Does the price include the safaris? What does this consist of? How do you travel from Nairobi to the camp?
Hi, i opted for a tour operator who took us from airport. But i think u may contact fig tree camp and they would surely help u. Enjoy ur vacation
Hi, would just add that it might be worth you liaising with the driver to plan your trip - they have a wealth of knowledge and can secure some excellent hotel rates for you. We spent 3 days and 2 nights at this Lodge, which was enough time. The rest of our time was spent in Nakuru and then on the coast. I'm not sure I could have stayed for more than a day or two longer without getting bored. If you can, I would recommend hiring a driver and travelling around (although for the cost you'd probably want to get an internal flight - we used Kenya Airways who are good and reputable).
Hi, you can book transfers and safari tours from the camps using their trucks, but it's a LOT more expensive and you don't get the same freedom as you have with a vehicle and driver you hire yourself.
We had a driver/tour guide arranged for us via our Kenyan family. He was utterly amazing, degree educated and had fantastic knowledge of the park. We had a different guide in Nakuru and he was equally as good. I think both guides cover both parks.
I'd highly recommend doing this, rather than arranging via the lodge. The driver/guide come with their own safari vehicle with a pop-top and will collect you from the airport / your hotel and drop you wherever you like. You pay the driver, plus his board and lodging (very inexpensive) at the lodge. I can't remember precisely how much we paid, but I was surprised at how cheap it was (about 1/3 of the Lodge's cost, from memory). The details of the guides we used are:
Dennis Sasati (Africa our Treasure) - It won't let me post contact details, but try dsasati yahoo or sasatidennis gmail, both with worldwide ending.
Peter Ndungu (Start with One Missions and Safaris) has a website called startwithonoekenya and you can also try pnmathesh yahoo.
Both are known to the family and completely trustworthy (Peter has been the family's driver since my sister-in-law was a little girl).
Hope this helps.
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