Preparing for your Safari

Kenyan Traveltours

Safari specialist and tours for East Africa


Preparing for your Safari

  • VISA


The current cost of a visa for most nationalities is US $25 per person. These are available at the point of entry but must be paid for in U.S. dollars cash.


Visa are also available from Kenyan Embassies and Consulates in many countries.




Check with your doctor to get the current recommendations and advice.

Anti malarial tablets are strongly recommended.





Clothes for safari should be light, comfortable and not too brightly coloured. There is little or no requirement for anything formal. A light jacket or sweater may be needed in the evenings at higher altitudes such as the rim on the Ngorongoro Crater. Comfortable walking shoes are an essential, as is a hat to keep off the sun. Sunglasses and a spare pair of prescription glasses are also suggested. Don't forget a swimming costume for use at the lodge pools.


Most people bring binoculars and/or cameras and video equipment with plenty of tape or film. Zoom or telephoto lenses are likely to be useful. Almost all lodges/camps including our private and shared luxury tented camps have power points to facilitate charging of digital cameras and laptops.


Most of the better hotels and lodges will spray rooms and provide mosquito nets, but do bring your own insect repellent sprays.


Remember that safari vehicles and light aircraft have tight limits on the size and weight of luggage carried. Depending on your itinerary, it may be possible to leave some luggage in your hotel.



Kenyan Traveltours require that all clients arrange personal travel insurance to cover their medical, property and other personal risks for the duration of their safari.



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