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10 Things to know before traveling to Kenya

Last update on: May 28, 2019

If you are all ready to explore Kenya, you must need to know some of the essential facts of Kenya. In this article, we will tell you that, which may be conducive for you when you will do your travel planning for kenya.

So, take your time and delve deeper into the article.

01 – Language of Kenya

When you are in Kenya, you should know the national language of Kenya, so that you can interact with the locals. Swahili is the national language of Kenya, which is comprised of Arabic, Portuguese and some of the local Bantu languages. You can also speak in English in Kenya.

02 – African national park and the safaris

Africa, Kenya is the number one safari destination. Masai Mara is the most renowned national park here followed by Masai Mara Game Park, Amboseli National park and Nairobi National park, Marsabit National Park, Aberdare National Park, Kakamega Forest Reserve.

03 – ATM’s

Kenyan Shilling is the currency of Kenya. If you are leaning towards a rural area in Kenya, it cannot be easy for you to find an ATM. On top of that, all ATM will not accept VISA or MASTERCARD. You can also convert Dollars to Shilling in locally. Make sure that you have enough money with you when you are traveling around Kenya.

04 – Plugs

It doesn’t matter if you are a professional photographer or you are an amateurish one, your camera needs charge. Keep it in mind, that the power sockets are type G in Kenya, arrange your travel adapter in accordance with that.

05 – Best time traveling to Kenya

If your travel planning to visit Kenya, then the best time is July-September, as this is the peak season, when you can witness the Wildebeest Migration.

Besides Migration, if you are interested to enjoy the beach holidays or want to experience wilderness then January to March is the best time for you. You will also get a price drop during that time.

06 – Kenya Visa

When you are visiting Kenya, you need a Visa to travel, you can apply for the same in online, which may be much conducive for you. You can also avail on arrival visa that will cost you $51.

07- Yellow Fever

When you are traveling to Kenya, you must need a yellow fever certificate. You can take an injection from a particular place around you before beginning your journey. If you are from that country, which has a risk of yellow fever. It is a must one. Amidst all the other requirements, Kenyan Government is very much concerned about their countrymen and that is why they have taken such types of steps.

08 – Local food habits and drinks

In Kenya, you will find some similarities with the food habits of India and Arabic. Some of the popular dishes are-
Chicken biriyani and rice
Nyama Choma and Mukimo
Chapari wrapped with beans and coconut sauce.

09 – Transport of Kenya

You can hire a cab to go to one place to another.
If you have huge distance to cover, then you can use train or airplane.

10 – Traffic in Kenya

Traffic is hefty in Kenya, covering a little path it can take longer than usual. So, plan the route before you start.