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Repeating scam? Avoid Milimani Backpackers in Nairobi!

First review I´ve ever written, but this needs to be known…

Summary:
Company delays departure and makes you do all your drives within a 24 hour timeframe so that they only have to pay for one day instead of two. They then produce a lot of lies and try to cover it up.

Background:
Apparently the Milimani Backpackers have moved a few times. This is about the one that was on Mililani Road, later on Oldeani Crescent and now in Karen on St Hellen Lane. The owner has been the same the whole time.

We…

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Travel Advice

Hello I am a canadian female and I will be spending all of april working in Kenya with a local organization. I have never been to Africa so was looking to gain some travel advice

I wonder first about how conservatively I should dress as I have heard conflicting opinions. I also plan to spend 10-14 days travelling after my internship and wonder what you suggest since as I said I will be on my own and am not at all familiar. I am willing to go outside kenya, time allowing. Thanks in advance!

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Student prices for national parks

Has anyone used an ISIC card at any park and received discounted entry when coming outside of a group? I see they have discounts for students but in fine details suggests that students are between 18-23 yrs of age. Sometimes stidents are defined as being part of an organized group. I would be coming alone and are over 23 but have the Student card.

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Interesting News from ICC - Case Against Uhuru K. "Suspended"

Well the news from the ICC is, to say the least, "interesting". I am not in a position to comment one way or the other about his guilt or innocence; however I would have preferred that ALL the original witnesses (those who now cannot be found or now cannot remember) would have had an opportunity to give evidence and to have had that evidence tested in court.

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Maasai Mara Travel Companion

Hi everyone!

Very late notice but just in case - anyone keen to join me for a few days near the Maasai Mara? Dec 13/14 to 17/18 ish.

I'm keen on eco-tourism places, more about the landscape than the animals (but animals still great), so currently looking at this place www.majimotocamp.com with a safari organised by www.eyesonafricasafaris.com.

Cheers! Richard

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Great Migration Safari - logistics

Hi All,

I'm in the early stages of planning a trip to Africa for the great migration. We'd love to see the river crossing, if possilbe. I have a couple of basic questions for which I'd love feedback....
1) We can do the trip in June/July. I understand that July is better timing for the great migration.. if we go in early July, are we cutting it too close? Is late July much better for the wildebeast & zebra river crossings?
2) Assuming a July timeframe - we're better off traveling to Maasai…

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Boarder costs

Can anybody help me with Boarder costs for Tanzania & Kenya : Carbon Tax Road Tax ,,, ?

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Nairobi-Arusha vacancy Sun 7 Dec

Hi,

If you are needing to get from Nairobi airport to Arusha on Sunday 7 Dec, we have a private driver and willing to share costs to make it less than $75/per person (almost as cheap as the shuttle bus!). We will be leaving in the early afternoon. PM me for details.

Ps. I have a reliable driver so am not interested in efforts to sell me services. Thanks.

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Lamu - paradise found....

I know there have been security warnings for Kenya and the coast but i can't help but thinking back to my trip to Lamu- one of my favourite places ever visited in 70+countries. I never found it too touristy- and i guess with the recent drop in visitors numbers that will be even more true today.

I wrote down my experiences in a short Lamu Trip report. If you're visiting Kenya, Keep Lamu in mind.

cheers

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Passenger Train Service

Is there a passenger train that goes from Nairobi into Mombasa" If so are there overnight compartments? Thanks!