I will be travelling to Kenya soon to see a friend. Main base is Nairobi, we might do a safari.
I have never been in East Africa and would be thankful for any hints about Kenya. How is Nairobi, what are the musts to see, what else do you recommend in Kenya?
How is life? Easy going? How is security (any no-go-zones in Nairobi and beyond? - cash and carrying camera OK or better hidden? - I have travellers cheques, ATM situation OK?)? AFAIK the US State Dept. advises US citizens not to go, however, I don't follow the advices of the State Department normally, as I am not really convinced about their accuracy. Wneh I went to Cameroon, I could not confirm any of the concerns, rather did I have the impression that it was particularly safe there.. I might pass as a local in Kenya, being of Indian origin.
And.. does anyone have hints for good literature? Not only travel books or country information, but some good novels, that might inspire my trip a little more?
I am grateful for any information that you consider as useful!
And, creating a relation to aviation: How is NBO airport?