Diaspora Passport Renewal
Framuri Safaris makes it more effective and easy for Kenyans who are in the diaspora. We will renew your passport as quickly as possible while you are still in diaspora at the comfort of your home away from home. You will be on the safe side when verification knocks on your way. For those who are in North America, kindly contact Mr. Wilson Wachira of telephone number +1 865-237-9227 for more information.
Visitors from commonwealth countries (except Nigeria, Australia, Sri Lanka and British Passport holders who are subject to control under the Migration Act 1971), Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Uruguay DO NOT require visas to enter Kenya. Nationals of countries other than these should obtain visas from a Kenyan Embassy or Consulate in their country or from a British Embassy where there is no Kenyan Diplomatic representation. If in doubt, please check with the nearest Kenyan diplomatic Mission. Visa applications should be made at least thirty days prior to the date of departure. On arrival in Kenya passports are stamped with a visitors pass for a specified period, extendable (if there is no objection) from the Immigration Department, Nyayo House, Kenyatta Avenue. Visitors are not allowed to engage in any paid or unpaid employment during their stay in Kenya except with written permission from the Department of Immigration.
Visitors to Kenya arriving from yellow fever and cholera infested areas must have valid vaccination certificates. Malaria is rare in Nairobi and the highlands but prevalent in the hot and humid low altitude areas around the Coast, Lake Victoria and the Savannah. Prescribed doses of Malaria Prophylactics should be taken two weeks before travel, during your stay in Kenya and continued for two more weeks after your departure. It is safe to swim in the sea and swimming pools but it is not recommended to do so in lakes, rivers and open reservoirs as they may not be infested with bilharzia parasites. Drinking water from these places is also not advisable. Bottled water is widely available.
Kenya has excellent medical facilities which include Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital, Pandya Memorial Hospital as well as Air Ambulance Services offered by Africa Medical Research Foundation Flying Doctor Service (AMREF), Africa Air Rescue (AAR) and EAR – Medivac Ltd.
At the coast during the day time, beach wear is acceptable while in the hotel or on the beach. Light cotton dresses or shirts are recommended when walking around the city. While on safari, “Safari Suits” are the most suitable attire and in the evenings if in the highlands, warm clothing is essential. For Nairobi and the highlands lightweight clothing and dresses are suitable throughout the year except during the cooler months of June to August when warmer clothing is advisable. A wide brimmed hat, sun tan oil and sun glasses are recommended for a sun bathing holiday at the coast while a rain coat and insect repellent can be handy during a safari. Some establishments insist on evening wear and we will be able to advise you on this based on your chosen itinerary. Please do not walk away from the hotel off the beach in your beach wear as it may offend the cultural and religious sensibilities of the local people.
Kenya is a photographer’s dream country since there is abundant wildlife and birdlife in their natural habitats, magnificent scenery, captivating avifauna, colorful people, reliable as well as unlimited. It is therefore, not difficult to take memorable photographs even if you are not a professional photographer. When you are on safari please always remember that the animals you encounter are not tame and as such it is advisable not to get out of your vehicle. Please avoid photographing the local people you meet while on safari before seeking their permission. A UV or skylight filter is necessary everywhere and lens hood helps reduce the glare. You may require a good telephoto lens for shooting dramatic close-ups of animals as well as a camera bag to protect your photographic equipment form dust.
Short stay drivers require only their own valid driving licenses which have to be endorsed at the Road Transport Office, Income Tax House. An International Driving License is the most convenient. Driving is on the left and drivers approaching from the right at roundabouts are given priority. Petrol is sold in liters while distances are measured in kilometers.
There are no restrictions on the foreign exchange you may bring into the country. Defacement of the Kenya currency is an indictable offence. The unit of currency is the Kenya Shilling. Notes come in denominations of Ksh 50, Ksh 100, Ksh 200, Ksh 500 and Ksh 1,000 while coins come in denominations of Ksh 5, Ksh 10, Ksh 20. It is recommended that you change your foreign currency only in banks, bureau de change or authorized hotels. Major international credit cards are acceptable in most establishments.
Domestic Air Service
Business and Banking Hours
Most hotels, game lodges and tented camps include a service charge in their tariff as do most restaurants and in such cases tipping is not necessary unless exceptional service inspires a desire to express extra appreciation.
It is recommended that you do not give money to street urchins and instead donate to established charitable organizations. It is also recommended that you avoid street salesmen and beach hawkers as not all of them are reliable.
We offer air package safaris for those who have only a short time to spend on their East-African safari. We can arrange a flying safari for one or two nights directly to Amboseli, Masai Mara, Lewa Downs and Samburu in Kenya and Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. Regular scheduled flights depart Nairobi for Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Zanzibar and other destinations in Eastern Africa.
Escorted / Guided Tours
They are ever ready to answer questions, give explanations, and teach you a little African History and Folklore as you go along. A great deal of care and effort goes into the selection of our tour guides as we would like you to travel in the company of true friends. Our groups are kept small, and we use Luxury Safari Van or Land Cruisers 4X4 for our safaris.
Gorilla trekking is strenuous exercise. Trekkers should be physically fit. Protective hand gear and sturdy boots are a must. Age limit for trekking is 15years. Our itineraries are varied and can be extended or changed to suit individual clients. For conservation reasons, access to the Gorillas is carefully controlled. Travelers wishing to see the Gorillas need to book in advance in order to arrange for permits.
Accommodation at base camp is under canvas while on safari, beds are provided under the stars. No riding skill is required as the camel handlers who also act as guides lead the camels. A certain degree of physical fitness is needed, as the Safari requires a certain amount of Walking. This Safari can start from Nairobi combining a normal camping safari or lodge safari with Camel Safari to make a longer Safari. On a camel one is more in tune with the wild, blending into the surrounding eco-system in a natural way and allowing for an unequaled opportunity of seeing wild animals quite close.
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