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Getting Ready for the Time Difference in Mombasa

Getting Ready for the Time Difference in MombasaDepending on where you’re traveling from, heading to Mombasa could mean a significant time difference for you. If you’re traveling from the United States, Canada, or anywhere in North or South America, you’re in for a significant time difference. If you’re traveling from somewhere in Europe, Africa, or another region that is relatively close to Kenya, the time difference may not be as significant.

Depending on the actual time difference in Mombasa compared to where you live, it can affect the first day or two of your trip.

Below are a few ideas that can help reduce the impact of the time difference for you and anyone else traveling with you on this trip of a lifetime.

1. Begin changing the clocks in your home several days before your set to leave.

By adjusting the clock a few hours, you could gradually get yourself more acclimated to the actual time zone you’re going to be enjoying your vacation in. You can start as early as two or three weeks before your scheduled trip and adjust it by one hour every few days. You’ll have to keep in mind that your work schedule is not going to change, but your sleeping pattern will.

2. Sleep on the plane ride there.

Some people have extreme difficulty falling asleep on a plane. If you’re one of those people, you may need to rely on a sleep aid, noise canceling headphones, and other strategies including sleep masks to help you get some sleep while you’re on the plane.

3. Stay awake once you arrive in Mombasa.

Even though you may be completely exhausted after your trip, if it’s the earlier part of the day in Mombasa, resist the temptation to grab a couple hours of sleep in your hotel room. You want to get the most out of your trip so put off sleep until it is night in Mombasa.

By relying on these tips and strategies, you should be able to become quickly acclimated to the time difference in Mombasa and that can make a world of difference for your overall enjoyment of this vacation.