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Dye to arrive 3 days after election

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Dye to arrive 3 days after election

Hello all

We are due to arrive in Niarobi on the 20th October and heading for the Mara.

We are a group of 15 including kids and are quite worried.

We head for the Mara for 2 nights then back to Nairobi airport for a flight to Mombasa for 5 nights back again to Niarobi for a 1 night stay at Bestwestern.

Are there are riots after the election and should I be changing the Bestwestern hotel to some where nearer the airport?

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1. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

Auto type on the title....should be We are not dye

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2. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

You won't "dye", however changing to a hotel in the airport vicinity is a very good idea.

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3. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

Would there be riots on the way to the Mara?

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4. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

That trip involves more than one road and I'm afraid it's impossible to predict. Probably better to fly.

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5. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

mmmmmmmm that reply is a worry for anyone..

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6. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

As you probably have heard, the election date has been moved to Oct 26 to allow for the electronic systems to be updated.

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8. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

Yes, moved to the 26th but it's becoming harder to understand what will actually take place on that day. The opposition talks of boycotting or even disrupting the voting. The backstory to this is complicated, probably too complicated to summarize here anymore as on a daily basis both sides are making public threats and moving yet more court motions. (The court for its part is starting to look visibly nervous being saddled with such a momentous responsibility and enduring high-level threats against some of its judges.) But in a nutshell, both the major parties and their tribal supporters are now feeling victimized and it is now looking to be a much more tense event than the Aug 8 election. I'm not optimistic anymore that the vote will go smoothly and that one (or the other) candidate will be sworn in as president without major drama.

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9. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

I suggest you Change the Hotel from Best Western to one along Mombasa road which is closer to the Airport, like Boma Hotel. Better Option is using The Lazizi Premiere Hotel which is located right in the Airport.

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10. Re: Dye to arrive 3 days after election

We are also scheduled to arrive in Nairobi for a 2 week safari on Oct 23. We are heading to Amboseli on Oct 24 for 2 day’s then cross border on Oct 26 Election Day into Tanzania. We’re getting nervous as well. Will crossing border be an issue? We are with a small group organized tour. We’re spending most of time in Tanzania but last few days in Masai Mara and Nairobi leaving on Nov4.

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