Frequently Asked Questions
Best Season to Travel?
Just about any time of year (see the information on climate in the About Kenya section). However, the most popular seasons are mid December to mid March and August to mid the end of October. This is because of the demand for Christmas and winter holidays and the summer school breaks. An increasing number of visitors are realising that June and November are ideal, benefiting from lower visitor numbers.
We offers some safaris with greatly reduced or no single supplements in the months of April and May. Also, we may well be able to offer some good discounts for larger groups during this period - please contact us for details.
Can i see the Great Migration?
The millions of wildebeest and zebras are always somewhere, but they are not always in large herds and on the move. Their location is largely dependent on the weather, which can vary considerably from year to year. In general the herds begin to cross into Masai Mara in July and continue through August. They remain in the region until the beginning of December when they follow the rains southward back into Serengeti National Park. They can move in enormously long single file lines or in huge herds
How about Private Travel?
Yes. All safaris can be booked with the exclusive use of a vehicle for your party. A custom safari for two clients is significantly more expensive per person than seats on a similar small group safari. However, on a custom safari with an exclusive vehicle, the cost of the vehicle and driver/ guide are divided by the number of clients sharing the vehicle. Therefore, the per person cost of a custom safari reduces the more clients that are sharing the vehicle (maximum in one vehicle is usually 7 but on request, such as for families with children, we can carry up to 8).
How about Custom Made Tours?
If you are arranging an exclusive vehicle & custom safari, then you are free to arrange whatever itinerary you choose, within logistical constraints. We present a small selection of proven itinerary favourites in this website. We can arrange any required itinerary subject to practical and logistical considerations and will be pleased to discuss and quote for your special requirements.
How about Children on Safari?
A safari is a wonderful trip for any child old enough to enjoy and appreciate the experience. On most safaris there are quite long trips on rough roads, and these cannot really be recommended for babies and very young children. Children under 12 will benefit from reduced fares on scheduled airlines, and many lodges will provide an additional bed for a child sharing a room with parents at a reduced cost. Most Lodges have large rooms with two double beds as standard. Some luxury small capacity tented camps do not allow children younger than 12 years old.
What type of vehicles do you use on Safari?
We use 7 -seater custom safari minibuses & Landcruisers with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sight seeing. The vehicles are fitted with HF long range radios for easy communication and are well maintained to provide the maximum level of comfort and safety. In addition to the above, all our vehicles are fully equipped with cool-boxes and first aid kits. All our safari drivers are trained tour guides, friendly, experienced, knowledgeable and are committed to ensuring clients’ satisfaction.
How about Insurance Cover incase of any eventuality?
We recommend that our clients take up temporary membership with Flying Doctor’s Services at US$25 to US$50 depending on the radius (we shall advise). All our vehicles are fitted with two way radios for easy and regular commuinication with the driver/guides and the head office. This gives our clients extra peace of mind for we shall swing into action should any eventuality arise.
Any Recommendations about Photography?
For wildlife photography, a 200 mm zoom lens is the smallest that you should use, A 300-400 zoom is preferable. For bird-watchers, a 500mm or larger is necessary, and a wide-angle lens would be ideal for scenic shots. Bring extra camera and flash batteries and plenty of film – you may find these quite expensive and difficult to obtain locally.
Why should we book with Splendours of Africa?
Because we have the knowledge, experience & commitment to make your safari a lifetime experience! Comments from our past clients bear us witness. Incase you would like to communicate with some of these past clients, please request for e-mail/telephone contacts.
Providing exemplary holiday services and a life-enriching journeys to our valued customers in an engaging and personalized way responsibly through innovation, interacting with our expert local guides whose knowledge and infectious passion for their motherland makes your dream holiday revive as you get the best of a region visited.
Through product knowledge and continued research, ensuring industry’s sustainability, environment conservation and authentic travel experience. We stand as one of Africa’s most experienced, competent and reliable holiday planners and tour operator of the present time…
To be the top preferred Holiday Destination Management Company with a strong customer focus which delivers dynamic, innovative and unrivaled quality services that exceeds client’s expectations
Excellence and Innovation:
Excellent is not a choice but our way of life, we promote, practice and deliver high standards of quality services to our treasured customers through innovation and continuous review of our performance to exceed guests’ expectations
Honesty and Integrity:
We integrate honesty and ethics into all aspects of our operations treating our customers with respect and faith
Paying attention to detail to our clients is of critical importance to build a good reputation and be a dependable tour operator
We are committed and take pride in offering the unique nature’s gifts, spectacular sights and wonders to our customers as well as ensuring our passion becomes their passion.