Useful information

Please take note of the following useful information that will help you in getting ready for your holidays.

 

Climate

Kenya enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year: on the coast weather is mostly warm and humid, with light winds and average temperatures are between 25° and 35°. 

The savannah climate is hot during the day and cool at night with a strong thermal excursions.

 

The season of "big rain" runs from April to June; July and August are the coolest months, December and March the warmest.

 

How to pack

We recommend casual and light clothes; have something comfortable for the safari experience. Don't forget swimsuit and sunglasses.

 

Documents

Before visiting Kenya it is good to check passport and be sure it has a validity of at least 6 months beyond the date of arrival (with valid stamp) and at least one clear visa page.

 

Children over 12 years old must be in possession of their own passport.

 

Time zone

Kenya is in the time zone GMT + 3. 

 

Language

Swahili and English are the official languages of Kenya. 

 

Tips

In Kenya tips are not mandatory but are of course very welcome. 

Take candies, pens and caps to give the local population for a smile in return.

 

Tide

The Kenyan coasts are subjected to the phenomenon of tides: at certain times of the year the difference between the minimum and maximum is more obvious and may lead to the presence of algae on the beach and/or offshore spots.

 

Enjoy a walk on the coral reef during the low-tide and discover the secrets of its flora and fauna.

 

Medicines

In addition to your own medicinal products, we recommend that you take the most common ones: 

antihistamines, antibiotics, cortisone, flu, intestinal disinfectants, plasters, ammonia in stick, ear drops, high protection creams.

 

Kenya lies within a tropical area with presence of insects which can sometimes be annoying: it is recommended to wear appropriate repellents. 

Normally, insects and mosquitoes’ bites do not represent risks of infection.

 

Currency

Local currency is the Kenyan Shilling; Euro and Dollar are also accepted (Dollars issued before the year 2006 are not accepted).

 

Vaccination

For traveling to Kenya there are no necessary vaccinations. 

Before leaving, please consult your doctor and inquire on anti-malarial prophylaxis.

 

Visa

Travelers get visa on arrival at the airport: simply fill out the appropriate form and deliver it to the Immigration Office with your passport and Euro 40.00 per person (or USD 50.00) for adults and children aged 2 years.

 

Voltage

Kenya has English type sockets with voltage 220-240 V.