Senior Travel in Kenya

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Following is a Kenya senior travel guide for senior tourists visiting this country.

Travel

Senior tourists can use air travel for moving from one region to another. Kenya Airways offers regular scheduled flights to Lamu, Mombasa, Kisumu and Malindi. Fly540, a no frills, low cost airline also offers flights to various places in Kenya. Besides these, East African Safari Air and Airkenya are 2 other airlines that operate in the country. Travelers can also choose the country’s network of long distance buses. However, these can be dusty and bumpy, so ensure that you select a good one. Local buses provide regular transportation services at affordable rates. Matatus is another mode of transportation in Kenya, but senior travelers are advised to avoid these as they are poorly maintained, badly driven and risky. Senior tourists can also rent cars for a better and more comfortable ride. Local and international agencies offer car rentals that are reliable and trustworthy.

Accommodations

Kenya offers all kinds of accommodations for senior tourists, whether it is a budget guest house or a luxurious suite. A number of hotels offer basic accommodation and facilities for around $100. Hotel rates may go up by a few more hundreds if you are closer to the beach and are looking for luxurious amenities. Home stays are also becoming popular among tourists in Kenya as they offer an authentic Kenyan experience. Generally homes that offer this kind of accommodation charge $20 to $30 a night, including daily meals.

Sights

One of the best things to do in Kenya is to visit the game reserves. They are one of the best in the world and offer tourists a chance to see Africa’s finest flora and fauna. Parks here are best known for huge herds of zebras, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, lions and other wild beasts. Kenya is also famous for its beaches, so soaking up some sun is a good idea. Tourists will find beautiful beaches in Mombasa and along the coast. The country is now becoming popular as a golfing destination, thanks to the many beautiful courses in urban areas.

Dining

Kenya has numerous restaurants that offer international and traditional cuisines. Whether you are looking for fancy restaurants or fast food eateries, you will find plenty of options. Most of the better restaurants are attached to 5-star hotels. However, you can also find good quality bars and restaurants that offer Chinese, Indian, French, Brazilian and Thai cuisines. There are many bars and pubs that offer local and imported wines and beers. Tourists are advised to avoid drinking local brews like busaa and changaa as they are illegal and unhygienic.

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March 26, 2010 new by imran_m

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