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Kenya Safari and Seychelles

Katharine, on October 28, 2019 at 3:26 PM Posted in Honeymoon 1 12
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Hi Everyone!

So we finally booked all the vendors and I made my dress appointments and so now we're not to the fun part- honeymoon! A safari has always been FH dreams and mine has always been the Seychelles. Has anyone ever gone to either? We're thinking Masi Mara Safari and Seychelles but also talked about Kruger in South African with Zanzibar beach. Would love to get feed back! Thank you!

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Latest activity by Tara, on October 31, 2019 at 1:48 PM
  • Michelle
    Beginner August 2020
    Michelle ·
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    This is my dream trip too and hoping to do the same thing for our honeymoon! Following to see responses

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  • C
    Savvy February 2020
    Cindy ·
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    I spent 2 years in Peace Corps Kenya and did Masaii Mara twice. It's a great safari, I think, though I don't have anything to compare it with. I'd also suggest trying to find a way to also do Lake Nakuru- it's so so beautiful there!
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  • Katharine
    Savvy April 2022
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    Thanks for the tips Cindy! Do you have any specific tour company to recommend?
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    Savvy February 2020
    Cindy ·
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    I don't, I'm sorry! It's been about 8 years ago. It was two different companies but the experiences were very similar; almost identical. I think most of the ones still in business all offer really similar packages. Good luck! Feel free to pm me if you have other Kenya questions! Smiley smile
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  • C
    Devoted September 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    Never been to either, but I have a cousin who has travelled to many parts of Africa over the years and she LOVES Kenya/Tanzania. Safari is supposed to be amazing (and is on my bucket list). What time of the years will you be there? Maybe that would play a part in making your decision.

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  • Katharine
    Savvy April 2022
    Katharine ·
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    We're going in July so far the best agent has been Mahlatini. It seems to be pretty expensive- its coming to 6.5k PP all inclusive of R/t Flights, and stays at both Seychelles and the safari. Seeing maybe if its better if I DIY and get a land package in Kenya and book own flights and accommodation in the Seychelles?

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  • Deirdre
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    My H and I did Kruger for our honeymoon and we loved it. We didn't do Zanzibar beach. We did a tour of Johannesburg (where we flew into), then did Kruger for 4 days. Then we went back to Johannesburg and flew to Victoria Falls (my dream was to see Victoria Falls) and we also did a day-trip to Botswana for a safari. Definitely look into time of year and animal migrations. We went a little bit off-season, which had it's perks (not too hot, no mosquitoes), but we didn't see a lot of lions (on pride that was kind of far away), and we didn't see any rhino or leopards. It was still an absolutely incredible experience. I would have loved to see more of it, but time and money. Good luck with your planning. I think no matter which you pick, you will not be disappointed. Here is the tour company that we used: www.africanbudgetsafaris.com They were awesome and very easy to deal with.

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  • Cassi
    Super October 2019
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    While I don't know anything about any of this the one thing I HIGHLY recommend is booking for 3 weeks. My coworker is from Russia and travels a few times a year and has been to Africa. She says its really not worth the long flights and let lag unless you are able to go for at least 3 weeks. That way it gives you ample time to recuperate travel and enjoy being there.

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    Savvy February 2020
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    I disagree. I've traveled to several different countries and have never felt slowed down by jet lag. I think a lot of the time f you know what's happening you get feuled by adrenaline and it's not an issue. Also, let's face it, going on Safari is essentially just sitting in a land Rover all day; not physically demanding.
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    Savvy February 2020
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    Also, I wouldn't Safari in the same place for more than 3 days because that's a lot of days to be sitting in a car. Go do Hell's Gate; it's incredible. So, if you do 3 weeks, PLEASE do more than ONE safari. My Mom came to visit for a week and we did 2 cities on the coast ( Malindi and Kilifi) and then did Lake Nakuru, spent a night at my village (so she could meet my students, favorite market ladies, and fellow teachers), and then we hopped over to Uganda and river rafted and bungee jumped the Nile.
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  • Krista
    Dedicated April 2020
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    I didn’t go to the Kruger but did a slightly smaller park in South Africa and loved every minute! It was only two nights but I loved every minute of it! We camped in “glamping” tents and I will never forget the sound of the monkeys running on the roof at night! The animals we saw were awesome, and to see them in the wild was unbelievable! I’d love love to experience this with my FH some day! Mine wasn’t glamorous at all but I’m sure you can find some fancy places if you want! I have had a few friends do the Kruger and have loved it as well!
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  • Tara
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    Tara ·
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    I haven't personally done either of these things.. but they are on my bucket list! My husband and I have talked about both of these vacations. That seriously sounds amazing!! How long are you planning on going for? I would recommend you talk to a travel agent! They can give you good advice and potentially find you good deals. And it won't cost you any extra.

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