Kenya is the quintessential African experience with majestic jungle animals, blissful tropical climate and a vibrant local culture.

Kenya’s sights are some of the greatest Africa has to offer. The Aberdare National Park is just one of countless reserves offering stunning safaris. Spot black-maned lions, elephants and giraffes as you drive through their homeland. Lake Nakuru, another natural hotspot, gets so filled with flamingos that it becomes a pink sea, and the peak of the Menengai Crater reveals an astounding panorama. At the end of the day, Kenya’s curious locals welcome you with their beautiful dress and distinctive dance. 

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Kenya travel FAQs

Most nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya. The old system of obtaining visas on arrival has been phased out. Tourists now need to obtain e-visas 7 days in advance of travelling to Kenya. 

Kenyans generally expect tips from travellers because their wages are low. Round up your bill when eating at restaurants and leave a little bit extra for porters and drivers. 

Internet is easily accessible in major cities but often non-existent outside of these areas.

You’ll have mobile coverage in Kenya’s cities and major towns but service is unreliable outside these areas. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling. 

Most toilets are squat or pit toilets but you’re likely to have western-style toilets in tourist establishments. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you.

  • Street food (plate of stew) = 80 KES
  • Bottle of beer in a local bar = 150 KES
  • Food court or fast-food meal = 300-400 KES
  • Meal at a sit-down restaurant = 700-800 KES

Drinking tap water is not considered safe in Kenya. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a bottle or canteen with you. Ask your leader where you can access filters to refill your supply, or carry your own purification tablets with you. 

You can use your credit card at places like hotels and touristy areas but expect to pay cash when dealing with most local businesses.

ATMs are aplenty in Nairobi and Mombasa but are harder to find in rural areas, small towns and remote places. 

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

For a current list of public holidays go to:

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Kenya/public-holidays