How To Plan a Trip to Kenya

Kenya lies on the east African coast and directly across the equator. If you intend to plan a trip to Kenya, it is good to know that Kenya offers a visitor endless opportunities for adventure and exploration of its diverse wildlife, cultures, exceptional landscapes, and sandy and warm beaches -- which also provide a chance for relaxation.

Check on the travel documents required to gain entry into Kenya. For certain countries, you don't need an entry Visa to Kenya. If you are planning your trip with a travel agent, they might advice you on this but if not, you can check that information on the Kenyan embassy website. Kenya has a variable climate, so while packing, be prepared for all types of weather, both hot and cold. The activities you are planning will also dictate what you pack. Get vaccinated against the common tropical diseases like malaria and carry some medical remedies in case you need any.

Decide on whether you want to use a travel agent to plan your trip to Kenya. Since travel is their specialty, once you let them know what you are looking for, they can tailor a package that is just right for you and save you countless hours, as well as provide you with a broader and more complete range of services than if you did it yourself. But even if you don't want to use a travel agent, organizing a trip for yourself and by yourself is also very easy.

Start with deciding when you plan to take the trip and for how long you want to stay in Kenya. No matter what time of the year you plan the trip, there is always adventure in Kenya. It is also good to note that there are no seasons in Kenya. Depending on your budget, air fares to Kenya will be more expensive around certain periods of time which is mostly determined by the western summer season. Remember the currency used is the Kenyan shilling and you can always exchange at the airport or at any foreign exchange office once you get there.

Plan what to do when you get there. How much you want to see on your visit is very important too and also whether you want to travel alone with your own private transport and travel guides or with an organized travel group. Plan how you will be getting around. Do you enjoy driving or would you rather take a flight? Consider as many options as possible. Kenya offers various accommodation options ranging from five star luxurious accommodations to making your own tents in the wilderness. The choice is all yours. Finally, remember to learn some Swahili, the Kenyan local language, at least the very basic like greetings.

Whether going for business or pleasure, you will certainly enjoy a visit to Kenya.


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