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Windhoek, Namibia

Does the terrorist attacks in the north of kenya's coastline have a negative influence on Mnarani? Is it safe to go there lfor holiday.

over a year ago Answer

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henkmnarani
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The events up in the north of the country certainly does have a effect on Mnarani. So far, there have been no incidents in the area. As is many areas in the world where there is tension, one does have to assess the risk of going to the area.

As I said we are fortunate that there was no incidents at Mnarani or the greater Kilifi. At the moment it is still safe to visit Mnarani as we are outside the travel advisory zone.

over a year ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Hi Lauren,

We were there for three weeks in October and felt safe at all times. We have friends who live in Kilifi and my partner lived in Kilifi for 18 years without any problems.

Many of our friends have boats and regularly go out to sea fishing. We would have had no hesitation is going out off Kilifi.The pirates operated close to Lamu which is up near the Somalia border, reports of pirate activity are rare now but it is still not advisable to go up to Lamu, which is 200km north of Kilifi.

The coast near Mombasa is predominantly a Muslim area which is why the UK Foreign Office advice is not to stay there, but it has always been a Muslim area. Kilifi is an hour from Mombasa and from our experience is quite safe.

There is a large army and naval presence in Kilifi as it is a local government headquarters. Kilifi also has a large Welcome Trust research unit in Kilifi, with many european staff and there are many european residents in the area.

The advice I would give would be no different to that I would give if you were travelling to other countries, keep valuables and expensive mobile phones and cameras hidden when not in use, always carry your passport (and a photocopy), don't use motorcycle taxis (piki piki) and if you drive be very careful as the locals have very little road sense. Also take lots of sunscreen, December and January are very hot months.

When we were in Kilifi in October there was very little malaria, in fact the Welcome Trust staff told us that transmission rates were zero, but you would be best to take medication, use insect repellent and keep arms and legs covered at night. The Mnarani provide nets over the beds.

I'm sure you'll have a great time and fall in love with Kilifi.

Geoff

over a year ago
Windhoek, Namibia
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Baie dankie Henk vir jul terugvoering. Dan sien ons julle Augustus. Het klaar bespreek en moet net ons koffertjies pak.

over a year ago
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