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Visitors are required to have the correct visa documentation on arrival at any of our ports of entry and since these depend on nationality, country of residence and countries through which you have passed en-route, it is essential to check the rules applicable with your travel agent, airline, the nearest tourist office or diplomatic mission.
It is recommended to both ladies and gentlemen that light, easy-wear clothing should be worn on safari. A comfortable pair of walking shoes or safari boots, sunglasses, swimming costumes and a warm cardigan is advisable. Do bring along a torch, binoculars, suntan creams, ample films and disposable razors. Please remember that topless bathing is forbidden.
A medium sized suitcase and an overnight bag is the usual baggage allowance on most safaris. On your departure form Kenya , please ensure that the baggage total weight does not exceed 23 kilos per person. On the local charter flights only 15 kilos baggage is allowed. We suggest that you limit the baggage weight as much as possible to avoid payment of excess weight.
On safari and in our main cities, you can take as many photos as you wish. Please, obtain the consent of the local people before you take their photos. Some tribes consider a camera to be evil and may attack if their photo is taken without their permission. No photo should be taken of the president and the presidential motorcade No photo should be taken at the Airport, the military, the policemen, the prisoners and the military installations.
Health conditions in Africa are good. Malaria is endemic to certain areas in Africa . All visitors are required to take precautions against Malaria. Anti-Malaria medication should be taken prior to the arrival, during the stay and after departure. In case of illness while on safari, please contact the hotel or lodge reception immediately for the services of a medical personnel as all the hotels and lodges you will be visiting have either a resident nurse or doctor.
You may be required to pay some money for consultation after the visit please ensure that an official receipt is issued to you. This will assist upon your return back home whenever you may wish to file a medical claim for a refund from your insurance company. You may enroll through us in the flying doctors society. This will cover you, incase of emergency on safari. You will be flown to Nairobi or to the nearest medical centre for medication.
Food is generally European with added luxury of tropical fruits, and excellent sea foods, curries and cold tables. Kenya tea and coffee after main courses is normally included in the tariff. On safari, you will be served with 03 buffet style meals daily and in Nairobi it will be either American or full English breakfast. Meals on the train service will be at an additional.
Although most hotels and lodges include a service charge, it is still customary and a good gesture to tip. The recommended figures on tipping are as follows:
- Hotel porters-U.S Dollars-01.
- Waiters / Waitresses-U.S. Dollars-01.
- Driver Guides-04 U.S Dollars per
person per day.
NB: You should only tip if you are satisfied with the services
It is advisable to spray or apply cream on the body parts that are left open, in the morning before your departure for a game drive. Also in the evening before you go out for dinner. It's also wise to carry along the cream or the spray with you when dinning so that incase you wish to remain at the bar for a drink after dinner, you may spray yourself. Usually the strength of the spray wears out after every 02 hours.
Akamba wood carvings and baskets are plentiful all over the country, ranging from five to several hundreds of dollars. Available, also are the famous makonde wood carvings from Tanzania as well as the masks from Zaire and West Africa. Local beads and handicrafts, boutiques are common especially in the Maasai areas. To take home, buy as many souvenirs as you can. Take caution not to purchase prohibited items regarded as the country's national heritage such as: Ivory, Cheetah, Leopard, Crocodile and Python skins. Please do not also buy Ostrich egg, Tortoise shell, the sea shells and the corals.
Driving in Kenya is on the left.