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What language is spoken in Kenya?

The official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English.

What currency is used in Kenya?

The currency used throughout the country is the Kenyan shilling. Mastercard and Visa are accepted in most major tourist destinations. ATMs are common in the cities but not in the wildlife parks. 

Do I need a visa to travel to Kenya?

A visa is required to enter the country as a tourist for up to 90 days from Canada and The United States. You can obtain a visa at the airport in Kenya or prior to travel. 

When is the best time to visit Kenya?

The best time to visit Kenya can vary by region. However, if travelling to view wildlife, the best months are between July to September. This is also when it is dry season in the country. However, wildlife viewing is good all-year-round but can differ for some national parks. The other dry season is from late December to mid-March. Wildlife is easier to spot because the bush is less dense and animals gather around waterholes and rivers.

Is there transportation within Kenya?

The main avenues of transportation within the country include matatus, tuk-tuks, buses, and taxis for shorter distance trips. If one is looking to travel further distances across the country there is a railway system as well as local flights. 

Is Kenya a family friendly destination?

Kenya is an averagely safe country and can be great for families who are on the adventurous side.

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