Mara Bushtops

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C14, Keekorok -Masai Mara Reserve-, Siena Conservancy, Kenya
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mara bush camp - internet

by dawoifal426

safaricom is e.g. "offering a USB 3g/EDGE modem for 2000 KES, which comes with a sim card."

question: does anyone have experience if it works in the mara bush camp area ?

thanks for your help.
wolfgang, vienna, austria

Re: mara bush camp - internet

by Krumel

Warum fragst Du nicht mal hier nach:

Re: mara bush camp - internet

by sphynxxs

There are a few mobile network masts in the Mara, but generally the mobile network signal is often very weak when you are in the national parks. Several times I would hardly be able to connect to the internet in camps and lodges who have a business center and claim to have internet (but then, you cannot expect European speeds anyway, even less so with the 3G modems). Sometimes you get lucky somewhere in the bush, but if you do not have your own transport, surfing the net during a gamedrive is probably not what you have in mind. As the major networks don´t always cover the same region, it might also happen that there is a zain but no safaricom signal and vice versa

Re: mara bush camp - internet

by dawoifal426

thx krumel, i did ask them, i've booked my second trip with them already, this time in the mara bush camp. they say it's not reliable; i just wanted to have first hand experience of how good/bad the signal is i need;

Re: mara bush camp - internet

by eastwesttraveler

We just returned from our safari with the village Life Safaris custom trip . You will need to purchase the 3G Safaricom Modem in the many customer Care Centers in the Nairobi or Nakuru city center . They go for about $30 or a little less . Zain have the Modems too but you better go for Safaricom's . They worked fairly well for us at the southern region of the park , around Mara Sopa Lodges . Good luck.

Travel Tips for Masai Mara Game Reserve

do some safari at Masai Mara....

by Ramonq

do some safari at Masai Mara. Here you will see the proud Masai people who steadfastly retain their nomadic lifestyle despite all their exposure to invading tourists. Seeing millions of pink flamingoes at Amboseli National Park. One gets a great respect for nature .

Respecting the Animals

by easterntrekker

One disturbing thing kept bothering me during our safari and that was the large numbers of safari vehicles that would show up when a lion or other exciting animal was spotted. The drivers would radio each other and just like that , jeeps arrived from everywhere.

We learn the Mara has a large concentration of lions and we see several on our evening drive. For me they are probably the most exciting animal to see .

Unlike other areas we have been however ,there are many more vehicles here however and when we spot a lion they all show up.

I can’t help but wonder how disturbing this is to the animals and to think this isn’t even high season.

Bargain Bargain Bargain

by Homanded

You will be offered souveniers from the Masaai whenever you enter a park. This is particularly true at the Mara and Amboseli, home to the tribe.
The Masai will approach your vehicle and try to shove trinkets and hand made items in through the windows encouraging you to bid on the items.

Prices are extremely inflated, even by Western standards.

You should offer at the most only 20 - 30 percent of what they initially quote (they'll act insulted), gradually coming up in price as the negotiations keep taking place.
NOTE: This will all be taking place very fast while your guide pays for your entry fees to the park.
The secret is to stand firm and realize that ultimately, both parties should agree on approximately 40 - 50% of the original price.

Don't dispair, the item you saw them selling back there will undoubtedly be found again at another shopping stop! Theirs is but an exact duplicate of a craft done by the Masai for many generations!

Best travel time

by tompt

It is most of the time worth to visit the Masai Mara, there is always something to see. But there are some things you should consider. Between may and july millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate into the masai mara from the serengeti. In begin november they were gone back to Tanzania again.
Then there are the rain periods, the short rains in november and december, and the long rains from april to june.

Annual migration

by Helga67

An impressive feature is the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from the plains of the Serengeti that cross the Tanzania border and rivers to reach the mara's grasslands from late June, tracked by predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and circled by vultures as the journey unfolds. Their dramatic river crossing are a reality for tourists visiting in early July-August.


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