Useful information

A Safari is a very special journey to be enjoyed much earlier than the moment we board the plane to our destination. That is why the arrangements are always important and bearing in mind all details means boosting our excitement for what is to come.

In this section we would like to give you some practical information. They are just some tips to make this journey an everlasting experience.

There is a wide range of accommodation in Kenya and Tanzania. From luxurious tented camps to simple makeshift camps especially prepared for safari, all of them surrounded by wild flora and fauna. Likewise, both in the cities and on the coast the wide choice of different standing resorts is stunning. There are a great number of potential lodging options to match any budget, so we will try to find the one which suits you best.

In Our Safaris section you can find the entire accommodation offer. These are the ones we commonly use but obviously not the only ones. We are also constantly visiting all the new locations to see if they could be included in our offer. It is worth mentioning that if by any chance any hotel or resort booked is not available during your stay, we will provide you with one of the same or higher standing.

We provide you with the links to our hotel and resort chains so that you can get familiar with them. In some cases, we have been working with them for over 20 years, thus our relationship with them goes beyond business deals.

KENIA y TANZANIA

KENIA

TANZANIA

  • ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE SENSIBLY
  • FOLLOW THE ADVICE GIVEN BY OUR EXPERT GUIDES
  • Comfortable and loose-fitting clothes in light colours
  • Long and short cotton sleeveless T-shirts
  • Trousers, Bermuda shorts and swimsuit
  • Raincoat and some layered clothing as there are different heights in the Parks and it may be cold in some of them.
  • Hat or cap and sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes (sneakers, flip-flops) and light trekking boots.
  • High-quality sun cream as the sun will come along with us in our walks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Binoculars are essential so we suggest every passenger carry theirs.
  • Torch and the right electric plug. Plugs in Kenya are three-phased and although most places may provide solutions in case you have left yours at home, it is advisable not to take any risks especially with regard to camera and video batteries.
  • Regarding suitcases, the lighter the better (bags travel as well from park to park).
  • A rucksack is essential when you go on Safari.
  • The official currency is the Kenyan Shilling which is equivalent to a euro cent approximately. Money can be changed at banks, exchange bureaus or at hotels. Although the European currency is becoming common, it is still advisable to bring new US dollars bills.
  • In Tanzania, the official currency is the Tanzanian Shilling and it exchanges at about 1500 shillings per euro. You can change money in the same places as in Kenya and in either country our guides will tell you where to find the best rate.
  • It is advisable to get some information on the exchange rates due to potential currency fluctuations.
  • It is worth mentioning that credit cards are accepted at hotels and gift shops although they charge an amount for their use. In street market only cash in local currency is accepted.

Previous to journey it is advisable to visit the vaccination centre, where they will provide the traveller with all the necessary information on the vaccines for each single country as well as advice on personal first aid kit.

It is also advisable to check the travel insurance policy we have – coverage for credit card loss, private health insurance – and see if it might be necessary to extend the coverage or get a broader term insurance.

  • Yellow fever
  • Antimalarial treatment
  • Tetanus shot
  • Typhoid vaccine
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Passports should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the country. The easiest way to get a visa is at the airport or at the border positions previous payment of 50 dollars as much in Kenya as in Tanzania.

    It is subtropical on the coast and the temperatures are warmer inland. There are two rainy seasons, the longest one from March to May, and the shortest one from November to December. In between there are two dry seasons. In general we can say that rainy seasons are no hindrance to go on safari as the roads are getting better and safer.

    They are not mandatory, but common if the service provided is good. It is customary to give both the guide and the driver a tip proportional to the satisfaction with the service.

    There is a wide range of literature on Africa but we would recommend writers such as Javier Reverte, Jordi Serrallonga or Henry Morton Stanley before any journey to Africa. In any case, we would like to encourage you to create your own Africa and describe it through your experiences and feelings. In the section called MAGICAL MOMENTS you can read and enjoy an account of a passionate traveller.