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Kenya international travel guide in 2024

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Kenya is part of Africa with main city at Nairobi. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 25.80 ยฐC in Kenya with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 24.27 mm. Tipping is expected in Kenya since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Kenya is on average 5.0 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 47M people. The main currency is Kenyan Shilling. The languages spoken are English and Swahili. Automatic teller machines are rare in Kenya. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~25.80 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~24.27 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 47M people

Kenya Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
Terrorists maintain a strong interest in attacking foreigners in Nairobi and other major population centres in Kenya. Attacks could occur at any time and with little or no warning. Avoid areas prone to attack and remain vigilant if visiting public areas. See more 'Full Advice โ€“ Safety - Terrorism'. Protests can be expected across Kenya. Avoid protests and political gatherings. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya overall due to the high crime levels and the threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Kenya Weather

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Kenya Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Kenya uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Swahili

Money in Kenya

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Kenya uses the Kenyan shilling (symbol: Sh), code KES.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 40, 20, 10, 5 and 1 shillings and 50 cents.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Kenya. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Kenya since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.

Calling in Kenya

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Kenya is on average 5.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Kenya is low. It is not as easy to find one.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,147.22 KES, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Airtel, Faiba, Safaricom or Telkom. Kenya uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kenya upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Kenya, dial +, then 254 (the country code for Kenya), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Kenya, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 20 .

Driving in Kenya

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Kenya travel details

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