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Who can organize cost effective safari tours in Kenya other than the safari companies?

Our budget is less than USD 150 per person. We need a reliable person to organize our accommodation in a decent place,good food, safari with an english speaking guide within this budget. We want to have a good time in Kenya. Whom should we consult?

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Honestly, using a tour company is the best way because u get to be arranged for transportation, accomodation at a cheaper rate and one does not have to worry about taking care of that by himself. There are places u can go with that budget depending how many people you are. What is your citizenship? are u kenyan? where would u like to go? for how many days? its cheaper in a group. You can send me an email at . with all that information and work something for you.
If you want to be safe and know you can relax and trust the people you are aound just use tour guide.yhe rest may be cheaper but you just dont know what you might meet there.
First of all a tour company is the best option for you, because you will have someone to fall back on.US$ 150 is ok.It will depend on what you want to do while you are around,the season that you will be here,the days that you will spend,also if you are in a big group this will be very cost effective.Get back to me on with all this info, and i will sort you out.
First of all, tour companies are the best to organize a cost effective tour for anyone, you will get hotel rates at a cheaper rate than than when you book by yourself. For USD150 per person, you can get a good safari. You can contact me to assist you plan your safari.
Let me know how many people, when and where you would like to visit, and I'll sort something out for you.
Hi,the information you've given is not adequate.You don't say how many other people want to travel with you and how many days.Also state the particular areas you would want to visit e.g.masai mara,Amboseli etc.This will determine your actual budget because different rates apply to different destinations.Date of your intended safari is also very important.This helps one to know whether your time of safari will be in low or high season and what rates apply at that particular time.Lastly,tour operators enjoy contract rates with hotels and lodges hence will give you reasonable pricing.Therefore, until you clarify the above information,I can't say for sure whether your budget of usd 150 per person maybe per day is ok or not.
For more information, mail me .
Thanks.
Depneing on which part of kenya you want to visit and how long, $150 should serve you better but not in a reputable safari.maybe you try western Kenya tourist circuit...its still cheap to see the lake, travel the islands, go to kakamega forest, enjoy village liofe with locals......
i will organize a two nights trip to the famous maasai mara game reserve where i would require a number of 22 persons,@$150, this will include park fee,picknic lunch for a full day safari trip'dinner,breakfirst and lunch as well accommodation in a tenteded camp with hot showers,and intent flush toilets. the number has to be at least 22persons to cover transport costs because we can use a four wheel safari truck...for more information contact me on my email i.e or mobile +254724913934.thankx
Hi, tour companies remain the reliable in organising a memorable safari. your budget is okay,depending on the number of days and the type of safari you wish to have. Please feel free to visit our website and choose your type of ideal safari, we can also tailor make it for you to ensure that your dream safari comes to be, cheers!!!
Thank you for your question. Honestly a tour company is the best for you for such an activity. Tour companies enjoy discounted rates from Hotels and Lodges and Air lines against Rack rates. Your budget is ok and will depend on the services you want to be provided with such as air ticketing,hotel booking,Safari among others.However I can be able to assist you if you could provide me with the following information:
-Where you are coming from
-An idea of place you would love to visit
-How many you are...Please note that the more you are the cheaper it is
-When you expect to visit the country...Rates vary with seasons...High season, low season, Easter season and chrismas season etc all the following seasons have unique rates.
-please also indicate if you are Citizens from Kenya,Residents or Foreigners all these enjoy unique/different rates
-indicate also the number of days you would want the safari such as two days one night
-Please also provide all the necessary information that will assist us in organizing your safari we will then be able to give you a package within you budget.
Please revert to me on:
You can also visit our website for more...
Thank you and kind regards
Njuguna Kimani
I think if you want to visit mombasa in Particular then you can rely on me for help. I can tke you to good hotels and show the most attractive sites around mombasa and it neighbouring towns.
Tour companies are indeed your best option. However, do not settle for price alone, as that might jeopardize the quality of your safari...
Some tips & tricks to keep the costs of your safari down:
* travel low season if possible
* travel back to basic, e.g. camping instead of lodging
* do not only visit the obvious highlights, like the national parks (Masai Mara etc), as costs for these kinds of safaris cannot be cut down too much due to high entree fees - if you alternate with destinations that are unique but do not require high entry fees (e.g. active activities like hiking - also welcome because it offers a change from the lazy seated wildlife watching), you should be able to travel within the stated budget
* travel by road - also a good way to experience the Kenyan way of life while on the road
* travel in a group, to share some of the costs, like vehicle hire, petrol and guide/driver/cook services
I will be happy to develop a detailed, budget friendly itinerary for you. Visit to get some ideas.
Karibu Kenya! Welcome to Kenya!
you will be wise to avoid tour companies, as you have seen from all the answers, all the people are tour oriented!!the spirit of localyte is not biz oriented but meeting locals. get someone to assist and ditch tour companies, as you had in any case wanted, and it was wise!!!
Hi how u doing?? What kind of safari are you planning on having and what activities would you like to engage in and how long are you planning to be in Kenya for???
hi its possible yuo can get in touch with me thanks
david
hi its possible yuo can get in touch with me thanks
david
Good to hear from you, yea I can organise a place for you to stay, a safari and a good guide and make sure have a good time. Please let me know when you are willing to travel and the number of people you will be travelling with. Also give me information on the kind of place's you would not want to miss on your safari.
One question though is this 150 you are budgeting for inclusive of accomodation, transport and park entrance fee?
Email me for more deatailed information ()
Thanks
it all depent on the number,where you what to go and for how long.honesty i know you may need to tour n know more of lacal community in kenya which i can do it very well for you.get in touch through .
Hi there?honestly tour company,s are the best! genuine and as tourists youcan do your everything without fear,but another option is myself.i do this kind of arrangement with my friends from abroad, i have a big hse which is self contained and if you don,t mind i can do you the accomodation part which is very okay depending on your number,and period of stay and also the trips will be well organised by me.get me on this and we can do the arrangement if you prefer this arrangement.(!
Hi there?honestly tour company,s are the best! genuine and as tourists youcan do your everything without fear,but another option is myself.i do this kind of arrangement with my friends from abroad, i have a big hse which is self contained and if you don,t mind i can do you the accomodation part which is very okay depending on your number,and period of stay and also the trips will be well organised by me.get me on this and we can do the arrangement if you prefer this arrangement.(!
Hi there?honestly tour company,s are the best! genuine and as tourists youcan do your everything without fear,but another option is myself.i do this kind of arrangement with my friends from abroad, i have a big hse which is self contained and if you don,t mind i can do you the accomodation part which is very okay depending on your number,and period of stay and also the trips will be well organised by me.get me on this and we can do the arrangement if you prefer this arrangement.(!
Get in touch with a private tour guide that knows about the area you want to tour & hire a car..
That will be cost effective but Safari companies are the better option because you can travel as a group which is more interesting..
hi. id say tour companies are the best, however if you plan to be cost effective, then maybe we could work things out if you get in touch with me( are many affordable places to stay, great food, cheap means of transport and good security... so USD 150 IS RESONABLY ENOUGH!
The problem with using an individual to organize your holiday, is that there is no guarantee that you're not getting taken for a ride. There are alot of people who will advertise their individual services, take your money and run.
If you don't want to use a tour company, get yourself a lonely planet, Brandt guide, or rough guide to Kenya, and organize it yourself. There are many people who do it, and have a great time. They spend a minimum amount of money, know what warning signs to look out for with con-men and come home happy. Those guide books are full of useful information and warnings.
Safari companies are the best in that they provide security and are more familiar with so many places however, they are very expensive.An alternative is to go for a localyte member to take you round. S/he is always negotiable.
Cheers
a tour company may be the best option but somebody who used to work in a tour company is much better, who else can get you the best lodges and hotels at rock bottom prices? and organise best movement for you and yours? try me on: or call me on: +254723054455 and let's talk some more.
many localytes can organise that. I for one would love to show you around the Mountain Region. Call me with the details.
many localytes can organise that. I for one would love to show you around the Mountain Region. Call me with the details.
you can use any tour company or just get intouch with any of the many localyte guides in kenya whoever is closest to your location of visit will help you.IF its $150/person how many are you?then a localyte is definitely the guide to call.
you can use any tour company or just get intouch with any of the many localyte guides in kenya whoever is closest to your location of visit will help you.IF its $150/person how many are you?then a localyte is definitely the guide to call.
If u r kenyan citizen or resident tour companies have special rates 4 parks n other travel. Also try they have cottages everywhere n u can cut costs by renting as a group...
I can arrange your Tour in kenya. you can directly consult with me as am a tours and travel consultant. At the moment their is a special to Masai Mara at USD 130 Per Person per dat
hi, with the budget you've given, it is possible to organize for an exciting tour with a tour company which is more reliable.Some options might sound cheaper but ultimately more costly.You can alternatively consider home stay with a localyte.You can consult any localyte who should be able to assist if you give finer details of what you want,when you want it and how you want it done.
At WhyKenya Adventures we can arrange an adventure or experience to suit your interests and budgets. Firstly, do you have any preferences of where you want to go and what you want to do? It will be very easy for me to arrange a trip for you at less than USD 150 per person. Please email me at with a few more details and I would be happy to work with you to make a trip that suits you. All tour guides with WhyKenya-Adventures are English speaking guides, and we only provide good food and good accommodation, while ensuring your experience in Kenya is rich in culture, experiences and fits within your price range.
if you have not traveled already. i am an independent tour planner. $150 can afford you a budget trip for at least two days.
150usd how many people are you ? it can be arranged privately instead of going through tour agents contact me!
that's enough money per person to organize a memorable safari in kenya if you choose the right person.hope you intend to visit during the migration because it's a spectacle to watch,i can promise you more than just a good time in kenya,please beware of conmen and check out my profile on localyte and if satisfied contact me on to hear from you.
One of the reason why the localyte is for you to experience adventure in good hands ,not inflated price but one that we leave you satisfied and cherished.
i love what i do and i will be happy to know what part of the country you want to visit and for how long and how many of you will be doing the tour advice i will also be there for you in person for the said days.
here is my email addressee if need be.thats why localyte.
Jambo,using a tour company is more reliable and effective because it depends where you are going,are you residents or non residents.if you realy need a good safari consult me and i will give u details on how it will be conducted,and that we can discuss further.contact me on +254 727 431 380 or visit our website on .

Regards
David

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