Kenya is located in East Africa on both sides of the equator, bordering on Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, and the Indian Ocean.
Visas and Embassies:
Every person over 16 years old who enters Kenya needs an entry visa. The visa costs fifty dollars, there is no have the option of issuing a visa at the Nairobi airport. only by the website!
Embassy of Kenya in Israel:
Address: Abba Hillel 15, Ramat Gan Tel: 03-5754788
Embassy of Israel in Kenya – Nairobi:
Bishop Road, Nairobi Address: P.O. Box 30354 (Opposite Fairview Hotel)
999/444 Ambulance, police, fire department.
0725-225225 ,020 -2717376 AAR emergency
020-340262/74 ,0721 -225285 St. John Ambulance
020-315454/5 Amref (flying doctors)
020-3754000 Electricity Emergency
020-2722160 Nairobi Hospital
Vaccinations and Health:
Before you travel, it is recommended that you contact a travel clinic in your area and receive the required vaccinations according to your route.
It is important to come with your vaccination booklet. When landing at the airport in Nairobi, you will be asked to present your vaccination booklet with an authorization that you received a vaccination for yellow fever. The vaccination must be performed at least 10 days before visiting the country.
It is recommended to start taking pills against malaria ten days before the trip. (Not all the destinations in Kenya require this). Modern medical services in Kenya are found only in the major cities and the major tourist sites and not in the villages.
The Tourist Seasons and Weather:
Kenya’s location near the equator enables traveling in the country all year round
The weather changes during the seasons, but the changes are not dramatic.
December – March: A good season for traveling: sunny in the daytime and cool in the evening.
December 15 – January 3: The prices rise significantly.
April – May – first half of June: A wet season with heavy rain every few days. You can still come to travel to Kenya, and the prices are cheaper.
The Migration Season:
The migration season is between June and October. This is the most recommended season to come to Kenya for safari trips because of the “Great Migration”. Hundreds of thousands of animals migrate between the Serengeti reserve in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya.
June – October: A little rainy, slightly cold weather. These months are recommended as a pleasant season for travel to Kenya.
November: The rainy season.
Aga Khan Hospital- Address: Off Princess Way on Vanga Rd., P.O. Box 83013, Mombasa, Kenya. Telephone: (254)11-31-2954, 11-22-2955
The currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. 100 shilling = about 1 US dollar. The dollar is an accepted currency almost everywhere. It is recommended to change money only in authorized places and not with money changers on the street because of forgers. You can find authorized places to change money in banks, hotels, and almost every commercial center.
In Kenya, there are a number of cellular communications companies. The leading and recommended company is ‘Safaricom’ which has good reception and convenient packages.
It is recommended to drink only mineral water! There is no risk in eating vegetables and fruit bought in supermarkets or vegetable stores in large cities. It is highly recommended to wash the fruit and vegetables thoroughly.
In Nairobi, there are huge ‘slums’, poor neighborhoods, the largest of which is Kibera, which has about 800,000 people. It is recommended not to visit this neighborhood on your own.
Electricity in Kenya:The electrical outlets in Kenya are British outlets. It is important to come equipped accordingly because you are going to charge your cameras a lot.
The level of maintenance of many roads in Kenya is poor, and some are even dirt roads. Even within the reserves, the roads to the hotels are not paved. Bumps and dust are an integral part of the safari experience in Africa. Therefore, problems with the jeep can occur. The way the jeeps are repaired is an African experience in itself; accept it in good spirit (divine providence). We are equipped to handle the situation in the fastest and most professional manner.
Africa Kosher Travel has carefully chosen the jeeps. All the jeeps are new and well-equipped. They have a convertible roof that allows comfortable photographing and viewing standing up. All the drivers are in touch with us, in order to update the location of animals in real-time and to request help if necessary.
It is recommended to use UBER taxis – faster service, reliable and also significantly cheaper than the competing companies. An easy and simple app is available.
Light clothing for during the day, long clothing for the cool evening hours, and for protection from mosquitos. (It is also recommended to bring spray against mosquitoes). A sun hat and a small bag for the safari tours.
Africa Kosher Travel customers will enjoy a high-quality handbag and hat as a gift from the company.
Capital city: Nairobi is the largest city. Additional large cities are Nakuru and Mombasa.
Area: 582,000 square kilometers
Independence: December 12, 1963.
Languages: Swahili and English, in addition to 30 different and unique languages of different tribes.
Climate: tropical along the coast and arid inland.
Government: Republican and Democratic.
Population: Over 47 million people.
Religion: 45% of Kenya’s residents are Protestant Christians, 33% are Catholic Christians, 10% are Muslims and the rest are from different religions.
There is no precise information on the number of Evangelicals in Kenya, but the other Christian movements in Kenya also show strong and deep support for Israel.
In Nairobi alone, there are a few hundred Jewish families, and several hundreds are scattered throughout the country.
Area Code: +245
National food: Ugali – porridge from cornflour
Chabad House of Kenya, Nairobi: Rabbi Shmuel and Chaya Notik +254715348854.
Kenya is a land of breathtaking landscapes, savannas, clear lakes, rivers, and beaches, alongside the world’s most beautiful and large nature reserves, serving as home to millions of animals. Inside the reserves and in other places live the tribes that maintain a traditional and fascinating lifestyle.
A trip to Kenya is a powerful and exciting experience that will leave you with a deep impression and endless love for nature and its treasures that we have received from the Almighty. Beginning with the wild safari where you can meet, probably as close as you ever will, Africa’s ‘Big Five’: The African elephant, the Bubalus, the African tiger, the African lion, and the black rhinoceros or the white rhinoceros and, of course, you will also meet with a huge variety of millions of animals and birds in their natural and comfortable habitat.
Kenya consists of a Western quality of life along with tribes thousands of years old and unpaved roads, so in Kenya, you taste everything: the nature and wild landscapes and, the hotels, spa, and Western quality of life in an authentic African style. Some call Kenya “The Black Pearl of Africa”.
A trip to Kenya is very experiential, educational, unifying for your group or family, and exciting for all ages. It is suitable for a family trip, a honeymoon, a birthday surprise, or a Bar or Bat mitzvah that you will never forget. In short, you don’t need a reason to travel to Kenya. Travel – and you will understand!!
We are here to arrange a trip for you that fits exactly your needs, dreams, and desires. We will learn to know you, and design for you the perfect trip, so you can travel without worries and enjoy peace and quiet.
All information is for recommendation only and any decision is your responsibility!