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1. Posted by susanne100 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Im looking into going on an african safari with my family. I have been looking a lot at this website and its got me realy hooked but before I commit does anyone know if it's safe to travel to kenya right now or if this looks like a good website??

Any Suggestions??


2. Posted by Monkey74 (Budding Member 65 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Susanne

I believe its pretty safe again in Kenya since the peace agreement in Feb, I would imagine there is warnings about western Kenya and some of the border areas plus maybe certain parts of Nairobi but there always has been and I imagine always will be.
I would definitely recommend an African safari, done one a few yrs back and was amazin, I booked mine thru Kuoni, called Leopard Safari, very impressed plus easy to tag on Mauritius if you fancy tht(great place) but they do loads of different ones,should be one you like the look of.

Hope this helps

Have fun

3. Posted by Overlandin (Budding Member 82 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Susanne,

I have had a few clients querying the situation in Kenya but as far as we are aware nothing is happening up there! :) We have got trucks and crew traveling through Kenya daily as well as suppliers with workshops and agents in Nairobi and we all all unaware of any issue that would restrict travel routes or expose our clients to any unusual dangers.

Have fun! Cheers, Tania

4. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello Susanne,
I'm pleased to say that yes Kenya is most definitely back on the tourist menu. Like every country it will have its problem areas, as Monkey74 hs said, you just have to be sensible and ask advice before going somewhere out of the ordinary. I'm from Ireland and I'd do that if I was going to a part of my country which I don't know...

I've just come back from travelling in the bush and hadn't one piece of agrovation or trouble, the opposite in fact, handshakes, smiles and offers of sharing food.

As for safaris; well, the choice is huge and is really up to you. The considerations will be... Budget, what you want/and what you expect to see, what sort of facilities you want from hotels/compsites etc... Temperatures (they vary greatly from the coast to Northern Kenya)

Amboseli is a fantastic first choice, as you'll see incredible herds of elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. The landscape is pretty open so sightings are a easier than a lot of other parks.
Tsavo west and east are also incredible places, but very large and sightings can be a lot more difficult (at least for me, at any rate).

But as I've said, do your research and go, you won't regret it.


5. Posted by mihon (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Kenya is safe as it used to be it is business as usual.
Kuoni and Mihon are good DMC's and have nice packages.