Kenya SafariA travel guide for Kenya, giving you a quick rundown of the destination, famous sightseeing points as well as customized itineraries to suit every traveler type.
ClimateFull Name : Republic of Kenya
Currency : Kenyan Shilling ( KSH)
Time Difference : 1 hour 30 minutes behind India time
Capital : Nairobi
Airport : Jomo Kenyatta Intl.
Language : Swahili is the local language. However English is widely spoken by locals.
Electricity : 220 by 240 walts Water : Bottled water is recommended
Average Temperature in KENYA
East Africa is the ultimate destination for wildlife lovers. Home to famous Big five" (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo) The national parks, game reserves and private sanctuaries in this part of the world are a marvel to behold. You will find an incredible array of ecosystems, each home to its own unique range of species: open savannah, deep forest, freshwater lakes, alpine meadows, coral reef, caves, beaches, river deltas and more come and experience a land like no other. Beauty and variety." Yellow Fever Vaccination is required before you enter the country. Malaria exists throughout the year in Kenya. Indian Nationals get obtained Kenya visa on arrival at a fee of USD 50/-
Lets Go Safari You must recommend the following to be carried by your clients. Binoculars, Sun glasses, Safari Hat, Casual Wear (Jeans, T-shirt), Cad Shoes, Mosquito repellent, sun block cream, First Aid medicine, Torche, Camera, Video Cameras, Extra battery, Camera Rolls, Liquor as its expensive to buy in lodges. Its Illegal to hunt in Kenya. Safari drives are rough roads which runs averagely for 4 to 5 hrs daily. Safaris are done in non- air conditioned vehicles.
*Lets Go Safari Before the start of the Safari, driver/guide gives entire brief of Safari, DOs and DONTs during the safari etc. Driver / Guides has indebt knowledge on roads, best view point to see the game, they are connected with Radio phones with their offices and other drivers on road, in case of any unforeseen events. You can recommend Air Kenya charter flights to various Game Parks. There are air strips in Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu which can be used to avoid travel through rough roads.
Lets Go Safari Generally for an Indian client its recommended to go for a 6 night Kenya Safari, which has adventure, variety and comfortable for a family. NBO + MASAI + NAKURU + ARK + MT KENYA If the trip is combined with South Africa a short 4-night safari is recommended to give a good safari experience. Example : NBO + NAKURU + MARA. For a seasoned traveller AMBOSELI & SAMBURU can be recommended as these 2 parks are quite far to travel and are expensive. The right time to travel on safari is Jul-Aug, where one can see the Migration. Apr-May-Jun are the low months of travel as it rains in Kenya, safari is still recommended and appreciated.
Kenya has excellent shopping facilities for almost everything you need particularly souveniors. You'll find a wide range of local products that make ideal souvenirs or gifts to capture memories of your Kenya safari. What to buy : Traditional artefacts, jewellery, beautiful carvings, the world's best coffee, precious stones, furniture, cloth, excellent local music, wonderful modern art and so much more to be found.Shopping
On your Safari all the meals are included. i.e. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its FULL BOARD, except Nairobi which is on bed and breakfast basis. Its a buffet meal served at all the lodges. Kenya having a host of Indian population can offer variety of Indian cuisine. Though its cooked by a Kenyan chef. You get fair choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian food. Your safaris and drives are completed in such a manner that you do not miss your meals.Meals
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. A commercial city all Safari starts and end in Nairobi. Generally 1 night is preferred to stay before the start or after the safari. Malaria exists throughout the year in Kenya but Nairobi is safer. There are plenty of Indian restaurants available in Kenya.Non-vegies can experience different types of game meat at CARNIVORE RESTAURANT. Nairobi is famous for crimes. Some Safety tips for clients. Its important never to walk alone anywhere in night in Nairobi. Recommend not to wear any jewelery, keep a firm grip on your bag if you have to carry one. Do not take any strangers invitation and enter a building. Always keep your belongings in lock and key, use safe deposit facilities at the hotel. Nairobi
Hotel Inter-continental NairobiThe popular Inter-continental is an ideal business cum leisure hotel offering high international standards of service and accommodation that are the hallmark of all Inter-continental hotels worldwide. Overlooking the city, the Nairobi Uhuru Gardens and the Kenyan Parliament, it is only 10 minutes walk minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, excellent restaurants, conference and meeting rooms, shops, swimming pool, casino and a host of other facilities.
*Masai Mara Game Reserve South Western Kenya is the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, widely considered to be Africas greatest wildlife reserve. The Mara comprises 200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest. The worlds greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from Serengeti, begins from July to October, the promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeest together into a single massive herd.
Masai Mara Game Reserve At the Mara River they mass together on the banks before finally plunging forward through the raging waters, creating a frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting crocodiles. Getting their : A 3 hour drive from Nairobi. You can fly to Mara, which is serviced by 2 airstrips. Activities : Game viewing, Ballon rides, bird watching
*Mara Sopa LodgeLuxuriously bedrooms, swimming pool, a boutique and gift shop. The lodge has 77 rooms, 12 suites and 1 Presidential suite. Every room and suite has a private, elevated verandah with splendid views across the valley.The lodge has direct-dial telephone facilities as well as satellite television. In addition to all these modern facilities there is a well-stocked shop selling curios, clothing, jewellery, general accessories and personal requisites and toiletries. The lodge has spacious conference facilties for up to 120 guests and is an excellent venue for special occassions. The Sopa has all the facilities that a modern traveller could wish for and more - a stunning location in one of the greatest wildlife havens in the world.
*Lake Nakuru National Park Nakuru provides the visitor to view Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. Nakuru has more than just flamingos. This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion. Getting their : Nakuru is a 2 hour drive from Nairobi. There is an airstrip in Nakuru which charter flights can use.
Lake Nakuru LodgeBoth black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is 53 and continuing to multiply. he Rothschilds giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, wild dog, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and both the lesser and greater flamingos for which it is justly famous. There is a good programme of activities and evening entertainment. The Mama Nikki Bar, the shimmering blue pool and the cocktail bar are particularly inviting after a day's game viewing!
Aberdare National Park The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a fascinating region of Kenya. There is a variety of accommodation. Treetops and the Ark, a lodge built in the shape of Noahs Ark. Night game viewing is provided by the lodges in the Salient area of the Park with excellent sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino, drawn to the waterholes and saltlicks each evening. Activities : Night game viewing, trout fishing in ice - cold rivers, camping, hiking, nature tails.
The Ark LodgeSet in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, this unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife.Resembling, and named after, Noah's Ark, the Ark comprises three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. A ground level bunker provides excellent photographic opportunities and takes you closer than you would believe possible to the animals. Comfortable en suite cabins are fitted with buzzers to announce the arrival of one of the Big Five; at the water hole. Before embarking on the half-hour drive to The Ark, lunch is served at the charming nearby hotel.
*TreetopsTreetops is the original tree lodge, legendary for its historical royal connection, for the animals it attracts and for the sheer joy of exploring a tree house. The lodge rises dramatically out