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You don't need the pills for Nairobi - but I was told not to go on any tour unless I had taken then (which I hadn't). You can do a tour inside the city which won't require the pills.

I was quoted about 750usd for an overnight camp, return flights on a small plane etc.

Do watch personal secuity though. We had iPhones nicked from taxis in traffic so keep the windows etc shut.
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to be fair millhouse most people have a better phone than me I think if anyone knicked it they'd give it straight back! only a few airmiles to go though before i get an iphone!
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All confirmed now so itinerary is as follows, I land at 7 in the Thursday evening and get taken directly to my hotel. I have to be back to work on the sunday, my flight is 10pm on the sat night gets me in for 4am so it is a fleeting trip, so the tour is as follows, starts with friday morning early pick up;

2 Days 1 Night Maasai Mara (Mara Express) Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara

Pick up from your Nairobi hotel in morning drive to Masai Mara through The Great African Rift Valley and Narok Town.

You will arrive in time for lunch. Check in at Sentrim luxury Tented camp or Sopa Lodge and have lunch. Afternoon game drive through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other members of the Big five plus a visit to Mara river. Later Dinner and overnight at Sentrim luxury Tented camp or Sopa Lodge.



Day 2 : Masai Mara - Nairobi

Early morning game drive return to your lodge for breakfast, after breakfast check out with packed lunch for more game drive till Lunch time,after lunch out of the park then drive to Nairobi arriving around 18:00hrs to 19:00 hrs we drop you at the Airport.


Tour Price Includes:

Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
Transfer from Airport to your Hotel and drop off.
Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
Accommodation in one Single room .
All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an english speaking professional driver/guide.
Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
Exclusive transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio.

Things you need to budget for. The price does not include:

Tips
Laundry
Drinks
Items of a personal nature
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You will need pills for that.
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Ive got the malaria tablets ready, start taking them next week, seeing if I can get a jab for yellow fever whilst im in blighty
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Ive got the malaria tablets ready, start taking them next week, seeing if I can get a jab for yellow fever whilst im in blighty
Over-kill. Yellow fever is not a Kenyan issue.
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Over-kill. Yellow fever is not a Kenyan issue.
It is....

They require to see a vaccination certificate, but only if you're entering Kenya from an affected region.
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Mentalist, really? if i can get it surely its worth me being vacinated just in case? Googled and found this;
Signs and symptoms

Yellow fever begins after an incubation period of three to six days.[9] Most cases only cause a mild infection with fever, headache, chills, back pain, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.[10] In these cases the infection lasts only three to four days. In fifteen percent of cases, however, sufferers enter a second, toxic phase of the disease with recurring fever, this time accompanied by jaundice due to liver damage, as well as abdominal pain. Bleeding in the mouth, the eyes, and the gastrointestinal tract will cause vomitus containing blood (giving the name black vomit).[11] The toxic phase is fatal in approximately 20% of cases, making the overall fatality rate for the disease 3% (15-20%).[12] In severe cases the mortality may exceed 50%.[13]
Surviving the infection causes lifelong immunity[14] and normally there is no permanent organ damage.[15]


it doesn't sound very pleasant at all!
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It is....They require to see a vaccination certificate, but only if you're entering Kenya from an affected region.
Exactly. Where is the affected area? Most likely Tanzania or Congo. Any country would require a certificate from somebody travelling from an infected area, so hardly a Kenyan issue.

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You will love Kenya, Keeeeenya. Truly a super country.

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Exactly. Where is the affected area? Most likely Tanzania or Congo. Any country would require a certificate from somebody travelling from an infected area, so hardly a Kenyan issue.

Yellow Fever is prevalent throughout West, Central and East Africa, Kenya included.
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All confirmed now so itinerary is as follows, I land at 7 in the Thursday evening and get taken directly to my hotel. I have to be back to work on the sunday, my flight is 10pm on the sat night gets me in for 4am so it is a fleeting trip, so the tour is as follows, starts with friday morning early pick up;

2 Days 1 Night Maasai Mara (Mara Express) Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara

Pick up from your Nairobi hotel in morning drive to Masai Mara through The Great African Rift Valley and Narok Town.

You will arrive in time for lunch. Check in at Sentrim luxury Tented camp or Sopa Lodge and have lunch. Afternoon game drive through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other members of the Big five plus a visit to Mara river. Later Dinner and overnight at Sentrim luxury Tented camp or Sopa Lodge.



Day 2 : Masai Mara - Nairobi

Early morning game drive return to your lodge for breakfast, after breakfast check out with packed lunch for more game drive till Lunch time,after lunch out of the park then drive to Nairobi arriving around 18:00hrs to 19:00 hrs we drop you at the Airport.


Tour Price Includes:

Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
Transfer from Airport to your Hotel and drop off.
Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
Accommodation in one Single room .
All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of an english speaking professional driver/guide.
Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
Exclusive transport in a safari tour bus 4 x 4 with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio.

Things you need to budget for. The price does not include:

Tips
Laundry
Drinks
Items of a personal nature
Sounds terrific. I haven't done many organised safari trips but this sounds like you are absolutely maximising your short time. I would suggest that you avoid falling in with this obsession with "the big five" which seems to have mainly developed since South Africa returned as a major tourist destination in the late '90s. There will be giraffe and zebra and antelope and monkeys of various types all around the place. It's easy to get blase about that after a few hours but in fact that is what is really amazing. You may or may not get to see some or all of the big 5 but it's not worth getting hung up about that. Just the proximity to all that amazing wildlife in that spectacular landscape is the real thrill. I'm very jealous: been a long while since I've got to do anything like that.
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Personally I find giraffe and cheetah far more pleasing on the eye than any of the so-called Big five.
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Hello - if I could make a suggestion for whatever its worth. We are also looking to travel to africa or the galapagos next year, and have been looking into what immunizations we will need if we indeed head for africa.

Have you gone to a MD who specializes in immunzations for travellers? It might be a good idea instead of self medicating, as there is a procedure one must follow as to when to start medication or receive injections. As well, as a canadian citizen I will not be allowed back into the country if I have not followed procedures. I would be forced to go into isolation to make sure I was not a carrier of something.

I know it sounds like a pain the arse, but isnt your own health and happiness worth the time and energy.

Just suggesting - in any case have a fabulous trip, and look forward to hearing all about it.....Cheers....
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Personally I find giraffe and cheetah far more pleasing on the eye than any of the so-called Big five.
They are both wonderful animals, but the the sheer power and beauty of the lions, leopards etc.....are just too magnificient for words.....
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