National Travel and Tourism Week 2018 (NTTW) kicked off on Sunday, with hundreds of events planned by cities and destinations across the country. This year’s theme, “Travel Then and Now,” recognizes the accomplishments of the industry over the past decades, while also serving as an opportunity to highlight the principle at the heart of the U.S.
If you are concerned about cost, great tips to use when planning a trip to Kenya include traveling during off-peak season, using public transportation, and going on safaris in smaller reserves. As with traveling to other countries, do ensure that your passport is valid up to 6 months after you leave Kenya. 50 for a single entry visa that lasts up to three months. 100, which will allow you to travel between Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda for up to 90 days. Kenya’s official currency is the Kenya shilling (Ksh) and is available in 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 shillings.
Be sure to bring along US dollars along with shillings when you travel to Kenya as many hotels and larger restaurants tend to quote prices in US dollars. While tipping is not mandatory in Kenya, porters and guides usually expect it. You can either tip your porters and guides directly or add it to a gratuity box that is usually present in most hotels and bigger establishments. When dining at restaurants, it is customary to leave 10% tip.
Kenya falls within the yellow fever zone, which makes it essential that you receive a yellow fever vaccine. You will be asked to show your yellow fever vaccination card before you leave Kenya, so be sure to pack that! Malaria is not an issue in Nairobi, but can become a problem in game reserves and along the coast of Kenya. Take along antimalarial medication with you, and dress appropriately to avoid mosquito bites.
You’ve moved on from planning your trip to actually setting foot in Kenya! This remarkable African country has much to offer travelers looking for an unforgettable experience. There are several ways to get around during your stay in Kenya. Intercity travel by train is now possible with the newly launched modern commuter rail service. The service links Nairobi city with Athi River, Kitengela and Syokimau. If you are planning to travel long distances, the train may not be your best option as there are limited routes available.