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Apr 2, 2015

Easy Safaris & African Travel Solutions April News Updates

2015 EASTER GETAWAYS
Easter Holidays are celebrated worldwide in The Christian Calendar. We at Easy Go Safaris are delighted to offer all our clients affordable getaways For Couples, Singles and Families alike.
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BEST OF KENYA SAFARI
The Best of Kenya Safari will take you on an inspiring journey that will give you a chance to see the rare beauties of Kenya and overwhelm your senses by experiencing new places and different cultures from all sides through this custom-crafted itinerary.

KENYA HIGHLIGHTS SAFARI
Kenya Hightlight Safari, design a short safari to gives you the oportunie to explore Kenya, where safari was born. One gets to enjoy Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara Reserve, Lake Naivasha and Amboseli National Park in a total of 9days 8 nights.

KENYA SHORT SAFARI WITH BEACH EXTENSION
Easy Go Safari’s Bush & Beach Safari creates opportunities for short or long safari getaways while in Kenya. Guests can take a few days to escape to the Beach either North or South coast to bond with nature and enjoy wildlife creating a perfect vacationing experience.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Golf Tourism In Kenya: Five Courses To Catch Up On The Trend

According to the Global Golf Trade Organization (IAGTO), golf tourism is on the rise. This unique trend in sport tourism continues to register a steady growth in the overall global tourism industry. A recent survey by IAGTO reveals that golf tour operator’s holiday sales grew by an average of 11.1% in 2013 against a 9.3% in 2012. While the 2014 report is yet to be released, the experts had projected an even better year with a 20% growth prediction in golf related holiday bookings.

It may be on this background that the Kenya Tourism Board hosted golf writers from around the world on a tour of the country’s best golf courses and facilities in a bid to exploit this exponential market. In line with Vision 2030, KTB appears keen on propelling tourist arrivals, evident in its recent partnership with Jovago.com – Africa’s leading Online hotel Booking Site in order to enhance online presence of Kenyan hotels. In addition to the conventional booking methods, the traditional and safari tour products, online/global access, as well as Golf Tourism are two more areas that Kenya can capitalize on. Below is a list of some of the country’s leading Golf Courses, and corresponding accommodation for Golfers

1. Vipingo Ridge – Baobab Course 2. Muthaiga Golf Club 3. Rift Valley Golf and Country Club 4. Nyali Golf and Country Club 5. Windsor Golf and Country Club

Top Trip To Take in 2015 .

A Road Trip in Africa -Here are Six Best Guidelines to Organizing the Trip of a Lifetime
It’s a fascinating experience that inherently calls for spontaneity; the ability to drive through wild terrains with no sign of life, yet emerge in luxuriant stretches dotted with herds of grazers while nearby you can hear the lion’s roar! It’s the drive through seemingly remote areas to find Wi-Fi connection and mobile money transfers at the park’s gate! Every mile has a story to tell, and as seasoned altruistic travellers may tell you; this trip is about letting go of the tried path, and drawing your own map.
Getting Ready
Unlike on full board hotel vacation, being on the road calls for keen attention to details such as car conditions, a good grasp of route, plus all possible deviations and good map reading skills. While putting together your dates, take a short time and try your basic car mechanical/maintenance skills since you might be required to change the tire or refill your oil miles away from a gas station. Again, on top of packing your suitcase, consider available food in your destination, the season and longevity of your supplies should you need to pack snacks, a cooler or an ice box will come in handy. In case you will be required to pitch tent along the way, it’s good advice to pack your own; you might just drive in to a site to find all tents taken up by those ahead of you!
On the Road
The most exciting part about driving yourself is that you can be spontaneous enough to enjoy the intrinsic features and experiences on your route; every turn is a unique opportunity for another picturesque moment. To enable you maximize on this experience, ensure that you familiarize yourself with the civil rights especially pertaining to the road, the highway code with basic road rules (speed limits, overtakes and undertakes etc.) and check requirements on foreign drivers/licenses ahead of time. Assuming that you choose to rent the car, countercheck the credibility of your providers from other sources or ask for references. The next great rule of happy road trips is to always ensure that your fuel gauge never goes red while on the road; gas up any time you have the chance, and ask the attendants how far it will take you to the next station. On the same note, always carry a spare tire and keep your tool box well stocked.
Connection, Communication and Boarders
Even in this age and hype of single visa entries to different regions in Africa, rules still supply at border points; for instance, while international number plates are acceptable, you will still be required to display a sticker indicating the country of origin as well as third party insurance with a 90 day validity when crossing into Botswana. Borders for East African’s tripping the region will only require the driver to sign his car identify into a form and show his driving permit in addition to the usual police checks. Another important aspect is the cultural upholding in the area, this touches on dressing, greetings, and interaction, which will come in handy especially when you need advice at a junction. You will also note that most diversion roads are not marked, and usually take the names of the neighborhood hence will call for short stop overs and a consultation on either your map or the locals. Internet and mobile networking may not be accessible in some areas, make sure you communicate with friends and family before you gear up to tackle such stretches. It’s very prudent to ask your local network/mobile provider for a map on their coverage.
Your Destination, and Expectations
This is a reminder touching on point no.2; apart from the basic fees at different entry points e.g. national parks, reserves etc., you may be required to pay packing fees as well as amenity fee in some areas. Unless there is cause to believe that you are being conned, or ripped off, pay your dos without much ado and enjoy your trip! Also, take note while some countries parade their palaces and state property as tourist attractions, countries like Kenya have strict penalties for adventurists caught photographing the president’s home (State House) and the army barracks. This rules may also apply to private homes and other sorts of property. For the sake of upholding good tourism manners, keep off the urge to take photos of the locals without their consent. Note that while some may accept, they might demand a little fee for their faces. I think it’s fair!
Your Safety and Security
This should cover aspects of vaccinations, as required by your destination and recommended by CDC. Pack a first aid kit and homeopathic remedies as well as economical packs of water treatment solutions, useful ointments, bug spray etc. While on the same, avoid travelling in the night as you are more likely to be attacked in the dark. It’s also useful to have the emergency lines for the districts on your route and ensure that at least you have a direct line to a medical facility. Referring back to no.3, always have your travel insurance updated before hit the road. On the flip side of safety, remember this is Africa, animals have the right of way and you may have to hold down your brake as a pair of lions or heard of gazelles walk gracefully across the road. Trust your sixth sense and don’t stretch your imagination too far!
Finally, Be Vigilant!
Unfortunately, some of the most popular destinations in Africa are also ranked as the most dangerous for tourists, for instance, while Morocco ranks as one of Africa’s most toured destination, it also holds number ten on world’s most unfriendly countries for female tourists, similarly, Nairobi – one of the most tourist-popular cities is also rated as one of the most dangerous. Although hundreds of other travellers have been on your route and successfully completed their road trip without hitches or incidents, it’s very important to take in your surrounding and keep your senses alert just in case you turn out to be the unlucky one.
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