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Health and safety

stomach_ache.jpg Questions about health and safety are often among the leading concerns cited by prospective travellers to Africa. It is natural to wonder about these critical issues when one hears about exotic diseases or political unrest in Africa.

Tourism plays a significant role in the economy of Kenya, and everyone involved with the tourism business – from government officials to those who prepare our meals – has a strong, vested interest in the success of your Kenya safari. We only work with professionals and we feel very comfortable to rely on their expertise and judgment. It is in the best interest of all of us to make sure you are not subjected to unacceptable risks.


There are certain health precautions you can take before travelling to Kenya, i.e. Malaria prophylaxis or Yellow Fever vaccination (although there is no legal requirement for a Yellow Fever jab). However, because we are not medical professionals it is beyond our expertise to advise you on precisely what you may need, as situations and requirements change and vary among individuals. 

Fresh foods, proper food preparation techniques and excellent sanitation keep food-related health problems to an absolute minimum in Kenya. All lodges and camps we work with undergo regular health & safety inspections and therefore are obliged to adhere to fixed standards. Special arrangements can be made for those who have special dietary needs. On your Kenya safari you will be provided with plenty of safe, bottled water as we strongly recommend against drinking any local water.

We also discuss the ways in which we can respond to an unexpected medical situation. Please inform us of any medical conditions you have before departing on your Kenya safari to make sure we can respond immediately should you need our assistance during your trip.


We make every effort to assure you have a safe, healthy, and rewarding Kenya safari. Any travel, however, involves some risk, much of which you can minimize by following our suggestions.

While most accidents occur in the home, travelling away from home can increase your risk of accidents. You are in new, unfamiliar territory and you may be distracted, enthusiastic, or tired enough to make mistakes and forget the little hazards around you. Our gentle reminders to watch your head as you climb in and out of vehicles may become a bit repetitious over the course of your Kenya safari. But it always helps avoid what could be a less-than-pleasant start to a game drive.

We will provide you with our suggestions so you may help make your Kenya safari a safe, while still exciting, journey. Our selection of transportation methods is made with a combination of safety and comfort in mind. Air transportation is provided by well-established carriers, all of which have excellent safety records.

The extended 4-wheel-drive Land Rovers, Land Cruisers and safari vans we use for ground transportation in the bush have been especially designed to be both safe and effective in dealing with any road conditions. Seat belts are provided and have to be worn while on public roads.

Understanding the rules of conduct you must follow to ensure that your wildlife viewing is safe for you and the animals we come to watch is another important part of safari safety. With your awareness and cooperation, you will help us ensure you have a safe journey.

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