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Tips on Relocating to Kenya!

Tips on Relocating to Kenya!

Old Oct 12th 2002, 9:34 pm
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Question Tips on Relocating to Kenya!

I am relocating to Kenya from Jersey, Channel Islands, very soon now. And I need some tips on what essentials I should take that I may not be able to buy in Kenya. I am taking a 20 ft container, so I have plenty of room!

I have been told by an ex-pat living there that I should take as many electrical appliances as I possibly can, because these items are supposedly very dear out there.

Does anyone else have any tips for me please as to what else I should take?
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Old Oct 13th 2002, 9:22 am
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    >I am relocating to Kenya from Jersey, Channel Islands, very soon now.
    >And I need some tips on what essentials I should take that I may not be
    >able to buy in Kenya. I am taking a 20 ft container, so I have plenty
    >of room!
    >I have been told by an ex-pat living there that I should take as many
    >electrical appliances as I possibly can, because these items are
    >supposedly very dear out there.
    >Does anyone else have any tips for me please as to what else I
    >should take?
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Rozanne,
You lucky thing, I envy you!
Are you going as an expatriate, ie you will be given a house with
furniture, cooker, fridge etc?
We lived in Kenya, having gone out to work on a large civil engineering
project, so housing was provided. We had to take what I called
"baggage", which was , cooking pots, pans, dinner service, sheets etc.
If you are already an expatriate you will appreciate what is necessary.
I would take electrical appliances as they are more expensive and what
you want may not be available. We were in a fairly hot part of the
country and when I heard there wasn`t any air conditioning I took a
second hand one with me!
Kenya is a great country and you can get most things there. The food and
drink is all there, and you will have a very good life.
Pat
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Old Oct 27th 2002, 7:54 pm
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Well, we have just returned from a 7 day trip to Kilifi, Mombasa - and we have found a lovely house in a beautiful spot in Kilifi Creek and paid a deposit on it. Keeping my fingers crossed that our Jersey house sells quickly, so that we can be back in Kenya before Christmas.

As you will see, Pat, we are simply retiring to Kemya and so we had to find our own house! A small amount of furniture is included in the house, so that is a help.
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