Nairobi Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Nairobi

  • 1. Fake Police

    Walking around central Nairobi near the Hilton hotel first some Sudanese (?) came with a bad luck story to buy for his family some rice, a view minutes later he came again and wanted to sell some hash...

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  • 2. Is Your Safari Company a KATO Member??

    There have been noted to be some unscrupulous tour companies that attempt to deceive potential visitors that they are KATO members but they are not. Do check...

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  • 3. Kenya is an expensive country for tourists!

    When you come to Nairobi you will be shocked to see how locals pay, and how you, yourselves have to pay. There are big supermarkets that sell everything we find...

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  • 4. Avoid giving money!

    If you are on a Mission trip and you are visiting an Orphanage, a School in Need or even people, avoid giving money. Instead go and buy for them food like...

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  • 5. Don't trust easily !

    Don't trust people over the net who might invite you and let you spend time with them and help you visit people who need help.They might have every intension to...

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  • 6. Purchase with a local

    If you want to purchase anything, ....from fruit to buying maize for the poor be sure to have a trustworthy local with you.You will be surprised how prices...

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  • 7. Double cross the Safari Company you have booked!

    You can easily fall into a trap and book your safari trips with an unreliable agent.Be sure to read other travellers' comments on reliable sites like VT,...

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  • 8. Planet Safari Adventure's free hotel

    Planet Safari Adventure is a safari company in Nairobi. When I arrived Nairobi airport the company persuaded me to take a three days Masai Mara safari. They...

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  • 9. Inpromtu Tour guides

    There are few opportunities for locals to make a few extra dollars so they look for any way to make ends meet. One of these ways is to try and become your tour...

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  • 10. Tourist Prices

    One thing I noted about Kenya (and Tanzania) was the different prices for tourists and how much greater they are than for locals. While I agree in principle I...

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  • 11. Buying from a Kenyan is worth it

    If you want a fair price, don't try and buy from the Indian merchants in Nairobi. They mark everything up and are very pushy when it comes to negotiating, even...

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  • 12. Hello, taxi

    When in Nairobi you wont need to call for a taxi instead ,they will call you. Only few cars around have visible taxi marks on, great majority of them look alike...

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  • 13. Dangerous place to visit!?

    According to the certain internet sites, Nairobi is very dangerous place for the tourists, both during the day and night. As a metter of fact, there is official...

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  • 14. I give you good discount!!

    When going on a packaged tour, your guide will stop you at several curio or souvenir shops along the way. Curio shops do sell some nice things to bring home as...

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  • 15. Safari's and nice guys who want to "help" you..

    If you are near a hotel(especially anywhere near Kimathi or Mama Ngina st) you will often encounter well dressed men who have pamphlets. They usually start by...

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  • 16. The Market!

    You have to be careful here. At the end of the day it is a place of business and there is a high potential for pick pocketing and purse theft. So be careful...

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  • Pasquello's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    A lucrative traffic is going on at the Nairobi N.P. Safari Walk.

    Even tough the price of a visit to this park is already high (20 $/pp), the KWS-personel inside the Nairobi N.P. « Safari Walk » (guides and cooperating guards) run a business in which the two cheetahs of the park can be hugged. For hard cash, tourists are allowed in the cheetah-cage for a «hug-session ». We had 2 cases on an ATC-Overland truck where one couple was forced to pay 1000 Ksh each, while 2 other couples were asked 4000 Ksh (!!!) each. This is negative for the credibility of the Kenia Wildlife Service but also for the safety of the visitors. The rudeness of the concerned guides and guards is stunning. A copy of this remark has been send to several travel T.O.’s, the KWS headquaters and the KWS customersservice. None of them replied. Rotation of the guards doesn't seem a sufficiant solution for the problem. Corruption is all over the place in Kenia.