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Kenya

  • Graham and Joanna from Surrey travelled to KenyaDear Rob, we had a truly wonderful holiday in Kenya! Thank you for arranging the perfect safari for us – as you did 3 years ago in Zambia. We have nothing but praise for all four camps which were complete contrasts and provided such different experiences. Elsa’s Kopje was the perfect place to unwind at the start of our holiday. Though the game was harder to find than our Zambia experience, we saw more elephants here than anywhere else in Kenya. On to Sarara where Rob and Meg were running the camp extremely well and our delightful guide, Mark, was excellent and we learned much about the Samburu culture. We much enjoyed our room overlooking the waterhole, with the local Kudu drinking our morning coffee milk, the informal atmosphere and communal dining arrangements, particularly the moonlight dinner on the dry river bed!  Our visit to the Singing Wells was an extraordinary and memorable experience – a “must” for anyone visiting Sarara. Callum and Sophie were lovely hosts at Lewa House where we stayed in one of the old thatched cottages. Very good sightings of black and white rhino and cheetah and a rare glimpse of wild dogs. Serian was the ideal final stop. Not only was the camp very pleasant and comfortable, it was the quantity of game and our guide that made our stay so special and we were grateful to go there at the end of our visit. With many thanks for brilliant organisation and our kind regards.Graham and Joanna from Surrey travelled to Kenya

    Graham and Joanna from Surrey travelled to Kenya

Kenya

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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.