The round trip, a fortnight, is based on eight nights in Gaba Gaba House, Lamu, four nights in camps on safari, and one night in the Sheraton hotel at the airport, since flights almost always either land late at night or take off early in the morning. As a rough guide this is likely to cost around from £2,450 to £2,850 per person (for a group of 6 or 2). The first step is to get an idea of dates you’d like, and to discuss and find out your options and preferences so we can tailor-make the trip to your needs.
These estimates are based on, for the safari, all costs except drinks at the camps, including internal travel – a short flight from Malindi to Lamu – and the train ride to Nairobi to/from the start/end of your safari. So this includes all game park fees, transportation, accommodation, food and soft drinks en route. This does not include your international flight or your flight to or from Lamu to Nairobi.
While in Gaba Gaba House, you pay for food and drink bought for you by our chef, Tommy, at cost price. He’ll offer you a panorama of delicious dishes to suit your needs – from vegan to low GL, dairy or gluten-free – with lobsters, fresh tuna, mahi mahi, cole cole, snapper, calamari and octopus, mangrove crabs, river caught jumbo prawns, beach picked vongole and a wodnerful selection of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits. The world is your oyster – also readily available. We like to budget around £10 per person per day for food, but it depends on your budget and choices. You can live very cheaply in Lamu or live like a king for relatively little. The choice is yours. Everything else is taken care of – including a boat transfer to and from the airstrip and your laundry.
You are responsible for you international flight into Nairobi and one flight to/from Lamu to Nairobi, but we can help you with this. As a rough guide the internal one-way flight is usually less than £50 and a direct international return flight £450 to £700 depending on time of year. As usual, prices go up at busy times such as school holidays and weeks leading up to Christmas.
Lamu is heavenly from August to end of March, when it starts to get too hot. Safari is good at these times, although prices go up two weeks either side of Christmas. The more notice you can give us the better.
Prices & Reservations
Prices and reservations depend on the time of year, your options and the number of people in your party. Small safari vehicles hold 3 or 4(with children) and the driver/guide. Larger safari vehicles can accommodate 6. If you are single or a couple, and willing to share, this reduces costs. These prices serve as a rough guide, but are subject to quotation depending on the time of year and number of people in your party.
Extra options include a private flight from/to Lamu/Tsavo; air safari over Tsavo, with views of Kilimanjaro; a night in Malindi; a getaway weekend on Kiwayu island at Mike’s camp; game fishing; swimming with dolphins; whale watching and turtle hatching (seasonal).
Please contact us to arrange a phone call or meeting to discuss your preferences.