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Is Mombasa Safe? Full Guide 2024

When comparing serious crime statistics like attempted murder, burglary with violence, and assaults, the city of Mombasa stands out as significantly safer than other major cities in Kenya, including Nairobi, Kisumu, and Nakuru. Despite being situated approximately 1600 kilometers away from Somalia, the city remains remarkably tranquil and unaffected by the turmoil experienced by Somali dissidents. Mombasa is one of the coastal towns that we recommend for our Kenya beach safari. Is Mombasa Safe? Contrary to many other major cities in Kenya, Mombasa offers a relatively low risk of negative security incidents. The Swahili people residing in Mombasa place great …

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Driving in Kenya as a Tourist

If you have a valid foreign license from your country that is printed in English or Swahili, and you haven’t exceeded 90 days since arriving in Kenya on a tourist visa, you are allowed to drive on Kenyan roads. However, if your license is valid but printed in languages other than English or Swahili, you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit(IDP). You can get the IDP here. Driving on Kenyan Roads as a Foreigner: Sarah, the co-founder of Kambu Campers, is an American who drove on Kenyan roads for 5 years before obtaining a Kenyan license. Whenever asked …

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Coldest Month in Kenya

If you are planning a safari to Kenya and are worried about the temperature, then you are in the right place. Kenya has a tropical climate and its temperature is usually relatively warm throughout most of the year. However, during certain months, temperatures can drop significantly due to seasonal changes. So, what is the coldest month in Kenya; Based on temperature records collected by timeanddate.com spanning from 1985 to 2015, July stands as the chilliest month in Kenya. During this time, temperatures plummet to as low as 12 degrees Celsius, with average highs peaking around 22 degrees Celsius. Below is …

Is it Safe to go to Kenya on Safari?

Is it Safe to go to Kenya on Safari? Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Kenya was ranked as Africa’s leading tourist destination by the World Travel Awards (WTA) but questions still linger among some potential safari-goers whether Kenya is safe to travel. In my few years being a tour guide, I have personally experienced that Kenya is a very safe place to visit as a tourist but I was born here and perhaps you think I am biased. In this blog, I will elaborate using evidence to help you make an informed decision as someone considering a visit to Kenya. Some background …

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