Kenya safari partner July 2013
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 10, 2013 9:33 PM Last Post By: vladmax
Jul 1, 2013 8:37 PM
Kenya safari partner July 2013Looking for a travel partner for safari/s in Kenya ~ 8-21 July. Looks like it's cheaper to book with a partner/group on quite a lot of the safaris. I'd be keen to join up with an existing group, or to hear from other solo travellers to see if we could team up and arrange a better deal. I arrive in Nairobi on 7 July 2013. I'm keen to visit the bigger parks (Amboseli, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Sambulu), as I'll be meeting up with a Kenyan friend later on and heading to a smaller park (Kora NP).
Would love to hear from you if you think we could work something out.
Jul 3, 2013 2:44 PM
I'll be there between 10-22 Aug, so may not be possible to join you.
Could you please tell me how early is it advisable to book a safari before departure? You seem to be arriving in a week and have not booked yet.
Is it advisable to arrive at Nairobi and book a safari a day before to get good deals?
Jul 4, 2013 12:46 PM
2Hi Leonie! I booked a 6D/5N masai mara/lake nakuru/amboseli safari. Jocky Tours quoted me $780 for a joining camping safari which includes all park fees, accommodation, transportation, meals, driver and tourist guide. If you are interested, you can also book with them and we'll just meet in nairobi.
Jul 5, 2013 4:39 PM
lydzhki's 5 night safari for $780 is a bit too cheap to be true.
Amboseli - daily park fee $80 x 2
Lake Nakuru - daily park fee $80
Maasai Mara - daily park fee $70 x 2
Leaving $400 for transport, food and accommodation over five full days and one half day (at say $60 per day? Perhaps, if you cut corners - so $330)
Leaving just $70 per per client as a margin for almost a week's work.
This is budget safari travel at its most basic, and I wouldn't recommend it.
Anything less than $200 per person per day, even in a group trip, is likely to be unreliable and poor value for money. It's just too easy to break down and miss a day's park fees - to take one common example.
Jul 9, 2013 11:05 AM
Jul 9, 2013 1:43 PM
5vladmax, there are some very budget trips offered to groups for as little as $200/day or less. It really depends on the route, the parks and reserves visited and how many 24-hour tickets are included, the level of accommodation and meals, and the comfort of the vehicle, as well as the maximum group size. But most worthwhile trips run by reputable operators start from around $250 per person per day.
Jul 10, 2013 9:33 PM
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