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What clothing should I take with me?

From January to March it can be hot and dusty on safari so light, comfortable clothing that washes easily is ideal. Warmer clothes are recommended from April to September, particularly for evenings and early morning game drives and there may be rain during this time. October to December will stay warmer at night, but you may still appreciate some warmer clothes and short showers are common. Casual dress is acceptable for evening dinner at most lodges.

Are there any luggage limits on safari?

Luggage needs to be kept to a minimum whilst on safari. Guests should take a separate soft bag for safari. If you start your safari holiday in Nairobi your main luggage will be stored for you and will be collected at the end of your safari en route to the airport. If you arrive into Mombassa your main luggage will be sent to your chosen beach hotel ready for your return.

What happens if our camera runs out of film or battery on safari?

Most lodges will hold stocks of normal film and batteries. People with digital cameras should ensure that additional or big enough memory cards are taken with you. All lodges have reliable electricity supplies, so batteries will be able to be charged at night.

Do the guides speak English?

All of our driver/safari guides speak good English. They are fully trained and will be with you for the duration of your safari. They provide detailed, specialised knowledge of the parks and game and will be your first point of contact during your holiday.

Will we be able to get a good seat on the safari buses?

All safari buses carry a maximum of seven passengers. These buses may be one of two configurations, either two rows of two seats and one row of three seats or a seat next to the driver and then three rows of two seats. All passengers should have access to a window view (possibly behind you).

Are park fees included in the cost of the holiday?

Yes all park fees are included in the cost of your safari holiday. These fees contribute towards park maintenance and employee salaries, as well as minimizing the impacts of tourism in the area.

Anything else I should know?

Domestic flights used on Kenyan safaris maybe subject to change without prior notice, affecting the order of the itinerary, however the parks and areas visited will remain the same. Occasionally it may be necessary to use tented camps on safari and due to operational reasons it may be necessary to combine passengers with another safari that will depart on a different day.

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