The Maasai Mara area is 1300-1500 meters above sea level making the nights a bit chilly and Morning and evening game drives sometimes cold. Please ensure you bring warm clothing and rain coats. Comfortable shoes are important for walking safaris and remember to bring a small backpack to carry your water bottles, snacks, camera, binoculars etc. White clothes are not advisable since the Savannah is dusty.
Sunglasses, a sun hat, sunscreen, a small torch, and a pair of binoculars are part of the essential safari packing.
Insurance is always the guest's responsibility. Make sure you have a valid travel insurance that covers your safari trip to Kenya.
Your safety is our highest priority and upon arrival, there will be a security briefing by our experienced guides. Kenya is a safe and reliable tourist destination but you should take precautions. Generally in the city, avoid isolated dark places, do not carry large sums of cash and avoid crowded areas.
Visas are now required for most visitors to Kenya EXCEPT for Nationals of the following countries: Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Citizens from the following countries NEED to have a visa PRIOR to arrival in Kenya: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Senegal, Somalia, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Cameroon, Pakistan, Tajikistan, North Korea.
For other nationals, visas can be obtained at the airport upon arrival in Kenya or from the Kenyan Embassies / High Commissions abroad prior to departure. Currently the visa fee is US$50. Please note that if you obtain the visa on arrival at the airport, payment should be made in US$ cash banknotes. Immigration officers do not accept credit cards or travellers’ cheques. The visa is valid for three months, allowing return into Kenya from Tanzania or Uganda at no extra fee.
There are no compulsory vaccinations required for entry to Kenya unless you are arriving from an area infected with Yellow Fever, in which case a Certificate of Inoculation against Yellow Fever vaccination is required from travellers older than one year. Other recommended vaccinations are Typhoid, Hepatitis and Polio as well as anti-malarial medication. Before travelling please check with the health department in case of any changes on health regulations.
Currency and Payments:
The Kenyan currency is Kenya Shillings (Ksh). Approximate Exchange Rate: Kshs 136 to £1 GBP Kshs 87 to $1 US Dollar. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted.
We recommend carrying a camera, a 35mm or 5+ mega pixel digital camera. Interchangeable lenses are recommended, with a normal lens and a telephoto of at least 200 mm, although a 400 mm or more is preferable for close-ups and for photographing wildlife. Always ask permission before taking photographs of people.