Overnight in Nairobi ?

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Jan 23rd, 2014, 09:47 PM
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Overnight in Nairobi ?

How concerned should we be about safety during a one night stay in Nairobi before going on Safari? Is it better to arrive in the morning or evening? What is the safest transportation method between Wilson and JKIA. What is the safest method from the hotel and the airports?
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Jan 26th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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Nairobi is generally safe as opposed to the many negative advisories. However crime is an unfortunate fact of life for many African nations.
1. Morning arrivals would be advisable if you are planning to use local transport
2. Using a taxi from hotels,Wilson and JKIA airports is advisable or you can request your Tour operator to arrange the transfers.

When travelling to populated areas, familiarize yourself with local customs and take measures to keep your money and valuables safe.
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Jan 26th, 2014, 12:49 PM
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There are several hotels that are near the airport (none in the airport itself). You can check out these hotels: Ole Sereni, Panari and Boma. None the hotels have airport shuttles. As noted, you can ask that your outfitter in Kenya for a "meet and greet" transfer or have them suggest which taxi company they would suggest using. If you need someone for arrangements in Nairobi, I use Kennedy Muthoka at Waymark Safaris ([email protected] no "s" on safari.)His rates are quite reasonable and he's completely trustworthy, as several people here on Fodor's can attest.
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Jan 26th, 2014, 06:09 PM
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It is typical that your safari provider transfers you from the airport to your hotel. I've stayed at Panari a couple of times. Very good.
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