Western Union Postbank, a branch of the Kenyan Post Office, is the regional agent for Western Union, the global money-transfer company. Using its service is an easy way (if the phones are working) of receiving money…
The KWS site can organise boats to Central Island (KSh15,000), Sibiloi (KSh30,000) and South Island (KSh80,000). There is also a makeshift campsite on the grounds if you need to stay the night (KSh1000 per person).
The annual Rhino Charge, a charity cross-country rally (www.rhinocharge.co.ke), is in aid of Rhino Ark, which supports worthy conservation causes and challenges mad motorists to reach the finish line in the straight…
The Arabuko Sokoke Visitor Centre at Gede Forest Station was being rebuilt when we visited and was due to reopen sometime in 2018. When it reopens, there should be displays on the various species found in the forest…
The vast main post office is a well-organised edifice close to Uhuru Park. Around the back of the main building is the EMS office, for courier deliveries, and there’s a Telkom Kenya office upstairs.
The local KWS office can arrange boats to South Island National Park (KSh20,000 round-trip). If you are planning on staying the night, you will have to negotiate a price for the return journey.
Probably the best of a number of private ambulance and emergency air-evacuation companies. It also runs private clinics at various locations around Nairobi, including in Westlands.
Located in the southern part of Nyeri, this post office is smaller than the main post office, but still suitable if you're in the area and desperately needing to send a letter.
Most of the Laikipia ranches and conservancies are affiliated with the umbrella Laikipia Wildlife Forum, and the LWF is a good source of up-to-date information about projects and accommodation in the region.
It may not be the most powerful regulatory body in the world, but most reputable safari companies subscribe, and going with a KATO member will give you some recourse in case of conflict.