Space in the safari vehicle is limited and we request that you pay particular attention
to the following guidelines.
Your luggage is restricted to 1 bag not exceeding 15 kg* and 65 x 46 cm. Our vehicles
are equipped to carry limited luggage. Overloading the vehicle does affect operations
and possible break-downs.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY EXCESS LUGGAGE OVER 15 KG WILL NOT BE LOADED INSIDE THE VEHICLE.
EXCESS LUGGAGE WILL BE STORED AND ANY COSTS INCURRED WILL BE THE PASSENGERS’ RESPONSIBILITY.
We recommend that you pack your personal effects in an inexpensive barrel / sausage
bag available from discount stores, hypermarkets and sports shops.
We recommend that you utilize old or inexpensive luggage. Suitcases are unsuitable
for our type of safaris. You may use a small / medium-sized rucksack, provided that
it has no frame.
If your first night is in Nairobi, you may wish to leave your unnecessary luggage
at the Hotel’s left luggage and only take what you really need on safari. Please
have a look at 10 Things You Must Consider
for Your Kenya Safari
and Top 5
Reasons Why Luxury Safaris Are Special.
THE SAFARI CODE:
East Africa is the uncontested ‘Safari Capital of the World’. This has been proclaimed
since the 1900's when royalty, aristocracy, politicians and movie stars flocked
here to hunt the ‘Big Five' (lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard). The word
‘Safari' literally means ‘to travel' (in Kiswahli language) and may be used to refer
to any journey or trip.
When in either a park or reserve, visitors should observe the following code: Respect the privacy of the wildlife. This is their habitat.
- Beware of the animals - they are wild and can be unpredictable.
- Do not crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements.
- Do not feed the animals - it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
- Keep quiet - noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonize your fellow visitors.
- Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic or walking
- Keep below the maximum speed limit (40 kph / 25mph). Never drive off-road
- this severely damages the habitat.
- When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20 m. Pull to the side
of the road so as to allow others to pass.
- Leave no litter and never light fires or discard burning objects.
- Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya. Never take pictures of the local people
or their habitat without asking their permission. Respect the cultural traditions
of Kenya and always dress with decorum.
- Observe the rules: leave the park by dusk; never drive at night in a national
An informed safari is an enhanced safari; carry guidebooks (about the park, wildlife,
birds and flora) and binoculars. Always travel with plenty of water, wear sensible
shoes in case you have to walk, carry a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
The best time for wildlife viewing is 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. This is due to the fact that most of the animals retire to the shade to rest
during the middle (hottest) part of the day. For best viewing, the trick is not
to look AT the bush but THROUGH it. Focus your eyes at mid-range distance. Look
under bushes and into the shadows and watch out for those subtle changes in colour
and continuity that may indicate the presence of wildlife.
A Typical Day on Safari: A Day Full of Rich Experiences
Luxury safaris are quite active because guests want to make the most of their learning
adventure. We prepared this timetable to give you an idea of a typical day.
After coffee and a light pre-breakfast snack, you depart on a 3- to 4- hours game
drive with your ranger and tracker in their safari vehicle. Bring your camera and
You stop in the wilderness for hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate served with a light
You return to the lodge, where a hearty breakfast awaits. Or, sometimes, you may
enjoy a full-fledged bush breakfast in the "middle of nowhere".
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This is the time to relax at the pool, take a nap, curl up with a book on your or
the lodge's veranda, have a massage in your room or join a 1-hour ranger-led midday
interpretative walk through the wilderness.
Lunch is served, either in the main dining area or on your private veranda.
Disembark from the safari vehicle to have cocktails with your safari mates in a
remote natural setting.
Upon your return from the evening drive, you have cocktails and dinner with your
companions. This could be in the indoor dining area, or in an enclosed open-sky
boma, in the bush or almost anywhere.
You enjoy after-dinner drinks with your old- and new- found friends or retire to
bed after your active day.
The times above are for summer. Winter times are slightly different due to shorter
daylight period. For example, the winter morning drives depart at 6:00 a.m. and
dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.