Having been back now for a little over 4 weeks, I thought it was a good atime to plan our next trip! This time we'll just be doing safari and haven't decided on either Feb or July next year.
The basic outline so far is we fly in and out of Nairobi from the UK for 2 nights Samburu, 2 nights Nakuru and 3 nights Masai Mara.
The biggest headache we have at the mo is deciding which lodge/camp to stay at in the Mara. its amazing the number of them here, I wonder if there's enough room for the animals!
If you could give feedback on the below it would much appreciated and a great help:
1) Should we miss out Samburu and perhaps stay longer in the Mara or visit elsewhere? I appreciate this is a wonderful NP but I'm just concerned its a little ouf of the way in relation to the others.
2) Can you please recommend or name some lodges that offer bush walks and night safaris in these locations? Even though we're not adverse to luxury lodges (!), I think the likes of Porini camps may be a tad beyond our reach despite the experince being second-to-none - is there any where else mid-range-ish.
3) I believe Feb and July are both peak times though July is migration time - will there be a big difference between the 2? Plane tickets are roughly the same.
We could just stay at Sarova lodges throughout but having stayed at places like Galdessa and Voyager Ziwani, I thought perhaps something more in the wild would be better :)
Thanks in advance,