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Pollmans safari

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Pollmans safari

Cam anyone tell me, I am thinking of going on a safari. My husband may need a wheel chair. He can walk but very slowly. So will need to take a wheel chair. Does pollmans allow u to take a wheel chair.

Thanks

Julie denham

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1. Re: Pollmans safari

Probably best to email pollmans, of course, at least until someone in the know sees this on TA.

Then let us know what they say.

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2. Re: Pollmans safari

I would get hold of an excellent book by the publisher Bradt "Access Africa: Safaris for People with Limited Mobility". It's possibly a wee bit out of date (2009), but still useful, with writeups of many larger lodges.

By the way, Southern Cross is the main operator in Kenya with a sideline specialising in disabled clients. As well as being an extremely long-established, reputable mainstream operator for all markets, they have their own accessible camps (Satao camps) and adapted vehicles.

Good luck with planning!

Richard

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3. Re: Pollmans safari

You have to stand up a lot on one of these safaris or you will only be able to see things through the windows which defeats the object Having been in a standard Pollmans VW van, I think a wheelchair could probably be accommodated , but only in the luggage area but access at the Safari lodges needs to be taken into consideration as not all of them are suitable for people with walking problems - staying at the Salk Lick in Taita Hills would probably be out of the question because of the number of stairs .

I think emailing Pollmans has to be the only answer.

For some reason, my ankles swelled tremendously during the Safari (altitude maybe) and I don't have issues with walking but the combination of humidity, heat and swollen ankles made standing up in the van for long periods of time difficult even for me - there was some walking involved and the lodges didnt have lifts to upper rooms so maybe you could try and find a specialist company .

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