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Sep 23rd, 2012, 01:46 AM
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How to do a 'local' style holiday in kenya and tanzania?

A few years ago my husband and I went to south africa. I was able to find the camps in kruger where local visitors stay. We stayed in the huts which were great and well within our budget. I am wondering if there are any such camps in tanzania or kenya where we are heading in January please? cheers
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Sep 23rd, 2012, 07:49 AM
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"local visitors stay?"
Meaning South Africans or specific tribal groups?

Local Kenyans and Tanzanians, all ethnicities, do travel but no specific area I can think of, whether type of accommodation (lodges/camps) and even budget. Depends on number of days they have, distance they wish to travel, and how (drive/fly). Bear in mind also that locals pay 'resident' vs 'non-resident' rates that foreign visitors incur.
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Sep 23rd, 2012, 12:02 PM
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I think the OP is referring to rest camps run by SANParks. This is not as common in East Africa.

KWS in Kenya does run some and you can find the rates here http://www.kws.org/export/sites/kws/...anda_Rates.pdf

More info on each banda/guest house can be found here http://www.kws.org/tourism/accommodation/index.html

Atravelynn has a trip report where she stayed at Fishing Lodge in Aberdare NP and Kinna bandas in Meru NP http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...birds-more.cfm

There are also privately run self catering bandas like Kitani bandas at Severin Safari Camp in Tsavo West NP, info: http://www.severinsafaricamp.com/eng.../tents-suites/ rates: http://www.theoutofafricacollection....s_2011_12_.pdf

There are also some lovely farm/ranch stay type places not in national parks but with access to nearby parks or on their own conservancies that are reasonably priced in the Rift Valley/Mt Kenya/Laikipia regions.

I'm less familiar with Tanzania but a quick scan of the TANAPA site seems to indicate they mainly operate campsites.
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Sep 23rd, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Thankyou both. Yes, patty that is exactly what I am looking for. great!
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Sep 24th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Here are a couple of the farms/ranches I was thinking of:

Sandai http://www.africanfootprints.de/en located close to Aberdare NP, Solio and Ol Pejeta reserves.

El Karama http://www.laikipiasafaris.com/html/home.htm in Laikipia on its own conservancy.

Many such properties around the Rift Valley lakes as well which is a popular weekend destination for Nairobi residents.

I saw your other thread that you arrive on Christmas day? You should try to secure your bookings soon!
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Sep 24th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Forgot to add, here's a good resource for accommodation listings http://www.safari-portal.de/Lodging.KE.d.html
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