keep safe dont go in unknow places unless u r with a local guy, dont pick ur mobile on the street , remove watches, any gold and keep ur camera not exposed. If u want to know anything about nairobi just send me an email I know everything I have been leaving there for 10years !
A little further along we came across a tea plantation. Again this was a first for us, and we found it very interesting, hearing all about how the plant is grown, when and how it is picked and how it is processed to become the little bags we put into a mug of hot water in the mornings. Although it can reach a height of ten metres if left uncultivated, tea shrubs are usually kept to a manageable height for the pickers to reach over the canopy to harvest the young shoots. Every five days the three most recent shoots are picked as they are considered the youngest and most tender for commercial processing. Tea has been used for medicinal purposes in China since 2737 BC, but did not become popular as a drink in Europe until 1610 AD
PHONE CALLS IN KENYA
In general, Kenya’s communications system is relatively good and there are many ways to make phone calls.
The international access code for calling to Kenya from another country, is +254. If you’re calling from Kenya to another country, dial 000 before dialing the international access code (but dial 006 for Uganda and 007 for Tanzania).
Food in Kenya
The most popular food in Kenya is beans and maize boiled together, the latter is a mashed meal of beans, maize, kales and potatoes -preferable sweet.
The Massai are popular with their milk, blood and honey.
The tribe of Lue would eat githeri as a meal or ugali. (Githeri as brakfast)
The Luhya, for example, eat plenty of chicken.
Other popular dishes are vegetables. Kales, spinach, cabbage, and other greens are very popular in Kenya. Beef, chicken, fish and goat meat are the most popular. Mutton, crocodile meat, and ostrich meat are readily available, but are not very popular, mostly because many of the locals would rather stick to what they know, but also because they are priced more highly than beef, chicken and goat meat.
Fruit is also popular and cheap and in plenty. Mangoes, oranges, pineapples, bananas, pawpaws, pearn etc, are all available in their season. Good thing with the country is that every month, there's a fruit in season, so Kenya is never without fruit.
Vegies like broccoli, cauliflower, spring onions, courgettes, etc, while available, are not really well known, so most people just stick to what they can identify. The same goes for guavas, peaches, melons, etc.
Mosquito's are about in Nairobi
be prepared for rain. backpacks are so much better then cases. malaria tablets. bottled water or boil it. a camera for all those great pictures Mosquito repellant and net. bring your countries flag and be proud.