Almost all safari tours operated by Natural World Kenya safaris are private per booking and are operated in own pop up top 4×4 jeep with a dedicated tour driver / guide.
Guests booking with Natural world Kenya safaris can however form private groups to travel together as families or friends
We do not make tour groups from individual bookings for medium / long range safari tours .This is to allow foe flexibility,customization ,pace and choice of safari lodge / camp preference
The only exception is the short / small Nairobi Kenya group tours which we operate on Tuesday ,Friday ,Saturday and Sunday of every week. Go to https://www.naturaltoursandsafaris.com/group-safaris/
Natural World has invested in the employment of among the best tour driver / guides
However we allow our guests to have that special preference for an individual driver / guide either from recommendation or online reviews.
If you prefer a specific safari tour driver / guide from our team ,we are happy to allocate him as your guide for the duration of your safari tour. This is however subject to his availability.
In case he is already requested for during the period of your planned safari tour ,you can always choose another driver / guide from our diverse team.
Your safari tour Jeep has a generous luggage compartment at the rear and can comfortably carry 6 suitcases with an average 25 -30kgs each
You may carry hand luggage with your vital stuff inside the safari jeep.
We suggest that you pack / carry your luggage in soft sided suitcases for ease of storage in safari vehicle and also to minimize on friction and damage during the sometimes bumpy road safari trips.
In case you are booked on a Kenya fly -in safari and or you would consider taking local / domestic safari flights to the national parks / game reserves , there is a baggage allowance.
The baggage allowance for local domestic flights commuting between national parks is 15kgs excluding hand luggage
You may store extra luggage not required on safari at our Nairobi or Mombasa offices for free.
You may also choose to pay an extra $ 5 per kilogram for any extra baggage if you decide to carry all your baggage around with you (this is subject to flight / carrier capacity)
As an extension of our safari tour services , Natural world provides free return airport / hotel transfers for our guests booked a 3 days plus safari tour with us.
The transfers are provided even when you arrive or depart several days before or after your safari start / end
In all cases , you shall share with us your arrival & departure flight details including airline codes and timings ,we shall in return provide transfer driver name and telephone contact in advance of your arrival / departure
If you are booked on any of our Nairobi to Mombasa safaris ,you shall catch the Nairobi to Mombasa SGR train at Emali ,Mtito Andei or Voi train stations this depending on your last national park visit.
Your first class train tickets shall have been booked and paid for in advance and you shall only need to print your travel ticket once at the respective train station
This takes only a few moments and your safari driver / guide shall be at hand to assist.
We have got you covered with the Nairobi – Mombasa Train Schedule.
Remember that we shall pick you up from the Mombasa train station and transfer you to your beach hotel in Mombasa . Diani ,Kilifi, Watamu or Malindi as part of the safari service.
The SGR train travel between Mombasa and Nairobi and now being extended to Near Lake Naivasha is the most recent and safest way to travel in Kenya.
It is also the most exotic means of travel between the Kenya interior and Kenya coast.
The train coaches are air conditioned and with wide windows for best scenic views.
From Nairobi to Mombasa and vise versa , the train meanders through the Tsavo West & Tsavo East.
It is absolutely safe for both passengers and luggage. . .
Best 360 degrees landscape views can be experienced from the restaurant car of the train.
Tipping in Kenya although not mandatory is expected after a good service.
All hotels, lodges and porterage gratuities are included on your safari price – this are collectively referred to as service charge.
Individual waiters, porters and other hotel service employees may provide exemplary service and it is your discretion to decide to tip .Usually $ 1 -$ 5 per move or sitting is appropriate and appreciated.
It is however customary to tip your safari driver / guide at the end of the safari tour. The amount is dependent on your evaluation of the quality of the service rendered. An average of $ 10 per guest per day or 5-10% of your (safari only cost ) is suggested . The amount is however at your discretion, you are welcome to provide additional compensation to any staff who have provided special services. A bar gratuity of $1 is acceptable.
You may tip in Kenya shillings, USD or in Euro at the end of your safari / tour and preferably in an envelope.
Tourists visiting Kenya must have a valid visa. Your passport must also be valid for at least six months after the date of your arrival in the country. In 2017 Kenya introduced ‘eVisa’, the electronic tourist visa CLICK HERE , although you can still apply for a visa manually on arrival at the Nairobi or Mombasa airport in Kenya. Both electronic and manual visa application ran concurrently . This means that you can still apply for a visa on arrival at the Nairobi or Mombasa airports, or online before flying into Kenya.
Manual application for a visa on arrival in Kenya:
On arrival at the Nairobi or Mombasa airport in Kenya, you will need to complete an application form and pay a fee of USD 50. The process is relatively smooth and fast-(takes only some few moments). It’s handy to carry your own pen!
In the field where you are requested to state your Kenyan address, please enter the name of the hotel/lodge where you are proceeding to spend your first night. (we shall provide the safari lodge / camp name if starting safari from the airport on arrival)
Electronic visa application for Kenya:
Please use the website www.evisa.go.ke to apply for an electronic eVisa. You may pay by credit card. The visa processing fee is USD 50, and there is a service charge of USD 1. The minimum period you can apply for a Kenyan visa is three months before your travel to Kenya date.
The visa application process involves uploading your passport picture along with your passport photograph. Your visa shall be issued approximately five days after you register. You shall be required to print a copy of your electronic visa, bring it with you for presentation along with your passport on arrival in Kenya. If you have any problems or enquiries related to applying for an electronic visa, please contact the Kenyan Embassy in your country / region.
Other things you need to bear in mind with regard to your visa:
Please note that your Kenya Tourist Visa is valid for 3 months with an allowance for multiple entries . You shall use the same Visa permit if combining a Kenya / Tanzania Safari ,Gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda or for a beach holiday in Zanzibar.
Distances and driving times in Africa vary from the European and American concepts. In Kenya, roads are narrow and may not be well maintained. The roads immediately leading to the National Parks and Game Reserves are rough.
Please note that advertised driving time on safari itineraries/programs on website are estimate and may vary depending on road conditions and road traffic.
Natural Tours operate a wide range of East African road safari holidays.
Our standard safari travel & game viewing drive vehicle is a custom designed 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep with pop up top for ease of photography during game viewing drives and sightseeing. The vehicle sits a maximum of 6 persons for guarantee window seats and access to the pop up top.
View 4×4 Jeep photos https://www.naturaltoursandsafaris.com/4×4-land-cruiser-safari-jeeps/.
Our 4×4 safari Jeeps are fitted with long range radios for easy communication, cooler boxes, and first aid kits .This is on top of the other extras in Jeep
The 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep has several advantages on safari. These includes a higher elevation, better navigation on rough terrain, deeper reach, more comfort and brings out better the African adventure experience.
This is because Natural World is an inbound local Kenya tour operator and ground handling agency.
Local safari tour packages operated by Natural World start from Nairobi airport, Nairobi hotels, Mombasa airport and hotels, Diani beach resorts, Malindi / Watamu beach resorts,Naivasha area resorts, Kisumu, Nakuru, Arusha, Namanga, Taveta and Isebania border towns and from any other location in Kenya and East Africa
Natural World Kenya safaris is Member No.FA/440 - Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) bonding scheme. The scheme is insured to guarantee your holiday safari in the unlikely event that a bonded KATO member ceases operating.