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Safari Kenya

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Identity Card:
  • Capital Nairobi

  • Population 39 million inhab. (2010)

  • Constitution Republic

  • Language Swahili, English

  • Religion : Protestants, Catholics, Muslims .

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : A tourist visa is required for a tourist stay of less than three months in Kenya, this one is obtained from the Kenya Embassy in Paris or directly to the Nairobi International airport. It costs 40 euros.

      • Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)

      • Currency rates : 1 EUR = 127.88 KES

      • Payment Cards We find distributors in Nairobi, Mombasa and in tourist areas on the coast. Credit cards are accepted in large hotels and lodges. Elsewhere it is advisable to have cash, euros and dollars are generally accepted.

      • Budget stay 1 Week 1500-2000euros (more safari lodge)

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 10 € / person
          Average : 10-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 25 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 10 € / night
            Average : 20-40 € / night
            Premium : more than € 150-300 / night ( lodges and hotels 5 star).


            How to get there?

            • plane The main international airport in Kenya are from Nairobi and Mombasa. Regular flights connect Paris to both airports. Air Kenya and Kenya Airways are the two national companies, the first around the country while the second provides international flights. To reach Nairobi from Paris, count 16-hour flight, the average ticket price is 500 euros return.

            • On site:

              • Car : The main road network is in good condition, but driving in Kenya remains risky because of the risk of armed attacks and lack of civility of some drivers. It is not advisable to drive at night and lock your vehicle when driving.

              • Bus : It is strongly recommended to borrow only the most expensive bus and logically reliable, security is often overlooked by minibus

              • train From Nairobi it is possible to travel by train to Kisumu and Mombasa. Travel conditions are satisfactory.

              • plane : Air Kenya around the country, the plane remains the safest and fastest way to travel to Kenya .

                • Vaccinations Recommended: : Yellow fever, DT-Polio, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Meningitis, Rabies

                • Tips Before leaving out health insurance covering medical expenses once there as well as repatriation. Other: -Do not drink the tap water. -Avoid raw vegetables and fruits unpeeled and poorly cooked meat. -Take precautions against malaria (sprays, creams, mosquito nets).

                  • Flight and delinquency: crime in Kenya is very high, stay alert while walking or driving in Nairobi or Mombasa and on the coast, flights same day violence are not uncommon. particularly avoid walking alone after dark.

                  • Removal The North of the country, near the borders with Somalia and Ethiopia, is not advised, the armed robbery and kidnapping of foreigners are frequent.

                  • terrorist risk: The terrorist risk is high in Kenya, especially in large cities, it is advisable to limit its movements and to avoid as far as possible places frequented by foreigners.

                    • Climate The Kenya climate is hot and humid on the coast, temperate and very dry in the northern part of the country.

                    • Average temperatures 27 & deg; C in summer and 19 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach It is generally warm all year, the rainy season is from April to June and October to December. Safari lovers usually travel to Kenya at the time of the great migration that takes place between June and September.

                      Daily life: