Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of a safari vary depending on what kind of safari you wish to undertake e.g. luxury, budget, economy, etc. This could cost anywhere between US$150 to US$500 per person per night.
It is common practice to have all costs paid for prior to commencement of the safari, as the Tour Operator has to make certain commitments to secure bookings, accommodation, flights, etc.
Kenya tends to be quite secure for tourists especially within the tourist circuits. You do however need to observe the basic precautions i.e. avoid walking in dark/isolated areas at night, do not wear flashy jewelry, avoid carrying valuables around, etc.
We have long rains in April and May and the short rains in November. However these are not confined to the months allocated. We have three (3) distinct tourist seasons: High Season; this is between July-September, December-March. The weather is dry and the roads are accessible to the various Game Parks and National Reserves. Low Season; April-June. Long rains are experienced about this time. Should you wish to travel at this time, please consult your Tour Operator accordingly e.g. what kind of vehicle to use. Shoulder Season; October-November. Short rains can be experienced at this time.
For general information on tourism in Kenya, please contact the Kenya Tourism Board on  or log on to their website
We do have a map for sale and costs about US$5 exclusive of postal charges . It also features Nairobi and Mombasa with a listing of the do's and don'ts. However, you can also get other types of maps from the various tourist shops at a charge depending on the shop.
All KATO Members are bound by our strict Code of Conduct incorporated by our Ethics & Standards Sub-Committee.
All enquiries should be addressed to: - Mr. Fred Kaigua CHIEF EXECUTIVE