Kenya Travel Guide

Kenya is renowned around the world for its scenic topography, abundant wildlife, stunning coastline, and welcoming people. It is bordered on the south by Tanzania, on the west by Uganda, on the east by Somalia, and on the north by Sudan. The “Big five” lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalos still roam free in their natural habitat on this property. It is also home to the Masai Mara, a stage for wildebeest migration and one of the modern world’s seven wonders.

Check out some of the important details that you would need to be aware of to help you work through the:

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1. Visa Requirement

For entry into Kenya, you’ll need a new passport that’s not due to expire for at least six months. A visa is required for the majority of incoming travelers, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure. There are two types of visas available: multiple entry and single entry. Multiple and single-entry visas can be obtained at the airport (visa officials are on hand to accommodate all international arriving flights) or prior to travel single-entry visas can be obtained prior to travel single entry visa can be obtain online (http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html)

2. Health Certification

Only if you are entering the country from an affected region do you need a yellow fever vaccination certificate. Tetanus, diphtheria, polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and B, and Malaria are all vaccines that are commonly recommended but not needed. Consult your doctor at least 4-6 weeks before your trip for the most up-to-date details and to give drugs time to take effect. A travel medicine specialist will help you decide what you’ll need based on your health and immunization background, the areas of the world you’ll be visiting, and your expected activities.

3. Language & Religion

English and Swahili are Kenya’s official languages, which are commonly spoken in schools, industry, and government. However, the nation speaks some 42 minority languages, most of which are spoken in rural areas. These regional languages are based on Bantu, Nilotes, and Semitic languages, and are divided into groups based on where they are spoken in the world. Kikuyu, Luhya, and Kamba are the most commonly spoken Bantu languages, while Luo, Kalenjin, and Maasai are among the Nilotic languages.

Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism are the three official religions practiced in Kenya, with Christians constituting the majority of the population.

4. Communication

Kenya has a well-developed domestic and international communications system. Services such as telephone, fax, and internet are readily accessible. Kenya uses the GSM network for mobile phones and has a well-developed road network that links the country’s major cities and towns.

+254 is the country code, and it is 3 hours ahead of GMT.

5. Currency & Banking

The Kenyan Shilling is the country’s official currency, and it comes in denominations of Ksh 1, Ksh 5, Ksh 10, Ksh 20, Ksh 40, Ksh 50, Ksh 100, Ksh 200, Ksh 500, and Ksh 1,000. Other currencies are more difficult to trade than the US Dollar ($), British Pound (£), and Euro (€). The best prices are usually found at Forex Bureaus (bureau de change), which are open weekdays and Saturday mornings. Foreign exchange services are available outside of business hours in some hotels and at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Only a few foreign banks will accept travelers’ cheques; proof of purchase and your passport will be needed. Few large hotels and good restaurants accept big credit cards, but they are unlikely to be accepted elsewhere. Local currency can be sometimes be drawn from ATMs. 

Ideas for How to Experience Kenya

Some of our most famous travel experiences, as recommended by our travel experts, are mentioned below. Each encounter includes a plethora of adventure opportunities and stunning moments of exploration, all bundled in the comfort of people:

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