Before taking  Safari in Kenya, put in mind the wonderful experience you will have. You need to think about whether you want comfort or grittier experience, and whether you want the convenience of having it pre-booked as part of a package holiday, or the independence of picking and choosing online, or booking once you are in Kenya. Remember that all National parks and Game reserves can be visited privately, allowing your own itinerary. If you have the time, this is a good alternative to an organized trip.

We have different types of Kenya Safaris. Air safari is one of them. Using domestic flights to get around, will add significantly to the cost and comfort of your trip and give you spectacular views, but much less intimate contact with Kenya. A week long air safari will  cost around $500- 800 per day per person, assuming 4 schedule flights and 3 different camps or lodges, but that will depend on the quality of your accommodation.

On the road safari, gives you the opportunity to see much of the landscape or communities through which you are passing, though this will depend on the route you take, the quality of your vehicle and the level of engagement of your guide, and thus the cost of the trip. Most Kenya road safaris take you using minibus with pop-top roofs for photography, from one lodge or camp to another, staying two or three nights at each lodge. Masai Mara the most famous route.

Make sure you have a window seat and ask about the number of passengers and whether the vehicle is shared by several operators or is for your group only.  A week’s safari by road, staying at lodges or tented camps, will cost in the range of $300 – 700 per day per person, assuming at least 5 or 6 clients.

The alternative to a standard lodge safari is a camping safari, again usually in a minibus, where the crews pitch your tents each day. With this kind of trip you have to be prepared for a degree of discomfort along with the self- sufficiency: insects can occasionally be a menace; you may not get a shower every night; the food won’t be so lavish; and the beer not so cold. The price should be in the range of $150 – 250 per day per person, depending on the itinerary.

It is common on camping safaris to spend the hot middle of the day at the campsite. Some of these are shady and pleasant, but that’s not always the case and, where there are nearby lodges with swimming pools, cold beer and other amenities, it is worth you want to go on an early game drive, or spend the whole morning out, do not be afraid to suggest to the tour guide that you skip breakfast or take sandwiches. Too often, the itinerary is a product of what tour operators think customers want constrained by the driver’s allowance.

The most expensive camping safari come very indeed: you can easily expect to pay $600 – 1000 per day per person .But you will be guided by an expert guide and usually you looked after superbly, with top – quality tents ready for your arrival at your fly-camp every evening good meals, cold meals, cold drinks and informed conversation.


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