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About Kenya

Kenya, famous for its Happy Valley, Muthaga Club and fabulous game viewing is steeped in colonial history. It also offers excellent bird shooting holidays.

As with so many places that the British colonials settled sport was high on the agenda as a part of their recreation.

Hunting and bird shooting were very popular in Kenya and bird shooting still is today. In fact Kenya is one of the fascinating places that you can enjoy shooting a diverse variety of birds in very wild surroundings as well as enjoying some of the many fantastic lodges that we offer for safaris or a beach resort on the coast. Both of these can be combined to offer a truly tailored holiday which will be enjoyed by all.

There are daily flights to Nairobi from London. The flights tend to be overnight leaving London in the evening and arriving in Nairobi early in the morning. This makes the journey that much easier. There is no question of jet lag as the time difference between London and Nairobi is just two hours.

Key facts about Kenya

Season

March, August, September and October.

Time difference (from GMT)

Two or three hours depending upon the time of year you visit

Weather

January, February.
Hottest months, good game viewing as animals attracted to the waterholes.
Long rains - March, April, May.
Long heavy burst of rain, referred to as the 'green season' can be good for flora and birding.
Access to camps and lodges often difficult or impossible so generally closed at this time.
Dry months- June, July, August, September & October.
Dry clear and getting hotter, excellent game viewing.
Short rains - November, December.
Getting hot, subject to short burst of rain, good game viewing.

January min 16°C, max 30°C. July min 1°C, max 16°C.
Wettest months are November, December and January.

Currency

Kenya Shillings but dollars are accepted

Visa requirements (for UK Citizens)

British passport holders do require a visa for entry into Kenya and we can arrange this for you. Please contact us for further information.

Medical requirements

A yellow fever vaccination is strongly recommended. A vaccination certificate will be required if you are arriving from other infected countries, for example, Kenya. No vaccinations or injections are required for visitors to Kenya arriving directly from Europe. Please consult your doctor if in doubt. Please, also, check with your doctor prior to departure for any changes in health regulations. Malaria is prevalent across Kenya and we advise you to take anti-malarial pills.
Please remember that the best insurance against contracting malaria is to try to prevent oneself from being bitten. 95% of malarial infections take place between 8pm and 6am. So use mosquito repellents liberally; long-sleeved shirts and trousers in the evenings; if staying in a bungalow or tent, spray with an insecticide like DOOM or equivalent. Use mosquito nets where available. Most of the camps have screens over the windows and doors to keep the room bug and insect free.

ATOL Protected

Many of the flights and flight inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all products, holidays and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL certificate, then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

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