KENYA

Kenya is a country rich in wildlife, culture, history, beauty and friendly, welcoming people. Kenya is geographically diverse, from snow-capped mountain peaks to extensive forests to wide-open plains. Key geographical attractions include the Great Rift Valley, which features extinct volcanoes and hot springs, and Kenya’s coastline, complete with reefs and magnificent beaches. Combine all this with a well-developed tourist infrastructure of hotels, lodges, campsites and a variety of activities, and it’s no wonder Kenya is a popular tourist destination attracting millions of visitors each year. Game Safaris and wildlife tours are Kenya’s biggest attractions, drawing many visitors to the country each year. Kenya manages more than 20 national parks and national game reserves, where visitors can view some of the country’s most spectacular wildlife, including the “Big Five” animals. In fact, the “Big Five” are the central focus of the majority of safari tours and wildlife expeditions offered within the parks. Kenya’s most popular game park is the Masaai Mara, which borders the Serengeti plains in Tanzania. Between July and September, visitors can witness the remarkable annual wildebeest migration which takes place at the Mara.

  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
  • Drives on the: Left
  • Electricity – 240 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs may be round or square three-pin, fused or unfused.
  • Coverage is limited to main urban areas.
  • Population: 47 million
  • Languages: Swahili and English
  • Time zone: GMT/UTC +3
  • elephone – Country code: 254. IDD is available. In some rural areas. TMobile Telephone – Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies.
  • nternet – E-mail can be accessed in Internet cafes in main urban some rural areas.

Please refer to the Kenya VISA Information and Exemptions website for more information.

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