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Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

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Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

Hello everyone! I am new to this site and I will really like to know more about Kenya. I will ike to know if it is safe to visit Kenya now that their presidential election is in the corner.

My friends have plans to visit Kenya and Tanzania, but we'll like to spend some weeks in Nairobi with some old pals.

Nairobi, Kenya
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1. Re: Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

Depends on when you mean now?

Elections are on Monday. So far things have been quiet, but who knows. It could stir up, it could not. All the politicians are preaching peace.

When were you thinking of coming?

2. Re: Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

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Buckland...
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3. Re: Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

We were actually thinking of arriving in Kenya on the 3rd of March, but as it is at present, we're not really sure about it. Maybe, we might just wait until after the election or simply start in Tanzania and when everything seems to be clear, then we could leave for Nairobi.

Can anyone advice us better on that?

Mtwapa, Kenya
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4. Re: Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

Here are a some current views on the situation, not specific to Nairobi though

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g661279-i13295-k…

Buckland...
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5. Re: Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

Thank's for your help man. I really appreciate that. I've just checked out the link you sent to me and posted there as well.

Hope things start and end well!

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7. Re: Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

We're going on Aug 16 for 2 weeks. According to travel warnings, tourist areas (other then Nairobi), are said to be okay. However, if anyone has any other thoughts please respond. Thank You

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8. Re: Is it safe to travel to kenya now?

Nairobi and elsewhere are fine as long as you remember to pack your common sense.

Bad things happen everywhere as you, Boston Strong, know only too well.

Go and enjoy your holiday.

Lowell, Oregon
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Just returned to the states from a trip to East Africa, including a safari in Masai Mara and overnights in Nairobi. First time there; all went well. It's good to have your rides lined up - especially after dark.

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