Travel Kit

Visa

Contact a Kenyan Embassy or consulate to determine if you require a visa, can secure a visa on arrival or must apply for a visa in advance.

Check if you require a visa  to enter Kenya here.

 

Visa fee

Visa Type  Visa Fee (USD) 
Single entry visa (business or tourism)  51
Multiple journey visa   101
Referred visa   10

Click here for more information on visa fees.

 

Apply for Visa 

If you are eligible for an eVisa please apply here.

If you require a referred visa to enter Kenya, check the requiremnets here.

 

Health Information

Required vaccination: Yellow Fever

Recommended vaccination

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • Typhoid

 

Nairobi City

Nairobi the capital city is located in the southwest of Kenya. It is considered as one of the main comercial and cultural center in East Africa.

The word Nairobi comes from the masai word which means stream of cold water. Nairobi is also as the green city in the sun.   

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Language

The official languages in Kenya are English and Swahili. There are many other indegenous languages in Kenya which Kikuyu, Luhya, and Dholuo. Sheng is a popular local slang.

Few swahili expressions you might find useful:

 Hello Jambo 
 Thank you Asante
 Sorry Pole
 You are welcome Karibu

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Practical Info

  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KSH)
  • Exchange rate: 1 USD= 100 KSH
  • Socket: British
  • Climate: Highest temperature from 22°C and lowest to 12°C in May-June
  • Telephone code: +254
  • Taxi:  Uber are easily available download the app at https://www.uber.com/cities/nairobi/
  • Taxi fare: Between 400 to 1000 KSH or 4 or 10 USD (depending on the distance)

 

Tourism

Tourism is the most important economic pillar in Nairobi. In Nairobi you may visit the parliament building, the city market, the National musuem, the Nairobi National Park, the Girafe center amongst other interesting sites.

More on Kenya's National Parks and Reserves and safaris.

AFRINIC provides details in this section for informational purposes only and is not responsible for the accuracy of information.