Visitors to Kenya are required by law to have passports with validity of not less than six months and prerequisite visas. Please view the visa section to determine your requirements as well as how to obtain one.
Kenya’s currency is liberated therefore money is freely changed at banks, forex bureaux, and at the hotels. We advise that you check exchange rates regularly, and that you exchange your currency at banks or licensed foreign exchange bureaus – avoid street dealers altogether. Major Credit Cards are widely accepted and Banks at international airports operate 24-hour service.
Visitors from countries where the diseases are prevalent require yellow fever and cholera vaccination certificates. Carry along some anti malaria tablets. Avoid foods and drinks from backstreet vendors.
If you need to contact the police, fire brigade or ambulance service in an emergency dial 999, to contact the nearest police station dial 122, or visit Kenya police website at www.kenyapolice.go.ke
There are a number of reputable hospitals in the cities and large towns as well as Flying Doctor service which cover remote areas.
Kenya Government Offices
Government offices operate from 08.00 to 17.00 hours from Monday to Friday, but are closed on weekends and public holidays. To access all government ministries visit the website www.kenya.go.ke
Telecommunication & Electricity
East Africa has a standard electricity voltage of 230/240 with 3 pin square sockets, (British standard).
There are a number of GSM mobile operators in the country and you can choose which to use upon your arrival.