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October 2013 Safari.... Help required

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October 2013 Safari.... Help required

Any help appreciated, I am planning a trip to either Zimbabwe, Kenya or Tanzania in October 2013. I will be travelling with my daughter (15) and girlfirend and would like advice on booking a private safari. This is a surprise trip (organisisng it myself) so any assistance is a plus. Having read some of the forums on this site private safari seems to be for us, very ealry stages so what is best for 14 nights = 7 days safari / 7 days Hotel or a safari mid way, few days chillout / safari / few days chillout. Any recommendations for local safari bookings?

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11. Re: October 2013 Safari.... Help required

Tanzania is generally more expensive than Kenya and safari lodges are generally more expensive than staying on the coast plus you have to pay something like $80 per person per day to go in the parks. Safaris aren't cheap unfortunately - even budget safaris aren't really cheap (and I wouldn't recommend budget safari as a surprise treat for your family!)

Try something like - fly to Nairobi and have one night there, then head to somewhere like Lake Nakuru for two nights (staying at Serena Lake Elementeita) then head to the Mara for 3 or 4 nights (staying at somewhere like Mara Intrepids) then fly to Mombasa and have a week or so on the coast - loads of places to stay on the coast. Then fly back to Nairobi and either fly straight home or have a night in Nairobi.

Put this as a possible itinerary to a few tour operators ans see what kind of prices they come back with. At least this will give you an idea if your budget requirements.

Nairobi
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12. Re: October 2013 Safari.... Help required

Hi, Brian , i guess its not too late to try to help out here. as for the case , my advise is if you can take Kenya only or do Kenya tanzania safari combine , then you can either adjourn with the beach holiday either at Kenya coast or Tanzania Zanzibar.

Tanzania is a little bit expensive as compared to Kenya especially being peak season in both countries , you can expect higher prices , as for Kenya only you can take the below suggestion :

Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu

Day 2: Full day in Samburu

Day 3: Samburu - Sweet waters

Day 4: Sweet waters - Lake Nakuru

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Maasai mara

Day 6: Maasai mara

Day 7: Maasai Mara

Day 8: Maasai mara - Lake Naivasha

Day 9: Lake Naivasha - Amboseli

Day 10: Amboseli

Day 11: Amboseli - Tsavo

Day 12: Tsavo - Mombasa

Day 13: Mombasa

Day 14: Mombasa -

Day 15: Mombasa - Nairobi - by flight - Departure

Kenya - Tanzania combo

Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai mara

Day 2: Full day in Mara

Day 3: Maasai mara - Lake Nakuru

Day: Lake Nakuru - Amboseli

Day 5: Amboseli

Day 6: Amboseli - Arusha - Tarangire

Day 7: Tarangire - Ngorongoro

Day 8: Ngorongoro - Serengeti

Day 9: Serengeti

Day 10: Serengeti - Lake Manyara

Day 11: Lake Manyara- Arusha - Kilimanjaro airport - Fly to Zanzibar or Mombasa

Day 12: Zanzibar or Mombasa

Day 13: Zanzibar or Mombasa

Day 14:Zanzibar or Mombasa

Day 15: Zanzibar or Mombasa - Nairobi - by flight - Departure

All the best.

Heritage of African Jungles

Toronto, Canada
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13. Re: October 2013 Safari.... Help required

Check out for more tour operators they always seem to get the best rates! Get contacts for 3or so and compare prices.

Things to look out for;

What is included - Some people quote cheaply but the list of what is not included is longer than what is included so be cautious.

Payment Clauses - Check the company that will accommodate your cash flow

Quick and comprehensive response - Check companies that give you a comprehensive response and on time.

believe if any meets this...it will be the perfect for your safari.

All the best

Ray

Africa Safari Expert

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18. Re: October 2013 Safari.... Help required

Hello Brian

YOU have got the answer for yourself, if TO you are in contact with does not appear on KATO, Then i suggest you look for TO which is a member on KATO because your safety sometimes is guaranteed with KATO when things appear oppositely during your trip

RECOMMENDED LOCAL TO

Vintage Safaris

Pollmas Tours

Private Safaris

Okoaafrictours

Greathorizontours

Kobo Safaris

Somak Tours

Sunbird Safaris

And many many others i have not mentioned

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