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Mara safari family - what tour operator?

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Mara safari family - what tour operator?

Hello all. Spending 2 weeks in Kenya July 2013 with my wife and 2 children (12 and 14). We are planning a 2 night safari in the Mara and would like some advice as to good tour operators from Nairobi. We would be fine with either lodge or tented camp and don't need "luxury" just good value, decent food, comfortable, great nature guides and fantastic game viewing! Thinking of Gadventures as a possibility.

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1. Re: Mara safari family - what tour operator?

Hi- we went in August 2011. We used virgin for whole trip but safari company used by Virgin in Mara was Gamewatchers- we stayed at Porini Lion Camp. Not cheap but definitely worth the cost as service was excellent. Game watching was excellent- can't recommend it enough.

We travelled with our children aged 9, 13 and 15yrs.

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4. Re: Mara safari family - what tour operator?

Doh!

pandasafaris posting "I normally uses panda safaris"

not very bright !

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5. Re: Mara safari family - what tour operator?

I am a huge fan of Heritage Hotels - Mara Intrepids. They have a great club for kids which is both educational and fun. They also have some great family tents. You could ask any good tour operator for quotes for this property.

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7. Re: Mara safari family - what tour operator?

Paul, you can possibly post your inquiry on Kato website ,www.katokenya.org and its easy to get to know what the tour operators will offer., if you look for a good lodge for the kids , i recommend intrepids mara though the other kid aged 14 will be taken as an adult , if you gonna take budget lodges , maybe i can recommend Mara sopa or Olmoran tented camp.

all the best.

Naomi

Heritage of African Jungles

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8. Re: Mara safari family - what tour operator?

Nobody will give you a definite answer here or mention a tour operator as they will say it's self promotion however, check out the following links and email a few of the listed operators

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g294210-Activi…

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9. Re: Mara safari family - what tour operator?

Hi Paul, I have sent you a private message with contact details of possible operators for your family safari.

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10. Re: Mara safari family - what tour operator?

We've just used George at Steenbok Safaris, who is local. He was the most reasonable I could find and he organised everything I asked him to perfectly. We had Daniel, as our driver who was also really great - good driver, knowledgeable and very accommodating. We had the vehicle to ourselves which was also great.

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