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Trip Advisor reviews from our guests

We take great pride in ensuring that every safari booked with us is a memorable one. Here are just some of the reviews our guest have left on TripAdvisor about their stay with us.

Guest: Keeley C

Traveled to: Encounter Mara

Travel Date: August 2019

Stayed at: Encounter Mara

Amazing Trip, Amazing Camp!

This camp by far exceeded our expectations and was absolutely phenomenal!!! We stayed for 4 nights and were truly sad to leave...if we could have stayed longer we would have never left! The camp and overall atmosphere were fantastic and secluded. Our guide, Francis, was extremely knowledgeable, truly cared about the animals, and was hilarious!

The staff at Encounter are all outstanding and I have never met better staff in my life! Sammi and Ezina were so friendly, funny, and went above and beyond to make sure everything was fantastic and everyone was cared for. We really liked getting to know them. Edwin and the rest of the staff were so attentive, kind, and amazing!

I have Celiac's and the care and effort the staff went to in order to make sure my food was safe (and DELICIOUS) was out of this world. I never once felt let out or hungry, and could not believe the care they took of us!

We cannot say enough great things about this camp, anyone staying in the Mara should book with Encounter immediately!

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Guest: wjbest2019

Traveled to: Mara Bush Houses – Mara House

Travel Date: July 2019

Stayed at: Encounter Mara

Amazing Trip

Mara House is outstanding. Food was great and service was attentive. Setting included a pond, frequented by wildlife, including a family of 6 elephants, gazelles, warthogs, etc. Pool was great for the children. Make sure to relax by the pool and watch the wildlife.

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Guest: alexEv92

Traveled to: Mara Bush Houses – Topi House

Travel Date: July 2019

Stayed at: Encounter Mara

Amazing safari stay

A group of 6 of us stayed at Topi House and it was an amazing experience. The staff could not have done more to make our stay any better. From the moment we landed at the airstrip Martin was a friendly, informative and energetic presence on our tours and had amazing knowledge of the Mara and all the animals. The staff at the house provided a great service with fantastic food and hospitality. The house itself far exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend the business for anyone looking for a safari of a lifetime

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Guest: Pizzacarrier

Traveled to: Naboisho Camp

Travel Date: November 2019

Stayed at: Naboisho Camp

65th Birthday Celebration

What an amazing experience! Our guide Evelyn was was outstanding in her knowledge of the animals and birds that roam and fly the Mara and finding every animal for us to see and enjoy! Camp managers Eric, Caroline and Marcie are fantastic hosts and Alex just rounds out the team. Food service everyday was out of this world and the credit goes to the chef! The service staff, askaris and the rest of the team went out of their way to make our stay extremely comfortable.

We saw the big five up and close and every game animal we wanted to see, the highlight was seeing lion cubs, cheetah and leopard up and close - inside 5 feet!

Accommodations in the tent are incredibly comfortable and the night animal sounds enhances the safari experience!

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Guest: ssanchez17

Traveled to: Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Travel Date: November 2019

Stayed at: Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp – Family Vacation

I don’t even know if I can find the words to describe the way that our family feels about this place. The experience, the people, and the grounds are absolutely amazing! The camp is gorgeous... it is located in the middle of a conservancy with the best views.

The first night we arrived there was an elephant right outside the back of the reception office and after that we had monkeys and other great animals in the same area. The rooms are very clean and very nice! They are roomy and have everything that you need for your stay. The employees are INCREDIBLE. We had two guides (Duma and Mike) that took us on our game drives and showed us the area. These gentleman are some of the most kind and knowledgeable individuals that we encountered in Africa. No question was a dumb question to them. They taught us so much about the animals and shared their lives with us. There was also a gentleman by the name of Moses, he was the most organized person. We wish every place we stayed had him. He had our schedule down to a T and also had everything in order. He made sure that all of our questions were answered and all of our needs were taken care of.

Lastly, we had three people that helped us throughout our stay.... Alfred, Edna, and Joshua. All three were so kind and helpful. Alfred always had a smile on his face and made us feel like we were at home. If we asked for it, he made it happen. Edna was so personable and learned our names and made us feel like family. Joshua was very polite, and always made sure our meals were perfect. We saw so many great animals here and learned so much. When we come back to Africa we WILL stay here again.

As I said in the beginning... there are no words to describe the feeling that this place gave us. This was only the beginning of our trip, but we were so sad to leave these amazing people. We HIGHLY recommend this place ... please let them show you how great they are! WE LOVE YOU ALL FROM COLORADO! ️

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Guest: SandALondon

Traveled to: Rekero

Travel Date: September 2019

Stayed at:

I couldn’t recommend this camp more highly. We have been on safari twice before and this was our best experience by far. The camp itself is luxurious (perfect service, delicious meals, lovely tents and a beautiful main area) yet still feels like you are in the bush.

The camp has a big focus on eco measures. Our family tent was huge (a room in the back with two single beds, a big bathroom, a main bedroom with a super king bed and a front area with an additional single bed and sofa (this is where they leave the coffee each morning when they wake you for the drive)).

The Masai guides at this camp know the bush so well and can find the animals and predict their movements. Dominic was wonderful and my nine year old cried when we had to say goodbye to him. The animals during the migration were absolutely amazing. We saw everything (crossings, kills, lion turf wars, lionesses with their cubs, leopards, cheetah...and many of everything!).

The camp is in the perfect location to see lots of animals and crossings from the main area of the camp while sipping a glass of wine and relaxing. Also there were no bugs or worrying creatures! Our previous safaris had lots of mosquitos and scorpions but we had none at all. We loved everything about Rekero and hope we have the privilege of going back one day.

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Guest: JonathonCuff

Traveled to: Dunia

Travel Date: September 2019

Stayed at:

If you follow the travel / safari press then this camp, with Angel as the camp manager, should already be familiar to you!

We're regular Asilia clientele and this camp, permanent as it now is, ranks as our favourite place in the Serengeti. There's a lovely feel and flow to the place with most of the staff, not all, ladies it is certainly unique.

The food is excellent with the choice of communal or private dining. We decided to miss dinner one evening and it was no trouble at all to bring a fruit platter with hot drinks to the tent - much appreciated.

Where it is situated you are well placed for the usual morning and evening game drive configurations as well as all-day excursions for those so disposed. We went to visit one of their upgraded camps in Namiri Plains and had a fantastic day of sightings as a result.  

Looking to return soon, we've worked out that this is accessible in a long days drive from Kili airport and is such a good base for safari trips within the immediate area surrounding the camp as well as longer drives for those who can't get enough of Africa and the animals and birds.

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Guest: DAJ162

Traveled to: Jabali Ridge

Travel Date: October 2019

Stayed at:

We had the pleasure of 5 nights at Jabali Ridge in September 2019 - it is a simply spectacular place! There is nothing simple however about the accommodation - it's pure unadulterated luxury! 

Great staff (big shout out to Jackson, Omembe, Stella and Nico), great management (hello Kristina and Rama!), wonderful food (jambo to Mark, Chef Jackson and Peter Andrew - thank you for the snacks and recipes!) and the most wonderful expert guides (Walter - you made our trip!).

The Ruaha national park is magnificent - I think we visited at the best time of year. Not at all crowded, enough water to draw the animals in, but dry so we could travel great distances.

We saw more lions than we could keep count of, six leopards in five days, parades of elephant nearly every day and a serval - plus giraffe, impala, kudu at every turn.

It's a lovely place to stay, with great food and super people - in the best location. Loved it!

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Guest: jpe1260

Traveled to: Kwihala

Travel Date: October 2019

Stayed at:

This was my fourth African safari. Two were excellent and one was mediocre, but this camp wins the prize by far. The tents were comfortable with elegant simplicity.

The food was fabulous and my celiac diet was accommodated with ease (I had more selection than I do at many restaurants at home - how can a small kitchen in a tent in the bush provide better options than a big city restaurant? I was impressed beyond belief).

Above all else was the incredible staff. Friendly and competent. Again, many hotels and restaurants at home could learn a lot from this company on how to provide excellent service. Topping off this amazing staff were the guides. I find it hard to imagine anyone having greater knowledge than our head guide Charles.

Sight, sound, and smell are on high alert at all times and his ability to spot even the tiniest details was impressive beyond belief. Add to this his obvious love of learning and teaching, as well as his good communication skills and sense of humour, and you have the epitome of the safari guide. Our group learned so much.

To top it all off was Asilia’s philosophy of sustainability and of giving back to the local communities. Most impressive.

I will recommend this company to anyone considering a safari and I will be booking any future safari with them. We did in fact do a second safari with Asilia right after and found the same level of commitment. Impossible to go back to anything else after this experience.

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Guest: Tom A

Traveled to: Kimondo

Travel Date: November 2019

Stayed at:

This was my fourth African safari. Two were excellent and one was mediocre, but this camp wins the prize by far. The tents were comfortable with elegant simplicity.

The food was fabulous and my celiac diet was accommodated with ease (I had more selection than I do at many restaurants at home - how can a small kitchen in a tent in the bush provide better options than a big city restaurant? I was impressed beyond belief).

Above all else was the incredible staff. Friendly and competent. Again, many hotels and restaurants at home could learn a lot from this company on how to provide excellent service. Topping off this amazing staff were the guides. I find it hard to imagine anyone having greater knowledge than our head guide Charles. Sight, sound, and smell are on high alert at all times and his ability to spot even the tiniest details was impressive beyond belief. Add to this his obvious love of learning and teaching, as well as his good communication skills and sense of humour, and you have the epitome of the safari guide. Our group learned so much.

To top it all off was Asilia’s philosophy of sustainability and of giving back to the local communities. Most impressive. I will recommend this company to anyone considering a safari and I will be booking any future safari with them. We did in fact do a second safari with Asilia right after and found the same level of commitment. Impossible to go back to anything else after this experience.

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Guest: territravels12

Traveled to: Little Oliver’s

Travel Date: October 2019

Stayed at:

Cannot say enough great things about Little Oliver's Camp, Levy, camp manager, staff, and especially, our terrific guide, Stanley. The whole team made for a completely unforgettable visit to Tarangire NP. The camp itself is a diamond in the rough or should I say, "bush"! Our tent was amazing, very comfortable and spacious.

The camp is located on an elevated piece of land that overlooks a river which makes for beautiful views and also plenty of animal viewing. Every meal was top notch, fully prepared lunches were provided for your safari outings and we loved that dinner was served family style, Levy and Stanley also dined with us., making it a very personal experience.

Our guide Stanley was by our side from the moment we arrived and also arranged a bush walk and night drive for us, those with the day drives made for a well rounded complete safari experience. We loved every minute of our stay at Little Olivers!! Thank you, Levy, Stanley and team!

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Guest: Donandrj

Traveled to: Namiri Plains

Travel Date: October 2019

Stayed at:

This is an enchanting camp. The rooms are outstanding, private, the staff is attentive and personable. We were greeted by staff singing to us as we arrived at camp and that continued throughout our stay.

We especially enjoyed our last dinner when several of the Maasai staff sang and did a jump dance for us. Our safari guide, Albert, was wonderful.

Cheetah were our priority having never seen one on our previous safaris.

Albert found 22 in one day, breaking a record for the camp! We were with him for 5 days, 2 camps, and hours of driving. He was intelligent, personable, knowledgeable about the animals and where to find them, answered our questions on tribal customs and culture and at the end of our time with him it was hard to say good-bye. He is a real asset to the Asilia brand.

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Guest: aplabain

Traveled to: Olakira

Travel Date: November 2019

Stayed at:

The tent accommodation and communal areas were well equipped and provided comfort. The added advantage of moving a bed into the screened area to enjoy the night sky alongside dining experiences under the stars and around the fire were well received. 

Staff, specifically our driver were vigilant in providing the best top 5+ sightings and his knowledge of the area and its wildlife was entaining and informative. 6 star ++
Manager and assistant were on hand at all times and provide very professional service including vital conversation on the history of the Serengeti and its ecoystem.

The Asilia group are experts in organising the connections between hotels and flights, providing escorts through all airports removing all areas of confusion.

The close proximity of the camp to the wildebeest crossing reduces travel times and creates more wildlife discovery opportunities.

Afternoon rest was a very welcomed period as the day generally started at 0500 with fresh coffee, returning 1300 to lunch and a second safari at 4pm. Dinner served 1945 and often bed 2230, big days. We cannot fault this camp though do not believe a mobile camp is essential. Asilia had a permanent camp close by.

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Guest: Katieroserevelries

Traveled to: Oliver’s Camp

Travel Date: October 2019

Stayed at:

This was the entry of our 10 day safari and TRULY a warm and wondrous home that we missed dearly leaving but was met with sweet exceedingly impressive experiences at each Asilia lodge to follow.

Stanley was our comedian, friend, artist, and eagle eye expert! Mary was a best friend and inspiration for how we can encourage generations of women to come on their place in the bush, adventure tourism, conservationists and leaders!

The staff of Asilia was a liberating force to experience every welcoming moment truly raising the bar for how to be better stewards of our planet and to one another. Genuine, unconditional hospitality is abundant here and their joy, colorful expression of culture and authentic friendship truly taught me how to become a better person and travel leader.

So much love to Manja and all of the guides and the wonder women creating a momentum for female empowerment in the bush and the world at large!

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  • What is included in an Asilia safari?

    A safari with Asilia Africa offers visitors the opportunity to visit a number of camps in prime locations in the East African bush, discover insights into the environment with a trained local guide, as well as an unparalleled viewing of African wildlife (including the Great Wildebeest Migration and the famed Big 5) while staying in our award-winning camps. In addition, daily game drives are included, as well as your selection of the many optional activities on offer dependent on the camp you’re staying at. In the spirit of warm African hospitality, all your meals and drinks are provided so you’re free to relax and enjoy your safari.

    Find out more about what to expect on your first safari with us here.

  • Types of Safari

    A safari with Asilia Africa is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Depending on your interests and desires, and time of year you wish to visit, there’s a safari experience to suit you. Whether you’re looking for something romantic and intimate, or even something a little more active, it’s entirely up to you. If it’s a family experience you’re after, some of our camps cater specifically to creating a magical experience for all ages, while others might want a more private safari experience for a small group. Get a better idea of what a safari with Asilia entails here.

    In addition, Asilia Africa also offers guests the opportunity to combine an authentic bush safari with an idyllic island escape in Matemwe in Zanzibar.

    Searching for something more meaningful, unique, and engaging? Then you need to see our Asilia Adventures. A collection of specially designed packages ranging from two to seven days, offering intrepid travellers something immersive and rich in experience as part of their trip to Kenya or Tanzania.

  • What is there to do on Safari?

    Asilia Africa’s camps are ideally situated for access to the incredible wildlife of East Africa, as well as the beauty and serenity of the landscapes.

    Our safari holidays offer unparalleled and unforgettable wildlife experiences, from the Great Migration, Big 5, birding and more.

    In addition to daily game drives, East Africa boasts many activities, including climbing Kilimanjaro, hot-air ballooning, walking safaris, meaningful cultural experiences and relaxing on the beach amongst others.

    We've compiled a month-by-month guide to safaris in East Africa, read more here.

  • What is a typical day on safari like?

    Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animals’ movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are at their most active.

    A typical day on safari will vary depending on the camp you’re staying at, but will include early morning and late afternoon game drives, with time during the hottest part of the day to relax in camp. Get a better idea of what a safari with Asilia entails here.

  • Is it safe to go on safari?

    Absolutely. Asilia Africa has operated camps in East Africa for two decades and has maintained an exemplary safety record over this time. Our safety practices and procedures are not only effective in managing any emergency situation but also in preventing any unsafe situations from occurring both in camp and outside in the bush.

    Other than Encounter Mara, all our camps are unfenced, which guests soon find forms an essential part of connecting with nature.

    Our guests are safeguarded by 24-hour Askaari security who keep a lookout for animals, escort guests when necessary, and through their presence, help to keep the animals away from the camp area.

    Additionally, our camps maintain strict operational safety protocols, which all guests are briefed on upon arrival. In the unlikely event that a medical situation does occur, we have 24-hour medical back up available with offices in all our operating countries to ensure that our guests are safe from the environment and any unknown medical threats.

  • Can I bring my children along on safari?

    Without question! Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful experience, as can be seen in this video. Aside from spending quality time with your nearest and dearest under a wide blue African sky, a safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including unique cultural experiences, memorable wildlife sightings, and the opportunity to learn more about nature. You can read more about our best family camps here.

    If you're thinking of bringing your teenager on safari, you may have a few questions so here's a quick guide to taking teens on safari.

    It is worth noting that some of our camps can unfortunately not accommodate children under the age of 5. Feel free to get in touch with us to confirm which of our camps are suitable for smaller children.

  • How does the weather influence a safari?

    While a safari holiday can be had at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari.

    During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate around the few remaining watering holes. Vegetation at this time is sparse making the animals easier to spot.
    The wet season is abundant both in vegetation and wildlife, as this is the birthing season – which means predators come out in force to prey on vulnerable newborns.

    Whichever season you choose to travel in, rest assured that our camps are well equipped for the East African climate and to ensure your comfort at all times. We've compiled a month-by-month guide to safaris in East Africa, read more here.

  • What happens on a game drive?

    Game drives are an integral part of any safari. You’ll head out into the wilderness with your trained and knowledgeable guide in one of our specialised vehicles. We have both closed and open-sided vehicles and try to have no more than six guests in one vehicle, so everyone is guaranteed a window seat for the best view of the action. Our vehicles also have the added benefit of charging stations to ensure your gadgetry is never at a loss, and a cooler to ensure you’ll have a cold beverage or two along the way.

    We now have one of the first electric safari vehicles available at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp as well as an incredibly nifty photographic safari vehicle that is available for guests on request. Private vehicles can also be arranged in advance at an additional cost.

  • Is there wifi available?

    All of our camps do have basic wifi available in certain areas.It is important to note that while wifi is available, it is more than likely not at the same fast speeds that you may be used to, but sufficient for checking emails and keeping in touch with home.

  • Can I charge my phone? What type of plugs do I need?

    Electricity is available at 220/240 volts AC, 50 Hz. Primary Socket Type: British BS- 1363 (British Standard). Adaptor plugs will be available in some lodges but we advise that you bring at least one with you.Please be aware that the power supply is subject to cuts and voltage fluctuations even in major cities!On safari, most of the lodges are powered by generators or solar panels and these are often turned off during parts of the day and night to reduce noise and fuel consumption. Please also note that in most camps and lodges, power sockets for charging are only available in the main area.

  • What is the accommodation like?

    Most of our camps feature stylish and authentic tented suites in keeping with the classic safari experience. Each tent has a main bedroom with an ensuite shower, toilet and basin, decorated to reflect an authentic safari style while providing the necessary amenities and furnishings to provide a comfortable retreat.

  • What toiletries are included?

    Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand wash, and body lotions are all provided in camp. Please do note that hairdryers are only available at Matemwe and Sayari Camp. This is because, in the bush, electricity is a precious resource and is supplied largely from solar power and generators, so not all of our camps can support hairdryers.

  • What are the tipping guidelines?

    Please note that gratuities are completely at your own discretion and are much appreciated by our staff for service that went above and beyond your expectations. As a guideline, we suggest tipping your guide between US$5 and US$15 per group (depending on group size) and the camp staff between US$5 and US$10 per traveller per day. Tipping is usually done on departure from your camp. You can tip your guide in person and the camp staff collectively using the tip box found in the public area of most of our camps. Tips can be made in Tanzanian Shillings, US Dollars, Euros or Pound Sterling.

  • What is the Great Wildebeest Migration?

    The Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Every year, more than 2 million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). On the way, they have to cross crocodile-infested rivers, are hunted by predators, and face natural disasters such as droughts and flooding in a daily struggle for survival.

    Asilia Africa operates a number of camps specifically along the route of the migration to offer you a front-row seat to all the migration action. For example, Sayari Camp is located close to many of the Mara River crossing points in the Northern Serengeti. We have three mobile camps in the Serengeti which move to two or three locations in a year to ensure proximity to the action of the migration, while other camps are in a fixed location and offer additional amenities such as swimming pools.

    Still feel like you need to know more about The Great Migration? Read this blog post for everything you need to know about the Migration.

  • Which is the best camp for the Great Wildebeest Migration?

    Since the Great Migration sees the herds migrate slowly over a route thousands of kilometres long, the best camp for experiencing it will largely depend on the time of year. In addition, although the animals broadly follow the same ancient migratory route every year, there are occasional variations based on environmental or weather conditions, such as the rainfall in a given year.

    For this reason, Asilia Africa has permanent camps that cover the traditional migration route as well as semi-permanentcamps which are moved 2 to 3 times a year to ensure prime game viewing.

  • What is the best time to see the Great Wildebeest Migration?

    The Great Migration can be enjoyed year round. Different times of year and location will offer different encounters, so it’s a good idea to work closely with your travel agent to ensure you plan the ideal migration safari to suit your needs.

    The first few months of the year offer exceptional predator encounters in the Serengeti as this is the calving season for the wildebeest and newborns make for an easy kill.

    By July, the herds are heading into the central Serengeti where the wildebeest make their first river crossing, and take their chances against the waiting (and hungry) crocodiles.

    In August, the herds cross over into Kenya’s Masai Mara and by September, the big herds have fragmented into smaller groups. The last few months of the year bring the short rains, causing the Wildebeest to move back into the Serengeti where the animals brace themselves for the next calving season and predator attacks.

    You can read more here about what to expect from the migration each month as well as which of our camps are best positioned to enjoy this spectacle at those times of year.

  • Are all Asilia Camps open year-round?

    You can enjoy a safari with Asilia all year round, however, the season will influence the kind of experience you’re likely to have. To get an idea of what the different months have to offer, have a look here. If your dates are not flexible, drop us a line and we’ll structure the ideal safari to suit your needs.

  • How do I choose which camp to visit?

    Choosing your ideal safari will generally depend on a combination of the following factors: who you are travelling with (e.g. are you going with your family), where you want to go (e.g. Kenya or Tanzania), what you would like to see (e.g. Great Migration) and any special activities you are interested in doing (e.g. hot air ballooning or climbing Kilimanjaro).

    You can narrow down your choices using our safari tools for where to go and what to do, or you could check out some of our itineraries to get you started with some ideas.

    We’d love to hear from you so we can create the perfect safari to suit your needs.

  • Where are Asilia’s camps?

    We specialise in Kenya and Tanzania, home to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world. Our camps are positioned in prime locations ranging from the world famous Serengeti and Masai Mara, through to critical private conservancies, as well as more pioneering areas somewhat off the beaten track.

    Kenya: Greater Maasai Mara, Mara Naboisho Conservancy & Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    Tanzania: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Ruaha, Rubondo, The Selous, & Tarangire

    Zanzibar: Matemwe

  • How do I choose between Kenya or Tanzania?

    If you have more time available for your holiday, the bordering countries of Kenya and Tanzania can easily be combined with each other as well as with other nearby places like Uganda, Rwanda and Zanzibar. If you are going on a shorter trip (less than 10 nights is a fair guideline), choosing which country to enjoy will depend on what you want to see and do. For example, if you’re planning a migration safari, your destination of choice will be largely dependent on where the wildebeest are at your chosen time of travel.

    To provide you with the best advice tailored to your particular travel needs, we recommend contacting your preferred travel agent or simply enquire with us and we’ll get right back to you.

  • Can I combine my safari with a trip to Zanzibar?

    Definitely - Zanzibar is a great addition to any safari itinerary or even just as an idyllic escape on its own!

  • What are meals like on safari?

    Meals on safari feature wholesome homemade dishes with a hint of local flavour. We take great pride in growing our own fresh, organic produce wherever possible and supporting local communities.

    Our camp chefs are able to cater to any dietary requirements with advance notice, including preparing gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and halaal meals.

    Lunch is usually a buffet featuring fresh salads and meaty mains, while dinner is a 3-course meal served beneath the stars. Dishes feature beef, chicken or fish, and wholesome organic produce with a hint of local spices and flavours. You can read more about Asilia's culinary experience here.

  • What is the accommodation on an Asilia safari like?

    Most of our camps feature stylish and authentic tented suites in keeping with the classic safari experience. Each tent has a main bedroom with a shower, toilet and basin, decorated to reflect the local cultures while providing the necessary amenities and furnishings to provide a comfortable retreat. Do not worry about packing in shampoo, conditioner, body wash, or lotion - these are all provided for you in camp.

    Please note, all laundry in camp is done by hand and dried outdoors, therefore turnaround time is dependant on the weather. Out of respect to local culture and customs, we do not wash underwear. Washing powder is provided in all of our guest rooms should guests wish to wash their own.

  • What is included in the price of my safari?

    The overall cost of your safari can vary depending on a range of factors including seasonality, activities, any special offers that may apply as well as other factors.

    Generally, a safari at Asilia’s properties will cost you anything from USD $450 per person, per night, and upwards. Your accommodation costs are all-inclusive, which means that all meals, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and game drives with our expert guides are included.

    For a more accurate estimate, it’s best to contact a safari specialist travel agent who can package an itinerary to suit your needs and budget. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us.

  • Can I book my safari directly with Asilia?

    We handle our booking process through a trusted group of highly experienced East Africa safari experts. We operate this way due to there being many nuances involved in planning a well-arranged, unforgettable safari holiday in East Africa. We know through experience that this is simply the best way to ensure our guests enjoy a seamless trip matched to their individual needs. Due to the volumes handled by these agents, they’ll also ensure you get the best possible overall price. If you’re thinking of joining us on a trip to East Africa and you are not currently working with an agent, simply enquire on our website and we’ll arrange for the best agent matched to your needs to tailor-make the ideal itinerary to suit all your needs.

    If you're unsure whether to book far in advance or not, this blog post may help provide some clarity.

  • How do I get from the airport to your camps?

    Getting around in East Africa requires significantly more planning than other destinations. Distances can be large; roads may be few. Our safari experts know their way around and can arrange all the transfers you require.

  • What are the vaccination requirements?

    Certain vaccinations may be required for travel to Africa, for example, often you will need a yellow fever vaccination. To be sure, consult your travel agent and your local Travel Clinic to obtain the latest health travel advisories. Concerning Visas, your travel agent will help there too.

  • What are the visa requirements?

    Kindly consult your relevant embassy for full details of visa requirements. Please indicate clearly that Asilia Africa is the DMC / ground handler and not the address of first overnight stay.

    For addresses and telephone numbers please visit our "contact us" page and either use Kenya (Nairobi) or Tanzania (Arusha) information depending on which country you are visiting.

  • What are the points of entry to get to your camps?

    For International visitors, the following apply:

    Kenya: Nairobi
    Tanzania: Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro Airport

  • Help! I’m planning my first safari. Where do I start?

    One way to start researching is by reading up more on the different safari destinations to visit, such as Tanzania or Kenya.  We also have some handy tools to help you along, including our camp finder and our experiences page. Another great place to draw inspiration from and to whet your appetite is by browsing our list of itineraries. These can be booked as-is, or customised to suit your needs.

    We recommend talking to a specialist East Africa consultant who will assist you with your plans.  In addition, they’ll be able to arrange your transfers, flights, and any additional activities you require. If you do not already have an agent, simply enquire with us and we’ll put you in touch with one of our trusted East Africa specialists.

    Find out more about what to expect on your first safari with us here.

  • Can I still go on safari if I have special medical needs?

    A safari can be suitable for a wide range of ages and physical conditions. With advanced notice, our camps are capable of catering to certain special requirements, so it’s best to advise your travel specialist early on in your booking process.

  • Are safaris suitable for people in wheelchairs?

    Some of our camps are accessible by wheelchair. It’s best to chat to your consultant as they will be able to advise which of our camps with be most suitable.

  • What do I pack for my holiday?

    There are a few handy items you won’t want to forget when going on safari such as a hat and sunblock to name a few. However, it is important to note that certain light aircraft transfer flights will have a smaller and stricter luggage limit. Please note, all laundry in camp is done by hand and dried outdoors, therefore turnaround time is dependant on the weather. Out of respect to local culture and customs, we do not wash underwear. Washing powder is provided in all of our guest rooms should guests wish to wash their own.

    Do not worry about packing in shampoo, conditioner, body wash, or lotion - these are all provided for you in camp. You can read our recommendations on everything from clothing to photography to toiletries in this blog post.

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