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Tips for Traveling to Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya which is known for its large national park. This reserve is known for breeding endangered black rhinos and zebras. It is no surprise that this country is a favorite among tourists who want to immerse themselves in great culture and witness the wildlife. So if you are planning to tour in Nairobi, here are some important things you need to consider.

Be cautious where you eat

   Although food in Kenya is unique and delicious, you need to choose where to dine. Pay extra attention to the meat and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the quality of food. Sometimes, the quality of meat in Nairobi or local ingredients can cause an upset stomach. If you are not used to the kind of food, better choose another restaurant to dine.

Make sure you have enough vaccines

Kenya had a rough history of Malaria outbreak. Even today, there are still cases of people getting sick of Malaria. So before heading to Nairobi it would be wise to ensure your vaccines are updated. Ask your doctor what pills to take to keep yourself immune to these diseases. Also bring a lot of vitamins with you and always stay hydrated.

Be careful with the insects

Don’t let any insect bite you in Nairobi like biting wasps and acacia thorns. Keep yourself safe from all other insects and not just from Malaria-carrying mosquitoes. You don’t really know what harm these insects can bring to you. Better yet, bring some insect repellents and or spray. You don’t want to go home and find yourself suffering from unknown sickness due to insect bites.

 Have a little adventure

We have seen and heard a lot of horror stories about Nairobi. Most movies we see on TV would feature doctors coming to Kenya to combat weird diseases and save people. But Kenya is not all about that. On the bright side, Nairobi is home to the beautiful Mount Kenya. There are hiking trails that lead you to the peak of this mountain. So if you are feeling a little adventurous you can prepare your gears and dare to trek to Mount Kenya. You would be surprised by the number of people going here every year and have developed their own kind of devotion.

Finally stay street smart. Nairobi is not the kind of city where you can wander around safely especially when dark falls. Make sure you are always on guard and ask the hostels about areas and corners to avoid if you need to go out during night.