What makes your trips “halal”?
Halal Safaris provide an opportunity for Muslims of all denominations, and travellers seeking a family-friendly experience, to be comfortable. This includes our basic requirements of providing halal food, avoiding Islamic taboos and places where there lewd behaviour might be prevalent such as nightclubs, bars and casinos, making arrangements for making prayers during safari, and working closely with facilities to educate them on how to be ethical and sensitive to the needs of a Muslim traveller. Recognizing that each traveller is unique, we offer three types of packages, Halal Facilities, Halal Service, and Muslim-friendly Facilities.
A Halal Facility package means the facility that we book your trip at has halal food, prayer services and facilities, bidet/water vessel in toilet, private pool/beach, no Islamic taboos such as alcohol, casinos and night clubs, and having recreational services that abide by Islamic teachings. We also offer the Halal Service for people who don’t want use of recreational facilities or a private pool. The need for these travelers are mainly halal food, a prayer place and service, and not having recreational activities that are against Islamic teachings. The last is Muslim-friendly basic package where the basic need is halal food and having no nightclub or casino in the facility. The 2019 Sisters Safari package is a mix of a Halal facility in Lamu, Muslim-friendly in Nairobi, and halal service in Mara.
Is a Halal Safari only for Muslims?
Our trips are targeted to help both Muslims and non-Muslims visit Islamic heritage sites and create an appreciation through all faiths for the history, heritage, and nature in the beautiful continent of Africa. We have noted that there are more non-Muslims that visit Islamic heritage sites so our packages may be targeting Muslims in the hope of encouraging the Ummah to travel more and interact with other communities, but we do not at all discriminate against serving clients of other faiths. Our trips interact with local communities of all faiths and backgrounds and are open to all guests who share our values. The key ethos that unites our travelers is modest travel, alcohol-free and family-friendly activities, an appreciation for sustainable tourism, gaining of knowledge on Islamic history, and a general sense of social responsibility.
How can I reserve a spot?
Fill out the booking enquiry and traveller details and we will send you a digital invoice to pay a 50% deposit of the safari itinerary cost depending on space availability. The deposit must be paid within 7 days of invoicing. The full payment will be due 120 days prior to start date of the trip. The deposit is partially refundable depending on how soon before the trip you cancel your reservation. Please read our terms and conditions for details.
What are your terms and conditions?
You can read our detailed terms and conditions here.
Who can come for this trip?
Trips are open to anyone, except for Women’s group trips. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The Sisters Safari trips are for any woman over the age of 18 who is interested in a Muslim-friendly wildlife safari experience and Islamic heritage trip.
What travel documents do I need?
If a non-resident, you need a passport that is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date, and that has at least two-three blank pages in the ‘Visa’ section depending on your destination. Individual visa requirements can change suddenly with little notice, so please double check with us before you travel.
Will I require vaccinations or medication?
We recommend that you set an appointment with a travel doctor in your home country before you travel as each situation is different depending on your country of origin, or travel history. In many cases you might need yellow fever vaccine and prophylaxis pills to protect you against Malaria. Proof of vaccination against yellow fever is required if you are connecting to Tanzania later.
Can I just make the booking for one person and travel alone?
While we do offer luxury travel individual trips as tailored packages. However, for us to be able to offer this discounted rate for group trips, we have to develop special packages based on fixed dates and numbers of persons.
Are your dates fixed? Can I organize a separate group trip?
If our dates are fixed they will be indicated in the trip profile. If you want different dates, depending on the numbers we can organise a date for your group. This will help significantly to get your priced reduced depending on the group number and itinerary. We however cannot guarantee the same price, it could be either more or less depending on the season and activities selected.
Do you provide travel insurance?
No we don’t provide travel insurance.
Is it safe to travel there?
It is extremely unfortunate that the media often wrongly depicts Africa as a single country that is unsafe for travel. There certainly are parts of Africa that are not at all safe for travel and are in strife, but we do not book travels in destinations that are unsafe, especially for solo female travellers. It is very misleading to use media reports as being a representation of the entire continent. All the countries we book our trips to are is a peaceful, democratic, and economically stable. Locals are very welcoming to foreigners. Considering that most African countries have many resident Muslims, it is very easy for Muslim traveller to feel at ease and not be concerned about Islamophobia.
Will I be able to communicate when traveling?
The region has very strong communication infrastructure to the surprise of many . Many African countries have some of the most well-connected mobile connectivity in Africa. All urban centres are well connected by cellular networks and some international providers may offer the option of international roaming. Many facilities we have booked also have Wi-fi, though when on game drives or boat excursions, connectivity may be intermittent. All safari camps do, however, have radio communications in case of emergencies.
Do you accommodate guests with allergies or dietary restrictions?
Yes. Upon booking us, kindly indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you may have so that we can provide that information in advance to all the hotels.
What are the payment methods?
Payment can be made via credit card.
What is your cancellation Policy?
Cancellations or amendments of Bookings must be received by Halal Safaris Africa in writing/per email to firstname.lastname@example.org be effective. In the event of cancellation or amendment of a booking after confirmation, the following policy will apply:
- Cancellation up to 120 days prior to arrival – 80% of the deposit is refundable
- Cancellation up to 71 days prior to arrival – 35% of the invoice amount will be due and payable
- 70 to 41 days prior to arrival – 50% of the invoice amount will be due and payable
- 40 days or less prior to arrival – 100% of the invoice amount will be due and payable and no refunds will be made in case of late arrival or no show
Do you have a reduced rate for Residents?
Yes we offer reduced residents fees. Please contact us by filling the enquiry form for more details.
What if I have another question?
If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com