What is the cheapest Baloon Ride in End September ? USD 450 and all - its very costly for salaried people like us, going with a family of four. Kids has discounts ?
Also please let us know the cheapest ( and proximity wise best ) hotel/lodge/camp in Masai Mara ?
What will be the weather in Masai Mara be like this October? We are from India and have been informed of the forecasts, which predict heavy rains starting from October. As we will be doing our safari in the Mara this Oct beginning, we like to know what the chances are of seeing the Big Five & the Migrating animals and whether rains would play spoilsport. We are also travelling to Serengeti, for your information.
I'm going on a 3-day safari in Masai Mara in Africa and looking to buy a new camera. Suggestions on which may be the most suitable for this trip? Currently, I am leaning toward the Canon SX1 is which has 20x zoom and can get me to 580mm. I like the idea that is less bulky than bringing multiple lenses with an SLR. I am a photo enthusiast, but not a professional photographer. Thoughts?? Thanks in advance!
This past weekend, I had a chance to enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha with the hippos resting close by. Anyone ever had such an opportunity, how was it?
I am doing my coursework on Amboseli National park, and i need to find information about the services they provide.
Are there any education or information centres in Amboseli National park? or nearby? What is the nearest market near Amboseli National park?
Hiya, i would just like to know where abouts the balloon site was? As i'm doing my coursework on Amboseli National Park, i'm finding difficulity finding many services because they are quite minimal. Please email me back when you get this. Thank you.
Has anyone stayed here? - I would be interested to hear what it's like.
Planning to go to Governors Camp for my Honeymoon in
September for 4 nights, but not sure what camp to stay in. There is:
Little Governors Camp
Governors llmoran Camp
As its our honeymoon would like something a bit special. Anyone been and stayed in these camps?
I have been to the Masai several times over the last two years, usually staying at Kicheche camp. We now wish to self drive, can anyone suggest where to camp?... I believe there are public campsites, if so, where? what is the process, where do we book, are they safe etc. We would prefer to stay near to the Marsh area (gov camp) but I am not sure if there are any public campsites there. We are planning to visit Aug, Sept or Oct. We are also going to use Roving rovers (supply old range rover with roof tent) any one used these before?
Thanks for your help and hope someone can shed some light!
We are planning a trip to Masai Mara Game Reserve in late May and early June. As we learnt that from April to June are the rainy seasons in Masai Mara, we would like to know if we visit Masai Mara in late May, will our activities in the Game Reserve be greatly affected? Will we still be able to see most of the animals and the "Big Five"? Will there be flooding in the camp? We are greatly concerned with the weather as we are worried that we will not be able to see the wild life if we visit during the rainy season.
Hope to hear your advice, thanks!
looking to go for 3 nights over the easter weekend.
which one is better? mara or serengeti for easter?
if mara, obviously it is not the migration time so which area of the mara would be a good place to see animals.
have heard serena is good cos its near the river too but are there a lot of animals in that area at this time of the year?
which lodges would be the best to stay in during easter?
looking for 5 rooms for 3 nights. travel by road or flight not decided.
I am going to Kenya for 2 weeks in Feb. I have no idea what I am going to be doing other than I would love to visit a game reserve. Can anyone tell me what Masai Mara is like and how much it costs to go for a few days? Also what is the cheapest way to get to the game park from Nairobi? thanks
Has anyone used them for safaris to the Masai Mara or any other destination in Kenya?
Booking with them for August 2007 and would be interested in any comments.
Anyone been to this camp - what was it like, am going in February and would like some idea of what to expect
Our first visit is for 23rd to 28th oct 2006. We are a couple with 14 year son. Amateur wildlife photographers. planning 4nights at Kicheche mara camp and 1 night at Mara porini camp. Has any member stayed there. I need comments regarding wildlife around those areas and whether we should stay some other place to save on cost for similar experience.
I've been trying to book a couple of rooms at the above lodge for April 2007. I've used email to Serena hotels direct, but without any response. I've checked a few other websites, but of the those have an online booking system, they report the Serena Lodge as full for any date you choose to put in - although the same websites only list prices up to Jan 2007.
Has anyone else tried booking with this Lodge recently, and have they had any better results? Is the Lodge going to be open next year?
Hi, leaving for Africa in 5 1/2 weeks and think I have everything answered. but still a question of how does one 'go' while out on a game drive.
Hi, I am planning to go to the Mara Explorer Lodge in January. Seeing that this is a warm time of the year, does anybody know if has a swimming pool? I am getting contradictory statements from the web. Thanx!
I'm scheduled to go on safari in October 2006. The trip will go to Amboseli, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro,, Olduvai Gorge, and the Serengeti. I'm concerned about the impact about the drought. Will I still see wildlife?
Please tell me what the accomodations were like. I understand that it was refurbished after a fire last year. Did they redo all of the rooms? Thanks for any info.
What is the general oppinion of the two? I've heard that Ambo Lodge is a bit "tired".
Stayed at this wonderful ranch house back in the 80s and would just love to go again and take my husband. Cant seam to find it on line anywhre and I have no idea of the address, i think its in a journal back in the UK and I am not there for a while.
Anyway the ranch had single family holidays I think there was 2 bedrooms and theres a 'guest house' in the garden where Roberta lived. Theres a kidney shaped pool in the grounds. they used to have a poodle called Shelly and a Rottie called Tumbo (Yes I know I can remember the dogs names but not Robertas surname!)
Anyway if you know how to get hold of them please let me know by email on
Many many thanks
I think Roberta had an interest in the Driftwood Beach Club also a wonderful place to stay!
My friend and I are looking at heading to the Mara this summer to see the migration. Does anyone think the end of july or the end of august would be better? Also I heard CC Safari's is a good company... anyone have any advice on them or advice for a different company we should use? We are looking for about a 5-6 day safari in Kenya and I dont mind roughing it if need be.
Thanks so much!
My wife and I will be in Kenya this July. We would like to go on a low cost 3 day camping safari in the Masai Mara. In addition to game viewing we would love visit a Masai village. Can anyone recommend a safari company for us?
Did anyone use Raylenne safaris and stay in either the tents or the Masa Sopa Lodge? We are two teachers, mother and daughter, traveling on a budget and need to maximize our experience in a 4-5 day safari. How rough is the camping?
Are the camps inside or outside the reserve? How likely is it to rain in August and can you be totally rained out? thanks for any help. peace for your journey.
I am planning on visitig Masai Mara in December/January and would like to know whether safaris are arranged through hotels or whether I need to do this myself. How difficult is it to book a safari when I arrive at the hotel - will there be a lot of information available, or should I organise this before arriving. How are safaris organised - if I want to stay for 4 days and go on safaris each day do I book a safari for 4 days or do I just go on 1 day safaris.
Also, what is the best way to get to Victoria Falls from Masai Mara.
Thanks for any information that you can give.
We're planning to visit amboseli & mara reserves for our honeymoon in September.
Can anyone recommend any lodges to stay in on either reserve & advise what the quality of them is like ?
hello travelers, eager to know what are the best lodges in the masai mara for just married, we are planning to stay 4-5 days in safari. No matter the range of price, we will see in order of your suggestions.
Thanks you all, all info is wellcoming.
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I'm going to Kenya thae last 2 weeks in January. Do I need to book a 5 day safari in advance or can I book when I get there. Any suggestions on moderately priced tours. Where can anyone suggest that we stay, is camping a good option? Is Masai Mara the best place to do a safari? What other areas and activities are highly recommended.
alot of questions
thanks for your help
hi, has anyone stayed at keekorok lately (after the fire)?
how is the condition of rooms and lodge in general?