Safaris For Disabled: 3 Ways To Pick The Best
Posted on January 5, 2021
Looking for the best safaris for disabled in Africa? This post explores the best ways to pick exactly that. Wheelchair confined and hearing-impaired persons safaris and holiday packages
Like say goes, “everyone is a candidate”; brink of an eye can see a health person being on a wheelchair the next minute. Most physically challenged persons were not born so, they just found themselves for one reason or another. Hearing impaired (deaf) are not left in our special safari and holiday for the disabled and physically challenged group.
Thus, being physically challenged can no longer be a ticket to stop living one’s life. Hence at Denhum Holidays, (all listed itinerary are customized to catered for people with disabilities) this category of holiday makers is well taken care of with special itineraries to cater for each group separately. Knowing well it’s not a just wake up and do but rather a tough decision to make, planning safaris for disabled.
Safaris for disabled: Transport
Depending on the nature of disability, safari jeeps are customized to cater for each making it easy to get in and out of the vehicle with a rail at the back acting at “runway” for the wheelchair. However, for the deaf, we have special sign guide who accompany guests through out their holiday. Thus making it easy to communicate and guiding very easy and enjoyable without any communication breakdown.
The choice of accommodation is the key for the wheelchair confined guests. In every itinerary itinerary, a special care is take in selecting accommodation in properties that are wheelchair friendly and with rooms for the disabled. Accordingly, it’s important to communicate every details and nature of disability when doing the booking.
Thus making it easy and preparations done as per specification and requirements. Wheelchair friendly include Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge, Flamingo hill camp, Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge, Ashnil Mara camp and Sarova Mara camp.
Though each itinerary is customized and arranged as per request, we’ve tailored itineraries that departs every year for group safari. There are 4 group tailored safaris for disabled and hearing impaired itinerary. Every first Monday of July and September, we’ve group 8 days safari departure for wheelchair confined persons. Each itinerary is careful tailored to allow one time to relax after a long day having an extra day in each place with less activities.
Itinerary starts with 2 nights in Nairobi, 2 nights at the rift Valley at lake Naivasha Sopa lodge. 3 nights at Mara Sarova camp or Ashnil Mara camp.
For hearing impaired, the itinerary is flexible and can book any of our listed itinerary on the website or have one customized. However, as special sign guide like in all safaris for the disabled will accompany each group for communication purposes.
Beach holiday extension for those doing safaris for disabled
Safari extension to the beach is optional, however we’ve pure beach holiday packages with safari being option. Same booking criterial and care is take when doing the booking and arrangements. Kenya Diani beach has been voted the best beach for consecutive years not only for its beach front but also cleanliness. Located at on the south coast of Mombasa island, Diani beach can be accessed through Mombasa via crossing the ferry. Through flight from Nairobi to Diani airstrip or Mombasa airport (1hrs drive) through Mombasa island.
North coast on Mombasa comprises of Mombasa beach, Bamburi beach Chanzu beach to Kilifi and Malindi beach. The entire coastline is dotted with great and best beach hotels and resorts from budget to top 5 star beach hotels. However most of these hotels has and accessible mobile challenged person thus getting a room for safaris for disabled isn’t a challenge.
Planning safaris for disabled requires a lot of cooperation between the client and holiday planner and executor or the safari operator. No little details should be ignored but rather client should not only be open to details but also questions.