FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time for a safari in Kenya?

A safari in Kenya can be done any time of the year, Jul – Oct is popular as the migration at Mara happens around this period while Jan – Mar is also very good time, these two seasons have no rains and the grass is dry with scarce vegetation making game drives easier. Apr – May and Nov to mid Dec is generally low season with lots of rains in most parks; prices are very low during this season and most preferred by clients on a budget.

Most passport holders from Europe and North America can get visa on arrival in Kenya or apply it online prior to travel on the government portal – www.ecitizen.go.ke if not sure you can always check with us before travel. Tourists Visa costs USD 52.00.

It’s advisable to book early enough especially for safaris in Jan-Mar and Jul-Oct seasons(5-6months in advance), some people book an year before. This is especially important for those wishing to do a private custom safari.

As some lodges will have age limits on who can book a stay with them, generally there is no age limits for our safaris we do however have recommendations for those with very young kids. Our safaris do not require specific kind of fitness as they are not strenuous, you will however experience off road driving within the parks and our vehicles are well designed for this.

Most of our safaris are private and in own safari vehicle with a dedicated driver guide. We do not book make tour groups from individual booking so as to allow flexibility, customization and selection of accommodation.

We carefully chose accommodation facilities to ensure value for our client’s money. Most of the rooms in hotels/lodges/camps have private bathroom and flush toilets. There is electricity and Wi-Fi in most the hotels/lodges/camps.

Food at the hotels and lodges is well prepared to best of standards, we recommend you wash or peel fresh fruits before eating.

Tour prices are based on two persons sharing a room. Single room supplement is the excess cost charged to person staying alone in a room designed to take two people. When one stays in a room by themselves they have to pay per person sharing price the single room supplement.

A typical safari day is early morning game drive, breakfast then stay at leisure within the lodge/camp. Lunch followed by afternoon game drive till evening. Dinner is served and free to rest or continue enjoying the lodge/camp facilities. On days when travelling between parks you start with breakfast and departure to arrive in new park in time for lunch, relaxation then afternoon game drives till sun drop.

Our driver guides are best professionally trained and they have vast experience regarding the country, wild animals and culture of the communities within the country. The advice of the driver guides is highly valuable to our clients.

Since most hotels/lodges/camps and shops accept Visa/master card. Its therefore advisable to carry minimal amounts in cash, may be maximum $ 500.00.

In most urban places there are ATMs where you can withdraw cash in local currency.

Tipping is not mandatory however is highly recommended. For driver guides we recommend a minimum of $ 5.00 per person while for the hotels/lodges/camps you can drop a minim of $ 5.00 on the tipping box per day. No maximum limit.

In case of an emergency you should contact Perminus Muturi - +254 710653965 / +254 736165729 or email – info@africamarvel.com. The emergency number in Kenya is 999.

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