Can anyone advise the current prices for:
1) Budget accommodation (back packer / camping options?)
2) Meals costs, i.e. local restaurants, as opposed to 5 star hotel options
3) Transport costs between Nairobi and Mombassa, train and/or coach
I will be in Nairobi for 2 days arriving really early in the morning on the 23rd of July and leaving for Arusha on the 25th of July.
I'm trying to figure out where's best to stay and my research tells me Milimani Hostel might be a good bet. It seems a bit outside the city but is close to places I want to visit (Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen). I emailed them about an airport shuttle and they've kindly agreed to pick me for 20$ which I think is ok given how…
I am still tryng to understand how the safari thing works in Kenya, since I have never before been in Africa. Laura and I wil be visiting Kenya soon (right now in Djibouti)and wil travel around by hitch-hiking and public transport.
I have read in a blog that just turning up in the gates and negotiating a Game Drive works cheaper than hiring a safari from Nairobi. In a Spanish blog post from Nov 2015 I read 25 dollars per person per day for Masai Maraa for game drives.
I am looking to do some filming close to Nairobi and would like to hire someone to travel with me and assist me for a few days. Please pm me if you are interested
The candidate does not need to have film experience, it will simply be helping with moving equipment and setting up
I will apologize in advance since my question may be naive, we are overlanding from Egypto to Capetown by hitch-hiking, right now in Djibouti, and planing to be in Kenya in July, so it is our first time we`ll be in safari country,
What would be the best way to see Lewa Conservacy Area? I visited their web but couldn`t find the entrances fee. Also I am wondering how to do the game drives once there? Any ideas of prices?
Juan and Laura from Argentina
I'm looking for a (or more) travel buddy who wants to join me to the lake nakuru national park for a day trip from Nairobi. (on the 18th July)
Since I am not confident to drive, I was thinking we could rent a 4x4 with a driver. We could split the entrance fee and the costs of the rental.
Let me know
I am looking to do a trip from Nairobi to Mombasa with some friends. We already have our beachside villa booked in Diani, Mombasa for June 30 until July 5th. I was hoping to get some advice on arranging a chauffeured van rental. A lot of the places I have talked to are rather expensive considering they would want the driver to stay in Diani with us. It would be amazing if we could get one company to drive us and another to pick us up. We would need a rental for either 9 or 11 people…
Is it better to do safaris in Nairobi or Mombasa?I am planning to do a safari in either one of those places and then travel by bus(or other means) to the other one.
Again me :D
So I finally decide that I'll be landing in Lamu on the 19th July and planning to be in arusha on the 28th.
My trip planning is the following:
Lamu: 2 nights
Gedi/ Watamu: 1 Night
Kilifi beach: 1 night
Mombasa: 1 night (I don't want to stay more coz I'm not interested in big and caothic cities)
Tiwi (or Diani beach?) 1 night
W. Island/ shimoni: 2 nights (or even more!)
And I'll get in a bus for arusha (going though tanga and moshi and planning to see the usambara mountains - any…