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What size are your safari groups?

We specialize in small group travel (about 14 people or less), but the exact size varies trip to thing’s for sure you’ll have plenty of elbow room, access to the pop-up roof hatch and a guaranteed window seat.

 Will I stay in tents or lodges?

At Phellisa Tours, we know how important choice is when planning. That’s why we offer an array of accommodation options. Do you want to stay in all tents? All lodges? A combination of both? It’s a completely up to you decision to make but we shall take you through to making sure you have selected what you want.

Can I take my Children on Safari?

Of course! We think taking your whole family on safari is a wonderful way to learn and grow together. That’s why we offer family safaris designed for families travelling with kids six years of age and older.

What’s the food like?

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of food on our most lodges, meals are served buffet-style. The food is often prepared with western palates in mind (some local dishes are included).

Can special diets be accommodated?

With advanced notice, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and diabetic-friendly meals can easily be arranged. Make sure to inform us when booking your trip.

When should I book my safari?

In order to assure that you get the lodges and camps that you want, you should book your safari at least 4-6 months in advance of arrival. If you are going to do your safari in the optimal months, you should book at least 6 months or more in advance of your arrival.

Are any cultural activities included?

There are over 40 tribal groups in Kenya, however not all are receptive to tourist visitors. However you have the option of visiting museums dedicated to cultural interests. You can also visit homesteads for the Maasai. Tanzania does not have the widespread cultural heritage existing in Kenya, but there are selected tribes that will entertain visitors, the Maasai and the Hadze.

Do you provide international airfare?

Phellisa Tours & Travel will be happy to make your international air arrangements. Nairobi is served by Emirates Air, Qatar Airways, KLM, British Airways, South African Airways, and Kenya Airways. If flying into  Arusha, Tanzania, KLM is the only option.

Would you recommend malaria medication?

Yes, because malaria is common in East Africa. We recommend you consult your local travel clinic or personal physician for the most appropriate anti malaria medication for you. We also recommend you take some deet insect repellent.

If I am a solo (single) traveler, how can I join one of your tours?

We recommend you email us with as much of your travel details as possible. Then we will do our best to match your requirements to one of our safaris and discuss the available options with you.

Do you customize the tour?

Yes, we do! By contacting us and discussing your interests and requirements we can develop an itinerary that works for you. In order to do so we would need to know something about your budget, places you want to visit, the type of accommodation you prefer, the length of your journey and the number of people in your party. With this information we can discuss and advise you on the many options so we can arrive at your dream safari.

What is the weather like in East Africa?

Generally, the typical temperatures in most places in East Africa are: May to early August, day and night time temperatures of about 55 F to 70 F and 45 F to 65 F; mid-August to April, the daytime range is between 75 F to 80 F with night time temperatures of 70 F to 75 F; the rain seasons are in the months of March, April, May and November.