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Monday, 16 October 2017
East Africa Travel Resource

SHOPPING
Excellent, well-stocked gift shops can be found in may hotels, lodges and camps throughout the country. But often-real finds can be found a little further off the beaten track. Bargaining is the expected norm in Markets and even in some shops throughout Kenya. The art of bargaining has deep roots in Kenyan culture, and is regarded as an essential business skill.

Visitors to Kenya should never be afraid to bargain, it is expected and rarely considered offensive. Opening prices are always an exaggerated gambit, and considered the first step in a long process of bargaining. The basic rule of bargaining is this: Bargain hard but don't be unreasonable. Most shops open from 0830-1730hrs on weekdays and 0900-1300hrs on Saturdays.

BUSINESS TRAVELERS

Business travelers to East Africa will find all of the facilities they need are widely available. Many hotels and resorts throughout the region offer corporate rates and discounts and have modern, efficient business centers with complete computer, telecommunication and Internet services.

CONFERENCES
One of the key ingredients for any successful conference is location. We offer something new for conference planners and organizers. We have more options than you could ever imagine for a conference with a real difference. Many of our top class hotels, safari lodges, beach resorts, and even tented bush camps offer world-class conference facilities. These include conference halls and private meeting rooms, audiovisual and multimedia services and telecommunications.

These facilities, combined with comfortable surrounds, well appointed accommodation and fine cuisine, means that you can hold a professional, effective conference in the wild. We offer the perfect combination of work and play. Your time outside of the conference room can be spent exploring the wilderness, taking game drives, hikes or visiting local villages. What better way than develop team strength and strategy than to take your delegates on a challenging adventure safari? Rock climbing, white water rafting, came trekking and more are all available.

Imagine ending your day's meetings and discussions with a classic safari sundowner. Your group can gather for drinks around a campfire, as day gives way to night and the air rings with the calls of the wild. In this magical atmosphere, minds become more open, creative and focused.
When you're planning this year's conference, consider East Africa.
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INCENTIVE TRAVEL
Many people dream of visiting East Africa. If you are looking for the perfect incentive travel option for your employees, affiliates or partners, why not let their dreams come true and offer them an African safari?
Putting together the perfect safari package to suit any individual needs and interests couldn't be any easier. With our world of safari options, you'll be spoilt for choice.

SAFARI STYLES

We offer the traveler an unparalleled range of options. The incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities mean endless opportunities.

With so many choices at hand, some people find the prospect of planning a trip quite daunting. It doesn't have to be that way. With us it is very easy to plan and prepare for a safari that is as individual as you are, and that satisfies your own personal needs and interests.

WHO TO BRING

Whether you are traveling solo or looking for a family trip, we have plenty of options to suit. Think in advance about whether or not you'd like to join an organized safari group, or have your own private transport and guides.

We have plenty to keep the single traveler busy. Organized safaris and camping trips are often great social experiences and a good way to meet other travelers. East Africa is popular with independent travelers, and is quite easy to meet up with traveling companions on the road.

For couples, East Africa is a perfect destination for a relaxing break. We have many secluded, private guesthouses, camps and hotels ideal for romantic stays or honeymoons.
It is also a great family destination. Kids love it , and the sights and experiences of a safari can outdo any theme park. There are hotels that cater especially for families and have special facilities, programs and safari guides for children.

YOUR OWN STYLE

If you want five star Luxury accommodations you'll be spoilt for choice. 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. We will arrange everything! Do you want to be 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.
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VISA AND PASSPORT
A valid passport is required for all foreigners entering Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Visa requirements vary according too 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 airports upon arrival but this can be very slow. We therefore advise clients to purchase them from their countries of origin before traveling.

HEALTH

Malaria is endemic to certain areas of Kenya all visitors should begin taking anti-Malaria prophylactics two weeks before arriving in Kenya, throughout their stay and for a minimum of three weeks after leaving Kenya. Bottled mineral water, both local and imported, can be purchased in hotel sundry shops and other tourist kiosks. 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.

VACCINATIONS
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

CURRENCY

Kenyan currency is based on the decimal system. The unit of currency is the Shilling divided into 100 cents. Visitors are advised to check currency exchange rates regularly. Banks give slightly better rates of exchange than hotels. It is a serious offense to deface or knowingly damage Kenyan currency. Visitors are strongly advised to avoid street dealers and to transact all currency dealings through official dealers.

BANKING
Nairobi, Mombasa and most other principal centers in Kenya have banks with Bureau de Change. Banking hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, though some open between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the first and last Saturday of each month. Banks at Jomo Kenyatta and Moi International Airports operate a 24-hour service.

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.

 

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