What to bring:
Remember its an adventurous place this island, we also have bugs, snakes and Sun! Below is a basic list of what to bring, but most importantly bring a positive and fun attitude.
All your own food and drink with a menu plan for the chef.
Sun protection – hat, sun cream, sunglasses, walking shoes, sandals, waterproof jacket, jersey, swimwear, sarongs or kikois and other required items of clothing, Insect repellent, torches, cameras, binoculars, bird books, a good book, personal medical supplies.
It is essential to have medical insurance whilst visiting Kenya, and also recommended to take out Flying Doctor cover.
Please do remember to print and bring the registration and information sheet emailed to your group leader.
Samatian is Self Catered (bring all your own food and drinks) unless special arrangements have been made prior to your arrival. Our office will email you a list of recommended meals and a basic shopping list to help with the planning. Kindly let the cooks know as soon as possible the meal plans & timings to give them sufficient time to get your meals prepared. We provide filtered lake water for drinking and ice. We have a fully equipped kitchen with a four burner gas cooker with oven. Also supplied is a large electric fridge with a small deep freeze and 2 chest freezers. All crockery & cutlery is supplied for up to 18 people and a barbecue grill for your use. Visitors can buy basic goods, most sodas & beer in Kampi Ya Samaki. Salt, pepper, matches, etc. are provided. Hot water is provided by means of a kuni boiler & will be lit each morning & evening.
Woo is our resident Verreaux Eagle Owl. He has been with us for around 15 years. He may sing away on the roof at night or join you near the dining room at night. Please don't feed him at the table.
Guests are requested to vacate the Island by 10.00 A.M. on their day of departure. Guests are requested NOT to check in prior to 12 P.M to give sufficient time to the staff to prepare the rooms (unless prior arrangement has been made with management).
Our guests are kindly requested to take home their empty glass and plastic bottles with them on departure. This ensures our human footprint on the island is kept to a minimum. Please remember to check the kitchen for all cool boxes or items you want to return home with.
Registration form: You will be issued a registration form, please fill this in on your arrival and give to Richard if you have not already emailed this. Each person in the group must sign, or parent on behalf of a child. This is a requirement by law.
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