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3 Tips for Traveling to Mombasa with Children

Traveling with Little Ones: How to Make it Memorable (in a Good Way)Traveling with children can be a joy, but it can also be a nightmare. Depending on how many children you have and their age, your trip to Mombasa, Kenya for vacation could be one you will remember and cherish for the rest of your life, or one in which you will need another vacation once you get home just to unwind and relax.

Here are three tips that should help you get the most out of this trip to Mombasa when you are traveling with children.

Tip #1: Establish rules and expectations ahead of time.

If you have trouble disciplining your children, you’re going to have trouble with them on your vacation. It’s tempting for parents to threaten their children with not being able to do certain things when they are at their vacation destination, but this is rarely ever practical. That’s because if the child is denied the ability to do something, at least one of the parents will also miss out.

Instead, establish your rules and expectations before you even leave on this vacation. Older children will understand consequences, such as losing video games, television, or even spending time with friends once they return home if they are behaving poorly.

Tip #2: Plan extra times of rest during the day.

Because Mombasa sits right along the equator, the sun is incredibly hot here. As a result, you or your children could get worn out much more quickly than they do back home. It’s best to book a Mombasa Hotel that is right along the beach so that you can go back to the room, cool off, and rest during the middle of the afternoon.

Tip #3: Bring along plenty of sunscreen.

Again, because Mombasa sits right on the equator, the sun can burn you very quickly. Pack plenty of sunscreen and reapply it every hour, on the hour. This will help protect you and your children from getting severe sunburn on this trip.

Severe sunburn can make any vacation miserable for children as well as their parents.