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General Information

The national language of Kenya is Swahili.

The official languages of Kenya are English, Swahili.

The national currency of Kenya is Kenyan shilling (KES).

1 KES equals  .
equals  KES.

Location

Kenya

The distance from to Kenya is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Kenya. Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime, terrorism and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Your travel destination belongs to the 20 countries with the highest criminality. Always remember to be careful.

The criminality index of Kenya is 62. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 or 999 or 911 to call the police in Kenya.

LGBT

Kenya has a score of -7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Kenya ranks #146 worldwide.

Kenyan law criminalizes same-sex sexual activity.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Kenya should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Kenya:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Kenya to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Kenya differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Kenya, the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Kenya and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Kenya. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain today through Tuesday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 72–83°F  /  22–29°C 85% 76%
Sat November 09 73–88°F  /  23–31°C 78% 38%
Sun November 10 72–91°F  /  22–33°C 77% 28%
Mon November 11 72–88°F  /  22–31°C 86% 95%
Tue November 12 73–88°F  /  23–31°C 84% 88%
Wed November 13 73–88°F  /  23–31°C 79% 21%
Thu November 14 71–89°F  /  22–32°C 77% 7%
Fri November 15 73–89°F  /  23–32°C 77% 13%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:10 am and sets at 06:13 pm. This equates to 12.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Kenya, it is in . When the sun sets in Kenya, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Kenya is 300.00 KES. Every kilometer costs an additional 200.00 KES. Every hour of waiting time costs 300.00 KES.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Kenya.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 109.00 KES in Kenya.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 551.19 KES.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Kenya is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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