Tourism visa is applied online through evisa. It is known as single entry visa and issued to persons whose nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya either for business, tourism, medical or other reasons. Basic requirements are valid travel document not less than six months and a return ticket. Cost is $51. Attachments should include
- Travel itinerary (Details about places to visit if going as a tourist).
- Hotel bookings.
- Return air ticket
Children up to 16 years of age do not need a visa to travel to Kenya. However, they do need to possess a valid passport and accompanied by parents.
Covid 19 test can be done while still on safari. Most lodges can organize for the test to be done. The test can also be done in some hospitals in towns. Cost can range between $70 to $130.
You will not lose your deposit and your safari will be deferred at no extra cost for a period up to one year. We are also flexible and we can have discussions on case by case basis.
Kenya has many parks and reserves from which to choose and each has its own unique reasons for visiting. The reason can be special topography or rare wildlife species. Where possible we recommend combining two, three or more parks in order to see a broad range of landscapes and animals
Most dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian meals can be organized the hotels and lodges. The requests needs to be communicated in advance.
Tipping and Gratuities are discretionary and should come from your heart.
It is common practice to have all costs paid for prior to commencement of the safari, as we have to make certain commitments to secure bookings, accommodation, flights, etc. You can make the payment through bank transfer or credit card. On special situations, cash payments can be made on arrival. Deposit is 35% of the safari cost. The balance should be cleared 1 month before the safari starts.
Kenya is generally secure for tourists especially within the tourist circuits and incidents involving tourists are rare. You do however need to observe the basic precautions i.e. avoid walking in dark/isolated areas at night, do not wear flashy jewelry, avoid carrying valuables around, etc.
We have long rains in April to June and the short rains in November to early December. However these are not confined to the months allocated. It is possible to visit Kenya anytime of the year. Contact us for more information.
The cost of a safari vary depending on what kind of safari you wish to undertake. The cost is influenced by number of days, level of comfort and other factors.