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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

When is the Wildebeest Migration?
The wildebeest migration from Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya has been acclaimed by the world community as a modern wonder of the world.  It occurs during the period July to October.  During this period game lodges in Masai Mara are always fully booked and clients are advised to book early to avoid disappointments.
What will I see while on Safari?
The beauty of Africa encompasses not only birds and animals of all shapes and sizes, but also the many different tribal peoples, and the exotic physical features from mountains to broad savannas, forests to rivers and deserts.  Your safari will be carefully planned to include a wide variety of sights and activities.
How is the electric supply?
240 Volts AC.  Some lodges may have independent power generators.  While at the lodges you are advised to check the voltage situation.
Which language do Kenyans speak?
The official language is English.  The national language is Kiswahili.
How is security?
Like in most cities of the world; take precautions.  Deposit your passport, excess money and other valuables at reception desks or room safes before going out.  Do not walk alone on deserted or dark streets.
How do I dress?
Visitors should not walk in towns or public areas in their swim-wear as this is against African culture and it offends a large section of the community.  Nude bathing is not allowed.  Kenyans appreciate decent behavior devoid of immoral tendencies.  Visitors are therefore advised to show respect to the local people, their culture and traditions.
How close should I get to the wild animals?
Because you are traveling in protected game reserves, many of the animals have no fear as long as you are in a vehicle.  You can get surprisingly close, especially when lions are busy feeding on prey, or at rest.  Elephants often walk up to and even surround a minibus.  Monkeys and baboons may study you as closely as you study them.  But natural behavior will only continue if you give the animals some space and are quiet.  If you go too close, or talk too loudly, the animals may just leave.

Is a safari dangerous?
No, not if you stay within the marked boundaries of your lodge or in your minibus.  Your guide and driver know what is, and what is not, safe.  Incidents involving animals are rare in East Africa and are, almost without fail, the result of someone doing what they have been advised not to do.  Nairobi is a big bustling city.  Avoid wearing flashy jewelry, hold onto your purse and camera bag, be aware of clever conmen and don’t walk in the city at night.
How is the weather?
Great all year round!  Because of the high elevation (3000 to 8000 feet above sea level), and proximity to the equator, there is a pleasant weather throughout the year.  The “dry” season is July through October, and December through March.  During this time you may expect to find the greatest concentrations of animals because they will congregate around the remaining water holes.  The dirt roads may be dusty, but should not prove to be a major discomfort. 
The relatively “rainy” season includes the month of April, May and November.  During this time the landscape is beautifully green, and there are fewer tourists.  The animals are more dispersed, so will be harder to spot.
How is the accommodation?
Eventyr Afrika Safaris uses only the finest accommodation available.  Hotels in Nairobi are deluxe, with quality shops, restaurants, and amenities.  The game lodges are imaginatively built with marvelous gardens and terraces.  A typical lodge has bungalows spread across the grounds, a large central reception area, dining room shops and an attractive outdoor swimming pool.
How do I approach the local people?
Many young people will be anxious to practice their English with you, or help you with your Swahili.  At some roadside stops, locals can be competitive in attempts to sell you jewelry or baskets.  Bargain if you like what you see.  Otherwise, firmly say, “No, thank you,” or “Sitaki, Asante sana,” and move on.  Never photograph locals without asking their permission first.  This may require a fee, which your guide can help you negotiate.  Giving away Polaroid photos will help you get pictures that would not otherwise be possible.  Please DO NOT hand out candy, ballpoint pens, or trinkets to children.

 
 

 

   
 
 

 

 
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