There is nothing quite like heading to the great outdoors for a trip, and countries like Kenya are prime locations for tours and treks.These incredible territories are full of the most diverse creatures and environments to explore. You can climb snowy mountains, watch animals hunt in the savannah grasslands, or go camping in any one of the numerous national parks and reservations.
Of course, you must be well prepared for your journey to the wilderness as well as the big cities of these countries. Here are some ways to be ready for anything.
The most important thing you can do is your research. If you are going in blind hoping to decide what you’ll do once you get there, you’ll be disappointed and hopelessly lost. You’ll also waste a lot of time and money. Instead, research some key activities and schedule them. You’ll find that in Africa safari tours are ideal for families, lone travellers, and couples alike. Book hotels and tours before you leave home, because these are extremely popular among tourists. Research the weather and the culture so that you know what to expect and can prepare accordingly.
Knowing what you will be doing will make it easy for you to pack appropriate clothing. The best way to go about this is to have layers. The African weather varies drastically from place to place and at different times of the day. This is why it is best to dress in layers, so you can shed or add clothing as necessary to beat the heat or cold. Pack as lightly as you can if you are planning to do a lot of trekking or moving from location to location. Ask your travel agent of liaisons if you have gotten in touch already about what other special items you might need. Some essentials include sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, insect repellent, and big, refillable water bottles. Avoid darker clothing as these tend to attract certain insects like mosquito.
Well in Advance, it is best to find out all about passport and visa requirements. You will need to get certain vaccinations and medications. If you have gone to a country nearby or even to Kenya before, it is not enough to just ask for the same vaccinations you had the last time. Recommendations may differ from country to country and from time to time. So it is best to check with the official disease prevention and control centres shortly before you plan to apply for visa.
Other than these tips, you might want to avoid taking anything you can do without, like a laptop. You should be able to keep up communication when possible using your smartphone. Check for portable Wi-Fi options while you are at the airport if you are worried about not being able to stay in touch, and carry a fully charged powerbank with you in case you need to charge your phone when you don’t have access to an outlet.
Now you should be ready for your big trip. Remember, you won’t be able to see it all unless you are planning a long stay, so find out what some of the top best things to do are and pick a few to start with. You can always visit again and continue the adventure!