Traveler information

Visa/Immigration
Visa requirements vary between countries and should be checked with the nearest Kenyan Embassy or Tourist office. However VISA's can be bought upon arrival to Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Immigrations section.

Currency
The Kenyan currency is the shilling. Currency exchange bureaus FOREX are available and currency can be changed at the Hotels. Banks will offer slightly better rates.

Medical
Visitors are advised although it is not mandatory except in some instance Far East Central America South Central and West Africa to have yellow fever and cholera certificates. It is advisable to check current health requirements with your international airline. It is also recommended that you take a course of anti-malaria before your arrival in Kenya. Kenya has excellent hospitals and doctors in addition to a Flying Doctors Service that will fly you promptly to the nearest hospital should you fall ill on safari not included in the Package an additional extra. All major towns have pharmacists but it is advisable for prescribed drugs that you will bring along an ample supply to cover the duration of your stay in Kenya. 

Time Difference
In Kenya and Tanzania: GMT 3 hours 
Credit cards
Hotels restaurants and most shops throughout the Country accept major credit cards such as: VISA American Express and MasterCard.
Climate
The climate varies with altitude but seldom falls below 24'C in the daytime and 10'C at night. There are two rainy seasons between March to early June and October - December. 
  Clothes
Cotton and linen dresses light slacks and short sleeved shirts are essential with pullovers for chilly nights at high altitude. Some hotels will require smart attire for dining in the evenings.
Language
English is spoken and understood just about all over Kenya. 

Communications 
Most hotels have both telephone landlines and cellular phones. Internet is also available at most hotels in the city and sometimes even in the parks.

Safari Hints
Travel with as little luggage as possible
Dress for comfort
Hotels / Lodges provide 24 hour laundry service.
Always pack plenty of film/ memory. Sunglasses suntan lotion hats and swimming costume.
Protect camera and film from dust with a plastic bag. Carry spare film and batteries.