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About Kenya

Useful information for your stay

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Kiswahili and English

Kenyan Shilling (KSH)

100 KSH = 0,99 USD, 100 KSH= 0,87 € ( 10.06.2019)

Via evisa services like www.evisa.go.ke or by arrival at the airport; costs 50 USD

Kenyans mainly use Matatus (mini busses) which we do not recommend for tourists. We recommend to use taxi alternatives like UBER, TAXIFY or LITTLE CAB. They have the advantage that you know the fee before you start the ride and credit card payment is always possible. Those services are available 24/7, you won’t wait for more than 5 minutes anywhere for your ride. Please download the apps of those services…it’s the most comfortable way to move in Mombasa and it’s quite cheap on top. (minimum uber fee is 200 KSH and you get most of the ways covered with it).

Language:
Kiswahili and English

Currency:
Kenyan Shilling (KSH)

Exchange rate:
100 KSH = 0,99 USD, 100 KSH= 0,87 € ( 10.06.2019)

Visa:
Via evisa services like www.evisa.go.ke or by arrival at the airport; costs 50 USD

Transport:
Kenyans mainly use Matatus (mini busses) which we do not recommend for tourists. We recommend to use taxi alternatives like UBER, TAXIFY or LITTLE CAB. They have the advantage that you know the fee before you start the ride and credit card payment is always possible. Those services are available 24/7, you won’t wait for more than 5 minutes anywhere for your ride. Please download the apps of those services…it’s the most comfortable way to move in Mombasa and it’s quite cheap on top. (minimum uber fee is 200 KSH and you get most of the ways covered with it).

Official information:

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometers (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi (approx.. 4 Mio) while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa (approx.. 1,5 Mio).

Kenya's economy is the second-largest in eastern and central Africa after Ethiopia with Nairobi serving as a major regional commercial hub. Agriculture is the largest sector; tea and coffee are traditional cash crops, while fresh flowers are a fast-growing export. The service industry is also a major economic driver, particularly tourism.
Kenya has considerable land area devoted to wildlife habitats, including the Masai Mara, where blue wildebeest and other bovids participate in a large scale annual migration. More than 1 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras participate in the migration across the Mara River.