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SEPCIAL INTEREST KENYA SAFARI HOLIDAY EXPERIENCES

Special interest Kenya is a hotbed for special interest tours. These specially designed tours offer a novel way for travellers to discover new aspects of a favourite topic of interest. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher, or you’re into film and photography, or you like to trace the history of past conflict through a tour of battle sites or you want to feel the benefit of high-altitude training, Kenya is the place to go.

Probably Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle is the great migration of wildebeest, said to be the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet. The annual migration involves millions of wildebeest, which make their way from the Southern Serengeti to the northern edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Many safari travellers go to Kenya purely to experience this unique phenomenon, which takes place from late July to September.

Events and festivals Kenyans love to celebrate and have fun. All over the country, festivals offer a vibrant showcase for the culture, heritage and pride of the nation. Visitors are welcome to come and engage in the colourful events and festivals that bring life to the streets of the host cities and towns.

The diversity of Kenya’s golf courses makes it an ideal destination for golfing enthusiasts. Many keen players travel to Kenya in order to combine a golfing holiday with excellent wildlife viewing. Many types of animals can be seen from the golf course, including various species of monkeys and wonderful birdlife.

For golfers on holiday in Kenya, the idea of teeing off on a beautiful course on a lovely morning is their idea of heaven – offering a perfect break from the safari circuit. The Kenyan climate is ideal for golf all year round and there is a diverse range of courses, many of them featuring top-class facilities. Little wonder that Kenya is one of the world’s top golfing destinations. Kenya’s top golf clubs are well up to international standards, with courses that have been designed and landscaped by some of the best in the business. The nation’s golf and country clubs offer first-rate facilities along with a high quality of service built on Kenya’s reputation for welcoming visitors.

 

As an antidote to your busy working life, the simple idea of being out on the water – or in the water or under the water – is hard to beat. And it can also be totally exhilarating. Kenya is one of the best places in the world for water sports. Its wild rivers, lakes and the Indian Ocean itself offer the perfect opportunity for all kinds of water-focused activities, both motorised and manual. From sailing to snorkelling to white water rafting, Kenya has it all.

There’s nothing like winding down and treating yourself to a grand evening out once you have sampled Kenya’s top safari destinations. In cities and towns they keep the action going with buzzing bars and nightclubs where you can dance the night away or simply enjoy a drink with friends. Kenyans love a good party, so why not join in and make a few Kenyan friends and learn a thing or two about the Kenyan social scene.

Activity holidays are more popular than ever, and Kenya offers the kind of challenges that are guaranteed to get the heart pumping and the adrenalin flowing. There are opportunities to reach the summit of Mount Kenya, or go paragliding in the Kerio Valley, or ride a bike through Mount Longonot National Park or climb the rocks of Hell’s Gate. Away from the vast savannah grasslands, Kenya offers amazing landscapes dotted with adventure trails, especially in the Rift Valley and Central Kenya.

Those looking for a greater understanding of the culture and people of Kenya may wish to combine their safari experience with cultural tours and visits. Kenya is home to a mixture of tribes, colourful traditions and a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can experience this diversity by meeting the people in their bomas (homesteads) and visiting local schools.

If you’re one of those people who love to immerse themselves in another culture and learn about the lives and history of its people, then Kenya is a dream destination. Kenya is home to more than 40 ethnic cultural groups. These, along with Europeans, Asians, Indians and others from across the world, have come together in Kenya to form its national identity. In addition to a cultural tour, you could choose to stay in a local village and experience its traditional way of life – or you can sample the urban culture in Kenya’s cities, where the fast life is never fast enough.

No visit to Kenya would be complete without enjoying a plate of nyama choma (grilled meat) and a cold Tusker lager. There is, however, much more to the country’s culinary scene than these two favourites. It ranges from an abundance of fresh seafood at the coast to a hugely diverse array of international restaurants in Nairobi.

Balloon safaris are one of the most popular holiday options in Kenya. Each day, more than a dozen balloons depart from sites near six of the lodges and tented camps in the Masai Mara. Take-off is before dawn, allowing guests to catch the first rays of the sun over the landscape and then see the animals begin to stir in their natural habitat. Hour-long flights offer excellent aerial sightings of the game and the amazing topography. The balloon often descends for close-up views of the animals. After landing, guests are invited to a champagne breakfast in the bush.

Each day, more than a dozen hot air balloons rise from sites across the Mara. Take-off is just before dawn, allowing guests to catch the first glimpse of the sun and see the animals begin to stir. These hour-long flights are one of life’s truly great experiences.

Mountain biking has grown in popularity. Enthusiasts can ride in areas such as Hell’s Gate National Park, while events such as ‘10 to 4’ have earned international acclaim.

Introducing children to the thrill of an African safari can be great fun as well as a memorable experience. Many tour operators now offer child-friendly tours. Most of the itineraries are designed to appeal to younger children and include visits to wildlife orphanages, meeting local tribes and learning how to track animals – all excellent opportunities for educational enjoyment.

he ‘ship of the desert’ is an ideal vantage point for viewing nature. This safari experience is most common in northern and central Kenya and is often accompanied by a Samburu warrior guide. The camels are used mainly to carry camping equipment and to accompany walking safaris, but they can also be ridden where the terrain allows.

An accompanied camel safari – most common in the arid northern area of Kenya – is an offbeat option. The camels are used mainly to carry equipment and to accompany walking safaris, but they can be ridden where the terrain allows.

Avid horse riders will be in their element on a visit to Kenya, with opportunities to see big game and interact with wild animals while on horseback. Even the most inexperienced riders can enjoy the thrill of learning to ride in an environment of animal herds.

In some wildlife areas, such as Mount Kenya National Park, you can view the local wildlife from horseback. Even the most inexperienced riders can enjoy this thrill under the expert supervision of guides.

Walking Various Kenyan game reserves and national parks offer scope for walking safaris and, for many people, this is the ultimate safari experience. A walking safari not only provides opportunities for intimate encounters with animals that are shy of vehicles, but also allows visitors to explore areas that vehicles cannot reach. Organised walking safaris are usually arranged through a specialist tour operator and accompanied by an armed guide. There are age restrictions, too. Travellers must be over 18 and in good physical health. This is especially true of the more ambitious treks in the neighbourhood of Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon and the Aberdares.

Organised walking and climbing safaris can be arranged through a specialist operator. Challenging treks include Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon and the Aberdares.

For unrestricted adventure, why not hire a 4×4 safari vehicle and enjoy the freedom of a selfdrive tour. This is particularly recommended in the northern parks and is also available in the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo.

Down at the coast, thrill-seekers can go big game fishing, mainly from Malindi and Watamu. Ocean fishing in Kenya was originally made famous by writer and macho man Ernest Hemingway.

When it comes to sport, Kenya is probably best known for its athletes, especially its middle and long distance runners. In addition, Kenyans go in for ‘sevens’ rugby, one-day cricket and basketball, while soccer is played with great enthusiasm and the Kenya Premier League has proved a success.

Birdwatching Kenya is a destination of choice for keen birdwatchers. About 1,300 species of birds can be found in Kenya – more than in any other African country. The Rift Valley, in particular, has a large population of birds including raptors such as the fish eagle. The alkaline lakes support populations of flamingos and pelicans. A varied topography, ranging from woodland to desert and from grassland to mountains, accounts for the amazing variety of bird species. A particularly good time to visit is from December to March when migrating birds arrive from Europe.

Kenya is one of the world’s best locations for wildlife photography and many companies now offer specially tailored itineraries for serious photographers. While patience and luck are required to get that perfect shot, it is also important to go with a trained guide who is familiar with the geography and the animals. Travelling with a group of fellow enthusiasts is another key ingredient in any successful photo safari.

An African honeymoon is the ultimate romantic getaway. Here, honeymooners can spend leisurely days on a luxury safari, while exclusive candlelit dinners can be arranged in total seclusion under the stars, in the heart of the African bush.

Night game drives offer a chance to view the nocturnal life of the bush – the time, in fact, when most animals are active. Such species include aardvarks, African wildcats, bat-eared foxes, caracals, serval cats and even the elusive leopard.

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Adeli Kenya Safaris is the the best responsible tours & travel company in Kenya for affordable eco safari tours & holiday packages in KenyaTanzaniaZanzibarUgandaRwanda and other global destinations like South AfricaEgyptDubaiSeychellesMauritiusGreeceThailandIndonesiaCroatiaTurkeyVietnamThailandSri LankaSingaporeSaint LuciaQatarOmanNorth America, New ZealandNepalNamibiaMozambiqueMoroccoMaldivesMalaysiaMalawiMadagascarJordanJapanItalyIsraelIndiaHong KongHawaiiGreeceFrench PolynesiaFranceFiji Faroe IslandsEthiopiaCook IslandChinaCanadaCambodiaBostwanaBarbadosAustralia and many more. View all our safari destinations. All our safaris are inspired by Aloha Wanderwell of Wanderwell Expedition (First woman to drive around the world in a Ford). 

We are an owner run creative African safari outfitter, and we can always (and we love it) tailor made each trip to the needs and expectations of our guests, because you deserve it!

There’s no bucket list we can’t help you tick off! Just tell us what you are looking for: A city excursion? A honeymoon? A romantic and original proposal? A 4×4 road safari , Air safari or even a train ride in the wildest destination? A Cultural immersion experience? A Family trip for the little ones? A student educational trip? An adventurous mountain climbing expedition? A magical sun-kissed tropical beach vacation? A gorilla tracking experience? Or do you just want to disconnect from everything and everyone? Adeli Kenya Safaris has your back!

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Why book your Africa safari with Adeli Kenya Safaris?

At Adeli Kenya Safaris Limited, sustainable travel is the new luxury hence we  specialize in imaginative, immersive, responsible and extraordinary ecological safari experiences.

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When is the best time to travel to Africa?

Ideally, the dry season is the best time for wildlife viewing in the African bush. During this time, the vegetation dries up, giving safari goers a clearer view of the wildlife. In addition, animals congregate around the water sources, which are in shorter supply during the dry months. In contrast, the wet season is the best time for bird watching in several African countries plus the landscape blossoms from dry plains to lush grasslands so it’s a very beautiful time to visit. The verdant landscape during the wet months attracts thousands of migrating bird species, making it a bird watcher’s paradise. Keep in mind that often during the wet months, the African park roads may become inaccessible so bird watching safaris may need more planning.

The best time to visit an African country depends on your plans. Some people want to explore the wilderness, while others want to go on cultural and historical adventures. Then there are adrenaline junkies who want to scale Africa’s tallest mountains or white water raft on thrilling rivers

Our handy table puts together the ideal time to visit some of Africa’s premium safari destinations. It also shows the best time for bird-watching.

CountryBest time for Wildlife ViewingBest time for Birding
BotswanaMay to OctoberNovember to April
KenyaJanuary to February, June to OctoberOctober to February, June, July
MadagascarApril to OctoberSeptember to December
NamibiaJuly to OctoberNovember to April
South AfricaMay to SeptemberSeptember to March
TanzaniaJuly to OctoberOctober-December, March-May
UgandaDecember to February, June to AugustMay to September
ZambiaJune to NovemberOctober to April
ZimbabweJuly and OctoberOctober to March

The best time to visit Kenya is during the Dry season from late June to October (these are the best wildlife viewing months). The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in August and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ for some parks. See below to learn when to visit which park.

Visiting Kenya in January

The height of summer is an excellent time to spot wildlife, both on the ground and in the air. Temperatures are hot but there will be the odd shower to cool things down, while the landscape is lush with long grass from the ‘short rains’ that fall in November and December. Down on the coast, the days are hot and sunny and the sea is at its clearest.

Visiting Kenya in February

Another great month for spotting wildlife, both on the ground and in the air. Temperatures remain high and the odd shower may fall, while there should still be long grass covering the landscape from the ‘short rains’ that fall in November and December.

Visiting Kenya in March

The weather gets wetter as Kenya approaches the ‘long rains’, but game viewing is still good.

Visiting Kenya in April

The ‘long rains’ of April and May can turn the tracks through the parks into quagmires and make the beaches along the Indian Ocean coastline hot and very wet, so this isn’t the best time to travel.

Visiting Kenya in May

The ‘long rains’ of April and May can turn the tracks through the parks into quagmires and the beaches along the Indian Ocean coastline hot and very wet, so this isn’t the best time to travel.

Visiting Kenya in June

The rains have finished for the most part, although some light showers are still possible, and the nights can be cool at altitude. The long dry season is on the horizon, and while grasses are high, making game harder to spot at times, it is a beautiful time to visit. People start anticipating the arrival of the Great Migration into the Masai Mara.

Visiting Kenya in July

The weather is temperate and dry but not too dusty, with occasional showers still possible, making this a good time to visit overall. The first herds arrive into the Masai Mara from Tanzania and peak travel and game viewing season is just around the corner.

Visiting Kenya in August

The temperatures are pleasant and it’s mostly dry, making it one of the peak times to visit. Fantastic game viewing can be enjoyed now, with the Great Migration at its height in the Masai Mara providing lots of action at the river crossings as countless wildebeest and zebra gather and cross the Mara and Talek Rivers.

Visiting Kenya in September

The weather is generally dry. The game viewing action continues in the Mara, and it is still excellent throughout Kenya for wildlife.

Visiting Kenya in October

As the mercury slowly starts to rise, a few showers are possible. However, it’s a lovely time to travel if you want to avoid the crowds but still have excellent game viewing opportunities. The migratory herds are leaving the Mara now, but excellent resident populations remain. All other Kenya destinations are great at this time of year.

Visiting Kenya in November

The short rains are starting and the temperature is hotter, but the Mara, along with most other destinations, remains open. However, on the Laikipia Plateau many camps are closed. There is still good game viewing under the heavier skies and activities continue. Crowds dissipate and you can often make the most of some good deals.

Visiting Kenya in December

The end of the year can be hot and potentially wet — it’s the middle of the short rains, with some camps closed (particularly in the north) and some open. Where camps are open, wildlife viewing remains very good, with high bird numbers present.

From witnessing millions of wildebeest, zebra and other antelope traverse the plains of the Serengeti to ascending to the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro or sipping chilled drink on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania offers travellers some of the most diverse safari experiences in Africa.

A vibrant and beautiful country with exceptional parks and reserves, Tanzania is blessed with the winning combination of unparalleled game viewing and dazzling tropical beaches. Because Tanzania is so vast (almost 1.5 times the size of Texas), it helps to divide the country’s major holiday destinations into four areas:

  1. Northern Safari Circuit – the most popular Tanzania safari route comprising the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Kilimanjaro.
  2. Tanzania Coast and Islands – the country’s beaches, especially those on islands like Zanzibar, are breath-taking and very accessible.
  3. Southern Tanzania – includes the wonderfully wild and underrated Nyerere (previously Selous) and Ruaha, some of the best-kept Tanzania safari secrets.
  4. Western Tanzania – head to the far-flung corners of Katavi and Mahale for the ultimate off-the-beaten-path Tanzania safaris.

January

Experience the natural splendour of Tanzania in all its beautiful, bursting, colourful glory when you visit in January.

Tanzania’s green season offers luscious, scenic landscapes and once-in-a-lifetime photography opportunities.

February

The best time of year to spot abby animals taking their first step on the savannah, February in Tanzania is incredible.

Bird watching, lush foliage, and cleansing afternoon thunderstorms greet visitors travelling in February.

March

An often-overlooked time of year, visiting Tanzania in March offers spectators beautiful birding opportunities and low crowds.

While occasionally hot and humid, the animals of Tanzania can often be seen out and about with their babies.

April

Scenic green landscapes, baby animals, flocks of colorful birds, and low crowds greet travelers visiting Tanzania in April.

While there may be showers during the day, the abundance of animals makes up for it.

May

Tanzania in May is your last chance to see the lush, natural splendor of Tanzania’s National Parks before the dry season.

Witness beautiful, green forests and wild, grassy plains full of young animals when visiting this time of year.

June

One of the best times of year visit, the dry landscapes in June will give visitors many opportunities to see animals.

With cool, dry weather, opportunities for water are scarce, meaning animals cluster around watering holes.

July

Visiting Tanzania in July is the perfect time to experience a safari the way it was meant to be done.

With the land becoming drier, animals can be spotted congregating near the closest watering holes.

August

Right in the middle of the long, dry season, Tanzania’s national parks become washed out – meaning animals are easier to spot.

A popular time to visit, August in Tanzania is one of the best chances to see animals in all their splendor.

September

With better visibility due to the cool, dry weather and shining Sun, September in Tanzania is one of the best times to visit.

The end of the long dry season, animals are desperate for food, making this the best time to see action.

October

Your last chance to experience an authentic safari atmosphere, October is the end of the long dry season in Tanzania.

Dense clusters of animals, easy driving through parks, and lots of animal action await you in October!

November

Come to Tanzania in November to witness nature spring back into life during the short rainy season.

With the return of the rain to the savannah, the fields, forests, and mountains of Tanzania explode with lush greenery.

December

Perfect and clear for photography, December is when thousands of birds return to Tanzania from their annual migration.

Finish your year off in warmth, comfort, and natural beauty by visiting Tanzania in December.

Although gorilla trekking in Uganda is considered a year-round activity, the humid rainy seasons and muddy terrain can make it extra challenging and lessen the chances of spotting the gorillas. To make it easier for your client, we recommend traveling during the dry seasons from January to February and June to September.

The best time to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda is during the dry season between the months of December to March, and June to September. Not only will the terrain be easier to navigate, it will also be much easier to spot gorillas hidden within the bamboo forests. It is important to note, however, that though it may be the dry season, the weather in Rwanda is notoriously unpredictable so advise your clients to pack a raincoat and waterproof hiking gear.

Africa is a safe place to visit on a wildlife safari arranged by Adeli Kenya Safaris. Make sure you find out about the safari agency and the African country you want to visit as much as you can, and once there, follow some common-sense guidelines.

Here are some general guidelines that will keep you safe in Africa:

  • Avoid travelling alone at night
  • Avoid visiting isolated roads and places
  • Keep your valuables locked in a hotel safe
  • On game drives, always follow your guide’s advice

Enjoy the convenience. Apply for your eVisa online fast and safely – anywhere and anytime and get it within 48 hours.

Visitors to the Republic of Kenya can now apply for their eVisa services in a simple, secure, and convenient way. It’s a 3 step process.

Apply for your Kenya visa from the official website https://evisa.go.ke/ 

Overview

The Directorate of Immigration Services has launched evisa.go.ke which allows visitors to apply for the Republic of Kenya evisa online without having to visit a Kenyan diplomatic mission, or obtain the visa on arrival.

What is an eVisa

An eVisa is an authorization document issued in PDF format which allows visitors to travel to a Kenyan entry point. The eVisa should be presented to an immigration officer at any point of entry who grants the right to enter the Republic of Kenya by issuing visitors pass and endorsing it on the holders passport.

Validity of an eVisa

Category 2 Single Entry Visa is valid for travel within 3months from the date of issue. Category 3 Single Entry Visa is valid for travel within 1 month from the date of issue.

How to verify an eVisa

The visa is accessible for viewing by your airline, or at port, through an electronic system managed by the Kenyan Government. Once the e visa is issued, the holder can travel to an entry point where their passport will be stamped then they are allowed entry.

Verify your evisa here.

Kenya Single Entry Visa:

Issued for single entry to persons whose nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya either for business, tourism, medical or other reasons.

Basic Requirements

  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.

  2. A Return ticket

Validity

Category 2 Single Entry Visa is valid for travel with 3 months from the date of issue

Renewal

Your stay period may be extended for a further 90 days through fns.immigration.go.ke.

Fees

All evisa applications attract a 1 USD service charge and a card handling fee will be surcharged.

Card handling fee will be surcharged for Debit cards, Credit cards, VISA Card, Mastercard

Kenya Single Entry visa Fees: $51

Kenya Transit Visa:

Issued to persons connecting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. Those connecting flights directly without leaving the airport don’t need to apply for Transit visas.

Basic Requirements

  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.

  2. A round trip ticket.

Fees

All evisa applications attract a 1 USD service charge and a card handling fee will be surcharged.

Card handling fee will be surcharged for Debit cards, Credit cards, VISA Card, Mastercard

Kenya Transit Visa Fees: $21

Kenya Courtesy Visa

This is a visa issued to Diplomatic, Official and Service passport holders coming into the country on official duties, or transiting through Kenya to a third country for official business or duties. It is issued free of charge/ gratis.

Basic Requirements

  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.

  2. Must be a holder of a service, official and diplomatic passport.

  3. Must hold an official letter from the country of origin/ organization/ foreign affairs.

  4. A round trip ticket or a boarding pass for passengers on transit.

  5. In cases of applicants who fall under category 3 of the Visa regime / Regulations, the Kenyan visa regulations must apply whether on transit or official business.

Kenya Courtesy Visa Fees: No Charge.

East African Tourist Visa

This is a Joint Tourist Visa issued to persons traveling to and within Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda for tourism.

Present EVisa Printout to immigration control at the point of entry. East Africa Visa Sticker will be issues at the point of Entry in Kenya.

Basic Requirements

  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.

  2. A Return ticket

Validity

An East Africa Visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Fees

All evisa applications attract a 1 USD service charge and a card handling fee will be surcharged.

Card handling fee will be surcharged for Debit cards, Credit cards, VISA Card, Mastercard

East African Tourist Visa Fees: $101

Kenya Multiple Entry Visa:

Issued to Persons who frequent Kenya and their nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya either for business, tourism, medical or other reasons

Present EVisa Printout to immigration control at the point of entry.

Basic Requirements

  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.

  2. A Return ticket

Validity

A Multiple entry visa is valid for 3 to 12 months from the date of issue.

Fees

Multiple Entry Visa attracts a 10 USD processing fee and 1 USD service charge,

Once approved, you will be required to pay 100 USD application fee and, a 1 USD service charge.

card handling fee to be surcharged for Debit cards, Credit cards, VISA Card, Mastercard.

Kenya Mult-entry Visa fees: $ 101

Kenya 5year Multiple Entry Visa

Issued to USA nationals who require a visa to enter Kenya either for business or tourism.

Basic Requirements

  1. Valid travel document not less than six months.

  2. A Return ticket

Validity

A 5-year Multiple Entry visa is valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Present EVisa Printout to immigration control at the point of entry.

Fees:

5 Year Multiple Entry Visa attracts a 10 USD processing fee and 1 USD service charge,

Once approved, you will be required to pay 160 USD application fee and, a 1 USD service charge.

Card handling fee to be surcharged for Debit cards, Credit cards, VISA Card, Mastercard.

Kenya 5 year Multiple entry visa fees: $ 161

Every day on an African safari is an adventure. Each moment is a new experience that’s unique for that single moment in time. No two animals are the same, and animal behavior is always changing. As for the scenery, you’ll experience everything from sweeping savannahs to lush marshlands, dense forests, and arid plains.

As for what it’s like to actually go on safari, let’s break it down.

  • Most African safaris are multi-day experiences. At massive public parks, such as Masai Mara Natioal Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo Parks, Serengeti National Park e.t.c, you can do what’s called a day safari (start a little after sunrise and end before sunset), but if an African safari is your dream vacation, this isn’t what you want. Seven to ten days on safari is most common, and that includes two to three locations.
  • You’ll stay at a lodge or camp in the bush. This means you’ll be in a remote location in the African wilderness accessible by car or air. How luxurious your room is, depends on your budget and operator.
  • Every day you’ll go on game drives to see the animals. Most African safaris take you on twice-a-day game drives (3-4 hours in the morning and 3-4 hours in the afternoon). These game drives can happen in open-air or enclosed vehicles (this depends on where you go on safari and your operator). And it’s during these game drives that you leave your camp/lodge to drive around the bush and find animals.
  • It’s an adventure, not a zoo. The animals are not waiting for you. You have to go out and, with the help of your professional/local guide, find the animals.
  • An African safari is all-inclusive: African safaris are not cheap, but the price includes all meals, game drives, guides, room, and board. Often, all drinks (including alcohol for superior luxury hotels) are encompassed in the price as well.

Absolutely!  A lot of safari lodges welcome younger children (although there are quite a few that do have age restrictions such as only above 6, 8 or even 13 years of age), and you should keep in mind that kids can become restless on long game drives or scared if they see an elephant or lion close by from an open vehicle.

For younger children the best option is probably a family-friendly safari lodge / tented camp in a malaria-free area of East Africa, where the lodge will provide specific kiddies game drives and activities. 

Older children can enjoy all the same experiences as the adults, but again we find that larger lodges where there are other kids about tend to be the best choice for most people with families.

Whatever the age of your kids, you will probably find that you want to mix things up a bit and include a beach or other activities as well as the safari – have a look at our suggestions for family safari holidays to get some ideas.

For the most part, a full day on safari will start with an early-morning wake-up followed by a game drive that starts at sunrise.

After a game drive of around 3 hours or so, you will return to the lodge or camp for breakfast and have some free-time to rest, sleep, go on a guided game walk (where offered). 

The afternoon game drive will head out towards the end of the day, and you will usually return to the lodge after dark if you are staying somewhere that allows this.

There are some places where the day might start a little later, and you may have an early breakfast at the lodge or camp before heading out for a full day game drive into a park. 

This trends to be more common in East Africa (particularly if you are with a driver guide) and also in national parks where game drives are not allowed out before dawn or after sundown.

Application steps

In order to apply for an eVisa, visitors should:

  1. Click on Create an account.
  2. Click on Evisa Application
  3. Fill Application form
  4. Pay Using Visa CardMastercard and other debit or credit cards.
  5. Await approval then download and print the eVisa from your eVisa account.
  6. Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.

Points to note

  1. Visa processing fee is non refundable.
  2. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  3. The possesion of an eVisa is not the final Authority to enter The Republic of Kenya.
  4. Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
  5. A visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Kenya.
  6. The e-Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry.
  7. It should take atleast 2 working days to get your eVisa.
  8. Each adult visitor to the Republic of Kenya is required to submit evisa applications in their personal eVisa account. Parents can apply for their children in the parents account.

When to Visit Uganda?

Uganda has near perfect weather all year round and therefore you can visit whenever you want. That said, there are months with higher rains than others however please note that Uganda being a tropical country, the sun soon comes out after the rain. Most people prefer to travel here in Jan – March and June – mid October and December. The rains are more common in April & May and then mid October – November.

Top things to do on safari in Uganda

There are various activities you can engage in while on a safari in Uganda. Some will bring out your adrenaline drive whereas others will require you to sit back and relax while enjoying the experience.

Gorilla trekking – You can do this is Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park and Congo’s Virunga national park. This requires you to purchase a gorilla tracking permit before you embark on this hike through the jungles with the help of your ranger guide. You are only allowed 1 hour in the presence of the gorillas once you locate them. Alternatively you can choose a gorilla habituation experience which accords you 4 hours in the presence of the gorillas.

Chimpanzee trekking – Just like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking is done in various forests in Uganda with the most famous being Budongo forest, Semliki reserve, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge, Kibale forest. In Rwanda, chimpanzee trekking happens in Nyungwe forest where just like gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the chimps after locating them while on a chimp trek.

Game drives – For those interested in the savannah national parks to watch wild animals as they go about their day, then game drives in the custom made safari vehicles is what you want. Your tour guide drives through different game tracks in search of the most sought after animals like Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes etc.

Boat trips – This is on the many lakes and rivers around the country. Sometimes it is for birding, game viewing or sunset cruises. While in the national parks you can take an afternoon boat ride and watch different animals as they come to water and others that are resident there like Crocodiles and Hippos

Nature walks – In some parks you are allowed to take a nature walk with a ranger guide to learn more about the herbs, shrubs, trees and animals that are in the vicinity.

Community/Cultural experiences – Uganda is home to over 40 different tribes that have unique languages, foods – or at least a unique way of preparing it, songs and dance, rituals and rites of passage. Taking part in a cultural tour will allow you to interact with the people at close range getting involved in their day to day activities.

Bird watching – Uganda is home to over 1050 bird species where you are able to sight over 500 species while on a 21-day birding safari. Birding is done in both protected areas and non protected areas, in agricultural areas, wetlands, forests, savannah etc.

A safari is a casual affair. Safari dress is casual, preferably neutral colours (e.g. khaki, brown or green); T-shirts and shorts/skirts for the day; long-sleeved cool shirts and long pants with socks for evenings outdoors (for the mosquitoes); good walking shoes; swimsuit; warm sweater or light coat for early morning and night safari drives; polarizing sunglasses; a hat or cap; a good camera and plenty of film (you will not be able to get the film you need in remote areas); sun block cream (SPF 30 or higher)

If you are prone to sunburn; malaria medication; insect repellent (often supplied by your lodge); scarf and gloves for cool evenings especially in the winter months (June – August) – yes, it can be cold in the early mornings and evenings; and a good pair of binoculars (essential).

Following is a list to help you
1. Good quality sunglasses, preferably polarized – tinted fashion glasses are not good in strong light 
2. Bush Hat
3. T-shirts and one long-sleeved cotton shirt 
4. Shorts/ skirts 
5. Long trousers/slacks 
6. Track suit 
7. Underwear and socks 
8. Good walking shoes (running/ tennis shoes are fine) 
9. Thongs/sandals 
10. Swimsuit 
11. Warm winter sweater 
12. Warm Anorak or Parka (important for the cold winter mornings i.e. June – August) 
13. If you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you bring along a pair of glasses in case you get irritation from the dust 
14. Camera equipment and plenty of film. 
15. Binocular (Favorite pair)- 
16. Personal toiletries 
17. Malaria tablets 
18. Moisturizing cream & suntan lotion 
19. Anti-histamine cream 
20. Insect repellent e.g. Tabard, Raid, Jungle Juice, etc 
21. Basic medical kit (aspirins, Band-Aids), Imodium, antiseptic cream etc) 
22. Tissues/ “Wet Ones” 
23. Visas, tickets, passports, money etc 
24. A flashlight. Please bring spare batteries and a spare bulb as these are unobtainable in lodges and camps.
25. Light rain gear for summer months (late November to April) 
26. Scarf for the winter months (IE. May to September) 
If you are going to be staying in the major cities then bring along formal clothing for evening wear.

Cancellation, interruption and emergency medical travel insurance is essential to protect your investment. Travel insurance should be purchased when you confirm your safari with a deposit. 

Please note that emergency medical coverage is a condition of booking a trip with Aloha Epeditions to Africa.

Transfer vehicles: 

At Adeli Kenya Safaris, we have a variety of transfer vehicles that we use for your airport to city transfers. These vehicles depend with the traveller’s choice to pick. Examples are, SUVs, 4 seater small cars, 7 Seaters and 22 seaters.

Closed Sided 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser (with open pop-up top):

To handle Kenya Roads, this 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser has been designed & customized locally. It is designed to carry between 6 to 7 people at most each with a window seat.

A closed sided 4×4 Safari Landcruiser is the most common safari vehicle in East Africa for road safaris. When you book with Adeli Kenya Safaris, it’s our guarantee you’ll head out on safari in one of our company owned and maintained Jeeps. You’ll be riding high, in safety and comfort.

4 x 4 Safari Van – Toyota Hiace

This is a Safari Van that has been designed & customized locally to handle Kenya Roads.

It is designed to carry between 6 to 9 people at most each with a window seat. They generally have a softer suspension than other safari vehicles, giving a slightly more comfortable trip.

Mostly used for Transfers, Day Trips, Excursions & budget safaris

Open Sided 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser

This is a Safari Jeep that has been designed & customized locally. Hence, it is able to handle Kenya Roads.

An open 4×4 safari Land Cruiser is the best way to see Africa’s incredible wildlife up close.

Open-sided 4WD are used for the Fly In Safaris within the different private wildlife conservancies in East Africa and also great for photography safaris for nature lovers.

What languages are spoken in Africa?

An estimated 2,000 languages are spoken throughout Africa. In several African countries, English is used for official documents and formal written communication. Many African countries have several official languages, one of them being English. Hundreds of millions of people speak English in Africa: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa and Kenya have the highest number of English speakers.

Safari guides are very likely to speak English as well as other languages. If you have a preference for a language, ask your safari operator to arrange this in advance.

For your interest, we have listed some of the popular African Safari countries with their official languages.

CountryOfficial Languages
BotswanaEnglish, Tswana
KenyaEnglish, Swahili
MadagascarEnglish, Malagasy, French
NamibiaEnglish
South AfricaEnglish, Afrikaans, 9 Bantu languages
TanzaniaEnglish, Swahili
UgandaEnglish, Swahili
ZambiaBemba, Nyanja, English
ZimbabweShona, Ndebele, English

Payment Methods

Adeli Kenya Safaris accepts online payment by credit card, direct swift banking payment, paypal with extra charges for transactions, cheques and PDQ Credit card payments (21 days before safari).

Bank Transfers takes 2-5 Days to be reflected in our accounts and incurs charges on sending the money.

Charges on Payments

Cards via PDQ Machine and Online Credit Payments deducts you between 3% and 6% per transaction.

If you are going to buy a new camera for your African safari, then I suggest you buy a digital SLR camera.

Both Nikon and Canon produce very good, affordable digital SLRs. You will need a good size telephoto zoom lens, at the very least a 200mm lens, and ideally a 300mm lens. Nikon and Canon also have lenses with new technology called Vibration Reduction on Nikon and Image Stabilization with Canon. These lenses have a feature which you can turn on to reduce the old problem of camera shake.

 

They say, “You can’t please everyone.” Well, “they” surely haven’t been to the astonishing national parks, Wildlife conservancies & sun-kissed white sandy beaches of Kenya- for these parks truly offer something for everyone.

Kenya is synonymous with the word “#safari.” Perhaps no other place on the planet conjures such a spirit of adventure and romance. The diversity of things to do dazzles all who visit, and viewing the country’s abundant wildlife tops the list.

Beyond the world-famous safari parks lies a trove of coastal treasures. You can snorkel and dive fish-rich coral reefs, relax on pearly beaches, experience the melting pot of cultures and cuisines in #Mombasa, #Malindi, #Watamu, #Kilifi, #Diani & #Lamu and explore tropical islands steeped in Swahili history.

To experience the romance of Kenya‘s colorful colonial history captured in the film #OutOfAfrica, head to Nairobi. This bustling capital is the gateway to one of the world’s most evocative and exciting travel destinations.

  1. NAIROBI (AFRICA’S SAFARI CAPITAL & GREEN CITY IN THE SUN):

Kenya‘s capital and largest city, Nairobi is legendary for its colorful colonial history. It was once the capital of British East Africa, luring settlers who came here to stake their fortune in the coffee and tea industries. Today, you can explore the city’s famous historic sites, as well as some excellent wildlife-related attractions.

The #NairobiNationalMuseum is a great one-stop spot to see exhibits on Kenya‘s history, nature, culture, and contemporary art. Green thumbs will also enjoy the botanic gardens on the grounds. Another popular tourist attraction is the #KarenBlixenMuseum, the restored residence of the famous Danish author of the book Out of Africa, also known by her pen name, Isak Dinesen. To see wildlife without venturing far from the city center, visit #NairobiNationalPark, now a black rhino sanctuary and also home to a diversity of other African wildlife.

  1. MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD):

Maasai Mara National Reserve (also “#MasaiMara”) is one of the world’s most magnificent game reserves. Bordering Tanzania, the Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and forms a wildlife corridor between the two countries. It’s named after the statuesque, red-cloaked Maasai people who live in the park and graze their animals here as they have done for centuries. In their language, Mara means “mottled,” perhaps a reference to the play of light and shadow from the acacia trees and cloud-studded skies on the vast grasslands.

The park is famous for the #WildebeestMigration, when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October. In the Mara River, throngs of hippos and crocodiles lurk. The park is also known for providing excellent predator sightings (check #BigCatDiary on #BBC), thanks to its relatively large populations of #BigFive: lion, cheetah, and leopard and many other flora & fauna.

Thanks to the park’s altitude, the weather here is mild and gentle year-round.

  1. AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK (ELEPHANT COUNTRY):

Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, #AmboseliNationalPark is one of Kenya‘s most popular tourist parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust,” an apt description for the park’s parched conditions. The reserve is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of free-ranging elephants up close. Other wildlife commonly spotted in the park includes #bigcats, such as lion and cheetah, as well as giraffe, impala, eland, waterbuck, gazelle, and more than 600 species of birds. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here, ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, savannah, and woodlands. Look for the local Maasai people who live in the area around the park.

  1. OL PEJETA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY (A REFUGE FOR CHIMPANZEES, RHINOS, BIG FIVE & MORE):

About 200 kilometers north of Nairobi, near Mount Kenya National Park, #OlPejetaConservancy is a prime place for close-up #wildlifeencounters. #Conservation and #sustainability are key at this 90,000-acre private game reserve, where you can view the #BigFive (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo) as well as other animals such as cheetah, hyenas, zebra, and hartebeest, set against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya. The conservancy is perhaps best known for its endangered #northernwhiterinos and southern white rhinos, including Baraka, a blind black rhino, who lucky visitors might have the chance to feed. You can view the wildlife on self-drive or guided tours, and entry includes a visit to the #chimpanzeesanctuary. Day visitors are welcome, and if you want to extend your wilderness adventure, you can stay overnight in accommodations that range from bush camps and safari cottages to a charming colonial ranch house.

  1. TSAVO NATIONAL PARK (WILD, SCENIC, RUGGED & TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE)

Kenya‘s largest park, Tsavo, is sliced in two: #TsavoWestNationalPark and #TsavoEastNationalPark. Together these parks comprise four percent of the country’s total area and encompass rivers, waterfalls, savannah, volcanic hills, a massive lava-rock plateau, and an impressive diversity of #wildlife. #TsavoEast is famous for photo-worthy sightings of large elephant herds rolling and bathing in red dust. The palm-fringed Galana River twists through the park providing excellent game viewing and a lush counterpoint to the arid plains. Other highlights here include the #YattaPlateau, the world’s longest lava flow; #MudandaRock; and the #LugardFalls, which spill into rapids and crocodile-filled pools.

#TsavoWest is wetter and topographically more varied, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the northern reaches of the park. Highlights here are #MzimaSprings, a series of natural springs with large populations of hippos and crocodiles; #ChaimuCrater, a great spot for seeing birds of prey; and #NguliaRhinoSanctuary. Wildlife is not as easy to see in Tsavo West because of the denser vegetation, but the beautiful scenery more than compensates.

  1. SAMBURU, BUFFALO SPRINGS, AND SHABA NATIONAL RESERVES (AN OASIS OF WILDLIFE):

On the banks of the palm-lined Ewaso Nyiro River, #SamburuNationalReserve, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba Reserves lie in an arid region in the remote north of Kenya. #ShabaNationalReserve is one of two areas where #GeorgeAdamson and #JoyAdamson raised #Elsa the lioness, made famous in the film #BornFree. The wildlife in all three reserves depends on the waters of the river to survive, and many species are specially adapted to the parched conditions, #SpecialFive of Samburu: Grevy’s zebras; Somali ostriches; and gerenuks, the long-necked antelope that stand on two rear legs to reach the fresh shoots on upper tree limbs.

A top attraction in Samburu National Reserve are the Sarara Singing Wells, local watering holes where #Samburuwarriors sing traditional songs while hauling water for their cattle to drink. You might also be rewarded with sightings of big cats and wild dogs.

  1. LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK (ORNITHOLOGIST’S PARADISE):

#LakeNakuruNationalPark, in Central Kenya, is famous for its rhinos, endangered Rothchild Giraffe, Out of Africa View point, flocks of pink flamingos (the numbers recently reduced due to water levels). The park has more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here, as well as a rich diversity of other wildlife. Lions, leopards, warthogs, waterbucks, pythons, and white rhinos are just some of the animals you might see, and the landscapes range from sweeping grasslands bordering the lake to rocky cliffs and woodland.

The park also protects the largest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. These tall, branching succulents are endemic to the region and provide an interesting textural element to the arid landscapes.

  1. LAKE NAIVASHA (DEEP BLUE LAKES, RICH ACACIA FORESTS, EXTINCT VOLCANOES, WATERFALLS, IMPOSING TOWERS AND BOTTOMLESS GORGES):

EXPLORE #HELLSGATENATIONALPARK, #LAKENAIVASHA & #CRESCENTISLAND:

Ever sailed past hippos? How about trekking amongst zebras and giraffe? Or bicycling past impalas and buffalo? On this amazing one-day tour you’ll get to do all that and more.

You can’t get any closer to the wildlife than this. Imagine riding alongside a gazelle – that’s a story you’ll never forget and love to share. So, get ready for a fun, animal-filled adventure.

At Hell’s Gate National park, you can Drive, Hike, Bike or Climb. The experience is sensational! Amazing scenery will surround you thanks to Fischer’s Tower, the Central Tower, and the park’s gorge.

And we’ll go on a cycling safari. Riding over the savannah, past towering cliffs we’ll look for giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hartebeest, gazelle and possibly hyena. What a fun way to experience the wildlife!

After lunch we’ll take a water safari and enjoy views of Hippos and the nearby wildlife grazing at the shore. Don’t be surprised to see buffalo, zebra, eland and impala look up as you sail by.

Our final park is a private game sanctuary where we’ll take a guided #walkingsafari. #CrescentIslandSanctuary boasts more animals per acre than any other park in Kenya. You are certain to trek by diverse herds of wildlife – wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe and gazelle amongst them.

  1. NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK AND THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST (WORLD’S ONLY PARK IN A CITY-WHERE ELSE CAN YOU SPOT LIONS, RHINO, BUFFALO AND GIRAFFE JUST MINUTES FROM A NATIONAL CAPITAL CITY?)

A mere 15-minute drive from the clamor of Kenya‘s capital, you can gaze at a snoozing pride of lions or a graceful giraffe strutting through the golden grass at Nairobi National Park. Visiting this wildlife-rich park is one of the top things to do if you’re staying in Nairobi, and it makes a rewarding day trip – especially if you can’t make it to one of the larger game reserves. All the #classicsafari stars are here, including buffalo, leopards, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, elephants, and cheetah, and you can also see some of the planet’s most endangered species at the park’s rhino sanctuary. The #NairobiSafariWalk provides a rewarding opportunity to spot wildlife on foot, and birders will be happy to know that more than 400 species of birds also inhabit the park, including the beautiful grey crowned crane.

While you’re here, be sure to stop by The DavidSheldrickElephantOrphanage. This famous wildlife sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates orphaned elephants and offers close-up encounters with these adorable animals. And no visit to the park would be complete without popping into the #GiraffeCentre, near the famous #GiraffeManor, where these long-necked beauties eat right out of your hands.

  1. MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK (QUEST FOR PEAKS- CONQUER YOUR FEARS)

In the Central Highlands, east of the #GreatRiftValley, #MountKenyaNationalPark is a #UNESCOWorldHeritageSite encompassing the country’s namesake highest mountain at 5,199 meters and providing the rare sight of equatorial snow. Formed by a series of volcanic eruptions, #MountKenya is actually comprised of three glacier-cloaked peaks. The highest is #Batian, although Nelion, the next highest, is a tougher climb. The lowest peak, Lenana, is considered the easiest climb, although unpredictable weather can pose challenges.

#Scenery varies from glaciers, lakes, and mineral springs to alpine forest and dense pockets of bamboo. The diversity of flora and fauna provides rewarding opportunities for safaris. Among the wildlife here, you may spot black and white colobus monkeys, buffalo, elephant, tree hyrax, leopard, and hyena.

  1. MOMBASA BEACH VACATIONS:

Make your holiday at this world-famous shore. The Kenya coast is pristine, unspoiled and the perfect place to begin your safari adventure.

And Mombasa is the perfect #beachcation destination with its local markets, history, museums and beaches. Kenya’s largest coastal city, Mombasa is an exciting blend of local and international cultures – African, Indian and Arabic.

Key attractions: Haller Park Sanctuary, Fort Jesus, Mombasa Marine National Park & Reserve, Mamba village e.t.c

Mombasa and its surrounding beaches are also a great jumping off point for safaris throughout Kenya.

  1. MALINDI & WATAMU:

Which resort to choose for your beach holiday – Malindi or Watamu? As always, it’s your choiceBoth offer spectacular stretches of unspoiled beach. Both have an international charm with an exciting dining scene. And both feature marine parks for crystal-clear swimming.

Of course, both have a wonderful year-round climate and are just about 120 km North from Mombasa.

Key attractions: Jumba la Mtwana, Bio-Ken Snake Farm & Laboratory, Watamu Turtle Watch (Wildlife Reserve),  Watamu marine National Park,  Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve & Mida Dhow, Vasco da Gama Pillar, House of Columns e.t.c.

  1. DIANI BEACH(VOTED AFRICA’S LEADING BEACH):

Everything about Diani Beach is long, low and laid back. This pristine flawless, long stretch beach is lined with a lush facade of forest which nestles most of the hotels and resorts. Voted three times Africa’s leading beach destination, the beach-line here is easy-going with a colourful mix of families, backpackers, water-sports enthusiasts, nomads and honeymooners. You can snorkel the sparkling waters, laze on a hammock and when you get restless… safari!

Top 10 Safari destinations in Tanzania

Tanzania has two main “safari circuits” that is the Northern Safari Circuit which comprises of the premier Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mkomazi national park, Arusha national park, Lake Manyara national park and Tarangire national park.  The southern safari circuit offers remote wildlife experiences away from the large crowds. It encompasses Ruaha National Park, Nyerere national park, Udzungwa National Park, Gombe National park, Udzungwa national park, Kitulo national park and Mikumi National Park.

When planning your Africa safari to Tanzania, you will need to choose the parks to visit after considering the best to choose from. In this article we share a list of what we consider as Tanzania’s top 10 safari destinations;

1. Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is one of the world’s famous Parks. It is located in Northern Tanzania in the eastern Mara region and north-east of Simiyu region. It covers about 14,763sq km, the park borders Ngorongoro crater and the great Masai Mara to the North. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for being home to the annual Wildebeest Migration which is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. It also boosts of the largest population of lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs among a variety of other wildlife species and several bird species. Serengeti National Park offers classical wildlife experiences all throughout the year.

Furthermore, Serengeti has a wide range of exclusive camps and lodges to provide tourists with a comfortable stay amidst their enthralling safari adventures. Serengeti National Park can be visited during any time of the year.

2. Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This is another popular safari destination in Tanzania. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also  UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the northern safari circuit, neighbouring Serengeti National Park. If you are looking for a whole safari package in one place, Ngorongoro is probably the best option. It is also the largest caldera in the world and has been in active for several years now. The crater offers diverse habitats including wetlands, forests and savannah grasslands that reward tourists with stunning views. It is home to over 30,000 wild animals among which include lions, elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and antelopes, etc.

You get the most magical views in the wilderness at the rim of the crater. If you are planning a safari to Ngorongoro, the best time to go is between April to May when the crater is lush and beautiful.

3. Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area that lies between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. The park sits on an area of approximately 325 sq. km of which 230 sq. km is occupied by the soda ash lake Manyara. The other surface features a range of habitats including the Rift Valley, highlands and woodlands.

Lake Manyara National Park is famous for tree-climbing lions. It is actually one of the only three National Parks in Africa with tree-climbing lions besides South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Uganda’s Ishasha Southern sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Park hosts vast herds of elephants, several buffaloes, Masai Giraffes, cheetahs, Impalas, olive baboons and a range of Sykes monkeys. Lake Manyara National Park offers exceptional wildlife experiences through safari game drives, safari walks and bird watching. Yes, bird watching! it is home to more than 400 bird species including the thousands of pink flamingos that beautify Lake Manyara’s shores.

4. Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ranks the 6th largest National Park in Tanzania at about 2,600 square kilometres. It is known for have large herds to elephants compared to any other park in Tanzania. It features amazing landscape with diverse habitats such as wetland, woodland and is dotted with acacia and baobab trees. The Park is home to a variety of wild life and more than 500 bird species making it a birder’s haven. Some of these include; Kori Bustard, Pygmy Falcon and Ashy Starling, to mention but a few.

The Northern side of the Tarangire is dominated by River Tarangire which flows through to lake Burungi. The southern part of the Park is comprised of mostly wetlands which often dry into lush steppes during the dry season. Tarangire can be visited at any time of the year. However, the best time to visit is during the dry months of June to November when most of the animals are gathered at the Tarangire river for water.

5. Zanzibar

Zanzibar has serene and romantic beaches that are good for unwinding. This is part of Tanzania and you can access it using a ferry from Dar-el-salaam or by flight. The Island offers the famous Stone town experiences with an evening at the Forodhani gardens for the best street food, spice tours, forest walks and the many water adventures – Snorkerling, Dhow cruising, Kite boarding, Sky diving etc. to travellers and exploring cultural and historical sites on the island. You can visit other islands like Pemba, Chole and Mafia for thrilling adventures.

6. Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park is located in Moshi town and covers a total area of about 1,688 square kilometres. The park is home to Mt. Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest peak and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world at an altitude of 5,895m above sea level. With diverse habitats, the ark flourishes with several cape buffaloes, giraffes, grey duikers, leopards, forest elephants, Tree hyrax, and many others. Kilimanjaro National Park is also home to various primates which can be seen during hikes and nature walks.

Kilimanjaro National Park can be visited between the months of January to March and June to October where there are better views of scenery and comfortable hiking conditions.

7. Nyerere national park

Nyerere national park (formerly Selous game reserve) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Tanzania. It is the largest protected area in Africa covering over 50,000 square kilometres of forests, grasslands, open woodland and mountains. Located about 219 kilometres from Dar-es-salaam, the hidden gem offers remarkable wildlife experiences to travellers. In addition, the reserve also offers a wide range of accommodation for all types of travellers.

Nyerere national park is home to a variety of wildlife species including buffaloes, lions, giraffes, wildebeests, hippos, crocodiles, impalas, puku antelopes, sable antelopes, elands, waterbucks, hyenas, African wild dogs, bushbucks, Lichtenstein’s hartebeests and zebras, to mention but a few. More to that, the reserve hosts over 445 bird species including the migratory birds. Birds include Giant kingfishers, African fish eagles, bee-eaters, hornbills, turacos, African skimmers and Pelicans, etc. it is visited during the months of June to October.

8. Mahale Mountains National Park

Located in the Mahale Mountains, the park offers authentic safari experiences especially if you are not a fan of big crowds. The park lies on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma region of Tanzania. Mahale National Park was established mainly to protect the thousands of endangered chimpanzees that live in the region. Among other things, it is famous for gorgeous sunsets over Lake Tanganyika.

Mahale is endowed with diverse habitats including grasslands, alpine bamboo, woodlands and montane rainforests which shelter more than 50 recorded wildlife species. Some of these include; chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, red colobus monkeys, olive baboons, leopards, and antelopes, among others. Safari goers to Mahale National Park enjoy chimpanzee trekking, forest walks, bird watching, hiking, and sport fishing. The best time to visit the park is during the months of July to October – in the dry season when the chimpanzees gather by the lake shores in large groups.

9. Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park constitutes is Tanzania’s largest protected area at approximately 20,226 sq.km. It is located about 130km west of Iringa and lies both in central and southern Tanzania. It has a diverse eco-system comprised of riverine, savannah grasslands dotted with baobab trees that bless the area with spectacular scenery. It derives its name from the Great River Ruaha which flows along the park’s south-eastern border. River Ruaha offers thrilling game-viewing especially during the dry season when the gazelles, waterbucks, impalas, and many others gather to drink water.

Meanwhile, predators such as leopards, hyenas, jackals, crocodiles, and cheetahs can also be spotted waiting to catch their prey. Furthermore, Ruaha is the best place to spot the endangered wild dogs in Tanzania. The Park can be visited at any time of the year. But, the birders ought to visit the Park during the wet season when the migratory birds are around.

10. Katavi National Park

This is a remote archaic National Park located in Katavi region, Tanzania. Though it is less visited and a little difficult to access, Katavi offers very rewarding safari experiences. It is home to predators like lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, wild dogs and jackals. In fact, it is very easy to encounter predators in Katavi compared to other animals. A variety of grazers including elephants, giraffes, cape buffaloes, zebras, reedbucks, sable antelopes, roan antelopes, impalas, among others also call this park home.

Katavi features a river from where the Park derives its name and two seasonal lakes namely Katavi and Chada that are home to a range of crocodiles and hippos. However, because of its remote nature, the park has limited accommodation. It has about four lodges and camps that is Katavi wildlife Camp, Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge, Simply Saadani Camp and Bab’s Camp. None the less, the park can be visited all throughout the year especially between the months of June to November when the animals gather around the scarce water sources.

Other safari destinations in Tanzania include;

  • Mikumi National Park
  • Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Gombe National Park, Arusha National Park
  • Rubondo National Park
  • Saadani National Park
  • Pande Game Reserve
  • Mkomazi National Park among others.

Whilst it might not appear obvious at first, you can actually tell quite a lot about a safari park or game reserve by its name, and it can be important to understand the differences between National Parks, Private Concessions, Private Game Reserves, and Nature Reserves.  Broadly speaking:

National Parks are run by the government – they are usually large and in some of the best locations with excellent wildlife.  They tend have very strict rules for visitors, and the government run accommodation is often fairly basic, however many national parks also have some privately run lodges and camps.

Private Concessions are usually government or community-owned land that has been leased to a private company for them to manage the land and operate safaris for visitors.  This is faily common in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania.

Private Game Reserves are really a South African phenomenon, although there asre some in other countries as well.  These are privately run reserves, often bordering larger national parks, and the very best can offer some of the most memorable game viewing experiences as the guides have greater freedom to track the wildlife off-road.  Most private reserves are smaller than National Parks althought some can be quite large.

Nature Reserves can be government or privately owned, and they usually have a greater emphasis on landscapes, scenery, and maybe some animals such as antelope, zebra and giraffe (plains game).  Nature Reserves would not normally have the Big 5, and the emphasis is much more on enjoying the nature around you rather than going out to track particular types of animal.

So, Why Africa? Why Magical Kenya?
A friend of mine once asked me, ‘‘Can you describe the emotion an African safari creates?’’ You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above. If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.

Nothing but breathing the air of Africa and Magical Kenya to be particular, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations. It’s really beautiful. It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa.

Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one. To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just home.

Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?
Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannahs of long ago?
Few can sojourn long within the unspoilt wilderness of a game sanctuary, surrounded on all sides by its confiding animals, without absorbing its atmosphere; the Spirit of the Wild is quick to assert supremacy, and no man of any sensibility can resist her.

To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from the Maasai Mara unchanged, for tawny Big 5 & Wildebeest Migration will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.

There is something about an African safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne -bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.

In Africa you have space…there is a profound sense of space here, space and sky. Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.

You cannot leave Africa, Africa said. It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints; our drumbeats counting out your pulse; our coastline the silhouette of your soul.

There is a language going on out there – the language of the wild. Roars, snorts, trumpets, squeals, whoops and chirps have meaning derived over eons of expression…we have yet to become fluent in the language – and music – of the wild.
The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to. When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent you’re leaving a state of mind. Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be of a different order of existence.

Africa – You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, in the midday heart, you can see blisters in the atmosphere.

When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world.

The word safari means “journey” in Swahili. Originally from the Arabic (safara) meaning travel. The verb for “to travel” in Swahili is “safiri“, the noun for the journey is “safari”. These words are used for any type of journey, e.g. by bus from Nairobi to Mombasa. A safari therefore is an overland journey. It usually refers to a trip by tourists to Africa, traditionally for a big-game hunt and in more modern times to watch and photograph big game and other wildlife as a safari holiday. There is a certain theme or style associated with the word, which includes khaki clothing, belted bush jackets, pith helmets or slouch hats, to animal skins. They travel in custom-built safari vehicles. Although the word safari came to popular usage in reference to hunting and touring expeditions in East Africa, it is now used generally to mean any long or adventurous journey or expedition, e.g. wildlife watching safaris, photography safaris, family safaris, mountain climbing tours, beach vacations, train tours, eco-safaris etc.

Safari has now become a more eco-friendly form of adventure for people of all ages and walks of life. Travelling to Africa, Safari has become the most popular form of holiday to Africa, combining adventure with total comfort to ever-increasing travellers. On a standard safari, one can visit Africa’s beautiful game reserves, seeing hundreds of rare birds and mammals from your chauffeured safari vehicle. Relax in comfortable world-class hotels and lodges surrounded by scenic valleys and plains. Time takes on a new meaning as you learn to sit quietly listening to the sounds of Africa. The balance of nature will no longer be empty words you will see it daily in the drama of animals fighting for their survival and coexistence..

Single supplements are charges added to solo travellers or any person in a group that’s on safari, occupying a single room.

Most hotels provide double rooms for people sharing a room which is a common costing price by Hotels/Camps/Lodges. That’s why we have quoted all our safaris as per person sharing and a minimum of two pax per safari.

The Big 5 are lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo – these were deemed to be the animals that were most difficult to hunt on foot, and who, when cornered, presented the most danger to the hunter.  The safaris we book for our clients are all photographic safaris, but seeing the Big 5 remains a major highlight for visitors to Africa.  

Vaccinations that need to be considered are Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid, we suggest you contact a travelers clinic for specific recommendations for the country you are traveling to. A Yellow Fever vaccination is required if you are traveling to Zanzibar. 

 

Africa is home to over 2,300 bird species, of which 64% are endemic to the continent. We have put together a list of Africa’s top birding destinations, where you can expect to see remarkable bird species such as African fish eagle, African pygmy-kingfisher, Böhm’s bee-eater, great cormorant, golden oriole, grey crowned crane, hooded vulture, lilac-breasted roller, silvery-cheeked hornbill, white-bellied go-away bird, and white-faced duck.

Coincidentally, these destinations also offer excellent wildlife viewing spots. You can watch the great wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara and Serengeti, go gorilla tracking in the heart of Uganda, or explore marine life in the coastal getaways.

  • KenyaArabuko Sokoke Forest, Kakamega Forest, Kinangop Plateau, Lake Baringo, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara National Reserve, Mida Creek, Mt Kenya National Park, Nairobi National Park, Samburu & Buffalo Springs National Reserve.
  • TanzaniaSelous National Park, Serengeti Plains, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park, Mahale Mountain National Park, Gombe National Park, Katavi National Park.
  • Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Budongo Forest, Kibale Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mabamba Bay Wetland, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Semuliki National Park.
  • Zambia: Lochinvar National Park, Lower Zambezi
  • BotswanaOkavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Nata Bird Sanctuary, Kalhari, Khutse Game Reserve, Lake Ngami, Savuti Marsh.
  • Madagascar: Analamazaotra Reserve, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Nosy Ve, Andasibe National Park, Mantadia National Park, Ranomafana National Park, Isalo National Park, Lake Tsarasaotra, Ampijoroa Forest Station, The Mangoky-Ihotry wetland complex.
  • NamibiaCaprivi Strip, Etosha National Park, Ongava Private Game Reserve, Namib Desert, Spitzkoppe, Walvis Bay, Waterberg Plateau National Park.
  • South Africa: Kruger National Park, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Cape Coast, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, Wakkerstroom, iSimangaliso Wetland Park. National Park, South Luangwa National Park.
  • ZimbabweHwange National Park Mana Pools National Park.

Each country has a different emergency police number. To make it easy for you, we have listed the emergency numbers for the top African safari countries.

CountryEmergency Police Number
Botswana999
Kenya911, 999, 112
Madagascar117
Namibia10111
South Africa10111
Tanzania112
Uganda112
Zambia999
Zimbabwe999
  

A safari will always depend with your budget and the desired days of stay.

Adeli Kenya Safaris Recommends 3 days and above for a safari within East Africa.

For Family Safaris, Adeli Kenya Safaris recommend more than 7 days and above for great experiences and child exposure.

Honeymoon Safaris are one of the many categories Adeli Kenya Safaris offers and its ecommended to take more than 7 days.

Photography Safaris depends with your exact type of photography you want such as big cats, birds, landscapes and others. Adeli Kenya Safaris Recommends more than 14 Days.

There is a safari priced for just about everybody, but there are major differences in accommodations, services, transportation and food. It’s important that you consider how much “roughing’ it” you’re willing to do before you plan your safari.

If you are interested in a custom tour for you and your family, this will also affect the price tag. Generally speaking, you would spend $300 US Dollars to $900 US Dollars per person, per day range. You might stay in luxury Camps and Lodges, have full service camping and some domestic flight time.

If you can pay between $900 and $2500 per person per day, you can stay in small, remote, five-star lodges and luxury plus camps and travel more by plane (it’s less tiring and offers spectacular views!).

Other factors that up the price are exotic modes of travel, such as by hot air balloon and special cultural experiences such as visiting a bush home, will be more expensive.

Don’t forget airfare to Africa, which is NOT included in your safari package. 

East Africa’s wild places rank among Africa’s best places to see lions, leopards and cheetahs. These are the carnivores that bring the savannah alive, the apex predators that bring fear and frisson to vast herds of prey wildlife and safari-goers alike, animating the East African plains by their mere presence. And if you know where to look, you may just see all three in a single day.

MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – #KENYA -BIG CAT DIARY:

The Masai Mara is a safari cliché and there’s a very good reason that the BBC filmed its classic Big Cat Diary here. Lion prides stalk the plains, building their family groups twenty and thirty strong around the river confluences and marshes that dominate the central Mara. Leopards keep to the riverine edges, waiting for the time when zebra and wildebeest inevitably, reluctantly come down to drink. And cheetahs, the bottom of the big cat food chain, scan the horizon from their termite mound vantage points.

TSAVO EAST & WEST NATIONAL PARKS- #KENYA. LAND OF THE MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO’

Kenya’s biggest park is also arguably its wildest, an epic, red-soil territory of rugged mountains, endless plains and palm-fringed rivers. It was in Tsavo that the legend of man-eating lions was born in the late nineteenth century, and it remains a stronghold of lions – the two Tsavo parks are home to an estimated 700 lions, one-third of all lions in Kenya. Tsavo West is renowned for its leopards, while in Tsavo East cheetahs are commonly seen on the plains east of the Aruba Dam.

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK – KENYA.

The Amboseli ecosystem is famous for its elephants set against a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, but lions and cheetahs are also commonly sighted here throughout the dry season.

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – KENYA.

As Kenya’s human population crowds ever closer, parks like Lake Nakuru have become islands in a vast sea of humanity. Inhabiting this island, one of the country’s most compact parks, is a rare population of tree-climbing lions. Lake Nakuru is also one of the best places in Kenya to see leopards. The lesson of Lake Nakuru is, therefore, simple: look up into the branches as or you might miss the cats altogether.

RUAHA NATIONAL PARK- TANZANIA.

Chances are that you’ll have lion sightings completely to yourself at Ruaha. Hidden away in southern Tanzania, Ruaha National Park sees fewer than 6 000 visitors a year – or about 16 a day – which makes it one of Africa’s hidden treasures.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK- TANZANIA.

Millions of wildebeests joined by tens of thousands of zebra and gazelle provide the perfect meal for lions in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The Grumeti Game Reserve in the west and the central Seronera region are some of the best spots in the Serengeti National Park to see lions.

NGORONGORO CRATER – TANZANIA:

If you’re looking for some of the easiest and most rewarding game viewing in East Africa, then head down onto the floor of the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera. Home to about 30 000 animals – including powerful lions – the Ngorongoro Crater delivers an incredible Big 5 safari experience in an extraordinary setting.

LAKE MANYARA PARK – FAMOUS FOR TREE-CLIMBING LIONS

Lake Manyara is worth visiting for its excellent lion sightings. Lake Manyara Park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, a feline behviour usually displayed by leopards.

KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK: UGANDA.

It is the only park in Uganda with an increasing lion population. Kidepo Valley Park was named the number 3 park in Africa. In December of 2015, CNN called Kidepo Valley Park the best destination and the best Destination it is, a park where you will find an Africa as it was 50 years ago.

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK: UGANDA.

Most visitors to Queen Elizabeth will see lions in the northern area such as the Kasenyi Plains.  This is a very fruitful area for those on a photographic Lion Hunt.

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK: UGANDA

Most visitors spot some lions while on a game drive here and unlike in other places – it does not take long from your lodge to the game tracks.

AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK – #RWANDA:

Though more known for mountain gorilla safaris, Rwanda is also not left out the lion bonanza with Akagera national park as her savannah reserve puts her on the same footing with Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. Akagera today boasts the presence of the big five within its boundaries after the introduction of seven lions in 2015 from South Africa that included two males and five females. Later in 2017, more two males were also brought in and they have settled in comfortably. Since the reintroduction, about a dozen cubs hav

Binoculars are very important. You will not always have the animals under your nose! A good pair of 8 x 30 or 8 x 42 would be ideal. The small pocket pairs can become frustrating to use unless they are a very good make.

Swavo

 

The 4×4 Safari Lancruiser is built and customized for the demands of an African safari adventure – more doors for easy access, 2 fuel tanks, and two spare tires.

The Jeep’s 4 x 4 all-wheel drive and higher clearance from the ground will get you through the tough African terrain, up hills, crossing streams and over the rough bush.

The Jeep’s pop up rooftop ensures an unobstructed 360-degree views.
You’ll be journeying to and traversing the African landscape in the ultimate safari vehicle.

The jeep has more room and leg space to move around than the safari minivan.

The Jeep’s special suspension offers a more comfortable ride on rough ground as compared to a safari van.

Off-road 4×4 Safari Lancruiser go where other vehicles fear to tread – head deeper into the bush and easily go off-road to pursue the elusive wildlife.

The higher seating and large windows in our Jeeps create better visibility to view and photograph wildlife.

The African bush and it’s many natural wonders is certainly the highlight of your safari vacation time in Kenya, but your choice of accommodation will further enhance the experience. Thankfully, all the top parks and wildlife conservancies feature an elegant variety of accommodation options to suit anyone, from honeymooners to families. Whether you are looking for something rustic to fully immerse yourself in the bush experience or prefer to retire in an all-out luxurious lodge, Adeli Kenya Safaris has the knowledge to find your perfect Kenya trip accommodation and deliver the most authentic safari experience for you.

SAFARI ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

There is a huge choice of accommodation in Kenya. Each property is different and, with so much choice, it is easy to get it wrong. Here is a rough guide to the options on offer:

Mobile Bush Camps: As the name suggests, these are small mobile camps that are set up for a finite number of nights. Usually an overnight bush experience offered by permanent lodges, they can also be part of a longer walking safari. These fully serviced camps are set up for you and have simple dome tents, a small camp bed and a mattress, with bedding provided. Simple, but delicious meals are prepared for you and hot water is brought on demand to wash. There is a long-drop toilet (hole in the ground) in a separate small tent, although some of the larger tents have their own bucket showers at the back.

Permanent Tented Camps:

These are classic, East African camps, with only a handful of spacious, stylish, tented rooms. They feature comfortable beds and fine linen, small dressers, soft furnishings and private en-suite facilities. Usually, there is a patio or decking area outside the tent. These camps are typified by great service levels, shared safari vehicles and communal dining in the evening, with drinks (including alcohol) often included in the cost. They are great fun and very flexible.

Luxury Camps:

Fine dining, silver service and spa treatments feature heavily, whilst some properties offer private vehicles for game drives. Properties can be a mixture of canvas and permanent structure, but always with elegant and eclectic designs. There are exceptional levels of service, with an emphasis on personal touches and attention to detail.

Private Ranches: These are usually family homesteads or working ranches that have been converted into luxury accommodation. They offer some of the warmest welcomes in Africa, given the families themselves usually manage the properties and live on site. Again, only a handful of rooms, with a warmth and hospitality you would only find in someone’s home.

There is usually a wide range of activities on offer, given the surrounding land is owned by the lodge. Therefore, they are very flexible for large groups or families, although individuals and couples are also welcome.

Private Houses and Villas:

Perfect for families and large groups who want the privacy and flexibility of enjoying their holiday exactly as they like it. Fully staffed, with private guides and vehicles, these properties can manage wildlife activities and meal times around the group, to ensure everyone is happy. They can be found in both the wildlife areas and along the coast.

Coastal beach resorts, hotels & AirBnBs: The best places to stay are the small, boutique-style retreats. Often featuring cool Swahili designs, they provide shade from the sun, overlooking palm fringed beaches. Many have pools, which helps when the tide is out. Again, some are better suited for families with a range of activities on offer, whilst others are perfect for a quiet retreat or honeymoon.

All the camps and lodges that we use in Africa supply filtered and bottled water. We do encourage people not to over use the bottled water, for enviromental reasons; it is always a good idea to take a personal water flask with you, which can be filled up by the camps clean water supply.

 

Power in the lodges varies from area to area; for the most part 12 volt battery power is provided, which is charged by generators whilst you are out of camp during the day. You will be able to charge your camera batteries whilst staying in a lodge. On the camping and canoeing safaris the lights are limited to hurricane lamps and flashlights, for charging batteries etc. you can use an adapter to plug into the vehicle power outlet.

 
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