Things tourists should never do when visiting Kenya

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Things tourists should never do when visiting Kenya
Stars Insider

20/04/18 | StarsInsider


Kenya is a beautiful African nation that is rich in cultural heritage and traditions of proper hospitality. As more and more tourists begin to choose Kenya as their next travel destination, it is important to research about social norms to avoid possibly offensive conduct. Originally reported by Culture Trip, check out this list of things tourists should never do when visiting Kenya:

1. Never refuse hospitality: In Kenya, it is considered rude to turn down an offer for tea or food.

2. Do not buy ivory or anything from an endangered species: Though it is not sold in public, vendors may try to convince you to buy ivory products or rhino horns. Since it is illegal, this could get you in severe trouble.

3. Always exchange currency: As with any international country, it is essential to use Kenyan schillings never US dollars.

4. Never take photos of locals without consent: Though many people walk through the streets of Nairobi in picturesque traditional wear, it is important only to take photographs of people who allow it.

5. Art is different than crafts
At craft markets, it is commonplace to haggle for prices. However, with works of art, trying to bring down the price is offensive to the creator.


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