Kenya — crazy roads to excellent safaris

Tsavo West park — photo credits to Anya Kosareva
  • why visit Kenya (at least why I visited it)
  • How much does it cost and how to choose?
  • Where to go?
Masai Mara reserve — photo by me
Lake Naivasha national park— photo credits to Anya Kosareva

Why visit Kenya?

  • it has lots of national parks with Big 5 -the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros
  • it has a raining period and animals migration period and you are fortunate to get at the right time (we were lucky)
  • the country is super huge
  • there is almost nothing to do in Nairobi, and this is the supercriminal city
  • Masai Mara people are living in one of the worst conditions I have ever seen, but they got used to it
  • children at Kenyan school learn English from the 1-st grade but don`t have computers
  • Kilimanjaro is amazing. Love it.
Masai Mara reserve — photo by me

How much does it cost?

  • return air ticket: $667, AirFrance
  • safari tour: $1530 for seven days
  • hotel in Nairobi: $60 per person
  • food/souvenirs/museums: $100
  • air ticket — I believe you can find it for about $500
  • safari: start from $700–800 for seven days (but the quality of lodges will below)
  • cheaper hotel in Nairobi and no taxi
  • less food and souvenirs)

How to choose safari?

  • program for the parks
  • price
  • lodges and their quality
  • usually, it is a transfer from/to the airport (in case your safari is just for the time you visit Kenya)
  • accommodation with food
  • guide with the car
  • tips to the guide are not included, and it is usually no less than $10/per person per day

Where to go?

  • Masai Mara reserve park — where you can have an excellent safari and go to Masai Mara village
  • Lake Nakuru — one of the best parks in the world
  • Amboseli park — OMG, Kilimanjaro
  • Tsavo West park
Tsavo West park — photo credits to Anya Kosareva
Lake Naivasha park and pink flamingo — photo credits to Anya Kosareva
Lake Naivasha park — photo credits to Anya Kosareva
Masai Mara reserve —photo credits to Anya Kosareva
Tsavo West park — photo credits to Anya Kosareva
Photo credits to Anya Kosareva

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Aksena Krykun

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Passionate about IT and startups. Books lover. Made in Ukraine.

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