I wonder if you could help me. I am trying to see if the following is possible with a short trip to Nairobi with my wife. I would like to fly into Nairobi and after one night in a hotel, take a safari to Masai Mara (3 days, 2 nights) and then return to Nairobi for two nights before flying home.
I'm thinking of booking nights at the Sankara before and after the safari, and then trying to book the safari through Kenya Incentive Tours and Safaris who have excellent reviews on TA. Can anyone tell me roughly (just a ballpark figure) how much I should be expecting to pay for a 3 days 2 night safari to Masai Mara? Is it sensible (and safe) for me to book these separately by myself and simply take taxis from the airport to the hotel? (Forgive me for the silly question but I have never been to Kenya before so am unsure of how safe it is). Is a five night trip going to give me enough time to enjoy it without too much of a rush (i.e. one night in nairobi on arrival, two nights on safari and two nights before departure?)
Any tips greatly appreciated - expected costs/trustworthy companies/things to think about.