Kenya safair optionals

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May 23rd, 2004, 06:07 PM
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Kenya safair optionals

Welcome any thoughts on the value of the walking safari offered at Serena Mt Lodge and the bird walk and horseback safari excursion at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Don't know if we will have time for any of the above but I would appreciate hearing from fellow Fodorites as to their experience. Thanks
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May 23rd, 2004, 08:14 PM
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Hi Dick!

We took the walking safari at Serena Mt. Lodge and really enjoyed it - it isnt expensive and was extremely interesting, we learned a lot about plants and habitat (and saw that elephant footprints are very very large.....), although we didnt see many animals (some bushbuck through the trees, and things like cocktail ants). Definitely recommended as a good change from all the sitting in the vehicle. It isnt really very long, either, so you still have lots of time to watch the waterhole.

I think we were on pretty much the same schedule as you when we went. We didnt have time for the horseback safari at Lake Nakuru, arriving there quite late in the day after an en-route game drive, so I am afraid no opinion for you on that one.

Again, have a great trip!

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May 24th, 2004, 04:22 AM
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rsnyder - I agree with Nicole that a walking safari is a nice break from being in a vehicle during game drives. So if you have the opportunity, try it as it's not expensive and you never know what there is to learn and possible see some animals during the walk.

As to horseback riding - if you choose to spend an extra day at Lake Nakuru, this is a nice change, the fee is quite reasonable, about $20/hr person and you go out with a guide. But if you're only doing an overnight, that's a very tight schedule.
 
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May 25th, 2004, 09:05 AM
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Hi Dick:

In Oct 02 we stayed at the Mountain Lodge and I did the nature walk. It was very informative but aside from a few apes & some unique birds, but most of the discussion was on culture & the plantlife.

As I recall it was $15usd per person & was about a 2 hour walk.

And FYI - my traveling companion didn't go on the walk & chose to snooze so she could stay up later to watch the nightime activity at the watering hole, so I took the room key which unfortunately she needed to get out of the room.

So, drop me a note & I can send you my travelogue.

Later,

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