Nitarudi Afrika Safaris
Nitarudi Afrika Safaris
Nitarudi Afrika Safaris
Nitarudi Afrika Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

You obviously have hundreds of questions that you would like answered as you prepare for your Deluxe Lodge Safari. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that that will help you prepare for your Safari.

Q: What is a Safari?

A: The word safari can loosely be translated to mean "journey" in Swahili. Originally from the Arabic (safara) meaning travel. The verb for "to travel" in Swahili is "safiri", the noun for the journey is "safari". In toursim circles, it usually refers to a trip by tourists to Africa to watch and photograph big game and other wildlife as a safari holiday. There is a certain theme or style associated with the word, which includes khaki clothing, belted bush jackets, pith helmets or slouch hats. Travel is in custom-built safari vehicles.

Q: When is the best time to go on a safari?

A: All Year Round! But it also really depends on the type of animal you wish to see. Certain reserves have good game viewing all year round but others will have particularly good elephant sightings or other migratory animals at different times of the year. It is generally felt that the African winter (June - August) is the best time to go on safari, as the grass is dry and vegetation sparse making game viewing easier. It is also the time when animals are on the move looking for food and water. In Kenya and Tanzania, you have the memorable opportunity of witnessing the migration of over two million animals.

Q: Can I visit East Africa from any Country?

A: Yes, we receive visitors from all-over the world! We can make all arrangements within East Africa inclusive of transportation, accommodation and safari activities. However, we do not arrange, and pay for international flights for our clients...but we do advise on the best options. Please Contact us for more!

Q: How do I get to the chosen East Africa destination?

A: You can get to the major cities in East Africa via all major international flights. You can also get easy connections where there are no direct flights. Please Contact us for more information! We however arrange transfer flights within East Africa's tourist destinations.

Q: What are the entry requirements?

A: All visitors are required to carry a passport that is valid for six months beyond the intended length of stay. Nationals of certain countries do not require visas - this depends on the country you are visiting. It is advisable to check with the Consulate of the country that you intend visiting for the latest visa and entry requirements.

Q: What should I pack?

A: Temperatures in winter are generally mild but can become considerably cooler in the evening, so pack multiple layers of clothing to ensure you stay comfortable on afternoon game drives and walks. It goes without saying that the standard safari gear must include a broad brim hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. In areas where malaria is prevalent, summer is generally a more risky time to travel. So, before you go on safari, consult your doctor for the necessary anti-malaria medication.

Q: Do I need to know the local languages?

A: No. English is spoken throughout East Africa, especially by those involved in the tourist trade. At a reasonable fee, you can get a driver / guide who speaks your local language. Our ground support professionals are multi-lingual and we have specialists for French and Spanish.

Q: How is the local cuisine?

A: Great! International cuisine is available at all the hotels you will be staying. Special dietary requirements are catered for throughout our safaris if you need. Please give us advanced notice so that we can make arrangements with the lodges and camps you are scheduled to stay at. Most restaurants offer selections for vegetarians, depending on their forte. Local specialties can be surprisingly good! With the exception of a few lodges, halaal and kosher food is not available at most camps/lodges.

Q: Are there any medical precautions?

A: Vaccination requirements change from time to time. Some countries require advance inoculations for yellow fever (and certificates thereof) that are good for 10 years. Malaria is present in many parts of East Africa. We suggest you consult your local doctor or health department for information on malaria prophylactics and the latest health precautions. If you are on prescription medication, please ensure you have an adequate supply to last the duration of your stay and a copy of your prescription(s).

Q: Ask us more?

A: Please click on this link to ask us any further questions that you may have. One of our customer service representatives shall respond and act on your enquiry, or reservation.

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