Yeyo Discovery

FAQ

How safe will I be with Yeyo Discovery?

A: All Yeyo team members are well known individuals both within the country and international. We are honest, equipped with professionalism and an accumulated experience over time. We are both licensed and qualified in our course of actions.

General Destination FAQ’s

Q: What time do you recommend for the best experience in East Africa?

A: East Africa can be visited all year around, though March through May is considered to be a long rain season which makes it difficult in accessing some of the areas.

Q: Are there any visa requirements for the destinations I will be visiting?

A: Visa requirements varies from one destination to the other but most of East African countries that you are likely to visit, you will get your visa at the point of entrance, whether at the airport or crossing borders on land. Visas can be obtained in advance or upon arrival, but the fee is paid in cash at the point of entrance.

Q: What health precautions do we need for a visit?

A: Anti-Malaria tablets are must and you will definitely need a yellow fever vaccination certificate on your arrival to East Africa. Especially if you are flying in and out of yellow fever infected region like Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda towards Tanzania.

Q: Do I need any Insurance?

A: Travel and Medical Insurance are always important before any International travel.

Q: What kind of clothing and equipments do I need to bring along?

A: There are a lot of stuffs someone can bring along depending on personal needs and interests but we recommend the following packing list

  • Proper clothing especially neutral colors.
  • Both closed and open shoes.
  • A cap or a hat.
  • Passport, tickets, itinerary and emergency contacts are must.
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses, sun-screen lotion, insect repellant, hand sanitizer and wipes.
  • Extra batteries for camera and charger
  • Voltage converter
  • A personal medical kit for an emergency.

Q: Are there any luggage restrictions?

A: For International flights, most flights will check you in with about 25-30 kg of weight per bag. But for domestic or internal flights there is a luggage restriction of about 15 kg per bag. Its advised to check on your airlines website before embarking on any travel.

Trekking FAQ’s

What is the best time of year for climbing Kilimanjaro?

?A: Kilimanjaro can be climbed throughout the year but the best months are January, February and September. It can be very cold in July and August but ascents can be attempted. Even though March, April and December are considered to be rain months which make ascents at those particular months difficult.

Q: Which Kilimanjaro route should I climb?

?A: There are about 7 park entrances but there are only 3 routes towards the summit after about 4500 m asl.

With Marangu route considered being easy but longer. Most climbers prefer using Machame, Rongai or the craggy Umbwe route. With more days to spent then Shira and Lemosho routes are considered to be the best due to the highest rate of successful ascents.

With Machame route considered a little bit harder due to its steepness, it allows proper time for acclimatization by going higher and returning to lower elevation to sleep. It also offers the best scenery. This route is also highly recommended.

Q: How fit do I need to be?

A: Although many people reckon Kilimanjaro as easily accessible, but it’s one of the most misjudged mountains in the world. It doesn’t require technical mountaineering skills but the effects of altitude are easily accountable for most failures.

You will need physical training but determination and mental willpower are the key to success.

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