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Traveling with teens to Kenya Maasai Mara . Suggestions?

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Traveling with teens to Kenya Maasai Mara . Suggestions?

We are a family of 4 looking to travel 3rd week of july to Maasai mara for 10 days;

Could you suggest an intinerary for a safari & recommend a good safari tour?

Is it safe to travel with family?

Is this time of the year good time to visit ?

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3. Re: Traveling with teens to Kenya Maasai Mara . Suggestions?

The first itinerary above is trying to do/see too much with insufficient time at some. In the Mara, after driving 5+/hrs (some not on the best roads) from Nairobi, you have only 1/full day here and during migration should allow for more. And, at the end, to Amboseli, long drive to get there and barely enough time to enjoy, before you return to Nairobi.

The 2nd itinerary starts off with a long 5-6/hr drive North to Samburu, then south about 4/hrs,to Sweetwaters,, 3/hrs west to Nakuru and then 5/hrs to the Mara (again not on the best road), before a 5/hr drive back to Nairobi.

You might want to consider some internal flights.

Get a good guidebook and do contact a few (5-6) tour outfitters so you get a feel of what they recommend - where to visit, # of days at each, staying at lodge/camp, means of transport - and overall cost to meet your budget.

Also take into consideration of age of children and what type of travelers they are. If under 16/yrs some properties do discount rates, often to age 12, some older... be sure to ask.

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