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Masai Mara Camping Safari

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Masai Mara Camping Safari

I will be in Nairobi for a few days in October and would like to go on a 2 to 3 day Camping Safari to the Masai Mara.

There seem to be lots of travel companies and prices are highly variable, does anyone have any recommendations?

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Hi

Not sure if this suggestion is to late but here goes.I just returned from 6 weeks in Africa and 2 weeks of it was traveling with Beaverline Safaris out of Nairobi. Our Guide was Joseph Gikunju. This guide was at the top of his game, as we say in the USA. I have been with many guides and none was better. This was a true camping safari with tents etc. Boxon, the cook, was fantastic. I can't get started on Africa or I won't shut up. Please try and stay for at least 3-4 days.

info@beaverlinesafaris.com ask for Joyce. Enjoy

Carole

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3 night’s trip to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru

I have gone on the 3 night’s trip to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru with African Home Advenutres in August 2009. The experience was very good overall and I wanted to send my thanks to Nickson and Odis who worked hard to make it as pleasant as possible. The staff were quite professional and as a single female traveller it was important for me to feel safe and be given my space. The trip cost around $510 dollars (for a single traveller) plus tips of about $5 a day.

The booking process was good, but when I arrived at the camp in Masai Mara it turned out they didn't have a tent for me as it was overbooked. The said I should stay with 2 guys who were also in my group and we had to explain that this was not going to work. I have been given a very basic tent with no facilities for 1 of the 2 nights there and I was not offered any discount in the price for not receiving the accommodation I was promised. Needless to say I wasn't happy about that. The 2nd night accommodation was much better - a comfy tent with bathroom and electricity called Mount Kenya. The staff at the camp were helpful. The driver who brought us from Nairobi was also our guide for the time in Masai Mara and was very nice and accommodating to our needs.

Lake Nakuru was nice too, but I would have preferred to go to Lake Bogoria, as it had both the flamingos and hot springs which were amazing. Plus you got to cross the equator and take photos there! I arranged for the trip to Lake Bogoria to be organised later. The hotel we stayed not far from Lake Nakuru was of low standard. Windows facing the restaurant courtyard and you couldn't keep the window open as the smells and noises from the kitchen would disturb you till late at night. But it was nice to have a proper toilet again!

Generally I would recommend the company but only if they stop overbooking tents in the camps.

The Masai Mara was heaven on earth - so peaceful and it gives you an incredible sense of belonging. You never get tired of the drives and they go out at various times of the day so that you get a different light for the photos.

I would rate the experience as 10/10, a trip of a lifetime, but the company only 6/10 because of the overbooking and the low quality of hotel near Nakuru.

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