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Is Kenya safe for females traveling solo?

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1. Posted by kir19 (Inactive 55 posts) 10y

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hello all...
i'm a female traveler in my mid-20's looking to spend some time in kenya doing volunteer work. i'm also planning on climbing kilimanjaro. can anyone recommend reputable companies to do the climb with? also, is kenya a relatively safe place for a female to travel solo? any advice is greatly appreciated!

thanks! ~kir

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 10y

I guess Kenya, apart from some parts of Nairobi, is generally safe, but as a woman you´ll get much attention. Travelling to the upper north is not recommended by yourself by the way.
The kilimanjaro is best climbed from the Tanzanian side as far as I know.

3. Posted by kigo (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

kenya is okay as long as you just keep aware. Stick to a planned travel schedule if you come with one. Mainly remember to have fun.

4. Posted by safariman (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Sure! kenya is pretty safe as long as you behave! you are your own safety. Remember the usuall strappings of going to new places.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]

5. Posted by deepinta (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

I have been looking for a reputable company also, so far I have found Sunny Safari's and they have pretty good reviews - alot of good feedback from past travellers on lonley planet travel forum. I have also investigated Nomads and Roy's both seem pretty good.
I also have the same concern I am a solo 29yr gal interested in travelling kenya / Tanzania. I am trying to get some interest for safari's from here and found about 3 people interseted so far.
Let me know who you book with!.


6. Posted by deepinta (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

sorry, some website would have been good:
(a work collegue used nomad and had a great time - he said they were great - though, they seem to be bound by dates so if you are flexible it would be ok)


7. Posted by Proff (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hello, good to ask before you visit a place. Surely kenya is safe as compared to what you hear in the press, though one has to be conscious just like any other place expecially in cities. Out in the villages people are welcoming and would love to hear about your home, but it is good if you organize with a company who have knowledge of the Place. For Kilimanjaro, you can do it from Rongai but though, so I bet you use Mahame which is beautiful and has better view of the main peaks. You can log on to to give you assistance for both Kenya and Tanzania trips. It incorporate some cultures if you are into meeting people and wildlife and nature.

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