Best-Priced Kenya (Shared Road Safari)

7 days

Best-Priced Kenya (Shared Road Safari)

Highlights

  • Excellent value-for-money safari
  • Visit 3 beautiful Kenyan national parks
  • Spot the Big 5
  • See Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli
  • Guaranteed window seat & pop-up roof
  • Professional driver-guide
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Overview

This tour forms part of our Scheduled & Overland tour collection.

Uncover the beauty of Kenya's game parks, lakes and mountains on this 7-day classic safari.
Travel to the three most beautiful regions in Kenya while staying in romantic and classic safari camps. Discover the open plains of the Masai Mara, which are great for year-round game viewing and popular for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.

Explore the shores of Lake Nakuru - home to buffalo and hippo - before visiting Amboseli to explore its network of swamps and wetlands in search of the Big 5 and other wildlife.

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 7 Days

Accommodations Visited

Kenya, Nairobi

Safari Park Hotel

1 Night
Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

1 Night
Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

2 Nights
An affordable and popular choice to tick off all the major wildlife highlights of Kenya, although we recommend upgrading to a private vehicle to enhance your comfort and experience.
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Day 1: Explore Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya
Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Explore Nairobi | 1 Night

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Nairobi, Kenya

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are transferred to the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi where you spend the night. Depending on your flight arrival time, the remainder of the day can be spent relaxing or exploring the bustling city of Nairobi.

Day 2: Game driving in the Masai Mara | 2 Nights

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Masai Mara, Kenya

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment, keeping a lookout for the charming chapel built at its foot. Pass the impressive Longonot Earth Satellite Station as you head across the valley to Narok, before travelling across acres of wheat and barley fields.

You reach the picturesque Masai Mara National Reserve in time for lunch. Following a welcome post-lunch siesta, set off on an exciting afternoon game drive, returning to the Mara Sopa Lodge as the sun sets.

Day 3: Spot Big Game in the Masai Mara

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Head off on an early morning game drive in the Masai Mara. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit, you may experience the thrill of seeing thousands upon thousands of wildebeest migrating across these green plains. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before setting out on an afternoon game drive. Experience a guided walking safari or simply relax beside the pool.

A highly recommended way to experience the Masai Mara is on a dawn hot-air balloon safari that culminates with a champagne breakfast in the bush after landing. In the evening, savour a delicious barbecue while enjoying an African-themed night.

Day 4: See flamingos at Lake Nakuru | 1 Night

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Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you travel across the 'bread basket' of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley cover the landscape. Continue north as you make your way to Narok.

Travel across the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle, as you head up the Mau Escarpment to Lake Nakuru. Once in the park, you enjoy an exciting game drive to spot rhino, lion, and buffalo en route to Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Day 5: Game-spotting in Amboseli | 2 Nights

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Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Leave Lake Nakuru behind and continue your journey to Amboseli, stopping along the way for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. Pass through Nairobi and the town of Emali before arriving at Amboseli Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy another game drive in Amboseli National Park, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Day 6: Explore the Amboseli National Park

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Explore Amboseli on morning and afternoon game drives, and guided walking safaris. Lunch will be a delicious picnic at a safe site while out on your drive. Learn more about the Maasai culture and traditions at the in-house culture centre or head out on a memorable visit to a nearby Maasai village.

Day 7: Day of departure

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Following an early morning game drive and delicious breakfast, catch your last clear early morning view of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you leave Amboseli behind. Stop at the town of Namanga where you can browse the colourful markets for souvenirs. Travel across the beautiful Athi Plains before arriving back in Kenya's bustling capital city of Nairobi.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on shared basis
  • Meet and greet services
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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Dates Price
2018-11-01 — 2018-12-15 $1,935
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice Single supplements may apply Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Best-Priced Kenya (Shared Road Safari)
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Tim Bostic

Had a great trip. You and your team did a fantastic job of arranging everything. The whole trip was extrtaordinary and went off without a single glitch. Accomadations were exceptional, nicest places I think I've ever stayed. Pollmans was great. Exel lent operation from start to end. Those few photos I've posted are just a taste for our eager friends. I have some truly amazing shots I haven't put up yet. So many photos to organize. Thank you for all youv done. I will post feedback once the jetlag wears off. Thanks again. Tim Bostic
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Gulsun Akanayigit

Hi Emma, Thank you! I had a fabulous time. I doubt that my first Safari will be my last. All travel arrangements worked like a charm. Airport pick-ups/transfers were all seamless. Drivers were courteous, friendly and made me feel safe and t aken care of. Since Nairobi is a bit scary, I thought that was really important. In Nairobi, I kissed a giraffe (many times) and had difficulty in holding back my tears at Karen Blixen museum. Both Safari Park and Panafric Hotels were clean, nice accommodations and exceeded my expectations. Of course, Safaris and game drives were the highlights. We saw lots and lots of animals and witnessed interesting interactions among them. All of the reserves and parks we visited were absolutely gorgeous, fairy-tale like places with a pinch of national geographic / discovery channel feeling. Sopa lodges were also wonderful. I don’t have one single complaint about the rooms, grounds or meals about any of the Sopas. They all had something unique to offer such as the view of Masai Mara from Sopa Mara, grazing animals in close proximity to Nakuru Sopa (one morning we had breakfast at the restaurant watching 17 giraffes also having breakfast) and Kilimanjaro from Amboseli Sopa. Our guide was terrific with spotting animals and providing information. He was also very funny and friendly, and the group followed his cue: we got along fine and had lots of laughs together. I think my biggest complaint is about the vehicles. Safari vehicle was fine in terms of providing a window seat for everyone for game viewing, but I was sitting at the passenger seat next to the driver and its seat belt was broken! I had to go to Masai Mara from Nairobi (it is a very long drive) without a seat belt and if you know the road conditions and the way people drive there, you know that it was a dangerous situation to be in. Our guide was able to fix the problem overnight at Masai Mara, so I had that issue for one day only. The vehicle we used in Nairobi for the K.B museum/Giraffe Center tour was also very old and uncomfortable. In fact, another Pollman vehicle broken down at Karen Blixen museum and my guide and I had to take those clients into our own vehicle. One other annoyance I feel I should mention is the constant flirting of our guide with me. He made me a little uncomfortable as it already is difficult to be a solo female on a trip like this. He never gave up his efforts despite the fact that I never encouraged him and tried to make sure he understood that I wasn’t interested. Yet, it was clear that he was harmless and a gentle soul, and perhaps he felt he had to try out of national pride or something, I am not sure, but I didn’t let it become more than a slight annoyance. He was such a good guide that I ended up tipping him more than the recommended amount. I would have tipped even more if he hadn’t behaved inappropriately. I will definitely share my wonderful experience with other travelers on tripadvisor which I use regularly to do research for my trips. I will check out mysafari as well. Finally, I will make sure to recommend Go2Africa and you, Emma, as a travel coordinator for anyone who considers a safari in Africa. I think you did a terrific job with planning and accommodating special requests. Regards, Gulsun
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Jennifer Gorka

Hi Emma! Sorry it took me so long to respond. I was sick when I came home. I had a great time! Thank you for all of your hard work and planning. Everything went off without a hitch and I had such a fun experience I would recommend it to anyone who can handle the roads lol. There ended up being about 3 Pollmans vans on the same schedule so we all traveled together and I met people from all over the world. For the most part the weather cooperated (only one canceled game drive due to weather) but we saw a lot of animals up close. All of the activities I added were flawless and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. All of the lodge accommodations were large, clean and met my expectations of what I had hoped for. The separate hits were fun and made you feel like you were in Africa. Traveling as a single woman, I never felt in danger or in an uneasy situation. The trip was action packed but I never felt overly rushed. Probably the only glitch was the van accident which I am sure you heard of (my van was the one not involved). There were only minor injuries except with two people with broken bones so it could have been a lot worse. I think they handled the situation as best they could with the resources we had although I felt kind of weird leaving a bunch of people stranded on the side of the road when there could be live animals in the area! Pollmans was great getting us back on track. We obviously missed the game drive into Amboseli but they had two vans and a driver for replacement from Nairobi ready to go by the morning drive the next day. The only thing I would improve was more on Pollmans side (your side was done perfectly). I am not sure how they plan who is in what van but it was not done by schedule. I ended up in a van with all Dutch-speaking people. The other two vans all had a mix of other english speaking countries and no more than two people were traveling together. While I knew it was up in the air who I'd be with, it would have been nice to have another english speaking couple in my van since we had 3 vans of 7ppl each traveling together. I ended up eating and socializing with another van so that was nice but iI was constantly getting another seat at meals etc at each lodge so I felt a little bit like a hassle. Then on the return trip, each van had people going to Tanzania and the rest going back to Nairobi. One couple from my van was moved to the Nairobi bound van but I had to have multiple conversations to get on that van even though they had 7 passengers and the van could hold up to 9ppl not including driver. Had I not convinced them to let me on, I would have gone to Tanzania border and then back to Nairobi, not gotting back until 3:30 or 4 which means I would have wasted my day room and been late to leave for my excursion. As it was I got in with only 2 hours to eat and rest before I had to leave. It all worked out but was not the most efficiently planned. Thanks again for everything and all of your hard work. I appreciated you always getting back to me right away and helping out above and beyond. ! If I ever go back to Africa I definitely will be dropping you a line. Let me know if you need an endorsement. :) Best Regards, Jenn
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Larry Mumphrey

My travel and time in Kenya was very good. I highly enjoyed each lodge and the Safari Park Hotel. I loved the cottage-like atmosphere of each lodge. And the grounds at the Safari Park Hotel are quite relaxing and beautiful. There was an abundant v ariety of food available at all lodges and the Safari Park Hotel and the food was very tasty. Often there was entertainment in the evenings at the hotel and lodges that I always enjoyed. Your service, along with the other representatives, was excellent. Our safari driver went beyond the call of duty often to try to give us the best safari experience. Unfortunately, he could not stop the rain that plagued us one day in the Maasai Mara and at Lake Nakuru. Even though our driver dutifully took us out the animals were not available. Animal viewing was good outside the days of rain. Only the big-5 leopard escaped my viewing. The heavy rain in the “dry season” seem to take all by much surprise. I especially enjoyed the visit to the Maasai Mara village. With regard to the location of the lodges, I think there are definite advantages to being situated in the park as opposed to outside the park. I realize this would probably impact the price of the safari, but would add a nice touch. There is lost time getting into and out of the park from a lodge outside of the park. Another big plus for me was staying at the Lake Nakuru Lodge and meeting the Marketing Director, Mr. Joseph Muya. I had seen his story about rescuing the lodge and making it successful while I was watching the Africa Channel here at home in the USA. He interrupted his business meeting in the restaurant to talk with me for quite some time after being notified by staff I wanted to speak with him. And he was as much interested in me as I in him. The group I shared the minivan with were so much fun. We all got along really really well. Of course none of us were prepared for the brutally bumpy roads approaching the Maasai Mara and Amboseli but we survived. Again, the services you provided were outstanding. All representatives performed their jobs well. You may use any of my comments as you see fit. Thanks, Larry Mumphrey
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Larry Mumphrey

My travel and time in Kenya was very good. I highly enjoyed each lodge and the Safari Park Hotel. I loved the cottage-like atmosphere of each lodge. And the grounds at the Safari Park Hotel are quite relaxing and beautiful. There was an abundant v ariety of food available at all lodges and the Safari Park Hotel and the food was very tasty. Often there was entertainment in the evenings at the hotel and lodges that I always enjoyed. Your service, along with the other representatives, was excellent. Our safari driver went beyond the call of duty often to try to give us the best safari experience. Unfortunately, he could not stop the rain that plagued us one day in the Maasai Mara and at Lake Nakuru. Even though our driver dutifully took us out the animals were not available. Animal viewing was good outside the days of rain. Only the big-5 leopard escaped my viewing. The heavy rain in the “dry season” seem to take all by much surprise. I especially enjoyed the visit to the Maasai Mara village. With regard to the location of the lodges, I think there are definite advantages to being situated in the park as opposed to outside the park. I realize this would probably impact the price of the safari, but would add a nice touch. There is lost time getting into and out of the park from a lodge outside of the park. Another big plus for me was staying at the Lake Nakuru Lodge and meeting the Marketing Director, Mr. Joseph Muya. I had seen his story about rescuing the lodge and making it successful while I was watching the Africa Channel here at home in the USA. He interrupted his business meeting in the restaurant to talk with me for quite some time after being notified by staff I wanted to speak with him. And he was as much interested in me as I in him. The group I shared the minivan with were so much fun. We all got along really really well. Of course none of us were prepared for the brutally bumpy roads approaching the Maasai Mara and Amboseli but we survived. Again, the services you provided were outstanding. All representatives performed their jobs well. You may use any of my comments as you see fit. Thanks, Larry Mumphrey
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Don Little

Hi Emma, We are home!!!! We had a great trip although there were many airplanes, transfers and flights. Thank you for the day room at the PanAfric Hotel which was amazing. We wanted to stay longer but couldn't!! And the night at Citi Lodge was v ery nice and appreciated. You put a lot of thought into our comfort along the way. All the lodges were super and we would have liked to spend more time at each one of them, especially Lake Nakuru, even though it was raining. We were assigned at the beginning to being in a group with 5 new friends from Scotland and England. We bonded very well and became a tight-knit group and enjoyed all outings and meals together. On the way to the Amboseli Lodge we had a slight problem. We back ended the Pollman van in front of us who had also stopped to look at some elephants along the road. It was very dusty. Several people in the van ahead of us and Gerry, our friend in our van were sent to a hospital in Nairobi the next day to be checked out. We just found out yesterday that his arm was severely bruised and he had to have some stitches in his leg, but they were able to continue their trip to the beach after the safari. Don and I received mild injuries to our knees and my big toe and John, who was in the front seat was barely hurt. We had to catch rides with random vans who happened along the way as there was no transportation coming from the Serena Lodge. There was no first aid kit in the van and Linda had to use kleenexes, etc. to help her husband with the blood on his leg. The seat belts were not working very well also. But thngs could have been much worse. Andrew, the driver had a fractured ankle. We enjoyed our one night at Victoria Falls Hotel complete with warthogs on the lawn and the Sundowner Cruise that evening. We just barely had enough time to visit the falls before Jonathan picked us up at 11:00. If we hadn't been so tired and glad for a rest, we would have gone back another day. We still took a lot of photographs that morning. We saw the elephant riders come in and I got to feed an elephant and we saw "Sylvester" the Cheetah. The first day at Elephant Camp, we told Jonathan we would just like to enjoy the camp! You were right, the meals were awesome. We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary along with another couple from Aspen, Colorado. Their's was a 30th and Champagne was served in honor of the occasion!! The game viewing was spectacular in the fact that we saw so many different animals including lions mating from a distance and a lion kill, not more than 15 feet in front of our van. We did see the Big Five and more. We did not see a Black Rhino or the Giant Male Kudu but that is not a problem!!! The many elephants, babies, Wildebeasts, giraffes, gazelles, etc. more than made up for that! All of our guides and contact people were very prompt and we never had to wait and wonder about anything! If you have any more questions, please let us know. We would be glad to give others a good reference for you. It was great to work with you and you organized a well-planned trip. Sincerely, Donald and Betty
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Larry Mumphrey

My travel and time in Kenya was very good. I highly enjoyed each lodge and the Safari Park Hotel. I loved the cottage-like atmosphere of each lodge. And the grounds at the Safari Park Hotel are quite relaxing and beautiful. There was an abundant v ariety of food available at all lodges and the Safari Park Hotel and the food was very tasty. Often there was entertainment in the evenings at the hotel and lodges that I always enjoyed. Your service, along with the other representatives, was excellent. Our safari driver went beyond the call of duty often to try to give us the best safari experience. Unfortunately, he could not stop the rain that plagued us one day in the Maasai Mara and at Lake Nakuru. Even though our driver dutifully took us out the animals were not available. Animal viewing was good outside the days of rain. Only the big-5 leopard escaped my viewing. The heavy rain in the “dry season” seem to take all by much surprise. I especially enjoyed the visit to the Maasai Mara village. With regard to the location of the lodges, I think there are definite advantages to being situated in the park as opposed to outside the park. I realize this would probably impact the price of the safari, but would add a nice touch. There is lost time getting into and out of the park from a lodge outside of the park. Another big plus for me was staying at the Lake Nakuru Lodge and meeting the Marketing Director, Mr. Joseph Muya. I had seen his story about rescuing the lodge and making it successful while I was watching the Africa Channel here at home in the USA. He interrupted his business meeting in the restaurant to talk with me for quite some time after being notified by staff I wanted to speak with him. And he was as much interested in me as I in him. The group I shared the minivan with were so much fun. We all got along really really well. Of course none of us were prepared for the brutally bumpy roads approaching the Maasai Mara and Amboseli but we survived. Again, the services you provided were outstanding. All representatives performed their jobs well. You may use any of my comments as you see fit. Thanks, Larry Mumphrey
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Larry Mumphrey

My travel and time in Kenya was very good. I highly enjoyed each lodge and the Safari Park Hotel. I loved the cottage-like atmosphere of each lodge. And the grounds at the Safari Park Hotel are quite relaxing and beautiful. There was an abundant v ariety of food available at all lodges and the Safari Park Hotel and the food was very tasty. Often there was entertainment in the evenings at the hotel and lodges that I always enjoyed. Your service, along with the other representatives, was excellent. Our safari driver went beyond the call of duty often to try to give us the best safari experience. Unfortunately, he could not stop the rain that plagued us one day in the Maasai Mara and at Lake Nakuru. Even though our driver dutifully took us out the animals were not available. Animal viewing was good outside the days of rain. Only the big-5 leopard escaped my viewing. The heavy rain in the “dry season” seem to take all by much surprise. I especially enjoyed the visit to the Maasai Mara village. With regard to the location of the lodges, I think there are definite advantages to being situated in the park as opposed to outside the park. I realize this would probably impact the price of the safari, but would add a nice touch. There is lost time getting into and out of the park from a lodge outside of the park. Another big plus for me was staying at the Lake Nakuru Lodge and meeting the Marketing Director, Mr. Joseph Muya. I had seen his story about rescuing the lodge and making it successful while I was watching the Africa Channel here at home in the USA. He interrupted his business meeting in the restaurant to talk with me for quite some time after being notified by staff I wanted to speak with him. And he was as much interested in me as I in him. The group I shared the minivan with were so much fun. We all got along really really well. Of course none of us were prepared for the brutally bumpy roads approaching the Maasai Mara and Amboseli but we survived. Again, the services you provided were outstanding. All representatives performed their jobs well. You may use any of my comments as you see fit. Thanks, Larry Mumphrey
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Larry Mumphrey

My travel and time in Kenya was very good. I highly enjoyed each lodge and the Safari Park Hotel. I loved the cottage-like atmosphere of each lodge. And the grounds at the Safari Park Hotel are quite relaxing and beautiful. There was an abundant v ariety of food available at all lodges and the Safari Park Hotel and the food was very tasty. Often there was entertainment in the evenings at the hotel and lodges that I always enjoyed. Your service, along with the other representatives, was excellent. Our safari driver went beyond the call of duty often to try to give us the best safari experience. Unfortunately, he could not stop the rain that plagued us one day in the Maasai Mara and at Lake Nakuru. Even though our driver dutifully took us out the animals were not available. Animal viewing was good outside the days of rain. Only the big-5 leopard escaped my viewing. The heavy rain in the “dry season” seem to take all by much surprise. I especially enjoyed the visit to the Maasai Mara village. With regard to the location of the lodges, I think there are definite advantages to being situated in the park as opposed to outside the park. I realize this would probably impact the price of the safari, but would add a nice touch. There is lost time getting into and out of the park from a lodge outside of the park. Another big plus for me was staying at the Lake Nakuru Lodge and meeting the Marketing Director, Mr. Joseph Muya. I had seen his story about rescuing the lodge and making it successful while I was watching the Africa Channel here at home in the USA. He interrupted his business meeting in the restaurant to talk with me for quite some time after being notified by staff I wanted to speak with him. And he was as much interested in me as I in him. The group I shared the minivan with were so much fun. We all got along really really well. Of course none of us were prepared for the brutally bumpy roads approaching the Maasai Mara and Amboseli but we survived. Again, the services you provided were outstanding. All representatives performed their jobs well. You may use any of my comments as you see fit. Thanks, Larry Mumphrey
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Larry Mumphrey

My travel and time in Kenya was very good. I highly enjoyed each lodge and the Safari Park Hotel. I loved the cottage-like atmosphere of each lodge. And the grounds at the Safari Park Hotel are quite relaxing and beautiful. There was an abundant v ariety of food available at all lodges and the Safari Park Hotel and the food was very tasty. Often there was entertainment in the evenings at the hotel and lodges that I always enjoyed. Your service, along with the other representatives, was excellent. Our safari driver went beyond the call of duty often to try to give us the best safari experience. Unfortunately, he could not stop the rain that plagued us one day in the Maasai Mara and at Lake Nakuru. Even though our driver dutifully took us out the animals were not available. Animal viewing was good outside the days of rain. Only the big-5 leopard escaped my viewing. The heavy rain in the “dry season” seem to take all by much surprise. I especially enjoyed the visit to the Maasai Mara village. With regard to the location of the lodges, I think there are definite advantages to being situated in the park as opposed to outside the park. I realize this would probably impact the price of the safari, but would add a nice touch. There is lost time getting into and out of the park from a lodge outside of the park. Another big plus for me was staying at the Lake Nakuru Lodge and meeting the Marketing Director, Mr. Joseph Muya. I had seen his story about rescuing the lodge and making it successful while I was watching the Africa Channel here at home in the USA. He interrupted his business meeting in the restaurant to talk with me for quite some time after being notified by staff I wanted to speak with him. And he was as much interested in me as I in him. The group I shared the minivan with were so much fun. We all got along really really well. Of course none of us were prepared for the brutally bumpy roads approaching the Maasai Mara and Amboseli but we survived. Again, the services you provided were outstanding. All representatives performed their jobs well. You may use any of my comments as you see fit. Thanks, Larry Mumphrey
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