Africa is one of the most puzzling places of the world. The first civilization appeared here. Magnificent nature, ancient historical monuments and unusual traditions are so fascinating that none will ever forget his voyage to the continent. Still, tourists are not frequent quests here so far. This results in lack of knowledge about the 'hot continent'. But the history of Africa is highly competitive with the history of any European country. That is why the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) decided to launch a series of programs devoted to African lifestyles.
BBC Africa includes all fields of social life and aims at highlighting noteworthy facts about Africa. Among BBC Africa's new programs are travellers` diaries, the latest news from the 'hot continent', the postcards of Africa and many other curiosities.
One of the most famous African countries is Kenya. Traveling addicts know: it is the best place for a safari, one of the two African countries where there is snow on the tops of the mountains, the place where the biggest and most beautiful national parks of the world are situated. Due to BBC Africa, we also get acquainted with the features of Kenya's culture. Singing is very popular in the country, and Kenyan singers are known far beyond the borders of their home.
It is very easy to get to Kenya. It has its embassies and consulates in almost every country of the world. But even if you don't have Kenyan embassy in your country it is not a problem at all, because you can get a visa upon your arriving at the airport. It will cost you only 10 Kenyan shillings (Kenya's currency) which is about 10 US dollars. As for shillings, you may change the currency at any bank branch office. It is forbidden to change money in the street. If you are going to change money in the centre of exchange, you will need a passport. All generally accepted international credit cards can be used for payment.
If you have traveled a lot you should know that all countries have their own peculiarities. So, it will be useful to recognize something about the people and traditions of the country where you are going to spend your vacations. BBC Africa gives an excellent possibility to do this.
In general, Kenya is a safe country. But there are some very important rules to be necessarily followed. During a safari you are not allowed to leave a car without a guide's permission, go down the road, drive close to animals and violate the national parks instructions. And do not forget to take some bottles of mineral water when going to a safari. Besides, it's getting dark very quickly in Kenya, so it is rather dangerous to stay outside alone after 7 p.m. It is also not recommended to photograph natives and their houses without their permission, or this may lead to a conflict.
As you can see, the information provided by BBC Africa may significantly enlarge your knowledge store and is invaluable for those who wish to avoid trouble when traveling along African countries. If you have definitely decided to visit Kenya, any Kenyan embassy will be glad to help you get to the country. You do not need much money to get a visa. It is rather cheap. And document preparation takes only 3 days. So, fill in a visa application form, do a yellow fever vaccine and go to the best vacation in your life. And good luck in a safari!