Located in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean, Kenya’s diversity is nothing but impressive. From exotic wildlife (Being one of the prefered safari destinations in Africa and featuring animal migrations); to pristine beaches and exciting clubs in Nairobi, Kenya has all the ingredients to create a ever lasting memories. 

Why Visit

THE WILDLIFE

Kenya is considered to be one of Africa’s greatest wildlife and safari destinations, featuring the migration of more than a million wildebeests, (in search of water and greener pastures) that occurs from August to October; and its accompanied by hundreds of thousands of gazelles, zebras and elands. It is also home to the big five (and other exotic species): African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, white/black rhinos and to more than 1,000 bird species, including flamboyant crowds of pink flamingos. Its parks, reserves and private conservancies are home to some of the highest and most diverse populations of wildlife on the planet. 

DIVERSITY

Kenya is renowned for its remarkable diversity of landscapes, animals and cultures. Savannahs, pristine beaches, vast plains and snow capped mountains  are some of kenya’s backdrops. It also features a great diversity of cultures, with  42 tribes in Kenya with different languages and traditions. 

THE FOOD

The food in Kenya is a mix of ethnicity and traditions, with no singular dish that represents all of its cuisine. However, they are all equally delicious, and you can’t leave Kenya without trying their Ugali, Wali wa Nazi or a kenyan stew.

THE CITY

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is an energetic thriving metropolis that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife. It can be the only city in the world that is home to both wildlife-filled national parks and cosmopolitan lifestyle, being an extremely cost-effective destination for short safaris. Enjoy your night and some pub and go to a safari for breakfast.

Kenya postcards

Located in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean, kenya’s diversity is nothing but impressive. From exotic wildlife (Being one of the prefered safari destinations in Africa and featuring animal migrations) to pristine beaches and exciting clubs in Nairobi, Kenya has all the ingredients to create a ever lasting memories. 

Kenya postcards

Why Visit

THE WILDLIFE

Kenya is considered to be one of Africa’s greatest wildlife and safari destinations, featuring the migration of more than a million wildebeests, (in search of water and greener pastures) that occurs from August to October; and its accompanied by hundreds of thousands of gazelles, zebras and elands. It is also home to the big five (and other exotic species): African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, white/black rhinos and to more than 1,000 bird species, including flamboyant crowds of pink flamingos. Its parks, reserves and private conservancies are home to some of the highest and most diverse populations of wildlife on the planet. 

DIVERSITY

Kenya is renowned for its remarkable diversity of landscapes, animals and cultures. Savannahs, pristine beaches, vast plains and snow capped mountains  are some of kenya’s backdrops. It also features a great diversity of cultures, with  42 tribes in Kenya with different languages and traditions. 

THE FOOD

The food in Kenya is a mix of ethnicity and traditions, with no singular dish that represents all of its cuisine. However, they are all equally delicious, and you can’t leave Kenya without trying their Ugali, Wali wa Nazi or a kenyan stew.

THE CITY

Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is an energetic thriving metropolis that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife. It can be the only city in the world that is home to both wildlife-filled national parks and cosmopolitan lifestyle, being an extremely cost-effective destination for short safaris. Enjoy your night and some pub and go to a safari for breakfast.

  • Name: Republic of Kenya
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Official Languages: English, Swahili
  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: Kenyan shilling
  • Time Zone: UTC + 3 (East Africa Time)
  • Name: Republic of Kenya
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Official Languages: English, Swahili
  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: Kenyan shilling
  • Time Zone: UTC + 3 (East Africa Time)

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

The official languages of Kenya are the Bantu Swahili and English, inherited from the united kingdom. Overall, there are more speakers of Swahili than English. 

ELECTRICITY

In Kenya the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage (220-240V) in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor

CURRENCY

The Kenyan Shilling is the official currency in Kenyan, with an equivalent of 1 USD for 103 shillings (as of 2020). Dollars are accepted by airlines and some large hotels, and can be used to pay national park entry fees.

SAFETY

The majority of Kenya is considered to be safe. The border between Somalia and Kenya is supposed to be extremely risky due to al-Shabaab terrorist group activity in this area. There have been a couple isolated terrorist attacks in the past years in other cities but they are not common.

Most visitors are only passing through the city en route to the safaris, where security is not a problem. If you are willing to wander around Nairobi or Mombasa, be really cautious. Try to avoid going out alone during the night or go out with someone who knows the city.  Muggings and burglaries do happen. Road safety is also a problem. Visitors are advised no to carry valuables, credit/debit cards but rather store them in a safe at the hotel. 

CLIMATE

Kenya features many different landscapes, and each of these regions has its own unique climate. The coast has a tropical climate and the lowlands tend to be really hot and dry, both of them features a rain and drought season. The highlands, instead,  tend feature a tempered temperature with 4 seasons. 

How to get around

Safaris are, for sure, the most popular way to travel around Kenya. Air safaris are also available, but you will have to plan all this with a travel agency. Renting a vehicle is a good option and so it is the public transportation.

There are a couple airlines that offer international flights to Kenya, but for the domestic ones, Kenya Airways and Airkenya Express are the ones I recommend.

Matatus are the main means of getting around for local people, they are technically minibuses that cover different local routes. They are technically bus system of the city, as the only city with an effective municipal bus service is Nairobi. You could also rent them for private trips depending on the quantity of people you are traveling with. 

Shared taxis can be also found. Ferries are offered in between mainland and the islands.  Taken from the asians, kenyans also adopted the “Tuk Tuk“, or auto rickshaws, and you can negotiate the fares.

PASSPORT

Citizens from most countries will have to obtain a visa upon arrival. Currently, this costs US$50 for a single-entry visa and $100 for a multiple-entry visa. However, some countries require a visa before arrival, (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan.) and some don’t require one at all (Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Salomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.) 

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