Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Soweto tour guide recommendations?
  2. 2 South Africa Visa question please help!
  3. 3 Timing of Great Migration in Northern Serengeti
  4. 4 Need advise
  5. 5 Trip Report Fes opinion and rates + video
  6. 6 Advice, please: Addo Elephant Park to Cape Town AIrport on Garden Route
  7. 7 Trip Report Keep watching the news and DON'T believe my trip report
  8. 8 6 Nights in Morocco want the desert.
  9. 9 Trip Report Rabat opinion and prices in Rabat + video
  10. 10 Flooding at Ngamba Island
  11. 11 Insect Repellent
  12. 12 Feedback on Victoria Falls visit please
  13. 13 First Attempt South Africa Itinerary - Advice Please
  14. 14 Israel in April - itinerary help
  15. 15 Help Us With Our Trip to Morocco
  16. 16 house exchange
  17. 17 Trip Report TRIP REPORT – 5 fantastic weeks in South Africa, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Mauritius
  18. 18 casablanca airport taxis
  19. 19 Is it Possible to Buy Advance Tickets to the Hassan 2 Mosque?
  20. 20 Trip Report Now is a GREAT time to visit Egypt! (Trip Report)
  21. 21 Marrakech, Demnate, Essaouira on slow
  22. 22 Which Would you Recommend as an Outdoor Day trip from Marrakech?-Imlil or Cascades d'Ouzod
  23. 23 Tiberias with kids
  24. 24 Lion World
  25. 25 East Africa Safari 1st Time- Summer 2016
View next 25 » Back to the top

Help with first trip to Kenya/Tanzania

Jump to last reply

I've used this forum a few times for our trips to Europe, but this time we are venturing into Africa for our very first time. I have read many of the threads/posts, and sent emails to some of the recommended companies, but thought I would ask some questions, and get some feedback.
Background: We are in our early thirties, looking for a 2-3 week trip to Kenya and Tanzania in September 2009. We are interested mainly in the safari aspect, though village/culture and a few days on the beach would be great. Since we normally travel on our own (not with tour groups), we are definitely considering the private tour option. Also, we would rather not do budget camping, but at the same time do not require luxury. As for our budget, we are hoping to not go over $7000 for the trip and air fare. Questions..
1. I know this is subjective- but would we be better off booking a trip that the companies already have available, or having a company customize one for us.
2. What places/safaris should we not miss when we are there? We know the Maasai Mara is somewhere we really want to go. How many different safari areas should we go to while there for 2-3 weeks?
3. Should we go to Zanzibar or Lamu for beach time?
4. With respect to our budget/interests, what companies would one recommend?
Thanks so much!

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement