How safe is it to travel in Kenya??
Replies: 16 - Last Post: Apr 22, 2012 4:04 PM Last Post By: Mwenyeji
Apr 22, 2012 1:22 PM
15When we did a Kenya/ Tanzania trip we had the same driver, with vehicle, in Kenya who took us to Ambosli and Tsavo and then to the border where we were met by our Tanzanian driver and vehicle. We had him for Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongora Crater. He then took us to the airport where we flew to Zanzibar.
How much it costs depends on where you stay and which parks you visit; if you are with a group or just the two of you and, of course how many miles you do. Tanzania was considerably more expensive than Kenya when we visited in 2009.
There are lots of operators who can give you a price for this kind of trip. Get a few quotes from recommended companies. If you are set on a camping trip you might be better with a group.
Apr 22, 2012 4:04 PM
Post No 6 says it all; I couldn't have put it any better. A local driver knows which roads to take (or more importantly, which ones to avoid!), will be more street savvy, and takes away the stresses associated with liabilities on car hire. You will no longer have to worry about bumps, scrapes, tyre damage etc - which often lead to horrendous charges at the close of a hire period.
Most car rental companies will have a ready supply of drivers - should you decide to use one. And yes; if you require the drivers' constant company, they will be present 24/7.
You can Google up car rentals in Kenya - there are gazillions of them out there. Costs should be on their websites as well.
May I suggest you do not commit yourself from the onset to a single car & driver for your entire holiday. Only book for each leg - so if the car is unsuitable/ has mechanical problems, or you and your driver are not getting on well, you can always terminate the relationship at the end of that leg, and select another car/ company/ driver to take you to your next destination.
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