I have 3 weeks in Eastern Africa in July of next year (2019) and am flying into Nairobi, Kenya and out of Lilongwe, Milawi. But now the challenge begins, what to do! We have been looking and trying to figure it all out and are trying to figure out how to stitch all of the informaiton together.
- We are very well traveled but never to Africa previously. Our travel bags in the past for 2-3 weeks are two changes of clothes + toiletries and designed to fit under an airplane seat. If we need more, we can buy it- but never do.
- Two teenagers in tow so a party of 4!
- We have family in Lilongwe that we will connect with and do a 3 or 5 day walking safari in nearby Zambia National parks
So we could spend anywhere between 3 days and 14 days in Kenya/Tanzania if we want them.
But quite simply, with a budget of $4000 (including ~$1600 flight from Nairobi to Lilongwe), where should we go and do? With a budget of $10,000 does it get that much better?
We have found 5 day safaris around Kenya (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha) plus a couple of days in Mombasa. But are we going to regret being that close to the Serengetti+Ngorongoro and not going?
Are Kenya and Tanzania effectively interchangeable if we do them well? Or do we need to do both?