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Wildlife Safari Escape: Kenya & Tanzania

Kenya & Tanzania in 14 Days, 12 Nights in Destination

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Experience the very best of Kenya and Tanzania in this journey navigating urban delights, Nairobi & Arusha, and the authentic wildlife of the Maasai Mara National Reserve as well as the Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks.

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    Arusha
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    Ngorongoro
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    Serengeti National Park
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    Tarangire National Park
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    Maasai Mara National Reserve
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    Nairobi
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    Thomson Falls, Nyahururu.

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  2. Accommodation

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  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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    Accommodation: 12 Nights

    Itinerary

    Escape the mundane by taking part in the wildlife adventure of a lifetime. Soak in the cultural richness of Kenya and Tanzania by venturing into the vibrant cities of Nairobi and Arusha and witness the best game-viewing on Earth for truly authentic safari experiences in Ngorongoro, the Maasai Mara National Reserve as well as the Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks.

    1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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    Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Nairobi.* Night on board.

    * If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

    2nd Day: Nairobi
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    Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel*. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure in the dynamic capital of Kenya, known as "the Green City in the Sun". Overnight stay in Nairobi**.

    * You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

     ** You can upgrade your accomodation in Nairobi for an additional cost. This option is available in the next step of the booking process.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Boulevard or similar
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    413 Reviews

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    3rd Day: Nairobi
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, spend the remainder of the day relaxing or exploring at your leisure. Nairobi is a vibrant city where you can really get acquainted with Kenya's diverse culture. This cosmopolitan capital is a great place to sample the delights of Kenyan cuisine so why not hit the local bars or cafes to soak up the atmosphere of the place? Make the most of your trip by taking part in one of our optional activities, either an optional tour to three museums* or an optional Coffee Farm Tour**. Overnight stay in Nairobi***. 

    * Optional Kenya National Museum, Bomas of Kenya & Kazuri Beads Tour: Begin at the Kenya National Museum to view and understand the collections & exhibitions on East African heritage & history. Continue to Bomas, Kenya's cultural center, depicting ethnic groups in their traditional villages. Various dance groups perform daily in the afternoon. Enjoy lunch at Bomas. Finally, head to Kazuri for a bead workshop. Kazuri was founded by two Kenyan women, which today comprises a large workforce of mostly single mothers, skilled in handmade jewelry.

    ** Coffee Farm Tour: Discover the beautiful Fairview Coffee Estate, in the heart of Kenya’s Central Highlands. Since the early 1900’s, Fairview Estate’s fertile soils have produced high quality coffee through the use of holistic production methods that take sustainability very seriously. Be introduced to the concept of coffee tourism, experience a tour around the coffee farm, and learn about the Fairview Estate coffee brand and its production.

    Please note: Both activities cannot be done simultaneously, please choose just one of the two.

    *** You can upgrade your accomodation in Nairobi for an additional cost. This option is available in the next step of the booking process.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Boulevard or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    413 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Coffee Farm Tour

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    Optional
    Visit to the National Museum, Bomas & Kazuri Beads

    Moderate

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    4th Day: Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early this morning for the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Ascend to the edge of the Great Rift Valley passing through the charming towns of Mai Mahiu and Narok, the latter of which is the Maasai capital. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and soak up the breathtaking views of the surrounding savannah. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, either enjoying the facilities at the lodge or making the most of your surroundings. We recommend an optional game drive* to encounter African wildlife first hand! Dinner and overnight stay in Maasai Mara.

    *Optional afternoon game drive: In the mid-afternoon, head off on a game drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, considered the world’s finest game viewing area! Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary Big Five: lions, rhinos, buffalos, elephants and leopards as you venture through the wild landscapes and watch in awe as the dramas of everyday life in the animal kingdom unfold before you!

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Mara Kimana Camp or similar
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    64 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Maasai Mara National Reserve Afternoon Game Drive

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    5th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve
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    Breakfast at the lodge. Embark on an unforgettable day of wildlife-spotting as you set off on a full-day game-viewing drive with a packed lunch on the go. This extra time will allow you to further explore the vast reserve and discover the spectacular and diverse landscapes of the Maasai Mara. See if you can spot the Big Five as you enjoy some of the best game-viewing on earth and enjoy an authentic Kenyan safari experience! As this magical day draws to a close, return to the lodge and unwind at dinner as you retell the stories of today’s adventures! Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

     

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Mara Kimana Camp or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    64 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Full day game viewing drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve with packed lunch

    Light

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    6th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nyahururu
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    After an early breakfast, depart for Nyahururu, the town derives its name from the Maasai word for waterfall or place of storms. The epic drive will take you via the shores of Lake Naivasha, part of the Great Rift Valley. Stop on-route with the option for lunch (not included) and some time at leisure to enjoy the stunning natural landscape. We recommend an optional Crescent Island visit to walk among the wildlife*. Arrive at the resort later that evening and enjoy dinner. Overnight stay in Nyahururu. 

    * Visit to Crescent Island (by boat): Walk among the animals of Crescent Island. Visit the Island Sanctuary and enjoy the rare chance to literally walk alongside the animals. The island sanctuary isn't home to any predators, so you can safely wander alongside zebras, giraffes, and wildebeest.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    The Panari Resort Nyahuru... or similar
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    196 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Crescent Island Walking Safari

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    7th Day: Nyahururu
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    Breakfast at the Resort. Today, spend all day at your leisure enjoying your epic surroundings and making the most of the resort facilities which include a steam room, sauna, gym and swimming pool. If you’re up for more adventure, you can take part in our optional visit to Thompson Falls & Hippo Pools* or hike up Marmanet Forest**? Dinner and overnight stay in Nyahururu.

    *Optional visit to Thomson Falls & Hippo Pools: Thomson falls, named after the father of Joseph Thomson, the first European explorer to reach the majestic location, is a 243 feet waterfall on the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Central Rift Valley at 7,740 feet in elevation that drains from the Aberdare Range. You have the option to either enjoy the sight of the falls from a viewpoint, or, if feeling more dating, you can hike to the bottom of the falls for a closer look. Next, make your way to Hippo pools, one of the best spots to watch hippos interact in their natural habitat. We recommend going at the very early hours of the morning or at dusk to get a glimpse of the magnificent animal.

    **Optional hike to Marmanet Forest: Marmanet Forest, comprising 4500 Ha of surface area, forms part of the migrating route popularly known as the elephant corridor, located at the intersection of Rumuruti and South Marmanet forests. This unique area is used by elephants to forage and access the farm lands neighboring the forest during harvest seasons, typically in October and November. It is also the location where mother elephants go to deliver their calves. A fire tower to monitor forest fires doubles as a viewpoint for visitors to relish in the scenic view. This activity can be booked directly at the destination and it takes place very early morning.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    The Panari Resort Nyahuru... or similar
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    196 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Visit to Thomson Falls & Hippo Pools

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    8th Day: Nyahururu - Nairobi
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    Awake early for breakfast to enjoy your last moments in the Kenyan wilderness at your leisure. Around mid-morning it’s time to enjoy a leisurely drive back to Nairobi, arriving in the capital in the afternoon. Get settled in at the hotel, ready to spend your final evening in Kenya at your leisure, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or indulging in the local cuisine in Nairobi’s many eateries. Overnight stay in Nairobi*.

    * You can upgrade your accomodation in Nairobi for an additional cost. This option is available in the next step of the booking process.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Boulevard or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    413 Reviews

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    9th Day: Nairobi - Arusha
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the use of your room until 10:00 a.m. before checking out and transferring to the airport at the indicated time (usually 3/4 hours before your departure flight) for your flight to Tanzania. Touch down at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Arusha, located in the shadows of volcanic Mount Meru and surrounded by verdant hills and coffee plantations. Transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day relaxing or exploring at your leisure. Arusha is the gateway to Tanzania's legendary national parks. Although small, this bustling city is a centre of Maasai culture and has a good selection of local restaurants and shops. Dinner and overnight stay in Arusha. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Green Mountain or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    367 Reviews

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    10th Day: Arusha - Tarangire National Park
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the morning exploring Arusha at your leisure. In the afternoon, head to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is famed for its large population of African elephants that congregate around the Tarangire River which crosses the park and provides a vital life source for the wildlife that lives here. Get settled at the lodge and enjoy a relaxing evening at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Tarangire.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Ang'ata Tarangire Camp or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    136 Reviews

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    11th Day: Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park
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    Early breakfast at the lodge before setting off through the fertile grasslands of Tarangire for a captivating game viewing drive to discover the landscapes of baobab trees and grasslands as you look out for elephants, zebras, lions and giraffes! Afterwards, leave Tarangire and head towards the Serengeti National Park, home of the Great Migration! Picnic lunch before enjoying a game viewing drive in the Serengeti, known for its herds of blue wildebeest and zebras. Arrive at the camp in the late afternoon and spend a relaxing evening under the star-studded African sky. Dinner and overnight stay in the Serengeti. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Ang'ata Camp Serengeti or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    262 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Half-day game viewing in the Serengeti National Park

    Light

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    Game viewing drive in Tarangire National Park

    Light

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    12th Day: Serengeti National Park
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    Breakfast at the camp. Today you can either enjoy sunrise and sunset game drives in the Serengeti National Park, with lunch at the lodge, or a full day game viewing drive with picnic lunch. The Serengeti National Park has the largest concentration of plains animals in Africa, with plentiful mammal and bird species. Savor the opportunity to spot the abundant wildlife, including the famous 'Big 5'. During the rainy season, you can witness the large scale migration of herds of wildebeest, zebras and other herd animals, an awe-inspiring sight! Return to the camp. Dinner and overnight stay in the Serengeti.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Ang'ata Camp Serengeti or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    262 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Game viewing drive in Serengeti National Park

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    13th Day: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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    Breakfast at the camp. In the morning, set off for the Ngorongoro crater, descending to the bottom of the crater for a unique and unparalleled safari experience. This conservation area is famed for its rich concentration of wildlife, including the 'Big 5' as well as plentiful birdlife. The natural isolation of the crater creates a spectacular setting and unique ecosystem. Enjoy a picnic lunch in these amazing surroundings before returning to the top and to your lodge, located in the verdant Karatu Highlands. Dinner and overnight stay near Ngorongoro.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Country Lodge or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    397 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Ngorongoro Crater Excursion

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    14th Day: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Arusha - Night on board
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    Breakfast at the lodge.* Sadly, it's time to bring your unforgettable adventure to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to Arusha airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

    * Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

    Included activities

    Included

    Full day game viewing drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve with packed lunch

    Included activity for day 5 in Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you embark on a full-day game-viewing drive with a lunch on the go so you don’t miss any second of the action provided by the Big Five or the beauty of the Maasai Mara landscapes.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

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    Light

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    Included

    Half-day game viewing in the Serengeti National Park

    Included activity for day 11

    Enjoy a game viewing drive in the Serengeti, known for its herds of blue wildebeest and zebras and as the starting point of the annual Great Migration.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 03:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Game viewing drive in Tarangire National Park

    Included activity for day 11

    Enjoy a captivating game viewing drive to discover the landscapes of baobab trees and grasslands as you look out for elephants, zebras, lions and giraffes!

    Duration 07:30h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Included

    Game viewing drive in Serengeti National Park

    Included activity for day 12

    Enjoy a brief afternoon game viewing drive to discover the landscapes of the Serengeti, home of the Great Migration!

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:30 Approx

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    Active

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    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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    Can't be combined with the Museum, Bomas & Kazuri Beads Visit.

    Coffee Farm Tour

    Suggested activity for day 3 in Nairobi

    The Fairview Coffee Estate is where you want to go to learn about all things coffee related. You will familiarize yourself with coffee tourism, take a tour around the coffee farm and learn about the brand and its production.

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

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    Moderate

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    Can't be combined with the Coffee Farm Tour.

    Visit to the National Museum, Bomas & Kazuri Beads

    Suggested activity for day 3 in Nairobi

    This 3 part activity starts off by indulging in exhibitions on East African heritage. Next, you will head to Bomas to watch dance groups perform in their native villages before heading to Kazuri to take part in a bead workshop.

    Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Maasai Mara National Reserve Afternoon Game Drive

    Suggested activity for day 4

    Enjoy an afternoon game drive to discover the varied wildlife of the Maasai Mara, famed for its population of lions, cheetahs, and leopards and for its role as the destination of the annual Great Migration!

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Crescent Island Walking Safari

    Suggested activity for day 6

    Not actually an island, but a tranquil peninsula, explore this biodiverse area on foot! Home to rare wildlife, the peninsula was famously used as the filming location for a number of memorable scenes in the movie ‘Out of Africa’!

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

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    • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
    • International flights: UK/Ireland - Nairobi, Arusha - UK/Ireland.
    • Internal flight: Nairobi - Kilimanjaro.*
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    • 12 nights in Charm and Superior category hotels and lodges.
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    • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 9 dinners.
    • Transfers and Safaris with an English-speaking guide.
    • Game drives and park entry fees.
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • ATOL Protection.
    • Guide/s during the excursions.
    • Transfers & Safaris in a mini van in Kenya and in a 4X4 safari Landcruiser in Tanzania.
    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

    Not included

    Tanzanian visa* (check before traveling), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

    * If you are traveling to Tanzania with a UK/Ireland passport, you will require a Tanzanian visa. This must be printed to present on arrival in Tanzania. You can apply at https://visa.immigration.go.tz/. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Tanzanian Embassy for more details.

    Please note: Travellers are advised to carry cash in the form of USD$ to pay for any extras in Tanzania. Credit cards are not widely accepted.

    * Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

    Roads in Kenya can be quite bumpy and are not in great condition, particularly those found in the country’s national parks. People who suffer from back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

    The safari takes place in a vehicle with space for seven passengers, with one passenger seated next to the driver. 
     
    The luggage compartment of these vehicles is limited, so for the safety and comfort of all, each person may only carry one soft duffel bag of maximum 10kg.
     
    The rest of the luggage can be left in the Nairobi hotel storage room at no extra cost. It will be identified with a tag and will be collected on return from the safari.

    Unlimited Mineral water while on safari. Kindly ensure to bring your own refillable water bottles; we will have 500ml reusable bottles available for purchase at 10USD per bottle which will be donated to a conservation cause.

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity and at least one blank page.

    • Visa

      Visa not required. Obtain mandatory ETA (cost 30 USD) before travel at: https://www.etakenya.go.ke/en

    • Currency

      Kenyan Shilling.

    • Language

      Swahili and English.

    • Electricity

      240 V. An adapter is not required - UK type plugs.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Carry your international immunization card.Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      GMT + 03:00.

    • Other useful information

      In Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.magicalkenya.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    Children: 3 - 11.

    The extra bed in hotels are fold-out style and smaller in size than a standard single bed. Triple rooms are not bigger or more spacious because they are occupied by 3 people.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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