Please note that there were changes recently in the entry requirements for Kenya.  Information for those coming to Kenya Online visa is obligatory from Jan 1, 2021 Visas cannot be bought upon arrival at the border anymore. You should buy your visa online before departure. For more info and link to online visa application visit

The Mountain Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) is an endangered tragelaphine antelope sub-species that is endemic to Kenya. Specifically found in four ranges: Aberdare ranges, Mount Kenya, Eburu and Mau Forests. Interesting facts about the Mountain Bongo The Mountain Bongo is the largest, heaviest and most colorful African forest antelope. It has an auburn or chestnut

The introduction of new banknotes – in consistency with the 2010 Constitution  –  was announced on May 31, 2019 in Kenya. The so called New Generation Banknotes will circulate alongside the older (previously issued and not yet withdrawn) banknotes. However, the older one-thousand-shilling notes will be withdrawn as from Oct 1, 2019 and cease to

The use, manufacture and importation of all (single-use) plastic bags are banned in Kenya since Aug 28, 2017. This means that all plastic carrier bags – regardless of their thickness or color – used as secondary packages are prohibited. The only exemptions are industrial primary packaging and bags that are clearly labeled. Plastic sheets (used

Unesco World Heritage sites in Kenya: Lake Turkana National Parks (1997) Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (1997) Lamu Old Town (2001) Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests (2008) Fort Jesus, Mombasa (2011) Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley (2011) Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site (2018) Must see:                  Masai Mara Amboseli Tsavo Area Lake Naivasha Samburu Mt Kenya Should see:   Nairobi National Park

Post offices are available in cities and bigger rural towns as well. However postal services are not very reliable, especially for foreign shipments, so we recommend to use them only in important cases. On the other hand, you do not necessarily need to go to a post office if you want to send a postcard

Country code in Kenya is 254. If you want to call a Kenyan number from another Kenyan number, you dial 0 before you dial the phone number (e.g. 0789 123 456). If you want to call a Kenyan number from your home (international) number, you dial +254 first (e.g. +254 789 123 456). (You can

Kenya’s official currency is Kenyan shilling (KSH or KES). In some places USD is also accepted or even required (like in national parks or hotels). As a general rule we recommend you to use the currency that is given for the price (to avoid loss in the exchange rates). Many currencies (EUR, USD, GBP etc.) are changed in the

Tsavo is the best safari destination from Mombasa with a substantial wildlife population and breathtaking landscape. Tsavo Area consists of two national parks: Tsavo East (Kenya’s largest national park) and Tsavo West. Together they cover more than 20,000 square km, though a substantial part of Tsavo East is rarely toured by casual visitors (so the

For citizens from most countries tourist visa is required. It costs USD 50 or EUR 40 and it is valid for 90 days. Tourist visa can be bought online. (Visa upon arrival – at the border – no longer available since Jan 1, 2021.) Depending on your nationality, to enter any of the East African countries,