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Frequently Asked Questions - Safari FAQ's

FAQs - Safari FAQ's

The water in many cities and small towns is considered safe to drink, but we recommend drinking bottled water which is readily available at most supermarkets, camps and lodges (even we do not drink the tap water!).

A vaccination certificate is required for travel throughout East Africa with proof of your Yellow Fever Vaccination.  We recommend you seek professional advice from your doctor, travel nurse or medical centre a minimum of 5 to 6 weeks before your departure date. This is because for example some malaria prophylaxes need to be taken for several weeks prior to arriving in a malarial area

Our popular Adventure Camping Safaris (using dome tents) are designed to bring fantastic value by doing away with some luxuries but without compromising on the game viewing experience. Comfortable ground mattresses are supplied, however, you will need to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag, we recommend a rating of 2 Seasons sleeping bag.

The Mara eco-system and its wildlife extend far beyond the boundaries of the official Masai Mara National Reserve. The Reserve is not fenced and therefore wildlife freely roams around the entire Mara eco-system.  Therefore if your camp is outside of the Reserve you will be just as likely to experience the wildlife around camp as you would inside the Reserve.

Tipping is customary in Africa as it rewards and encourages good service. Tipping is at your discretion, Safari Joe will offer advice en route as to how much is recommended if you would like to offer a tip after receiving good service.

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory. You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before travelling with us and provide details of your insurance upon arrival (or at the time of booking if known). Please ensure you know what you are covered for, there are a lot adventure activities that you may want to try while on safari which may not be covered by basic insurance.

Mobile/cell phone coverage across Africa is generally quite good and even some of the main safari areas have a service. Your phone company will be able to tell you what service is provided in the countries you are visiting. If you use your phone during your safari please respect other guests and do not use the phone during game drives or speak loudly on your phone while in camp.

Very few safari camps have Wi-Fi/internet available for guests. Some may have a mobile/cell phone signal through which you could access the internet (depending on your phone plan/provider) though this may be expensive. Most major hotels in cities and on the coast have internet (fees may apply).

We recommend that you leave the contact details of your accommodation as well as our mobile numbers with your friends and family so that we can assist should they need to contact you.

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Booking with Safari Joe is very easy, please go to the section Book Now and click on How to Book, this will explain the booking process which requires you to initially fill in an Enquiry Form and submit to us.  Once we have responded with the relevant information and you wish to go ahead with the booking, having read our Booking Conditions, just fill in the Booking Form submit this to us and pay your deposit.