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Kenya

A country located in east Africa, Kenya is known for its incredible Safari facilities. A diverse country, Kenya is host to over 40 ethnic groups.

Mount Kenya is the second highest Africa and the country takes its name from the mountain.

Most of Kenya's tourism comes from the U.K and Germany with many guests travelling to visit the game reserves and beaches.

Visa required?

Yes

Currency

Kenyan Shilling

Injections

Yes

Key information 

Currency

Kenya's national currency is the Kenyan shilling and although foreign currencies such as US Dollars are widely accepted (and indeed the currency required for activities like hot-air balloon safaris) we'd recommend using local currency pay for bar bills, souvenirs and meals not included in your itinerary.

Visa

You need a visa to enter Kenya. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the Evisas website.

Please note your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry to Kenya. Make sure you have two blank pages in your passport on arrival. 

Best time to travel

Generally, the best time to visit Kenya is in either the two dry seasons, from January to Marcher July to October. Given the nature of the dry season, wildlife spotting is at its best at this time.Vegetation is sparser, making distance viewing a lot easier. Plus, the animals tend to gather around waterholes as well as rivers and lakes, so finding them is also much easier.

Average temperatures

Kenya's daytime temperatures average between 20 degrees and 28 degrees, but it is warmer on the coast. Kenyans too close to the equator to experience a real winter and summer. There is, however, both a Dry and Wet season

Child friendly rating

You're not going to find a water park that's for sure! However, the things your children will learn in this country will shape them forever. Our children were 2.5 , 3 and 6 when we took them on their first safari and they enjoyed every second of it. The hotels were more than accommodating.

Please note not all of the safaris will take children under 6 but lots do so based on this we give Kenya a 7/10 child friendly rating.

Jabs

You need to take malaria tablets for 7 days prior to entry to the country through to 7 days after leaving.

A yellow fever vaccination certificates only required of travellers 1 year and above coming from (or who are in airport transit for more than 12 hours within)  a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Typical itinerary: 

Day 1 - Giraffe Manor


After an evening stay at an airport Hotel your ' Safari Collection' guide will pick you up and transfer you to Giraffe Manor. On the 45 minute journey you will pass the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, or the elephant orphanage as its more commonly known. These baby elephants have all been orphaned by poachers killing their parents and i highly recommend a visit. Admission is free although a donation is requested. Finish the day with afternoon tea with the Giraffes at Giraffe Manor




Day 2 - Breakfast with the giraffes


Girafe Manor is well known on social media as the place to go to get 'that' picture. You'll be woken at 5.30am ready for the giraffes arrival at 6am. Enjoy a cooked breakfast with these beautiful animals before relaxing around the hotel. Finish the evening with a candle lit terrace dinner under the stars.




Day 3 - Fly to Samburu


This morning you'll be transferred to a local airport where you'll embark on an hours flight over mount Kenya onto Samburu. Your guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel 'Sassab'. End the day with an evening sunset safari. This 2 hour experience will end with you drinking wine from the safari truck while watching the sunset over the kenyan skyline ( arranged by hotel )




Day 4 - Safari Day


Today starts early. The best part of the day to see the animals is before the midday sun so safaris start at 5am. Spend 6 hours in the Park with your guide seeing the animals before cooking an early morning safari breakfast. Return to your hotel for lunch and a lazy afternoon around the pool.




Day 5 - See the pink flamingos


Jump on the hotels Eurocopter AS 350 B3 helicopter explore kenya from the sky. Touch down among th flamingos beside a turquoise pool for a refreshing swim. Tours can be customised.




Day 6 - Toast marshmallows high in the sky


Climb to the the top of a local rock and watch the sunset as you toast sausages and marshmallows way above the kenyan wildlife below.




Day 7 - Visit a local village and school


The hotel will arrange a visit to one of the tribes but why not get friendly with your guide and have them take you off the beaten track into their own tribe for a taste of real authentic kenya.




Day 8


Fly back to the Nairobi or finish your vacation with a beach resort stay





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