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Kenya Safari Checklist

Days on safari are generally hot and call for summer light cloths (shorts and t-shirt). In the mornings and evenings, long-sleeved shirts and pants are better and will also protect you from mosquitoes. For those sensitive to the sun, a loose cotton shirt a good bet during the day, as is sunscreen.

For colder mornings, layering clothing helps keep you warm and is a convenient way to ensure you are wearing what you need as the day heats up. Some lodges have a dress code, but this is quite liberal, with some restrictions on shorts and swimsuits in the evening (especially when having diner).

Safari Clothing

Dull and/or neutral colours are suitable for safari; you want to blend in as much as possible with nature. White is not practical. It is best to pack hardy, durable clothing. Sun block, sunglasses, wide brimmed hat, lip balm with an SPF of at least 15 Blouses/ shirts with long sleeves (even in summer, they will protect you from the sun and from mosquitoes) Khaki, green, beige and neutral colours T-shirts; shorts or a light skirt; cotton pants or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days Fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for game drives (necessary, even in summer)

Kenya Safari dressing

Sandals or rubber thongs will not allowed in Some hotels and country clubs during dinner. They require gentlemen to wear a jacket and tie and women to be suitably attired for dinner. Comfortable hiking or Light walking shoe, compact raincoat is a good idea for the summer. Swimsuit, as most hotels and lodges have swimming pools.

Personal Items & Gargets on Safari

Binoculars and a camera are a must. Chargers for your cell phone, camera, video camera, etc  Batteries for small electronics and cameras Passport and photocopies of passport Money for drinks and souvenirs.

Tip for the driver guide approximately USD 7 per person per day at the end of your safari. (Optional)

Village Visits and Dhow tours 

Visit to a masai village is not part of the safari but you can talk to your driver guide if you are interested though the entrance to the village will cost you more, don’t pay more than USD 20 per person. On snorkeling and dolphin tours it is equally not part of the tour and will cost approximately USD 130 per person for Pili pipa Dhow tour which is our best seller.

Do & Don’ts

It is forbidden to feed the animals while on safari. We can don’t  guarantee you the animals you will spot but our experienced driver guides will try their level best for you to spot many different animals. Itineraries are subject to last minute change in case of unavoidable circumstances.

Keep in mind the 15kg allowance in a soft bag per person for flight safaris.

Please stay in your safari 4×4/ Safari minibus in the park not unless you get permission from your driver guide. Please read more about our safaris

Covid-19 Precaution  Reequipments

When visiting Kenya guests are requested to adhere to the below information to help in the fight of corona virus. You can please read more about corona here Centre for disease control 

1) Foreign tourists shall present evidence of Covid-19 free certificate/clearance not more than14 days old before accessing any tourist facility, attraction site or undertaking any activity with a tourism enterprise

2) Domestic tourists shall be exempted from the requirement of presenting a Covid-19 free certificate before accessing any tourist facility, attraction site or undertaking any activity with a tourism enterprise.

3) Disinfection and temperature checking procedure shall be in place at the point of guests’ arrival/check-in and at all other entries

4) Guests already cleared at the airport/border points and have Covid-19 free certificates, will only undergo temperature screening on arrival

5) Guest’s temperatures shall be checked with a non-contact thermometer and special attention paid to guests whose temperature reading is above 37.50 C or exhibiting respiratory symptoms

6) Ensure details of guests with temperature readings above the normal are recorded and such guests are not allowed access to the premises and swift action is taken to inform medical/health officers

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