Reasons To Visit Eldoret
Eldoret is the fifth biggest city in Kenya and also the fastest-growing place in the country offering many things to see and do for travelers. Outdoor activities are one of the main draws of the city, with paragliding one of the most popular pastimes due to the excellent terrain. In addition to this, the region has become a center of athletics training due to the high altitude and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy hiking and trekking trips. One of the best places to go to experience the beautiful Kenyan wilderness is the Poa Place wildlife center which is also an excellent place to take all the family with its fun children’s facilities.
Arriving In Eldoret
Eldoret International Airport is located around 15 km from Eldoret and handles a small range of regional flights. Travelers looking to fly from the UAE to Eldoret will need to make a stopover somewhere as no airlines provide nonstop flights. Currently the most convenient option to reach Eldoret from the UAE is to transfer at Nairobi which handles direct flights from the UAE.
Eldoret International Airport is a fairly small airport offering only a limited range of facilities and amenities, so bring everything you would need with you to avoid disappointment. When you have arrived at the airport, the easiest way to travel into the city is to hop in a taxi or to prearrange a private transfer before your flight.
Eldoret Travel Information
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Most nationals across the world including those from the UAE will be able to get an e- visa before visiting Kenya which is valid for up to 90 days, or you can get a visa upon arrival if need be. You will need to put your clocks back by just one hour to get on local time in Kenya, while prices in Eldoret for things like accommodation and transportation will tend to be a lot cheaper compared to the UAE. The weather in the city is fairly warm for most of the year, with the hottest time of year falling between January to April which sees average highs of around 25 degrees. Be aware that there is a rainy season in the region from April to August which also sees much cooler temperatures in the evening, so you will probably need some warm clothing with you if you visit during this time.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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