Getting thereHow to get there: Fly from Dublin to Dubai and thenon to Kenya with Emirates.Dublin Airport (DUB) 7hr 35minDubai International Airport (DXB)Dubai International Airport (DXB) 5hr 00minJomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)Cost of Flights(Return):€862.26It is better to go during the dry season which fallsfrom January-March and July-October.
Recommended Vaccinations Routine shots: if not up to date-measles mumps and rubella vaccination, diphtheria/ pertussis/tetanus vaccine and poliovirus vaccine. Hepatitis A: Recommended for all unvaccinated people travelling to the country. Typhoid: Recommended for all those travelling to east Africa. Yellow fever: Recommended if travelling to some parts of Kenya but not if travelling to Nairobi or Mombasa. Rabies: Recommended for travellers spending a lot of time outdoors. Children are considered at higher risk because they may receive bites and not report them. They might also play in long grass or play with animals that are carrying the disease
Places to Visit Nairobi, capital of Kenya, is situated in the highlands of the southern part of the country. Nairobi is Kenyas principal economic, administrative, and cultural centre and is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Africa. Manufactures include processed food, textiles, clothing, building materials, and communications and transportation equipment. The city also has a large tourist industry. Hotels at €33 per night. Malindi is the second largest coastal town in Kenya. The town is on Malindi Bay at the mouth of the Galana River, lying on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. Hotels from €15 per night. Mombasa is the second largest city in kenya. Situated on the east coast of Kenya, Mombasas bordering the India Ocean made it a historical trading centre. Hotels at €30 per night.
Top attractionsSamburu National Malindi provides an Hell’s Gate National ParkReserve is a very introduction to the coastal is a small park which waspeaceful national tourist attractions in once a tributary of apark in Northern Kenya with its extensive prehistoric lake. It is uniqueKenya. It attracts coral reefs and beaches. among Kenya’s wildlifewildlife because of There are surfing, parks, as you are allowed tothe Uaso Nyiro River snorkelling, deep-sea walk or cycle without athat runs through it fishing and other water guide. There’s lots scenery,and because of the sports. The Malindi with steep cliffs, and basaltmixture of forest and Marine National Park is columns. The national parkgrassland vegetation. protected and has fine is home to a wide variety of beaches clear water and wildlife. very colourful fish.
Top attractionsThe Maasai Mara National Adventures Aloft flies Mount Kenya remainsis a large game reserve in daily in the Masai Mara Africa’s second tallestsouth-western Kenya. It is game reserve. Flights peak and is oftenfamous for its population of take off at 6.30 each considered a morelions, leopards and cheetahs, morning in time with the challenging climb thangame, and the annual sunrise. It is quite mount Kilimanjaro inmigration of zebra, expensive, at €340 per Tanzania. The scenery isThomsons gazelle, and person, however it is marked by incrediblewildebeest to and from the worth it as you get to see views of Kenya and evenSerengeti every year from everything from a birds great glimpses of MountJuly to October, known as the eye view as the sun rises. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.Great Migration
Greeting Customs The most common greeting is ‘Jambo?’ which means ‘how are you?’. It is said before a handshake. When greeting an elder or someone of higher status, grasp the right wrist with the left hand while shaking hands to demonstrate respect. Women over the age of 21 are often addressed as “Mama” and men over the age of 35 are often addressed as “Mzee”. Children generally refer to adults as Aunt or Uncle, even if they are not related.
Kenyan Cuisine Traditional Kenyan foods reflect the many different lifestyles of the various groups in the country. Staple foods consist mainly of corn, maize, potatoes, and beans. Ugali and meat are typically eaten inland, while the coastal peoples eat a more varied diet. The foods that are eaten universally in Kenya are Ugali, Sukuma wiki and nyama choma. Some snacks include samosas and maandazi.