Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Kenya?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Kenya are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Kenya?

For up to date information around safety and security in Kenya read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Kenya.

Best time to visit Kenya?

The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Do I need a visa to enter Kenya?

You need a visa to enter Kenya. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel.You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website.

What currency do i need in Kenya?

The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling.

While visiting Kenya

What wild animals live in Kenya?

Elephant, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, lion, rhinoceros, giraffe, hyena, jackal, antelope, warthog, wildebeest, baboon, monkey, zebra, hippopotamus, giraffe, Grevy's zebra, vervet monkey, Colobus monkey, leopard.

What is the traditional food in Kenya?

Although there is not a specific national cuisine, there are two national dishes: ugali and nyama choma. Maize (corn) is a Kenyan staple and the main ingredient of ugali , which is thick and similar to porridge. Many Kenyans eat this on a daily basis.

What Languages are spoken in Kenya?

Swahili serves as a national language of Kenya.

How much do you tip in Kenya?

The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. Tip what you feel is appropriate and what has been deserved, and please tip in Kenyan Shillings as most staff find it difficult to change foreign currency, and they lose some of their hard earned tip in commission to the money changer. Also please note they cannot change foreign coins at all.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Kenya?

Local Kenya travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Kenya Numbers?

  • Police: 999
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Fire: 999
  • Embassy: +254 20 2873000

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Kenya?

    The time difference is 3 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Kenya?

    Kenya Guidebook

    Best Kenya guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Kenya with this Kenya Guidebook .