ARE YOU RELOCATING TO KENYA? WE CAN HELP!

Relocating overseas can be a stressful time, especially if you’re moving as far away as Kenya. At Schepens, we aim to help make every move as simple and stress-free as possible by helping with every step of your move – from planning and packing to shipping, delivery and storage on arrival.

We have a great deal of experience and knowledge in removals to Kenya, ensuring that your shipping will arrive on time and securely at your destination.

We can assist with all the paperwork and procedures involved in moving to Kenya. The primary documentation required includes:

  • Copies of Passport ( Of consignee only)
  • Proof of residence ( Rental agreement, Proof of purchase)

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SERVICES WE OFFER

  • Specially trained Removals Coordinator to manage your move
  • Sole use containers. 20ft x 40ft x 40ft high cube.
  • Information on customs procedure.
  • Tracking of your consignment from start to finish.
  • A full packing list itemising your consignment (a customs requirement).
  • A part load service to most destinations (for small consignments, in order to minimise cost).

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SERVICES WE OFFER

  • Specially trained Removals Coordinator to manage your move
  • Sole use containers. 20ft x 40ft x 40ft high cube.
  • Information on customs procedure.
  • Tracking of your consignment from start to finish.
  • A full packing list itemising your consignment (a customs requirement).
  • A part load service to most destinations (for small consignments, in order to minimise cost).

removals to Kenya

Schepens specialise in moving to all the major towns and cities in Kenya, including:

Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Machokos and Meru.

IF YOU’RE MOVING TO KENYA, THEN SCHEPENS HAS THE EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE TO OFFER YOU A SMOOTH, TROUBLE-FREE MOVE.

SOME TIPS FOR MOVING TO KENYA | KENYA GUIDE

A useful guide for expats and newcomers to help with your move to Kenya:

International Removals to Kenya | Overseas Removal Services

Tips on Moving to Kenya

Whilst any European or international move is an upheaval, moving to Kenya is likely to be life-changing. Expats talk about the struggles of accommodating to a climate and culture that is so entirely different from that of the UK. But – they insist – it’s worth the effort, because the benefits of shifting your cultural and geographic perspective are huge.

Kenya is named after it’s highest mountain which reaches 5,199m. It’s home to 47 different ethic communities and agriculture still contributes around 25% of GDP. Niarobi, the capital, is a financial hub for East and Central Africa and has a rapidly expanding economy, making it one of the most successful African states. It’s also a stunningly beautiful country, drawing huge numbers of visitors each year to visit the numerous game reserves, or witness the extraordinary wildebeest migration.

Speak to us today on 01794 323558 for a no obligation removals quote on your move to Kenya.

6 Tips if You’re Moving to Kenya

At Schepens we’ve moved a number of families to Kenya over the past few decades. Having worked closely with our removals teams throughout the process, they’ve been kind enough to give us their tips on what it would be helpful for movers from the UK to Kenya to know before they embark on their journey.

  1. Obtaining a Visa

    British Nationals do need a visa to enter the country, and these can be obtained on arrival at Nairobi airport but there are likely to be long queues. You can also apply in advance from the Kenyan High Commission in UK.

  2. Work Permit

    If your move to Kenya is due to business relocation, gaining a work permit should be fairly simple. If you are applying as an individual, you should complete the process before moving. The immigration department in Kenya is extremely slow, and very few applications are approved, post arrival.

  3. Arrange Your Housing Before You Move

    There are definite areas to be avoided in Nairobi, and most expats favour either Karen, which is home to historic expat families, or Westlands which is a more international community. When you agree on your property you will probably need to arrange separately for utilities, internet, water filtration, and generator.

  4. Schooling in Kenya

    There is a huge commitment currently being made to improving the standard of free primary and secondary education in Kenya. However, there are severe shortages of teachers across the country and this makes delivery patchy. Most expat families enrol their children in private or international schools.

  5. Get Yourself a Four-Wheel Drive

    Across the African continent, the roads continue to be one of the major causes of death. Partly this is due to the poor maintenance and condition of the roads, but it’s also down to the driving culture which is no bound by any stable rules. You’ll feel safer in a four- wheel drive!

  6. Stock Up On Candles & Mosquito Repellant

    Kenya Power & Lighting Company provide all the power for Kenya. Their monopoly has led to patchy service and power outages are a daily fact of life. As are the mosquitos. They’ll be after you from the moment you arrive so bring mosquito nets and start working to keep them at bay from day 1.

Schepens Can Help With Your Move to Kenya

Schepens is a family-run business that has been moving families around the world for over a century now. We see the stress that moving can cause on a daily basis, and our aim is always to shoulder some of the burden for clients, and offer professional support where it’s most needed. All our removals teams are trained to offer high quality customer service, and they all have detailed local knowledge of the mover’s destination.

One thing we know for sure is that every single move is different. That’s why we don’t offer standard removals packages. Instead we allocate a dedicated Move Co-ordinator to each client. One of their early tasks will be to determine their requirements, and align these to the range of services Schepens offers. These include:

  • Packing – our professional BAR trained packers will pack up your home, accurately label boxes and create a detailed inventory.
  • Insurance – your goods will be fully insured whilst in transit. Should you wish to take out additional Accidental Damage or Extended Liability cover, we can arrange this.
  • Non-Standard Goods – should you be planning to ship any high value goods, or goods that have a particular sentimental value, we can arrange bespoke packing, insurance and transit.
  • Storage – if you wish to store furniture or goods in the UK, Schepens has local, fully managed storage facilities offering a secure, controlled environment.
  • Removals Fleet – Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Schepens Takes Excellent Care of Movers

We’re extremely proud of our record on international removals. Our clients give us feedback on our professionalism, the proactive management of problems by our removals teams, and our willingness to go the extra mile on behalf of movers. We invest in professional training in order to maintain our standards of customer service, so that we can guarantee removals with the minimum of stress.

Schepens specialise in moving to all the major towns and cities in Kenya, including: NairobiMombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Machokos and Meru.


If you are planning to move to Kenya, or any of the African countries, call us today on 01794 323558 to talk to our friendly removals experts on how we can support you.

 

Removals to Kenya

Please call 02380 070071 for your free no obligation quote