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Kenya international travel guide

Landscape view of Kenya

Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ

Kenya is part of Africa with main city at Nairobi. It's usually 🌀️ 25.00 °C in Kenya with a rainfall of 🌧 24.94 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.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~25.00 Β°C Β  🌧 ~24.94 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 47M people
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Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
Laikipia County has been declared a β€˜dangerous and disturbed’ area by the Kenyan Government following attacks by armed bandits. The government has launched a security operation. A curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am for Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its neighbourhood. Significant security operations are ongoing in the region, particularly in the Ol Moran area. We recommend against non-essential travel to the county until the situation stabilises. COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. All public and political gatherings are banned. Adhere to restrictions and follow the advice of authorities. Monitor the media for latest developments on COVID-19. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya overall due to the high crime levels and the threat of terrorist attack.
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Weather

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🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Swahili
Money

πŸ’± 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.

🏧 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

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

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“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 .
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Useful Information
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