Ol Donyo Wuas is less than Campi ya Kanzi?

Jan 24th, 2009, 01:11 PM
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Ol Donyo Wuas is less than Campi ya Kanzi?

I was looking at camps in that area and saw on ATR's site that Campi ya Kanzi was about $200 more than Ol Donyo Wuas at over $1000 per night.

I figured ODW was high, but thought CyK was an eco-friendly, Maasai run, cultural experience, less expensive camp. Guess I'm wrong.

I wonder if you did none of the horse activities if you could get a discount.
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Jan 24th, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Lynn, Campi ya Kanzi is an expensive luxury camp, but not that expensive. This is the information I got this month (I’m NOT going there).
“Campi ya Kanzi costs $550 per person per day, sharing, plus $100 conservation fee. Add $304 per person for the flight from Nairobi to the camp, one way, (minimum 2 pax).”
It doesn’t say anything about the single supplement.

Here’re the rates of Ol Donyo Wuas:
http://www.oldonyowuas.com/rates.html
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Jan 24th, 2009, 01:55 PM
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FYI, for those interested, CYK doesn't have a single supplement rate.

And no, it's not a cheap, overland-thorn-tree-budget type of experience camp, but it is a well run eco-friendly camp on 280,000 acres that's owned by the Maasai. The lodge is operated and run by an Italian couple.

I've stayed at CYK several times and if you've got any questions, I may be able to help. If I can't, then you can visit their website:

www.maasai.com

Hope you find what you're looking for.

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Jan 24th, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Neither is inexpensive.

My records for ODW is currently showing "rack rates"
- for hi-season, $610/person sharing;
- mid-season at $530/person sharing;
- daily park fees are $80/person.

The single supplement
- in hi-season is $120/day;
- $105/day in mid-season

Closed May and November

Compared to the link Nyamera lists, the rates I show are actually better. Ain't that nice.

As to the ATR rates - rarely find them accurate, unless they're showing the rates they get vs rack direct from the properties. Most agents you can probably do still better.

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Jan 24th, 2009, 02:37 PM
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My guess is that the ATR rate includes room/board, park fee and that $300/flight (one-way).

CYK encourages the private flight, but you can take the scheduled flight to Tsavo (landing at Finch Hatton's) and pay for the road transfer to Chyulu Hills. Drive-time is a bit over 1/hr; not sure whether transfer is priced on a per person or per vehicle basis.
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Jan 24th, 2009, 04:32 PM
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Maybe the private flight was in there. Good point Sandi.

Thanks for the info.
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