Kenya is a country that has many opportunities for adventure and exploration. Whether you love hiking, diving or simply taking in the sights, this country will not disappoint you. Kenya is one of those places where there is something new to see every day and becoming an experienced traveller here may take some time as it seems like there’s so much to see everywhere you go. This makes it great for those who are interested in wildlife as well as those who want to take the time and explore the city and villages the locals call home.
Women traveling in Africa on their own are generally advised to be cautious but not scared. It’s important that you take some basic precautions while determining your sightseeing plans, particularly if you are planning on exploring on foot. Also, remember that it will be harder for you to get around at night so plan accordingly. Here are some tips:
1. Remember to take e-Visa and a valid passport for your trip to Kenya
Kenya is a beautiful country full of unique wildlife and people. If you’re planning to travel there, it’s important that you obtain an e-Visa before entering the country. Here are some reasons why:
- You’ll avoid delays in processing your visa application at the airport.
- You’ll save time and energy with no need to stand in line or waste time filling out forms on arrival.
- It makes traveling easier by providing a fast and convenient way for travellers to get their visas without having to visit an embassy or consulate.
You can get a visa to Kenya within15 minutes without even leaving home. Next, you will need to take it along with your valid passport for a Kenyan adventure. Please be aware that the validity of your passport must be at least 6 months from the date of entry to Kenya.
2. Consider using a local tour company with other female travellers
Traveling with a tour company ensures that you will be able to see everything that is available at your destination. It also means that you won’t have to worry about the logistics of getting everywhere, as this will be taken care of by the tour company. It’s more expensive than traveling independently, but it can be worth it if you are short on time or are inexperienced in your destination country. If you choose a good tour company, they’ll provide an itinerary which takes all of your interests into account. They may even go out of their way to find some insider knowledge for you so that you experience things that other tourists don’t get to see.
There are many different ways that a tour company can offer support on your trip. They may provide local tour guides, transportation, accommodation, and other services. This means that you won’t have to worry about organizing anything yourself – just sit back and relax!
3. Avoid walking anywhere alone after dark – it’s best to take taxis or buses instead
It’s best to take taxis or buses if you want to avoid being harassed at night. If you are not sure of the route, know that most Kenyan cities have good taxi services with call centres that will connect you with a reliable driver. You can also use apps like Uber or Easy Taxi while in Kenya for safe transportation. Always beware of strange males who approach you on the street while at night time, particularly during pub hours when many new arrivals are looking for recreation.
4. Dress conservatively, and avoid revealing clothing
It is important for travellers to Kenya to dress conservatively. It’s not because there is a strict dress code or that Kenyans will chastise you if you don’t follow it; it’s because dressing in certain ways greatly reduces the chance of crime against Westerners. Western women need to be aware that wearing clothing that reveals too much skin will put them at greater risk than women who wear modest and loose-fitting clothing.
5. Do not to drink tap water
Even the locals don’t drink tap water so you should do your best to avoid it as well. If you are staying at a hotel, ask for their room service menu and order food items that come with purified or boiled water. Stay clear of ice cubes too. Stick to bottled mineral drinks instead or freshly squeezed juices, if available. Also, eat only cooked food from reliable places such as hotels, cafes and restaurants rather than street vendors because chances are they will be using tap water which can give you intestinal infections. Better safe than sorry!
As a solo female traveller, you’ll find that Kenya provides welcoming and safe experiences for all types of travellers. Whether it is your first time in Africa or not, we hope these travel tips will help make your trip to African land as memorable as possible! If you are considering traveling to this beautiful country, do not hesitate to obtain an eVisa online. Save your energy. Kenyan adventures are waiting for you just around the corner!
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