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Good86
5/10/2011 14:10 EST

I am moving to Kenya in august to wondered if anyone had any advice or if there are any people that have moved and wished they had packed certain luxuries that you can't get in kenya? Also i need to transport freight and i was wondering if anyone could advise me how best to do this ie suitcases/boxes etc

Thank you

Fazzyfay
2/23/2017 22:16 EST

Hello! We are planning to move to Nbi and would love to hear your experience on how the freight shipping works? Do you pay duty?

Thanks!
Fazzyfay

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non4me
5/18/2011 18:02 EST

Hi,

What luxuries were you looking for?

I was surprised to find brands that I did not expect when I moved back from UK. There is even Faith in Nature here and other organic brands that I normally use and what is surprising is the prices are similar to those in the UK. I suggest you list brands/luxuries that you cannot do without and ask your kenyan friends/contacts or on this site where you can locate these before you leave. That way you can cross out what is available and carry what isn't. Furthermore some UK high street shops like M&S, ship to Kenya for £25, see their website for further details.

dhuebner
5/11/2011 15:49 EST

We moved to Kenya in 2006 and there was quite a few things we couldn't get. Now in 2011 it's much easier to find stuff. The challenge is finding certain foods if your taste runs on the exotic side. It's good to have a care provider at home to ship stuff when absolutely needed. The other thing is, if you see something on the shelves that you like but haven't seen before, buy it and buy a lot of it. Examples, Jiffy Peanut Butter was rare when we were there. Tiger Beer as an alternative to Tusker too. If you have anything you're particularly concerned about, PM me and i'll respond. Oh and prescription drugs are available but expensive.

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