Kenya destination information
All you need to know before visiting Kenya
Kenya is a big country with around 47M Kenyan. Official languages are Swahili and English. Kenya uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Currency used in Kenya is Kenyan Shilling (KES).
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ATMs in Kenya are Rare. Internet speed in Kenya is on average 5.0 Mbps.🏙️ Nairobi
🗣️ English Swahili
👨👩👦👦 47M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~54 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 580k km2 (224k mi²)
Kenya uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.
Currency 💱100 KES = 0.96 USD
Kenya uses the Kenyan shilling (symbol: Sh), code KES.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 40, 20, 10, 5 and 1 shillings and 50 cents.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Kenya. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Tipping 💁🏽Expected to tip
Tipping is expected in Kenya since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.
Mobile Phone 📱
Kenya uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kenya upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Kenya, dial +, then 254 (the country code for Kenya), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.Locally
For local calls within Kenya, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 20 .
international: + 254 20 1234567
calling local: 020 1234567
Internet Speed 💯
Internet speed in Kenya is on average 5.0 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Kenya is low. It is not as easy to find one.
SIM Card #️⃣
You can buy a SIM card for about 1,147.22 KES, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Airtel, Faiba, Safaricom or Telkom.
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