Medical Requirements –
We have refrigeration at the house for any medicines that you need to keep cold.
Although this is a low-risk malaria area please see your doctor about malaria prophylaxis required depending on your onward journey (especially if traveling to the coast). Your local doctor can also advise you on any other vaccinations required for visiting Kenya.
We are twenty minutes from Cottage Hospital in Nanyuki.
We can cater for diabetics, coeliacs, vegetarians and allergies, etc so please do let us know in advance of any medical or dietary requirements so that we can cater accordingly.
It is compulsory to take out your own personal health and travel insurance before coming on safari.
You may want to insure yourself with Flying Doctors – www.flydoc.org/ medical insurance which covers airlifts in an emergency.
What to pack –
The climate and weather in Laikipia are very variable due to the altitude. We are on the equator so air temperatures are hot in the midday sun (an average of 27C) and can sink considerably in the evening due to the 6,400ft altitude. So pack for every eventuality. Swimwear, cotton shorts and trousers, hats, sunglasses, sunblock, a light layer for the evening. Long sleeves are also good to protect arms from the sun. If you are climbing the mountain then our guide will tell you what to bring – ski jackets etc, and cross-trainers are useful for less severe walks, safaris, and bush terrain. A fleece can be useful for these adventures too.
VISAS – you will need a visa to enter Kenya. Visit www.evisa.go.ke and bring the receipt with you if the visa is not issued before your flight. Do this well in advance if possible. They can also be purchased at JKIA immigration. Ensure your passport is in date. It needs to be renewed six months before the expiry date for Kenya.