Everyone should make a plan of traveling to Kenya in their lifetime.This is so because Kenya is such a beautiful country.
There are several factors to keep in mind before you prepare yourself for a journey involving traveling to Kenya. These factors are also applicable when planning on traveling to Kenya.Kenya as a country has a lot to offer.
Set to Travel to Kenya
Traveling to Kenya can be as interesting and adventurous as you would want it to be. Failure to plan appropriately for any journey can be disastrous. This is no exception to Kenya. Kenya stands out an East African country to be visited any time of the year.
Traveling Guide to Kenya?
Before planning to travel to Kenya, one needs to be clear about the following:
- Duration of stay
- Places to be visited
- Prevailing weather conditions
- Exchange rates
- Residential requirements
- Immigration requirements. This determine the kind of visa to apply for
All the above come in handy in establishing how best to pack and travel in Kenya. In the long run, such considerations will help you have a fantastic stay in Kenya.
Below are tips to consider Kenya as your destination:
- Early transport arrangements
If your journey involves traveling to Kenya during holidays, ensure that you make advance booking. This is so because travel costs are usually hiked up over holidays.
Advance booking can be made through any of the following avenues:
- Travel agents
- Bus terminus
- Selected supermarkets
- Offices of the bus companies or planes
- Identify prevailing weather conditions
During the raining season, in March and December, traveling using public means of transport, locally referred to as “matatus”, can be quite hectic. It usually is a murky affair. It is therefore advisable for you to carry extra cash to hire a cab (otherwise referred to as Taxis).Taxis are salon cars that are marked with a yellow stripe. Taxis are easily available. However, for your own safety, it is always advisable to use recognized car hire firms, or have your host/Kenyan friend give you contacts of a trusted taxi driver.
Knowledge of the prevailing weather will also help you pack appropriately.
- Travel light
Always travel light to avoid loss of luggage when using public means of transport. Most “matatus” do not have adequate space to carry heavy luggage. In some instances, you might be charged for some of the luggage you carry with you.
- Carry a camera
Kenya is a very beautiful country. It is thus advisable for you to carry a camera with you as you visit various parts of the country. Remember that a “picture is worth a thousand words”
- Carry copies of you identification/passport
Always carry with you copies of your traveling documents and keep them safely. You could even scan these documents and e-mail them to yourself as a back up, just in case you loose your original copies. NEVER travel with your originals in certain parts of the country.
These documents are also necessary when visiting certain parts of the country, including hotels and game reserves.
- Acquire a local phone number
Visit any mobile phone shop to buy a phone and SIM card. This will go a long way in making your stay in Kenya much pleasant. This will also come in handy in case of an emergency.
The above will go a long way in enabling you have a lovely trip and stay in Kenya.Traveling to Kenya can be as interesting as you make it.