Safety in Kenya

Feb 11th, 2007, 04:31 AM
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Safety in Kenya

Should we be concerned about the recent Travel Warning issued by the US Dept of State on Feb 6? Our family is supposed to be heading out on Kenya safari the beginning of March (this year)...
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Feb 11th, 2007, 06:00 AM
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Are you doing traditional tourist/safari activities with a reputable agent? If so, then I personally would not venture around Nairobi on my own, but would not worry.
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Feb 11th, 2007, 02:34 PM
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There have been at least 2 "heated" discussions of the safety in Nairobi topic this past week. One is under the heading Report on Nairobi-Crime (or close) and the other Safety in Nairobi (more or less). People have different opinions, to be sure. Mine is to go, but use common sense. No doubt Nairobi is a mean city. It has the largest slum in Africa and a crime problem. Our N. American and European cities are not exactly Disneyland. I can hardly recall a time when the US State Dept did not have some sort of travel advisory posted for Kenya. I have taken my teenage daughter to Kenya twice, and would go again in a heartbeat and without any hesitation.
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Feb 13th, 2007, 04:50 PM
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We just got back from Kenya at the end of last month. We felt safe, even in Nairobi, because we were escorted by our local guide. However, no city is ever perfectly safe from random violence. Personally, I would not cancel a trip due to this warning, but that is a personal choice.
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Feb 13th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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Thanks all for the reassurance! Our itinerary is traditional (Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Navaisha, Nakuru, Masai Mara); and we are booked with a reputable company, so... I feel better. Thanks (again)!
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