Traveling to Kenya brings with it new sights and sounds; however, there are also risks to your health and safety. HIV/AIDS is part of Kenya and something that should not be overlooked. Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself by packing a sterile syringe kit and avoiding activities that increase your risk of exposure.
Cholera is a serious disease that should not be overlooked. Be selective when it comes to where you eat and what you eat and drink. In doing so, you limit your chances of contracting the disease.
Kenya is known for its vast plains in the Masai Mara National Reserve and its sandy beaches in Mombasa, yet altitude sickness is something to be aware of during your trip. Both the Rift Valley and Hells Gate have elevations above 6,000ft. Symptoms range from headaches, loss of appetite and exhaustion. Be sure to rest and bring the recommended medication to avoid this sickness.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Getting to Kenya can be a long and strenuous trip. As a result, you risk of developing blood clots in your legs due to sitting for long periods of time. Be sure to stretch your legs regularly, walk around, and perhaps wear compression socks. This will keep your legs happy, and you will be ready to hit the ground running when you reach Kenya.
Contaminated water is a threat to your health in Kenya. Be sure to drink bottled and purified water as well as using caution when taking a dip or wading along bodies of water.