We will be in Nairobi 8 for nights. In researching our stay, we are finding loads of safari outfitters, travel agencies, tour operators, glossy brochures, etc....
We've researched lots of camps & lodges.
We've found a lodge we like, (Mara Serena) and plan on booking with them directly on their website for a five night stay in the Masai Mara.
And we'll book directly with a hotel for 3 nights in Nairobi, pre & post safari.
Is there a reason NOT to do that? IOW, is there a need or a reason to book a safari package through a third party?