I was born in Kenya but have not been back in 20 years. Now I am returning with my family and was wanting them to enjoy the experience of the train. A friend of mine in Nairobi, is advising me against the idea sighting safety issues. I was wondering what recent travelers had to say. Thank you.
I am a 62 year old man a UK citizen living in South Wales. I suffer from muscular dystrophy MD. I have mobility problems and need to travel in a wheelchair. My MD also makes me very tired. However I am not wheelchair bound. I can walk short distances.
A few years ago I married a Kenyan lady. We have had so many problems with visas my wife is unable to visit me in UK. So I am very keen to visit her in Nairobi. So I need help as I don't feel I have the strength to travel alone.
So in July I am planning to go from malindi to Tanga. Since I'm traveling by** myself and I'm not a good driver** (to rent a car), which would other options be!? Are there any busses which make stops? I'm planning to stop in 8 places on the way (like akabuko, gede, kwale and shimani)
I'm really worried not to make it! Please help!!!
Is it safe/ doable to stay overnight in Nairobi airport? I'm trying to find flights to Malawi for June and the ones with a stop over are much cheaper! I read something somewhere about a 'napping room' and showers but that was a year ago and only one review mentioned it.
Can anyone help me out with where to get fire and theft or comprehensive insurance for a 4x4 doing an overland trip through southern Africa? It is a Kenyan registered vehicle and I've got my Comesa Yellow Card to cover 3rd party but I was hoping to get some theft insurance as well. Any advice on what happens with the Carnet if the vehicle gets stolen would be great too!
I am planning to stop by Amboseli for 2 nights coming from Kisumu before heading to Arusha. My questions are:
1) As I assume that I will need to change coaches in Nairobi, are there any shuttles or Buses from Nairobi (Besides from the airport) to Amboseli?
2) Any shuttle or bus from Amboseli to Arusha (or Namanga)?
Hey all! Time to plan my next long trip :)
A few years back I visited Africa and had an absolutely wonderful time. It was a self-drive with a 4x4 with tents on the roof (http://www.camping-carhire.com/). I went to with my best friend and we rented the 4x4 in Windhoek, Namibia and drove it for 5 weeks through Botswana and dropped it off in Lusaka, Zambia.
I'd like to visit Africa again, this time doing another self-drive through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. Does anyone know if…
We're back from a successful and memorable 10 day holiday in Kenya and think we should share our experience with the other members, as the service we got was far beyond our expectations. Our trip was organized by a Kenya Tour operator, Maracom Adventure. Michael of the agency was of great help from our enquiry stage to the time of arrival in Nairobi. He offered lots of advice, recommendations and flexibility. He's proactive and always replied promptly to our emails, could call us…
a friend and I are visiting Nairobi to see the Soccermatch Kenya vs Guinea-Bissau on Sunday.
We are also looking for local experience on Saturday inside of Nairobi. Any recommendation for maybe a guided tour or so? Nothing to touristy and not a safari :-)
thanks for any help
Hello folks, I find myself with a week or so to spare and I thought about a beach holiday in Kenya. I was looking at Malindi, which seems nice. There are a few questions I'd like to ask.
- Is it possible to enter Kenya with a UK passport and ask for a visa upon arrival?
- How easy is it to get to Malindi from Mombasa airport. To avoid being ripped off, what is the correct taxi fare?
- Can anyone offer suggestions for a mid price hotel or apartment near to the beach?
- Is it worth going to…