- go by yourself if you are adventurous and have plenty of time. We went by an
- organised tour and didn't always like the fixed itinerary;
- camp, as it brings you closer to nature and animals. We loved it!
- bring a zoom lens;
- buy Lonely Planet's Watching Wildlife East Africa;
- discover the Turkana area and Central Island (not by yourself, however);
- make gamedrives in Samburu National Park, where we saw plenty of wildlife;
- take the train from Nairobi to Mombasa;
- purchase craftswork directly from the makers, at the airport you can have it
- wrapped. We bought a 3 feet / 1 meter giraffe and he made it home safe.

- forget to lock your tent, baboons will take all your stuff;
- leave you warm clothes at home, it can be very cold in June, July and August
- (except for the beach and Turkana).


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