Mountain treks are safe, but preparations must be made to ensure safety. There are no absolute medical contra-indications to climbing to high altitude, except for certain cardiac and pulmonary diseases for which affected persons should consult a physician. Good conditioning will allow the climber to enjoy his/her trek at high altitude without being totally fatigued. Major disciplines regarded as mountain norms include;

Acclimatizing adequately:
Fitness is no help; indeed it can even be a handicap, as the fittest tend to push on ignoring the first symptom until they get a very bad dose. A sensible approach to acclimatization can help a great deal. A day spent exploring the forest or the heath zone around 1900-2500m can make a big difference as well as being worthwhile in its own kind. A walk around the camp for as long as you can helps also increase the level of acclimatization.

Eating right:
The greatest dietary requirements at high altitude is energy intake. A diet high in carbohydrates and supplemented with other foods of high calorific value such as fruits will best prepare the body for the challenging afro-alpine environment. Menus therefore should be meticulously organized with great emphasis on energy content and digestibility at different altitude.

Dressing Right:
Be sure you have the appropriate gear for the duration of the trip. Garments of wool and insulated synthetic fibers are highly recommended. Avoid cotton and nylon if you can. If hiking with porter(s), be sure to keep adequate gear in your backpack so that you have what you need, should you become separated during the hike.

Drinking Right:
The combined action of strong muscular exertion and strong winds predisposes a hiker to dehydration. It is of utmost importance to replace the lost fluids. To avoid dehydration, your fluid intake should be an average 2-3 liters a day so as to be on the safe side. The following symptoms are the signs for a person suffering from dehydration: – Reduced urine output, puffy skin, production of dark orange urine, reduced mental orientation and headache.

Observing Proper Hiking Habits:
The basic rules to be observed by any hiker are:-
* Have all the basic requirements for your day’s hike in your day pack e.g. drinking water, extra warm and water prove clothing, first aid kit, snacks etc. for easy access to them whenever you need.
* Do not force yourself on the strenuous hike if your body feels weak. A wise man will obey his body language.
* Give your body as much rest as possible on the eve of your predawn summit attempt. By the same token increase your fluid intake.
* Do not hurry while on trek. Take your time. Slow but steady pace is preferable, as you don¹t have to stop frequently.
* Drink as frequently as possible as this helps to replenish fluids lost through sweating.
* Advise your guide to stop in case you need rest. Avoid long rest stops.
* Inform your guide about any strange feelings or problems as soon as they occur. This will aid quick action in case of an emergency.

Sleeping Under Canvas.
There is nothing quite like sleeping under the African skies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley or camping in the thick African savannah. We use two person dome waterproof tents with fully fitted ground sheets and sewn-in mosquito nets. We also provide thick comfy mattresses and so all you need to bring is your sleeping bag! Camping In Africa adds an unforgettable dimension to your holiday.
There are times you will have the luxury of a real bed, as some of our adventurer safaris utilize lodges or Tented Camps, but for most part on a camping Safari you will be camping. Some of the camps we use are in National Parks and have facilities like Showers and flush toilets.
Other camps are basic, for example our bush camps, the beauty of this being that you will find yourself getting up close and personal with Africa.
Camping Safaris allows you to go to places where few other travelers have been before. It allows you to meet authentic tribes and view incredible landscapes. We avoid busy campsites preferring wilder bush surroundings from where we can stroll peacefully whilst appreciating the scents and sounds of the spectacular African scenery. Our standard camps are lightweight.

To enable us to reach most places. Camping does not have to mean ‘roughing it’. Remember that camping, like game walking, is a means of accessing these wilderness areas, and with high quality food and equipment, camping in a scenically magic location is a truly memorable experience.

What about meals:
Great food is crucial to any travel experience. The standard of meals at Adventure Holidays is high standard, with emphasis being on good wholesome cooking. You will have fresh foods and vegetables along the way, and of course sample the local specialties of different tribes. Our cooks prepare the meals. To safeguard everyone’s health on tour, our crew ensures that excellent hygienic standards are maintained. If you have any special dietary requirements, your Adventure Holidays cook will do their best to accommodate you. Much of our cooking is done on the open fire but we also have gas stoves for convenience.

Vehicles:
Your comfort and safety is our first priority. Our fleet of Purpose built adventure vehicles are renown for their mechanical excellence, durability and safety. They are designed and built to the highest specification with enough leg-room and hatched roof for game viewing.

Our walking safaris offer a blend of wildlife, local culture and adventure. We visit local villages and interact with the local people and in the process gain privileged insights into their cultures.

We visit unspoilt environments, taking every care to ensure our activities do not compromise the integrity of the environment.

By driving less and walking more, we reduce pollution and other activities that are deleterious to the environment.