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My return to Kenya

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My return to Kenya

Hi All

Im going to Kenya for my second time this March for 3 weeks. Im flying into Nairboi with 2 of my mates. (our ages, 24 and 25)

We are planning on staying there for a week as our base, and doing safaris, enjoying the nightlife..

For the second 2 weeks, I've booked a hotel in Mombasa and we will either fly or get the train to Mombasa from NBI.

I went to the Masai Mara last time. I flew but it was quite pricey for 3 nights stay. I was thinking maybe we could go by road, and get a cheaper lodge. Looking at spending 2/3 nights there. Can anyone suggest a company for me? What did you pay?

Couple of other questions..

I see people advising to take taxis around Nairobi at night time. Considering there will be 3 of us, could we be a little more relaxed about strolling around at night time, or do you think a taxi is still required?

Theres plenty of information on clubs and pubs in Nairobi to be found online but i dont see much talk about the prices. Any idea how much it would cost to get some food, a good feast of beers and entry into a club in Nairobi? What sort of budget would we need?

Thanks

Pretoria, South...
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welcome back!

roads in kenya are very delapitated and not pleasant or fun! so despite the cost its actually more convenient to fly.

pls think along these lines for your trip to mombasa as well.

not advisable to stroll around nairobi after dark - there is no safety in numbers here...get a taxi and get dropped exactly where you want..

prices of drinks varies drastically as to where you go..the average cost of a beer is kshs 120/-

entrance to clubs is between 200/- to 500/-.

again food prices vary too and unfortuantely the more you pay doesnt mean the better the quality...

but for under kshs. 1,000/- you can have a good meal and a few beers.

enjoy!

London, United...
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Hi

Go into "The Oakwood Hotel" on Kimathi Street it's practically next door to a casino and pretty much opposite "The Stanley" Go to the Reception and ask about Fig Tree Camp and Safaris it is all part of madahotels and they will deal with it there or put you on the phone to head office and you can negotiate what you need and yes they do do a safari where you travel to The Mara by road.

Haven't done it yet with them but we will be using them when we are next in kenya as they have always treated us very well

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Dublin
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thanks for the tips guys

All very much appreciated.

Ive sent a couple of emails to the above mentioned safari tour operators.

How much should we be budgetting for a clean nice hotel in Nairobi city center? We are 3 so will require a triple room.

As I said, we have 3 weeks in total. 2 in Mombasa and 1 to travel around a bit. After doing the safari for around 3 days from Nairobi, where could we go or what could we do for the remaining few days before travelling to mombasa for the 2 weeks?

thanks

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Think rushkey might be an advert

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Anglo - think you may be right! Generous use of Kenglish and advice that it is "very safe" to stroll around Nairobi at night...

Reported, for advertising.

MM

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Hi Masaii, you probably know by now my wife is Kenyan and lthough I don't agree fully with rushkey about very safe to walk in Nairobi as it is most of the time if you are walking in the daytime in certain parts of Nairobi which is what I think he meant, however it is safe to walk about some parts of town at night but not after about 10pm. I have walkked "home" from a cinema in city centrwe to the Oakwood Hotel on my 1st trip to Kenya and in Mugoya have been known to walk about at night - though that is where we were living and so knew the area pretty well.

Also for djustoe I forgot about Let's go #Travel based in Nairobi they could organise some good stuff for you too.

Hope that helps

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