As well as the FAQs below, we have compiled a set of very useful information documents which are available with safari bookings, they include “wedding information”, “medical suggestions”, “what to take”, “country information”, “safari etiquette” and “further reading”.
Best time to travel?
Kenya is a wonderful safari destination all year round. Straddling the Equator, and with many of the wildlife conservation areas above 1500m the weather is a very pleasant average 25 C year round. Days are warm with minimal humidity and evenings are cool.
Often the most expensive times of year – August and Christmas, are only expensive because they are popular holiday times for clients from USA and Europe.
How many parks should I put into an itinerary?
We recommend that you stay in one wildlife area for not less than 3 nights, giving you 2 full days to enjoy the area. Kenya has the most varied ecosystems and wildlife species in Africa – so each area that you visit will offer you a completely different wildlife experience, vegetation, landscape and views. You need to plan for a minimum of 6 nights on safari so that you can visit at least 2 different ecosystems, or combine safari and beach.
Can I bring my children?
Children love safari, and even the most up-market properties in Kenya welcome children. The Kenyan people are very welcoming and adore having fun. Make sure you plan your safari with a good safari consultant to ensure you are visiting areas of minimal malaria risk, and consider taking exclusive use of safari vehicle. Most safari properties are in areas of no or minimal malaria risk and have special rates for families.
Can I go for walks while on safari?
Leaving the safari vehicle behind is a must to truly enjoy the African bush. You can walk in most safari areas. For those that really want to get out and enjoy the forest or the savannah, there are some properties that specialize in walking, Kitich Camp offers only walking and you can also consider a camel safari.
What to bring?
Internal flights have a luggage limit of 15kg per person. It doesn’t sound very much – but you can pack quite a few shorts and T shirts within 15kg and all lodges have laundry facilities.
What is Nairobi like?
Nairobi is a large metropolitan modern city, and the traffic is crazy! We recommend getting straight out on safari – however for those who are spending a night in Nairobi to connect with flights, there are some extremely nice boutique hotels, excellent restaurants and good shopping.