We hope it will add depth and dimension to your safari experience .
Good to Know
Currency: KES - Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Languages: English, Swahili
Time Zone: GMT +3 hour(s)
Forex facilities are offered at most hotels and in all the major shopping areas. Forex facilities remain open at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport daily from 7am to midnight.
Kenya shilling (Ksh)
Foreign currency can be changed at banks, Forex agencies or hotels. Banks in major centres are open from 09.00 to 15.00 Mon-Fri. 09.00 to11.00 on the first and last Saturday of each month.
ATMs are available country wide with 24-hour access. Most accept international credit cards.
All major international cards are accepted. Credit card fraud occurs in Kenya, as in most other parts of the world, and the usual precautions should be taken.
Tipping is appreciated. Most hotels and restaurants include a 10% service charge.
Shopping and business hours
8.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 17.30 Mon-Sat. Many businesses work Saturday mornings.
GMT +3 all year-round. Kenya maintains an almost constant 12 hours of daylight. Sunrise is typically 6.30 and sunset at 18.45.
220-240 volts AC, with standard 13-amp three square-pin plugs.
It is not recommended that you drink the tap water. Bottled water is provided.
Opening hours are 08.00 to 17.00 weekdays and 09.00 to 12.00 on Saturdays. Stamps can be purchased at post offices, stationery and souvenir shops and hotels.
International telephone code +254. Dial 000 followed by the required country code to dial out of the country. Mobile (cell) services are provided by Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom, you can also buy a Kenyan pay as you go SIM card.
Wifi is available in the common areas of the camp but not in the tents.