volunteering in Kenya with safety tips!

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One friend I know really wanted to spend at least 3 months in Kenya. She searched on the internet and read about being a 'volunteer overseas in Kenya' and planned to do that for at least 3 months and if she liked it, she would stay longer. Her English was not that good so she first followed a 'sprachkurs' of English for 3 weeks and came back with almost fluently spoken English. Now she's getting ready and very excited for her volunteer work in Kenya!
By the way, she is asking for a great outdoor in Kenya. Love to hear it from people who have been to Kenya already.
I got this Kenya safety tips from her:
In general people are extremely friendly in Kenya and you will be humbled by their hospitality. But, there is real poverty in Kenya and you will soon realise that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of that tour bus, just take some precautions.
Basic Safety Rules for Travelers to Kenya
* Make a copy of your passport and keep it in your luggage.
* Don't walk on your own at night in the major cities or on empty beaches.
* Don't wear jewelery.
* Don't carry too much cash with you.
* Wear a money belt that fits under your clothes.
* Don't carry a lot of camera equipment especially in the major cities.
* Beware of thieves posing as police officers.

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There is a reason the city of Nairobi is called Nairobbery.

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Violent crime can be prevented by not resisting, chasing, or fightingthieves. Walking around at night, especially alone, increases yourchances or violent crime. Fortunately, if you take these precautionsand use common sense, you can almost completely eliminate all chance ofbeing a victim of violent crime.

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