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Old Aug 27th 2002, 11:27 pm
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My husband and I are planning a trip to Kenya in October, we would like to do as much of the planning as possible ourselves. We are both quite unknowledgeable about the area, but are really keen to make the most of it. We would like to spend about 1 week on safari, other than that are open to ideas or suggestions.

Any info or experiences you can share ould be really gratefully received.

Thanks in advance
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Old Aug 28th 2002, 4:19 am
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In message <[email protected]> FOX
<[email protected]> wrote:

    > My husband and I are planning a trip to Kenya in October, we would like to do as
    > much of the planning as possible ourselves. We are both quite unknowledgeable
    > about the area, but are really keen to make the most of
    > it. We would like to spend about 1 week on safari, other than that are open to
    > ideas or suggestions.

A week is very short for safari. However, if you are sure, don't go on one of these
six days, six parks deals. The wildebeest will be in the Mara, so have two,
preferably three nights there, staying in a lodge towards the north of the park. For
contrast, I'd always recommend Samburu/Buffalo Springs, also 2/3 nights. Choose to
have the other night or two according to your interests. Many people would choose one
of the Night Lodges in the Highlands. If you're interested in birding, try Lake
Naivasha or Lake Baringo.

If you visit too many places in a short time, you'll spend most of your trip
travelling rather than seeing the animals. Some people I met this summer were on
horrendous itineraries: I don't think they had more than two hours game-viewing in
any one park, but had very long journeys between stops.

If you can manage more than a week on safari, I'm sure you'll be glad you did.

If you want to do something other than safari, you'll need to give some clues about
your interests.

Loads of experiences on my website: nothing to sell!

Liz


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Old Aug 28th 2002, 10:48 am
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Read about our experiences in Kenya at www3.sympatico.ca/pandjgower Enjoy

FOX wrote:

    > My husband and I are planning a trip to Kenya in October, we would like to do as
    > much of the planning as possible ourselves. We are both quite unknowledgeable
    > about the area, but are really keen to make the most of
    > it. We would like to spend about 1 week on safari, other than that are open to
    > ideas or suggestions.
    > Any info or experiences you can share ould be really gratefully received.
    > Thanks in advance Sarah
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Old Aug 28th 2002, 9:28 pm
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Whenever Liz answers such questions, I have nothing to add.

Just wanted to confirm and reinforce.

OK, I'll add my travel plan web site -
http://www.michna.com/kenya.htm. The
plan is for a self-drive safari, but it contains lots of generally useful information
such as a checklist for what to take with you.

Hans-Georg

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