Beautiful nature, a mild climate, and multicultural cities are a few of the main aspects that continue to draw Kenyan people toward a life in Australia.
If you're getting serious about pulling off a move from Kenya to Australia, you're going to need to understand the process of transporting household items, vehicle(s), and pets overseas. Achieving a strong handle on these three moving-related tasks will help you reduce the amount of stress you experience during your move.
Let's dive in:
How Do I Transport My Household Items From Kenya to Australia?
Over 6,000 miles of ocean water separates Kenya and Australia, so you're not going to be able to pack your household items in a moving truck and hit the road. Sea freight and air freight shipping will be your two options for shipping household items from Australia to Kenya. If you're wondering which service is better, it depends on your budget. Airfreight shipping will move your household items the fastest, but it'll cost you much more than sea freight shipping.
The cost differential between sea freight and air freight shipping generally leads to international movers selecting sea freight shipping. You'll have to wait longer for your items to be delivered through sea freight shipping, but planning can help you coordinate your arrival in Australia with the arrival of your household items.
Airfreight shipping services can accommodate small or large household moves, but be prepared to pay a hefty price tag for a full household move via air freight shipping as cargo planes can only hold so much weight.
Sea freight shipping services often offer customers the following container sizes:
- 40ft high cube container
Once you select your container size, you'll have to decide between a Full Container Load (FCL) or a Less Than Container Load (LCL). FCL containers are reserved for a single party while LCL shipping containers are shared between two parties. Delivery times for LCL containers tend to take longer than FCL container deliveries, as sharing a moving container with another person increases logistics for the moving company. After selecting a service to transport your household items, your quote will revolve around how much your items weigh, the amount of space they take up, the distance you're traveling, and the time of year.
Shipping a vehicle from Kenya to Australia is similar to the process of transporting household items overseas.
How Do I Ship My Vehicle From Kenya to Australia?
Airfreight and sea freight shipping services can accommodate vehicles. The majority of people shipping vehicles overseas select sea freight shipping as air freight shipping tends to be reserved for high-value vehicles like racing cars or vintage collectibles. Like shipping household items, planning can help you line up your arrival with the arrival of your vehicle via sea freight shipping.
Most vehicle sea freight shipping companies use roll-on-roll-off or container services to load and transport cars overseas.
How Do I Pick Up My Vehicle and Household Items When They Reach Australia?
Door-to-door and port-to-port are the two most commonly used delivery services for household items and vehicles. The majority of movers will select door-to-door shipping for their vehicles and household items due to the convenience of this service. Port-to-port service involves you delivering your household items/vehicle to the appropriate port and picking them up to transport them to your destination when they arrive at their designated Australian port. Door-to-door service is much more convenient as a shipping company will pick up your vehicle or household items at your home, then deliver them to the door of your new home in Australia.
Ok, so we've covered the topics of transporting household items and vehicles overseas from Kenya to Australia. We can't end without exploring what's involved with importing pets into Australia from Kenya.
How Do I Move My Pet(s) From Kenya to Australia?
Pets often travel overseas as cargo aboard international flights. The process of shipping an animal overseas can be stressful for several reasons. First, there's the process of legally importing a pet into another country; then, there's the stress that you and your pet have to experience during the actual transportation process. It's important to know that Australia's self-contained ecosystem has manifested some fairly strict pet importation laws.
Some basic requirements for importing pets into Australia include:
- Microchipping your dog
- Vaccinating your dog (especially the rabies vaccine)
- Import permit
- Health certificate
- Undergoing a quarantine period
Some pets aren't allowed to be imported into Australia. Pettravel.com offers a list that outlines animals that aren't allowed to be imported along with other rules and specifications for pet importation in Australia.
Transporting household items, a car, and your animal friend(s) are three of the main components of successfully pulling off a move from Australia to Kenya. Once you lock down these three areas, the stresses of your move will be greatly diminished.