My friends who have a hotel in Orlando, Florida, originally from the African nation of Kenya. They are all Americans now but still visit Kenya every year. Their glowing description of the country and natural beauty, as well as their personal invitation to stay with them made me suras & # 39; ozna think about a trip to Kenya.
"Kenya is rich with adventure and a very fascinating country," they were delighted. "You'll like it!"
Well, I also very much wanted to visit the resort of temporary use of Residence Karibuni. The unique location is then set in Mambrui, about 20 kilometers north of Malindi, according to the brochure. The resort consists of villas, which are surrounded by bugenviliyay and forbidden zones. I could visit the local market and buy fresh pineapples and fancy souvenirs of wood carving. Or I could go on Safari to see the animals in the national park, or may visit the natural park of Tsavo East. In the south of Malindi there is even a marine reserve with snorkeling, white sand and adventure trips to the glass bottom boat to look into a coral reef and colorful marine life.
A trip to the preview in Kenya and visit my friend in the country seemed a pretty good idea.
Earlier in the day, however, my day dreams ended when I received the e-mail warning about traveling to this part of Africa from the US State Department. You also always have to be aware of the current political situation in any country you plan to visit.
Clearly widespread violence in Kenya, including Nairobi and parts of the city Eldaret, Kisumu and Mombasa. Problems intensified after the announcement on December 30 that President Kibaki was the winner of the election on 27 December.
Although violence is pacified in recent days, it is still reported isolated cases of unrest. The good news from the & # 39 is that the availability of food, fuel, cash and a mobile phone air cards is improving. Until now, there were no reports paranennyah American citizens.
The three western provinces of Kenya, Western Nyanza and Rift Valley most affected by the unrest. Road travel in western Kenya remain dangerous. Sporadic illegal road blocks by gangs or criminal elements make it possible to travel often possible only with police escort convoys.
Some, but not all, official American citizens who were outside of Kenya when the violence began and dragged them back to the country, have since returned. Peace Corps volunteers who left the three western provinces, have not yet returned to areas in which they originally were. American citizens residing in Kenya, encouraged US officials to carefully consider their own safety. The situation in the field of safety and makes the trip very risky both in Kenya and abroad.
It is reported that Kenya's international airports (Jomo Keniyata in Nairobi and Mombasa My) are working properly. My travel consultant reported that international flights from Kenya available seats. Most domestic flights are still carried out in Kenya, although some flights continue to be canceled due to lack of fuel.
It seems that protests are likely to continue sporadically. These protests often arise rather quickly and without prior notice. US citizens warned to avoid all demonstrations and protests, since even protests aimed at the peaceful, violence can be worn for a few minutes.
The situation in Kenya is likely to remain politically unstable and volatile for the near future. For the near future, I save any trip there. No matter how convincing can be my friends and how fascinating country, travel risk seems too high.