Information to organize your trip to Kenya

Never is little information we have to organize an upcoming trip. This time we set the course we will travel to one of the jewels of Africa: Kenya and we will share basic information and practice that without doubt will be very useful.

Kenya is one of the most popular destinations to see wildlife in Africa , as well as having a long coastline on the Indian Ocean with magnificent beaches. A country so diverse that, in the heart of Africa, Kenya offers up glaciers . And of course, find safaris to suit all tastes , from the ground, from the air, to photograph, night, etc. etc.

Kenya: information for the trip

Kenya has about 580,000 square miles, slightly larger than Spain and has 500 kilometers of coastline on the Indian Ocean.

From Spain will have a 11 hour flight. Flights from Spain are via London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Istanbul. From Latin America also opens the possibility through Cape Town.

-It is in the time zone GMT +3. Two hours ahead of Spain (12.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs Madrid will be the Nairobi) during the summer and one hour in the winter. Remember how to set the time difference between countries and you have tools to calculate this difference in the case of your particular country.

-The imaginary line crosses Ecuador Kenya by the center. So if you go to northern Kenya, will be in the northern hemisphere, and if you go south to Kenya ... you know.

-There are two rainy seasons. From April to June is the main and the "short rains" in October.

-The best time to visit is from June to September and November to March when there are chances of seeing animals.

-The currency is the shilling with a change of 116 shillings per euro. Always have to reconfirm the exchange rate before you travel.

-You can also utiizar the euro and the dollar in the capital and big cities

-Credit cards can be used to pay for hotels, restaurants and department stores

-Spanish citizens need a tourist visa to enter Kenya. In the case of Latin American countries, most also needed. In each case should consult the Embassy or Consulate of Kenya or the Foreign Ministry of your country.

-If an affected area viejes pro yellow fever, you will be asked to carry put the hepatitis B vaccine. No mandatory vaccinations are recommended but also those of typhoid, hepatitis, tuberculosis and tetanus. If traveling in the rainy season, it is worth consulting on prophylactic measures to prevent you from malaria. Check in your country to the relevant health authorities.

-Bring your suitcase and light comfortable clothing that allows dress "like an onion" because in a country as large, lots difversidad climates and needs. Take-sleeved clothing and long legs and something waterproof for rainy season.

Kenya is a diverse country, big impact. Plan your trip ahead of time, see information on the fanpage Kenya Tourist Information in Spanish