obtain a tourist visa at Nairobi airport; all you
have to do is to bring 50 dollars US and your passport.
Be aware that it must be valid through 31 June 2003
- 6 months after the day of your departure form Kenya.
II. MONEY QUESTIONS
it is possible to obtain money through ATMs or tellers
in the bank using an international credit card, best
are Mastercard or Visa.
to take Paludrin and Resochin as a prophylaxis, however,
this is not necessary for observers staying in Nairobi
only. Moreover, for an emergency case of Malaria,
the groups shall be equipped with a medical kit containing
PYARLFIN. What we do not suggest is Lariam!
recommend all visitors to have inoculations against
tetanus, polio, cholera, typhoid, paratyphoid and
and big towns good Healthcare facilities are available.
In Nairobi, there are big hospitals such as Nairobi
Hospital, M.P. Shah, Aga Khan, Getrude's Garden Children's
Hospital and Mater while Mombasa has Mombasa, Pandya
Memorial and Aga Khan Hospitals. Kisumu and Nakuru
have Aga Khan and War Memorial Hospitals respectively.
Air Rescue) Health Services operates as a healthcare
facility with a network of some sort but operations
are mainly based in Nairobi and Mombasa. AAR also
offers a 24-hour emergency service.
are a number of pharmacies and small healthcare facilities
(e.g. clinics and nursing homes) countrywide. If staying
in a rural setup, a few privately owned clinics would
suffice but in case of chronic illnesses, it is recommended
to seek proper and competitive medicare in bigger
towns or Nairobi.
Kenya's fresh drinking water from natural resources,
it is advised to boil it before drinking. Alternatively,
bottled mineral water is available from all supermarkets
and hotels. Popular brands include Keringeti, Kilimanjaro,
Mombasa, Mt. Kenya.
stay healthy on last (but not least) thing…CLOTHING
that it is quite chilly in the morning hours as well
as the evening. While the temperatures are between
24-27 degrees Celsius in Nairobi, inland and in coastal
regions temperatures might climb well over 30 degrees!