Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of our Frequently Asked Questions, that my help you plan your holiday in Africa. For further questions, please feel free to Contact Us.
Q. When is the best time to travel to Africa?
You can travel to Africa at any time of the year, it all depend with the destination and activities you are after; the best time to spot most wildlife, mountain climbing, Gorilla trekking or beach holiday – is on the dry season. Most African countries experience long rains in March through May and short rains in Mid-October to December, while June – July are the coldest months. Birding in Africa is best in October – November.
Note: this is just a general guideline and may change due to the global warming.
Q. Where can you go for Bird Watching?
African is well known to be home to over a thousand bird species, top bird watching destination in Africa include; Walvis Bay in Namibia, Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Lake Nakuru home to thousands of the pink flamingos and Lake Baringo in Kenya, Kruger National Park in South Africa, Etosha National Park in Namibia, Bwindi national park and Lake Victoria in Uganda.
Q. Where can I sport most Wildlife?
Major safari destinations in Africa to spot most wildlife would include; visiting the famous Masai Mara in Kenya, Serengeti national reserve in Tanzania, Kruger National Park in South Africa, Etosha National Park in Namibia and Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Q. Where can I go for a Beach Vacation?
Top beach destinations in African would include; visiting Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Island in Tanzania. Diani, Watamu and Malindi in Kenya. Anse Lazio, Anse Source D'Argent and Anse Major in Seychelles. Trou aux Biches, Ile aux Cerfs (Island) Beach and Flic en Flac Beach in Mauritius.
Q. Where can I go for Mountain Climbing?
Top mountain climbing destinations in Africa include; climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in Tanzania, Mount Kenya and Mount Longonot in Kenya, the Table Mountain in South Africa and Mount Elgon in Uganda.
Q. I am a single traveler is this ok?
At Kentz safari, we are usually flexible to your personal requirements. Single travelers can join in with other travelers for group holidays or can just tour alone. The disadvantage of single travelers is that, the whole cost is on you.
Q. Is there an age limit or restriction for tours?
There is no age limit or restrictions as per say, it all depend with the type of holiday you choose; for example safari holiday with long drive and living in extreme areas is not advised for kids under 8 years or very elderly people. For gorilla trekking and mountain climbing; it is not allowed to kids less than 18 years, the elderly and unfit travelers. Hiking and nature walks are not advised for kids less than 12 years or unfit travelers.
However some of these conditions can be supplemented by adding a local flight instead of the long drives, choosing nice family hotels with extra care for kids and destinations that are suitable for kids.
Q. What else must I pay for besides the tour cost?
We usually cater for what we agree upon, for example; a full basic safari package would include airport pick up and drop off, all accommodation, transport and game drive as per the itinerary, three meals and soft drinks, park fees and government taxes.
Additional cost would include optional excursions, cultural tours, hot air balloon flights, local flights, buying gift, special treats and alcohol, tips and gratitude’s.
Q. What is a Family Trip?
Family Trips are trips where we welcome children aged less than 18 years traveling with their parents on tour. Family trips usually include secure and family friendly hotels, activities and destinations that are suitable to all members of the family.
Q. What are the other attractions in Africa?
The list of other attractions in Africa is endless, from the famous Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe-Namibia boarder, Lake Malawi, Lake Victoria in East Africa –the largest lake in Africa and the main source of Nile River, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Egyptian pyramids, the famous Robben Island prison and the Apartheid Museum in South Africa, the historical Fort Jesus and Hells Gate national park in Kenya, the deserts and semi deserts in northern Africa, among many others.