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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!).
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.