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Major cities and airports in Kenya
- Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
- Mombasa – Moi International Airport (MBA)
- Kisumu – Kisumu International Airport (KIS)
- Eldoret – Eldoret International Airport (EDL)
- Malindi – Malindi Airport (MYD)
Time and Communication
Kenya is in the East Africa Time Zone (EAT, UTC+3). It does not observe Daylight Saving Time. Major mobile operators include Safaricom, Airtel, and Telkom Kenya. Call quality is generally good, and cell phone coverage is extensive in urban areas but may be limited in rural areas.
Money and shopping
The local currency is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). The exchange rate fluctuates, but as of now, 1 US dollar is approximately equal to 110 KES. Payments in foreign currency are generally not accepted. Payment by bank cards is common in major cities, but cash is preferred in rural areas. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, but American Express may not be as widely accepted. Currency exchange offices usually operate during regular business hours, with some also open on weekends.
Common transportation options in Kenya include buses, minibuses (known as “matatus”), trains, and taxis. For long-distance travel, trains, and domestic flights are available. Ride-hailing services like Uber and Bolt are also accessible in major cities.
- Maasai Mara National Reserve – This world-renowned wildlife reserve offers visitors the chance to witness the annual wildebeest migration and see the Big Five animals up close.
- Amboseli National Park – Known for its large elephant population and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, this park is a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts.
- Lake Nakuru National Park – This park is famous for its millions of flamingos and other bird species, as well as its diverse wildlife, including rhinos and lions.
- Diani Beach – A pristine white-sand beach on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast, perfect for relaxation and water sports.
- Fort Jesus – Located in Mombasa, this historic fort built by the Portuguese in the 16th century offers a glimpse into Kenya’s rich history.