Getting most out of Kenyan safari adventure
Kenya safari holidays are a real break from the norm, with abundant wildlife and incredible scenery present at every turn. But with these holidays representing such a sharp contrast to normal reality, you may be unsure as to what essentials you require and how you should behave on your safari trip in Kenya. These useful tips should help you get the most out of your Kenya safari excursion.
The best time for Kenyan safari holiday?
Kenya is a beautiful country to visit at any time of the year. However, the most popular tourist seasons run through the hot, dry months of December and January, and the cooler months from June to August. From March to May the tourism levels significantly decrease, in cohesion with the heavy rainfall the country experiences. Prices for accommodation are lower during this period although you may find that some places are closed for business.
Choose your attire for the safari holiday
When selecting your Kenya safari attire you should try as best you can to blend into your surroundings with khaki, dark green or brown clothing. It is important to match the background so as not to disturb any wildlife or attract any unwanted attention, however, you should avoid wearing actual camouflage patterns as in some places this is reserved for military personnel only. Forget about taking your neon orange T-shirt or anything you wore in the early nineties as loud patterns and brightly colored clothing can potentially scare the animals and will make you stand out like a sore thumb.
How to behave when you go out on a safari holiday
The animals in Kenya are free to roam where they please, so they might not necessarily be exactly where you want them to be. However, with the right attitude and safari-sense, you can certainly increase your chances of seeing wild animals. Tune your senses, stay quiet and watch for signs – shadows, bushes moving suspiciously and shapes that don’t fit in with the surroundings. Check where the herbivores are looking – they will usually pay close attention to any predators that may be in the area. Listen for alarm calls, snorting breath, splashing water and changes in the activity of other creatures. By remaining still, quiet and staying tuned into your surroundings, you can significantly improve your chances of spotting all the amazing wildlife you came to see.
Other things should you take on a Kenyan safari?
If you’re a fan of photography, you should take a good quality digital camera with a 100-400mm zoom lens and tripod; you will get the opportunity to capture some truly stunning images, whether focusing on the wildlife, the scenery, or both. And a working pair of binoculars is an absolute must. You don’t need to splash out on top-of-the-range models but make sure you have at least one fully functional pair that so as not to miss out on any of the sights.
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Contact Supremo Adventures
For more information on what to pack, what to wear, when you should go and what you should do when you get there, contact Supremo Adventuress for further details.