Kenya Travel Guide
Index - click on topic of interest
Water sports on the Kenyan Coast
At times you get trapped in a loop in deciding which companies to contact with regards to water sports and enjoyment. We were raised on the Kenyan coast as kids and personally know each of the owners of the following companies that will provide professional, courteous and safe sports making your holiday on the Kenyan Coast a lasting memory:
To Kite surf, Wind surf or enjoy some time on a SUP we recommend contacting Boris Polo, co-founder and manager of H2O Extreme on the South Coast of Mombasa in Diani Beach. Boris is local to the area with a vast knowledge of sport in general but in particular in the water and operates from 3 different locations on the south coast.
For further information click on www.H2O-Extreme.com
Scuba Diving on the North Coast of Kenya: Blue Marine Diving - PADI Resort Center is based on the North Coast of Mombasa. Owned and managed by Florian Schollinger who has been diving the coastal waters since he learnt how to swim at a very young age. Together with his wife Karine, they specialize in diving excursions and courses. Florian is an Honorary Warden with the Kenya Wildlife Service.
For further information click on www.BlueMarineDiving.com
Deep Sea Fishing: Undoubtedly one of the most experience fishing families on the African Coast, John and his son Kenneth who runs and owns Rodwell Fishing operate from Mtwapa on the north coast of Mombasa. With personal world fishing records, their experience in the Kenyan Coast is ample and will be happy share such moments with you.
For further information click on wwwRodwellFishingKenya.com
Aviation Transport in Kenya
Main International Airports:
From whichever destination you will be flying into Kenya, the 2 main airports are:
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) situated in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
This is the biggest Airport in East and Central Africa located 18 kilometres to the East of Nairobi, and is currently served by 49 scheduled airlines. JKIA has direct flight connections to Europe, the Middle East, Far East and the African Continent.
Moi International airport situated in Mombasa, the biggest city on the East African coast.
Kenya’s second largest airport with more than 18 airlines flying directly from and to Europe, offers connections to over twenty cities in Kenya. Mombasa is an attractive tourist destination therefore the airport has been developed to handle long haul international airline as well as charter flights.
Wilson Airport situated in Nairobi
Wilson Airport is located to the South of Nairobi and is mainly used for national connection to more rural airports and airstrips such as Eldoret, Masai Mara, Ukunda, Vipingo, Manda, Lamu, Malindi, Kerichio, Amboseli, Meru, Mt. Kenya to name a few.
The Airport is 2.5 Km west of Malindi Town and easy accessible for holiday destinations north of Malindi as well as Kilifi area situated 30 minutes drive south of the airport towards Mombasa.
Vipingo Airstrip “The Ridge”
Situated in a new up market development project called The Ridge in the centre of a sisal plantation overlooking the Ocean. This airstrip is perfectly situated for easy access to Kilifi, Vipingo, Mtwapa as well as the north coast of Mombasa.
Situated in the south coast holiday destination very close to Diani Beach providing easy access to all hotel and villas as well as commercial sites south of Likoni ferry up to Shimoni situated north of the Tanzania boarder.
For further information visit http://www.kenyaairports.co.ke/
Visas are required for most nationals and cost US$50. A visa can be obtained on entry before passport control and luggage collection, however we recommended one be obtained before arrival to avoid airport lengthy queues. Visa Application Forms are available online - DOWNLOAD VISA APPLICATION FORM
Standard Visa fees payable by cash to the Embassy of Kenya.
Visa fees charges:
Multiple entry: 100 USD
Single entry: 50 USD /40 EURO
Visa payment can be settled in US Dollars, British Pounds or Euros.
For further information http://www.kenyaairports.co.ke/kaa/customer_info/visa_info.html
Useful information on Health Care
We recommend that you take a couple of minutes to read on vaccinations, malaria protection & prevention measures and much more on: http://www.bushdrums.com/index.php/healthmatters
In case the situation arises, we suggest the following private Hospitals/Health care:
Hospitals in Nairobi:
The Nairobi Hospital
Argwings Kodhek Rd
P.O. Box 30026
Main Hospital Telephone
+254 (020) 2845000 PILOT 1
+254 (020) 2846000 PILOT 2
The Aga Khan University Hospital – Nairobi
Aga Khan University Hospital
3rd Parklands Avenue
Main Hospital Telephone
Tel: +254 (020) 366 2000,374 000
Mobile: 0722 204 146/7,0733 640 770/1
Hospitals in Mombasa:
The Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa
Main Hospital Telephone:
+254 41 222 7710 - 5
+254 41 231 3278
The Mombasa Hospital
P.O. Box 90294 G.P.O
Physical Address :
Off Mama Ngina Drive, next to Treasury Square.
Tel: 254 041 2312191 / 2312099 / 2228010
Fax: 254 41 2225086 / 2229254 / 2228711
Hospitals in the South Coast – Diani
Diani Beach Hospital
P.O. Box 5074, Diani Beach, Kenya
Telephone: +(254) 722 569261/733 255153
Fax: +(254) 40 320 3080/3016
For further information visit:
African Luxury Villas recommends you obtain personal travel insurance that covers your travel as well as medical expenses from your trusted Insurance Broker.