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If this is your first safari in East Africa, planning the perfect safari may be a challenge! Our objective is to make the safari planning process as simple and quick as possible. Before you begin your planning, consider the following frequently asked questions from previous travelers. Examine them for ideas before making a reservation for your adventure. Please contact us at any time if you have any questions, as we are here to assist you in planning a memorable African experience.
What is the duration of the East Africa safari?
Many East African safaris are only as long as the client wants them to be. You can choose to go on a game drive to one of the nearby destinations for 5 to 7 days, or you can go on an extended tour that includes several destinations and may take more than 11 days. However, we can always tailor the tour duration to your needs and preferences.
What are the most visited destinations in East Africa?
The best East African travel destinations are, of course, subjective. Every client’s experience will be unique. However, here are a few of the most popular East African destinations to consider when planning your trip.
The best destinations in Tanzania
- Serengeti National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Tarangire National Park
- Zanzibar Island
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Mount Kilimanjaro
- Mount Meru
- Arusha National Park
- Kilimanjaro National Park
- Ruaha National Park
- Mikumi National Park
- Nyerere National Park
- Lake Natron
- Lake Eyasi (for cultural tours)
- Dar es Salaam City
- Arusha city
The best destinations in Kenya
- Maasai Mara Game Reserve
- Amboseli National Park
- Samburu National Park
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- Nairobi City
- Mombasa City
The best destinations in Rwanda
- Volcanoes National Park
- Akagera National Park
- Kigali City
What safari vehicles are we going to use?
Nature in Spirit Travel provides top-of-the-line 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles ideal for bush safaris. Compact refrigerators for cold drinks and first-aid kits are available inside vehicles to provide additional comfort during the safari. Pop-up roofs are available, allowing you to stand, observe, and take the most amazing photos during game drives.
Who else is going to be with us in a safari vehicle during our safari?
In most safaris, a professional safari guide will be the only person in the vehicle with you, but you may also be escorted by a tour leader. If you choose a joined safari, you will be with other clients you have not met before the safari, which means the cost of the safari will be shared with all tourists in that particular vehicle.
Do clients get out of the vehicle during a game drive?
Getting out of the vehicle during a game drive is strictly prohibited in most East African National Parks. This is only for the visitor’s safety and conservation purposes. You may only exit your vehicle during picnic lunches in specially designated areas within National Parks.
When exactly do East safaris commence?
The earlier, the better! Most African safaris begin at 6:00 a.m., so we strongly advise our customers to leave their hotel/lodge as early as possible. This is because many animals are active in the morning, and thus you may see many of them if you leave early. You will also have more freedom on the game drive because you will not be surrounded by other tourists.
What to wear during a safari?
Casual clothing is permitted on the safari. Loose-fitting and lightweight clothing are recommended to keep you cool. Also, if you get caught in a rainstorm, such clothes dry faster. Carry a warm jacket with you for cold mornings on game drives. You can wear long sleeves at night because there will be a campfire to keep you warm, but you must protect yourself from mosquitoes.
Is it safe to go with children on an East African safari?
Bringing children on safari is a wise decision; we can assure you that it is extremely safe to do so, as it inspires them for future references. Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is an experience that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Is food available during a safari?
Yes, our safari guests are served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our safari packages are typically sold on a full-board basis, which means that all meals are included. Breakfast is typically served at the lodge/hotel before departing for game drives. Lunch is available in the form of a packed lunch or a hot lunch, depending on your itinerary. Packed lunches are served at designated picnic areas throughout the park, while hot lunch and dinner are typically served at the lodge/hotel. Water and soft drinks are always available in the car’s compact fridge, and tea and coffee are available upon request.
Do charter flights operate between the National Parks?
Airstrips are available in several East African National Parks, allowing charter flights to operate between them. The use of local flights from one destination to another will increase the cost of your safari package, but it will allow you to spend more time on game drives and add new experiences to your safari.
Is Wi-Fi available at the hotels and lodges?
Yes, there is Wi-Fi in hotels and lodges. This service is provided for free so that you can browse and socialize after the game drive. You will have plenty of time during and after dinner to use the Wi-Fi and probably search for anything you want or even contact your relatives/families and discuss the most memorable moments of the day with them.
Which airport should I choose for Landing during arrival?
Tanzania has three international airports, the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar, the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, and the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha/Kilimanjaro. Kenya has four airports: Jomo Kenyatta International, Kisumu International, Moi International, and Eldoret International. Kigali International Airport is available in Rwanda.
That being said, you should choose one of these airports based on how well it fits your safari itinerary.
What kind of weather I should expect on the East African safari?
East Africa has two distinct seasons throughout the year: rainy and dry. Despite this, seasonal temperature fluctuations should be expected while on an East African safari since most East African countries are close to the equator. Although many regions experience warm weather, the temperature may drop significantly during and after rainy seasons, especially at night, but coastal regions generally experience hot and humid conditions all year.