Once you decide to travel to Kenya for your next safari adventure you should begin to make plans well in advance of your travel date. You’ll want to check customs requirements, the immunisations that you’ll need to have, and review any other steps that you need to take to make your trip safe and enjoyable. Let’s take a look at some travel tips you should keep in mind as you plan your exciting African safari.
Make preparations to take with you products that keep mosquitoes from biting your skin; you should get a vaccination and perhaps take an anti-malarial pill to help deter the illness from infecting you.
You’ll want to drink bottled water which will be provided in most of the lodges and hotels in which you stay during your visit. Remember to also use this water to brush your teeth so that you can avoid using tap water for this chore.
Another area for you to investigate before you depart for your trip is insurance cover. On your safari the roads may be bumpy and muddy, so having some form of protection in place should you need it is wise. Ask your trip provider if they have any cover that you can purchase as a part of your travel package to save money.
Your personal grooming and electronic devices can be used rather easily in Kenya; the fittings are the same as those in the UK. Your three-pin connectors will work in the 220 volt outlets provided in the lodges and hotels.
Kenya Safari holidays are enjoyed to the fullest when the weather cooperates; from January until March the weather will be hot and dry. From March until June you’ll experience the rainy season which gets worse as June approaches; if you travel in September and October the weather will be dry and warm and you’ll be able to see the migration of the animals. November is another small rainy season and December is when the weather begins to get dry and warmer.
If you travel from the UK during the winter months you will have to set your clock ahead three hours; travel in the spring and summer months requires you to only move your clock ahead two hours in Kenya. You should change the time on your watch as soon as you arrive in Kenya so that you won’t miss any excursions or any of the delicious meals prepared for you.
It’s also important to note that tipping is mandatory for all services that are provided for you; you must tip your waiting staff, the safari guide, all porters, and anyone who provides a service to make your stay more enjoyable.
Learning about the customs and expected behaviours in Kenya before you travel there will provide you with confidence as you move around the country and enjoy the services of the staff around you. Be sure to review these tips and others before you begin your Kenyan Safari holiday.