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Southern Kenya Safaris from Mombasa

Mombasa Bush Tour - with visit of a native village, bush walk and lunch in Arlore Bush Restaurant.

1 Day Mombasa Safari to Tsavo East, Ngutuni Sanctuary

1 1/2 Days Mombasa Safari to Tsavo East

2 Days Ngutuni, Ngangao Forest and Taita Hills Safari

2 Days Mombasa Safari to Tsavo East and Saltlick Safari

3 Days Mombasa Safari to Ngutuni, Ngangao Taita Hills

3 Days Mombasa to Tsavo East and Amboseli Safari

3 Days Mombasa to Tsavo East and West Safari


3 Days Mombasa to Tsavo West and Amboseli Safari

3 Days Mombasa to Tsavo East, Amboseli and Ngutuni Sanctuary safari

4 Days Mombasa to Tsavo East, Amboseli and Tsavo West Safari

5 Days Mombasa to Tsavo East, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Saltlick Safari

6 Days Mombasa to Ngutuni Game Sanctuary, Tsavo West , Amboseli and Tsavo East Safari

Northern Tanzania Safaris

4 Days Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari

4 Days Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Safari

4 Days Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Safari

7 Days Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Safari

Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania Combined Safaris

4 Days Amboseli, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater Safari - Kenya and Tanzania Safari

5 Days Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire Safari

South Kenya Safari circuit

Ngutuni Game Sanctuary
Saltlick Game Sanctuary
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo West National Park
Amboseli National Park

Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit

Serengeti National Park
Tarangire National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Lake Manyara National Park

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Getting there

International Airlines with regular flights to Nairobi include: Kenya Airways, KLM, British Airways, Virgin Airlines, Gulf Air, Emirates, Qatar Airways, South African Airlines, Swiss air and SN Brussels. There are also many European charter flights that fly from Italy, Britain, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, France and seasonally from Czech Republic and Hungary to Mombasa’s Kenya coast.

LTU and Condor flights have the right to sell individual seats from Europe direct to Mombasa.

Visas

There is no visa requirement for citizens of the Republic of Ireland and Commonwealth countries with EXCEPTION to citizens of the following countries who do require visas: Antigua, Bermuda, Guyana, India, South Africa (for visitors staying more than 30 days) , Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Malaysia (for visits of more than 30 days), New Zealand (for visits of more than 30 days), Nigeria, Canada, Ireland, St.Christopher and Nevis, Australia
Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa PRIOR to arriving in Kenya: Afghanistan, Somali, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Senegal, Mali, Nigeria (residing outside Nigeria), Cameroon, Pakistan, North Korea, and Azerbaijan.
The following countries have concluded visa abolition agreement with Kenya: Eritrea, Ethiopia, San Marino, Uruguay

Visas are readily obtained at the Airport upon arrival as well as from the Kenya Embassies and High Commissions abroad prior to departure.

Where applicable, visa fees are as follows: -

  1. Transit Visa = US$10 per person
  2. Single Entry Visa= US$25 for three months (extendable for a similar period) Multiple Entry Visa= US$55 – valid.

Travel within East Africa

If you are intending to have a multiple destination tour within East Africa, please request for the "Visitors Pass" upon arrival at the Airport. The Visitors Pass allows free RE-ENTRY to Kenya if you are travelling WITHIN East Africa (Uganda/Tanzania/Zanzibar). You will however be required to pay the normal visa charges for the other countries but may re-enter Kenya freely.

The Visitors Pass is stamped on the passport free of charge for full visa holders.

Airport Departure Tax

International Airport departure tax equivalent to US$ 40 per person is payable on departure from the International airports. A local airport service charge is also payable on departure for domestic flights. As this varies from country to country, please check with us on the prevailing amounts payable prior to your flight departure.

Credit Cards

VISA, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN 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 of their transactions.
Currency
The Kenya Shilling is the currency of Kenya with notes denominations from 50/=, 100/=, 200/=, 500/=, 1000/=.

Other currencies widely accepted include: the US Dollar, Euros, Swiss Franc and UK Pounds.
There are many reputable banks and foreign exchange agencies which open in the mornings and afternoons while exchange bureaus stay longer in the day.
Most hotels will exchange your currency but rates are higher than the banks or bureaus. Keep loose change ready for tips. Never leave cash lying around or in your room.

Health

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. Insect repellents should be made use of after dusk and suitable cover up clothes should be worn in the evenings.

Flying Doctors Society

Membership of the Flying Doctors Society is strongly recommended. In event of accident or sickness while on safari, the society will fly patients by air ambulance to Nairobi for admittance to hospital. The current cost for 1-month membership is US$ 25 per person.
Children
Kenyans are naturally friendly and Kenya is a most child friendly country and nearly all camps and lodges accept children except for a few small or remote camps and lodges which may not allow small children as they will not always have the patience to remain quite and not to disturb the wildlife whilst on safari or for other safety considerations.

Climate

Kenya straddles the equator and has a hot tropical climate with temperatures reducing at higher altitudes. The sea level coastal belt is always hot and humid whereas Nairobi and up-country game parks have hot days and cooler evenings. The northern parts of Kenya have harsh arid conditions. Rainfall is monsoonal with long rains during the months of April, May and June with short rains in the months of November and December. Safaris are more popular during the dry months but many visitors enjoy the cooler, albeit wet conditions during the rains.
Time Zones
Kenya is two hours ahead of Middle European Time in winter and one hour in summer and three hours ahead of GMT in winter and two hours in summer.

Voltage

Both mains electricity and generated supply in lodges provide 240 volts/ AC 50 cycles. Most large hotels and some game lodges provide shaving points with 110v 50 cycles. Sockets are normally three pin and of the 'square' variety and adaptors are available in stores, many hotels and camps.

Valuables and Security

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. One should never carry large sums in cash and women should keep a tight grip on handbags in crowds or busy streets. Jewellery snatching is quite common in city streets. 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.

Traveling by car

Traffic drives on the left. To rent a car you will need an international or valid driving license from your country and a passport. Self drive to the game parks is not advisable unless you are a very experienced traveler.

Golf

If you are an addict bring your clubs. Kenya has many attractive golf courses and golfing holidays are on the increase.

Conferences

Many Kenya hotels camps and lodges have invested in conference facilities in the past years and have gained considerable experience in professional hosting. Your group or corporation may consider a conference holiday combined with a safari.

Food

Food in all Kenya's hotels and lodges is generally of a high standard and service is excellent. Many quality restaurants abound in Nairobi and at the coast. Indian, Italian, Brazilian, German, Chinese, Japanese, as well as specialty Meat Cavalries and seafood restaurants are all to be found.

Always choose food that has been freshly and thoroughly cooked and served hot and avoid doubtful buffet food, or anything that has been re-heated or left exposed to flies.
Do not be afraid to reject food you consider unsafe, to ask for something to be prepared specially, or to skip a meal.

Language

Kiswahili is the lingua franca while English is the official language. In addition, most tribes have their own language. Most of your driver-guides can speak your language so please collaborate with them to make your trip a success.

Photography

You travel to a photographer’s paradise. You may want to rent a powerful zoom lens for wildlife shots. 300 -500mm is standard but for quality bird shots you need a steady support such as a tripod or beanbag and a 1000 mm lens. Use dust proof bags to protect your camera.
Film is available at hotels, camps and lodges but don’t get caught short.
Use caution about photographing the military, government installation, and police or at security conscious areas such as airports, ferry and state house.
Ask permission before taking pictures of local people and keep in mind that they may charge a fee.

Shopping

Bargaining is the order of the day in most curio dealers and you may have some stops while on safari, please exercise this and your driver guide may be helpful to strike the final price. . Do not buy ivory, hides or elephant hair bracelets as they are prohibited.

Tipping and Porterage

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

Baggage

Baggage space on safari is restricted to one medium suitcase or hold all per person, plus hand baggage (private safaris where there are less than 7 persons in the vehicle are not subject to this restriction). Visitors to Treetops and the Ark are asked to take overnight bags only; suitcases can be left at the base hotel. Hotels will normally store baggage at no extra cost. A baggage weight restriction of 15 kg per person applies on air safaris. Where very small aircraft are used this maybe reduced to 10kg.
 

 

 
 

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