Kenya and Tanzania Safari - need help to plan

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Dec 30th, 2008, 04:35 AM
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>>Also, considering that the migration is over in Kenya by the time we visit (end Jan), I am finding the peak rates of 1300 USD per person a little too expensive. <<

Pawan -

I believe you meant to say "the migration is over in Tanzania?" Yes?

As to the price for the itinerary you show, which appears to be private, but you don't show which lodging (tented camps or lodges or camping), the USD$1300/person for 7/days averages $200/day/person.

This price of $200, less daily park fees (ranging from between $40-60/day) leaving about $150 should include: airport meet/greet, transfers, use of guide/vehicle (incl petrol), room/tent, 3/meals, game drives, taxes.

If looking for a lower price you might have to consider a group trip, sharing at least the guide/vehicle costs with other participants; or maybe a camping safari though doubt you'd get that for less.

Discuss with your operator for options then.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 05:04 AM
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Pawan,

why do you need to over night in Nairobi? That wastes a day of your already hectic trip. If you take the Emirates then you will arrive late and need to overnight. With Air India, you know how that goes.......

But, I do believe that the Kenya Airways flight put you into Nairobi early AM. It's really not a bad flight at all.....
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Jan 1st, 2009, 09:17 PM
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What i wud really like to know is dat given that the cost of the package is the same for Jn 2009 and July 2009, when is a better time to go to Kenya - January or July?
We have dropped the idea of combining our Kenya and Tanzania trips and would be going to Kenya only.
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Jan 2nd, 2009, 12:46 AM
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Since the wildebeest and zebra migration usually starts entering the Maasai Mara in July, I'd pick July.
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Jan 5th, 2009, 11:07 PM
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Thx for the advice. July 2009, we will visit Kenya. And thx for all the help with the itinerary. One of our friends is going this Jan with his wife and is grateful for the suggestions as none of the travel agents in our town have done any bookings for a safari yet.
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Jan 6th, 2009, 08:33 AM
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Pawan

try to make it as late as possible in July !!
in many cases mid July is just the beginning of the migration waves in Mara
(& during the last years there's some time change in such phenomena;
plus there's sometimes some active involvement of the Tz vs. Ke authorities burning the grass on to keep the wildies on their side))

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Jan 8th, 2009, 01:19 AM
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Hello Pawan,

You have made the best choice in visiting Kenya since its one of the leading country in Africa with tourism of all kind.

What I would suggest for you is to visit Kenya in the month of August since the wildebeests migration is fully on and at this time you will have a chance of seeing the Big 5 that is (Lion,Rhino,Elephants and even the big cat which is the leopard)in Mara.

During this time you can have an opportunity of having a balloon ride where you will enjoy viewing the wildebeests migration and other wild animals at a high level.

I am also going back in Kenya the same month and I was there last year during the month of August.My safari was fantastic.



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Jan 8th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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"none of the travel agents in our town have done any bookings for a safari yet."

Especially if that is the case, I'd choose an agent that deals regularly with Africa. They'll be better positioned to help you with decisions if there are any problems or changes needed.

I'm sure you can find one in your area. Otherwise there are some in the US, UK, or in Africa.

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