Kenya: Your Web Surf Safari
Known as the Cradle of Humanity for its links to early human life, Kenya conjures up images of water-bathing hippos, lions on the prowl, grassy plains, and khaki-clad photographers on safari. There’s no easier way to plan a trip to Kenya than by using the Web. With glossy travel magazines, guidebooks, tourism sites, and advice from fellow travelers at your fingertips, you can’t go wrong. We’ve sorted through the maze of information and collected comprehensive, accessible sites to take you from idea, to plan, to reality.
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If you’re departing from the United States, you’ll be flying into Nairobi or Mombasa. The Web is full of flight search tools that make finding a good deal much less intimidating. And the good news is you don’t have to be a travel agent to figure out these sites.
- Guidebook writers know the ins and outs of international transport. Consult Rough Guides for the scoop on flights to Kenya—it’s the most practical way to get there. Learn the best time of year to go, and find out about different ticket types from expert guidebook writers who’ve traveled extensively in the country
- iExplore offers Kenya Travel Tips. Find out about taxi service from Nairobi’s main airports, and learn how to arrive in Kenya via water, rail, or road transport from other locations in Africa.
For flight search tools …
calls itself the “traveler’s search engine,” and seeks out your best fare from numerous travel Web sites and airlines. Fall for the special features, such as “SmartSort,” an at-a-glance look at departure/arrival time, carrier, and number of stopovers. Also sign up for “fare alerts,” which notify you of any price changes.
makes it easy to find the best possible deal on a flight. This sleek search engine consults 176 sites, including airlines, and then displays all results fitting your travel specifications. A tutorial is available for new users
. Take a look at “mobideals
” on the site or subscribe via RSS feed
. Don’t miss the “Activity Tags” on the lower right of the homepage to find travel deals on locations and activities of interest (for example, trekking, Latin America, or spas).
compiles prices from several discount airfare sites in two steps: enter your travel dates and destination, then click on any site’s icon to see fares. Compare, find the best deal, and book online.
For an individual airline …
flies within and beyond the country, and maintains a clear, easy-to-use planning and booking tool. Sign up for “Flying Blue,” a frequent flier program in conjunction with Air France, offering discounted fares.
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