Hi Tripadvisor friends-
My husband and I are taking a safari that starts and ends in Nairobi, returning Dec. 24. We are not flying home until Dec 30, and we're trying to organize these last few days of our trip. I think we have settled on the Rift Valley area, where we will check out some of the lakes (Nakuru and Naivasha) and some prehistoric sites. However, we are concerned about transportation and lodging. My different guidebooks gave me conflicting ideas about how difficult it is to get around and stay in this area. What I'd like to know is this:
1. Can we rely on public transportation to get us from location to location, or, as one guidebook says, will we be waiting for days for a ride? In which case, how difficult/costly is it to arrange a driver for day-trips, or do we need to track down a rental car and or car & driver for the duration? Are taxis available?
2. Lodging-wise, are we relegated to either super-expensive luxury lodges (one I saw was $600/night!) or tents? We love to camp around the US, and I think we could handle camping here, but it's a lot more to be prepared for, requiring quite a bit more weight in my luggage, and I think we'd rather avoid it if possible.
Thanks for any advice you have to offer!