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Oct 21st, 2011, 07:47 AM
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Friendlyplanet for Kenya or Gate 1 Travel or Lion World Tours?

Which company is the best bet for Kenya in January or February for 10 days-I am travelleing alone
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Oct 21st, 2011, 12:18 PM
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friendlyplanet.com

sales on travelzoo.com best price points

smartours.com

best reviews BBB.org A+ rated

Lion World have seen good reviews a bit more

porini.com ecocamps super if budget is good

tucantravel.com has some great budget group tours for singles.

Check ripoffreport.com on Gate 1 lots of complaints

They post fake posts here a lot and on the other boards.

Do some searches and Happy Planning!

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Oct 24th, 2011, 06:10 AM
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I found Lion World Tours to be a bit cheaper. Check out my trip report at Http://Ofmyheart.net on the blog page archive April 2011. I am hoping to use LWT again in spring of 2012.
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Oct 24th, 2011, 10:55 AM
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They're all good and reputable.

Depends on the itineraries: how many total days in-country, where visiting (parks/reserves), number of days at each, type of lodging/camps, driving or flying, price.

Many of these routings do try to get in too much in too few days and you spend more time 'in-transit' on some nasty roads, than game viewing.
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Nov 17th, 2011, 09:44 AM
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You can have a pleasant journey with D.K.Grand Safari. I have just compleated with them in Oct'11. wonderful. You can see review of Lindya_s.
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Nov 17th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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Inasmuch as redrobin2 is asking about specific Tour Operators who conduct 'group' tours, best not to toss independent tour outfitters, as DK Grand Safari, into the mix.
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Nov 18th, 2011, 06:31 PM
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A colleague went with Lion World and like it. She was part of a couple, not solo.
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Jul 20th, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Hmmmm, I opened the ripoffreports link and found 3 reports on Gate 1. One was a disgruntled person who was able to go on his trip afterall. Gate 1 could not accomodate he and his travel partner and cancelled their trip. He was able to book with another company in 4 hours. Stuff happens! Better to know before you go.
The other two were from 2008! For Pete's sake! I traveled with Gate 1 to Thailand and it was phenomenal. Things change, folks. Look outside the box if you want good travel you have to work for it.
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