Tour of Kenya What a nightmare!!
Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:17 PM
I have just been asked to go on tour with a band to kenya. Can anyone help me out with standards of gear, reputable companies etc?? All the venues are stadium gigs so need as good a rack of gear as I can get.
If anyone knows of D and B or logic stockists, likewise with Midas stockists across there, please pipe up.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:20 PM
That said quite a few of my friends pop up in pictures on facebook at events hosted by 6:AM entertainment. Who appear to be a DJ outfit with a bit of kit. Some of the images of their roof structure make me want to weep though! However they may be able to point you in a more suitable direction in country.
Otherwise I suspect its time to talk to people here or in South Africa (who don't mind their kit going abroad) and a shipping agent!
Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:19 PM
Northern Kenya is more or less a no-go zone as far as UK visitors are concerned because of Al Shabbab and pirates diversifying like a good un.
Not to put too much of a downer on it all BUT.....US State Department warning.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:49 AM
Your best bet is to google up any sort of HMG's "Advice to Travellers", as mentioned above...read it all thoroughly.
Take advice on travel insurance, to the exact places in Kenya...if anyone apart from HMG knows about travel risks it will be the insurance industry.
This post has been edited by ramdram: 26 March 2012 - 01:50 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:01 PM
They are basically saying, "Don't do a stadium tour!" Some further concerns are the deaths from hand grenade attacks on 10th March in the capital and attacks on 31st March on bars/nightclubs in Mombasa.It continues.
The only thing worse that could happen was if Bono were to visit, look at Somalia. He was in Timbuktu in January for the Tuareg festival and now the Tuaregs are besieging the city.