Kenya and Tanzania are not the most friendly travel destinations for those with disabilities. Few places are wheelchair accessible, and sidewalks and roads are in such dilapidated condition that even those without disabilities can find them challenging. Nevertheless, safaris should not pose too much of a problem, given that much of the time is spent in a vehicle, and you can choose one where accommodations are in a tent or a ground-floor room. Level-entry flat-floored showers, ramps, and grab handles do exist, but only in a few safari lodges and resorts; by doing a bit of research, most disabled travelers should be able to find an itinerary that suits their needs. You should also check with each lodge to be sure they have game-viewing vehicles that can accommodate passengers with special needs -- some vehicles may be too cramped or difficult to climb into to make them worth considering. Access-Able Travel Source (www.access-able.com) offers extensive access information and advice for traveling around the world with disabilities. Accessible Journeys (www.disabilitytravel.com) caters specifically to slow walkers and wheelchair travelers and their families and friends, and organizes safaris in Kenya and Tanzania to the more popular parks. In Kenya, Southern Cross Safaris (www.southerncrosssafaris.com) can organize itineraries for wheelchair users.
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