Kenya's main airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is 18km from the city. Domestic flight are taken at Wilson Airport which is 8km from the city. Taxi to/from the airport costs around USD $25.

Our local currency is Kenyan Shilling(Ksh). All banks change US dollars, euros, british pound and various international currencies. VISA, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS are widely accepted for tourist services. 5% of the total cost is charged by banks when using credit cards.

Vehicles are right hand drive and we drive on the left side of the road. Taxis, buses and matatus provide intercity public transport.

English and Swahili are the national languages. The official number of tribes in Kenya is 43.

Mobile phones
Local mobile phone SIM cards can be purchased but you are required to provide your personal details to the vendor. Mobile coverage extensive but patchy in remote areas and some game parks.

High-season prices usually run from June to October, from January until early March, and include Easter and Christmas. On the coast peak times tend to be July, August and December to March, and a range of lower rates can apply for the rest of the year.

Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival in Kenya at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta international airport and the country's land borders with Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Visas cost US$ 50 and are valid for three months from the date of entry. Tourist visas can be extended for a further three-month period. However since visa requirements may change, it is advisable for the visitors to check their current visa requirements through airlines, Kenya Embassies or High Commissions in their countries before coming to avoid inconveniences.


Accepted credit cards