Nairobi International Youth Hostel

Ralph Bunche Rd, Nairobi, 48661, Kenya
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How reliable is this Travel Company in Nairobi?

by Angelo33

I wonder if anyone has ever tried the "Two Star Safaris" company.
Has anybody been to a safari with this company? How satisfied were you?
I cannot find any information on TripAdvisor but I want the opinion of somebody who has really been on a safari with them.
Please don't give me names of other safari companies. I have many, but I just need to know about this specific one.
Thanks so much

Re: How reliable is this Travel Company in Nairobi?

by Odinnthor

I am familiar with many safari conpanies in Kenya. I have not heard of this company before, but that is not surprising, as they have only been in business since 2006, and their website, is brand new, and shows it.

That is not to say that they are not good at what they do, but you should look to see if they are a member of KATO. First check out the KATO site to get an overview of the available ones that are registered with KATO. There are about 200+ registered with them. They do tend to be a bit political, and I do know some operators that have been around for years but are not on the KATO list. Click on Members Directory.

A side from politics, it is fairly difficult to obtain membership, and ususally you will see some operators proudly display their "Associate Member" badge, and Two Star, is neither an associate or full fledged member.

This operator's website also does not display any affiliations like IATA or AFTA. As I said, I have obviously not used them, so take the above for what its worth. Good luck.

Re: How reliable is this Travel Company in Nairobi?

by Josekenya

I am in Nairobi and thanks for your interest in knowing this tour company.I haven't had any tour with them but it is a new tour company.There are normally minimum required standards for a tourist company to operate.It is advisable to have atleast a direct contact with your tour operator before getting to Kenya.Try communicating to them and you will be able gauge on whether they have the services you require.There are some people who wants to reap maximumly from tourists to Kenya thus damaging the reputation of our tourism industry.Kenya is a nice place and you are most welcome.....Karibu.

Travel Tips for Nairobi

Don't carry much money with you!

by greekcypriot

When you are out especially to the Markets avoid having bank notes with you.
Carry the amount you think you will need, because you can very easily be robbed.
People in Kenya are in need of money and with the first opportunity they cannot resist.

Many Building Styles

by fishandchips

Being in an old English colony, Nairobi has many aspects of the old and new with several reminders of where Nairobi and Kenya have come from and maybe where it is going toward. From the old style McMillan Memorial Library to the slums in the North there is an eclectic mix of buildings. In town there are also a couple of Mosques, a building with its side desgned as a face and a fabulous old Church.

A Kenyan Traditional Wedding

by greekcypriot

African weddings are a family affair and involve the combining of two lives, two families, and sometimes even two communities! There are many different wedding traditions in the African continent and no two are exactly alike. However, in all the communities the bride plays a very special role and is treated with respect because she is a link between the unborn and the ancestors. A bride might eventually bear a very powerful child, so she is treated with respect. In some areas of East Africa the grooms family would even move to the brides village and set up a whole new house there.

There are many steps that take place before marriage starting at a very young age where training takes place in how to be a suitable partner. Girls will many times go to circumcision schools where women teach them what is involved in marriage, and in some ethnic groups even learn secret codes and languages so that they can communicate with other married women. In the Wolof tribe there is even a time where the elders of the village gather with the bride and give advice and gifts.

Weddings can be very elaborate, involving feasting and dancing for days within a community, they can be very simple, or they can even be performed in huge marriage ceremonies involving many different couples.

Call it the "cheek kiss"

by RblWthACoz

When greeting a woman it is customary to do that cheek to cheek thing. Generally you would do it twice, but someone I know does it three times. So treat it like dancing and just follow their lead as best ya can.

No matter if Africa, bring jacket with

by croisbeauty

I am travelling with my samsonite bag, actually half bag half knapsack, huge enough to put half of my wardrobe in it. It is waterproof of course and very resistant. Two pairs of trousers, two or three bermudas, all made of cotton fabrics. Dozen t-shirts, 3 or 4 nice polo-shirts, 3 or 4 shirts, all made of cotton fabrics. Jacket of light leather is what you need for chilly evenings in Nairobi or northern parts of Kenya. Two pairs of sneekers and one pair of safari type shoes, game reserves might be very dusty. Sports wear with long sleeves might be very usefull too. As for underwaer, all made out of cotton. Tabletes against malaria are a must, don't go there without because you need to take one every week. don't forget to take your camera and memory cards with huge capacity. Additional lens is recommendable especially for safari tours.


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