1. Avoid Demonstrations.
In recent years Kenya has had numerous political demonstrations which erupted into scenes of rioting and violent acts. It is best for travelers to avoid large public gatherings and be aware of their surrounds at all times.
2. Don’t walk alone at night.
Walking alone at night can put one at risk of being targeted for a robbery or worse. This is especially true for female travelers and in the capital city of Nairobi but should be exercise in other cities as well.
3. Choose your travel companions wisely.
It is exciting to meet new people during your travels whoever you should keep your guard up when interacting with people. There are many sex workers, both men and women, who seek out foreigners in an attempt to make a profit. Use caution when you are approached by individuals and assess how genuine their intentions are.
4. Separate your money.
Carrying everything you’ve brought on your trip is not a good idea. Leave the majority of your cash and unneeded credit cards locked in your hotel safe.
5. Be careful at craft markets.
Everyone wants to buy something unique in Kenya, but, when shopping, do not be fooled by individuals eager to help you at local craft markets. These individuals may try to persuade you to allow them to help with justifications such as, “It is required to shop,” or, “We are part of your shopping experience.” These people will swindle you by increasing the prices of the goods.