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A Chauffeur vs a Private Driver: Key Differences

In a safari setting, the distinction between a chauffeur and a driver is what sets our car hire services in Kenya apart. We actually use the terms interchangeably to emphasize that you receive top-notch chauffeur services from our professional drivers, who are also trained as tour guides. The traditional key differentiator of a driver from a chauffeur is that drivers are solely responsible for driving clients from point A to point B, while chauffeurs provide a more elevated level of service by being attentive to the client’s needs and providing a personalized experience. Chauffeurs handle your luggage, run errands, charge …

Masai Mara National Reserve vs Mara Conservancies

Masai Mara Reserve vs Masai Mara Conservancies; Which one to go? For a more intimate and less crowded experience in nature, along with a wider range of enjoyable activities, I highly recommend considering a longer visit to Mara. Opting for game drives in various conservancies and staying inside or just outside these areas can provide a unique and unforgettable encounter with wildlife. Although conservancy entry fees may be lower, accommodations within these conservancies tend to be more expensive. Alternatively, if you don’t mind a more crowded setting, you can choose to stay within the significantly larger Maasai Mara National Reserve …

15 Fun Activities to Try at Kambu Mara Camp

If you are considering staying at our Kambu Mara Camp, we are very excited to host you and I have put together this article to share some fun activities you can do as part of your Masai Mara Safari Package or as optional activities. Activity #1.: Go on a game drive: Kambu Mara Camp is located just a 14-minute drive to the main Gate to Masai Mara National Reserve and borders Nashulai Conservancy to the West and Naboisho Conservancy to the North. In summary, you can choose to go on a game drive at the Masai Mara National Reserve or …

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Is Mombasa Safe? Full Guide 2024

When comparing serious crime statistics like attempted murder, burglary with violence, and assaults, the city of Mombasa stands out as significantly safer than other major cities in Kenya, including Nairobi, Kisumu, and Nakuru. Despite being situated approximately 1600 kilometers away from Somalia, the city remains remarkably tranquil and unaffected by the turmoil experienced by Somali dissidents. Mombasa is one of the coastal towns that we recommend for our Kenya beach safari. Is Mombasa Safe? Contrary to many other major cities in Kenya, Mombasa offers a relatively low risk of negative security incidents. The Swahili people residing in Mombasa place great …

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Driving in Kenya as a Tourist

If you have a valid foreign license from your country that is printed in English or Swahili, and you haven’t exceeded 90 days since arriving in Kenya on a tourist visa, you are allowed to drive on Kenyan roads. However, if your license is valid but printed in languages other than English or Swahili, you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit(IDP). You can get the IDP here. Driving on Kenyan Roads as a Foreigner: Sarah, the co-founder of Kambu Campers, is an American who drove on Kenyan roads for 5 years before obtaining a Kenyan license. Whenever asked …

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6 Roundabout Rules in Kenya

When embarking on a self-drive safari or navigating the roads of Kenya, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules of roundabouts. This knowledge will help ensure your safety and prevent potential accidents from occurring. What is a roundabout? A roundabout is a type of intersection where traffic streams around a central island in a counter-clockwise direction. Roundabouts are designed to reduce congestion, improve safety, and improve the flow of traffic. According to various sources online, the modern roundabout originated in the United Kingdom as a solution to traffic circle issues. In 1966, the United Kingdom implemented a compulsory …

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6 Masai Mara Entry Gates

Masai Mara Entry Gates If you’re planning to visit Masai Mara National Reserve, you’ll most likely enter through Sekenani Gate which is the most popular and has a tarmacked road all the way from Nairobi. But Sekenani is not the only gate to the Mara National Reserve. There are a total of 6 gates spread along the Mara West region stretching to the southern region. This post is part of our guide for helping Kambu Mara Camp guests how to get to Masai Mara. What are Masai Mara Entry Gates? While the Masai Mara National Reserve lacks the traditional enclosure …

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How to get to Masai Mara

How to get to Masai Mara from Nairobi So you have made all the plans and now it’s time to travel! In this post, I have provided detailed info on how to get to Masai Mara from Nairobi. To get to Masai Mara, you first have to get to Kenya and the recommended port of entry is flying into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. Nairobi is a large city with more than 8 million people. Our Kambu Camp in Nairobi is located just outside the city in a county called Kiambu. The camp is about an hour’s drive …

Hiring a Private Driver in Kenya(How to & Tips)

Looking for tips to have when hiring a private driver in Kenya? In this article, I have shared crucial tips to have when hiring a driver including steps on how to hire a driver. Among our travel options when on your safari in Kenya is hiring a private driver who will also act as a guide. For some travelers without an active license in their resident home countries or who are not comfortable going on self-drive safaris, this could be their only chance to explore the vast wildlife parks and watch animals in their natural habitats. At Kambu Campers, we …

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