Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ

Nairobi

Kenya is part of Africa with main city at Nairobi. Official languages are Swahili and English. Kenya uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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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“‘ 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 1,149.78 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

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Last updated: June 17, 2019