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Does the price include the safaris? What does this consist of? How do you travel from Nairobi to the camp?

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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

over a year ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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).

over a year ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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.

over a year ago
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