Kenya Safari

Experience a safari vacation in Kenya. The best Kenya tours and safaris include Big 5 game viewing, incredible natural beauty and cultural encounters, the tropical beaches of the Kenyan coast. The safari list for Kenya includes seeing the Masai Mara with the legendary, Great Migration, Amboseli’ s incredible view of Mount Kilimanjaro and Samburu. Encountering fascinating cultures of the Maasai villages and taste the flavors of Africa. Kenya’s biggest attraction is the natural movement of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle called the Great Migration. Depending on when your Kenya safari takes place, you may witness the life-and-death struggles of the Mara River crossings or dramatic encounters with Africa’s top predators, Kenya offers a holiday for every traveler. From family safaris that offer child-friendly activities and services, adventurous honeymoons, small groups of friends, family celebrating a milestone anniversary. Kenya holiday the standards of service are high and offers luxury & budget accommodation ranging from colonial-style lodges, lavish, funky boutique hotels and amenity-packed resorts. The wildebeest migration is often punted as the “greatest show on earth”. Also known as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. People usually see it on the Masai Mara in Kenya between the months of July –October.

Travel Tips

Below are some Kenya travel tips to help make your stay in Kenya a wonderful experience.
  • 1) Visa and Passport Information:

    Always make sure that you have a visa before planning to travel to Kenya and also a current and valid passport, It is advisable when traveling to other country other than your home country make some copies for your visa and passport incase its lost or stolen.
  • 2) Health advice:

    Health advice when traveling to Kenya is to make sure you protect yourself from mosquito bites, which could lead to malaria. Some protective measures against mosquito bites include using mosquito repellent with a minimum of 30 percent DEET, and using mosquito nets. If you will be traveling to the Kenyan coast or Western Kenya, it is advisable to take anti-malaria pills
  • 3) Safety & Security:

    Many travelers ask questions like “Can I travel to Kenya “especially the first timer wants to travel in Kenya. Kenya has been a victim of tragic terrorist attacks, it is important to remember that these are very far from the main tourism vicinity. Security has been beeped up at all airports – especially Jomo Kenyatta and Wilson – and at hotels across Nairobi. We will never send a client to any place that we are not safe.
  • 4) Money & Spending:

    Kenya currency is the Kenyan Shilling although foreign currencies such as US Dollars are widely accepted Please note that due to the number of fake notes in circulation, no US Dollar bills printed before 2003 are accepted in Kenya and, in fact, your safest bet is to carry notes printed after 2006. Banking facilities and ATMs are found throughout Kenya’s major travel destinations and all major credit cards are widely accepted, in particular MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

What to pack for your Kenya travel

Kenya has a tropical climate. You should prepare yourself for a wide variety of conditions e.g. Dust and wet, hot and/or cool weather. Put careful thought into your preparations and pack accordingly depending on your reason for traveling to Kenya and the activities you intend to participate in.
Make sure that your luggage can withstand harsh conditions as well, particularly if you intend to travel to different parts of the country.

Below are some basics to have when packing for your trip to Kenya:

  • Toiletries
  • vPrescription medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Medical kit
  • Flashlight
  • Video camera and accessories
  • Binoculars
  • Travel documents – passport, visa, others
  • Vaccination Certificates
  • Insurance Documents
  • Credit / Debit cards
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Kenya maps – city/town maps and travel guides
  • Notebook
  • Camera
  • Basic essentials
  • Comfortable, lightweight, and casual clothes
  • Comfortable and strong shoes or boots
  • Brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
What to wear in Kenya
Dress code and clothing

January- mid March: Most parts of the country are hot and dry. Light dressing would be appropriate. You can however carry moderate clothing for the cold nights. Mid-march-June: Most parts of the country are experiencing the long rains, but the weather is warm. Carry warm clothing. June-mid October: Fairly hot. The plains are green and it is a good time to explore. Carry a mix of light and warm clothing as the temperatures drop drastically in the evening and nights. Mid-October-December: Short rains. Most parts of the country are fairly cold and wet. It would be in order to carry warm and light clothes.

Travelling do's and don'ts

We understand that you want to take as many pictures of the beautiful country as possible, but before you begin to take pictures of houses or people, ask for their permission. In some cases, you may be required to offer a tip for those pictures. Watch your money. Make sure that, when switching currency you do so in a reputable hotel, foreign exchange bureau or bank. Do not display your valuables to the world; this will keep you from being the target of theft. Only carry what you need in regards to money when venturing out. If you are going on a safari, watch your clothing choices. Bright colors (such as whites and blues) attract wild animals as well as insects. Camouflage clothing, is in some cases, illegal to wear. Never approach a wild animal, even if they appear harmless. Drinking water – it is safer to drink bottled or mineral water. Tipping is OK although not mandatory in most places.

Don’t fall for the safari myths!

With plenty of affordable choices, a variety of animals you may spot, and no need to “rough it” in a tent, there’s a trip suitable for any type of traveler. Stop falling for the myths and book your dream African safari now!