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  • Kamba

    The Kamba people live in the Eastern part of Kenya, in villages composed of huts. Each hut is made of a ring of poles, covered with grasses from top to bottom. Like in most of the other people this construction is made by women.The Kamba are experts in cultivation, growing beans, maize, bananas etc. The men are famous bow and arrow hunters, while...

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  • Visa on Arrival

    Requirements1. Validity of Passport Minimum 6 months beyond intended duration of Stay2. Confirmed Onward/Return Ticket3. Sufficient Funds to Cover the expenses duration of of stay (Min US$500.00)1 Visa Application Form (available at the counters at Immigration Hall JKIA Airport) No Photo Required (Finger Prints will be scaned)1 Arrival Card (Given...

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  • Land of Elephants by Count Széchenyí

    COUNT ZSIGMOND SZECHENYI was in Nairobi, Kenya in 1929 and returned in 1932. He finds NAIROBI growing fast. His safari heads into the forest looking for elephant tracts in November 1932 at KITUI. No elephants were seen. A witch-doctor is consulted and he gets a large elephant with big tusks on the 3rd day! On 20.12.1933, Szechenyi takes 2 lorries...

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  • Jomo Kenyatta

    Johnstone Kamau, from Kikuyu tribe, would one day be known as Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya. He served as the first Prime Minister (1963-1964) and President (1964-1978) and is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation.He made Kikuyu nation the most powerful tribe of Kenya for many years and consolided his personal power by...

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  • Visa for Kenya/Uganda

    No worries about getting a visa. You can buy one at the airport for £20 for 3 months. You have to fill out a card when you arrive on the plane and fill one out before going through security when you leave the country. I have no idea about a visa to Uganda.To save time and confusion, it would be better to send off your passport to both embassies in...

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  • Visa on arrival

    Visas can be obtained on arrival at the airport in Nairobi or Mombasa, but Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa prior to arrival in Kenya: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Senegal, Somalia, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Cameroon, Pakistan, Tazikstan and North Korea. NEW: The visa fee is 50 USD...

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  • COUNTRY INFORMATION

    COUNTRY INFORMATION:Visa: Visa at the airport takes 10 minutes to get. Visa costs 50 USD. Mobil phone: Very good roaming. Can also buy cheaper, prepaid SIM cards.ATM: Yes. Works good and gives normal rate.Recommended language: English.Infrastructure: Poor in the countryside. OK in the cities, but Nairobi has problems with the flow of...

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  • Kenya and Tanzania - Eliza, Mark and the...

    We thought we'd send in some feedback about the recent Kenya/Tanzania safari we completed on 15th Aug. In a word, AMAZING!!! All five of us had the most incredible expereince, and I know I can speak for all us in saying a big thank you to everyone involved. Whilst each of us loved it from start to finish, the trip was particualry special and life...

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  • Kenya Visa

    If you're planning a trip to Kenya, make sure to get a Kenya Visa before you leave your home country. You can apply by mail or in person at the closest Kenya Embassy or Visa Office to your home.

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  • Quiet, White Sandy Beaches

    If you are looking for an intimate holiday then I suggest you stay on the South Coast. The beaches are cleaner and less crowded. Check out hotels along Diani Beach. I believe that is among the best stretches on the South.To avoid begging and prostitutes, have a set itinerary from a good agency & make sure that you check everything out on the...

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  • Forget Traveller cheques

    If you think about to take Traveller cheques to Kenya, better you forget this. In Nairobi is no bank which is changing them. There is only one changing buero and even they could make trouble if they are not agree with your signature. What ever happened last years, but I tried 10 banks and got nothing. They never change Traveller cheques again.If...

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  • Using mobile phone in Kenya

    The mobile phone works great in the cities in Kenya (September 2008). The connection is good. But the roaming price for a foreign SIM card is expensive. I should have called from a local SIM card with prepaid credit. I talked with several people who bought a Kenyan SIM card in one of the many phone shops here. This worked perfect. You can recieve...

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  • Swahili words

    .Learn some swahili wordsWelcome - karibuHello - JamboThank you - asantePeople - watuI'm busy - niko busyNo money - hakuna pesaDon't forget - usi sahauI love you - naku pendaYou are beautiful - wewe ni mremboAss - matako

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  • ATM - minibank

    The ATM service in Kenya is good. The terminals are located outside the banks. There are no credit card fraud in Kenya yet (September 2008). I had no problem using a credit card in Nairobi and Mombasa, and recommend using it.

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  • Visa application

    Ok, this is not exactly my favourite thing about Kenya, but I didn't know what other category than "general tips" I should stick this in :-)Instead of sending your passport off to an embassy and applying for a visa upfront you can also get your visa on arrival in Kenya. You need to fill out one of the visa forms before you go to the immigration...

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  • Safari

    A great experience! We were twice in Kenya and we've had various safari experiences, but we really have to recommend Julius JT safaris! Having heard about Julius on internet, we decided to plan this years safari with him. He arranged for us two outstanding trips this year, perfectly corresponding to our special wishes. Best prices, absolutely fair...

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  • Gifts and Donations

    Hello Tina,It's a very good idea to take with you some gifts in kenya.i stay in kenya where i run a conservation project and host volunteers.It is very good to support the community by giving them the gift and you will feel very appreciated by the locals.They gift you give will highly depend with the community of the place you visit.I can advice...

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  • Surgestions on itinerary

    My fellow forum colleagues might have known the conditions of roads some a few months ago but the road to mara now is far better. It is being re- carpeted.Depending on which flight you arriving with severally my clients have proceeded on safari after arriving with an early flight.What you need is a place t o freshen up abit and some breakfast.Your...

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  • Horse Ride

    If you wishing to travel northern Eastern parks, Samburu & Shaba. You can enjoy horse back safaris at Sweetwaters Game Reserve.It is the only park that host chips at its gallery forest.In need of more info let me know. Its Wildlife

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  • Safety in cash transfer.

    From my personal experience being a resident and in the tourism industry,Been referred to other company s will not help you much.KATO deals with code of ethics not transactions.To be precise ask the company to provide you with;METHOD OF PAYMENT,which should include the below:1.Cheques/Cash payable to:2.Transfer address:3.Swift Code:4.Account...

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  • Looking for tour operators

    A good start to find out whether the company you have chosen is reputable is to check whether they are a member of the Kenyan Association of Tour Operators: www.katokenya.orgHowever, as there are certain restrictions on who can join (e.g. certain number of employees) many smaller companies cannot join and are therefore not listed on the website,...

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  • Weather

    Kenya is divided by the equator. It is hot and humid on the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and north east. The hottest time in February and March and the coldest July and August.Average Annual TempsMombasa (Coastal): 22-30 degrees CNairobi: 13-25 degrees CNorth Plains: 23-34 degrees CSeasonsSpring: September - NovemberSummer:...

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  • Dedan Kimathi Wachiuri

    Field Marshal, Dedan Kimathi Wachiuri (1920 - 1957) was a Kenyan rebel leader who fought against British colonization in Kenya. He was convicted and executed by the British Colonial Government, sentenced to death by hanging and his remains are buried in unmarked grave at Kamiti Prison.For the Kikuyus (largest tribe in Kenya), Kimathi was a freedom...

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  • Kenyans

    Jamhuri ya Kenya (Republic of Kenya) is official name of the country in kswahili language. Actually, k in front of swahili indicates Kenyan dialect because swahili language is widely spoken in Tanzania and some in Uganda too.Kenya occupies huge territory with over 35 million of inhabitants whom derived from one of 110 different tribes. The biggest...

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  • Mau Mau Uprising (1952-1960)

    After almost half of the century the speculations still exist regarding backronym Mau Mau and what it really means. According to some interpretations it comes out of swahili words "Mzungu Aende Ulaya - Mwafrika Apate Uhuru" or "Let the white man go back abroad so the African can get his Freedom."However, according to newest interpretation Mau Mau...

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  • Viewing the Wildebeest Migration

    Best time to see the great migration in the Masai Mara is between Mid July - Mid/Late Sept. Be patient as the Zebra & Wildebeest often take some time to decide to cross if you get their before the crossings start. They dont always cross every day depending on how far in the Migration is so its worth visiting more than once during a trip, one day...

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  • The beauty of nature

    Kenya is definetely a very beautiful country and has lots to offer to the visitors. Those who enjoy in sandy beaches will come on their own here. The best of a kind are situated around the town of Mombasa, the only problem is shallow of the water, except for the one at Malindi.In case you're enjoying in stunning landscapes, visit northern and most...

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  • Kenya beer

    Hot sticky day sight seeing? Spitting feathers after a daylong safari under the unrelenting African sun? Well luckily Kenyan beer does a bloody good job in quenching your thirst.Tusker is the most popular beer in the country and is an entirely quaffable beverage. My personal choice however is Pilsner, it’s a touch stronger than Tusker. There are...

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  • Bring Lots of Shoes

    A lot of people in this country do not have shoes, and they will often try to bargain and rather than ask for cash, ask if you will give them your used shoes (e.g. in exchange for some item they have for sale.)I had a pair of dirty, worn out sneakers, with holes in them and falling apart, that I had planned to throw out immediately after the trip....

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  • Kenya and Africa in General

    The water should always be from an UNOPENED BOTTLE. Major hotels will provide you some and replenish it every day. If you decide to buy any soda, it comes in a glass bottle. If you drink it and leave the bottle it is cheaper. They will charge you for the bottle!!! Janurary is the middle of the African Summer. It is hot, and the sun is hotter. I put...

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  • Kenya the best Destination i loved most.

    Kenya is heaven on earth,i really enjoyed with my family.The hot and cool climate,beaches.Hotels,the people the landcapes are made everthing wonderful to my family.The great safari which was very well organised by J.T.safaris(julius-safaris.com),as we had booked via internet.We stayed at Southern palms beach hotel south of mombasa with very nice...

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  • Multiconfesional Kenya

    Kenya is multiconfesional, catholics muslims and others live in piece and tollerance here. There exists substantial community of Indians in Kenya and most of them live in the coastal towns like Mombasa. I was surprised by the fact that majority of population in Mombasa are muslims, actually there are whole quarters in the town where only muslims...

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  • Kenya: Meeting the Masai

    Meeting the Masai has been one of the greatest experience in my life.....I had the opportunity to visit a Masai village in Kenya .....a world apart......a world out of time where I completely forgot the rythms of our "urban" life....I'll never forget this experience....

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  • Black Rhino Close Encounter

    Get to at least one of the Game Parks! We had a fantastic time just driving around in Amboseli, picking and choosing our destination for the day. If we spotted some of the organized tour busses clustered around something we would check that out too (see 2nd photo). The game was very abundant and, in fact, this was better viewing than we experienced...

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  • Maasai

    The Maasai belong to the group of plain Nilotes. They are found in Rift Valley province, and Northern Tanzania districts. The Maasai are nomadic pastoralists who belive that they are the only ones in this world who should own cattle. They are a legendary and most formidable warrior tribe. Their culture, however, is closely knit around cattle and...

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  • Luo

    The Luo tribe originated from southern Sudan, they are river/lake Nilotes closely related to the highland Nilotes among them the Kalenjins and the plain Nilotes like the Maasai. They keep cattle and cultivate root plants. Man is a most central figure of every Luo homestead (dala). The presence of a man in Luo homestead is personified by a cock and...

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  • Kikuyu

    The Kikuyu people live in the most central part of the country. According to their mythology they belong to the family of Gikuyu and Mumbi who camee from the skies. The tribe is divided into nine clans from the nine daughters of Gikuyu and Mumbi.Their activities are manily farming of food crops like yams, arrowroots, maize, beans, coffee and tea....

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  • Kalenjin

    The Kalenjin are people originally from Highland Nilotes comprising of several sub Groups. The word Kalenjin means I tell you or I say to you. The boys wear goat's or cow hides, while girls have long aprons made of cows hides. Distinguished warriors would wear leopard or monkeys skin. Kalenjin are mixed farmers. They grow tea as their major cash...

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  • Mombasa

    Mombasa is the biggest port in whole of Eastern Africa and one of the major trade centers of Kenya. The town itself isn't attractive at all and I didn't like it much. It is, however, the major touristic center in whole of the country with lots of oportunity to find a steady work. It is why many people from the nothern part of Kenya migrate here.In...

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  • Nairobi

    Nairobi is the capital of Kenya situated in the central part of the country. It is modern, new build town, with large avenues and glass skycrapers. You wont se much of the traditional Kenyan way of life in the city centre or around it. The people who live here do not look alike to those you can meet in the other parts of the country, in short,...

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  • Mijikenda

    Actualy, Mijikenda means nine tribes. The Mijikenda live in windowless loaf shaped huts. Each tribe has a Kaya, or traditional place where they go to appease ancestors. Apart from farming, hunting for bush pigs, bucks and antelopes is way of life. They also trap rodents, which they eat and consider delicacies. The Mijikenda have blacksmiths whom...

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  • Pokot

    The Pokot live in Western Kenya, around Cherengani hills. They have traditionally remained aloof from western cultural and developmental unfluences. Obsessed with passion for cattleownership, the Pokot daily sing a songs of praise to their cattle, telling them they are more beautiful and worth more than their women. According to the Pokot legend,...

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  • El Molo

    El Molo, who live on the South-Eastern borders of lake Turkana, are the smallest tribe in Kenya. Actually, their name is Maasai word for people without cattle. The Maasai use to despise all those communities who do not have cattle.Very few elders nawoadays know the El Molo language. The youngs have turned to either Turkana or Samburu language and...

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  • Massai village

    To visit the Massai village we had to pay cca 5 euro. We went around the village, meeting only women and children. But we didn’t regret.

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  • SEND MULTIPLE MAILINGS FOR BEST SAFARI...

    When interviewing perspective tour operators we compose a general Email stating our needs, wants and desires. You should be clear, consise and whenever possible be honest about refering future clients to their business. This allows the tour operator to work out a more tailored trip catering to your needs. Best of all, it will give you a broadened...

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