East Africa Travel Tips and
Advisories, Kenya Tips for Traveler, Tips for
Travel to Africa
Visitors are required to have the correct visa
documentation on arrival at any of our ports of
entry and since these depend on nationality,
country of residence and countries through which
you have passed en-route, it is essential to check
the rules applicable with your travel agent,
airline, the nearest tourist office or diplomatic
It is recommended to both ladies and gentlemen
that light, easy-wear clothing should be worn on
safari. A comfortable pair of walking shoes or
safari boots, sunglasses, swimming costumes and a
warm cardigan is advisable. Do bring along a
torch, binoculars, suntan creams, ample films and
disposable razors. Please remember that topless
bathing is forbidden.
A medium sized suitcase and an overnight bag is
the usual baggage allowance on most safaris. On
your departure form Kenya , please ensure that the
baggage total weight does not exceed 23 kilos per
person. On the local charter flights only 15 kilos
baggage is allowed. We suggest that you limit the
baggage weight as much as possible to avoid
payment of excess weight.
On safari and in our main cities, you can take as
many photos as you wish. Please, obtain the
consent of the local people before you take their
photos. Some tribes consider a camera to be evil
and may attack if their photo is taken without
their permission. No photo should be taken of the
president and the presidential motorcade No photo
should be taken at the Airport, the military, the
policemen, the prisoners and the military
Health conditions in Africa are good. Malaria is
endemic to certain areas in Africa . All visitors
are required to take precautions against Malaria.
Anti-Malaria medication should be taken prior to
the arrival, during the stay and after departure.
In case of illness while on safari, please contact
the hotel or lodge reception immediately for the
services of a medical personnel as all the hotels
and lodges you will be visiting have either a
resident nurse or doctor.
You may be required to pay some
money for consultation after the visit please
ensure that an official receipt is issued to you.
This will assist upon your return back home
whenever you may wish to file a medical claim for
a refund from your insurance company. You may
enroll through us in the flying doctors society.
This will cover you, incase of emergency on
safari. You will be flown to Nairobi or to the
nearest medical centre for medication.
Food is generally European with added luxury of
tropical fruits, and excellent sea foods, curries
and cold tables. Kenya tea and coffee after main
courses is normally included in the tariff. On
safari, you will be served with 03 buffet style
meals daily and in Nairobi it will be either
American or full English breakfast. Meals on the
train service will be at an additional.
Although most hotels and lodges include a service
charge, it is still customary and a good gesture
to tip. The recommended figures on tipping are as
- Hotel porters-U.S Dollars-01.
- Waiters / Waitresses-U.S.
- Driver Guides-04 U.S Dollars per
person per day.
NB: You should only tip if
you are satisfied with the services
It is advisable to spray or apply cream on the
body parts that are left open, in the morning
before your departure for a game drive. Also in
the evening before you go out for dinner. It's
also wise to carry along the cream or the spray
with you when dinning so that incase you wish to
remain at the bar for a drink after dinner, you
may spray yourself. Usually the strength of the
spray wears out after every 02 hours.
Akamba wood carvings and baskets are plentiful all
over the country, ranging from five to several
hundreds of dollars. Available, also are the
famous makonde wood carvings from Tanzania as well
as the masks from Zaire and West Africa. Local
beads and handicrafts, boutiques are common
especially in the Maasai areas. To take home, buy
as many souvenirs as you can. Take caution not to
purchase prohibited items regarded as the
country's national heritage such as: Ivory,
Cheetah, Leopard, Crocodile and Python skins.
Please do not also buy Ostrich egg, Tortoise
shell, the sea shells and the corals.
Driving in Kenya is on the left.