How to Prepare for a Safari Trip to Kenya?

Kenya (officially the Republic of Kenya) is an East African country. Due to the World’s largest safari parks, Kenya is very much popular throughout the world. There are two major sources of foreign income for the government of Kenya, coffee and tourism.

Coffee comes first and tourism second. The government of Kenya earns $131 million per year from tourism. Although Kenya is famous for many types of tourism like eco-tourism or cultural tourism, 60% of tourists travel to Kenya to visit safari parks.

Following are some famous safari parks and wildlife reserves in Kenya:

  • The Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Mount Kenya National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Tsavo National Parks
  • Aberdare National Park
  • Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • Nairobi National Park


How to get a Kenya e-Visa?

Kenya e-Visa is a compulsory document if you want to travel there without any difficulty. e-Visa is an electronic entry permit that is obtainable 100% online!

The best thing about Kenya e-Visa is that you don’t have to visit the embassy to apply for it. You will get your entry permit in just 2-3 business days right at your e-mail address.

You can use it for tourism, business, and transit trips! Thus, e-Visa serves perfectly for all travelers who wish to visit Kenya to explore some of the best safari parks there.

More information about visa to Kenya

Important Note: You must have your e-Visa to get entry into Kenya.

Best tips on preparing for a safari trip

If you have your e-Visa and want to travel to Kenya, there is nothing best than visiting safari parks and wildlife reserves. For your ease, we have summarized a list of some of the best tips on preparing for a safari trip, which will be very helpful for you.

  • Be flexible and open-minded

The safari trips in Kenya are mostly unpredictable and unique. For this reason, don’t take stress about the things which you cannot control. Stay open-minded and keep you ready for any situation and wildlife animals.

Be flexible and never set time limits because sometimes the ride takes longer and tougher than expected. Prepare yourself for crossing the river, driving through the bushes, facing warm and cold, fighting the mosquitoes and flies there.

  • Follow the safety rules of safari parks

The rules of safari marks are made for your safety, so you have to follow them if you want to be safe. Animals are very well camouflaged in the safari parks, and seeing them from long distances is somewhat difficult; that is why some people try to get closer to them.

Don’t do this and avoid approaching dangerous animals like elephants so closely. Try not to stand between the hippo and water; it can be dangerous for you. Try to follow all the rules for your own good. 

  • Ask your Guide questions

Asking questions your tour guide can boost your knowledge enormously!

  • Ask to Stop if you see something interesting

If you see something dangerous like an elephant, ask to stop the vehicle and take pictures from a distance. Stay in your vehicle as much as possible.

  • Take as many pictures as you can

Bring a good DSLR camera with you, capturing high-quality pictures of the animals with its zoom lens. If you think that a new DSLR camera is very expensive, don’t worry, you can rent it from local guides.

Try to take as many pictures of each animal you see in the safari park to have a few to choose from. Keep extra batteries of the camera with you so you can’t run out of power. 

  • Take some Anti-Malarial Medications

Taking Anti-Malarial medications can save you from Malaria disease. You should take them with your breakfast, not before sleeping.

  • Don’t bring extra luggage

Bring those things only which you are going to use during your safari trip. Don’t overburden yourself. Bring fewer clothes because you can wear them again and again. You will enjoy your trip when there will be less burden to carry.

  • Clothing

Make sure to pack light, natural-material clothing that is breathable! Preferably all in natural colors. Take a few clothing sets and wash and reuse them. Don’t forget to bring some head protection from the sun as well!

Final thoughts

You should travel to Kenya to see beautiful safari parks and wildlife reserves there! There is no other experience comparable to this one!

All of the different animal species and the incredible flora are waiting for you to explore it.