August means Kenya. Kenya is one of Africa’s top destinations for going on safari almost anytime of the year, but August –October are some of the best and most popular months for a Kenya safari.
Read on for safari tips you won’t find elsewhere, but will help you with bugs and mosquitoes, and Montezuma’s revenge…and lots more.
I’ve been traveling to Africa for the past 30 years, and helping people plan their safari trip of a lifetime for the past decade. I want to share my list of 6 safari tips: things I’ve learned over the years, things I personally pack when I’m going on safari, and things not on your typical safari operators packing list. This list is helpful for any African Safari, not just a Kenya safari.
Your six indispensable safari tips:
(the title of each tip is a link to a full explanation and helpful information)
Yes (thank God) there are alternatives to following the Deet and Cipro (typical recommendations) route. Use this link to learn about highly effective natural remedies for the most common maladies travelers experience when going on safari.
New Bird and Mammal safari guide books for Kenya do not come along very often.?These two newly published books are now considered the best African Animal and Bird reference books to take along on your Kenya safari.
3. Safari Hat
The perfect safari hat is one of the most important items you will pack. It protects you from sun and wind, and (hopefully) stays on your head and looks good. After much trial and tribulation over the years I finally found the perfect safari hat. Find out what that perfect safari hat is, and why you will love it for your Kenya safari. (This is one of my most popular posts, proving the right hat is essential!)
Check out these recommended favorite titles on books about Africa and African Animals. This list offers many classic Africa Books as well as the newest titles to help you get in the mood for your?Kenyan safari.
If you aren’t staying at Nairobi’s famous Giraffe Manor, be sure not to miss a visit to the Giraffe Center. Located in Karen, it is a must do for any safari itinerary. Also in Karen is the Sheldrick Orphange for baby elephants who have lost their mothers. Both are exceptional animal experiences you won’t want to miss.
Earlier I told you Kenya safari’s are most popular from August-October. Why? Because of the wildebeest migration. If seeing the migration is one of the reasons you are going on safari to Kenya, you need to read this. Understanding?the wildebeest migration is essential to avoiding possible disappointment.
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