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Kenya Country Quickfacts

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Area:  582,600 km²


Country Code: 254
Country Population: 55,483,519
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted. A minor charge may be levied for usage
Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
Departure Tax: A tax of $40 (approximate) is applied to your airfare. Internal flights may apply a KES200 (approximately $2.50USD) per person.
Drives on the: Left

220 - 240 V (British configuration)

Ethnic Groups: 

22% Kikuyu
14% Luhya
13% Luo
12% Kalenjin
11% Kamba
6% Kisii
6% Meru
15% other African
1% non-African


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Location:  Situated in East Africa on the equator. The Indian Ocean is to its south-east, it is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east
Official Language(s): Kiswahili,  English
Religion: Christian, Quakers, Muslim
Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3)
Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory in Kenya. Guides, drivers and hotel and restaurant staff should be tipped at your discretion.



Kenya Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Kenya.

Learn about the history and culture of Kenya, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Kenya's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Kenya safaris today!


Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Kenya or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours



Book your Kenya safari with Goway! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Kenya safaris and experiences. Choose from a locally escorted tour, an exclusive African game lodge, a stay of distinction, a small group tour and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Kenya.

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