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SECURITY AND TRANSPORT

Security

Generally, the Kenyan people are extremely friendly and you will be humbled by their hospitality. If possible, try and take some time off of your visit to Kenya to meet the ordinary people going about their day to day business too.

As it is in most tourist centers worldwide, visitors to Kenya are advised not to leave cash and other valuables in their hotel rooms but to make use of safe deposit boxes or safes. Visitors are advised to avoid carrying huge sums of money in cash. Necklace (as well as other jewellery) snatching in crowded or busy city streets is quite common and should therefore be left at home or kept with other valuables in hotel custody.

As in all major cities all over the globe, walking at night alone, alleyways and dimly lit streets or walking in small groups should be considered a hazard and should be avoided. Reliable taxis are available at all major hotels in Kenya. Kenya also has reliable police service personnel and most major hotels have experienced security personnel.


Driving and Taxis
 
In Kenya, driving is on the left. It is therefore advised that Israeli travelers to Kenya to be aware of the difference in the driving culture. Visitors intending to drive in Kenya may use a valid licence issued in the visitor’s country of residence, for three (3) months, if endorsed by the Kenya Road Transport office. However, the Embassy recommends obtaining an International Driving Licence before leaving Israel. The general rule of the road is keep left,  maximum speed on the highway is 110 kph while in towns or built up areas is 50 kph. However, the Maximum speed for mini vans and buses is 80 kph.

It is also advised that arriving or departing visitors use clearly marked taxis, (usually yellow or with a yellow strip on the sides) which are available in designated areas. 

 

 
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