The Laikipia Plateau in the north provides additional walking opportunities or camel safaris with the Samburu people. Amboseli National Park with its dramatic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro is a renowned site of elephant research. West and East Tsavo National Parks are one of the largest elephant habitats on the continent.
MTT recommends six to ten day itineraries which include at least four of Kenya’s highlights. For example, Nairobi; the Rift Valley (Navaisha); Amboseli National Park; and the Mara National Reserve. Or, as another example, Nairobi; West Tsavo National Park; Amboseli National Park; and the Mara National Reserve. With more time, you can add a stop in Laikipia such as the Sweetwater’s Game Reserve and Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Kenya itineraries often include travel by air as well as by road.
Nairobi, for all its traffic gridlock, remains the safari hub with the most things to do. A must-see destination in Nairobi is the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Become a donor of the orphanage and earn the privilege of joining other foster parents at special visiting hours.
Kenya has at least 40 different ethnic African groups, among them the colourful Maasai, Samburu and Turkana peoples. The Lamu archipelago on Kenya’s east coast rivals Tanzania’s Zanzibar for an education in Swahili culture.
MTT’s Director made her first visit to Kenya in 1990. A trip MTT made through Kenya’s Northern Frontier with its colorful Samburu and Turkana peoples and another 12-day trip which crossed West and East Tsavo National Parks on foot still rate among its most adventurous safaris EVER.
MTT is a small company, the advantage of which is quick decision-making ability, room for lots of flexibility, and personalized service. Broad experience and knowledge of more than one African country makes MTT a qualified consultant for anyone seeking to combine Kenya with other countries.
Kenya has been a leader of African tourism for a long time. Like Tanzania and Uganda, the culture is innately hospitable and service oriented. There is a range of accommodation to fit every budget and taste.
The final cost of a safari depends upon many factors: length of the safari; accommodation choice; seasonal rates for accommodation; safari vehicle rental; fuel; driver and guide expenses; local flights; airport transfers; and park, community and activity fees.
Operators which offer set departures and itineraries which don’t alter greatly throughout the year can provide safaris already priced on their websites. MTT’s specialty is bespoke safari services. Each itinerary is personal and its cost varies. However, the guideline for a good value, mid-range safari in Kenya is similar to Tanzania, between 480 – 650 USD per person per day.
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