XTR: new tyres, engine oil change, fork oil change, new front tube, new chain & both sprokets and some small repairs
XTZ: new tyres, engine oil change, fork oil change, new rear tube, new chain & both sprokets, changed leaking break hose seal, new 4xLED lamps and some small repairs
Problems / Breakdowns
XTZ: 1 flat rear tyre, leaking break hose seal
XTR: broken indicator, broken side stand, pannier fell off due to a broken rivet at the lock mechanism (abnormal stress due to crazy corrigatons)
Visa: We got a 3 months East Africa Visa when we entered in Rwanda and therefore were sorted when we entered in Kenya
Carnet de Passage: You officially need a CdP but the system is pretty weird in Kenya. You only get 14 days for free and then you would need to extend and pay road fees. We went to the office in Mombasa to extend the 14 days but no one asked for any money. No idea why, but well good for us I guess.
Insurance: We used our valid COMESA insurance which we got in Zambia
Lake Turkana Infos: When doing the border crossing into Ethiopia along the lake Turkana, you cross over a green border. This is no problem but you need to sort your documents in Nairobi before you start your way North. We stamped out our CdP and our passports and told them aprox. when we will leave Kenya for good. This was no issue at all and everything took less than an hour. You find more information to that on the iOverlander App.
Kenya traffic reminded us a bit of India just way less off it but yeah…I think that says it all haha
Here some very country specific information:
You can get money easy at ATMs but its good to bring some USD to get a start in case the first ATM does not work and also to pay the fees at the border.
Its easy to get a SIM card and data
Motorbikes are not allowed in most of the National Parks