Important Trip Notes

Important Trip Notes

Nairobi, Kenya


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.


Entry requirements can change and are different depending on your nationality. Please refer to your government's foreign travel advisories, the consular websites for the countries you're traveling to, and those you may transit through.

East Africa Visas

The East Africa Tourist Visa allows for travel between Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda with the same multiple entry visa. The East Africa Tourist Visa is a multiple-entry visa and is valid for 90 days. The visa costs USD100 and is the best option for passengers traveling to all 3 countries. Please note that Uganda immigration won't be able to process the East Africa Tourist Visa efficiently so this will cause delays at land border crossing, potentially for hours depending on the volume of crossing. If you're visiting Kenya and Uganda only, arriving in Kenya via Nairobi Airport, and crossing into Uganda by land, we recommend applying for an online E-visa for both Kenya and Uganda.

Yellow Fever:

A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries if you are arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever (e.g. Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania). You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.


Gratuities aren't compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you are happy with the services provided, a tip is an appropriate way to thank them. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Usually, the equivalent of around USD7 to USD14 per person, per day to cover all tips is fine.


What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting, and when you are traveling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you can carry and lift your luggage, and walk with it for short distances. Most travelers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc. for day trips. Below are some ideas and helpful tips on what you specifically need for this trip.


  • Closed in As this safari will include nature walking, we highly recommend that you take a pair of comfortable, closed-in walking shoes. Closed-in shoes will help to protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grasslands, and will also act as a barrier protection in rare cases against bites or stings from dangerous animals in this environment.
  • Lightweight You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing, some warm items for the evenings, and long shirts and pants for protection Clothes should be easy to wash and dry. Shorts down to the knees are ideal for warmer weather. Avoid nylon and other synthetics, which can be very uncomfortable in hot Ex-military or military-style clothing and equipment are NOT recommended.
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket is a good idea for wet days, and early morning or evening game activities when it can be
  • Warm fleece and beanie for morning and evening game drives
  • Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • We recommend you carry a Personal medical Although Your safari vehicle will carry a large kit, we recommend you carry items such as mild painkillers, electrolytes, anti-diarrhea, antibacterial gel, wet wipes, and band-aids/plasters.
  • Insect
  • Camera with a spare battery or power
  • A Pair of Binoculars


(1) Ear plugs to guard against a snoring neighboring room (2)A good book, a journal, or an iPod for long drives.

Luggage Limit:

The weight limit for luggage is a maximum of 23kg. The size of luggage that can be brought on our safari trips should be of a fabric exterior and not the hard cases as they become easier to pack in our safari vehicles especially while traveling as a group. Traditional, framed suitcases will not fit properly inside the safari car boots' Backpacks or duffel bags are also an ideal choice. We recommend a 20-30mm sized padlock.

Carry 1 Pair of Spare Clothes in your Day Packs, incase You misplace your Luggages.


Please try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables. It's also a good idea to purchase a money belt or pouch that is easily hidden. We strongly recommend that you photocopy all important documents e.g., air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, etc., and keep the copies separate from the originals. While not valid, a photocopy makes it very much easier to obtain replacements if necessary.

Gorillas & Chimp Trek:

Tracking gorillas and chimpanzees in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy, and uncomfortable. You will need a comfortable pair of waterproof hiking boots. Some of the foliage in the forest has sharp spikes and can be prickly. A typical gardening glove with a hard surface on the palm will make it easier to grab onto trees and bushes as you pull yourself up the hillside. It's also a good idea to pack a pair of long socks so that you can tuck your trousers into them and avoid any ants or insects getting to your ankles. Your rain jacket for the trek should be a neutral or dark color as bright-colored clothes are not permitted in the park.

Responsible And Eco-Travel

Our Responsible Travel Policy outlines our commitment to preserving the environment, supporting local communities, protecting the vulnerable, and giving back to the places we travel. All our trip leaders / Driver Guides, suppliers, and staff are trained on these principles and are core to us delivering a sustainable, experience. Do you Love Nature &wildlife? Us too. We believe nature should be protected, respected and never be Tampered with.


Taking part in some of the Popular Activities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, is a Good way to really Immerse yourself into the Rich Cultures and Beauty that Mama Africa has to Give . When you Try them Out, She'll definitley Gift you her Precious African Feeling.😊


Balloon Safaris.


Boat-Ride Safaris


Hiking Safaris


Bush Diners


Beach Tours.


Cultural Exhibitions