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Never been to Africa - advice?

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jambojaclyn

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Posted: 2007-02-25 04:27:00   

Hello all,

I'm part of a group of Oklahoma State University students and professors along with a few other people going to Kenya for spring break and the week after - March 15 to March 29.

We're doing some volunteer work in Nanyuki, Thika and a few other places.

Does anyone have any advice?

I've been out of the United States only once, and that was on a cruise in Mexico...so this trip is definitely an exciting first for me.

Thanks :-)

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rconpascua


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Posted: 2007-05-25 04:41:00   

Don't miss the famous Amboseli Natioonal Park! you can see fascinating animals here against the photogenic backdrop of snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro! Enjoy!


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wojtekd

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Posted: 2007-06-05 09:41:00   

Hi

Kenya is one of the easiest countries to explore in Africa. But still rewarding... The only disadvantage is a crowd of tourists in the popular places. Unfortunately since few years there is increasing street crime in Nairobi and Mombasa, so stay away - if possible - from the big cities...

Happy voyage!

Wojtek

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africhoice


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Posted: 2008-03-27 19:24:00   

Hello jaclyn,

How did you find kenya?Is it nice and are people there hospitable?

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krisek

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Posted: 2008-03-28 02:26:00   

Yes, let us know please. I have been to Kenya once in early Dec 2005 (Nairobi, Meru NP, Nanyuki, Lamu, Mombasa) and I am curious how it is today. I found Kenyans exceptionally friendly, particularly those around Mount Kenya, including Nanyuki, and Lamu island.



But obviously, there is so much more to Africa than Kenya. It is impossible to say how much more there is actually. It is a vast continent and it is so diverse. Many non-travelers believe Africa is the same everywhere!

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dakola

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Posted: 2008-06-05 23:59:00   

Hi, just wondering how was your travel? We are planning to go next year, but not sure is it safe to travel as backpackers?


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fabriz09


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Posted: 2008-06-13 12:46:00   

It is safe to travel now, Nothing to worry even if you are backpackers.

The political tensions have have cooled down and people are busy trying to catch up from what they lost early this year.

Backpackers really get the value of their money! Why?, because they interact with the host and come close to them through sharing of services.

Karibu- Kenya

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Posted: 2008-10-07 00:37:00   

Kenya is one of the safer places in Africa. There is one point worth bearing in mind though. The Kenyans are very aware of how much tourism is worth to them and if you are 'mugged' it is worth considering whether or not to shout for help, for if locals become aware of a traveller in danger, they are likely to seriously attack any would-be mugger.

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krisek

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Posted: 2008-10-07 01:56:00   

A word of advice - Nairobi is not safe. It is unwise to wander anywhere in the city during the hours of darkness. During the day, it is not recommended to carry any valuables with you like, watch (whatever cheap), rings, earrings, etc. Carrying a bag is also asking for trouble. Mombasa is better, but certain parts downtown are not safe at night. The rest of Kenya, the smaller and wilder the place, the friendlier and safer.

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