Nairobi and Johannesburg are the two airport hubs for Africa, so expect to visit one of these cities on your trip.
Before heading to Tanzania, we had a one night stopover in Nairobi, which we used to visit "Carnivore"! Yep, Carnivore is a restaurant, and it's aptly named! After spending several days out on safari watching full-bellied lions and leopards devouring zebras, buffaloes, gazelle, and the like, this place lets you join in on the fun! Their chefs skewer up a daily selection of fresh "game meat" on gigantic swords, then parade around the restaurant carving it up onto the plates of salivating tourists. Oh, and did I mention that it's all-you-can-eat?! We were treated to zebra, oryx, crocodile, plus several other more common meats. If you're a vegetarian, there's a fine selection of Kenyan beers to choose from! ;-) Taxi drivers gets a kickback to take you here, so you should be able to negotiate a good deal for him to drive you & wait while you eat.
We stayed in the Nairobi Hilton as a break from dives. There are frequently special deals for this property, so check around. There is also a nice woodcarving gallery in the mall next door to the hotel.
Questions and Answers
Please could you advise me of a 4-7 day safari trip for 4 people, around the 10/10/06, which is medium - low budget, but tented camps as opposed to non permanent tents, in the Masai Mara. Many Thanks Sarah
I am looking for top masai mara acomodation and safari for 3-4 days next month,is this the best time to go there?
We will be visiting family in Nairobi next Easter. We have 3 children under 8 and would like to know what we can do when we are there. We would like to visit some National Parks but Masai Mara sounds a long drive away. Is there any other nearer Nairobi?
I am looking for a reliable, budget 7 day safari in Kenya around the first week in December 2006 for three people, will share a triple room. Any suggestions?
we are looking to go to Kenya in April and notice the rain is at it highest , what can we expect is it downpour for a couple of hours then ok etc , or can it rain for a long time?
I have reservations made for a 7 day Kenya safari in 2007. Will be staying in lodges as opposed to tented camps. I understand that Yellow fever shots and malaria preventions is not required in Kenya, but am wondering if these are still necessary?
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