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First time to Africa - Tips please

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First time to Africa - Tips please

Hi

My daughter and her husbad are going to Kenya for their belated honeymoon in February. This will be their first trip to Africa and any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. They are also going on a 4 day safari so tips on what to take would be very useful.

Thanks in anticipation.

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1. Re: First time to Africa - Tips please

The link below should help

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g294206-c3322/Kenya…

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2. Re: First time to Africa - Tips please

Thanks for that Bruce, I had already made a note of everything on that list.

I'd be grateful for any further advice.

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3. Re: First time to Africa - Tips please

Drink only bottled water

Bring good hand sanitizer

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4. Re: First time to Africa - Tips please

My friend on the Tanzanian forum would say something like...

Leave your expectations and preconceptions at home... pack your curiosity and openess...

he'd also say

Visitors come to East Africa for the animals... they return for the people...

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5. Re: First time to Africa - Tips please

Hi,

Lots of good tips and useful info in the FAQs on the right of this and other forum pages (if you are on a smartphone you will have to request the desktop page to see them)

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6. Re: First time to Africa - Tips please

Thanks for the tips. One of my daughter's main worries is about what clothes to pack. They are staying at an all inclusive hotel - do guests normally dress up or is it generally casual attire? For a safari, are shorts okay or would long trousers be better?

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On the coast it will depend on the hotel, so worth checking dress code for dinner. Some will require long trousers for men and no flip flops etc. I have seen people turned away from restaurants, so check first. Safari lodges are more relaxed.

Not very helpful I know but it will all depend on the place they are staying and the type of safari they are on. I dress to avoid nasty mosquito bites after dark....long sleeves (or pashmina) long skirts / trousers. The safaris I go on are very laid back and occasionally go in straight to eat from safari, without freshening up. All depends on what is on the agenda.

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