Before proceeding for a Safari to Kenya, it is helpful to understand precisely what to anticipate or how you ought to get ready for your adventure holiday. Below are a few a quick tips and hints and information regarding safaris, the local customs, and traveling tips for Kenya.
The early morning and late afternoon as from 1600hrs is ideal for photographing wildlife. During this period the sun is not very hot and the animals are not hiding. Most of the carnivorous are out hunting. Your safari guide if not driving yourself will be of aid to position the vehicle appropriately for the best shots. Wildlife photos must be captured from the vehicle and guests are not permitted to get out of the vehicle for a closer shot. In some instances, where it is safe, you may be able to get out of the vehicle to take a picture of scenery.
Places to stay on safari are typically a blending of lodges, hotels, Beach resorts, villas and cottages as well as permanent or portable tented camps. The Safari Accommodations are usually located far apart, stating from the city to the bush. A majority of these magnificence camp’s and holiday lodges are often all personalized and in outstanding locations. Lodge rooms comprise complete en-suite amenities as do most permanent tented camps. Mobile camps could have either private en-suite facilities or shared bathroom and shower tents.
Food or Meals
The meals taken while on safari is enticing and can vary from simple to gourmet. You can still expect to have large amounts of fresh vegetables and fruits as well as lovely homemade soups. You can also request food depending on your diet.
Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and extremely dry in the north and northeast areas of the country. There is also plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn all year around. Nevertheless, it is normally cool during the night and also early in the morning. The long rains start from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.
The local currency in Kenya is the shilling. Major credit cards are accepted at hotels and most lodges and camps. US dollars are also accepted in major lodges and hotels. It is usually advisable to carry some cash in small denominations with you.
Tipping and Gratuities
While on a safari, it is a custom, tipping is not compulsory or mandatory, but is usually expected as a sign of appreciation of good service.