The address for all our Nairobi Accomodation is:
Progressive Park Hotel (Executive Serviced Apartments), Opposite Ukay Center, Mwazi Road, Westlands.
|Wed 24th||Eleonor arriving|
|Thur 25th||Debbie arriving|
|Sat 27th||Mnki Frki Arriving|
|Sun 28th||Ian arriving|
|Mon 29th||Ian Leaves for Tanzania for a 5 day Safari on the Serengeti.|
|Wed 1st||Ele and Debbie thinking of going camping to Kiambu|
|Sat 4th||The rest arriving|
|Sun 5th||Nairobi Fun - Overnight in Nairobi|
|Mon 6th||Masai Mara - Staying at DavidLivingstones? Safari Resort|
|Tue 7th||Masai Mara|
|Wed 8th||Leave the Mara and Drive to Lake Naivasha - Overnight at Crater Lake Tented Camp.|
|Thu 9th||Overnight at Lake Elementaita Lodge. Climb Mt Longonot?|
|Fri 10th||Rift Valley - Drive back to Nairobi. Overnight in Nairobi.Everyone invited to Dinner to Mnki Parents house|
|Sat 11th||Feast Fun. Overnight in Nairobi.|
|Sun 12th||Nairobi Fun. Overnight in Nairobi. Everyone invited to Lunch at Mnki Parents house|
|Mon 13th||Early Morning flight for Mombasa Fun.|
|Tue 14th||Mombasa Fun|
|Wed 15th||Mombasa Fun|
|Thu 16th||8.30 pm flight back to Nairobi. Overnight in Nairobi.|
|Fri 17th||Nairobi Fun / everyone but Ian Leaving. Happy birthday Ele.|
|Sat 18th||Ian leaving|
|Mon 20th||Mnki Frki leave for India|
Our canonical flight (at least 8 of us will be on it) is:
SN Brussels Airlines (via brussels) Out: 06:55 4th Dec - 23:15 4th Dec Return: 21:40 17th Dec - 07:55 18th Dec
Current total: 13 for first week, 24 for Mombasa
As of the current moment, UK passport holders can get their visa at the airport in Nairobi when they arrive, on handing-over of 30 UKP. See the visa section of  However, I would advise people to check with the high commision (follow the same link) if they are worried about this.
Non-UK passport holders I know not what they need to do. Quite possibly visas might be needed in advance.
You would need to get jabs in advance. Malaria tablets can be got over the counter from any pharmacy. Frki's doctor gave him a prescription that made it a lot cheaper. Mnki's doctor didn't. Discrepancy!
There is no web page for this lodge as yet. But here is a bit more info about it.
David Livingstone is a very new property in the Mara, They are about to launch their website very soon, i can however forward you some of the pics available to me. I highly recommend this lodge in terms of the location,service and the food.
It is located on the banks of Mara river with a resident population of more than 200 hippos. Here if lucky you can witness the crocodile kill the baby hippos or other animals that come to the banks to quench their thirst.
At David Livingstone the food is amazing, both for the veg and the non veg, Indian meals are also available. All rooms face the river which is lit throughout the night giving a very beautiful sight. They also have a hippo view point where the water touches the point giving an opportunity of being so very close to the animals, They have bornfires lit at this point and also have the bar open till late here
They also offer daily hippo pool breakfast with complimentary champagne as included in the package
You can also do night game drives from here.
Our Itinerary (from the marketing people):
Monday 06th of December
Today we depart for Mara the world’s greatest game spectacle Masai Mara. We arrive at the newly opened David Livingstones Resort. Inspired by the remiscent safaris of yesteryear, This lodge brings to you, the delicious, nostalgic experience of the sophisticated living of the days gone by when Africa was truly wild. We dine on the banks of Mara river with a record population of 200 hippos on this spot. After a delicious lunch, relax for a short siesta before beginning your evening drive at 1600hrs. Here we will see the fantastic game of the Masai Mara, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, cheetah, lion, wildebeest and zebra. Return to your lodge, assemble at the hippo view point lit by a bonfire we sight the hippo’s leave the shallow waters and climb the banks of the river to graze the plains of Mara. An experience that was rare to date. Dinner and Overnight at this beautiful resort (FULL BOARD)
Tuesday 07th of December
At 0630hrs in the morning the song of the African bird awakens you as you depart for a pre-breakfast game drive. This game drive will be fantastic, as you will see nature awakening to another beautiful African morning. After the game drive we return to the lodge in time for breakfast. This lodge provides a superb breakfast experience. With the tables laid around the horse shoe bend of Mara river, viewing the hippos return to the waters of the river, and a bottle of chilled bubbly popping up to celebrate the African experience plus the view of the crocs basking in the early raise of the sun, this should leave no doubt that it will provide an experience that will not be forgotten. Lunch at the lodge, after lunch, time out for a short siesta followed by a further game drive at 1600hrs. Dinner and overnight at your lodge (FULL BOARD)
Wednesday 08th of December
After breakfast this morning we move on to the Rift Valley.
16,000 KSh (about 100 UKP) per person, full board, including transport, excluding park fees, based on 2 people sharing. (Am waiting on the single supplement and park fees for this)
We have booked a entire restaurnat called Chowpatty for this. It does Indian Vegetarian food and is quite yummy. MnkiFrki? will be deciding on the menu once we get there. But we will make sure that its English Hot and not Kenya Hot.
We have also arranged for a DJ for the night. Again MnkiFrki? will meet with him and make sure that he's got a really cheezy mix.
Just like Wedding Fun in Stroud, dress code is 'whatever you are comfortable in'.
PS - I don't think there will be any alcohol. :(
Accomodation in Mombasa is at Club Sun N Sand. 
BA8651 13 DEC NBO MBA 0830 0930
BA8656 16 DEC MBA NBO 2030 2130
Kes 18500 per person sharing a double room
Kes 15000 per child sharing with 2 adults
Kes 6000 per infant sharing with 2 adults (1 year 5 months)
Kes 1500 per baby (under 1year)
Single Supplement - Kes 1000 per person per night.
Return airfare Nairobi - Mombasa - Nairobi
Airport Departure tax
Accommodation at Sun N Sand on All Inclusive basis
Return airport transfers in Mombasa
Items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephone etc
Any services not mentioned as included
People and Rooms
The current room allocations is as follows:
Pat and Jim - Double Room
Chris and Wally - Double Room
Penny - Single Room
Tim and Deepa - Double Room
Rick and Spim - Twin Room
Lucy - Single Room
Eleanor - Single Room (Eleanor has said that she doesn't mind sharing with anyone - so let me know if anyone doesn't want to pay the single supplement and share with Ele)
Ian - Single Room
Contact Deepa and Fergal via the Chat page on the SQ3 wiki, or text message their phones.
All UK Mobile networks are active in Kenya (If you have roaming enabled) - so if you do have a mobile, you can bring it along along; although its expensive, it could be used in emergencies. I always take mine.
To physically get to their house the address is (We don't have postmen or house numbers):
Hopefully you have all got your jabs and malaria tablets sorted out.
A lot of people have been asking about Mosquitoes and mosquito nets.
Although I haven't got my mosquite nets yet, its not a bad idea to buy your own. Its probably safer and you don't have to worry about any holes that might be in the ones provided.
We can buy mosquito coils there (I will have a supply ready) , but if there is a preferred mosquito repellent that you use, you can bring it along.
I tend to also use mosquito repellent spray and mosquite repellent after sun lotion after dark.
Ellie writes: "It is hot!"
Bring Long sleeves, long trousers for after dark (stop the mosquitoes getting to you). Pretty much anything you want for during the day. I find a hat very useful.
If you have a visa debit card, you can get money from ATM's. I like to carry a bit of money in pounds/dollars (around 30-40 quid) in case of emergencies.
My mum has paid for all the trips that I have already booked for us. I thought the best way of paying her back was write her a cheque and she can deposit it in her UK account. Or you can always get the money from a bank.
Other things to consider: