What do you mean by the term 'safari'?
Safari is a Swahili name that means adventure journey or travel. Initially, it was taken to be the hunting expeditions to Africa but has now become a more eco-friendly form of adventure for people of all ages and walks of life.

For you traveling to Africa, Safari has become the dream vacation of a lifetime, combining adventure with total comfort to ever-increasing travelers. Visit Africa's most beautiful game reserves, seeing hundreds of rare birds and mammals from your chauffeured safari vehicle. Relax in comfortable lodges surrounded by scenic valleys and plains.

Time takes on a new meaning as you learn to sit quietly listening to the sounds of Africa. The balance of nature will no longer be empty words you will see it daily in the drama of animals fighting for their survival and coexistence.

When is the best time to go on a safari and Mt. climbing?
All Year Round! But it also really depends on the type of animals you wish to see. Certain reserves have good game viewing all year round but others will have particularly good elephant sightings or other migratory animals at different times of the year.

It is generally felt that the African winter (June - August) is the best time to go on safari, as the grass is dry and vegetation sparse making game viewing easier. It is also the time when animals are on the move looking for food and water. In Kenya and Tanzania, you have the memorable opportunity of witnessing the migration of over two million animals. For mountain climbing it"s all the year round except during the long rains April- mid May.

What additional costs can I expect when I travel with Arch treks & Safaris?
Our safari and mountain climbing packages include all accommodation and meals while on safari and or during the climb as per the itinerary, open roof tour minibus and or 4x4 vehicle with guaranteed window seats, airport transfers, park fees and services of Arch treks & Safaris guides and drivers. It is customary to tip your guide and driver, as well as the Cook or camp staff if you are camping during your safari.

You will also need to pay for your beverages and personal items like laundry service and phone calls. Before you go, you are responsible for any passport and visa fees. We also highly recommend you purchase travel protection insurance. And finally, if you know yourself to be a big souvenir shopper you'll need to budget accordingly.

Can I visit Africa from any Country?
Yes, we have an international clientele. We receive visitors from all-over the world! We can make all arrangements in Africa including transportation, accommodation and activities for anybody from any part of the world without any discrimination.

However, we can only arrange international flights originating from selected countries where we have a representative office. Visitors from other areas not represented are requested to make own flight arrangements to Africa. Please Contact us for more!

How do I get to Africa?
Africa can be reached by regular international flights to its major cites. Arch Treks & Safaris will ONLY arrange your international flights to Africa that originate from selected countries where it has a representative office. Visitors from other areas not represented are requested to make own flight arrangements to Africa.

There are many airlines operating direct flights to Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) from Europe, United States and Asia. You can also get easy connections where there are no direct flights. You might choose to approach your local travel agent for assistance regarding the flight connections. Please Contact us for more details We however arrange flights within Africa. Trains and self-drive are convenient options for travel within East Africa.

What are the entry requirements?
All visitors are required to carry a passport that is valid for six months beyond the intended length of stay. Nationals of certain countries do not require visas - this depends on the country you are visiting. It is advisable to check with the Consulate of the country that you intend visiting for the latest visa and entry requirements.

What should I pack?
Safari dress is comfortable and casual -layers are recommended. Keep it simple and bring things you don't mind getting dusty. After you have booked your safari, we send you apre-departure information through emails to help you prepare for your safari.

Temperatures in winter are generally mild but can become considerably cooler in the evening, so pack multiple layers of clothing to ensure you stay comfortable on afternoon game drives and walks. It goes without saying that the standard safari gear must include a broad brim hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. In some areas malaria is prevalent. Before you go on safari, consult your doctor for the necessary anti-malaria medication.

What if I want a custom safari?
We would be delighted to work with you to help you and your family, friends or organization plan the best possible safari to match your interests and budget. We organize custom safaris for professional photographers, honeymoon couples and families.


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