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10 Things to know before choosing a safari company

  1. Choose a tour operator who is on the ground
    This means you are better off choosing a safari company which is local meaning local in the country that you would like to visit. They do have fresh information compared to foreign companies with stale information. The information gathered like ten years ago is outdated but a company that is on the ground always knows any changes and how the industry is at the time of contact. Another good thing is that this will help the locals and up-grade their lives.
  2. Choose a reputable and experienced operator
    Safari is a lifetime experience to others, and it will leave a good or bad memory. Make sure you choose someone who knows what they are doing, friendly Guides who can handle different characters and they are solution oriented. Make sure you trust the company you are dealing with and always ask questions because questions are never wrong. Search the internet for safari reviews, recommendations, and note what does and does not work for safari travelers and make an informed decision.
  3. Inform the Tour Operator any personal issues
    i.e food allergies; limited mobility; heart condition; queen versus twin beds; motion sickness; baby if any and the age of the kid etc. The safari operator will advise the client if a particular safari or activity will be possible or not.
  4. Know the following from the safari company:
    Description of safari vehicles; Lodging recommendations; National Park recommendations; distance from one park to the other, express concerns about the logistics of being on safari, i.e. are there rest room facilities in the parks or accommodations? Do they have electricity in the accommodations etc.
  5. Be flexible during your planning
    People often think that they know what they want to do, but their ideas may not work in practice. This may be due to a number of things, such as date of travel, activities on offer, quality of camp – and quite often it is a result of bad advice from other people.
  6. What you pay for is what you get:
    As a rule, if there are two camps that look the same but one is more expensive, there will be a reason for this. The main reasons will be the quality of the services offered e.g Customer Care, Food, Beddings etc. Make sure the company you are choosing has been to the facility and has latest information regarding the same. Would it be wise for you to pay a lot of money for Air Fare and end up sleeping in a smelly and uncomfortable place or eat bad food. Make sure you enjoy your holiday. And always know cheap could be expensive.
  7. Consider a night near the Airport on the arrival day:
    Safaris are fairly demanding and it is a good idea to get fresh before you start your adventure! Otherwise you may struggle to recover after your flight, rest and have a good time before the safari.
  8. Know your guide before the safari:
    Make sure you meet the company representative and the Driver Guide for a briefing session. If possible know your Driver Guide before the safari even if it will be through Watsup so that you get used to each other for you will spend several days together.
  9. What is the best time for a Safari:
    If you want to see the Wildebeest Migration then you have to choose Maasai Mara the months of June to October. But any time of the year is the best. The Weather patterns have changed so you never know when it will rain and the long rains are not that long these days so go for it any time of the year.
  10. Decide what you want to see:
    This could determine which parks to visit. Are you an Animal lover and which animals in particular or are you a Bird Watcher or anything nature is good for you. Express yourself to the operator and they will advise you accordingly.

1 Day Tsavo Safari

safari from mombasa, tsavo safari - 1 day mombasa to Tsavo East safari

Tsavo Safari, 1 Day Travel to Tsavo, Africa Wildlife safari

1 Day Shimba Hills Safari

Mombasa Safari Excursion to Shimba Hills Reserve, short safari from Mombasa, wildlife

 

The endangered sable antelope, Mombasa Safari Excursion to Shimba Hills Reserve

2 Days Tsavo East Safari

2 Days Mombasa to Tsavo East Safari

 

Safari from Mombasa, Tsavo 2 days, 1 over night safari, 2 Days Tsavo east safari

 

2 Days Mombasa to Tsavo East Safari - the rare Gerenuk

2 Days Tsavo East and Tsavo West Safari

2 Days Mombasa to Tsavo East and West Safari

 

Safari from Mombasa to Tsavo East and West, African wildlife safari

2 Days Taita Hills Salt Lick Game Sanctuary Safari

Safari from Mombasa to Taita Hills Saltlick

 

Buffalo - 2 Days Safari from Mombasa to Taita Hills Saltlick

3 Days Tsavo East and West Safari

3 Days - Tsavo East and Tsavo West - Mombasa Safari

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3 Days Mombasa Safari to Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park

Mombasa wildlife Safari to Tsavo East and West

3 Days Tsavo East and Amboseli Safari

Mombasa 3 days Safari, Tsavo and Amboseli safari from Mombasa, African Wildlife Watching safari

Mombasa Safari : 3 Days Tsavo East and Amboseli Safari

Mombasa safaris to Tsavo and Amboseli

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3 Days Tsavo West and Amboseli Safari

Tsavo West Ngulia Hills - Mombasa 3 days Safari, Tsavo West and Amboseli safari from Mombasa, African Wildlife Watching safari

Tsavo West Giraffe feeding - safari from Mombasa to Amboseli and Tsavo, wildlife safari from Mombasa, 3 days Tsavo East and Ambosleli safari

Safaris from Mombasa, Tsavo and Amboseli, African Wildlife Safaris

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Mombasa safaris to Tsavo and Amboseli, travel to Kenya, Tours in Kenya

Mombasa safaris to Tsavo and Amboseli, travel to Kenya, Tours in Kenya

4 Days Tsavo West, Amboseli and Tsavo East - Safaris from Mombasa

Mombasa Safari to Tsavo and Amboseli, African wildlife safaris, Lion safari

Mombasa Safari to Tsavo and Amboseli, Kenya wildlife safari to Tsavo and Amboseli

 Amboseli and Tsavo Safari, Mombasa Safaris, Kenya wildlife Safari - 4 Days Tsavo West, Amboseli and Tsavo East - Safaris from Mombasa

Mombasa Kenya African Wildlife safari, safari to Tsavo and Amboseli, 4 days Tsavo east. west and amboseli from mombasa

4 Days Tsavo West, Amboseli and Taita Hills Saltlick - Mombasa Safari

Mombasa safari to Tsavo and Amboseli, 4 Days Tsavo West, Amboseli and Taita Hills Saltlick Road Safari from Mombasa

Safaris from mombasa, 4 Days Tsavo West, Amboseli and Taita Hills Saltlick - Mombasa Safari

4 Days Tsavo West, Amboseli and Taita Hills Saltlick - Mombasa Kenya Safari

Mombasa Safari to Tsavo and Amboseli, African wildlife safaris, Lion safari

Tsavo, Amboseli and Taita Hills saltlick safari from Mombasa, African wildlife safari, 4 days travel

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6 Days Nairobi to Mombasa Safari: Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli

6 days Nairobi to Mombasa Safari: Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli

Mombasa Safari to Masai Mara

Safari from Nairobi and Ending in Mombasa

6 days Nairobi to Mombasa Safari: Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli

Mombasa safari to Masai Mara, 6 days wildlife safari from Mombasa

6 days Nairobi to Mombasa Safari: Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli, mombasa safari to Msai mata and Amboseli, Lake Nakuru Tours, african wildlife safari

6 days Nairobi to Mombasa Safari: Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli

 

 

3 days Masai Mara Kenya Road Safari- from Nairobi

Nairobi safari to Masai Mara, wildlife safari in Africa - kenya

Kenya safari to Masai Mara from Nairobi, African wildlife watching safari, visit, travel, tours to kenya, wilderbeest migration safari to the masai mara

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4 Days Nairobi Safari - Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve

4 Days Nairobi Safari to Amboseli and Masai Mara
Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli: from this lodge you can watch a number of African wildlife in particular huge herds of elephants

4 Days Nairobi Safari - Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve
Safari to Amboseli; huge Elephant exist in the park

Kenya, African Wildlife Safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara and Amboseli
Masai Mara safari: Tour to a Maasai village

Nairobi Safari - Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve, 4 Days Nairobi Safari
Maasai Mara Safari - zebra and wildebeest grazing by a pond

4 Days Kenya Safari - Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Road Safari from Nairobi

Nairobi safari to lake nakuru and masai mara, 4 days african wildlife safari, visit amboseli and masai mara
Masai Mara safari - young lion in the Masai Mara reserve

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Hippos in the Mara river

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Lake Nakuru Safari - Pelicans in the foreground a white rhino and flamingoes in the back ground

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Waterbuck by the Shores of Lake Nakuru

6 Days Nairobi Safari - Samburu, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha

6 Days Nairobi Safari - Samburu, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
Samburu Safari : Elephants in the Ewaso Nyiro river

6 Days Nairobi Safari - Samburu, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
Samburu Safari: The long-necked gerenuk

6 Days Nairobi Safari - Samburu, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
Mount Kenya: the highest mountain in Kenya

6 Days Nairobi Safari - Samburu, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
Lake Nakuru safari: A congregation of flamingo and a zebra in the foreground

6 Days Nairobi Safari - Samburu, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
A hippo podl in Lake Naivasha

6 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo Safari

Nairobi safari to lake nakuru and masai mara, 4 days african wildlife safari, visit amboseli and masai mara
Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Safari - lion on a yellow fever tree

Safaris from Nairobi, African wildlife and birdwatching safari, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo Safari
Lake Nakuru Safari - lesser flamingo in full flight

6 Days Masai Mara,  Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo Safari
Masai Mara Safari - Village Tour

African wildlife and Bird watching safari, Masai mara and The Rift Valley Lakes Safri from Nairobi
Lake Baringo hippo

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Hot Geyser - Lake Baringo, Kenya

7 Days Nairobi Safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu

Nairobi safari to lake nakuru and masai mara, 4 days african wildlife safari, visit amboseli and masai mara
Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu Safari - lion resting

African wildlife safari, 7 Days Nairobi Safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu
Wildebeests crossing the Mara river

7 Days Nairobi Safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu
Masai Mara Safari - Hyenas

Safaris from Nairobi, Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Masia Mara safari
Aerial view of Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru African wildlife and bird watching safari, 7 Days Nairobi Safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu
Lake Nakuru - Rhino with flamingoes in the background

7 Days Nairobi Safari to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu, African Wildlife Safari
Samburu - leopard on a tree

8 Days Nairobi Safari to Samburu, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara

8 Days Nairobi Safari to Samburu, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara, Africa wildlife safari
Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu Safari 

Nairobi safaris, African wildlife tours, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu Safari 7 days
Nairobi safaris, African wildlife tours, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu Safari 7 days

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Samburu Doum palm-line Ewaso Nyiro river

Lake Nakuru Flamingoes
Kenya African wildlife and bird watching safari, 8 Days Nairobi Safari to Samburu, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara

 Waterfalls in Aberdares National Park
Waterfalls in Aberdares National Park

2 Days Air Safari to Masai Mara

Air safari from Mombasa or Nairobi begin when you board light aircrafts that take you to either the Masai Mara,

Masai Mara Zebra

3 days Masai Mara Kenya Air Safari from Mombasa or Nairobi

Air Safari to Masai Matra

Mombasa safari to Masai mara by air  - wildebeest

Masai Mara Air Safari from Mombasa or Nairobi - Village tour

3 Days Zanzibar Island Beach Holiday

Zanzibar Excursion from Mombasa or Nairobi, Zanzibar holiday
The old buildings of the Stone town in Zanzibar

3 Days Zanzibar Island Excursion, Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Zanzibar tour to the old spice and fruit vegetable market

Zanzibar Beach Holiday and Excursions
Zanzibar Historical sites - the old slave market

5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Safari - Naro Moru Route - Trekking/Hiking Safari

Climbing mount Kenya, Mount Kenya Hiking, Climbing, Trekking Safari
The snow covered peaks of Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya Hiking, Climbing, Trekking Safari
Mount Kenya Climbing Safari Challenge

Mount Kenya Hiking, Climbing, Trekking Safari
Climbers at the top of Mount Kenya

5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Safari - Up and Down Sirimoni Route

Mount Kenya Climbing Safari - Up and Down Sirimoni Route, mountain climbing safaris
Mount Kenya climbing safari - using Sirimoni Route

Mount Kenya Hiking, Climbing, Trekking Safari
Climbing Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya Hiking, Climbing, Trekking Safari

Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya Climbing, Trekking Safari - Vegetation

Mombasa City Tour - Full Day Tour of the City of Mombasa

Mombasa city tour and excursions  - tour to the Akamba Handicraft just outside mombasa town, excursion to see sculpture making in mombasa
A city tour of Mombasa with an excursion to the Akamba Handicraft

Mombasa City Tour Excursion
Mombasa city tour and excursion includes a visit to Elephant tusks, spelling the letter 'M' for Mombasa

Ngomongo Village Tour
This Mombasa city excursion/tour will include a tour to the Ngomongo cultural villages

Mombasa City Tour - Fort Jesus
Fort Jesus- This is Mombasa’s biggest tourist attraction and is a must visit during your excursion/Mombasa city Tour.

Mombasa Old Town - City Tour
You Mombasa city tour /Excursion will include  a walk into Mombasa's Old Town

Meet the People Tour - Mombasa Day Trip, Mombasa Tour

 


Mombasa Tour, Tour to meet the ordinary people of Mombasa, Mombasa tours to meet the locals

Mombasa meet the people tour, mombasa life ordinary away from the hotels and leisure
Mombasa meet the people tour, mombasa life ordinary away from the hotels and leisure

Kongowea Market - Mombasa meet the People Tour
This Mombasa meet the people tour will take you to the Kongowea market - the largest wholesale market in Mombasa

Boda Boda Motorcycle Taxi - Mombasa, Kenya
Mombasa tour - boda-boda (Motorbike) taxi; commonly used by the people of Mombasa

Mombasa meet the people tour - visit a local primary school
This Mombasa meet the people tour will take you to a children's home in Mombasa

Meet the people tour of Mombasa, mombasa Locals
Mombasa tour - visit to a local primary school

Mombasa by Night and Dinner in the Castle

 

Mombasa Excursions, Exploring Mombasa by Arab Dhow, mombasa evening walking tour, tour of fort Jesus in the evening
Mombasa by night and dinner in the Castle (Fort Jesus) - Arab fire torch bearers welcome you to witness an amazing sound and light show

Dhow trip in Mombasa, evening cruise in Mombasa, excursions and short tours of Mombasa

 

Mombasa Coastal Bush Tour - Full Day Tour/Excursion

 

Mombasa Tour - Old Missionary Church in Kaloleni
Saint Luke's hospital run by Anglican Church missionaries

Kaloleni Market - Mombasa Bush Tour
Mombasa Coastal Cultural and bush tour - local market in Kaloleni

Mombasa Village Tour
Women grinding maize using a stone - Mombasa Cultural and bush tour: Life in villages just outside Mombasa

 

Wasini Island Tour - Dolphin Dhow - Day Tour

 

Wasini island dolphin dhow
Sailing on a traditional Arab dhow to the Wasini island to view dolphin and other marine life and attractions

Wasini island tour - one of the excursions from Mombasa
Viewing dolphin from a traditional Swahili dhow in Wasini Island

Diving in Wasini island after watching dolphins
Wasini Island dolphin dhow tour may be combined with a diving expedition