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Kenya Safari Information

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Kenya

Wildlife viewing is the best during the Dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but it can differ for some parks. Read more here

Is Kenya a safe country ?

Kenya is is a perfectly safe country to visit many tourist visit Kenya, the usual safety guidelines apply. For example : Keep your valuables close and don’t leave your luggage unattended. It is wise to avoid deserted areas, particularly at night. Dress-down (i.e. don’t wear excessive jewellery)

Is it recommended that you take out travel insurance for a safari to Kenya ?

It is recommended that you take out adequate travel insurance. Most insurance cover medical situation (such as hospitalisation), as well as cancellation or curtailment of your arrangements and the loss of your baggage. When you travel with Oranje Safari, you are automatically covered by our emergency evacuation insurance provided by Amref Flying Doctors. AMREF Flying Doctors provides air evacuation services in medical emergencies across East Africa, as well as air ambulance transfers between medical facilitiesit it does not cover the cost of treatment once in the hospital and in does not replaces your normal travel insurance, which should be purchased prior to travel.

Do i need a visa when i travel to Kenya

Visas are compulsory for all visitors ! Oranje exclusive safaris would like to take you through the process of applying a Kenya visa online. A passport is required which is still valid for at least six months after the date of departure. A visa is required and cost USD 50 per person plus USD 1 application fee. You can only apply visa online on this link You will start by creating an account by filling in your Email address, a password that you will use while accessing the visa website, First name and surname as they appear on your passport, Gender and Nationality. Once you have created your account you can proceed and apply for your visa and comfortably pay with VISA, Mastercard or American Express. It will take approximately 3 working days before you receive it. Please NOTE that the above website is the only official Government visa application website don’t fall for the many fake website.

Can i use my creditcard ?

All major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club and American Express) are widely accepted.

What are the languages spoken in Kenya and at Oranje Safari ?

More than 40 ethnic languages are spoken in Kenya, although the national language is Swahili. Most Kenyans also understand English. Harry the owner of Oranje Safari also speeks French, Dutch and some German !


ATMs are found throughout Kenya’s citiess

The currency is the Kenyan Shilling, where KES1 is made up of 100 cents. Foreign currencies such as the USD are widely accepted.

Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are accepted in the hotels and accomodations and most shops. Proof of identity may be requested, so be sure to carry a passport or some form of identification at all times.

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The weather is generally hot throughout the year, with humidity rising in the summer. Along the coastline it is tropical and has higher rainfall and higher temperatures throughout the year.The climate  inland is described as arid and hot with not so mutch rainfall.

Average summer temperatures (September to April)
Maximum: 34˚C/194˚F
Minimum: 20˚C/68˚F

Average winter temperatures (May to August)
Maximum: 25˚C/77˚F
Minimum: 11˚C/52˚F

Long rains: April – May
Short rains: November – Mid December

Oranje Safari can tailor-make your tour & safari to suit your needs and also recommend the best places to visit in Kenya depending on the time of year you are able to travel. Read more about the best time to visit Kenya

Travel Times Safari Kenya

Kenya is a big country, when planning a safari to Kenya, a good idea is to find out how long it takes to get from point A to B.

If you know how long the drive is from for example Nairobi to the Masai Mara you can plan if you go with by plane or by car.

View travel times here.

Basic Tips ..Clothing etc

Should you take a waterproof jacket .. Read basic safari tips to kenya here.

City Information:

Our 2 main safari departure locations are Nairobi and the Mombassa Area.

The Mombassa area consists of Mombasa City ,Diani,Watamu,Kilifi and Malindi. Read more about the Mombassa Area in this article.

Read more about Nairobi City here.

Safari Hotels

We provide Mombasa, Malindi, Watamu and Diani beach hotel bookings. Pinewood Village Hotel we recommend this hotel whith our safaris departuring from Mombassa Area.

We can assist in booking your hotel in Nairobi just contact us.

Safari Tips

Bring Duffel Bags over Suitcase Even though you travel with firm big suitcases, you will do your self a big favour if you think ahead and sort the safari items in special bag, preferably smaller duffel bag. Add a camera backpack and you have already reached the limit. If you intend to fly between the parks, light aircraft baggage limit is between 10 to 15 kilos only. Read more Safari Tips in our safari tips page.

Safari Parks

Oranje Safari made a list of all the parks we offer safaris to in Kenya and Tanzania

Visit our Tanzania Parks list

Visit our Kenya Parks list

Kenya Country Information

Did you know that
There are 80 wildlife species in Kenya?
Are there 70 different kinds of tribes living in Kenya?
There are more than 50 national parks in Kenya?

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More questions ? just contact us ..

Mail me for any questions or quote at
You can use the form below !

Harry Teamleader


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