Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to visit Kenya?
The main tourist season begin towards the end of June to the month of October. During this time Kenya receives a huge number of tourist due to the migration of wildebeest that happens every year during this period.
The Mid season takes place between the month of December and February since the hot and dry weather at this time of year is generally considered to be the most pleasant. It's also when Kenya's birdlife flocks to the Rift Valley lakes in the greatest numbers.
The low season takes between the month of April to the end of June and the month of November. During these months things are much quieter - places tend to have rooms available and prices drop.
Do I need a visa to travel to Kenya?
All visitors require a visa except citizens of some Commonwealth countries and citizens of selected countries such as Denmark, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, South Africa and Sweden. All visa application have to be done online to ensure accountability. A single entry visa has been introduced to visitor who wish to travel to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
Is it safe to travel in Kenya?
Kenya is one of Africa's top tourist destinations. It is a perfectly safe country to visit, although the usual safety guidelines apply; don't leave your luggage an attended and always keep your valuables close by or locked away. Most accommodation have safes which you can utilize to secure your valuables.
Can I use my credit card in Kenya?
All major credit and debit cards can be used to buy goods and services. However it's advisable to let your bank know that you will be travelling to Africa. Certain decline payments approval due suspicion of fraud.
Are banking services easily available in Kenya?
National and international banks have branches in Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu, Thika, Eldoret, Kericho and Nyeri, as well as most other major towns. Banks and bureaux de change at international airports are open 24 hours a day. However you can only access local currency from the ATM'S.
What is communication like in Kenya?
It's very easy to communicate in English with the locals because all our subject I school except Swahili are taught in English. It's easy to get around or ask for direction if need be.