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    • Camping in Marsabit, Nanyouki, Nakaru & Masai Mara

      Kenya Dec 4, 2014 at 12:15 AM

      We will be driving through Kenya in February 2015. Does anyone know of some good camping spots in Marsabit, Nanyouki, Nakaru and Masai Mara. Not looking for anything fancy but just a clean place with a nice view and hopefully showers. Any precautions I need to take care of at any of the above mentioned places ?

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      Art Travel

      Kenya Dec 5, 2014 at 2:25 AM

      Has anyone travelled to Kenya for art? How was the experience? Which places did you visit? How would you compare the to other art destinations you have visited?

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    • 12 hours transit at nairobi airport

      by gagasy Online Now Aug 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      We (wife, me and my 2 children) will be transiting for 12 hours overnight at nairobi airport flying with Kenya airways in december. We intend to sleep overnight in a hotel nearby. I'm just wondering if anyone had such experience before. How about the town's safety since we will arrive at 9 pm and our corresponding flight is at 9 a.m the day after? Thank you for all your answers.

      5 Answers Aug 29, 2014 at 5:13 AM
    • Do I need to get transit VISAs for my students?

      by CharCharBinx Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 3:47 AM

      In October I'm taking 11 students to Tanzania. We are flying via Nairobi. We have a 55 minute wait at Nairobi airport before catching our flight to Kilimanjaro. Should I travel to London now to get transit visas or should I just wait and get them (if we need them) when we land in Nairobi?

      7 Answers Aug 9, 2014 at 10:38 AM
    • Shoping in Nairobi

      by bonniederby Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 11:57 AM

      How much should I expect to pay for an elephant hair bracelet in Nairobi?

      3 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 3:26 PM
    • How long does it take to get a transit visa at Nairobi Airport?

      by Gill0001 Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      My daughter travelled to Kilimanjaro airport via Nairobi airport last Sunday. She was told that she wouldn't need a transit visa, but because she was flying different airlines into and out of the airport she had a nightmare trying to get her baggage! She did manage to get it finally but she ended up in departures really late with no boarding pass and still carrying her hold luggage and had to argue with the person on the gate for a long time before they finally allowed her to board the flight. Very stressful for a 19 year old!
      She wants to avoid the same problem on her return but doesn't have a lot of time between flights - hence the question.
      Appreciate any help anyone can give!.

      2 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 6:46 AM
    • Hotels near the airport in Nairobi

      by Bap9901 Online Now Jul 5, 2014 at 8:08 AM

      I am overnighting in Nairobi between flights to Arusha. Does anyone have a hotel they would recommend near the airport?

      Thanks

      3 Answers Jul 6, 2014 at 2:32 AM
    • what is the best way to get from Nairobi airport to Arusha Tanzania?

      by Bap9901 Online Now Jul 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      I am flying into Nairobi and need to get to Arusha for a safari. Precision Air flies from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro but have read some pretty bad reviews about their service. There is also a bus service but I am unfamiliar with border crossing procedures and admittedly a little apprehensive. Any advice and experiences would be greatly appreciated.

      8 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 10:33 PM
    • Nairobi to Arusha/Mwanza

      by Alisonbzig Online Now Jul 2, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      Hi all, I realise my question is very similar to Wawszczyk so I am sorry for the repition. I will also be flying into Nairobi and hoping to get a bus to Arusha and on to Mwanza. My problem is that most reviews and forums say that buses only make this journey twice a day 8am and 2pm. My flight arrives in Nairobi at 13.40. Does this mean I will need to stay a night in Nairobi and get a bus the next day or does anyone know of any bus/shuttle companies who begin the journey at a later time.

      Thanks for the advice

      4 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 2:29 PM
    • Travel from Nairobi to Tanzania

      by Wawszczyk Online Now Jun 28, 2014 at 8:44 AM

      Given the latest travel warnings from the FCO about terrorist threats in and around Nairobi, what would you advise as being the safest way to travel form Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport to either Arusha or Mwanza - air or bus? Is it ok to wait to get visas on arrival in Kenya flying from England to Nairobi arriving 7.25am July 12th and heading straight on to Tanzania).
      thanks,
      Stefan

      4 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 5:23 AM
    • a place to have a party

      by ubber Online Now Jun 15, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      I'm looking for a place that i can have my birth day party. The place is to be very spacious and have a stage. I am an artist who is hoping to perform on that night, where can i find such a place

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2014 at 3:29 AM
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      Like To Meet Virtual Members From Nairobi

      by carisma22 Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      Are there any Virtual Tourist From Nairobi Kenya?

      4 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 7:40 AM
    • Trip to Masaimara

      by Sushilkolhatkarindia Online Now Apr 15, 2014 at 5:06 AM

      How can I book trip to Masai Mara reserve?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2014 at 11:55 PM
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      about cars in nairobi

      by fortune3018 Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 2:16 AM

      Hi. NExt month I am coming to nairobi . I will stay there 3 years. first of my question is about car. In my country if you are foreign you can buy the car from foreign to foreign and you don't pay any taxes. Because of this these cars are cheaper according to the peers. May I buy a car this type... ıf not how are the car prices. I will need a small car when ı come to nairobi. and what about the rental house prices(in muthaiga especially).? I will need a small house(1 bedroom) and of course must be secured. and you think should I rent with furnitere or free hose and I get the furniture. Thank you for answers.

      18 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 4:33 AM
    • Absolute Africa Overland tour Nairobi-Capetown 56 days

      by FJvanKemenade Online Now Jan 29, 2014 at 6:17 AM

      Hi everyone!
      I am planning an overland tour departing on 13th of February (in just 2 weeks!) On several fora I saw mixed comments, one found AA wonderful and the other horrible. Does anyone have experience with this tour and operator?
      Thanks a lot!

      5 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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      Car Rental

      by mateslina Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      I am 21 years old, is it possible to rent a car in Nairobi?

      12 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 8:34 AM
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      cheap clean accomadation

      by guyfitz Online Now Dec 23, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      are there any cheap clean hotels/guest houses/lodges in nairobi with prices ranging from 20-30 US dollars?

      4 Answers Dec 24, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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      Entrance charges

      by EmmanuelC3 Online Now Nov 9, 2013 at 12:37 AM

      what is the entrance fee at the sheldricks animal ophanage?

      5 Answers Nov 12, 2013 at 5:01 AM
    • IB program for Grade 4

      by Carol88 Online Now Oct 27, 2013 at 7:49 AM

      My 10 year old daughter is currently in an international school which offers IB program to all grade levels.
      Is there any IB school in Nairobi that offers iB for Grade 4? Many thanks Carol

      5 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 3:07 AM
    • Will we be safe?

      by Trendywendy41 Online Now Sep 27, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      My husband and I are going to a game reserve in the Masi Mara on 4th October flying to Niarobi. Will it be safe for us to travel given the latest news?

      6 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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      Hiring a car that is suitable to explore the Aberdares and Central Highlands

      by CatherineReichardt Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 8:54 AM

      Hi
      We'll be spending a few days in Kenya in mid December on our way back from Pemba and want to hire an affordable vehicle that's suitable to explore the Aberdares and Central Highlands.
      There will be four of us - two adults and two children - plus our luggage (a couple of large cases and sundry hand luggage).
      Can anyone recommend a reliable yet affordable company to hire from? And what sort of vehicle should we hire? We don't want to go to the expense of hiring a 4WD if it's not necessary, but don't have a good enough handle on road conditions to make a judgement call one way or the other.
      Regards
      Cathy

      6 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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      RAVAGING FIRE AT NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

      by catembua Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 8:03 AM

      There was a ravaging fire at J.K.I.A that has massively destroyed everything at arrival lounge, the flights are only directed to various destinations. Travelers are stranded and the airport is at a stand still.Anyone at the spot and needing some advice?

      7 Answers Sep 27, 2013 at 1:37 AM
    • safety concerns

      by JRain Online Now Aug 2, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      is it safe to travel to Nairobi right now? I have a trip planned in the next few weeks

      5 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM
    • maasai mara,kenya

      by rivake Online Now Jul 3, 2013 at 4:35 AM

      Does any one how much it can cost for a tour for maasai mara for 3 days

      6 Answers Jul 14, 2013 at 5:11 AM
    • Yellow Fever Injection

      by Riettewessels Online Now Jul 1, 2013 at 4:40 AM

      I am from South africa. Do i need a yellow fever injection if I am traveling to Nairobi for 5 days?

      9 Answers Jul 2, 2013 at 7:07 AM
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      Money Transfer to Nairobi

      by jbuzzellid Online Now May 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      We want to avoid traveling with a large amount of US$. I there a way to electronically transfer cash to ourselves and receive it in Nairobi.

      9 Answers Jul 30, 2013 at 1:52 AM
    • Safari

      by dlibra1007 Online Now Oct 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM

      I was hoping to do a 5d/4n Safari with my adult daughter Dec 30-Jan 3,2013. Safari is on my bucket list and since we will be in Ethiopia for wedding I thought it would be an ideal opportunity. I been communicating with Safari provider on Trip Advisor but recently have become concerned about two women traveling alone with driver/guide and about general safety in the region. Can Trip Advisor reviews be trusted? Is the risk worth the reward? Is there a better way to identify a safari co? Any words of wisdom? Suggestions ? Warnings? What percautions should we take in advance?
      Help! I'm working myself into anxiety.

      11 Answers May 12, 2013 at 4:40 AM
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      Overland Transit from Kenya to Tanzania - safety for (white) European travellers

      by claretmacca Online Now Sep 20, 2012 at 3:00 AM

      Hello I posted previously and received some great feedback from members of the forum. Well it is now getting closer to the time of my travel so I look for some more recent feedback and reviews.

      Has the security situation in Kenya / Nairobi changed?

      I have timetables for travelling by bus now so this is all fine.

      I am staying at Meltonia Luxury suites in Nairobi. does anyone have any knowledge of this accomodation, its location and its safety?

      Is travelling overland by bus from Nairobi to Tanzania classed as safe for travellers and specifically white travellers?

      Is it safe for me to walk around Nairobi (using common sense approach to my image - no watches, jewellery and bags on display!)

      I am very excited to visit Kenya now and of course Tanzania.

      I will be making the return journey ten days later so advice both ways will be good.

      Is Nairobi expensive?

      is there anything I definitely should look to see and do and definitely not? Looked at the safari but I have three day safari in tanzania so this is not that important.

      9 Answers Feb 6, 2013 at 4:32 AM
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      Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

      by ellsasha Online Now Sep 7, 2012 at 11:01 PM

      Can anyone advise if there is an airport hotel actually at the airport. I have a friend who will be transiting there en route to U.S. from Uganda, she is a young woman whose inbound flight arrives at 8:00 p.m. with an 8:00 a.m. next morning connection. She is very nervous about taking a taxi into town on her own. If there is no hotel on the airport site, would it be safe for her to wait overnight in the airport? Many thanks.

      14 Answers Sep 14, 2012 at 4:31 AM
    • 6 days to explore Kenya

      by thedteam Online Now Aug 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

      Hello,

      My wife and I have been working for the last couple of months in Nairobi. We've been able to get out of Nairobi on some weekends and have experienced Lake Naivasha, Umani Springs near Tsavo, and sites within Nairobi (Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, etc).

      At the end of August (about the 22nd to the 28th) we are looking to see more of the country. My wife has done a safari in the mara in the past, so we are considering trying something new and hiking up Mt. Kenya. I'm wondering if 6 days is enough for Mt. Kenya. If so, is it better to select and pay for a trip ahead of time or is it better to purchase a trek upon arrival at the base? We heard that it would be less expensive to purchase a trip at the base.

      If 6 days is not enough, what would people suggest we do? Safari, a great beach somewhere, other hikes worth doing?

      Thanks for any info!

      David

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2012 at 9:08 AM
    • Rent a car from Nairobi to Arusha

      by jbest23 Online Now Jul 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

      Hi there,

      I'm new to VT and I did see this previous post about someone travelling from Nairobi to Arusha:

      lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/t...

      (I hope it's a good trip, because I'm going to be doing the same!)

      I'm looking to rent a car however, with pick up in Nairobi and drop off in Arusha. I'm having difficulty finding a good company to rent from -- I know I'll need a 4x4, but the main problem is finding a company that will let me do cross-border drop offs.

      Does anyone have any recommendations for a good rental company?

      Thank you!

      4 Answers Aug 21, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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      Nairobi (En Route to Kilimanjaro)

      by claretmacca Online Now Jul 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      Hi. I am climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in January and rather than fly direct, I have opted to be a little more adventurous.

      I am flying directly to Nairobi 5 days before the climb. Wondered whether it is worth doing anything in Kenya before heading to Tanzania. Also how easy it will be for us to travel from Kenya to Tanzania and the safety associated it with it.

      Been to many countires and cities but never any in East Africa.

      Thanks

      24 Answers Jan 4, 2013 at 3:37 AM