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Practical Information For Kenya

Ready to embark on the unforgettable Kenya Safaris? Here is some necessary Practical Information For Kenya to help you plan a hassle-free Kenya Safari Holidays.

Basic Information

  • Official Name: Republic of Kenya
  • Area: 582,650 sq km
  • Population: 40,512,682 population
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Government: Presidential republic


  • Official language: English, Kiswahili
  • Other Languages Spoken: Numerous indigenous languages
  • Business Language: English


UTC (Coordinated Universal Time Greenwich): +3


Currency: Kenyan shilling


Currency Exchange

  • Exchange offices
  • Banks
  • Hotels
  • ATMs

Credit cards

Popular: Yes

Cards: MasterCard, Visa


Leave a tip: mandatory

Internet and telephony

Calling code: +254

Internet availability: Low

Emergency Numbers

Police: 112

Fire emergency: 999




Kenya Climate

Kenya lies on the equator. So, it has different climatic regions, which vary according to the alternation of the monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean.

Annually, Kenya Experiences two distinct dry seasons and two rainy seasons.

Dry season

  • December or mid-December to March,
  • July to October.

Wet Season

  • April to June (long rainy season) 
  • November to mid-December (short rain)

However, the climate is tropical on the coast. The days are mostly warm and sunny with low humidity in the highlands.

The temperature varies depending upon the altitude. You may feel arctic temperatures on top of Mount Kenya.

The Lake Victoria region experiences high humidity with virtually no dry season. Although there are fewer rains in January-February.

As per the northeast desert regions, the heat is dry and scorching throughout most of the year with occasional showers during April-May.

Transportations In Kenya

Kenya Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Airport taxis

Taxis are readily available to the central city. But it’s best to negotiate a fixed fare upfront.

Transfer between terminals

Shuttle service available.

Getting Around the city

Even though a taxi is the preferred option, the bus services also have a high frequency for the city center.

Car Rental

You’ll find most worldwide rental companies at the airport and in all the major cities.

Travel Insurance

Adequate travel insurance is mandatory for everyone. Gazelle Safaris Africa is an ATOL-protected agency giving you complete peace of mind. According to this, it is the guest’s responsibility to carry the correct comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover themselves, and their dependents/traveling companions for the duration of their trip.


We always advise that you contact a specialist GP or get in touch with an authorized vaccination clinic. Protection against Malaria, Hepatitis, Typhoid, Tetanus, and Polio is highly recommended.


  • Visa is required for most countries. You can easily issue one on arrival at the airport. Just check details in the Embassy or consulate in your country.
  • You must produce a valid passport for at least 6 months with two blank pages in your passport upon arrival.

For more information about Kenya Travel Guide and information regarding Kenya Safari or any other necessary details, visit Gazelle Safaris Africa today.

Kenya Safari

Quick Facts About Kenya

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Frequently Asked Questions

The dry seasons of June to October is the Best Time To Go On A Kenya Safari. As, this is the best wildlife viewing months of Kenya and the perfect time to witness the wildebeest migration as well.

Gazelle Safaris Africa Offers opulent varieties of luxurious accommodations. But, in order to get the best out of your Kenya Safaris, you should pick the right accommodation as per the Kenya Migration Season so, you don’t miss a thing.

Yes, it is Mandatory to have travel insurance before going on Kenya Safari. It is the guest's sole responsibility to ensure that they have valid and comprehensive travel medical insurance to cover themselves and their dependents/companions

No doubt, Tanzania is the larger country, but it's not as wealthy as Kenya and cheaper… So even though Kenya has a better travel infrastructure, Tanzania is more affordable.

Since Kenya is on the equator, the climate here is generally very pleasant. There are significant differences in weather seen according to the variations of altitude and terrain across the country. The Highlands sees a cool climate. As per the rest of the country, the temperatures can reach approximately 35 degrees Celsius during the day.

Kenya is in East Africa, tucked between Somalia to the northwest and Tanzania to the south. Neighboring countries include Uganda to the west and Ethiopia and Sudan to the north.

Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya. It is located on the Nairobi River in the south of Kenya. Nairobi is popularly known as the 'Green City in the Sun'. Nairobi is also the capital of the Nairobi Province and of the Nairobi District.

In Kenya, you will be able to buy easy-to-use prepaid SIM cards that are cheap rate. Top-up or refill vouchers are widely available across all hotels, newsagents, supermarkets, and shops.

Kenya Safari

Kenya Safari Itineraries

Entebbe Day Tour

1 Day Entebbe Tour

Ziika Forest | Mabamba Wetland |Reptile Village

Uganda Day Trips

1 Day From $190
Half-day Entebbe Tour

Half-day Entebbe Tour

Mabamba Wetland | Kigungu | Botanical Gardens

Uganda Day Trips

Half Day $ 115
Kampala City

Kampala Full Day Tour

Kampala City

Uganda Day Trips

Full Day Tours $170

Uganda Chimps, Wildlife & Fishing Safari

Entebbe | Murchison Falls National Park | Kibale Forest National Park | Kampala

Uganda Fishing Safaris

8 Days From $3135

8 Days Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti To Manyara

Arusha | Tarangire | Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara

Tanzania Wildlife Safari

8 Days From $ 4448

4 Days Explore Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Manyara

Arusha | Ngorongoro Conservation Area | Serengeti | Lake Manyara National Park

Tanzania Wildlife Safari

4 Days From $ 2030

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