Nairobi Area Warnings and Dangers

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Nairobi Area Warnings and Dangers

  • Nairobi, dangerous or not?

    Some say crime had risen in Nairobi as a result of unplanned urbanization. People told me how dangerous it was to walk in the streets before I came to Nairobi the first time. Especially at nights. A few years later and many more trips, I can still say I havn't experienced trouple. But I have seen some few incidents. Streetwise backpackers who know...

  • Karura forest - better avoid

    A stroll in the Karura forest around in the Northern part of the Nairobi is maybe not the first that comes to mind for a tourist, but given its size and recent effort to revive it as a recreational space it could be tempting for the adventurous. Better avoid it though. Muggings of people walking and jogging in the forest has risen since the...

  • Carjacking's on the increase

    if you must travel by car, travel around nairobi during the day. Take a Cab or a Matatu if you must be out at night. I preferred matatu's for longer cross-town ventures because I sometimes felt vulnerable traveling alone at night. Lenana Rd, Raptha Rd, and areas outside of the Westlands area have had increased carjacking rates,as has the city...

  • Dawa hangovers

    If you have dinner at the Carnivore restaurant - which seems on the agenda of most Nairobi visitors - you might be introduced to Dawa, a cocktail also popular at the coast. Made of vodka, honey and lime juice it tastes rather sweet, the strength of it hits you afterwards, especially on a hot day. so I´d recommend to handle with care, unless you...

  • Kibera slum area

    Kibera is the largest slum area in Kenya. Tourists should be very careful here according to my taxi driver. Don't take photo's if you are in slum areas in Kenya.

  • What Not to Do In Kenya

    Do pronounce the name of the country KEHN-yah (KEEN-yah, which is the old British colonial pronunciation, may offend residents).Don't photograph the people or their homes and livestock without asking permission first (don't be offended if you're asked to pay for the privilege—it's customary in some areas).Don't change money on the black market. The...

  • Fake Cell Phones.. don't get cheated!

    Buying phones from the street is a Scammer's delight in Nairobi. Many times you will find a Nokia phone at a great rate that looks and feels real. Take it home without testing it and suffer the consequences! That phone you just bought is a shell filled with lead or mud to make it feel like the real thing. To avoid being scammed, ONLY buy your phone...

  • Nairobbery

    We were warned about pickpockets and robbers, and told to go nowhere downtown Nairobi without our guides. I had some errands to run, and managed without problems. But at the main post office we experienced the following: One of the guys in our group was helping me wrapping up the things I was going to send, while my son sat on the floor beside us....

  • If you have to go to the hospital

    We had the unfortunate experience of having to visit a Nairobi hospital. My 18 month old son had a seizure while we were visiting. Thank goodness we were staying with relatives and they drove us to the main hospital, Nairobi Hospital. My sister in law recommended going to the main hospital because they would have more experience and be more...

  • Be Vigilant

    Pay attention at all times when you are in Nairobi as it is a place with much crime and not nearly enough police.Use particualr caution after dark. We found taxis very reliable and though more expensive in particular, the old English Style cabs should provide a higher level of security and comfort.

  • how to keep safe in nbo

    nairobi is not as dangerous as its made out to be. I lived there for 6 years and have gone back every year since i left.follow this guide1. Please dont wear cameras or other electronic equipment on the street theres nothing to photograph in town anyway so leave it in the hotel. Before you leave the hotel ask for directions. This way you wont be...

  • Corrupt police

    Hi there , well me and my sister were on our way to malawi after being in zanzibar, our flights didnt connect up as planned so we had to spend a night in nairobi, wed been there already on this trip so approached the idea of staying here another night with confidence, booked into a hotel and i found my window wouldnt lock , normally i put my...


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