Electricity & Cell Signal


Electricity for charging batteries is available in our camps throughout the day, however, some lodges such as Lewa Downs, supply electrical power only from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., so you need to plan for this.

A really convenient way to charge your iPhone, iPad, or any device using a USB power connection, is a great product called the i.Sound (http://www.isound.net). Don Young carries an i.Sound with him wherever he travels.

East Africa electrical current is 220 volts, and although most of your computers, cell phones, and tablets can be charged directly from 220 volt without conversion to 110 volt – you need an adapter for the East African power plug. We keep a supply of adapters (3-prong flat blade) in camp, but it is a good idea for you to bring your own adapters in case there aren’t enough at the lodges.

Cell phones, Smart phones, Tablets & Computers on Safari

Cell phone signal is available in most areas of East Africa including most of the lodges on your itinerary. Our campsite in Masai Mara has a somewhat patchy signal and although we provide personal WiFi units for your tent upon request, please be aware that the signal is only strong enough to support basic email message exchange – not internet browsing. We request please that no one use their phones, tablets, or computers during game drives, walks, or during group events such as meals and sundowners. It is our wish to keep Wild Africa wild, and although we all seem to need our digital devices for work and family connections, we hope you will agree to limit their use to the privacy of your tent or your room at the lodge.