Kenya is a country of contrasts – white sand beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean versus the wide open plains of the Masai Mara; or the small alleys that weave through Lamu town versus the flamingo filled lakes of the Rift Valley.
Kenya is still one of the top Safari destinations in Africa but for those beach lovers amongst you it also provides the perfect beach holiday destination.
We love Kenya so much that 5 (soon to be 6) of our consultants have been there this year alone!
Kenya from our eyes…
Kenya Visas – don’t stress too much about getting them in advance of travel. Unless you have a particularly tight connection in Nairobi, it’s just as easy to get them on arrival. The worst that can happen is that you have to queue for about 20mins, but that hasn’t happened to me on the last 4 or 5 visits. You need to have USD $50pp in cash – although at the time of writing they have halved this cost to $25pp to encourage more visitors! More info here: www.kenyahighcommission.net
Binoculars – often overlooked in rush of pre-holiday packing –but if you’re going on Safari, then this is the one item I’d really suggest you take. Yes, you’re like to get really close up wildlife sightings in most parts of Kenya – but with a good pair of binos, you will get so much more out of game drives. And this is especially the case in the parts of Kenya where there is good birdlife – such as the Great Rift Valley.
Try to avoid wearing perfume or scented products as this has a tendency to attract mosquitoes – this can be applied to all malarial areas.
Flight Time: 8.5 hours
Time Zone: GMT+3
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (Ksh) – however, US Dollars ($) are widely accepted.
Language: Kis-Swahili and English
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