Travel
Tips

LANGUAGE
Nairobi
ABOUT

In our beloved country Kenya, English is the official language while Kiswahili is the National language. In addition to this, most tribes (over 42) have their own language.

Birds Checklist

Crowned Eagles, Kori, Whitebellied, Black bellied, Hartlaub’s Bustards, African Finfoot, Great PaintedSnipe, Yellow throated Sandgrouse, Namaqua Dove, African Green Pigeon, Hartlaub’sTuraco, Jacobin & Levaillant’s  Cuckoos, Spotted Eagle Owl, 

Book

Terms and Conditions

HEALTH
ABOUT

Since rules concerning disease prevention change from time to time, a check should be made with the nearest Kenyan High Commission, Kenya Tourist Office or any airline flying scheduled services into Kenya. Malaria is endemic to most parts of Kenya and intending visitors should start taking anti-malarial tablets before departure and continue taking them for the prescribed time after their return. To avoid being bitten, we suggest using insect repellants spray on arms and legs. Sleep under a mosquito net. If you wish to take prophylactics, we suggest Proguanil (Paludrine), as it is safe also for children & expectant mothers. Avoid Mefloquine (Lariam) as it can cause disturbed sleep.

Pre-Book

Day 3

DRINKING WATER
ABOUT

Drinking water from the tap must be considered risky. Hotels and lodges usually furnish safe water in a thermos flask in guest rooms. Bottled mineral water is available in every hotel and supermarket.

Pre-Book

Day 4

SECURITY
(excess of 500 Bird Species)
ABOUT

Normal precautions as in any other destination world-wide should be taken. Visitors are advised not to leave cash and valuables in their hotel rooms but to make use of safe deposit boxes and safes. Avoid carrying large sums of money. As in all major cities walking alone or in small groups at night should be considered a hazard and avoided. Reliable taxis are available at all the principal hotels. Taking photographs at airports, near military installations, of policeman, the president, the national flag, the State House, state lodges, soldiers, prisons and prisoners etc., is prohibited. Before photographing local people, permission should be obtained and a fixed price agreed. Seek the assistance of your driver/guide in this matter.

Pre-Register

Day 5

CLIMATE
Day 5
ABOUT

Temperatures in the highlands are very pleasant, and reach a maximum of 29-30 C (daytime)during the hottest months of December - April period. Nights can be cold in the higher altitudes particularly during our winter of June-October.

Pre-Book

Day 6

LUGGAGE
(excess of 500 Bird Species)
ABOUT

Luggage on safari should be kept to a minimum. Space on vehicles and on light aircraft services is limited. Luggage should preferable be in soft canvas bags. Nairobi hotels have storage facilities for baggage.

Pre-Book

Day 7

CLOTHING
Day 5
ABOUT

The emphasis is on informality, and comfort. Cotton slacks, jeans, and shirts, are ideal. Most lodges/hotels have a swimming pool, so bring your swimwear, sunglasses and a hat. Pack a warm pullover for chilly nights up-country.

Pre-Book

Day 8

CURRENCY
(excess of 500 Bird Species)
ABOUT

Foreign currencies can be exchanged in cash or travelers checks at banks all over the country, at forex bureaus in Nairobi and at most large hotels. US Dollars and Sterling Pounds are most acceptable and will cause the least delay. As a norm, always ask what commission and charges will be deducted first and prior to transaction. Banks are usually open from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm, Mondays through Fridays and from 9.00 am and 11.00 am on Saturdays.

Pre-Book

Day 7

CREDIT CARDS          
Day 5
ABOUT

Visa, MasterCard andAmerican Express are widely accepted for tourist services. There's usually a 5%mark-up on top of the price as establishments are charged a fixed percentage oftheir transactions.

Pre-Book

Day 8

VOLTAGE
(excess of 500 Bird Species)
ABOUT

Both mains electricity and generated supply in lodges provide 240 volts AC. Most large hotels and some game lodges provide shaving points with 110 v. Sockets are normally three pin and of the 'square' variety.

Pre-Book

Day 7

TIPPING
Day 5
ABOUT

Although hotels and lodges include a service charge, it is customary to tip porters, waiters, taxi drivers and safari drivers/guides.

Pre-Book

Day 8

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
(excess of 500 Bird Species)
ABOUT

Kenya has two main ports of entry by Air: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which is located in Nairobi (Capital City) is only about 16 km from the city center. Moi International Airport, Mombasa, located 12 km from the town center. Mombasa is the main port of entry by Sea.

Pre-Book

Day 7

OPENING AND SHOPPING HOURS
Day 5
ABOUT

Major stores, tourist services, offices and museums open from 8.00 am to 5.00 PM in large towns though offices often break for lunch. In rural areas and out in the bush small shops can be open at almost any hour. Souvenirs to take back home can include wood and soap stone sculptures and carvings, sisal baskets, bead work and tribal regalia, masks, textiles and gemstones set in unique jewelry pieces.

Pre-Book

Day 8

POST AND TELEPHONES
(excess of 500 Bird Species)
ABOUT

Keeping in touch by mail and telephone is generally easy. Direct overseas dialing is possible from major centers and increasingly from remote places such as game lodges. Call home bureaus are in plenty in Nairobi as are the Cyber café for e-mail and Internet access.

Pre-Book

Can't decide? Don't hesitate to contact us!

Nice Guards

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor.

Excellent

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor.

User Friendly

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor.

Nicely Crafted

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor.

Free updates

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor.

User Friendly

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor.

Want to learn more?

Contact Us For your Next Safari Experience
Get in touch with us