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First time trip to Kenya

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First time trip to Kenya


I am taking a first time trip to Kenya this summer for about two weeks. I'd love to hear about your favorite attractions as well as anything to stay away from. I think that for 4-5 of the days,we may go to mombasa-- I see that flying down there is better than driving. Do you agree that is a good length of time?

I'm interested in seeing the culture, history, and wildlife in Kenya. I'm also interested in taking a safari for maybe one night ( but preferably one that I can sleep in a lodge.) Any suggested companies? Thank you! I look forward to hearing about your great experiences.

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Gee go all the way to Kenya and only 1 night on safari? Then spend all that time at the beach?

If you want to see some things around Nairobi it only takes a day and a half tops. Skip any ideas of theater as the U.S. has way more and better. Kenya is about the animals and people. At your time of year, if options and money are limited, drive north to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki about 4 hours north and stay at Sweetwaters Tented Camp which is more like tenting in a Hilton. It has a watering hole and every sort of animal you can imagine. And/Or go up to Mt. Kenya to the Serena Mt. Lodge about 2.5 hours north of Nairobi, where the watering hole attracts night viewings from your balcony. Between the two you will see most of the different large and small animals. Then if you must... you have plenty of time for the coast.

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And please don't forget that Lakipia is good for seeing both white and black rhinos as well as African wild dogs. There are is also plenty of other wildlife and birds there.

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I am also going to Kenya soon (Oct) and live in CT! Staying at giraffe manor one night and in the Masai Mara for 5 days. Am looking for packing tips ...

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Can I ask what kinds of meals are served at Giraffe Manor?

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