East Africa Travel Guide

  • Top Things to Do in East Africa
  • Where to Stay East Africa
  • Climate
  • What to Pack for a Safari
  • When to Visit East Africa
  • Visas and Passports
  • East Africa Tourist Attractions
  • People and Culture
  • Wildlife in East Africa
  • Game Parks in East Africa

Tour Information:

Your Accommodation

Apart from any pre or post tour accommodation our small group safaris are essentially camping tours with most evenings spent around a crackling campfire beneath starry skies before retiring to your tent.  Africa is a land of incredible natural beauty and the best way to truly appreciate is to get in amongst it. Camping is not only about staying in touch with nature; it also embraces the sort of tribal spirit and communal camaraderie which is African to the core. Our dome tents all have sewn-in ground sheets, mosquito nets, a separate fly and comfortably accommodate two people. A camp stretcher and light weight duvet cover will ensure you stay warm and comfy and t he campsites we stay in are generally of a very good standard with clean showers, western style toilets and laundry facilities. However if camping is not your style then try one of our lodge based safari’s which enable you to still experience the wilds of Africa with a few more home comforts. Unless stated all accommodation is on a twin share basis.

Your travel companions

Although there’s no such thing as having too few people on a tour, there can definitely be an issue with too many. Safari Wildz Small Group Tours are restricted to a maximum of 10 persons split between our vehicles with a max of 6 per vehicle.

Security

A lockable safe for documents is provided on board.  Please be aware that expensive and dangling jewellery is not advised.

Food on camping departures

If your lasting memory of open fire cooking involves blackened sausages impaled on sticks then you’ll be surprised at the high quality and variety of our meals on the road. Fresh food is bought daily from the many local markets en route (which often enables us to sample the odd local delicacy) and with the right equipment and experience, the open fire becomes our kitchen beneath the stars. Although your crew will be cooking your meals, we ask everyone in the spirit of group camping to share in the preparation and cleaning up on a roster basis. Three meals are included daily.

Money

Despite your credit card company’s claim that they are ‘accepted absolutely everywhere’, it is best to cover all bases when traveling in Africa by also bringing some hard currency ($US, GBP, Euro) in cash. Budget roughly $100 per week for extra spending (more if you are a souvenir shopaholic or with an appetite for hot air ballooning).

Itineraries

Although we cover some large distances across this continent, we never drive for longer than 7 (including stops) hours at a stretch as our itineraries have been carefully designed to optimise our time on the ground

What is included in the tour price

  • All road transport, including tolls and taxes
  • Services driver/leader..
  • All Game Park fees (as per itinerary).
  • All camping equipment (including mattress or camp stretcher and light weight Duvet)
  • All camping fees
  • All entrances as per itinerary.
  • Three meals a day.

Not included in the tour price

  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Optional excursions
  • Drinks
  • Optional meals out.
  • Extra Sleeping bags.
  • Flights (unless stated elsewhere)
  • Departure tax’s

Optional excursions

Each individual tour dossier will out line what optional excursions will be available, Here are some examples.

  • Ballooning in Serengeti $USD380.00
  • Prison Island Tour $USD10.00
  • East Coast and Forest Tour $USD15.00

Meals

Food on tour ranges from simple barbecue dinners to traditional meals.  There is no shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables which, after being washed with purified water, are ready to snack on during the day.  Breakfasts are generally tea, coffee, toast, muesli/cereals and fresh fruit with the occasional full cooked breakfast. Lunches will be a range of filled rolls, salads and fruit. Rest assured you will eat incredibly well and we can cater for all special dietary needs, such as vegetarian or Gluten free diet so just let us know at the time of booking. Traveling in Africa is full of surprises and being well prepared for your safari is essential. Here at Experience Africa Safaris we have used our 20 years of experience to compile some information to assist in preparing for your African Adventure. Top Things to Do in East Africa

  • Where to Stay
  • East Africa Climate
  • What to Pack for a Safari
  • When to Visit East Africa
  • Visas and Passports
  • East Africa Tourist Attractions
  • People and Culture
  • Wildlife in East Africa
  • Game Parks in East Africa