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Safety and Security Tips While traveling in Kenya
Author: Catherine
Date: 3 Mar 17

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is East Africa's most cosmopolitan city. The city is more than just a regional economic and air access hub; it is a city full of undying beauty and hospitality with a wealth of places to see as well as fun activities to do.

However, like any other large cosmopolitan city, Nairobi faces some challenges particularly in regards to safety and security.

Notwithstanding these challenges, tremendous efforts have been made by the government to ensure that Nairobi remains a safe and secure destination to visit.

As a traveler, we strongly suggest that you consider the following tips in order to guarantee you have the best experience while visiting Nairobi, the city in the sun:

 

General Tips

-          Make sure you book your travel with a Tour Operator who is registered with the respective trade association that adheres to a code of ethics and conduct. This will ensure that your rights are safeguarded.

-          Ensure you have travel insurance this provides you with security in case of emergencies.

-          Avoid wearing flashy jewelry or watches.

-          Remain alert while in public places such as transport hubs like airports and bus stations.

-          Carry your identification documents preferably your photocopies.

-          For specialized trips e.g mountain climbing, fishing have the right equipment and gear and ensure you book with a duly licensed operator. Inquire to see their license certificate prior to booking.

-          While in traffic ensure that your windows are closed and be aware of your surroundings.

-          Do not give any money to beggars on the streets rather find out suitable charities  through which you can channel your help.

-          Always hire vehicles from reputable companies in order to be safe.

-          As soon as you arrive in a new country, notify your country's embassy of your visit and ensure you have their contact at all times. Whenever an incident occurs, notify them as well.

-     For up to the minute tourist advice or for help with an emergency contact Kenya          

      Tourism Federation on +25420800100 or by email to operations@ktf.co.ke

-          All incidents must be reported to the police.


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