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Which Type of a Safari is Best ?

We can offer you a variety of safaris, from luxury safaris with deluxe accomodation and internal flights to camping safaris where you sleep in tents out in the open, with only the basic amenities available. Also, you can choose to add a variety of activities into your tour, such as walking safaris, mountain climbing,or more luxury options such as golf, fishing and watersports. You may see below some basic facts about Kenya related to travel.
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How do I choose a Suitable Safari

We can offer you a variety of safaris, from luxury safaris with deluxe accomodation and internal flights to camping safaris where you sleep in tents out in the open, with only the basic amenities available. Also, you can choose to add a variety of activities into your tour, such as walking safaris, mountain climbing,or more luxury options such as golf, fishing and watersports.

How manys days should I spend on Safari ?

Obviously the longer you are on safari the more you see at a relaxed pace of travel. However, we offer safaris ranging from 3 days to 30 days in lenght. The general rule is to allow at least 2 nights [3 days] at each safari location, though there are locations where 1 night [2 days] is practical. The minimum suggested lenght of safari in any African country is at least 7 days. A more complete trip would need at least 14 days.

When To Come on a Safari ~ Best time to visit Kenya

Kenya and Tanzania generally have a mild, tropical climate, with moderate changes of temperature through the year. There are no winters or summers as such for the whole of East Africa and parts of Southern Africa. There are 2 distinct rainy seasons, one from April to early June and the other from October to November. December to February are generally warm and sunny. However, due to the great climate in East Africa, visitors can enjoy a safari or beach holiday virtually all year round without the climate being a factor. In terms of wildlife, July to October presents a good time to see the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara in Kenya when the reserve is literally teeming with wildlife. However other times of the year yield great wildlife sighting too, not least in part because other parks and reserves do not experience fluctuations in animals numbers due to migration. In terms of prices, the annual low season from 1st April to end of June is the cheapest time to travel !

Which Locations in Kenya should I choose ?

The great thing about an African Safari is that virtually all national parks offer rewarding sights to the traveller. However, there are some better than others. In Kenya, the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu and Amboseli are recommended while in Tanzania the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara make for good safari locations. In Botswana, the Okavango Delta, Chobe and Morami areas are a must go for the intrepid traveller. However, those willing to go to less famous locations are equally rewarded, as these places tend to be less touristy and offer peace and quiet. Locations such as Lake Baringo and Tsavo in Kenya, Selous and Ruaha in Tanzania are such off the circuit locations which offer scenic beauty, wildlife and basic tourist facilities.

Private Safari or a Group Tour.

A group tour is often cheaper but then cannot be customised to your needs and does not offer the flexibility and personal freedom that one will find with a private safari. With a private safari you will enjoy a much better safari experince - you literally have the chance to really take in the sights and sounds of Africa at your own pace. You get to select your safari locations, accomodation and duration. Keep in mind also that with a private safari you can for example change your gamedrive timings, or stop along the way to take snaps, or just for a brief stop to enjoy a cold drink and admire the view-whenever you feel like -within reason ofcourse !

How do I choose Hotels and Lodges ?

There is a wide range of choice when it comes to booking your accommodation on Safari. We are in a good position to recommend a safari lodge or a hotel that fits with your preferences. Our staff have been there, inspected the facilities, got invaluable client feedback and simply know the properties. Local knowledge is all important. Ideally you want the best properties that can fit your budget. We suggest at least entry level 4 star camps or lodges, with prices ranging from US$ 200 per room per night during low season to US$ 550 per double room per night. More luxurious properties start a touch higher at USD 300 per room during low season right upto USD 2000 and above. Three meals and in some cases drinks and laundry are also included. We always try and extend you special rates which you may not be able to book through the popular online travel agents.

How Do I Confirm and Pay for my Safari?

We will be with you every step of the way as you plan your safari. As soon as you are satisfied with your itinerary and the cost, we will check for availability and provisionally book your space, which includes the rooms, vehicle and Driver-Guide and activities. We leave travellers to book their own International flights. We can now move to payment. We accept payment online either by Visa or Mastercard or by Bank transfer, The procedure isquite simple. We will explain these to you and will assist in every way possible.

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