Travel Guide


General Information on Kenya

Climate in Kenya

Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. The weather in May 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.

Field Trip

May is the rainy season in Kenya. Please pack a pair of closed sturdy shoes for the field trip.

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

Please visit the KCB desk for queries.

Telephone Services

Mobile telephone services are quite efficient in Kenya. Some of the main mobile telephone service providers are; Safaricom, AirTel, Telkom-Kenya 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).

Electric 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

There are marked taxis available at the airport that have a rate card that you should ask for. Kenya School of Monetary Studies is off Thika Road and your charge should be approximately 3800-4000 Kenya Shillings each way. Taxi apps such as Uber, Taxify and Little Cab are also available. They are legal in Kenya and most have a public service vehicle license.

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.


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.

Nairobi is also the only city in the world that boasts of a National Park within its proximity.


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