A Kenya safari will largely be by road – in minibuses/tour vans or the slightly higher priced all terrain land cruisers. Most tour vans and land cruisers have the seat arrangement to carry a maximum of 8. A visitor/safari group of less than the maximum number of passengers can have exclusive use of the safari vehicle at the full price or they can opt to travel in a mixed tour group to reduce expenditure.
Kenya has international airports in the country’s 4 major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret and Kisumu, with smaller airports/airstrips in all the other towns and tour destinations. The Kenya tarmac road network extends to all the towns and connects to the neighboring countries. Roads within the parks are unpaved.
Airport transfers on arrival and departure – for both local and international flights are included/are best included in the safari costs. Local flights are an option for those who would rather not travel the entire safari by road. Children under 12 pay reduced local airfare. Some local destination airline charges include taxes while some charge taxes separately. The commonly allowed luggage allowance on local flights is 15kg including hand bags – any more than this incurs extra charges.