SAFARI FAQ’s
1. Where is Kenya?

Kenya is located in the heart of East Africa and is renowned for its excellent safari wildlife and scenery, as well as its friendly locals. It is also a country of contrasts, from rolling savannah grasslands, to the Great Rift Valley with its lakes, snow capped peaks and arid hostile deserts.

2. How do I get there?

The most enjoyable way to get to Kenya is probably overland, but that may take a little longer than you can spare! Flights are available from London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels and the Middle East to Nairobi. Australians and New Zealanders often connect through Sth Africa.

3. How much spending money do I need to take on safari?

Very little. Around £80 from which you will need £30 or $USD50 (paid in sterling or dollars) for your visa on arrival, plus a little for souvenirs etc. It is best to change your money into the local currency at the airport in Nairobi.

4. Staff Tips

We distribute tips amongst all the staff and a guide amount would usually be around £7 per day for each client. It is, of course, up to your discretion and, as the staff always say, it comes from the heart!

4. Do you take children?

Yes, as long as they are over 10 years old – unless you book the safari exclusively. (I have had 10 year olds who would put most adults to shame!)  The safari charge for children aged 10 – 15 is 75% of the adult fee.

5. If I want to come on my own, is there a single supplement to pay?

No.

6. What vaccinations do I need?

I do recommend you see your doctor as early as possible prior to your trip, as it is best to be fully protected. For more details please refer to the Medical Information section of this site.

7. How about bugs and creepy-crawlies?

A huge emphasis has been placed on making our facilities as bug-proof as possible. Your tents are sprayed each night, and I make sure you cover up. Bites are very few and far between.

8. Can you cater for special diets?

All food is made fresh daily and as long as you have let us know your requirements well in advance, there is usually no problem at all to accommodate your diet.

9. What about stomach upsets or illness?

The advantage of operating and using only our facilities allows us the flexibility to react to any situation. I can honestly say that I cannot remember the last time we had to change any day as a result of a stomach upset. I operate a strict hygiene policy, and in the main any bugs you may pick up will be from the other people we meet (shaking hands), or touching souvenirs – so remember to bring plenty of wet wipes!

10. What clothes should I wear?

Bush life is hard, but as we wash daily in camp (remember all washing and ironing is done for you and is free!), you will need far less clothing than you imagine. Please spend some time reading the Personal Kit information within the Tips section of this site. The only other point I would add is to ensure you split your clothes between bags, so if one goes astray at the airport you will have enough to continue (airlines don’t generally deliver to the bush!).

11. What electrical charging facilities are there in camp?

We have inverters in camp which will cater for all your laptop, camera battery and phone charging requirements. Make sure you have your chargers with you. UK 3-pin plugs are standard.

12. Where can we find more great safari photos?

We have many great galleries to look at in our Gallery section, and we also post pictures and video from our safaris on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.