About Kenya

General Information


Kenya is a popular tourism destination throughout the year. Tourist attractions range from the white sandy beaches at the coast to scenic landscapes, memorable mountain expeditions and the majestic beauty of a wide variety of flora.

Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange (Forex Bureaus) are readily available within the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).

Electricity supply

In Kenya the standard voltage is 240V. However, electric appliances from countries whose standard voltage is between 220V – 240V can be used. The power sockets that are used are three-pin, square, type G.

Taxis Services

Reliable taxis are readily available within the city; you can find them parked on every other street corner in the city centre – at night they’re found outside restaurants, bars and nightclubs. and moreso via mobile applications

Banking Services

Banking hours are from 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs on weekdays and from 09.00hrs to 12.00hrs on Saturdays. Most banks have Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) accepting various international debit and credit cards.

Telephone services

Mobile telephone services are quite efficient in Kenya. Some of the main mobile telephone service providers are; Safaricom, AirTel, and Telkom mobile; Mobile telephone service providers also provide gateway to internet using 3G and 4G. Cellphone SIM cards are easily available at the cost of approximately USD1. Delegates should note that registration is required for activation. Fixed telephone services are also available at hotels and other facilities

Restaurants and other Hotel Services

African, Western and Oriental cuisine are all available in Nairobi restaurants; When dining in Nairobi, leaving a tip is voluntary and considered courteous. Similarly, tipping hotel porters is a matter of courtesy.

Climate in Kenya

Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. The weather in November is usually cool, with average highs of 24 degrees Celsius and lows of 14 degrees. It is also not unusual to experience some rain during this month.