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Kenya Lodge Safaris
3 Days Maasai Mara Safaris
3 Days Amboseli Safaris
3 Days Samburu Safaris
4 Days Masai Mara Safari
4 Days Masai /Lake Nakuru
4 Days Aberdares/Samburu
4 Days Naivasha/Masai Mara
5 Days Nakuru/ Masai Mara
5 Days Masai Mara/ Nakuru
6 Days Amboseli/Mara
6 Days Samburu/Mara
7 Days Samburu/Tree/ Mara
7 Days Ark/ Samburu
8 Days Samburu/ Mara
8 Days Aberdares/Mara
9 Days Aberdares/ Amboseli
10 Days Samburu/Tsavo
12 Days Kenya Classic Safari
15 Days Migration Safari
 

Kenya Camping Safaris
3 Days Maasai Mara Safari
3 Days Amboseli Safari
3 Days Samburu Safari
4 Days Nakuru/Maasai Mara
4 Days Maasai Mara Safari
6 Days Mara & The Lakes
6 Days Samburu/Mara
6 Days Mara/Amboseli
8 Days Budget Camping


Mombasa Excursions
Half Day Mombasa Tour
Full Day Mombasa Tour
Tamarind Dhow
Wasini Island Dhow
Tsavo East National Park
Shimba Hills National Park


Nairobi Excursions
Nairobi City Tour
Nairobi National Park
Bomas Of Kenya
Carnivore Restaurant
Out Of Africa
Limuru Country Tour
Rift Valley/Lake Nakuru


Mount Kenya Routes
7 Days Sirimon Route
6 Days Sirmon Out Naro Moru
6 Days Naro Moru Route
5 Days Chogoria / Naro Moru
5 Days Sirmon Out Chiogoria
6 Days Chogoria / Naro Moru


Kenya Special Safaris
Whitewater Rafting Kenya
Kenya Air Safari Packages
Kenya Honeymoon Safaris
Kenya Balloon Safaris
Airport Transfers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Trips


Buy your Flight Ticket
Before departure, you will be required to buy an appropriate flight ticket to and from your tour destination. Double check your flight departure and arrival day, time and flight number and ensure that we are supplied with these details well in advance. These details will be very important to facilitate your arrival meet and greet service.


Get reliable health and vaccination advice
All visitors to East Africa are required to produce health records. Its therefore very important for you to get health advice before you depart. Malaria is endemic to certain areas of Kenya, notably by the coastal region and western Kenya. However, visitors to Nairobi and the higher altitudes should also be taking prophylactic treatment. Treatment should start one week before entering the country and continue throughout the duration of the visit and for six weeks thereafter. Anti malaria tablets and any over the counter drugs can be purchased in chemists and pharmacies in major centers. Other medication should include panadol (or any other effective pain reliever as headaches can be caused by the glare of the sun and tiredness). Anti-diarrhea medication such as Imodium (loperamide), throat lozenges, band-aid, insect repellent and antibiotic cream for cuts and scratches. The appropriate tanning or sun-blocking lotion is also essential. Main towns have good hospital care and Nairobi has excellent medical facilities.


Before you leave
-Double-check your airline reservation; make sure there have been no changes.
-Get vaccinations six weeks in advance if possible, a Yellow Fever certificate is necessary when visiting Zanzibar (you don't need the actual shot) - be sure to ask for one at the travel clinic.
-Some clinics prescribe malaria prophylactic pills (e.g., Lariam) however, you will have less risk of side effects if you simply wear long sleeve shirts and pants at dusk - and use an insect repellent containing DEET (e.g., Off, Deep Woods).
-Fill personal prescriptions if necessary.
-Buy trip insurance (for international medical/dental) from an independent trip insurance agency; be sure to get trip cancellation and medical evacuation coverage.
- Make sure you have flight insurance coverage (for lost luggage, delay, or cancellation) many credit card companies offer flight insurance if you purchase your ticket with the card.
-Personal effects (clothes, camera, etc) are normally covered on your renter's or home insurance - they will not be covered by trip or flight insurance - be sure to verify that you have coverage.
-Get entry Visas at least one month in advance, ensure passport is updated and will not expire while you are overseas. US/UK/EU/Canadian citizens can purchase visas at the border or airport of most African countries, other nationalities should make sure they have their visas in advance.
-Make 2 copies of passports, visas, tickets & immunization records (hide one copy in suitcase somewhere and leave other copy with friend or relative to hold in case of emergency).
-Take about one hundred dollars in cash ($20 bills or smaller) for driver, guide, and porter tips, visa fees, airport tax, and mad money.
- You may want to rent a powerful zoom lens for safari photos, 300-500mm lens is standard when taking game viewing photographs (1000mm and tripod needed for good bird pictures), also a good pair of binoculars and/or good zoom digital video camera if you wish.

Tipping guidelines
-It is a common courtesy to tip your driver, guide, and porter when on safari. The following list is a guide - as always you should tip based on your satisfaction with service. All amounts per person, per day (per event):


Safety
Remove your watch and jewellery in big cities to avoid being a target. Never wear an external money pouch or use a wallet in your pocket or have a loose backpack. Keep things inside your clothing and out of sight. Nairobi is like any major city in the world be it New York, London or Paris. Take care of your valuables concealing jewellery and watches and hold handbags tightly when walking on streets. Gold neck chains can be snatched with ease and its not advisable to wear them. Keep valuables in the hotels safe. Do not leave money, passport, jewellery or watches in the rooms or tent; you carry them with you at all times. Be careful late at night in town or whilst on a lonely beach. Africa is a wonderful place, but as in any poor economy, there are those hungry enough to steal for their dinner.

Currency and banking
The amount of money in any currency brought into the country is not limited. Only change your money at the hotels, in official banks and bureau de change. Travelers checks, US Dollars, and major credit cards are widely acceptable. However, you should change some small amount into local currency to use for tipping and buying curios. The currency in Kenya is the Kenya shillings and is divided into 100 cents.

Nairobi, Mombasa and other principal towns have banks with a bureau de change. Banking hours are 0900am to 3.00p.m, Monday to Friday and 9.00a.m to 11.00am on the first and last Saturday of the month. Banks at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport are open 24hours

Food and water
Standards of hygiene in hotels and lodges are high. Salads are safe at international hotels and lodges; Fruits you can peel are the safest to eat. Tap water in Nairobi is safe to drink, as it has been purified and filtered. Ice too is safe in Nairobi. However, outside Nairobi purchase mineral water or use filtered water found in carriers in most hotels and lodges. The local Kenyan beer is an ideal thirst quencher too.

Photography
Ask for permission before photographing local people. Your driver/guide will assist you in this and will possibly help you agree on modeling fee. Do not take photographs of any official buildings such as airports; military installations, border posts or roadblocks. Wildlife can easily be photographed you just ask the driver to stop and ask any questions you may have about the animals, terrain, people and their culture. It is advisable to carry your cameras in dust-proof bags on safaris, especially in the dry season. Films are available in hotels and lodges but it is advisable to stock up in Nairobi as there is variety and are cheap.

Communications
Phones and fax facilities are available in Nairobi, Mombasa, Mount Kenya Safari Club, most lodges/Tented Camps and major towns. E-mail services can also be found from lodges and also hotel (ask at the reception).

Other important points
Please be punctual for all departures, game drive and schedules so as to make maximum use of your holiday time. Departure transfers for international flights are usually two and half-hours prior to flight times. Day rooms are reserved till 6.00pm.

 

Tanzania Lodge Safaris
3 Days Ngorongoro Crater
3 Days Ngorongoro /Manyara
4 Days Manyara/Ngorongoro
5 Days Manyara/Tarangire
5 Days Manyara/Serengeti
6 Days Manyara/Serengeti
7 Days Manyara/Tarangire
7 Days Manyara/Serengeti


Tanzania Camping Safaris
3 Days Ngorongoro Crater
3 Days Ngorongoro /Lake Manyara
4 Days Manyara/ Tarangire
5 Days Manyara/Ngorongoro
5 Days Manyara/Serengeti
6 Days Manyara/Serengeti
7 Days Manyara/Ngorongoro
7 Days Manyara/Serengeti


Kenya Tanzania Combined
8 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari
9 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari
11 Day Kenya Tanzania Wildlife
12 Days Kenya Tanzania Tours
14 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari
15 Days East Africa Safari


Mount Kilimanjaro Routes
7 Days Marangu Route
8 Days Machame Route
7 Days Mweka Route
7 Days Umbwe Route
8 Days Shira Route
7 Days Lemosho Route
8 Days Rongai Route


Uganda Gorilla Tracking
3 Day Mountain Gorilla Safari
5 Days Gorilla Safari in Uganda
14 Days Hot Spots Of Uganda


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

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