Frequently asked Questions

1. Why should I take safari with Afrika is one adventure ltd? We understand that traveling to Africa is a life long dream for our clients and we take this seriously making sure we meet expectations. We offer exceptional and personalized service from start to finish and treat you to a level of care that truly stands out in the industry. Afrika Is One Adventure Ltd knows and believes that the best way to experience the culture, nature and wildlife of Africa is encountered in small groups and by using customized 4 x 4 Land Cruisers, Land rovers, or minibus fitted with modern communication gadgets.

2. How about the guide? Our drivers are the guide they take care of you! They do not only know the way or just take you on safari around East Africa, but also has knowledge about Flora, Fauna, History, Politics, local tribes and have taken courses in Customer Care, wildlife education, environment conservation and First Aid. Most important to them and us is to keep our standard and to make each and every safari unique, special and to full feel dreams of our clients. They are backed up with a team of professional holiday planners on call 24 hours a day. Some of them are experienced with photographers, film crews while others have been naturalist ornithological guides. They have basic mechanical knowledge. We believe that travel to Africa is not just an adventure but also a life-changing experience.

3. Is it safe in East Africa for the western traveler(s)? In keeping with many tourist centers worldwide, visitors are advised not to leave any valuables in their hotel room when they go out, but to make use of the safe deposit boxes which are available at most hotels and lodges. As in all major cities, it is advisable to avoid back streets at night (especially alone); in fact it is much safer to avoid night walking altogether and use taxis or self-drive hire cars instead. Kenya has an excellent police force and most hotels have experienced security personnel and caring doormen.

4. What type of programs does Afrika Is One offer? If you want five star Luxury accommodations you’ll be spoilt for choices. But if you want to really rough it and experience life away from the trappings of civilization it can be equally easily arranged. Do not even think about how you are going to get around and how long it will take don’t worry we will arrange everything.

Do you want to use light aircraft to avoid long road trips, or do you enjoy the experience of driving through the countryside? It is possible to plan a safari that blends adventure and relaxation, luxury and natural simplicity, social experiences and solitude with us.

5. What does it mean to be "on safari"? Being on a safari means that you will be spending  most of time tracking, observing, and photographing wild life in the most spectacular National Parks and Game Reserves in Africa. The Safari is a wonderful adventure combining the amazing sights of nature with the total comfort of the lodges. The typical day on safari begins with a game drive after an early breakfast. On some days you will be out for the entire day viewing wild life and on others, you will return to your lodge or tented camp before noon. After lunch you'll then have time to relax at the poolside, take a nap, read, and explore the surroundings. Between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. you will go on another game drive lasting until sundown. In all programs we offer early sunrise drives (when most people are just getting up for breakfast) which is a unique feature of AFIOA. On the days that you travel to new game parks, you will generally leave right after breakfast, arriving at the next lodge in time for lunch, and afternoon game drive.

6. What kind of animals will I see? Nothing in nature can ever be guaranteed, however, you are sure to see most of the animals in the National Parks and Game Reserves listed in our itinerary. You will see animals that you've never seen before in their natural habitat, just as they have for millions of years. You will have opportunities to see the animals, birds and plants life on Earth. On top of everyone's list is the "Big Five": Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard. You will encounter Wildebeest, Zebra, and a large variety of antelope species, Gazelle, Giraffe, Baboon, Hippo, warthog etc.

7. What is the "Great Migration" and when does it take place? The "Great Wildebeest Migration is the awe-inspiring movement of millions of wildebeest and zebra across Tanzania's Serengeti plains into the Masai Mara Game Reserve of Kenya, from late June to early October. Tanzania's annual migration occurs March to May and October to November. In Tanzania, one can expect to see the herd in the southern Serengeti during December - April and in the northern Serengeti during June. Whether you witness the actual migration or not, the animals in the Serengeti Plains in both Tanzania and Kenya are prolific throughout the year.

8. What are the accommodations like? Whenever possible we book rooms with private bathrooms on the basis of two persons sharing a double room. Single rooms are available at supplementary cost but neither single room nor rooms with private bath can be guaranteed especially within the national parks and game reserves. Hotels, where mentioned or named as an indication of category and rooms may be reserved at similar hotels.

9. What is the check out time in hotels? The standard checkout time is 10 a.m. regardless of the actual departure time from your hotel. Day room facilities maybe available for clients leaving in the evening or they may allow you keep your room until departure depending on the occupancy of the hotel. A charge will be payable locally for this service.

10. Do I need vaccination certificate? A yellow fever and cholera vaccination certificate is required in Kenya if visitors are arriving from a country where these diseases are present. Yellow fever certificate is required in Tanzania regardless of country of origin. We advise that all clients seek advice from their doctors when planning to travel. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.

11. Where can I change money? Visitors are advised to check currency exchange rates regularly. Banks give slightly better rates of exchange than hotels. It is a serious offence to deface or knowingly damage Kenyan currency. Visitors are strongly advised to avoid street dealers and to transact all currency dealings through official dealers.

12. How about tipping? A service charge is usually included in all tariffs; however the tipping of exceptional service is always appreciated. Customary tips for bar service and room porters are 10% whereas restaurant tariffs that exclude service charge will anticipate a 5% to 10% tip.

13. Do I need visa and passport? Off cause!! a valid passport is required for all foreigners entering Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Visa requirements vary according to country of origin. Most nationality however, require visa to enter Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We advise that you check with the nearest consulate of Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda, if traveling to the respective country. Visa can be processed at the airport upon arrival but this can be very slow. We therefore advise clients to purchase them from their countries of origin before traveling.

14. Photography? Visitors are advised that it is an offence to photograph any head of state, military installations, policemen in uniforms, etc. As a general rule elsewhere, visitors are strongly advised to seek permission before taking any photographs.

15. Is there some kind of age limit to this kind of adventure? There is not an age limit except that some of the lodges require that children be at least eight years old. You do need to be open-minded, flexible, and adaptable to new experiences--no matter what your age is.

16. What is food like? The food you will be eating is delicious and nutritious; the cuisine is first-rate and varied.

17. What are the chances that I will get sick on the trip? There is an inherent health risk when traveling in the developing world. There are certain things you can do to minimize your chances of getting ill by following some common sense guidelines. Faithfully taking your malaria pills, drinking mineral water and following our health-tip guidelines will all give you a better chance of remaining healthy.

18. What inoculations do I need? Malaria is endemic to certain areas and all visitors should begin taking anti-malaria prophylactics two weeks before arriving in Africa, throughout their stay and for a minimum of three weeks after leaving and we suggest contact your physician for professional advice in this regard. Bottled mineral water, both local and imported, can be purchased in hotel sundry shops and other tourist mini shops. You will find filtered and safe drinking water in thermos, bottles in your hotel or lodge rooms, but it is advisable not to drink water from the taps, rivers or lakes. Do not bathe in rivers and lakes.

19. What kind of weather can I expect? East Africa is fairly moderate year round. The temperature ranges between 49 degrees and 80 degrees. The humidity is low and the mornings and evenings are refreshingly cool.

20. What if I have a special request for something I really want to experience/buy in Africa? We cater to your special interests. Previous clients have gone to local schools, explored unnourished villages, taken bush walks with Masai warriors, and a host of other adventures. We also provide assisted shopping, packaging, and shipping of the goods you will find in the shops and colorful markets of Kenya and Tanzania.

21. Do I have to make my own flight arrangements?Yes, but we can help you with the logistics of finding the most competitive rates available should you request our assistance.

22. What happens after I pay my deposit ensuring a spot on the trip?As soon as we receive your deposit we will send you your confirmation letter and receipt. We also send you the Afrika Is One Adventure Pre-Trip Information Packet which includes a list of recommended things to bring, medical precautions inventory, passport/visa requirements, a list of basic photography suggestions, and our list of other practical tips and suggestions to help ensure a successful trip.

23. What do these who have traveled using Afrika Is One says about you? We welcome any suggestion, opinions, and recommendations as it’s the only way that can help us improve our services and here are what some clients.