Things to Know Before Booking your First Holiday to Kenya

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Wildlife, wilderness and a vast savannah waiting to be explored, going to Kenya is the holiday of a lifetime. For many, Kenya is a bucket list destination to safari through the savannah and see some of the most wonderful wildlife in the world. Book your trip of a lifetime now with Exodus Travels. Here are a few things you should know about before you go:

Poverty

Kenyan people are some of the most hospitable in the world. They’ll show you how to cook, involve you in their traditional dances and tell you more about the wonderful country than you could ever learn from a travel guide. Whilst Kenya is relatively safe and thousands of tourists travel their every year, poverty is still a huge problem and it’s something to be wary of. As a tourist from the west, you’ll seem very rich in comparison attracting beggars and con artists, remember to keep your wits about you and know where your valuables are at all times.

Injections

When visiting Kenya its essential that you’ve had the big five immunisation jabs to protect you from a number of diseases. The ones that are most strongly advised are Hepatitis A, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Typhoid and Poliomyelitis. It’s also highly recommended that you take Malaria tablets too as although a lot of areas in Kenya are relatively free from Malaria, especially in the highlands, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Insects

Once you’ve armed yourself from all the big scary diseases the next thing worry about is the insects. In Kenya there are literally thousands of different creepy crawlies which will inevitably creep most people out. The best way to ward of the insects is by using insect repellent so be sure to be well stocked up before your travel. It’s a good idea to pack a mosquito net for sleeping in just in case your accommodation doesn’t have one.

Food and Drinks

Kenyan food is very good but it can sometimes be a little hard to digest for western stomachs. The majority of food is delicious and really appetising but as our stomachs aren’t used to the same type of cooking as in Africa, it’s very easy to get an upset stomach. If you plan on eating street food ensure that it is piping hot when it is served, sometimes it just takes a few days for your stomach to acclimatise and remember to always drink bottled water.

By following this advice, you’re sure to stay safe and have an amazing time on your first holiday to Kenya.

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