Situated in East Africa, Kenya is a tropical country, which is popular for its savannah grasslands and rich biodiversity. It has some sprawling and verdant regions like those of Masai Mara, which are dotted with wildlife diversity and serve as perfect locations for adventure-filled trips of safari. In the past few years, Kenya safaris have attracted a large number of travellers, who are said to have an experience of a lifetime. Masai Mara is home to some marvellous species of lions, elephants and wildebeests. Tourists also get to see and meet the Masai warriors and members of the Samburu tribe, and witness their lifestyle. The Samburu Game Reserve is another popular location for the aforementioned adventure activity and houses a number of rare Northern creatures.
Safari in this region is a fulfilling experience in itself that is coupled with a thrilling day, enjoyable drives and a night spent under the beautiful open sky. Travelers can also stop to take a look at the locally-run conservation efforts for flora and fauna. But, these trips require certain precautions to be taken before and during the tour, which let people have a comfortable touring experience.
Firstly, people should take complete rest a day before the safari in order to stay prepared for the busy day ahead as well as being compatible with the different time zone. The currency should be exchanged only for the required amount as unspent Kenyan currency may take up a lot of time to be converted. Next thing to be careful about is the passport and money, which should always be carried along to facilitate the trip. For money related matters, travelers must have prior knowledge of the banking hours and their working time. Communication is another important service, which can be accessed easily from Nairobi through phone calls and internet.
Those wearing spectacles and contact lenses should keep extra pairs as roads on the safari can be quite bumpy and dusty. Although, laundry facilities are available, but luggage should be intelligently packed. People are advised to take lightweight, casual and comfortable clothes for the tour. The mountainous areas can be quite chilly during early mornings and evenings, thus calling for warm clothing. Low-heeled and comfortable footwear coupled with socks are other clothing recommendations. Tourists can bring hats and umbrellas for sun protection, if they wish to get out of the car to have closer views of harmless animals. Ample amount of drinking water and food items must be carried to avoid starvation and dehydration.
Tourists should not exchange money anywhere on streets as they may fall victim to the illegal act of black marketing. Money and valuables should never be left behind at the accommodation for safety issues. People are advised not to take strolls in deserted areas without any guidance, especially at night. They must not overload the luggage while the trip and should carry only the necessary items. The equatorial sun of Kenya can be quite harmful to the health; thus, most of the time should be spent inside the vehicle. The dangerous wild animals should never be approached directly or on foot as this may result in a casualty.