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General Tour & Travel Information for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

For detailed information please refer to the official country pages for specific information required before travel. Issues of concern are VISA eligibility and application requirements, mandatory vaccinations, travel alerts and weather. We do however hope you find the information in below appropriate and adequate. Kenya VISA information is available at the link http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

Airport & Travel Transfer
We handle Car Hire and travel solutions, air travel bookings, reservations and ticketing for our clients. Clients can also arrange hotel transfers with us when traveling outside Kenya. If need be we also provide VISA information that is required for one to process this vital travel document: we also process travel insurance for clients requiring this service. There are many activities available while at the camp or hotel for clients willing to venture and discover what Africa has to offer. For clients and groups wishing to have transport and shuttles services available for activities like excursions, shopping, tours and even short trips we also process bookings and arrange for car hire services for all types of vehicles e.g. self drive card, 4x4, tours vans and large capacity shuttles services. Airport to hotel transfers, excursions & city tours. Overland and air safaris in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda.

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Ground Transportation
Except where road conditions are very rugged, we use minibuses for our safari tours in Kenya. These vehicles are custom built and have good ground clearance making them particularly suitable for safari work. On the rough roads and long journeys these vehicles provide a degree of comfort superior to other safari vehicles. Additionally, their sliding windows and roomy photographic roof hatches make them ideal for photographic purposes. The standard minibus is licensed to carry a maximum of nine passengers, however we recommend that wherever possible, arrangements should be limited to a maximum of 7 clients per vehicle as this will allow each client a window seat and easy access to the observation hatch. Overland safaris are done in 4x4 Land Cruisers in Tanzania.

Tours Leaders
Bona-fide tour leaders accompanying a group of 15 or more full paying adult tour participants are normally entitled to free land cost (except park fees). However this may vary from hotel to hotel and/or holiday seasons. Tour Leaders should be warned that hotels do not normally allocate the superior rooms to tour leaders for free.

Children & Infants
All hotels, lodges and national parks offer a reduction for children under 12 years of age provided they occupy a third bed in a twin room.

Escorts & Couriers
Some of our more specialized tours include the services of a local courier e.g. Mountain climbing & Maasai Village Tours, in addition to the services of the driver/guides. These couriers have been carefully selected. They have immense knowledge of local conditions, customs and people. They really know and love the bush and their own enthusiasm and avid interest will ensure our clients gain maximum benefit from these specialized tours. Many are free-lance couriers/escorts and are in demand and therefore bookings should be made as far in advance as possible.

Safari Driver & Guides
Our English speaking driver/guides are familiar with routes and local conditions. They have an excellent knowledge of wildlife, local people and other local attractions. They are also expert game spotters. The safari driver/guides are vital to the success of any tour and therefore Oakland Tours & Safaris have gone to great lengths to put together an unbeatable team, who are dedicated to providing a helpful, attentive and knowledgeable service to our clients. Some driver/guides speak an additional foreign language such as; French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Every attempt will be made to provide such driver/guides when specially requested.

Baggage & Insurance
Oakland Tours & Safaris highly recommends clients arrange their own cover for damage or loss of baggage, plus general travel insurance to cover cancellation charges and medical expenses.

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