The following guide will let you try out some basic Swahili: Useful Greetings Jambo or Hujambo Hello, good day, how are you? (multi-purpose greeting, means”problems?”) Jambo or Sijambo (the response)No problems Habari? How are things? (literally”news?”) Nzuri Fine, good, terrific Hodi! Hellow? Anyone in? (said on knocking or entering) Karibu Come in, enter, welcome(also said […]
The electricity supply in Kenya is 220/240 v 50hz. Plugs are 3 point square. If you are planning to bring a video camera charger or any other electrical advice, please bring voltage and plug adaptors where appropriate.
Telecommunications – Kenya has a good network of telephone, cellular and satellite connections. Work is under way to expand this network and introduce fibre optic cables. Most hotels and lodges offer International telephone and fax services. In larger towns, private telecommunication centres also offer international services. If you have a mobile phone with a roaming connection, […]
The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. The written abbreviation is either KSh or using /= after the amount (ie 500/=) Available Notes are 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings. Available coins are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 40 shillings. Visitors to Kenya should change foreign currency at banks, bureaux de change or authorized […]
Kenya has a single time zone- which is GMT+3. Most businesses in Kenya are open from Monday to Friday, though some also trade on Saturday. Business hours are generally 9:00am to 5:00pm, closing for an hour over lunch (1:00pm – 2:00pm). Kenyan Public holidays include: 1st January – New Years Day Idd il Fitr * […]
It is advisable to travel with a small medical kit that includes any basic remedies you may need, such as antacids, painkillers, anti-histamines and cold remedies. You will also need anti-diarrhoeal medication such as Imodium (adults only); and oral rehydration sachets such as Electrolade, especially if travelling with children… Vaccines commonly recommended for travellers to […]
t is often said that Kenya is a cold country with a hot sun, as the blend of high altitudes and tropical sun make for a unique and variable climate. This should be kept in mind when packing for a visit. Both temperatures and climate vary drastically from region to region and even throughout a […]