All of East Africa including Kenya is totally Ebola free. You can rest assured that travelling to Kenya’s Masai Mara is totally safe and Ebola free.
Real Masai Safari Packages includes Accommodation in Large Private tent, which has 2 double beds, self contained hot shower and bathroom. Package price also includes Pick up from Nairobi and drop off back to Nairobi. All safari game drives, park fees, masai village tour, 3 meals per day + afternoon snacks, coffee /tea. Items of personal nature are not included. Wine and beer is available for purchase at our camp.
The Masai Mara is very safe and a 5 1/2 hour drive south from Nairobi, close to the border of Tanzania ( Serengeti). The Masai land begins shortly after leaving Nairobi. The Masai are peaceful and friendly pastoralists. The Masai Mara is approx 1300klm away from the Ethopian and Somalian borders in Northern Kenya, where tourists are advised not to travel. Real Masai Safari’s will pick up our guests directly from the Airport/ Airport hotel on Arrival and drive them directly to the Masai mara.
The wildebeest migration usually commences early to mid july, however depending on weather patterns the migration can start even earlier or later. The large concentration of migration animals can still be found in the masai mara in October. However the mara also provides excellent game viewing even outside the wildebeest migration months.
The masai mara has warm weather all year round. Located approx. 2000ft above sea level, the mornings and evenings can be a little cool 16/17deg with days reaching 23-28 deg. The best time to travel is from December through to March or July through to October (wildebeest migration ).
Light trousers, shorts, t’shirts, light jumper and jacket for morning game drives, comfortable walking shoes are required.
Yes, all Australians will require a visa to enter Kenya. A visa is purchased at customs control on your arrival to Kenya. Be sure to have a $50 US note handy. They will only accept US dollars. No credit cards. There is an ATM at the airport. However it is not always working.
Yes all Australians will require yellow fever vaccination. You must have your shot at least 10 days before entering Kenya. The vaccination is valid for 10 years. You Must have your Yellow fever Certificate along with your travel documents.
It is highly recommended to see your doctor and commence malaria medication before arriving to Kenya. Masai mara is in a malaria zone. Anti-malaria tablets and a good repellent is all that is needed. Our tents are fitted with mosquito nets for added precaution.
Animals are able to roam freely throughout Kenya and all its reserves. However wild animals will not venture close to human settlement areas as they are afraid of the masai and humans in general. The camp grounds are extremely safe. A group of Masai warriors are onsite 24 hours and they patrol the campsite from sunset to sunrise. They also remain outside the guests tents throughout the night should you require any assistance.
The camp has solar power and a generator.
Charging phones, laptops, and camera batteries is all ok. Be sure to have your own adaptor.
Real Masai safaris includes all meals and bottled water. Soft drinks and alcohol are available for purchase. You will require shillings for tipping staff and drivers or if you would like to buy anything from the Masai market. US dollars are also accepted.
It is advisable to get a local sim card upon arriving in Kenya. This can be done in the masai town of Narok, which is located on the drive to the mara. The local cards are already loaded with data. Masai mara does have internet coverage. Network coverage can vary but is generally good. Uploading to Facebook or Twitter should not be problem – especially for uploading your favourite wildebeest migration photos.