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Kenya Information


Getting there


Kenya is readily accessed by air from Europe, the USA, Southern Africa, the Middle East and Australia to three international airports at Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret.


Tourists visas are required by some foreign nationals. Please contact your nearest Kenya Embassy or High Commission for details. In Ireland the address of the embassy is Embassy of the Republic of Kenya, 11 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.


Getting around

Scheduled and chartered internal flights to city, coastal and game park destinations are offered by several domestic airlines.


Kenya's historic railway runs between Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. There are weekly scheduled rail services to Nanyuki, near Mt. Kenya. The coast is a port of call for cruise ships, private and chartered yachts.


Hotels & Accommodation


All over the country, there is accommodation that can cater for any possible budget, taste, interest or preference. Hotels, hostels, luxury tented camps, guest houses, resorts, campsites, backpacker lodges, village home-stays and more can be found in Kenya. Please call us and we will be able to arrange for you of any of the above-mentioned accommodation for you.


Hotels & Accommodation


All over the country, there is accommodation that can cater for any possible budget, taste, interest or preference. Hotels, hostels, luxury tented camps, guest houses, resorts, campsites, backpacker lodges, village home-stays and more can be found in Kenya. Please call us and we will be able to arrange for you of any of the above-mentioned accommodation for you.


Time


Kenya has a single time zone which is GMT+3


Currency


The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya should change foreign currency at banks, bureaux de change or authorised dealers. The easiest currencies to exchange are US Dollars, Sterling Pounds and Euros. Traveller’s cheques are widely accepted.


Embassy of the Republic of Kenya

11 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Tel: +353 1 613 6280/1 or  +353 1 613 6382/3

Fax: +353 1 668 5506

Email: info@kenyaembassyireland.net


Banking


Banks are open from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday. Some branches open on Saturdays fro 9:00am to 11:00am. Many banks are now equipped with 24-hour ATM machines. The bank branches at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi) and Moi International Airport (Mombasa) both run 24-hour for ex services.


Communication


Post


Kenya has a good postal service for both local and international post. Many shops in tourist lodges and hotels sell stamps.


Telecommunication


Kenya has a good network of telephones, cellular and satellite connections. Most hotels and lodges offer international telephone and fax services. In larger towns, private telecommunication centre also offer international services. If you have a mobile phone with roaming connection, then you can make use of Kenya’s excellent cellular networks which cover larger towns and tourist areas.


When calling Kenya, the international dialling code is 00254 + local area code.


Internet


Kenya has good Internet Service Providers. Many hotels and lodges offer email and internet services. In most towns, there are plenty of private business centres and cyber-cafes offering email and internet access.


Electricity


The electricity supply in Kenya is 220/240 v 50 Hz. Plugs are 3 point square. If you’re planning to bring a video camera charger or any electrical device, please bring voltage and plug adaptors where appropriate.


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