I posted in March and was given some fantastic information to help my new wife (yay) and I for our honeymoon in the summer. So firstly, thank you to those who helped out!
We have a few more things that if we knew we could get a lot more sorted for our trip and while we are there, so sorry for such a big post and so many questions! While we are all inclusive at Southern Palms, we will still be out and about a lot, having little bites to eat and drink etc and we don't want to be going places where we pay over the odds for simple things. Most meals etc we will obviously have at Southern Palms, but we were wondering about the following places (after the Yellow Fever question) so we can make decisions.
Firstly, and mainly, Yellow Fever Vaccine - We know that this is asked lots etc and there is info, so we have researched this and have seen from the info about the WHO change in April 2011 but don't know if that covers Diani Beach and Tsavo East and West. Our main question is does it?! We will only be there and Mombasa, which is now included in the not normally recommended, and won't be going to anywhere else in Afica in the near future! If we are only going to not recommended areas we will probably not get it, but we need to know this and aren't sure throughour research. Now onto quicker questions!
How much would an evening meal for two, with a couple of drinks, roughly cost at Ali Barbours?
How expensive is wine? How much is it for a bottle in a restaurant? What would the average price be?
What would lunch and a couple of drinks cost at African Pot and Forty Thieves?
In bars that are not part of hotels etc, how much would a Tusker be? What are the places that are cheaper bars, again not part of hotels, and what are places that are more expensive bars? Can you give us directions?!
Is water part of AI at Southern Palms?
What would a bottle of water cost there or at the local shop?
What is the best way to avoid upset stomachs?! Obviously not using tap water for anything, but have you any top tips? What about ice in cocktails at Southern Palms and other bars? Is it wise to ask for no ice?
If buying fruit from a stall, does washing it with bottled water ensure anything from bad tap water that might be on it is washed off and therefore the fruit is safe to eat?
What about the fruit in Southern Palms - safe to eat or wash it with bottled water or avoid?
We are driving from Edinburgh down to fly from Manchester and have a private transfer to the hotel. How long will the private transfer (roughly) take?
We have booked a 2 night safari with JT Safaris for Tsavo East and West to stay at Kilaguni Serena Lodge and Ashnil Aruba Lodge. It may be just us, or travelling with another couple if there are others there. What do you think is a fair price for this and what is the best way of bargaining, as we see it is expected in good humour and is a socially nice thing too!
How much should we look to pay for a taxi roughly to Ali Barbours/Mombasa/Shikamana school? Or can you walk to the school? That may be ridiculous to you if you know the area but we don;t so don;t know if it is miles away or close!!
I know it's a lot of questions but we can't wait and want everything to go nice and smoothly!
What is etiquette for sunbeds? Are there plenty or is it best to try and get one 'reserved'? If so, how do we do that or is it a case of getting up early?
Thank you so much,
Dave and Lynsey