Update on Kenya
We are deeply saddened by the recent events in the magnificent country of Kenya. Political unrest in any country only hurts the local people and country’s economy.
Tourists are still going to Kenya, and no visitors have been harmed as a result of the post-election unrest. Tourist areas and the Nairobi Airport remain unaffected by the situation.
Update on Tanzania
We are happy to report that Tanzania remains a safe destination, and the problems in Kenya have not affected Tanzania in a negative way at all. In fact, Tanzania has been getting some visitors who originally planned on going to Kenya but wanted a “worry-free” experience.
For flights to Tanzania, you may want to consider the Northwest/KLM flights that are non-stop from Amsterdam to the Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), and thus avoiding flying through the Nairobi Airport.
Another thing to consider is that U.S. travel insurance will not cover your expenses if you want to cancel your trip to Kenya due to terrorist activity — because there is a current U.S. travel warning.
If you are still nervous about Kenya, consider another destination for your holiday. For wildlife, we offer the Galapagos. For trekking, consider the Inca Trail in Peru or the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. For culture, there’s Tibet and Bhutan.
We hope and pray for calm in Kenya!