Replies: 3 - Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 5:27 AM Last Post By: juancarrelo
Sep 21, 2012 7:02 AM
- What are the typical travel designations in Kenya or within relative close proximity?
- What can we comfortably do in 3 weeks?
- What is internal travel like (buses, trains, cars, flying)?
- Are there hostels and/or moderately priced hotels in most places?
- How is the food and what does a typical meal cost?
- Any other general advice would be appreciated.
Sep 21, 2012 7:38 AM
1Depending on your budget, you safari agent can tailor for you a safari that covers wildlife and cultural attractions. For decades, a Kenyan safari has always been a memorable experience. Great attractions might include Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Ol-pejeta, Lake Bogoria , Hell's Gate and many more. A balloon safari at an additional cost is another nice experience. Two weeks for the safari and another week to experience the Kenya beaches like Lamu or Mombasa will make a perfect holiday. With a nice 4WD, you don't need to take local flight. There is a lot on the ground that you might miss when you fly. Depending on the type of accommodation you choose, the meals are usually good. There are a range of both budget, mid range and luxury accommodations in Kenya except the northern frontier district, which has very little to see.
Sep 21, 2012 12:37 PM
2For a first trip to Kenya I strongly recommend finding a travel operator to assist. Kenya isn't the easiest of places to get around and you can waste a heck of a lot of time unless you plan properly.
All the places mentioned by sandi are exellent but they aren't cheap. Park fees in Kenya can be as much as $80 per day - add in transport, driver, accommodation and food and you are looking at a minimum of $150 per person per day. Typically we pay $400-$500 in Kenya whereas in Asia it was more like $50. A balloon trip can set you back $450 each. Even Norway this year wasn't as expensive as Kenya. The coast tends to be cheaper because there is more accommodation there but a safari is definiitely not cheap.
Sep 24, 2012 5:27 AM
3find a tour operator to take care of all your safari needs, there are so many tour operator,
its not easy to make plans safari while already in kenya, it would be ideal if you book early,
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