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  • Hi Michele, another fab. holiday & here’s a quick idea of the game situation. Meru was very green & we didn’t expect to see much but they knew of a previous lion kill so we saw them snacking on the remains on our 1st. game drive. The following morning we found 4 more from a different pride & then at breakfast Dominic caught a glimpse of one near a bush. We jolted down the hill & found 6 resting under a couple of bushes, another pride that they hadn’t known about. That made a total of 20 lions in 24 hours! There were lots of elephants & all the usual gang. At Steve’s camp there were lots (3 packs) of wild dogs with very good sightings. We had 2 good sightings of leopards – 3 of them posing beautifully for us. Kicheche had 2 very well fed cheetahs (on the night drive), 2 bat eared foxes & all the usual crowd. After I had told everyone that Ol Malo is our favourite camp despite not having much game I counted 22 elephants & 4 kudu from our room when we arrived – the official welcome committee! The next morning wild dogs again & posing very patiently for us & then they came back for a couple who were on the horses. We saw more game than ever before!

    Bob and Joan from Nottingham travelled around Kenya



Kenya Prices

Traditionally, Kenya is one of the better value safari destinations in Africa, offering a wide variety of products and safari options to consider.

Typically, a tailor-made two week ‘safari and beach’ holiday from the UK will start at around £3000 per person, though £4000 – £5000 per person is more usual, especially if a week or more is spent on safari. If you travel in an upgrade class on an airline, spend longer on safari or choose exclusive, upmarket properties, costs can easily go upwards of £5000 per person.

Even though many safari options are expensive, we are always very conscious of ‘value for money’ and only use properties which deliver an experience to match their costs. It is perhaps ironic that in Africa, you probably have most chance of not getting ‘value for money’ by trying too hard to keep costs down. We appreciate that Africa is expensive and that the animals do not change according to the price tag of your holiday, but in a wide variety of ways, you do tend to get what you pay for.

Sometimes the cheaper options still offer a good experience and real value for money. However, it is also very common for poor quality safaris to be only slightly cheaper than good quality products which offer a vastly superior experience. A safari which offers value for money should not be confused with a cheap safari. Sometimes you need to pay just a little bit more to make all the difference.

If you are planning your first safari, we suggest you look at our Planning a Safari section. We do not offer mainstream package tours (minibus tours), coastal package tours or cheap camping trips.