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Kenya

A country located in east Africa, Kenya is known for its incredible Safari facilities. A diverse country, Kenya is host to over 40 ethnic groups.

Mount Kenya is the second highest Africa and the country takes its name from the mountain.

Most of Kenya's tourism comes from the U.K and Germany with many guests travelling to visit the game reserves and beaches.

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Visa required?

Yes

Currency

Kenyan Shilling

Injections

Yes

Key information 

Currency

Kenya's national currency is the Kenyan shilling and although foreign currencies such as US Dollars are widely accepted (and indeed the currency required for activities like hot-air balloon safaris) we'd recommend using local currency pay for bar bills, souvenirs and meals not included in your itinerary.

Visa

You need a visa to enter Kenya. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the Evisas website.

Please note your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry to Kenya. Make sure you have two blank pages in your passport on arrival. 

Best time to travel

Generally, the best time to visit Kenya is in either the two dry seasons, from January to Marcher July to October. Given the nature of the dry season, wildlife spotting is at its best at this time.Vegetation is sparser, making distance viewing a lot easier. Plus, the animals tend to gather around waterholes as well as rivers and lakes, so finding them is also much easier.

Average temperatures

Kenya's daytime temperatures average between 20 degrees and 28 degrees, but it is warmer on the coast. Kenyans too close to the equator to experience a real winter and summer. There is, however, both a Dry and Wet season

Child friendly rating

You're not going to find a water park that's for sure! However, the things your children will learn in this country will shape them forever. Our children were 2.5 , 3 and 6 when we took them on their first safari and they enjoyed every second of it. The hotels were more than accommodating.

Please note not all of the safaris will take children under 6 but lots do so based on this we give Kenya a 7/10 child friendly rating.

Jabs

You need to take malaria tablets for 7 days prior to entry to the country through to 7 days after leaving.

A yellow fever vaccination certificates only required of travellers 1 year and above coming from (or who are in airport transit for more than 12 hours within)  a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. Covid double vaccination TBC

Typical itinerary: 

WHAT CAUSES ACNE


Acne occurs when pores become blocked with oil, acne bacteria, and dead skin cells. ... Certain prescription medications can cause acne breakouts and may worsen a pre-existing acne skin condition. Genetics may cause some individuals to be more susceptible to acne. If you have acne, it can be made worse by:

  • stress
  • a poor diet
  • being overweight
  • not exercising enough
  • being pregnant
  • having polycystic ovarian syndrome.




WHAT TYPES OF ACNE ARE THERE


NON INFLAMMATORY Whiteheads and blackheads are types of noninflammatory acne lesion. They are the least severe forms of acne. Noninflammatory blemishes usually do not cause swelling and are not very painful. INLAMMATORY Inflammatory acne blemishes include:

  • papules
  • pustules
  • nodules
  • cysts
Inflammatory acne is more severe than noninflammatory acne, and this type is more likely to cause complications, such as scarring or pitting. Blemishes or lesions that are inflamed, or red, swollen, and warm to the touch can result from inflammatory acne. CYSTIC ACNE Cystic acne is the most serious type of acne. It develops when cysts form deep underneath your skin. This can result from a combination of bacteria, oil, and dry skin cells that get trapped in your pores. You cannot treat moderate-to-severe inflammatory blemishes at home. These lesions require care from a doctor, skin therapist or dermatologist. Treatments include:
  • antibiotics
  • topical corticosteroids
  • oral contraceptives for hormonal-related acne
  • systematic retinoids
  • steroid injections
  • chemical peels
  • photodynamic therapy to combat bacteria
  • drainage and extraction to remove large cysts




CAN ACNE CAUSE TEENS DEPRESSION


Yes Acne can cause poor self-image, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety and depression. It seems the worse the acne, the worse the consequences. Effective treatment of acne can turn this around and reduce emotional and psychological symptoms.




WHY DOES MY ACNE FLUCTUATE


The primary trigger of most cases of acne is the fluctuation of hormones. Hormones stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum, which can block pores. Bacteria can then grow within the pores, causing them to become inflamed and break out.




WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MY ACNE


Wash Your Face Daily

  • Cleansing and treating your skin twice a day is the best way to keep breakouts away.
Don't over exfoliate
  • Exfoliating a pimple can pull away healthy skin cells and create an open wound and higher risk for scarring.
Cleanse and Moisturise
  • If your skin tends to be oily, choose products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or glycolic acid. For sensitive skin, look for cleansers with lactic acid or hydrating ingredients like glycerin, which aren’t as drying as those made for oilier types. Moisturising hydrates the skin surface and can re-balance oil glands and help control acne and improve healing.
Use sunscreen that won't block pores
  • While SPF is a must, some sunscreens can trigger breakouts. You want to look for oil-free and non-comedogenic formulas that won't clog pores.
Don't wear makeup to the gym
  • Sweat is released through visible pores in the skin," says dermatologist Dr. Janelle Vega. "When makeup covers those pores, that barrier doesn't allow the sweat to make it to the surface of the skin, which can lead to clogged pores. The trapped debris and bacteria are a perfect breeding ground for acne





Where to stay 

Looking for a hotel recommendation? Look no further. 

We've handpicked some of our favourite hotels to share with you. 

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor 

Sasaab

Sasaab

Solio Lodge

Solio Lodge

Salas Camp

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