How To Choose The Right Safari In Kenya  : Selecting a perfect safari to Africa is not an easy thing, even to individuals who are used to travelling always find it hard to choose the best Kenya safari most especially if they are travelling to a new destination.

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing a safari in Kenya

  1. Get in touch with a tour operator

The first thing you need to do when choosing the right safari in Kenya is to get in touch with a reputable tour operator and in this case Focus East Africa Tours is your trusted tour operator in Kenya.

So as to choose the right safari from the ones offered to you by your safari operator, you need to know what you want to see and do while you are in Kenya. There is a lot of information that you can get from several websites of Focus East Africa Tours and online as well which will help you figure out what you want to see and do in Africa.

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Caution: when choosing a safari company / safari operator, choose the one that specializes in what you want to do in Kenya. Some tour companies specializes in birding safaris, game viewing safari among other safari activities. Some tour companies focus on one country and others operator in all the countries of East Africa.

  1. Accommodation

Accommodation is very important when choosing the right safari in Kenya, before you confirm your safari be sure to make a choice of accommodation which is very affordable and is in your budget.

In Kenya there is 3 categorizes of accommodation and they include Budget, Moderate and up-market accommodation. You can choose the accommodation that suits you and your needs as you see fits.

  1. Safari vehicle

The type of vehicle to be used on the safari is very important depending on the kind of safari experience you wish to do in Kenya, normally Land cruisers or land rovers and safari vans. If you are going to Kenya for game viewing safaris, land cruisers and land rovers are the best option of vehicle to use as they have a lot of space, open windows and pop-up roofs.

Also find out if the driver will be accompanied by a wildlife expert guide to guide you through the trip. Also find out the size of the group that will be on safari with you, and the size and kind of vehicle the company will be using for that group. You could also opt for a private safari rather than a group safari. Private safaris usually have adjustable tours which is usually not the case with Kenya group safaris. Be sure to confirm this with the safari operator. So can know if the tours can be adjusted to times and schedules that are comfortable for you and those in your party.

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What things should you be very cautious about?

When planning a Uganda safari from abroad, you need to be cautious about everything in the planning. There are some things that you shouldn’t let people lie to you about or that you cannot afford to be careless about:

Permits: If you plan to go gorilla trekking in Uganda, you will need a gorilla permit. A gorilla permit in Uganda is $700. Do not fall for online scams advertising free gorilla permits, there is no such thing. Be sure to book and pay for your gorilla permit in time.

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Safari companies: be sure to deal directly with the safari company rather than some broker or re-packager in Europe or the USA. With the Ugandan safari companies you can be sure they know what they are talking about rather than the re-packager who has probably only read about safaris in Uganda, How To Choose The Right Safari In Kenya

Payment: Most countries in Africa are cash economies, so African safari companies usually take payments in cash rather than credit card. So if you are given the options of either cash or credit card, be sure to find out how the transactions are made, and what the charge for money transfer will be. In a way whether you pay the Uganda safari company directly or deal with a local tour company in your country which will in turn connect you to a local agent in Uganda, the cost will probably end up being the same.

Do safari companies give refunds?

It is advisable to find out if the safari company will give you a refund of the deposit in case your plans change. The deposit for most tour companies is 30% of the total fee, and the rest is paid either upon arrival or before. Most reputable safari operators will give you a refund less any permit or reservation charges they could not recover. Permits are usually resold and most of the permit cost refunded to you. So plan your Uganda safari and keep all these pointers in mind as you try to choose the right safari for you.

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