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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #75 on: July 23, 2015, 09:37:26 AM »
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #76 on: July 23, 2015, 09:45:20 AM »
Did you approach the EK Chauffeur desk when you arrived in DXB and asked them for a car and they turned you down cause you were on the AK award?.

Yes. They do not rely on the F or J marking on the boarding pass. They check the computer.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #77 on: July 23, 2015, 02:18:32 PM »
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #78 on: July 23, 2015, 04:12:42 PM »
Yes. They do not rely on the F or J marking on the boarding pass. They check the computer.

With Etihad in 2012 they just looked at my bp and got me a chauffeur in AUH.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #79 on: July 23, 2015, 04:52:41 PM »
With Etihad in 2012 they just looked at my bp and got me a chauffeur in AUH.
things have charged quite a bit since 2012
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #80 on: July 23, 2015, 05:15:39 PM »
Amazing job so far!

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #81 on: July 23, 2015, 06:59:17 PM »
BEST TRIP REPORT I HAVE EVER SEEN.

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« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2015, 07:15:14 PM »
BEST TRIP REPORT I HAVE EVER SEEN.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #83 on: July 23, 2015, 09:09:28 PM »
Part 5

As life has it, all awesome things must come to an end. Our safari would be no different. We had a departure time of 8:45AM from the Olseki airstrip to Wilson Airport, a forty five minute flight. From there we would be driven to Nairobi for our flight to ADD.

Here are some photos at the camp Encounter Mara.










Yes, very important to see


Bucket shower


General lounge area


We asked to leave to the airstrip a bit earlier so that we can take advantage of the extra time and perhaps get to see some more wildlife along the way. This worked out nicely as we got to see a lioness with her cubs, a wandering leopard and a flock of vultures consuming the carcass of a zebra.







 
It is safe to say that the most frightening part of this trip was flying on this aircraft whose last maintenance check is still unknown. Upon arrival at Wilson, we met our driver for the 20 minute transfer to NBO.


The airstrip terminal


I felt a bit safer with two engines


At NBO. Perhaps practicing for the presidentís arrival?


When we arrived at the airport we asked if we can be placed on the earlier flight to ADD which wasnít open at the time of booking. After speaking with a manager who allowed it, we attempted to check in. After an hour of failed attempts, they proclaimed that their computers were hacked and were shutting down. We panicked. If we werenít going to make this flight, we were ready to purchase a ticket on any flight that would get us out of there.

They finally said they would be issuing handwritten boarding passes. When we finally got ours we headed to the lounge.




Lounge in Nairobi




And that is why I donít fly Kenya Airways


The flight was better than expected. We didnít have a kosher meal because we took the earlier flight. I didnít at all mind the trade-off.




We had a long layover in ADD. We initially wanted to leave the airport. But it was dark, we were tired and we would need to purchase a visa, so we scrapped that idea.
 

The lounge in ADD






These were great!


A new 787 to LHR


When looking to book a safari, there are many factors which influence price, such as time of year, location, duration and level of luxury. The place we chose was all inclusive. Additionally, in Mara, there was no cell reception, Wi-Fi or swimming pool. There are those locations with more amenities but arenít as exclusive.

I also want to point out that we never went hungry. We packed a large bag of provisions. Such as bread, peanut butter, granola bars, instant soups etc. We also had our freezer bag and had hot meals in the evenings.

Although not required to enter Kenya, we did get yellow fever and typhoid vaccinations. We also took malaria pills.

A visa for US passport holders is $50 which you can get on arrival.

I would like to thank Platinum for all his help booking this trip.


Thank you all for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #84 on: July 23, 2015, 09:19:04 PM »
Thank you! Awesome TR!!!
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2015, 09:20:01 PM »
Wow wow wow, and that handwritten boarding pass priceless.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2015, 09:25:26 PM »
This was great! And thanks to Platinum for enabling this TR!  ;)
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #87 on: July 23, 2015, 09:25:30 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #88 on: July 23, 2015, 10:05:59 PM »
Awesome TR..

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #89 on: July 23, 2015, 10:15:36 PM »
Kudos on a very well written TR. I enjoyed reading this one tremendously. This is one of the best TR's i have seen on DDF.