General Information on Kenya

Climate in Kenya.

Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. The weather in August 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.

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.

Foreign Exchange  

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

Telephone Services;

Mobile telephone services are quite efficient in Kenya. Some of the main mobile telephone service providers are; Safaricom, AirTel, Orange and Equitel 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.

Time zone;

Kenya observes and is within the East Africa Standard Time zone (GMT +3).

 

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. 

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.

 

Taxi Services;

Reliable taxis are readily available within the city;

 

Business and Shopping Hours;

Most businesses are generally open from 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs. However, some shopping malls operate until late in the night;

Delegates who wish to shop may seek advice from their hotels on the nearest shopping facilities.

 

Tourism;

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 and fauna;The month of August is known for the great wildebeest migration in the Savannahs of the Maasai Mara –also one of the wonders of the world;

Nairobi is also the only city in the world that boasts of a National Park within its proximity. For more information, the Menu item Kenyan Safari.

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