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I spent a good amount of my childhood holidays in wildlife parks. It was/still is my dad’s idea of a perfect holiday; and while I enjoyed the travels that came with it, it became a little monotonous. We also had to wake up really early to do early morning game drives so as to catch the animals before the sun was too hot, and this wasn’t always fun.
I did a solo trip to the Mara three weeks ago. It was an online wildebeest migration deal and I met the rest of the crew that had paid for it on the morning of the trip. I had my fingers crossed for a fun crowd. They turned out fine.
The trip started on a Friday. We drove to the Mara from Nairobi for about 7 hours, checked in at the hotel then proceeded to do an evening game drive-in our pop-up tour van. On Saturday, we did an all day game drive (well, till about three) then left the park to do a cultural tour of Maasai villages. We went out later that night, a local that was lit! These locals in ‘countryside’ areas never disappoint. We meant to do a guided hike to some nearby hill from 5:00am Sunday but nobody woke up for it. We left for Nairobi later that Sunday.
I didn’t take pics of the place we slept at-Rhino tourist camp. It obviously wasn’t a luxury trip but the accommodation and food was better than I’d expected.
The three day trip cost me about 16,500/=. This was for transport to and from Nairobi, park entry fees, the cultural tour, accomodation and meals, the night out and tips. The deal was on Rupu (a Kenyan ‘deals’ website)
I’m really hoping I’m encouraging somebody somewhere to travel through this posts.
Doing Kisii this weekend.
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