Kenya is a beautiful land in East Africa. She is best known for the safaris. Though, apart from the safaris, Kenya is the land to enjoy bird watching in places like Lake Nakuru, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain climbing, swimming, fishing, and many exciting fun activities.
Since many tourists choose Kenya as the place to enjoy their holidays, here are the tips you need to know before you travel to Kenya.
Kenya is a safe country, despite being attacked by the terrorist (Al Shabaab) several times the government has worked very hard to ensure every citizen and visitors are trending on the safe grounds.
As a country, we have experienced four terrorist attacks. Rarely do they attack places where tourists visit, most they attack malls and schools.
Also when you are on the streets at night is not safe. It is advisable to go as a group as there are groups of small boys who attack both citizen and tourists.
Kenya has 44 tribes altogether. But most cultures have died due to civilization. Some of the tribes that still maintain their cultures are the Masaai and the Swahili. To experience these diverse cultures you have to visit Mombasa and Narok County. Most citizens speak English and Kiswahili. So as a tourist is very easy to understand one another.
Ask For Help.
Sometimes as a tourist you can get lost when exploring the streets of Kenya, it is advisable to ask the police for help, either you are asking for directions or any other help it is best to consult the men in uniform.
The reason is that, there some idlers men who can misadvise you and later steal and harm you because they definitely know that you are a visitor. Or better hire a tour guide who will help you navigate the streets.
It is encouraged immediately you arrive, buy a Kenyan sim card for easy communication when you need services. Also, ubers are all around and it is very easy to call for one when you need them when you have a Kenyan sim card.
Everywhere you go in Kenya you will see very many vendors cooking and selling different delicacies. They are not harmful to eat. As a matter of fact, they are very nutritious, sweet and appetizing. You can grab a sausage with kachumbari (this is a famous garnish in Kenya) and enjoy it while you are going about your daily activities.
Hotels are considered to be the best because everything will be catered for. But if you are planning to come and stay for a long period of time renting a space is more affordable. A decent one bedroom in Kenya goes for $200 a month, which is very affordable.
Moving from one place to another as a tourist is very easy in Kenya. We have public transport which is very cheap and affordable, you just need to go to the bus station and board the bus that will take you to your destination.
Also, you can consider using uber which will take you from where you are (you do not need to go to the bus station) and take you to your desired destination.
Those are some of the tips you need to know before you travel to Kenya.