Going as a volunteer to Nairobi suburbs in 3 weeks

Any tips I should consider before going there?

My main concerns are around
>insects, specially mosquitoes
>buying food and bottled water
since they told me to be extremely carfeul with those
>getting phone connection while there
Buy a SIM card maybe? I'll be staying for 17 days
>what to expect from Kenyans
are they welcoming? I've barely met any Kenyan so far

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also, what about money? Should I exchange some? How much? I don't expect to make great expenses, after all

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dude - its Nairobi; one of the largest and few prosperous cities in Africa, not some village in the african bush.

    >insects, specially mosquitoes
    Buy some Tabard to rub on your skin or buy a can of Peaceful Sleep for your room.
    Alternatively ask your doc for some Malaria pills
    >buying food and bottled water
    You do know the place has KFC, right and that bottled water is available at any mart?
    Otherwise go to a Woolworths store and see if they have their Food section there.
    >getting phone connection while there
    Get a MTN sim at the airport if you can
    >what to expect from Kenyans
    Kenya is a tourist country; so you will have people who will be friendly out of hospitality, but also on the flip side hoping to make money out of you.
    >Also, what about money? Should I exchange some? How much?
    You should be able to pay with card at most retailers, but having small amounts of cash will be handy.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      cool, thanks

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any experiences you'd like to share?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >getting phone connection while there
      Get Safaricom, it's the most reliable network. Never heard of anyone using MTN. Think is confusing Kenya with Uganda or sth

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cool

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the place has KFC
      in africa? you don't say?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have to get a malaria vaccine if you go to any country

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I did
        now I am lloking for the cholera pills, which are hard af to find where I live

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          *looking

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I did
        now I am lloking for the cholera pills, which are hard af to find where I live

        >malaria vaccine
        Dumb larpers.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh look another White Saviour thread

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are you doing as part of your volunteering?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mainly helping out exhausted teachers that can't take a holiday

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're telling me thousands of dollars are being spent to provide teacher assistants? Is there not a single human in all of Nairobi who is willing to help? And why can't they take holidays?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          there must definetly be a need of some kind, since this NGO offered me to enrole

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're going to be trafficked. Goodbye anon

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Oh, it's bullshit makework.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you not interested in the girls at all?

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