Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


What is Vaping?

A: Vaping means using an e-cigarette or vaping device. Both have a heating element that converts liquid/vape juice into vapor which you then inhale. Vaping liquid/ juice comes in many different flavors and nicotine strengths; Some have no nicotine at all. You can check our vape juices here.


Is Vaping safe?

A: Research done by Public Health England showed that vaping is 95 % less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Most of the harm caused by cigarettes, including cancer, comes from tar. There is No tar in vaping liquids/juices.


Is Vaping legal?

A: Yes. Vaping devices are similar to e-cigarettes and are completely legal in Kenya, as long as you are an adult (+18). There are some legal restrictions on where you can use your vaping device, tbut this will vary by jurisdiction. Some places that ban traditional cigarette smoking indoors, might have restrictions on vapes/e-cigs. Vaping is also banned in most commercial planes.


Does Vapor have nicotine?

A: It depends if you have liquid/ vape juice with or without nicotine. Most people tend to use liquids with nicotine when they vape, however we have also a selection of e-liquids with 0 mg nicotine.


Can you Vape without nicotine?

A: Yes, we have e-liquids / vape juices starting from 0 mg to 6mg nicotine. ( 0mg, 3mg and 6mg) So you can choose which suits you the best!


Can I taper down the nicotine?

A: Different types of e-liquid or vape juice have different nicotine strengths. If you are trying to give up nicotine, you can start off with higher strength nicotine liquid and then gradually taper down to 0 mg nicotine liquids.


How do I start vaping?

A: The easiest way to is to buy a starter kit that contains all the equipment you need. To start vaping you will also need e-liquid / vape juice. You can check our vape kits collection and vape juice selection from here.



How much does vaping cost?

A: E-cigarettes / vape kits start from 1200 ksh (like our ego-t ce4 Beginner's kit) and can go over 10000 ksh for the high-end equipment. Average vape kits costs around 3000 – 5000 ksh. Check our vape collection here.


What are the repeated costs of vaping?

A: The main ongoing cost of vaping is the vape juice /e-liquid which cost around 500 ksh per 10 ml (Our vape juices here). Depending on the use of cigarettes, 5 ml of vape juice is usually enough for most people for a day or two at least.  


How much does average vaping equipment cost?

A: E-cigarettes / vape kits start from 1200 ksh (like our eGo-t ce4 beginner's kit) and can go over 10000 ksh for the high-end equipment. Average vape kits costs around 3000 – 5000 ksh.


What’s the battery life like?

A: The battery life is usually the better the higher the price of the kit. For example the cheapest e-cigs / vapes such as eGo-T might need to charge it a couple of times a day, with average kits like Vape pen 22 or Jomo 40 Lite you should be fine with charging once a day (similar to phone) and high-end vaporizers can work for days without charging (such as R-Kiss by Smok)


Are the batteries rechargeable?

A: Yes.


What are Mods?

A: A Mod generally refers to any vaping device that doesn’t look like a traditional cigarette. Vaping devices that look like cigarettes are called cig-a-likes.


What is ’Dripping’

Dripping is a method of vaping where you add a small amount of e-liquid directly to your wick and then vape immediately. The more common, and easier, way of vaping is just to fill a tank with e-liquid.


What is an atomizer?

A: An atomizer is a part of the vaping device that has a coil of wire and a wick. The wick soaks up e-liquid and the coil heats the e-liquid soaked wick, turning the liquid into vapor.


What is a clearomizer?

A: Every vaping device is made up of a battery, an atomizer, and a tank for the e-liquid. The atomizer turns the liquid into vapor. A clearomizer is the part of an e-cigarette where e-liquid is stored and converted into vapor.


How do I get more Vapor?

A: To produce as much vapor as possible you will want a battery with high power, and multiple coils in your atomizer with a high volume of air going through it. E-liquid with a high VG (Vegetable Glycerine) content will also produce more vapor.


What is a drip tip?

A: A drip tip is the mouthpiece where you inhale the vapor from the e-cigarette/ Vape


What’s a box Mod?

A: A Box Mod is a box shaped vaping device, such as Jomo 40 Lite.


What are 18650 batteries?

A: 18650 high drain Lithium-ion batteries are used in different Vapes and phones. 18650 batteries have a diameter of 1.8mm and a height of 65mm. Most vaping devices take 18650 batteries.


Do you have to be an adult to use Vapes/e-cigarettes?

A: Yes, the legal age to buy nicotine products in Kenya is +18 years old.


What kind of vape flavors are there?

A: There are literally thousands of different flavors from different manufacturers you can choose from. Everything from normal tobacco flavors, fruit flavors, drink flavors and anything else you can imagine of (See our vape juice collection here!)


What’s the difference between a low power and a high power battery?

A: Lower battery power means the coil in the atomizer doesn’t get as hot. The coil heats the e-liquid and turns it into vapor. A cooler coil means less vapor is produced, and because of this also less flavor.


Is Vaping allowed in airplanes?

In most countries / areas vaping in the airplanes is prohibited.


What’s a throat hit?

A: A throat hit is the feeling in your throat when you inhale from a traditional cigarette. Some people enjoy this and want to stimulate the experience when vaping and other people prefer vaping devices that minimize this feeling. If you like throat hit, you should choose e-liquids / vape juices with higher VG (Our vape juices).


What’s the difference between PG and VG?

A: Propylene Glycol (PG) is a much thinner tasteless liquid. PG Produces more of a ”throat hit” than VG does, which simulates the feel of smoking better.

Vegetable Glycerin (VG) e-liquid is a thick and a little sweet. It produces luscious clouds of vapor. VG also imparts a sweeter taste to your liquid.


Where can I find Safari Vape Shop?

A: In addition to our website ( you can also follow us on



Or you can visit our shop in Diani Beach, Kenya. Our shop is located next to the chinese restaurant in Diani, opposite of Reef Hotel.


Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday: Closed


You can also give us a call: +254 716 142 157


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