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FKILO KENYA SAFARIS  recommends 6 people per safari minibus to guarantee a window seat and greater comfort. For safaris in Ngorongoro Crater, we recommend 6 people per jeep.(4X4) Private safaris for 2 or 4 people in one jeep or bus is also possible.

We offer our clients free Transport from and  to our office for  Safari briefing and Flight reconfirmation. We also do Hotel, Lodge and Camp bookings at VERY competitive rates.  

Because the weather in Africa is often upredictable - the rains can sometimes be heavy one season, sometimes they can fail altogether - this information is a rough guideline only

SEASONS AND CLIMATE
Summer from December to March and winter from July to September, with long rains from March to May and short rains between November and December.

Kenya  is  divided by the equator and enjoys a tropical climate.It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and north-eastern parts of the country. The hottest time is in February and March and the coldest in June and july.

 

THE  AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURES IN THE MAIN AREAS ARE

Mombasa (along the coastal strip)

Max 30ºC, Min 22ºC

Nairobi :

Max 25ºC, Min 13ºC

North Plainlands :

Max 34ºC, Min 23ºC

The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. Rainfall is sometimes heavy and tends to fall in the afternoon and evenings

The unit of currency is the Kenya Shilling (KSh), which is divided into 100 cents. Notes are in KSh1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, and 20.10.5 and 1 shs are in Coins .

CREDIT CARDS

All major credit cards widely accepted are MasterCard, Euro card, Visa and Japan Card Beauro.

Electricity supply in East Africa is 230/240 50 Htz and plugs are three-pin square or round, so it’s a good idea to bring an adaptor.

Please consult the appropriate Embassy or High Commission on Entry Visas.

If you come down with flu-like symptoms either during, or within four to six weeks after, your visit to a malaria area, seek a doctor's advice immediately.

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS                                 
Besides malaria, there are other insect-borne diseases such as dengue and sleeping sickness. However, these are less common and using the same precautions as you would against mosquito bites, namely long-sleeved clothes and trousers, repellents
Avoid handling strange animals, especially monkeys, dogs and cats.
Avoid swimming in stagnant water..

Before you travel, please take appropriate holiday insurance.

Films are available at most game lodges in the country including the remote areas but stocks are usually small and of   the common sizes brands. You are advised therefore to purchase enough films from your nearby centre before you   start the tour. Cities of Nairobi and Mombasa have supplies of the normal types of films.

Visitors are kindly advised   that it is an offence to photograph Kenya 's head of state, military installations, policemen in uniforms extra as a   general rule elsewhere, visitors are strongly advised to seek permission before taking anyone's photograph.

Accommodation is based on two persons sharing a twin room/tent. Where applicable rooms with private baths are provided while on safari. Single rooms are available at an additional cost but cannot be guaranteed since they are scare even if paid for Accommodation tends to be of rondavel or banda type, with a lounge, central dining and bar in single unit hotels. Do not be misled by the term "tented accommodation" - these tends to be luxurious insect-proof tents and are usually permanently pitched on concrete bases, often including en suite bathrooms with flush toilets.

Traditionally, safaris start with early morning Tea/Coffee before before going out for game viewing, followed by a choice of full or continental breakfast. Lunch and dinner is usually Buffet style.

Security is very O.K. in East Africa but this region is no different from other countries in the world. Just follow commonsense rules. Remember, excessive display of jewellery and cash can attract undesirable elements. Keep all your valuables in hotel/lodge safes or leave them with hotel/lodge/camp manager for safekeeping. We recommend that you do not walk around unfamiliar streets/areas at anytime.

Telecommunication infrastructure is well developed in East Africa especially in Kenya. However, we recoment Kenyan mobile line of safaricom and airtel.

You will be invoiced upon making a reservation and then payment becomes due. Your tour will be confirmed ONLY on reception of a deposit of a minimum of 30% per person of the total tour costs.

The transfer bank details shall be given out promptly after making the reservation and payment becoming due. All abroad bank charges incurred in sending the payment to FKILO TOURS & SAFARIS account is entirely the responsibility of the clients. Notwithstanding any prior confirmation arrangements, the right is reserved not to execute tours if payment has not been received in accordance with the foregoing.

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