow

-Flashlight (or headlamp)

– Playing cards

-Granola or energy bars for snacking on the trail


Remove your watch and jewelry in big cities to avoid being a target. Never wear an external money pouch or use a wallet in your pocket or have a loose backpack. Keep things inside your clothing and out of sight. Nairobi is like any major city in the world be it New York, London, or Paris. Take care of your valuables concealing jewelry and watches and hold handbags tightly when walking on streets. Gold neck chains can be snatched with ease and it’s not advisable to wear them. Keep valuables in the hotels safe. Do not leave money, passport, jewelry, or watches in the rooms or tent; you carry them with you at all times. Be careful late at night in town or whilst on a lonely beach. Africa is a wonderful place, but as in any poor economy, there are those hungry enough to steal for their dinner.


Standards of hygiene in hotels and lodges are high. Salads are safe at international hotels and lodges; Fruits you can peel are the safest to eat. Tap water in Nairobi is safe to drink, as it has been purified and filtered. Ice too is safe in Nairobi. However, outside Nairobi purchase mineral water or use filtered water found in carriers in most hotels and lodges. The local Kenyan beer is an ideal thirst quencher too.


Shop hours are from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Mondays to Fridays and 8.30 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays. Tourist shops usually remain open beyond these hours and through the lunch hour. Bargaining is particularly used in markets and curio shops. Requesting for the final best price is almost expected and starts off knowing you are being charged tourist prices and end up paying what you think the item is worth you. Do not purchase game skins, trophies, or elephant hair bracelets. These items are prohibited as hunting was banned in 1976.


Ask for permission before photographing local people. Your driver/guide will assist you in this and will possibly help you agree on the modeling fee. Do not take photographs of any official buildings such as airports; military installations, border posts, or roadblocks. Wildlife can easily be photographed you just ask the driver to stop and ask any questions you may have about the animals, terrain, people, and their culture. It is advisable to carry your cameras in dust-proof bags on safaris, especially in the dry season. Films are available in hotels and lodges but it is advisable to stock up in Nairobi as there is variety and are cheap.


Phones and fax facilities are available in Nairobi, Mombasa, Mount Kenya Safari Club, most lodges/Tented Camps, and major towns. E-mail services can also be found at lodges and also hotels (ask at the reception).

Check Our Reviews


Madhur R
Madhur R
A memorable trip We had an amazing trip thanks to Imran who was there from Day 1 to make sure everything went to plan. Ben our guide and driver was wonderful with his knowledge about the animals. Nothing was too much for him as he readily and patiently took us out for game drives until we had our fill. We ended on a fantastic note watching the migration which is something we will never forget. Thank you to Imran and his entire team for making this such a memorable trip
Leila N
Leila N
Family greatest trip We had the greatest time ever ! All very well organized by Imran. Hotels and Logdes were as great as expected (with view of Kilimanjaro in the first one 🙂 Our guide was just terrific : kind, patient, very good driver, and gave us lot of explainations ! Safe drive, and very efficient in finding good spots !Thks Raf 🙂 We saw the big 5 and a lot more , even a hunting episode ... that was intense Although I am a Mom, I felt I was kid ! I really appreciated everything and strongly recommend this agency
Anushree S
Anushree S
Super experience, second time around! This was our second time with Best Camping Safaris, and we had a wonderful experience yet again! From planning the itinerary, to meeting us when we landed in Kenya and briefing us regarding our impending travels with helpful guidance, being in touch regarding pick ups and drop offs and coordinating them without any problems, having a really lovely driver and guide (Ben), and ensuring extra care because we were travelling with our two young kids, to the point of final goodbyes, Imraan and his team were the absolute best. We got to see all the animals (the big five, and more!) we wanted, as well as a chance to see the wildebeest migration live! Best camping ensure you maximise your safari experience but without compromising on safety, and quality. We cannot wait to go back again on another adventure with them! Thank you for a lovely trip and amazing memories 🙂
A Rao
A Rao
Amazing experience! An unforgettable experience thanks to Imraan and team! Everything was meticulously planned from arrival to the end of the tour. The team was always at the end of the line to answer any questions and gave the tour a real personal touch. Ben was a super guide on the safari and so helpful and accommodating and thanks to him we were able to see a huge amount of game as well the migration. Thanks again to Best Camping for everything and we can’t wait for our next experience with them!
Lisa K
Lisa K
A Dream Experience This trip was beyond our expectations. The arrangements were handled with ease, the accommodations were very comfortable, the staff were friendly and our guide Mohammed was the best! He was knowledgeable, patient and very friendly. I would highly recommend booking with Best Camping if you have an opportunity to visit Kenya.
Amazing experience From the moment we arrived until we left everything was great. We saw lots of animals and our guide was very patient and experienced and just a great human being. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
Sara M
Sara M
Best Csmping is Indeed Best We spent five days with Muhammad touring the Mara and Nakuru. It was better than we imagined. Within 24 hours we had seen 4 of the big 5 and by the end had seen all 5 plus so much more. Muhammad is knowledgeable, patient, funny, and kind. I highly recommend!
Shashikala M
Shashikala M
Fantastic Safari experience Our Kenyan Safari we choose to do with Imraan and best Camping Tours and Safaris as recommended by a friend. This proved to be the best decision of our lives. Imraan is very professional and accessible at all times to answer any and every question we had, taking care of us from pickup at the airport to drop back to the airport. The driver cum guide Robert was extremely safe and has a good eye to spot animals. All our Safaris were very productive and we were able to see all the big cats and the migration to our hearts content. Making sure all through the drive to the various parks and the safaris helping us spot animals while also following rules and keeping us safe this was a fantastic trip. I recommend a Kenyan Safari with Best Camping and tours to everyone keen on seeing animals in natural settings!
shashi m
shashi m
Memorable Trip Wonderful Trip. The sightings of all Animals especially big 5 at Samburu and Masai Mara was outstanding and up close. The guide and driver Robert was very informative, pleasant and helpful. The Lodging and boarding was excellent and food was also tasty. The staff in all places were warm and welcoming. Imraan your suggestions wrt Samburu and the Ark was simply wonderful. The hospitality extended by you and Shivanand was truly outstanding and gave us afamily feeling. You simply crafted and created a truly memorable experience which will be forever embedded in us. Thanks a million for a wonderful time. I will be definitely be recommending you to my friends and relatives visiting Kenya.
sarala m
sarala m
Most memorable experience We had one of the most amazing sightings of wild life !!! The big five , cheetahs, leopards and what not set amidst the most picturesque areas. A lot of care and thought was put into our itinerary and arrangements making it very enjoyable trip. Thank you Imraan , Shifana and team!!!


Madhur Rao
Madhur Rao
A wonderful and memorable trip thanks to Imran and special mention of Ben our guide. Watching the migration was an amazing experience. The entire trip was so well planned and each hotel/accommodation unique in its own way. From tented rooms to the beach resort where we were spoilt for choice of food. Now we need to work on losing that extra weight! But every moment of our trip is one we will cherish. Asante sana
Anushree Shiroor
Anushree Shiroor
This was our second time with Best Camping Safaris, and we had a wonderful experience yet again! From planning the itinerary, to meeting us when we landed in Kenya and briefing us regarding our impending travels with helpful guidance, being in touch regarding pick ups and drop offs and coordinating them without any problems, having a really lovely driver and guide (Ben), and ensuring extra care because we were travelling with our two young kids, to the point of final goodbyes, Imraan and his team were the absolute best. We got to see all the animals (the big five, and more!) we wanted, as well as a chance to see the wildebeest migration live! Best camping ensure you maximise your safari experience but without compromising on safety, and quality. We cannot wait to go back again on another adventure with them! Thank you for a lovely trip and amazing memories 🙂
Nabs Damji
Nabs Damji
We had a wonderful experience on our safari! The booking experience was seamless, and the safari itself was amazing! Lucas was an excellent driver & guide! Highly recommend!
Shibu Cyriac
Shibu Cyriac
Extremely overwhelmed by the experience we had with Best Camping tours .we were well taken care of during our stay . Really appreciate Imran’s prompt responses to address our queries and concerns not only during our stay there but right from the time we decided to plan for this trip . He was always in touch with us and we were assisted at every step whenever required which made us feel ‘ a home away from home’ . Friendly and well experienced guide who was with us throughout our stay at Masai Mara camp, made us feel comfortable through his friendly and understanding behavior. All over great experience and I strongly recommend Best Camping tours to all those who are looking forward for a visit to Kenya .. Thank you Best Camps for your remarkable services !!!
Kai O'Donobhan
Kai O'Donobhan
I did a 8 day safari, and could not reinstate how happy I am that I chose Best Camping Tours and Safari. I wanted to do a trip around Kenya that provided me with the most local experience, alongside being able to witness as much of the country as we could throughout our holiday. Imran was always available over call, and listened to what we wanted out of our trip and organised a personalised experience that exceeded our expectations – Imran helped us on a scale beyond the scope that we would have expected from him, including preparation for the trip. We went across Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita and Amboseli (before ending the safari and exploring Mombasa, which Imran also kindly helped with). Mo accompanied us on the trip across the 4 reserves – I was very impressed by his knowledge of each national reserve, which was clear as we drove through. His expertise in the national reserves provided us with the opportunity to see the big 5 (which is very rare), alongside breath-taking views of 5+ cheetahs. Mo’s expertise enriched our overall experience significantly. Each accommodation (including the unique experience provided at the local Masai Mara site) was fantastic, and truly made this one of the best trips of my life. I could not recommend Best Camping Tours and Safari further, if you would like a safe, reliable experience of Kenya with local coverage to make the most out of each natural reserve.
Mike Guest
Mike Guest
5 stars isn't enough for the level of service that Imraan provides. Right from booking he was there for any questions, making sure we had everything worked out and even making suggestions we hadn't thought of. The tour he arranged for Masai Mara was amazing and our driver Ben was equally great! He always seemed to know where to stop for the best view and it didn't matter how long we did or didn't want to watch or take pictures. Sometimes you meet someone for business and when you're done, that's the end of it and then sometimes you're lucky enough to do business with someone you consider a friend...and that's Imraan and the rest of his crew!
baptiste pilloix
baptiste pilloix
Super accueil, Imrann est attentionné, nous a beaucoup aidé pour nos premiers jours à Nairobi. Le safari s'est déroulé à merveille, avec un guide passionné, le tout pour un prix correct. Je recommande vivement !
Punita Agarwal
Punita Agarwal
Just finished a 9 day tour with Best Camping tours....our experience was phenomenal. Everything was well taken care of. Our driver knew a lot about the Amborsili and Masai Mara parks and the jungle and that was a great help in spotting the animals. The owner Imraan takes personal care of all your needs and that reflects in his staff too. All in all, an unforgettable experience .
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