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Visa

Tourist need a visa. You get it at the Embassy or at the airport in Mombasa. The cost is 25 U.S. $  or 40.00 €. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required. Recommended are vaccinations against hepatitis A, typhoid and yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. It is advisable to travel health insurance with repatriation.

Clothes

In the highlands in generally it is enough to bring a summer dress, a sweater and long pants for the evening. On the coast you just need light summer clothes and evening wear long pants and socks as the best protection against mosquitoes. Autan or some similar should be sufficient in the luggage.You should not take to many clothes with you. During the day you usually are in a bathing suit and your clothes are also washed daily by our cleaning staff.

Climate

The coast has a tropical climate with high humidity, the mean annual temperature is 30 ° C during the day and at 23 ° C at night. There are two rainy seasons along the coast: A great at the end of April to mid-June, the rainiest month is May, a little from mid-October to late November, with only brief showers mostly at night or morning. The warmest and driest months are January, February and early March, but slowly in March, the probability for scattered showers increases.

National Language

The national language is English Swahili. In Watamu and Malindi the third language is Italian.

Currency / money / credit cards

The national currency of Kenya Kenyan Shilling (KES) is. 1 € = approx. 103 KES (stand 01.2011).
 

On-Site Support

Our house manager Enok will take care of our house and you. He shows you the different beaches, supermarkets and shops. He takes care of any problems, shows you how to buy in a cheap way, or he goes to buy for you at your request
 

Electricity supply

In Kenya is used 220/240V AC. Adapters are available in the house and must not be provided. Power outages are in Kenya to the agenda. In the villa a power generator guarantees the electricity supply.

Drinking Tap Water

In Kenya it is not regarded as safe and should not be drunken. For this reason, the house has a water dispenser and water bottles also can be found in the different refrigerators.

Internet

Wi-fi is available for an extra charge.

Public Transportation

The public transportation in Kenya is very cheap and with sufficient adventurousness a journey with a Mattatu is recommended (shared taxis up to 12 seats). Drive from Malindi to Watamu is about € 1.00, there are also taxis, the price must be negotiated before departure. For trekking course you should take a Tuk-Tuk (tricycle up to 3 people).

Car

You can also rent a car. We are pleased to help. Charges are according to the vehicle type from 30,00 € a day.
Caution! In Kenya there is a left-hand traffic and traffic rules are not really!

Tip

If you are satisfied with the performance of our staff you are able to reward them with a small tip. You may, but you don’t have too.

Status

In Kenya you are reachable with your mobile phone wherever your are. The best thing to do is to buy a prepaid card from a Kenyan phone company, so phone calls are a lot cheaper. Please ask our house manager.





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