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Is this Itenary sensible and doable?

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Is this Itenary sensible and doable?

We are planning a 11 days safari & our agent has proposed the attached itenary. We will be travelling privately in a mini van. Would appreciate suggestions on the route and places to stay

DAY 1 THU 06 JUN 2013 Nairobi Intercontinental

DAY 2 FRI 07 JUN 2013 Masai Mara Serena Lodge

DAY 3 SAT 08 JUN 2013 Masai Mara Serena Lodge

DAY 4 SUN 09 JUN 2013 Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Camp

DAY 5 MON 10 JUN 2013 Ol Pajeta ranch House

DAY 6 TUE 11 JUN 2013 Samburu Ashnil

DAY 7 WED 12 JUN 2013 Samburu Ashnil

DAY 8 THU 13 JUN 2013 Nanyuki Mt Kenya Safari Club

DAY 9 FRI 14 JUN 2013 Nairobi Intercontinental

DAY 10 SAT 15 JUN 2013 Amboselia Serena Lodge

DAY 11 SUN 16 JUN 2013 Amboseli Serena Lodge

DAY 11 MON 17 JUN 2013 Return flight via Nairobi

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11. Re: Is this Itenary sensible and doable?

the thing with Aberderes is that IIRC.. there are only 2-3 lodging options.. we stayed at the Ark for one night.. it was OK.. the staff very nice and all.. but no heat and we hit a cloudy night, so we didn't see much at night at all... and what we saw during the day, you will most likely see in Maasai mara and Samburu

personally, I would skip and spend more time somewhere else

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12. Re: Is this Itenary sensible and doable?

Simply too much driving. Even though you've allowed 2/nts most places, you won't arrive at any of the next stops till after lunch, be hot and tired and hope whatever is left from lunch is edible.

You also have two elephant parks in there, Amboseli and Samburu, where I'd select one. And the MKSC isn't much, but a place to stop and unless staying in one of the riverside cottages, just another hotel room.

And, I sure wouldn't do the Mara first, but leave to the end with at minimum 3/nts.

Day 1 - Arv. NBO

Day 2 - Drive (3/hrs) to Mt. Kenya - Serena

Day 3 - Drive (3/hrs) to Samburu

Day 4 - Samburu

Day 5 - Drive (3/hrs) to Ol Pejeta

Day 6 - Ol Pejeta

Day 7 - Drive (3/hrs) to Lake Nakuru

Day 8 - Drive (5-6/hrs) to Mara

Days 9 & 10 - Mara

Day 11 - Drive (5-6/hrs) to NBO

... if you do have an additional day, options: 1) from Nakuru 1/hr south to Naivasha ( a nice break for walks, visit Hell's Gate ), then onto the Mara. Or 2) add 4th nt to the Mara.

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13. Re: Is this Itenary sensible and doable?

Only comments ARE:

Day 2 - why would anyone want to stop o/m at MKSC?

Day 7 - 3 hours from Ol P to Nakuru, is ambitious to say the least!


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