We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

Mumbai (Bombay...
Level Contributor
9 posts
33 reviews
Save Topic
Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

Hey,

Me and my husband are planning a safari trip for 10 days, are masai mara, amboseli, lake nakuru and mt. kilimanjaro good enough to see the big 5 or should we also include Serengeti and increase the no. of days of the trip?

manchester, United...
Level Contributor
1,198 posts
93 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

when are you planning to go?

Mombasa, Kenya
Level Contributor
607 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

To ask "Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?" is like asking if India is good for curry! :)

When are you planning to come? There also might be a small confusion though about Mt Kilimanjaro. The mountain is in Tanzania but the best views are from Amboseli which is in Kenya. If you have 10 days possibly you can add Samburu of Laikipia for a couple of nights. So you will have (not necessarily in this particular order)

2 nights Amboseli

2-3 nights Samburu (or Laikipia)

1 night Nakuru

4 nights Masai Mara or conservancy

Because of the distances involved it is probably a good idea to plan part air transfers. In this combination it is not guaranteed but very likely you will see Big 5. In fact many lucky visitors see them in Mara in one day!

Have fun planning!

Larissa

Tijara Beach Hotel

Mumbai (Bombay...
Level Contributor
9 posts
33 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

august or september

Mumbai (Bombay...
Level Contributor
9 posts
33 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

thanks Larissa

Mombasa, Kenya
Level Contributor
607 posts
Save Reply
5. Re: Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

You are welcome!

In August and September you are bound to witness the Great Migration in Masai Mara - arguably the most amazing experience! If you see river crossings - it is a cherry on the cake! These are rather busy months and many lodges and camps will be full or nearly full by now, so make up your mind and start booking!

Larissa

Tijara Beach Hotel

manchester, United...
Level Contributor
1,198 posts
93 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

Then definitely stick with Kenya.We visited Serengeti in August. It was very dry and animals hard to find. But book early as its peak time in Kenya with prices to match.

7. Re: Is Kenya good enough for a good safari?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 08 April 2014, 06:16