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Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

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Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

I have planned a 10 days trip to Kenya in the coming late August. I have already bought flight tickets and paid 50% of deposit to travel agency. But due to recent terror news, I'm worried, please give me some advices.

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1. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

Where are you going to in Kenya?

There are travel advisories for London, New York, etc., so it is all relative.

Let us know where you are going, and we may be able to advise.

RWA

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2. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

I'm only going from Nairobi to Amboseli, Masa Mara and Lake Nakuru.

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3. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

I personally would not put your trip off. You have posted this in the Mombasa forum, but are not going there at all. I am assuming you are on a road safari. Should not be an issue.

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4. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

...no need to worry much but do use some common sense especially when navigating your way around on foot.desist from flaunting expensive merchandise like jewelry to avoid being an easy target of crime.

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5. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

I posted in Mombasa forum by mistake. I'm not going to Mombasa. I won't stay in Nairobi either. Will fly from Amboseli to Mara, rest are by road.

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6. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

well im going im staying in bamburi for 3 glorious weeks and i cant wait . only 6 weeks to go . i work hard all year for our family holiday and im sure not gonna throw that away .

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7. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

just got back from 2 week safari in Kenya and we never felt insecure.

We were at Amboselli and the Mara.

Avoided Nairobi and North and it was great.

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8. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

For your route, no issue.

Few visitors go to 'the North' - like the border areas.

Even to Samburu it's safe.

Likewise, is Nairobi.

Go and enjoy and stop worrying, but remember to pack your common sense as you would if traveling anywhere.

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9. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

Mitch thanks for your share... I will fly to Nairobi Airport, how's the airport security? And the road to Amboseli / Mara?

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10. Re: Help, is it dangerous to go to Kenya now?

The dangers o exist but if u are traveling with a good company u will be fine. I just got back last month. fantastic trip, worth the risk. I felt safe when I was there. Always stay with your group.

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