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Visa requirements.

Make sure your passport is valid minimum 6 months beyond your travel date. There must also be sufficient empty pages in your passport (two blank pages side by side for each country you will visit). Kenya tourist visa can be obtained at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on arrival while Tanzania visa can be obtained at the Namanga boarder entry point. You don’t require a multiple entry visa for travel in East Africa since the Kenyan Tourist visa allows you to enter and leave Kenya as long as you are traveling within East Africa.

Electronic Visas: can also be applied online with a minimum processing time of 2 days. For single entry and transit visas apply on the following link;  Kenyan Visa and for  Tanzanian Visas. It can be applied 3 months before the date of your travel. If you have any enquiries or problems applying electronic visa, please contact the Kenyan Embassy in your country.

Health and Vaccination.

Please consult Medical specialist Doctor or Health Travellers Clinic to get up to date advice on vaccination and malaria prophylaxis. Malaria is not often contracted by visitors, but to prevent it use repellent, use nets for sleeping if provided.

We recommend you to travel with your own personal first aid kit including any medicine or any prescription medications that you

regularly use or may need. Eyeglass wearers should bring an extra pair and contact lens wearers should bring glasses as well. There can be a lot of dust and glare on safari that can affect sensitive eyes. The following vaccinations are often recommended:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis

COVID-19 TRAVEL POLICY We at Gascherry Safaris follow the stipulated WHO and Ministry of Health guidelines and protocol in regards to ensuring safety of our guests from COVID-19 pandemic. We ensure that your tour guides are regularly tested for Covid-19 and must test Negative before departing for any safari. All our guest will be subject to regular temperature screening, we will also provide face masks and an anti-bacterial hand sanitizer will be available at all our safari vehicles. We will also ensure very high level of hygiene while on your safari. Your tour guide will disinfect and sanitize your luggage before and after every hotel check-in. The vehicles will also be regularly cleaned and disinfected.

If you have allergies or dietary restrictions When booking us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.

Travel Insurance.

Travelers are should have an international medical Insurance, as they are responsible for all medical expenses that may incur. Our offer service is a temporary evacuation cover on the flying doctor´s service.

Custom Duty in Kenya

Duty free allowed items are: 1liter bottle of spirits, a 250cl of perfume, 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco.


check online for the current rate, you can exchange your foreign currency in to Kenya shillings in a forex bureau at the Airport or the best rate in the city centre, exchange money as you need it is easier to make small local purchases. You can also exchange money in the lodges and camps at a close rate to bank and airport rate. Please note larger bills (denominations of $100 & $50) receive a more favorable exchange rate and they must be issued in the year 2000 or later. In some countries (such as Tanzania) US dollars are often accepted for purchases and payment for extras and for tipping.

You can pay for drinks and purchases with a credit card as they are becoming more widely accepted and there is often an extra service charge rendered for processing them.

You can also withdraw Kenya shillings at the ATM with Visa, Mastercard, Debitcard.

Suggested Packing On Safari(WHat to bring with you)

All documents: any medication you might need, passports, vaccine certificate, visa, air tickets, insurance cards, credit card, money should be carried in hand luggage. Avoid using plastic bag while packing your luggage as they are prohibited in Kenya. Use fabrics bags or any other material, these includes Duty Free plastics bag when you arrive remove the items from the bag and hand bags over at the airport.

Baggage: Allowance on safaris aircraft is 15kgs, any additional luggage can be stored in the hotel. Baggage insurance is recommended as it is at your own risk throughout. Camera: We recommend to you bring a wide lens about (18-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a telephoto lens in the range of (200- 400mm) to catch animals at a distance, binoculars or a video camera. Tours are in remote areas, bring extra memory cards, batteries or charger, take plenty of cleaning materials for lens as cameras get quickly dirty from the dusty safari roads and zip lock bags dust proof. Clothes: Take comfortable and casual clothes, comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit, shirt with long sleeves or a light jacket for the cold morning. Take a lot of Suncream, a good pair of sunglasses, a hat, lipbalm, insect repellent. For some dinners you might need 1 or 2 smart casual outfits. Laundry services are available in most lodges and tented camps.

Water: Avoid drinking water from the tap, complimentary bottled drinking mineral water will be provided through out your journey. Soft drinks and beers and other bottled beverages can be purchased on the way or at the lodges and camps.

Electricity: Take an international adapter plug, due to variations of the outlets, mostly used adapter plug has 3 square prongs, the voltage in Kenya is 220-240. Please recharge your electronic devices at applicable times because some of the lodges and camps may turn off their generators during the day and late at night, mostly between this time (11pm-6am).

Accommodation while on Safari

Lodges, tented camps, safari hotel are perfectly chosen to fit your needs. The choices are unique comfortable. They vary from economy, comfort, superior and luxury options. Most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools..

Safari Guides

Our Tour guides are also your Driver they will narrate their professional skilled experienced knowledge in areas such as local flora and fauna, tribal lore and regional geography and history, and most of all about our amazing wildlife. Game Trophies

It is illegal in Kenya to sell any product made from wild animals such as rhinoceros´ horn, elephants tusks ivory and hair bracelets, crocodile handbag.

Safari Gratuities/Tipping

Gratuities in all the hotel, lodges, camps are in included in your safari price as service charge. Other services such waiters, porters, may provide you with high end special service it is your decision to tip it. It is customary to tip the driver/guide at the end of the safari, the amount depends on how you evaluate the quality of the service given.

Average is $10 per guest per day is suggested. For provided special service you are most welcome to provide additional compensation to any staff who provided it.

Weather & Climate in Kenya

Kenya lies on the equator and has a pleasant, tropical climate, safari can be done throughout the year. January to March: It is a High Season good for Birdwatching and you have the opportunity to see large herds of elephants. Lots of new born animals.

April to May Low Season: These is Low Season with long rains season, these months get the most rain, the humidity is higher in the coastal areas, The rains pours for a few hours, you can still enjoy your safari.

The best time to visit is June to October:. These Dry Season is best for watching wildlife the animals are more visible. From June to mid- July the herds of zebra cross from Tanzania to Masai Mara game reserve.

July to October Peak Season: The Great wildebeest migrations, Herds of wildebeest migrates from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara Game Reserve.

November to December: A period of short rains season in Kenya, these has its attractions as well, these includes fantastic green scenery.