You can pre book both transfers (arrival only) and extra nights at the time of making your reservation.
UK and European citizens need a visa for Kenya, but these things can change so please click here and check out the current situation. You can also check on this website if a visa is required for any other nationality. Make sure you inquire at least a month before departure so you do not run out of time.
If you need a visa, please contact the embassy unless you choose to use a visa service. Shoestring does not organize your visa. You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel. You can also obtain the visa through a specialized visa agency like www.travcour.com.
The international access code for Kenya is +254. The outgoing code is 000 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 00027 for South Africa), unless dialling Tanzania or Uganda when the outgoing codes are 007 or 006 respectively. City/area codes are in use, e.g. (0)41 for Mombasa and (0)20 for Nairobi. International Direct Dial is available throughout most of the country, but the service is expensive and inefficient. Hotels usually add a hefty surcharge to their telephone bills; it is less expensive to either call from one of the international phone services, which are available in larger towns or buy a pre-paid calling card for use in the public telephone booths. For international operator-assisted calls call 0196. All major urban areas are covered by the mobile network; the local mobile phone operators use GSM networks that have roaming agreements with most international mobile phone operators. Internet cafes are widely available in most towns and tourist areas..
If you book alone you will share your room with a fellow traveler (same sex when possible) unless you have booked a single room. In the case that we go camping, you could decide to take a small tent if you want to sleep alone. In case this involves extra camping fees (never very much), your tour leader will tell you and collect the extra fees.
After the heavy spring rain, the migration begins in June. In July and August the migration heads north and arrives in the Masai Mara in Kenya around September. From November it heads south again, to the eastern plains of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro reserve. The herds reach the Ndutu plains in December and many animals are born here in a very short time. The animals remain in this area for a couple of months. However, the Serengeti and Masai Mara have a large number of animal populations amongst the densest in the world, whatever time of year you wish to visit and irrespective of whether it encounters the mass migration. Lots of animal species do not migrate or migrate in different patterns, such as buffalo, elephants, giraffes and many species of antelope. The great cats, lions, leopards and cheetahs, also don’t migrate. There is never a bad time to visit these stunning areas, except for the (very) rainy seasons which run from the middle of March to the end of May.
What voltage and plugs are in use in Kenya? Please click here to check what voltage and plugs are in use in this country. You could consider taking a universal electric plug.
Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference.
If you want to take a travel guide or map, we suggest you click on Lonely Planet.