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Safari Tour out of Kenya

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Halifax, Canada
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Safari Tour out of Kenya

I am thinking about taking a safari out of Kenya in February, 2014 which has us going to Lake Elmenteita Camp with day trips to Soysambu Reserve. We will also be going to Lake Nakuru for game viewing and the final 3 days will be in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Understanding that no one can predict where the animals will be, do you think we will see the big 5 - Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephants, Leopards and the usual cheetah, hippo, zebra etc. How about giraffes?

Thanks for your comments

nyc
posts: 13,337
1. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

Unlike us humans, the animals do not go on vacation or have timeshares. They roam freely in these game parks. In otherwords, they're there year-round.

Rhinos at Lake Nakuru;

Leopards are noctural but sometimes you luck out to find them during daytime.

The others... you'll see them.

Edited: 7:04 pm, May 11, 2013
Halifax, Canada
posts: 3
2. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

Thank you very much for your quick reply.

Nairobi, Kenya
posts: 12
3. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

Hello

You will always find animals in our national parks. But the leopard is nocturnal. but with luck you will find them

Las Vegas, Nevada
posts: 30
reviews: 3
4. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

Greetings

Despite the fact that no one can predict the whereabouts of wildlife, from my previous experience as a tour guide in Kenya, your driver guide is a great part of the equation for locating wildlife within park regulations. A great driver guide will go above and beyond but within park regulations to enable you see as much wildlife game as practically possible.

Enjoy your safari:)

Halifax, Canada
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5. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

After our 9 day tour out of Kenya, we would like to spend two additional nights in Nairobi. Places we wish to visit are Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum and especially the Village Market. The two hotels that were suggested is Stanley Hotel and Serena Hotel. Both of these are extremely pricey ($250 - $325 per night) with two people in the room. Does anyone have other suggestions that would be more reasonable but central to the sights I listed above?

Thanks

Nairobi, Kenya
posts: 12
6. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

There are many hotels in Nairobi that are not pricey.

Sarova Panafric, Fairview, Nairobi Safari Club.

Enjoy

China
posts: 155
reviews: 3
7. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

Hi,

We will go to Masai Mara in end July for 3 nights to see the great migration. Hope the chance is high. Do we need to stay at a lodge or camp that is close to the Mara river, so that it is easier for us to "catch" the migration? Any suggestion on the accommodation?

Thanks.

Amsterdam, The...
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8. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

Sarova panafric is the cheapest and their accommodation and services are superb...

China
posts: 155
reviews: 3
9. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. Since July is the peak month, do you have any other suggestions? Or, is it really more difficult to see the great migration if we stay just at the border of the Masai Mara park?

Thanks.

nyc
posts: 13,337
10. Re: Safari Tour out of Kenya

Panda -

The migration is everywhere - in the reserve and on the conservancies; for river crossings, some of the best locations are within the reserve. Game are free to move everywhere as there are no fences. However, even if staying on one of the conservancies you'll have the opportunity to head into the reserve to spend a day with lunch to view 'possible' crossing.

Best not to put all emphasis on a crossing only as these are not guraranteed. If you do, you might miss out on some other amazing sightings.