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Traveler orientation

This trip will not be a simple sightseeing tour. You will know a different world, the reality of a community that strives every day to move forward, living with them and getting to know firsthand their way of life and culture. In addition, the same Masais warriors will be your guides on safaris and various activities, being able to learn all about their customs, traditions and the fauna and flora of this incredible corner of the planet.

The camp is created with the intention of contributing to the overall sustainability of the project, especially the ADCAM Mara Visión School,located a few meters from the camp, where 250 students receive early childhood and primary education.

Here are some information and recommendations that may be helpful to your trip.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT KENYA

Kenya is one of the safest countries in Africa, especially the Maasai Mara area, as it is a Conservation Area of the Serengueti-Mara Natural Park and is protected and permanently monitored by “rangers”, to ensure your safety and animal welfare.

The capital of the country is Nairobi, and the two official languages are swhahili and English.

TIME DIFFERENCE and CLIMATE

The time difference is one hour more than in Spain during European daylight saving time and two more hours in winter time.

The climate is equatorial, quite temperate all year round. The warmest season runs from December to March, with temperatures ranging from 28 to 32 degrees and the cold season is from July to November with temperatures rarely dropping below 20 degrees. Nights in general are always fresh. Since February to April is the rainy season, so it is the less favorable time to travel, because the roads they become impassable.

Money

The official currency is the Kenyan Shiling (Ksh) and although the change is variable, a quick way for you to calculate the price of things once there is roughly 100ksh.

Vaccines

Para viajar a Kenya, no es obligatorio vacunarse de nada en especial, pero si es recomendable tomar medidas profilácticas contra la malaria. Lo ideal es que te pongas en contacto con tu Centro de Vacunación de Enfermedades Tropicales más cercano donde te aconsejarán de todo.

MEDICAL INSURANCE AND MEDICINE CABINET

In Kenya there is no Spanish social security coverage, so we advise you to take out international travel medical insurance, you can ask us for more information if you are interested.

It is also advisable to travel with a small first-aid kit containing the most commonly used medications (aspirin, ibuprofen, plasters, anti-diarrhea pills, antihistamines …) in addition to adding sunscreen and mosquito repellent.

There are usually no medical setbacks on trips to our project, but for your peace of mind, there are well-prepared hospitals in the main cities of the country. We also have a medical dispensary in Aigton about 15 minutes from the camp.

WHAT TO BRING IN THE SUITCASE?

You will spend a few days in the middle of the savannah, so it is preferable that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, mainly loose cotton and linen garments.

At dusk it refreshes a little so you should add some long-sleeved garment that will also protect you from mosquitoes, as well as a slightly thicker jacket or a fleece for morning safaris, because when going in a windowless car the air at that time is usually quite cold. Finally, it is advisable to wear your sunglasses and a cap to protect you from the sun on daytime walks.

Regarding personal hygiene products, you can carry everything you need in your usual bag and hand sanitizer, billed in the suitcase, but we would ask you that in the event that you finish a product with plastic packaging during your stay, bring it back to Spain to discard it here and avoid the generation of this type of waste in the camp. Our destruction system is very basic and we always try to minimize waste generation to the maximum to preserve the environment to the maximum.

In addition, it is important to know that since 2017 a very strict regulation has been applied that has banned the use of plastic bags throughout the country, so we recommend avoiding them.

On international flights they usually allow between 20-30kg, depending on the company. If you need to wash any clothes during your stay, in our camp we have laundry service.

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS

For more information contact via camp@adcam.es

Please note that the 50th prepayment is required to make your reservation.

The rest will be paid no later than 15 days before travelling.

Discount will be applied to groups of more than 8 people.

Prices DO NOT include:

– International ticket.

– Entry visa to Kenya (approx. 50o).

– Soda and alcoholic beverages consumed in the camp

PAYMENT METHOD

By transferring to the following bank account:

LA CAIXA:

IBAN: ES32 2100 4574 0202 0003 0613

SWIFT: CAIX ES BB XXX

CANCELLATION POLICY

* A month or more in advance, 100% of the amount paid to ADCAM is returned, except for the amount of the plane ticket.

* Up to 15 days in advance, 50% will be returned

* With less than 15 days the reservation will not be returned.

Download also our pre-explanatory explanatory brochure