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Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

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Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

We are a couple from India.

I need help to have a good itinerary for 6-7 days from nairobi.

I aim towards ample of game viewing as well as scenic land scapes.

I think Masai mara , Lake nakuru would be good choices

1>Please suggest how many days would be sufficient in each.

2> Can i add Amboseli or Sambaru, which is better

3> Any other destination advised.

4> Which tour operator to contact for reliable cost effective tour.

5> Is getting visa on arrival easy or need to get it done earlier itself.

Thanks

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1. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

For 6/7 days, i recommend Naivasha/Nakuru & the Mara.

Start with Nakuru for 1or2 days & 1D in Naivasha. Rest of days in Mara.

You simply don't have enough time to go anywhere else.

It's 5-6 hrs drive to Mara, so 1 day is completed wasted in travel.

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2. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

I would advice you stay in masai mara three nights, 1 night at naivasha with a visit to hells gate and one night at lake nakuru. on visa, yes. its easy on arrival. on the company, check on friquently asked questions and you will find a good list or check lilac adventures

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3. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

Thanks for your responses.

Is it possible to go to Amboseli from nairobi , have there 1 night , then go for Lake Naivasha - 1 night, lake nakuru - 1 night and then masai mara for 3 nights, depart back to nairobi on 7th day

Please advise reliable tour operators whom i could contact.

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4. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

Yes it is 'possible' but not really close to being ideal since you will spend a lot of time travelling, especially since you have only 1 night at each place, you may find yourself on the road too long compared to the time you have where it matters - on safari!

I'm just about to embark on a similar safari from Nairobi with 1 night Naivasha, 2 nights Kigio (in between Naivasha and Nakuru) and 1 night Nakuru before 6 nights in the Mara region. The way I planned it was just looking at google maps and trying to work out how to spend the least time travelling since we would be driving. OK, Nakuru to the Mara is going to be a slog but at least we are there for a long to make the journey worth it.

Maybe you can just add an extra night in the Mara?

Here's my recommendation for a TO:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g294210-…

Send them an email for an idea on prices: shadrack@glorioussafaris.com. We are using them for the second time this week :-D starting and ending in Nairobi over 15 days.

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5. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

You can start your safari to Amboseli from Nairobi which will take approximately 5hrs to get to Iremito gate.

The road is tarmacked all the way from the airport to the park,only that you will have to drive on a cattle track for more than 15kms to get to the gate off Loitoktok road.

There are many fledgling and locally owned tour firms that offer a state of the art services at reasonable prices.

You can check out these out:

www.lilacadventures.com

www.dallagosafaris.com

www.realafricasafaris.com

All the best in your preparations.

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6. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

2 of those links don't work.....

How long would it take, by road, from Amboseli to Lake Naivasha? 5 hours plus the time from Nairobi to Naivasha?

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7. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

oops...sorry i lost concentration as i posted while watching the highlights of group B euro cup between portugal and the netherlands and am stunned by Ronaldos performance!

The links are:

www.lilacadventures.com

www.dallagotours.com

www.real-africasafaris.com

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8. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

@Leeds, when travelling in a "healthy" vehicle,you should get to Lake Naivasha in 58 minutes.The entire road is a black carpet treatment in other words, its full tarmac!

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9. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

Thanks! 6 hours :-s

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10. Re: Need Kenya itinerary help for 6-7 days in sept last week

Thanks a lot for all the suggestions. I know there would be quiet a lot of travelling , but i was thinking it would be interesting to traverse through and see as we travel.

Also, could you please suggest the best lodges from the below to choose in terms of views and nearness to games:

Amboseli National park: Oltukai lodge, Amboseli sopa lodge,Amboseli Serena lodge.

Lake Naivasha: Lake Naivasha sopa, Lake Naivasha simba Lodge.

Lake Nakuru National park: Sarova lion hill,Lake Nakuru Lodge,

Masai Mara:Mara sopa lodge,Mara simba lodge, sarova mara camp.

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