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Frequently Asked Questions - lodges

FAQs - lodges

Many visitors are surprised to find that on safari there are often not as many bugs as there are in their home countries and frequently they tell us that they did not even see a mosquito on safari! However this is Africa and there are certainly many tropical insects but most are quite harmless to humans and some of them are actually very interesting! The tented camps/lodges normally provide mosquito nets in the guest rooms and your tent is insect-proof with built in mosquito netting, zipping doors and sewn in groundsheets. As for snakes, there are many species of snakes in East Africa, most of which are harmless to humans. Snakes are not often seen as they avoid being in the open where people are walking about and will almost always try to get away and to hide if they sense human footsteps approaching. Your guide may spot a snake and point it out from the safety of your vehicle when on a game drive but they are rarely seen in the grounds of the camps. If you do see a snake, do not approach it - simply give it a wide berth and tell your guide or a member of staff at the camp. If left alone at a safe distance, snakes do not pose a danger.