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cost of safari ??

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cost of safari ??

we are thinking of going to Diani early September and are looking at doing a (private for 2 people )4 day/ 3 night safari to Tsavo East & West & Amboselli whilst we are there I have emailed a few companies but the quotes vary massively for very similar lodges. Was wondering has anyone done this safari from Diani and how much did you pay ?? Thanks

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I have sent you a PM

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I have been following this post to see what the price is !! And you reply to the person with a private message , i thought trip advisor was to share with all ? Am i wrong on this ???

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I don't think you are wrong HollyMay. I'd be very wary of any private messages that I received unsolicited. There are so many touts on this forum that I wouldn't trust anyone who sent me a PM - particularly if it was offering services. Thorn Tree have recently disabled PMs - and a good thing too IMHO.

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the price am getting is around $840 per person sharing for two people on a private jeep.Whats your quote?

Telford, Shropshire
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Durhamlass is not a tout or company director/owner. The main reason "we" send PM's in response to safari questions is because "we" have our recommended companies and feel it inappropriate to publish recommendations on a forum. Private messages can be deleted without reading if one wishes, in this case, Durhamlass was more than likely passing on the name and details of a safari company she can personally recommend. Once one company is mentioned on a forum, it tends to get overloaded with recommendations, some not so good......

Hope that helps.

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I also have my "recommended companies" but I wouldn't publish them or send them via a PM unless the OP asked me to.......a new person to this forum has no idea if either you or Durhamlass is a tout or company director. Neither do I for that matter.

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Val - I'm neither (Destination Experts are rarely, if ever, company directors or touts and if so, generally declare it e.g. Yankari) and i think a "newbie" can see how many posts people have done, for example, I would trust your judgement as you have 615 posts and 33 reviews - therefore you're not a "troll" or "tout" etc. It's not difficult for someone to check peoples past postings - the PM facility is there, therefore people can use it. There is an option to block.............

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Hi Dinosaurs

Since you want a private safari for 2 it will cost a little more...this is so because, when you are two you will take a whole tour van that carries 8 people by yourself since its private... A budget safari will cost roughly $1200 for the two of you for the 3 nights......minus park entrance fees in Amboseli and Tsavo..

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Min, Val, Durhamlass,

you do not need to be shy about recommending any company you have good service from as long as you don't own, represent or work for it.

The guidelines say:

❝We welcome referrals, recommendations, and critiques from our members, but travelers do not visit the forums to be solicited or "sold to".❞

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Thanks Paul - I always felt a little uncomfortable publicly recommending hence the PMs. Will now recommend on forums.

Min xxx :-)