Kenya, an emerging holiday destination for British holiday-makers is also a good destination choice where the pound will go a little further. The exchange rate is currently at 103.492 shilling to the pound and considering that the Post Office 'holiday shopping basket' (including cup of coffee, bottle of Heineken, bottle/can Coca-Cola, bottle of mineral water, factor 15 sun cream, insect repellent, three course evening meal including bottle of house wine in a local restaurant) costs £51.45, Kenya is one of our 'beat the credit-crunch' destinations. Obviously well-known for safaris, don't be put off exploring inland villages and getting to know the locals. There are also great beaches to be tested out in Mombasa.
Kenya is a very conscientious people that put forward rare values of caring for their country by developing ethical initiatives to promote sustainable tourism. The Ministry of Tourism actively encourages the acceptance of other cultures, intermarriages and general hospitality. It also puts great effort into preserving Kenya's fauna and flora in order to keep tourist rates up.
Kenya is a great long-haul destination to explore. Snow-capped mountains, sweeping savannahs, tropical beaches, abundant wildlife, beautiful scenery...its fauna and flora is varied and mesmerising. Kenya also tells the story of a 4.5 million year old civilisation; evidence of the first signs of man on Earth has been found here.
For the mounds of things to see and experience, have a look at the Kenya Ministry of Tourism website: www.tourism.go.ke.
A magical destination with lots to learn about and explore and also part of our selection of good value destinations. Expect to pay from £438.10 return for direct flights with British Airways from London to Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
Accommodation ranges greatly from small basic hostels to extremely lavish and luxurious tents perched in trees, along the coast, in nature reserves, along lakes...the latter tend to be relatively expensive.You can stay in a 3* hotel for as little as £20pp a night. Cheaper still, you can stay in one of Kenya's hostels for as little as £8.66 with Hostels.com for a private double room with a shared bathroom such as Nairobi's Wildbeest Camp which is surrounded by pleasant green gardens. Packages are worth looking into as this can be a cheaper option. With Lastminute.com, you can find great deals to Kenya, mainly Mombasa holidays. For a 14 night stay in a 4* hotel, based on two sharing, leaving from London Gatwick, expect to pay as little as £595 this summer. A great bargain for a real break of adventure and sunshine!
For six nights this means that you could pay as little as £371! Once there life is relatively cheap too. For a meal, expect to pay under £5 in local restaurants. Excursions are a little more expensive; this is where most of your budget will be going as everything else is cheap. Prices for excursions can range from £25 to £60.Mauritian rupee