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Last Minute Kenya Safari Tour – 4 Safari Expert Tips

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4 Travel Tips For Planning a Last Minute Kenya Safari Tour

Our top advice for anyone planning a Kenya Safari is to book your safari early enough to avoid last minute bookings and rush that can affect your entire safari experience. But that’s not the case for many guests visiting Kenya.

As much as it’s advisable to plan a Kenya safari early in advance, there are some instances you find you are planning late maybe after getting an opportunity to travel to Africa. That’s why we are writing this article to help you with tips for planning a last minute Kenya Safari Tour.

Travel Tips For Planning a Last Minute Kenya Safari Tour
Travel Tips For Planning a Last Minute Kenya Safari Tour

Tips For Planning a Last Minute Kenya Safari Tour

We hope these tips and advice will help you plan your Kenya safari adventure with ease and confidence in having the best experience.

Use a Safari Expert – Contact a Local Safari Company

As much as you would want to do it fast and easy, using a safari expert is the best way to book a last minute safari in Kenya. You are guaranteed professional handling and execution of your safari, and they are in a better position to advise you on what to do and what not to do.

A Safari expert or local safari company can help you get availability on accommodations around the destinations you are looking to visit. They have quick contacts to help you plan easily. Actually, all your headache is handled by them, to ensure they deliver the best for you.

Another reason to use an expert is they have knowledge of where is the best place to visit during your visit to Kenya. It all depends on the seasons and hence they will advise when to visit certain destinations and with which means.

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Travel Tips For Planning a Last Minute Kenya Safari Tour

Prepare travel documents – Visas, Insurance, and passports

On a last minute safari to Kenya, you wouldn’t wish to have any chaos and drama when at any entry point. To ensure this saves you the hassle, it’s always great to ensure you have your travel documents ready before leaving. This includes your passports, visas, travel, medical insurance, updated vaccinations, and all that.

It’s also expensive to get all these when in travel, in order to avoid all these, please check if you have a:-

  • Valid Travel Visa
  • Passport
  • Identity document
  • Medical certificates to help you in diagnosis
  • COVID-19 PCR test certificate (fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from PCR testing)
  • There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival in Kenya. All travelers must upload both documents to the Global Haven platform before boarding an airplane
  • Travel insurance papers
  • Traveler Health Surveillance form

These are some of the requirements needed to visit Kenya for a safari, but you might miss them when planning a last minute Kenya safari tour, and its advisable to speak to your safari agent to advise you on the updated requirements.

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Planning a last minute Kenya safari tour

Make Your Safari Easy to Plan

A last minute Kenya Safari tour is ideal when is short and not a long-haul adventure. The more your safari has many activities, and destinations to visit, then the more complicated and hard it becomes when planning. Long haul adventures require enough time to plan and early bookings as well.

If you plan a short Kenya safari from Nairobi the best would be maybe 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days Kenya safari. This will also help you plan accordingly with the small things and nitty gritties of your safari.

The simpler the better and easy to execute and plan. Planning a last minute safari requires a lot of expertise, and we advise you to always speak to a safari expert when worried about your adventure.

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Guests having sundowner in Masai Mara – Planning a last minute safari in Kenya

Share enough information as possible

While you plan with your safari expert, please also note they will require a lot of information in order to help you plan your safari adventure in Kenya successfully. It’s also important that you should be flexible with planning a last minute safari tour since other factors need to be considered as well.

This travel information requested by your safari expert is vital as well in ensuring your safety, health, and movements are well-taken care of. As you plan, you should know that your security and health are very important, and it’s advisable to share as much information as possible. Don’t worry, Nairobi is Safe.

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Elephants in Amboseli – Planning a last minute safari in Kenya

What to pack for a last Minute Safari in Kenya

we have discussed this extensively on what to pack for a safari in Africa, but we haven’t highlighted what to pack for a last minute safari in Kenya. But below we have highlighted some of the Important items to pack for a late visit to Kenya for a safari.

  • Simple safari Camera
  • A cellphone that has a camera
  • Memory cards to store your photos and videos. Carry enough storage.
  • Chargers for all electronics
  • Sweaters and maybe jackets
  • Jeans and warm pants
  • Raincoats for during the rainy season
  • Light, long-sleeved shirts (linen and cotton) to help protect you in the early morning and evening game drives
  • Warm, windproof jackets
  • Sufficient amount of socks and underwear
  • Dresses or shorts for the hot time during the day
  • Broad-rimmed hats and sunglasses to protect you from direct sunlight and heat
  • Valid Travel Visa
  • Passport
  • Identity document
  • Medical certificates to help you in diagnosis
  • COVID-19 PCR test certificate (fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from PCR testing)
  • There will be no paper verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates upon arrival in Kenya. All travelers must upload both documents to the Global Haven platform before boarding an airplane
  • Travel insurance papers
  • Traveler Health Surveillance form

Start Planning Your Last Minute Kenya Tours Holiday. Get In Touch With Us Now To Start Planning.

Cheetah Safaris has fantastic, experienced safari experts available and prepared to assist you in creating a once-in-a-lifetime beach holiday experience. Fill in Our Contact Form with the details you want or send us a WhatsApp text to reach us at +254780337652.

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