Masai Mara: Useful Information
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Tipping is not obligatory, but major hotels and restaurants include a service charge. If you’re at a safari camp or lodge, it’s suggested that you tip around $2-5 dollars a day to your driver/maid and so on.
The international dialing code for calling Kenya is 254.?
If you need to use a public phone, they take coins or telephone cards (available from post offices or from international call services in major towns.) Safari lodges will have a phone at reception but are unlikely to have phones in the rooms.
Electricity is supplied at 220/240 volts AC, 50HZ. Plugs are round two-pin or flat three-pin. Major hotels and game lodges may supply adapters on request.
Inoculation against yellow fever is recommended. Anyone entering Kenya from or via a yellow fever infected area must be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination against yellow fever. ?
Begin taking malaria prophylactics at least a week before your visit to the Masai Mara (seek advice from your GP or pharmacist. Kenyan authorities have banned the use of chloroquine combinations as prophylactics, so make sure you tell your doctor where you are going.
Most safari lodges and camps will provide mosquito nets, but take a good-quality insect repellant with you.
Banks open from 9am-3pm and 10-12 on Saturdays.
Many safari lodges do not accept credit cards.