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Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

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Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

Aloha:

We have been offered three tours of Kenya and can't decide which to choose. Please let us know if you have had any experience with Victoria Safaris, Kenya Budget Holiday, or Buy More Adventures.

Two of these tours go to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, and the third includes Amboseli. Our main goal is to see as many big cats as possible so need advice on the best guide and places to go to satisfy our goal.

Thank you very much for whatever help you can be.

Aloha,

Kauai Swimmer

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1. Re: Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

For cats, the Mara is a must.

Would you be able to post all three itineraries and quotes here? Could advise then

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Thanks for your prompt response, but I am fairly new at using TA so am afraid to post anything that would be a problem. We received another itinerary from Wild Kenya Safaris that looks even better than the other three, and they have great reviews so we may go with them. The travel agent who is handling our Tanzania tour has an office in Africa so she has sent our info to them and will let us know their feedback tomorrow. Hopefully, it will be resolved soon.

Are you an agent or fellow traveler?

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4. Re: Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

You don't say when visiting, for how many total days in Africa, whether this is a private or group tour, or even price of each. Prices are seasonal and some areas better to visit different times of year.

As long as you aren't touting/promoting a partiicular company, no problem indicating what each tour operator (never heard of any of these, but there are hundreds and no one can know all) is offering like:

Option #1, Day 1 = to ?, staying at (lodge/camp); Day 2 - etc.; Day 3 - etc.; means to transport (road or flights), and price $? per person.

Option #2, Day 1, Day 2, etc.

Option #3, etc. etc.

,,, then we can comment.

Cats, best found at the Masai Mara, but in the natural environment there isn't any guarantee, from day-to-day, what game and how much you'll come upon - no two days on safari are exactly the same.

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5. Re: Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

Aloha:

Thanks for your message. I feel uncomfortable giving prices and am primarily interested in the reputations of the companies. The one we like the best is going only to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru since we have been told that those are the best places to see big cats. We will be staying at Rhino Tourist and an un-named budget hotel.. We just require clean sheets and a clean bathroom so this is fine with us. However, if you have any suggestions, please let us know. We have no paid for this tour yet.

We also have a 7-day safari in Tanzania that Eyes of Africa booked for us, and at Aishi Machame Hotel, Bougainvilla Safari Lodge, and Ikoma Bush Camp. This safari is paid in full so we cannot make any changes.

We are going to be in Africa for a month so feel confident that we will have a fabulous trip.

Mahalo and Aloha,

Kauaiswimmer

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6. Re: Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

Hi the Tours or safaris where you can get the cats and many more is the Masai Mara. and lake Nakuru National park where rhinos can be find there. and this safari can be in cheaply or budget way where as in Masai Mara we have Permanent Tented camps, with beds and warm showers and born fire around the night the more adventurous safari also in lake Nakuru the same. In Tanzania we have tents and quest house which be booked early ole res lodges are also more expencive but still can be arranged the way you want.

for examples in lake manyara we have Twiga guest , in Ngorongoro we there are guest,and Tents ,and the serengetti Tents . more ..

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7. Re: Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

Hi,

if you are shy/uncomfortable to send the price,just send me a private message and i will assist you but tour operators are many on trip advisor why not consulting them.feel free to contact them

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8. Re: Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

Cats are only found in Masai Mara , lake Nakuru white Rhino you can see many animals there. Feel free in TA to get helped .

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10. Re: Need help choosing best Kenya Safari company

I agree with 4sadi Maasi mara is the best place to see big cats but it may not be 100% guarantee

You should post you itinerary so people can able to help you choose places which are worth to visit

for company's they are many local company's like us we checked with 4 company's and compared the price. we end up using okoaafricatours and we had fantastic holiday

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