My biggest worry would be damaging it on the bumpy ride from Nairobi to the savanna. If it's a long flight, try a few books. over 6 years agoAnswered by ViewOnTravel via WorldNomads.com
You know all those warnings not to take expensive equipment, flashy and valuable items on holiday? It's because those items attract the attention of petty thieves. I see plenty of friends and colleagues jealously eye-ing my iPad, so I can only imagine what a magnet it would be in impoverished Africa.
If you do take it, be especially careful in Nairobi, petty crime is rife in the CBD. Walking around with it as a tour guide is sure to get you into trouble.
Also, on safari..... depends what sort of safari you're doing and what facilities will be available, but it's unlikely you'll get a cell signal or a wi-fi hotspot. Plus you'll have to re-charge it at some stage so what facilities are available on the safari and what kind of voltage will be output by the camp/resort generators.
I understand the desire to take it for the flight, I'd be tempted too. Personally I think I'd leave mine at home. over 6 years ago
Although i wouldnt recommend bringing your ipad, I did a safari from nairobi to Zimbabwe last year. If you are doing a similar overland trip then the trucks have cages/lockers where people keep their valuables stored. However, if you are doing an overland trip I wouldn't worry about your long flight I'd worry about the endless ling bus rides so a couple of books would be helpful. On my 3 week journey I read two-800 page books to pass the time. My recommendation on ling flight instead of an iPad, watch whatevers on the plane and take a drowsy cold/flu pill that will knock you out. Any questions my twitter is LAbackpackrChik. Good luck! over 6 years agoAnswered by LAbackpackerChick via WorldNomads.com