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Frequently Asked Questions

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- A valid East Africa Passport with at least 2 blank pages and 6 months validity
- East Africa visa to access the different countries. The visa can be either transit visa, tourist visa or valid work permit. The visa can either be single entry, multiple entry or transit visa depending on the number of days that you plan to stay in the country. For a complete guide on visa requirements, please refer to the following link http://www.magicalkenya.com/visit-kenya/visa-information/east-africa-tourist-visa/
- Yellow fever vaccination certificate
- A detailed travel itinerary and contact telephone in case of emergency
- A valid international driving licence, in case you plan on hiring a vehicle

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- Group joining safaris to major national parks in Kenya and Tanzania
- Budget safaris "on a shoe string"
- High end luxury packages
- Cultural experiences in a Masai village
- Mountain climbing expeditions in East Africa
- Wilderness safaris and game drives across all national parks in East Africa
- Beach holidays in all the famous beaches in East Africa
- Family travel packages
- Student educational tours
- Flying packages in luxurious lodges and camps
- Wedding and honeymoon packages
- City excursions and visit to major city attractions
- Hotel bookings and train tickets
- Wildebeest migration and photography tours
- Wheelchair friendly safaris
- Birding / bird watching tours
- Horse riding safaris

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Full board accommodation in stated lodge / camp
Game drives in either a 4x4 safari land cruiser or safari minibus with pop up roof
Experienced, professional and knowledgeable tour driver / guide
Park fees for entry into various stated parks
Bottled water during the safari
Complimentary airport pick up / drop off

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Only 1 person is needed for a safari to take off.

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Single travelers who book early get their own private room. Hotels only allow a maximum of 4 single rooms for each group.

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You are advised to bring your own personal insurance for every safari
We provide emergency evacuation insurance on request from the Flying Doctors
It is recommended to bring some mosquito repellant for use during the evening

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Campsites are well developed in some parts of Africa. They have decent tents with flushing toilets and running tap water. There is also a fixed bed and beddings provided for you inside the tent.

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Photographers have special needs and we recommend a maximum of 4 people in each vehicle for a photography safari. This is to avoid overcrowding in the vehicle and als to allow ample space for the photography equipment. We have special "meal bags / lunch box bags" which can carry all their food on a day out on safari, so that they do not have to return to the lodges / camps for meals. Photographers also need to start the day very early and end very late to capture the best views of the animals and nature.

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We use 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4x4 Land Rover, 2WD Toyota Minibus and 4WD Toyota Minibus, all vehicles with pop up roof to allow 360 degrees wildlife viewing.

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No. International flights are not included in the safari tour.

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All types of food are available depending on each persons dietary requirements. e.g. Indian vegetarian food, halal food, jain food, gluten free food, vegetarian diet, vegan diet, non-vegetarian diet. Most hotels serve buffet style menus so there is a wide variety to choose from. Other hotels serve a la carte menu. We also cater for young childrens diet. It is important to state your special dietary requirements for early booking.

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Yes, we have daily group departures to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, which are 2 of the most famous national parks for a group safari. These are popular with budget travelers who are on a tight budget.

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Free airport pick up and drop off
Unlimited bottled water
Complimentary safari hat and "Kenya" bracelet

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Yes Masai Mara is a safe destination. However, most lodges and camps are unfenced, meaning that wildlife will come roaming close to your tent especially at night. So you are advised to stay indoors throughout the night.

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It is customary to give a small tip to service providers in Africa such as porters, safari guides, hotel staff etc as long as you get good service.

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Some visitors require visa for Kenya and others do not, for a complete list please refer to this link http://www.magicalkenya.com/visit-kenya/visa-information/east-africa-tourist-visa/

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Yes, it is better to have some local currency to purchase drinks, souvenirs and give tips.

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Yes, there is internet and mobile cellular coverage in Masai Mara, but in some areas the signal is very poor. Safaricom is the preferred network because it is available in most areas.

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Yes, depending on the clients needs for a private safari. However, for the group safari it is not flexible because it can cause inconvenience to other group members

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Yes, you can extend your trip as much as you like and also visit the beach.

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You do not need any camping equipment. All equipment is provided for you during your safari.