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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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WHAT TYPES OF ACNE ARE THERE
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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
Cleansing and treating your skin twice a day is the best way to keep breakouts away.
Exfoliating a pimple can pull away healthy skin cells and create an open wound and higher risk for scarring.
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.
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.
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
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