20 Important Must Know Questions Before Traveling To Kenya (FAQs)

Kenya is the birthplace of safari, a country where adventure awaits at every turn! As you plan your trip to this captivating East African gem, you might have a few questions swirling in your mind. Let’s dive right in and address some of the most common queries about Kenya before embarking on your adventure.

What Is a Safari Tour?

A safari tour is a thrilling adventurous journey into the heart of Africa’s wilderness, offering opportunities to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Whether by vehicle, on foot, or even by hot air balloon, safari tours allow you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and wonders of the African bush life.

What Does A Kenyan Safari Cost?

Safaris come in all shapes and sizes, catering to various budgets and preferences. From luxury lodges to budget-friendly camping options, there’s something for everyone. Costs can vary depending on the duration of the safari, accommodation choices, included activities, and the safari vehicle. It’s best to research and compare options to find the perfect fit for your budget and safari dreams.

On average a Private Combined Kenya and Tanzania Luxury Accommodation Safari will cost upwards of $450 – $600 per person per Night, and with Mid-range Accommodation the Safari will cost upwards of $300 – $400 per person per night while with Budget Accommodation the Safari will cost upwards of $150 – $250 per person per night.

When planning your Safari we advise you to find a trusted tour consultant to help you with the planning and guide you to plan depending on your budget and preferences.

Is Kenya Safe for Travel?

Absolutely! While every destination has its safety considerations, Kenya is generally safe for travelers. As with any trip, it’s wise to exercise common sense, stay informed about local conditions, and follow any travel advisories. With its warm hospitality and stunning landscapes, Kenya welcomes visitors with open arms. Note: Heavy Rainfall has been recorded in Kenya causing floods. This may lead to road closure and flight disruptions, plan your flight accordingly and avoid flooded areas.

Do You Offer Family-Friendly Safaris?

Indeed we do! Kenya is a fantastic destination for families seeking unforgettable adventures together. Many safari operators and lodges cater specifically to families, offering child-friendly activities, accommodations, and expert guides to ensure a seamless, safe and memorable experience for all ages from infants all the way to teens. See our family safari adventures.

Do You Offer Personalized Safari Packages?

Absolutely! Most Safari Operators understand that every traveler is unique, and hence tailor your safari experience to your preferences. Whether you’re seeking a romantic honeymoon escape, a thrilling wildlife adventure, cultural immersion, or a beach with safari, They can craft a personalized safari package just for you. If you are looking for trusted and on-ground safari guides with over 5 years ground experience. Our team of experts can help you tailor your safari to your specific needs. Connect with us here

How Much Should I Tip?

Tipping is appreciated but not mandatory in Kenya. It’s customary to tip safari guides, drivers, and hospitality staff for exceptional service as it inspires excellent service. Tipping the equivalent of around USD7 to USD14 per person per day to cover all tips is fine.

Wildlife

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Ah, Kenya’s crown jewel! Prepare to be awestruck by the incredible diversity of wildlife that calls Kenya home. From majestic elephants and graceful giraffes to the iconic Big Five, including lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo, Kenya offers unparalleled opportunities for wildlife encounters in its renowned national parks and reserves. You can join us on a Big 5 safari or a migration safari and get to witness some of the worders of the natural world.

Is East Africa Safe?

Yes, East Africa, including Kenya, is generally safe for travelers. While it’s essential to stay informed about local conditions and follow any travel advisories, millions of visitors explore the region safely each year, enchanted by its natural beauty and vibrant cultures. Heavy Rainfall has been recorded in East Africa causing floods. This may lead to road closures and flight disruptions, plan your flight accordingly and avoid flooded areas.

Where Is Kenya?

Located in East Africa, Kenya is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, and Somalia to the northeast. Its eastern coastline is lapped by the Indian Ocean, offering stunning beaches and marine adventures.

How Can I Travel Responsibly?

Responsible travel is key to preserving Kenya’s natural beauty and cultural heritage for generations to come. Choose eco-friendly accommodations, support local communities, respect wildlife and natural habitats, and minimize your environmental footprint wherever possible.

How Long Should I Travel For?

The length of your trip to Kenya depends on your interests, budget, and available time. Whether you have a few days or a few weeks, there’s plenty to see and do. Many travelers opt for a week-long safari to explore multiple parks and reserves, but even a short visit can leave a lasting impression.

Is There Internet Connectivity?

Yes, Kenya offers internet connectivity in most urban areas and popular tourist destinations. However, connectivity in remote safari camps and rural areas may be limited or intermittent, so it’s best to plan accordingly and disconnect to immerse yourself fully in the safari experience.

The Great Wildebeest Migration

One of nature’s greatest spectacles unfolds annually in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve and Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park—the Great Wildebeest Migration. Witness millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other wildlife embark on a perilous journey in search of greener pastures, a sight that will leave you in awe.

What Clothing Should We Bring?

Pack light, breathable clothing in neutral colors for safari excursions, along with sturdy walking shoes, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunscreen. Evenings can be cooler, so layering is key. For beach outings, don’t forget your swimsuit and beachwear, along with a light jacket for breezy evenings.

Currency

The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). Major credit cards are widely accepted in urban areas and tourist establishments, but it’s always a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases and tips.

What Is The Time Difference in Kenya?

Kenya operates on East Africa Time (EAT), which is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+3). It’s advisable to adjust your watch upon arrival to sync with local time.

Will My Mobile Phone Work?

Most international mobile phones will work in Kenya, especially in urban areas and popular tourist destinations. However, coverage may be limited in remote areas and national parks. Consider purchasing a local SIM card for better coverage and affordable calling and data rates during your stay.

PASSPORTS 

Before traveling You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so the information on your booking must match your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while traveling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends.

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