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  • Do you arrange group / Jeep sharing safari tours at Funtimes Kenya safaris?

    Almost all safari tours operated by Funtimes Kenya safaris are private per booking and are operated in own pop up top 4×4 jeep with a dedicated tour driver / guide. Guests booking with Funtimes Kenya safaris can however form private groups to travel together as families or friends We do not make tour groups from individual bookings for medium / long range safari tours . This is to allow foe flexibility,customization ,pace and choice of safari lodge / camp preference

  • Is there WiFi at the safari lodges & tented camps on safari?

    Almost all safari lodges / tented camp accommodations during your safari do provide free Wifi . These is in the three accommodation levels of economy , comfort and luxury Wifi is provided in the public areas of the safari lodges / tented camps including the reception, dining areas and lounge . It is not provided in the individual rooms/ tents. We provide free Wifi in our 4×4 Safari jeeps with connectivity being at approximately 70% due to local Kenyan network coverage

  • Can we request for an extra night / day on safari while on the group sharing tour?

    On our overnight group sharing safari ,it is not possible to request for an extra day safari extension This is because you share your safari Jeep with the other travelers on a seat in car basis .It also means that you leave and return to Nairobi as a group It would thus require a unanimous decision to extend safari from all tour participants for this to happen . It would also be subject to the availability of extended accommodation in the respective tented camp / lodge. An extra day on safari shall also require extra payment. Prepare for adventure when you choose one of our https://www.funtimeskenyasafaris.com/group-safaris/

  • Are mosquito nets provided in safari lodge rooms / tents ?

    Our selection of safari lodges and tented camps is well researched and offers the best in terms of comfort ,relaxation and atmosphere during safari. Each accommodation category is well catered for in the selection. We fully understand the need for your protection against Mosquito and other insect bites. All rooms / tents during your safari are fitted with mosquito nets or are insect proofed to protect you against bites. You are also advised to carry / use insect repellent to further protect yourself especially in the outdoors during evenings.

  • Do you have a maximum number of persons allowed to sleep in one safari room / tent?

    The maximum number of persons allowed in one room / tent are 3 , these can be accommodated in a double bed and a single bed or in 3 single beds. Where 4 persons or more are travelling together and prefer stay in one room / tent , we may book them in 2 rooms with interconnecting doors For those that may prefer to stay close as family or friends , we may book them in adjacent tents / rooms Some safari lodges / camps have family units for maximum of 4 persons only. This however includes an extra cost. All safari rooms / tents are private with own bathroom / toilet

  • What is the difference between Safari lodge and tented camp?

    SAFARI LODGES A safari lodge in Africa is located in a remote Wildlife area and is made up of a number of cottages / chalets spread over a landscaped land .Here shall be a main building which houses a restaurant, bar, gift shop together with the reception and also administration facilities. In most cases, there may be a swimming room, The lodge’s en-suite guestrooms are spread in smaller separate scattered cottages around the main central building. The atmosphere is usually rustic and compliments the natural surroundings while bringing in the essence of the wild Safari lodges vary in size, unique design, location and standards with a nice range in economy , comfort and luxury category. SAFARI CAMPS The safari tented camps share some similarities with safari lodges in layout , purpose and location. A tented camp is composed of the Main building (housing the public areas) usually thatched African style for effect .It may also be made of a large tent .The en-suite guest tents are scattered around the main building providing a private feel. The tented camp is a composition of large en-suite walk in tents which are built on a solid floor base and are complete with private bathrooms and a small terrace or veranda. Essentially they are rooms with the exterior being canvas rather than wood or brick. The tented camp complex may also have a swimming pool. Tented camps range from the comfort, superior comfort, luxury to the super luxury.

  • What is the difference between luxury, comfort and economy accommodation options listed on tour packages?

    Our selection of Economy, comfort and luxury accommodation options for lodges and tented camps are sufficiently comfortable and adequate for relaxation , overnights and meals. However standard of facilities ,style and location are varied. Luxury safari Lodges and Tented Camps In almost all instances, luxury lodges & Tented camps are located at vantage locations within the national parks and game reserves. They are unique in architecture and design. They also provide easy access to the game viewing areas. The facilities and comfort levels are of higher standard. Rooms/, tents are private and en -suite. There shall most likely be a swimming pool in most of the luxury facilities View luxury safari lodge / camps category/options https://www.funtimeskenyasafaris.com/kenya-safari-lodges/ Comfort safari Lodges and Tented Camps Comfort lodges and camps may be located inside or just at the boundaries of the national parks and game reserves. Others may be slightly further .In all instances ,they are less than 30 minutes from the park entry gate . The facilities’ comfort levels are sufficiently adequate although slightly lower than for luxury accommodation level. The rooms and tents in this comfort level category are also private and en suite. Most comfort lodges / tented camps shall have a swimming pool. View comfort level safari lodges / tented camps https://www.funtimeskenyasafaris.com/kenya-safari-lodges/ Economy safari Lodges and Tented Camps Almost all economy lodges and tented camps (except a few) are located outside of the National park boundaries and just next to the park. They are easy ,comfortable and sufficiently adequate for relaxation , overnight and meals although relatively basic compared to the luxury and comfort options. Rooms and tents are private and have en -suite bathroom facilities. Most of the economy options may also have a swimming pool. View economy level safari lodges / tented campshttps://www.funtimeskenyasafaris.com/kenya-safari-lodges/

  • What is a single room supplement / extra?

    A single room supplement is an extra fee imposed on single occupancy of a double/ shared room by hotels, safari lodges and tented camps. Our safari tour prices are based on two persons sharing in a double room /tent. If someone chooses to have single occupancy of room, the single room supplement applies .Single room / tent extras are indicated on the price section of each tour package page.

  • What are the visa requirements for tourist travelers to Kenya ?

    Tourists visiting Kenya must have a valid visa. Your passport must also be valid for at least six months after the date of your arrival in the country. Effective Jan 1, 2021, all passengers travelling to Kenya from countries that require visas to enter Kenya shall be required to apply and obtain E-visa before boarding an aircraft as no visas shall be issued on arrival. Electronic visa application for Kenya: The visa application process involves uploading your passport picture along with your passport photograph. Your visa shall be issued approximately five days after you register. You shall be required to print a copy of your electronic visa, bring it with you for presentation along with your passport on arrival in Kenya. If you have any problems or enquiries related to applying for an electronic visa, please contact the Kenyan Embassy in your country / region or email evisa@immigration.go.ke. Kenya Evisa Application procedure: Click register on evisa.go.ke (This is the only official portal, others are scams). Select Register as a Visitor. Once Logged in, Select Department of Immigration services. Select submit Application. Select Kenyan Visa. Select the type of Visa and read the Instructions Carefully. Fill in the application form. Pay Using visa card, Mastercard and other debit cards. Await approval via email, then download and print the E-Visa from your eCitizen account. The processing time is 2 business days. Present your printed E-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry. Visa Charges as at 5th January, 2021: Single entry visa + service charge: us$51.00 Transit entry visa + service charge: us$21.00 Courtesy entry visa + service charge: us$0.00 East African tourist visa + service charge: us$101.00 Multiple entry visa + service charge: us$101.00 5yr multiple entry visa + service charge: us$201.00 Fast tracked visa fees: coming soon Useful Links: Eligibility & Exempted States: http://evisa.go.ke/eligibility.html Visa Types & requirements: http://evisa.go.ke/evisa-types.html E-visa FAQs: http://evisa.go.ke/evisa-faqs.html Visa Validity: An E-visa to Kenya once issued is valid for 3 months before you travel. Once you present yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days, which may be renewed for a further 90 days at the immigration headquarters. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months. Related information on e-visa application: Approval Time: The e-Visa takes a maximum of 48hrs to approve but can be issued in a much shorter period. Availability in different languages will be looked into but poses a challenge for local Immigration Officers who may not be familiar with different languages. Auto Save: The ability to auto save applications has been updated to the system. Should the system “hang”, one can refresh the page then click on the “history” tab to access the information saved. Payments: The system currently only accepts Visa & Mastercard and arrangements are in progress to include American Express, Union Pay, PayPal & Mpesa. Critical to note is that when making payments, the system sends a One Time Password (OTP) for the owner of the credit card to confirm. Failure to enter this OTP has been a cause for card payment decline. Communication (in case of a hitch in process) Application process assistance is provided in a timely manner The system flashes two dedicated telephone numbers & an email that can be used to get help: General Enquiries: +254 110 922 063 /4 Payment Issues: +254 110 922 062 Email: evisa@immigration.go.ke System Downtime: The E-visa system has very little downtime but is occasionally taken offline for system upgrade. During the downtime ,a message shall be displayed indicating the system was offline for upgrade and the time this would take. Other things you need to bear in mind with regard to your visa: You shall be required to complete a landing card that will be issued to you on the plane, or at the visa desk when you enter Kenya. You shall be required to complete an exit card, which will be provided to you in the departure terminal when leaving Kenya. Book your Kenya safari today with Funtimes Kenya Safaris. Feel free to contact us via bookings@funtimeskenyasafaris.com

  • Can we choose a favorite tour driver guide from the online reviews or driver / guide profiles ?

    Funtimes Kenya Safaris has invested in the employment of among the best tour driver / guides However we allow our guests to have that special preference for an individual driver / guide either from recommendation or online reviews. If you prefer a specific safari tour driver / guide from our team ,we are happy to allocate him as your guide for the duration of your safari tour. This is however subject to his availability. In case he is already requested for during the period of your planned safari tour ,you can always choose another driver / guide from our diverse team.

  • Do you provide airport hotel airport transfers when we arrive and depart Nairobi or Mombasa in Kenya?

    As an extension of our safari tour services , Funtimes Kenya safaris provides free return airport / hotel transfers for our guests booked a 3 days plus safari tour with us. The transfers are provided even when you arrive or depart several days before or after your safari start / end In all cases , you shall share with us your arrival & departure flight details including airline codes and timings ,we shall in return provide transfer driver name and telephone contact in advance of your arrival / departure

  • What safari vehicle types do you use on your tours?

    Our standard safari travel & game viewing drive vehicle is a custom designed 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep with pop up top for ease of photography during game viewing drives and sightseeing. The vehicle sits a maximum of 6 persons for guarantee window seats and access to the pop up top. View 4×4 Jeep photos https://www.funtimeskenyasafaris.com/4×4-land-cruiser-safari-jeeps/. Our 4×4 safari Jeeps are fitted with long range radios for easy communication, cooler boxes, and first aid kits .This is on top of the other extras in Jeep The 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep has several advantages on safari. These includes a higher elevation, better navigation on rough terrain, deeper reach, more comfort and brings out better the African adventure experience.

  • Are international flight costs included in your advertised safari tour prices?

    Funtimes Kenya Safaris does not include International flight costs in our East African safari tour prices. This is because Funtimes Kenya is an inbound local Kenya tour operator and ground handling agency. Local safari tour packages operated by Funtimes Kenya Safaris start from Nairobi airport, Nairobi hotels, Mombasa airport and hotels, Diani beach resorts, Malindi / Watamu beach resorts,Naivasha area resorts, Kisumu, Nakuru, Arusha, Namanga, Taveta and Isebania border towns and from any other location in Kenya and East Africa