Nairobi Travel Insurance Options
The Serengeti wildebeest migration is underway and as the crowds mass in, so does the excitement. But be warned – there are predators out there ready to snare any of your favourite species and as you travel, be sure to take the necessary precautions. Whether it’s vehicle safety, local knowledge or your own preparedness, by the end of this article you will know how to prepare for a trip to Nairobi, Kenya. Read on.
Day 1: Nairobi, It’s the morning and your safari from Nairobi has just begun. Take it easy and recover for the best part of the afternoon. A couple of hours spent soaking up some sun will do just fine so you can get up early and head out on some game drives (more about that later) before you head to your first restaurant for breakfast. The fresh air and the sunshine should have done you no harm. But don’t get carried away with the sun. It’s another day of safari from Nairobi.
By the time you reach Nairobi, the crowds are thinning but you still have a number of options available to you when booking your hotel and when planning your safari. Your accommodation in Nairobi may include either a guest house or a private lodge, or you may choose both. Your hotels and guest house will either be within the metropolitan area of Nairobi or further away to Mombasa.
Many Kenya hotels will offer you central rooms at an above average rate, so you won’t spend much more than you would if you were to book a direct flight to Nairobi. If you’re staying in Nairobi as a guest house, your needs will obviously be slightly different. For example, you will probably want to eat out at a restaurant within the city rather than rely on a taxi. You will also likely have to arrange for transport to and from your hotel if you don’t choose to stay at a guest house, so you’ll need to factor this in when deciding on the correct fare for your trip.
If you do book a direct flight to Nairobi, don’t forget to add extra transportation costs to your total budget. This could include a taxi ride from the airport to the hotel or a bus service into town. Be sure to keep track of how much the taxi charges, or else you might end up overpaying. It is also worth making sure you know when the bus service will leave from your hotel because many companies have a minimum stay requirement before they will allow you on board.
A final consideration in planning your trip to Nairobi is whether or not to take your own vehicle for the duration of your trip. Some people are uncomfortable travelling by road in Kenya, and it’s understandable. However, if you take public transport, try not to pay more than $15 per day to ride then you should be fine. You can also ask around with friends and family that are traveling the same route you are taking. If they have already done so, it makes it easier to compare rates.