Jan 30th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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Aloha all you experts.
My future wife and I have recevied a quote foe a trip in the end of Sept. Could you give your feedback about price and stays below is the trip..We live in Hawaii so going to the beach is not really important, but future wife wants to see hippos

Mahalo for all your feedback

Sep 19
Arrive Nairobi JKIA airport ex KL565 at 1920 hrs (flight booked by Born
Free) + transfer to Norfolk Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Sep 20 + 21 + 22 + 23
Transfer to Nairobi Wilson airport for Air Kenya Sked flight to Mara
dep 1000 hrs arr 1045 hrs ( inclusive of
airport tax) + transfer by Camp vehicle to Richards Camp for four nights
full board + shared game drives in Camp vehicle

Sep 24
Transfer by Camp vehicle to Mara airstrip for Air Kenya Sked flight to
Nairobi dep 1100 hrs arr 1215 hrs (flight booked +
transfer to Norfolk Hotel + overnight bed and breakfast basis

Sep 25 + 26 + 27 + 28
Transfer by Pollman's to Nairobi JKIA airport for Precision Sked flight
to Zanzibar dep 0950 hrs arr 1120 hrs (inclusive
of airport tax) + met by Fisherman Tours + lunch in Stone Town + pm
transfer to Zanzibar airport for Coastal Sked flight to Selous dep 1400
hrs arr 1515 hrs (inclusive of airport tax) +
transfer by Camp vehicle to Sand Rivers Camp for four nights full board
+ shared activities - game drives + walking safari + boat rides on
Rufiji River

Sep 29
Morning activity + lunch at the camp + transfer by Camp vehicle to
Selous airstrip for Coastal Sked flight to Dar dep 1515 hrs arr 1640 hrs
(inclusive of airport tax) + connect Precision
Sked flight to Nairobi dep 1800 hrs arr 2030 hrs ( inclusive of airport and via Jro) + connect International
departure flight + end of our services

Cost -
$6425.00 per person x 2 sharing 1 double accommodation

Cost includes transfers + shared activities in Selous + shared game
drives in Mara + accommodation + meals + flights as specified in the
itinerary + park fees + government taxes + Flying Doctor Membership

Cost excludes International flights + visas + airport taxes + travel /
medical / baggage insurance + tips to driver guide + tips to transfers
guides + tips to hotel/lodge/camp staff + drinks / laundry (unless
specified) + telephone + any other items of personal nature

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Jan 30th, 2006, 04:50 PM
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We are going to East Africa (Kenya) for the first time in August. So I am no expert. But I can tell you the quotes really varied on the trip we decided on.

Hence, I suggest you try several operators for competitive quotes. If you want someone US based I suggest Sandi with African Serendipty (she posts often to this message board) Her prices were very reasonable.

We went with Southern Cross out of Mombasa. Benjamin Murwayi was our contact. They were the least expensive and seemed to have clout with the places we wanted to stay.

You might have your best luck with Serah at Eastern and Southern out of Nairobi.

I suggest you search some more on this site because there are other operators who may be better because of your Zanzibar portion.

Hopefully you will get some better advice from Fodorites who have actually been there.



P.S. We own a condo at Vista Waikoloa on the Big Island. See www.vistawaikoloa.com
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Jan 30th, 2006, 10:58 PM
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Hi cln2day

The cost seems really high to me - though i don't know much about prices.
a quick look at www reveals:

Selous is 465$ pp pn

Contact Richard's (if this is your choice) http://www.richardscamp.com/index.htm
ask for rates
e.g. accommodation for both of you is 370$ quoted by http://www.kenya.za.net/Exclusive_Sa...ara-kenya.html
u may get even better rates direct !

@ a flying safari means the camp takes care of your game-drives as well - what do u need an agent for ?

@@ The flights can b arranged by your agent together with international
(Zanz city tour ? it's peanuts...)

u must have an agent - contact Sandi as previousely been suggested

good luck
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