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Samburu and Masai Mara in August

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This is our initial plan for Kenya in the first week of August -

Amboseli Porini Camp (2N)
Samburu - Larsens Camp or Elephant Bedroom Camp (2N)
Masai Mara - Mara Intrepids, Karen Blixen or perhaps Royal Mara (a bit above budget) (3N)

Our criteria for choosing regions and camps has been Samburu - for contrast of wildlife, particularly gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and grevy zebra. Camp with comfort and wildlife view from camp

Amboseli Porini Camp. Authentic experience, Mt. Kilimanjaro, as well as village visits and walking tours in a conservancy.

Masai Mara - Mara Intrepids (larger camp (30) but better location for migration, river and wildlife views from camp)
Karen Blixen (smaller camp, (22), looks very nice and comfortable, better wildlife in conservancy for walks, night drives etc., river and wildlife views from tent
Royal Mara - the most expensive, small camp (8),lovely tents and camp, good wildlife in conservancy, river and wildlife views

I have had some advice from an African tour operator saying that Samburu was not good for wildlife (he had stayed at Elephant Bedroom) and that it would probably be too early to experience the migration in early August, what do you think? Is it a disadvantage staying in the Mara North Conservancy for viewing the migration?
Also, I have found it difficult finding many reviews for Karen Blixen on the forums, is there a reason for this? We do not like super big camps/lodges. What do you think of my options?

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