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East Africa Lodge Safari

12 Tage, Nairobi nach Nairobi



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

12
Tage

Startpunkt

Nairobi
Kenia

Endpunkt

Nairobi
Kenia

Tour Style

Comfort

Komfort-Level

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Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Tansania Kenia

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Die Tour

Beobachte die Big Five in ihrer natürlichem Heimat mit einem Wildtier-Experten als Guide an deiner Seite, halte am Naivashasee vom Boot aus Ausschau nach Flusspferden und Krokodilen, genieße die Vorzüge einer Reise in einer kleinen Gruppe und mache atemberaubende Fotos von exotischen Wildtieren, lerne die Massai kennen und erfahre mehr über das Clean Cookstove-Projekt, entspanne in unseren handverlesenen Safari-Lodges



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    East Africa Lodge Safari in wenigen Worten

    Egal, ob du luxuriös oder einfach unterwegs bist, sind die endlose Weite des Graslands in Kenia und Tansania ein unvergesslicher Anblick. Diese Reise legt Wert auf ersteres und fängt dabei gleichzeitig das Gefühl des letzteren ein. Du genießt schnellen Transport zwischen den Nationalparks und bequeme Lodges und hast dabei trotzdem die Gelegenheit, die majestätische Landschaft, die du durchquerst, aus nächster Nähe zu erleben. Begleitet von zwei erfahrenen einheimischen Guides tauchst du in kleinen safaritauglichen Allradwägen ein in das Rift Valley, dir begegnen Elefanten aus der Ferne im Amboseli-Nationalpark und du erlebst die seltenen Big Five auf dem Weg durch die Ebenen der Masai Mara und Serengeti. Noch nie sahen deine Fotos so unglaublich gut aus.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Ankunftstransfer
    • Eintritte und Safari-Pirschfahrten im Aberdare-Nationalpark, Masai Mara Wildschutzgebiet, Serengeti-Nationalpark und Ngorongoro-Schutzgebiet
    • Bootsfahrt und Wanderung am Lake Naivasha
    • Lake Victoria Besuch mit Bootsfahrt
    • Besuch eines Massai-Dorfs und des von Planeterra unterstützten „Clean Cookstove“ Projekts
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route East Africa Lodge Safari

    Tag 1 Nairobi

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich. Ankunftstransfer ist inbegriffen.

    Tag 2 Aberdare-Nationalpark (1F,1M,1A)

    Fahrt entlang des Großen Afrikanischen Grabenbruch und genieße atemberaubende Ausblicke an den Aussichtspunkten. Genieße deine erste Pirschfahrt im Aberdare, einem Nationalpark, in dem es sich vor Wildtieren nur so tummelt: Elefanten, Spitzmaulnashörner, Leoparden, Tüpfelhyänen, Affen, Büffel und Warzenschweine, um nur einige zu nennen.

    Tag 3 Naivasha (1F,1M,1A)

    Morgendliche Pirschfahrt, danach Reise zum Naivashasee, wo wir am Nachmittag eine Bootsfahrt machen, um Flusspferde und die Vogelwelt zu beobachten. Genieße auch einen Naturkundeweg im umliegenden Wald.

    Tage 4-5 Masai Mara Naturschutzgebiet (2F,2M,2A)

    Tägliche Pirschfahrten mit deinem erfahrenen Naturführer im Masai Mara Naturschutzgebiet mit Einblick in die artenreiche Tierwelt und Ökologie dieser berühmten Gegend. Entspanne dich in unserer Lodge, die sich mitten im Reservat befindet. Optional kannst du auch eine Ballonsafari machen oder ein Massai-Dorf besuchen.

    Tag 6 Lake Victoria (1F,1M,1A)

    Überquere die Grenze nach Tansania. Genieße eine Bootsfahrt auf dem Lake Victoria mit Vogelbeobachtung und atemberaubende Aussicht.

    Tage 7-8 Serengeti-Nationalpark (2F,2M,2A)

    Besuche die weltberühmte Serengeti, eines der führenden Wildreservate Afrikas. Erlebe bei einer Rundfahrt durch die mit Akazien bewachsene Savanne die Weite der Landschaft und staune über die Vielfalt der Tier- und Vogelwelt. Genieße tägliche Pirschfahrten und Tierbeobachtungen und entspanne dich in unserer Lodge, die sich ideal mitten im Park befindet.

    Tag 9 Ngorongoro Naturschutzgebiet (1F,1M,1A)

    Beobachte die Tierwelt auf einer Safari, während wir die Serengeti verlassen und in das angrenzende Naturschutzgebiet und unsere nächste Lodge weiter fahren.

    Tag 10 Arusha (1F,1M)

    Frühmorgens geht es in den Ngorongoro-Krater, einem UNESCO-Welterbe, mit einer atemberaubenden an Konzentration Wildtieren. Nach einem gemeinsamen Mittagessen besuchst du ein Massai-Dorf, wo du das einheimische Volk und das von Planeterra unterstützte „Clean Cookstove“ Projekt kennenlernst. Triff die einheimischen Technikerinnen, die saubere Kochöfen in diesen Gemeinden installiert haben. Danach geht es weiter nach Arusha.

    Tag 11 Nairobi (1F)

    Überquere die Grenze zurück nach Kenia, wo du ein optionales Abschiedsessen mit der Gruppe genießen kannst.

    Tag 12 Nairobi (1F)

    Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Ankunftstransfer
    • Eintritte und Safari-Pirschfahrten im Aberdare-Nationalpark, Masai Mara Wildschutzgebiet, Serengeti-Nationalpark und Ngorongoro-Schutzgebiet
    • Bootsfahrt und Wanderung am Lake Naivasha
    • Lake Victoria Besuch mit Bootsfahrt
    • Besuch eines Massai-Dorfs und des von Planeterra unterstützten „Clean Cookstove“ Projekts
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Beobachte die Big Five in ihrer natürlichem Heimat mit einem Wildtier-Experten als Guide an deiner Seite, halte am Naivashasee vom Boot aus Ausschau nach Flusspferden und Krokodilen, genieße die Vorzüge einer Reise in einer kleinen Gruppe und mache atemberaubende Fotos von exotischen Wildtieren, lerne die Massai kennen und erfahre mehr über das Clean Cookstove-Projekt, entspanne in unseren handverlesenen Safari-Lodges

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. MIGRATION Tanzania and Kenya The Seronera Plains, which lie in the southeast of the National Park and extend into the western Ngorongoro Conservation Area, form the main ungulate calving grounds of the Serengeti. The wildebeest typically disperse into the Seronera plains during the short rains, which fall in late November or early December, before calving in January, and staying put until the end of the long rains from January to early May. Towards the end of April the wildebeest start to congregate on the southern plains in the preparation for the 800km northward migration. The major obstacle faced by the wildebeest on this migration is the crossing for the Grumeti River through the western corridor, which typically occurs from June into early July. From July to October, the ungulates disperse again, with about half of them crossing the Mara River into Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and the remainder spreading out through the northern and western Serengeti. By late October the animals have generally started to plod back southward to the Seronera Plains, to arrive there in late November when the cycle starts all over again. 2. TRANSPORTATION This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, as long drives and poor road conditions are the rule as opposed to the exception in Kenya. A safari is about travelling to see animals, so we cover long distances crossing the country to visit different game parks. Once there, we spend the majority of the time viewing game while driving in the parks. This translates to a lot of driving. Despite this, the diversity and scenery of the African landscape, the local culture and abundant wildlife are all well worth the experience. 3. ACCOMMODATION All lodges will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times. 4. YELLOW FEVER A Yellow Fever certificate is required if you are traveling to Kenya from a Yellow Fever endemic country. These certificates are required not only for passengers coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission but also those who may have transited through such countries. Incoming passengers who do not have the Certificate and are required to have it will be vaccinated at the Airport if they wish to enter the country. The cost of the vaccination is 1,000 Kenyan Shillings. 5. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Nairobi does not arrive, especially with, but not exclusive to, major airlines out of London-Heathrow or Schiphol (Amsterdam). Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection in either of these centres, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Nairobi, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 48 and 72 hours after the initial plane’s arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Kenya. You may find that your tour will begin, and you still have not received your luggage. Considering that the customer service standards in Kenya are different from home, and that we find that the airlines are not always pro-active in helping luggage in its care be reunited with its owner, it is recommended that you purchase locally a few needed items, begin your tour, and hire someone locally to persist with the your airline to retrieve your luggage. Your CEO or local representative will be able to help you organize this, and once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you – depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement. 6. CARRY ON LUGGAGE (via London-Heathrow) Please note that regardless of the rules in other centres, travellers flying from, or connecting in, London-Heathrow are currently only permitted one carry-on piece of luggage and one small personal bag (purse, laptop-size bag, briefcase) on board on flights to Nairobi. If you arrive to the security gate with 2 pieces, you will be forced to check-in one of them, which may result in complications noted above. This policy is in place as of the time of writing, though local rules and regulations may indeed change. It is thus advisable to contact your airline directly for the most up-to-date information. 7. ACCOMMODATION Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used. 8. ELECTRICITY The power supply in Kenya and Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected. 9. EXTRAS Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    Throughout the entire 14-day journey in Kenya and Tanzania, you will be accompanied on your trip by a G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will be the group manager and leader. He/she organizes the trip, and will be there to assist you when needed. Your leader may be Kenyan or Tanzanian respectively on each of the sections or the same person for both sections. He/she will have a general knowledge base of the region and wildlife and will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. To round out the team, our skilled and experienced drivers are also certified safari guides. You will have two different drivers - a Kenyan who knows the roads, conditions, and wildlife in his country, and a Tanzanian who is the expert in his.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 6, im Schnitt 5.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    11x Frühstück, 9x Mittagessen, 8x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    These meals are provided at the hotels or lodges in which you are accommodated. When an evening meal is not included, your hotel will have a restaurant or your will be advised of a good local establishment. All meals you have during your trip will be prepared from fresh local produce. All hotels cater to vegetarians; however, any other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Please note all bottled drinking water will be at your own expense.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 150-200 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten und Getränke ein.

    Transport

    7-sitziger Allrad-Safariwagen, Boot, privater Minibus, zu Fuß.

    Transport

    This trip is done in private 7-seat 4x4 safari vans in Kenya and 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicles in Tanzania. With sliding windows and a large pop-up roofs, these vehicles are designed for game viewing. Road conditions can run the full range of conditions from new to very poor, and during the dry season especially, the roads can become very dusty. This style of travel is the best under the local circumstances, as the seats are comfortable and having our own private vehicle allow us the flexibility of making stops when needed, and to stay and watch that crouching lion prepare for an attack. The journey between Kenya and Tanzania will be done on a private mini bus, varying in size depending on the group size. If you are returning to Nairobi from Arusha at the end of your safari and have pre-booked your "shuttle" transfer through G Adventures, you will travel in a public shuttle; these are large mini buses with seating for 22-24 passengers. Speed governors set to 80kph are used on all vehicles to ensure a safe driving speed. Please note for your own safety it is mandatory to wear your seat belt at all times when in a vehicle. All G Adventure vehicles are regularly serviced and follow a strict maintenance schedule. However given the long travel days and rough conditions of many of the roads in Africa, vehicles can and do breakdown on occasion. If such situations occur all drivers are trained mechanics and any vehicle issues are rectified as quickly as possible so as to not disrupt your trip. Your patience is requested if the vehicle you are traveling in happens to encounter a mechanical fault.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Komforthotels (4 Nächte), Safari-Lodges (7 Nächte).

    Mein eigenes Zimmer

    Über Unterkünfte

    Please remember that hotel/lodge/camp standards can be different from what you are used to in your home country, which is part of the appeal of adventure travel. Note: 1) Under certain circumstances we reserve the right to change accommodation and provide something slightly different to what is described, though it will always be of similar or better standard/level. 2) Most lodges do not have 24hr electricity - they usually run on generators which are routinely shut off overnight from approximately 10pm to 5am. 3) Internet is only available at the start hotel in Nairobi and in Arusha. 4) Lodges and camps are NOT equipped with fans or air conditioning due to the electricity constraints listed above.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    EKA Hotel 27695 Mombasa Rd Nairobi City Nairobi Nairobi Area Kenya 719045522

    Tipps zur Anreise

    An arrival transfer is included in your Comfort Class trip, when you arrive on day 1, or when you arrive up to three days prior to the tour, provided that you have booked your pre-accommodation through G Adventures in our joining hotel. Due to customer experience and quality considerations, all services related to the tour must be continuous. G Adventures is only able to pick you up at the airport if you inform us in advance of your arrival flight's details. If this has not been done, please make your way to the joining hotel. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is about 20 km from downtown and your hotel. There are a variety of ways to get into the city. The dedicated airport bus takes about 40min at USD 5, however an airport taxi is recommended. This can be booked either inside the airport at an 'information desk' or outside of the terminal. The price is approximately USD 20. Otherwise, please look for our driver, who will be holding a sign with the G Adventures logo on it. He will be in front of INFORMATION DESK just outside the secured baggage retrieval area. At times there are taxi drivers who will want to get your business, so please be aware of them and look for our G Adventures representative. For security purposes, your name will not be on the G Adventures sign. As well, please do not tell the driver your name straight away, but rather ask the driver FIRST to tell you who they are meant to pick up. This will ensure that you go with the right driver. Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, though a brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area in evening of day 1. Here you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. Upon arrival to the hotel, look for a notice from your CEO with information regarding this group meeting. If you arrive late and miss the meeting, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning. The tour departs Nairobi in the morning of day 2.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. We strongly advise you to pre-purchase your entry visa prior to arrival as queuing for the visa at the airport can cause long delays in clearing customs. This is especially relevant if you have pre-booked an airport transfer. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer, it is necessary to make contact with our representative, who waits with a G Adventures sign outside the secure baggage-retrieval area, within 1.5 hours (90 minutes) of your flight's scheduled arrival time. No refunds will be granted if you fail to make contact with our representative within this reasonable time. After such time, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you receive notification of a flight schedule change outside of 48 hours before your flight is scheduled to arrive, please contact us to advise of your new flight details. Sales offices: From within Australia - 1-300-796-618 From within Canada or the United States - 1-800-465-6500 From within the UK - 0870 999-0144 From anywhere else - +1-416-260-0999 *Important note* If you are advised of the flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, please contact the airport transfer operator listed as the emergency contact for your tour which can be found below. We will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER  An arrival transfer is included in this tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. For any issues relating to pre-booked transfers for Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, including delays or missed transfers, please contact our airport transfer operator: Patrick: +254 707 889 920 or +254 732 874 566 (from outside of Kenya) Patrick: 0707 889 920 or 0732 874 566 (from within Kenya) EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Office (Nairobi, Kenya) Emergency number From outside Kenya: +254 727 208 832 From within Kenya: 0727 208 832 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, sports bag, or backpack, no larger than 30cm(height) x 30cm(width) x 60cm(length), maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced, and due to limited vehicle capacity, the cost of transporting any luggage beyond these restrictions is the responsibility of the client. Please note, if you are travelling with a large amount of luggage and will be returning to Nairobi later in your trip, you may leave a portion of it at the start hotel, this is indeed possible as storage facilities are available. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a warm jacket for early morning game drives. Light, quick-drying, practical clothes are advisable for this safari trip. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable for your time in Nairobi and Arusha.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    Documents: -Passport (with photocopies) -Travel insurance (with photocopies) -Yellow fever certificate -Airline tickets (with photocopies) -Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) -G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and trip details -Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required Suggested Items: -Fleece or wool jumper/jacket -Windproof/waterproof jacket -Small towel and swimwear -4 shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable -Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings -1 pair of shorts/skirt -2 pairs of long trousers -1 pair hiking pants/track pants -Comfortable shoes -Sport sandals -Sun hat, Bandana -Sunblock -Sunglasses -Watch or alarm clock -Water bottle -Flashlight or Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs) -Money belt -First-aid kit (should contain Lip balm with sunscreen, Aspirin, Ibuprofin , Malaria pills, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamine, Antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, rehydration powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) -Toiletries (biodegradable) -Hand sanitizer gel/Sanitizer wipes -Toilet paper -Camera and extra memory card/film -Extra batteries (recommended) -Electricity Plug Adapter -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries -Personal Entertainment -Binoculars -Waterproof backpack cover

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels and lodges for a charge. You should write a list of items that you send for washing. It will be difficult for hotels to have your laundry ready if you arrive in the late afternoon and leave the next morning, so the lodges in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti would be best, since you are in each of those locations for at least 2 days.

    Visa

    All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Please note that upon arrival by air to Nairobi, Kenya, you can obtain a visa for US$50. This visa is valid for up to 3 months with multiple entries/exits permitted to Tanzania and Uganda only (the "single entry" part means single entry within the East African Community). A transit visa, which is valid for 6 nights / 7 days within Kenya, for one entry into Kenya only, costs US$10 OR 10 GBP OR 10 EUR or 10 SWF. A visa for Tanzania can be obtained when entering the country by land with the group, for most nationals for a standard fee of US$50, though the current cost of a Tanzanian Visa for U.S. nationals is $100. The border post we cross to enter Tanzania is called Namanga. This is also valid for up to 3 months, with multiple entries among Uganda and Kenya permitted. Please note that Kenya is now strictly enforcing a "blank pages, condition of entry". All those requiring a visa on arrival must have at least two blank pages available in their passports. Failure to meet this requirement could mean that entry will be refused. This information is accurate at the time of writing. Though as fees and policies can change, we highly recommend that you contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. East Africa Tourist Visa An East Africa Tourist Visa allows the holder to move freely between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with only one Visa, and is valid for a period of 90 days. It also acts as a multiple entry Visa, so if you leave any of the above countries, you do not need a new Visa to re-enter (provided it is within the 90 day validity period). These need to be applied for in advance, and you should contact the foreign Embassy (of the country you will be entering through) for more details. The cost is 100USD. Please see below for more information: http://www.visiteastafrica.org/visa/

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    American Dollars that are series 1999 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change in Southern and Eastern Africa, because of past forgeries. REGIONAL INFORMATION Climate There are generally two rainy seasons - the short and the long rains. The short rains normally occur from late October through November, and the long rains from late March through to early June. A good time to visit is between late June and October when the rains have finished and the air is coolest. Alternatively, from late December to early March is another good time to visit, just after the short rains, but before the long rains; this is the warmest time of the year. The highest season for travellers into the region is in January and February, when the hot, dry weather is generally considered to be the most pleasant. During the rainy season it can be deceptively cold at times and evenings can be cool year round, so ensure you have adequate warm clothing such a a fleece or warm sweater. Electricity The electric current in Kenya operates on 220 volts. Electric plugs types come in at least four sizes and vary throughout the country, however, the two rounded pin standard plug is acceptable in most parts of the country. 3 pin square plugs are most common. The electric current in Tanzania operates on 230V, 50Hz. Language The official languages are Swahili and English. There are also numerous dialects spoken throughout. KENYA - Official Statistics Full country name: Republic of Kenya (Jamhuri Ya Kenya) Area: 580,367 km2 Population: 34,256,000-July 2005 est. (31,138,735- 2002 Census) Capital city: Nairobi People: 22% Kikuyu, 14% Luhya, 13% Luo, 12% Kalenjin, 11% Kamba, 6% Kisii, 6% Meru, 16% other Languages: English, Swahili, indigenous. Religion: 35% Protestant, 30% Roman Catholic, 30% Muslim, 5% Animist Government: Republic (multiparty state) President: Uhuru Kenyatta Major industries: small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, beer, batteries, textiles, flour), agricultural processing, oil refining, chemicals, cement, tourism. Major trading partners: Uganda, Tanzania, UK, Germany, UAE, South Africa INTERESTING FACTS • At 580,367 km2 the country is two and a half times the size of Britain. • The population is over 30 million and has one of the world’s fastest growth rates. • Kenya gained independence in 1963 after 80 years of British rule. • Most Kenyans are subsistence farmers. • Coffee and tea are grown commercially and tourism is also a huge income for the country. The country is still in huge debt though and has few mineral resources and corruption is again a problem. • The country lies on the equator and has good national parks and Mount Kenya the second highest peak in Africa. It also has good beaches and colourful people. Nairobi is the capital and Mombassa the countries port city. TANZANIA - Official Statistics Full country name: United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania) Area: 945,087 km2 Population: 38,329,000-July 2005 est (34,443,603-2002 census) Capital city: Dodoma People: 99% native African (over 100 tribes), 1% Asian, European and Arabic Languages Swahili, English, indigenous. Religion: 40% Christian, 33% Muslim, 20% indigenous beliefs Government: Republic (multi-party state) President: Benjamin William Mkapa Major industries: Tobacco, sugar, sisal, diamond and gold mining, oil refining, cement, tourism Major trading partners: India, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, the Netherlands, South Africa, Kenya, U.K., Saudi Arabia, China Currency: Tanzanian shilling INTERESTING FACTS • The name is name made up from an amalgamation of TANganyika and ZANzibar. • Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa (although not in Africa as a whole, the Sudan is 3 times larger); it’s landmass covering an area of just over 945,087 sq. km (including Zanzibar). - This makes Tanzania about the size of France, Germany and Switzerland combined; 3 times the size of the entire British Isles or one-tenth the size of the whole of the USA. - Tanzania’s population at the last official census was 31.3 million, with approximately one third being classified as “urban”. - Agriculture forms roughly half of GDP and agriproducts (e.g.: coffee, tea, tobacco, cashew nut, sisal, cotton) some 75% of export earnings. • Dodoma, in central Tanzania, is the political capital of the country although Dar es Salaam is the effective trading and business capital, with its safe harbour ("Dar es Salaam” means “Haven of Peace”), international airport and population of some 1.75million.

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    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    The local currency in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES, or KSH)., and in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TSH). Each of the countries visited on this tour has their own currency, and all can be obtained locally by changing foreign currency or by using ATMs (where available) which will disperse


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