Need Kenya advice

Old Jul 26th 2006, 5:46 pm
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Habshi
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I used to live about 50 miles from Nakuru , nine miles from
the Equator and went back last year and really was surprised that
there was no progress . The potholes in the road are terrible .The
shops have been subdivided and are not even painted any more.The
school desks are the same.
One thing not be missed in the Masai Mara even though it costs
$200 for an hour is the hot air balloon flight . It is quiet and
FANTASTIC , to fly over the animals -elephants , girraffes , lions ,
who are not bothered except when the hot air is blown in and they give
you a champagne breakfast when you come down with huge baboons coming
round and begging.
Kenya has got poorer because of the horrendous pop growth ,
from 6m at independence in 1964 to 32m today! The Chinese method is
best -one child by law as parents once freed of the burden of raising
unwanted children, save money like mad , and it can be loaned at low
interest to business.
Kenya with its six or seven children per woman , means that
families cant save anything and everyone gets poorer as the population
explodes. So dont be a morn oder and sponsor children , its the worst
thing you can do , instead sponsor women the same money till the birth
of the third child so most will stop at two and earn a lifelong bounty
to raise the standard of living of their children.
 
Old Jul 26th 2006, 5:54 pm
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Habshi
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Dont get out of the bus to do any shopping in Nairobi or
Mombasa shopping centers , its too dangerous
 
Old Jul 26th 2006, 6:07 pm
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You need people to walk with when you are doing your shopping, We have
maasai markets located in safe malls and safe streets.If you want to
shop around you need a car to shop round the city with.

It is only dangerous if you dont have a tour guide with you.
habshi wrote:
    > Dont get out of the bus to do any shopping in Nairobi or
    > Mombasa shopping centers , its too dangerous
 
Old Jul 26th 2006, 7:41 pm
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Hi Kiran,

They are all very interesting places, one of kind in the whole World, though
not the least, maybe you can skip Amboseili since you can see the same
animals in
Maasai Mara, but Amboseili has more elephants.

If you can, visit all of them, they are worth your time and money. You will
never forget the safari!!

Dont forget your cameras (camcorders, digitals etc.)


Enjoy your Safari
Marsh.

"Kiran" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:240720060835065696%[email protected]...
    > We are traveling to Kenya in 2nd week of September. Allowing one day
    > for the jet lag, we'd have 8 full days there.
    > We have friends in Nairobi and they will help us, but as they too are
    > new there, I would appreciate advice from the ng. Our friends suggest:
    > * Amboseili (elephants): No transportation expense, we'd pay for hotel
    > * Mt. Kenya: No transportation expense, we'd pay for hotel
    > * Nakuru (flamingos): No transportation expense, we'd pay for hotel
    > * Mombasa: We need to pay for the flight and hotel
    > * Masaimara: We have to take a package
    > Which of these are must-see and which can/should be skipped?
    > Related question: Which guide book to Kenya do you find most helpful?
    > Thanks for all advice and comments.
 
Old Jul 28th 2006, 3:29 am
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Hans-Georg Michna
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On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 16:57:00 -0700, Dave Patterson wrote:

    >habshi wrote:

    >> Masai Mara is good , but the jeeps are open topped and there
    >> are no windows so a lion can easily drag you out when you are stopped
    >> which makes it more fun.

    >This is just plain nuts.
    >There are virtually NO open vehicles there. And the
    >idiocy about the lions raises questions about whether
    >this poster is trying to be cute?
    >Or never really been there?

Dave,

I was about to write the same when I saw your post. Habshi
doesn't know what he's writing about.

Hans-Georg

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Old Jul 28th 2006, 3:29 am
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Hans-Georg Michna
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On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 13:35:06 GMT, Kiran wrote:

    >We are traveling to Kenya in 2nd week of September. Allowing one day
    >for the jet lag, we'd have 8 full days there.
    >We have friends in Nairobi and they will help us, but as they too are
    >new there, I would appreciate advice from the ng. Our friends suggest:
    > * Amboseili (elephants): No transportation expense, we'd pay for hotel
    > * Mt. Kenya: No transportation expense, we'd pay for hotel
    > * Nakuru (flamingos): No transportation expense, we'd pay for hotel
    > * Mombasa: We need to pay for the flight and hotel
    > * Masaimara: We have to take a package
    >Which of these are must-see and which can/should be skipped?
    >Related question: Which guide book to Kenya do you find most helpful?

Kiran,

you already got very good advice. I agree that you should visit
only two places in the short time of 8 days.

One more hint: have a look at http://www.michna.com/kenya.htm .
That's a self-drive safari plan, but it contains useful
information about driving times, prices, as well as a check list
on what to bring.

Hans-Georg

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