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Frequently Asked Questions

Robevin Trekking and Safaris is a Professional Local Tour Company that was established in the year 1999 by pioneer Mountaineer Robin Gathu who is also a well known former member of the Mount Kenya Rescue team,a former employee of the Mount Kenya National Park,and a Graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School(NOLS).

Since 1999,Robin has a proven track record of guiding scores of men and women both young and old,into summiting Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro(The roof of Africa).He works alongside professionally trained and certified local staff who adhere strictly to the code of conduct set by the park authorities.By booking your Trek or safari locally with us,you create employment opportunities to the local people and help uplift their living standards.

The Dry season is the best time to climb Mount Kenya although it can be climbed all year round.Mount Kenya has two dry seasons,one from December through early March and another from July through early October.We can always find the time that works best for you.

Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro falls between December and mid-March, as well as from mid-June through October. These dry periods promise clear skies, breathtaking views, and minimal rainfall, ensuring an optimal Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing experience.While you can ascend the mountain any time of the year, it’s wise to avoid April and November, the peak rainy seasons, due to challenging trail conditions.

Thanks to its abundant resident wildlife and temperate climate, the Masai Mara is widely regarded as a fantastic year-round safari destination. Its wide and open plains mean there is virtually always something to see no matter what time of year you visit. However, for those looking for an opportunity to watch as the great wildebeest migration unfolds, the best time to visit the Mara is from July to October.

Visa requirements are based on your country of Nationality.If you are not from the East African Community you definitely require a visa.Depending on where you are from,you can make the visa arrangements in person 9r you can apply from the internet.If you are able to arrange a visa at the airport upon entry, please ensure that you have enough cash incase electronic systems are not working .

Robevin Trekking and Safaris does not list our prices for one reason.Every Trekking Group and Guest is different.Depending on one’s budget,we may arrange fancy hotels or even budget accomodations.On the other hand, transport can be secured through private coach or even public means.Even on the mountain,tents or huts could impact the prices.Itineraries can also be modified with extra time for acclimatization or side trips.

However, since we are a local company,we have low overhead and very competitive prices making a trip with us an excellent value.

vaccination rules can be found when checking your Visa requirements.In Tanzania and Kenya,a yellow fever vaccination is required.For Uganda,a yellow fever vaccination is required too.

Tipping is customary in Kenya, especially in the tourism industry.

It is not mandatory, but it is a way to show appreciation for good service and support the local people.When you book a tour with us,we will advice on tipping protocols and procedures so that you and others in your party can be prepared to Tip if the Trip meets your expectations.