Kenya is becoming an increasingly popular destination to visit, with the African country offering a wide selection of things to try out for holidaymakers. However, rushing into a trip is never a wise idea. As such, here are five things you need to do before travelling to Kenya.

What To Do Before Travelling to Kenya

The Massai Mara

1- PACK FOR THE CONDITIONS

There’s no point heading out to a country like Kenya and packing a whole host of jumpers and warm coats. The fact of the matter is the nation is incredibly hot.

Kenya maintains an average maximum temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius the entire year-round, which means whatever season you’re travelling in you almost certainly won’t need more than a thick sweater at most (and even then only for the colder evenings).

 

It sounds like an obvious measure to take, but you’d be amazed how much room you can save in your luggage if you think it through and make sure you’re not taking way more clothes than you need.

2- PLAN YOUR VISIT WELL BEFORE YOU GO

From the Massai Mara National Reserve to Mount Kenya, there’s a surprising amount of things you can enjoy and experience on your trip to the nation.

As is the case with any holiday, it’s best to sit down a short while before you go and really hammer out a detailed plan of where you’re intending to go over the course of your time away.

Not only will this make it easier for you when you arrive there, but it’ll also mean you wake up every morning knowing exactly what you’ll be doing that day. You’d be amazed how much of a stress-reliever that can be while you’re away.

3- THINK ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

There are loads of questions you’ll need the answers to before travelling to Kenya. When is the best time to immunise? Are you pregnant? Are you breastfeeding? Are you going to a malarial zone?

 

Health remains ever-important and whilst you’d expect to return to Kenya without anything nasty occurring, there is the risk something could happen when overseas. For instance, if you’re taking a child with you, it’s advised they’d have had their Hep B, influenza and IPV jabs.

4- CHECK THE CRIME LEVELS IN THE AREA YOU’RE GOING TO

Most nations will suffer from some sort of crime – however severe or minor – so make sure to check what the stats look like in the area of Kenya you’re thinking about travelling to.

The nation’s capital of Nairobi is arguably the most popular locale for tourists to visit, so be sure to check out the stats and facts before you go.

You might even want to go as far as to plan your trip according to areas where levels of crime are more or less severe. Just a thought.

5- PRE-BOOK CAR HIRE

While getting plenty of exercise on holiday is a good thing, you don’t want to be making ridiculous treks every day to the areas you want to visit.

If you get out there and discover there are no cars available to hire you’re plum out of luck. Make sure to avoid that scary scenario by pre-booking a vehicle which will transport you around.

Utilising this method is also very likely to see you save some cash – with companies often offering reduced prices if you pay in advance.

Kenya is certainly a country worth checking out at some point in your life, but before you go make sure you follow this guide and carry out these five steps to ensure you have as fun a time as possible.

Sources:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g294206-Activities-Kenya.html

https://www.comparetravelinsurance.com.au/resources/travel-diseases-vaccination-guide

http://www.numbeo.com/crime/city_result.jsp?country=Kenya&city=Nairobi

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/kenya

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7 Responses

  1. Agness of eTramping

    Kenya seems like an exceptional travel destination and I really hope to cross it off my bucket list! Your tips are really enlightening, Pedro. When’s the best time of the year to go there?

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