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1. Posted by Matt70_2 (Budding Member 50 posts) 7y

Hi,

I am trying to plan a trip to Kenya for me and my girlfriend. I would like to do a beach and safari holiday, i can get flights from Manchester to Nairobi for about 800GBP in August.

I need help on the rest, everywhere i look is really expensive and only seems to do full package deals and that is only for the beach side (2500GBP) with safari another 400GBP each for 3 nights , 3300GBP in total.

I was hoping i could do the lot around 2000GBP, that is flights, accomodation, transfers and safari.

If anyone has any ideas on how i can do this let me know, and if 2000GBP for 14 nights for flights, accomodation, transfers and safari is well to low let me know.

Cheers

Matt

2. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

If you're on a budget what I would recommend is that you get your flight to Mombassa and maybe one or two nights accommodation. Things get a lot cheaper once you're on the ground in Kenya.
The hotel you stay in may have links with a tour organiser/safari company which will be a lot cheaper. Be a little wary of using the first safari company you find and don't part with all the money at once.
Tourism is still a little slow in Kenya so you will have a bit of bargaining power.
You should get a three night safari and stay over in Tsavo or Amboseli for about £300 each - I could be wrong on this but I've never had to pay more than than.... ever (and even then maybe I was a little over the top???)
Unless money isn't a concern I wouldn't book anything until I get there and start by doing your homework now on the parks and animals etc which you want to see.
Hope that's of some help.

3. Posted by safari360 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi,
If you arrive from Nairobi - you can do a direct Safari to Maasai Mara or Amboseli. The after the Safari connect to Mombasa for the beach. There alot of affordable options for the Safari and Beach. For US$ 380 pp you can do a 3 days Safari. For the beach it will really depend on the location and quality of accommodation you are looking for.

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Regards

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