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Nairobi - night - bus

Would be super thankful for information about the buses from Nairobi to Kampala. Specifically - do they depart Nairobi in the evenings? Smooth? And if you have a web site/companyDeparture spot that would off course be even better :-)

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Join your 3day safari to Amobseli Thurs Jan 29th?

I am arriving in Nairobi on thursday Jan 29th for work and have 3 days to do a little safari. I have to be back in Nairobi Saturday evening Jan 31st. I have tried joining a group safari as single traveler to Amboseli without luck. I have already been to Masaii Mara last time I was in Kenya and would love to get out of Nairobi for 3 days before I meet up with my team. Anyone need one more person to split costs? I am 50ish woman.

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Cell Phone Coverage, northern Kenya

I will be traveling extensively in Marsabit and Turkana counties, including Lodwar, Marsabit but also in "outlying" areas throughout both counties.

What is the current situation with regard to cell phone coverage in these areas? From blogs (most are a couple of years old), I understand coverage is very poor. But I'd like to maximize my coverage -- is there a provider that is better for these areas? And how bad is "bad"?

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Dawn in Africa Safaris

I have spent many years reading Thorn Tree to plan my trips, but this is my first post. My husband and I are planning a trip to Rwanda, DRC, & Kenya in July. While in Kenya, we'd like to do a 3-4 day safari to Masai Mara. We are considering using Dawn in Africa Safaris or Magical Retreats & Adventure Tours to organize this portion of our trip. Has anyone used either of these companies? If so, I'm interested in your feedback. Thanks!

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Nairobi National Park

Would anyone be able to recommend a tour agency please? Ideally one that covers the elephant orphanage, and if a hotel does excursions then that would be even better. I'm a solo traveller and will be there in June for one day.

I have tried Google and Wikitravel is not helping. Thank you.

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Mombasa - safety an issue?

Hi,

I'll be visiting Kenya next month and I would love to see Mombasa, even for a day.

Most Western governments issue warnings for terrorism in Mombasa. Are these warnings legitimate? Will I be particularly unsafe visiting Mombasa?

Obviously, I understand there are risks in visiting most large African city, but I don't exactly want to do something that would be stupid. Looking for some fresh info if anyone has!

Thanks!

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Amboseli/Tsavo vs Samburu for wildness

Hello people,
In July/August I want to travel to Rwanda to see the gorillas, and after that I would like to make my way to Kenya for some wildlife and nature time.

I'm not really looking to tick off all the species or see the big five, but I'm rather looking for a really wild, African experience. My ideal day would be getting up before sunrise, go on a game drive for a few hours, return to camp to read/ sleep/ swim and maybe another sunset game drive. I don't want to spend the whole day…

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Nairobi Airport status/safety/sleep-rest areas

Hello all! I will be going through Nairobi International Airport in a few months and will be there overnight. How would you say the security in the airport is now? I can only find old posts that talk about after the fire and there being only tents. Also, some older posts mention sleep/rest rooms....anyone with info on those? thanks much!!

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East Africa Safari

Hi guys,

So I'm traveling up to East Africa from Southern Africa and I want to do one of the 'great' East African safaris.

I'm tight on time (and money), so I've narrowed it down to this:

(1) Masai Mara (from Nairobi) - the cheapest option so far.

(2) Amboseli (from Nairobi)

(3) Ngorongoro Crater (from Arusha)

Basically, I just want all the fun of safari but something uniquely East African (I've already done a fair few safaris in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia etc.)

I would love to hear…

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Eastleigh section 1

Hi all,

I would love to visit my birthplace in Nairobi, it used to be called Eastleigh section 1 does any one have any info as to its safety. I know that the house I was born in is still standing 50 years on.