While Kenya is a comparatively safe African destination, there are still plenty of pitfalls for the inexperienced traveler.
From everyday irritations to more serious threats. A little street sense goes a long way here, and getting the latest local information is essential wherever you intend to travel.
Josh Steinitz from NileGuide.com shares some of his tips for first-timers in Kenya.
Be careful eating meat outside of the higher end lodges. Sometimes the quality level, or the cooking style, don‘t suit foreign stomachs.
Whatever you do, don't forget your malaria pills. Err on the side of caution on this one.
Remember that the small things (biting wasps, acacia thorns) are often more dangerous than the Big Five, so come prepared with spray and long pants.
If you‘re planning a bike ride, be extra careful and bring a spare kit, because acacia thorns are deadly to bike tires.
Just over the border in Tanzania is Mt Kilimanjaro, which many travelers to Kenya also visit.
It can be very, very cold on summit day before the sun rises. Bring warm clothes and you'll enjoy the summit all the much more, and prevent getting a cold on the way down.
Nairobi isn't the best place to wander around as a Muzungu. Keep your street smarts about you, and ask your hostel which areas to avoid.
Actually, these safety tips from GoAfrica.com could be applied to anywhere you travel!
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