PREPARE YOUR GUESTS FOR THEIR STAY
AT EMBOO RIVER

Let's get your guests ready to explore the Maasai Mara and share magical adventures in nature.

You are welcome to refer guests to the following pages or to download the PDFs and add them to your correspondence.

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ONLINE REGISTRATION

Emboo River requests all guests to complete an online registration form prior to arrival. 


The online registration form allows guests to plan for their stay at Emboo River. It provides guests with extra info on their stay and allows the Emboo River team to prepare for dietary restrictions, special requests and COVID-19 regulations. 

How does it work?
1. Click on the button below to open the registration form

2. Share the URL from the registration form's home page with your guests

3. Every adult submits one online registration form. Children can be added to the registration form of a guardian.

Legally binding: Kindly note that the online registration form is a legally binding waiver. It cannot be completed on someone else's behalf, unless for people who are under your guardianship. 

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TRAVEL PLASTIC FREE

On World Environment Day, on 5 June 2020, Kenya banned single-use plastic in protected natural areas such as beaches, forests and reserves... including the Maasai Mara National Reserve where Emboo River is located.

This follows Kenya’s ground-breaking step of a nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags in 2017.

Do you need tips on how to travel plastic free? Click on the below button and read more.

HOW TO TRAVEL TO KENYA DURING COVID-19 SITUATION

The Emboo River team has implemented many measures in light of COVID-19, so you can travel without worries (or "hakuna matata" in Kiswahili). These measures are part of the C.L.E.A.N. Label. If you want to read more about our health and hygiene measures, click here.

Across Kenya, the government,  businesses and private people have stepped up measures to counter the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This also includes other tourism partners such as hotels, restaurants and airlines.

To travel to Kenya during this time, you are asked to take a few simple steps:

  1. Take a COVID-19 PCR test in your country of departure. Children below the age of 5 years will be exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test. The PCR test should be taken maximum 96 hours before travel and must be negative. Make sure your test results are in the English language. Print the PCR test results and show them at the airport prior to boarding and upon arrival. 

  2. Register the COVID-19 PCR test on the Panabios website: click here After registration you receive a "Trusted Traveller" QR code that you can print.

  3. Submit this online form which helps with contact tracing: click here. Upon completion of the form, you receive a QR code which you can show at the airport either on a printed paper or on your phone.

  4. Check with your airline and transit countries if they have measures in place. For example, some airlines will ask you to bring facemasks and hand sanitizer so you can travel comfortably.

There is no quarantine upon arrival in Kenya, unless you are travelling from Brunei, Thailand, Kuwait, Pakistan and Ireland.

 

Because this is a rapidly evolving situation,  please check with your airlines, transit countries and final destination on the most updated travel requirements. For more information from Kenya's Civil Aviation Authority click here.

To travel from Kenya back home during this time, you will need to check the COVID-19 regulations of your destination country, transit countries and airline.

 

If you need to take a COVID-19 PCR test prior to your return travel, Emboo River is happy to help you with this.  PCR tests are organised with the company Pumba Collections, who are part of Mediheal Group of Hospitals. The latter is an official laboratory in Nairobi which was approved by Kenya's Ministry of Health. The officials taking the PCR test will fly between Nairobi and Maasai Mara to take your test at Emboo River. 

 

You will receive the results of your PCR test and a TT code (Trusted Traveller Code) via email.  

Register the COVID-19 PCR test on the Panabios website: click here After registration you receive a "Trusted Traveller" QR code that you must show at the airport.

The cost of the test depends on the number of guests taking the test that day and is around USD 140 / person. An exact quote will be shared when booking the PCR test. While Emboo River helps you to organise the tests, Emboo River does not participate in the payment for this service. The payment must be arranged directly with Pumba Collections and can be done via the following means:

  • Cash: Payable in USD or KSH on the test date. This is the preferred mode of payment. Please ask for exchange rate at the time of booking.

  • Mpesa: Please use the exchange rate given at the time of booking and add withdrawal charges. Paybill details will be shared.

  • Bank transfer: Payment must be done in advance and must have been cleared before the test date.

  • PayPal: Payment must be done in advance and must have been cleared before the test date.

  • Credit / Debit card: Payment must be done in advance and must have been cleared before the test date. There is a surcharge of 4%. 

 

Because this is a rapidly evolving situation,  please check with your airlines, transit countries and final destination on the most updated travel requirements. For more information from Kenya's Civil Aviation Authority click here.

 

The information shared here is correct on the date of 27 June 2021.


If you have any questions, we are here for you. Feel free to contact us: click here.