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How to use this Website

Due to the vast amount of information on www.bushdrums.com you might find it a little difficult to find what you are looking for. Therefore we would like to give you a little guidance on how to use this website most effectively.

Please allow us first of all to say a couple of words about the structure of this website as this is surely a little confusing for many. Unlike many other websites of this kind, Bushdrums does not only consist of a forum or only the provision of information. Bushdrums offers both. The root topic of Bushdrums being the protection of wildlife and it's ecosystem, you are bound to find similar topics in both parts and borders will not always be clear, but please keep in mind that we provide information "as is" in form of articles and information as a base for discussion in our forum.

Bushdrums does not limit itself to a single country and hence information on accommodations, National Parks, News etc. is found in drop-down menus of each country where relevant information is available/applicable.

Let us now take a look at some examples of what you might be looking for:

Searching for information on a specific place
Plan a safari / excursion
Plan a whole vacation
Just browsing
Can I book online?
How do I use the forum?

Searching for information on a specific place:

Let us take an example to explain how you can search for a specific accommodation. Let's say you are looking for information on the Mara Serena Lodge:

Since you already know the name you can simple click on the search button in the main menu and type the name into the search field, but please remember that a spelling mistake, abbreviation or symbols might make this unsuccessful. Alternatively you can choose the category of Lodges and go through the list of results, or choose the Narok District from the regions. Also, when opening any document related to the Narok District, you will find a list of documents that are related to this Area at the end of the article. This list will again include the Mara Serena Lodge.

The other option is to select "Accommodation" from the submenu of Kenya and then go through the list of lodges and camps provided. They are listed alphabetically.

Plan a safari / excursion

Before getting into details you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. How much time have I got available?
  2. Where is my starting point?
  3. What do I want to see?

For Kenya and Tanzania we have a map of regions that will help you get a better picture of where things are. According to your starting point, take a look at our map of districts/regions to see what is within your time schedule.

Click on the districts within your range to read more about the area and the attractions offered, by following the links to related articles at the end of the description.

Note your favourites down to create your own tour.

Please leave enough spare time for any unexpected inconveniencies, but also to enjoy and absorb the beauty of this unique place. At the bottom of every accommodation you will find a link to their website and comments of people who have stayed there.

If you have no time limit and your priority lies on the attractions offered, please refer to “just browsing”.

Planning the whole vacation

Basically the steps are very similar to "planning a safari / excursion". We assume, you will want to spend a couple of days on the beach to relax and enjoy the warm Indian ocean. We suggest you first decide how much time you have all together and omit the time you want to spend on the coast to get an idea on how much time you are left with. Now follow the suggestions on “Planning a safari / excursion" to proceed. Before you make any bookings for your safari, please make sure you have an available flight and accommodation on arrival.

Just browsing

Feel free to get carried away in the vast amount of information on adventures, wildlife, tranquil beaches and other attractions Kenya offers. A good idea to get inspired is to read some of the travel reports published by some of our members and to pay attention to the details underneath the photos in our picture gallery that will tell you where to find those captured scenes.

Can I book online?

Bushdrums.com is not a travel agency and does not take bookings. Our aim is to provide neutral and objective information and receiving commission on bookings could possibly cause a conflict here. Instead, you will usually find a link at the bottom of every article that takes you to the website of the place, or a travel agency that will take your booking enquiry. 
 
If you need advice on travel agencies, you can contact us or register in our "Bush-Talk" Forum and address your question to our experienced members.

 

How do I use the forum?

Due to Spam and irrelevant posts in the forum we had to take the unfortunate step to limit the submission of postings to registered users only.

If you are an active member of a conservation group, lodge/camp owner or else directly involved in wildlife / ecosystem protection, we would like to point out that we have a section that is only visible to those who are actively involved in such work. If you wish to have access to these topics, please register and notify us of your position in this field.

For any other questions, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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