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Cost of taxi hire for half day

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lancashire uk
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Cost of taxi hire for half day

We will be spending a day in Nairobi prior to a safari trip.How much would it be to hire a taxi for half a day our so to visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust,Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum.We will be staying in Westlands.

Nairobi, Kenya
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1. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

minimum could be 70 dollar

Arusha, Tanzania
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6 reviews
2. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

Don't even try in dollars, you will pay too much. Start at 2,500 Kenyan Shillings and tell them for how many hours and where you will go. These guys don't mind being paid to wait, its better than spending fuel. If it is really for 4 hours and you negotiate hard you should not pay more than 4,000 KES ($50).

Nairobi, Kenya
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193 posts
1 review
3. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

Budget between ksh. 3000 to Ksh. 5000, do not pay in dollars use local currency and negotiate using the destinations you wish to travel.

lancashire uk
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24 posts
9 reviews
4. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

Thanks,guys,that gives me a good idea to work on.

Stowmarket, United...
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25 posts
97 reviews
5. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

Mick

We have just asked the same question! Are you going in September by any chance? We could share the taxi!!

Nairobi, Kenya
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6. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

To go to Sheldrick, Giraffe and Museum from Westlands would take more then 1/2 a day. If you were to:

0830 0930 drive to Giraffe

0930 1030 Giraffes

1030 1100 Drive to Elephants

1100 1200 Elephants

1230 1330 Lunch

1330 1400 Drive to Museum

1400 1500 Museum

1500 1600 Drive back to Westlands

For the above, expect to pay around Kshs 5-6000 for the day. It would be best to get the taxi to wait for you, as there are no taxi ranks at most places in Karen.

Bristol, United...
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12 posts
7 reviews
7. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

We spent a day in Nairobi before our safari and visisted the same places- lunch at Tamambo gardens- beautiful!!

picked up from serena at 10- and dropped back at 6- 5,000kes-

excellent driver James i can email his contact address to you if you like?

Stowmarket, United...
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25 posts
97 reviews
8. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

Thank you. Yes please, give me his e-mail. We are in a hotel in Westlands so not sure where Serena is! Think taxi costs in Nairobi are huge - used to Egypt and India!!

Bristol, United...
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1 review
9. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

i already gave you his email?

Stowmarket, United...
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25 posts
97 reviews
10. Re: Cost of taxi hire for half day

No, you did not send his e-mail. Grateful for it please.