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    Top Descriptions

    Kenya has been offering that archetypal East African experience for some time, so it’s no wonder that the infrastructure here is a little better than in neighbouring and . While the hiking activities and safaris on offer here might not be quite as superlative as in , the higher tourist numbers in Kenya mean more competition, better value for money and an overall easier experience. Industrialisation and the pollution it brings is more apparent here though (especially between and Mombasa) and the natural environment in general is far from unblemished. Nevertheless, with a combination of impressive scenery, world-class game viewing and a pleasant stretch of coastline, you would be hard pressed to regret your experience here. Indeed, Kenya does well to offer up the majority of East African experiences to those tourists that have only a short amount of time.
     
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    Top Tips

    Allow yourself enough time to come here (if you can afford it). This is a well-rounded tourist destination if you’re after beaches, mountains and safaris. It is a big country though, so you’ll also need the extra time to get between places.
    If you’re looking to do a safari on a budget in East Africa, might be the place to do it. There is prolific game in some parts of the country and the tours that run to them are better value, better organised and more competitive – especially than in neighbouring . Look into the .
    Getting hold of goods is a lot easier in than it is in neighbouring countries. Outlets of the supermarket chains Nakumatt and Tuskys can be found in most places.
    Watch out for the HGVs that frequent the Mombasa to road. They are particularly bad between and Mombasa, but they can choke up the roads anywhere and create a dangerous need to overtake.
     
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    The Location

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:Jamhuri ya Kenya
      Also known as:Republic of Kenya
       
      Tour operator(s):
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      Environment type:creek, delta, forest, glacier, hill, jungle, lake, meadow, mountain, ocean, pastoral, river, savannah, scrub
      Religion type:Christianity, Islam
       
      Visa type:Cost:Nationality:On arrival:
      90-Day East African Tourist VisaUSD100UK
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      What can we see or do there?

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      Animals:African elephant, cheetah, crocodile, eland, hjippopotamus, hyena, jackal, lion, Thomson’s gazelle, topi, warthog, waterbuck, zebra
      Birds:crested crane, secretary bird, maribou stork, ostrich, vulture

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Kenyan Shilling (KES)
      Average daily budget:KES5,481

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:25 nights
      High season:January to March, July to September
      Low season:April, May

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):English, Swahili
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:254

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:
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          Geographical feature:Great Rift Valley, Mt Kenya
           
          Neighboring countries:, Somalia, ,
          Land borders:

          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Location:Time spent:Daily budget:
          2 nightsKES13,000
          4 nightsKES3,718
          1/2 dayKES3,619
          3 nightsKES3,125
          1 night
          4 nightsKES3,093
          1 nightKES11,050
          2 nightsKES11,500
          5 nightsKES3,570
          3 nights
           
          Altitude:0 to 5,197m
          Population:46500000
          Size:581,309km2

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500mlKES165
            Beer (national)500mlKES135
            Fizzy drink1 litreKES60
            Fruit juice1 litreKES200
            Gin (multinational)1 litreKES1,060
            Gin (national)1 litreKES875
            Milk1 litreKES90
            Oil1 litreKES248
            Rum (multinational)1 litreKES1,580
            Rum (national)1 litreKES700
            Vodka (multinational)1 litreKES1,299
            Vodka (national)1 litreKES650
            Water1 litreKES41
            Whisky (multinational)1 litreKES2,275
            Whisky (national)1 litreKES595
            Wine1 bottleKES913
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100gKES170
            Apples1kgKES205
            Bananas1kgKES105
            Bell pepper1kgKES225
            Bread1 loafKES53
            Carrots1kgKES95
            Chillies1kgKES250
            Chocolate (multinational)1 barKES85
            Chocolate (national)1 barKES50
            Coconut milk1 canKES193
            Cucumber1kg
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            Eggs1 dozenKES180
            Garlic1kg
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            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jarKES247
            Ice cream1 unitKES55
            Jam1 jarKES99
            Onions1kgKES50
            Oranges1kg
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            Pasta1kgKES315
            Peanut butter1 jarKES158
            Peanuts100g
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            Potatoes1kgKES80
            Raisins100gKES65
            Rice1kgKES129
            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kgKES104
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottleKES360
            Conditioner1 bottleKES225
            Condoms1 packKES100
            Deodorant1 canKES180
            Floss1 packKES145
            Hand sanitizer1 bottleKES150
            Laundry soap1 barKES38
            Razors1 packKES790
            Sanitary towels1 packKES98
            Shampoo1 bottleKES217
            Soap1 barKES50
            Tampons1 boxKES220
            Toilet roll1 unitKES27
            Toothpaste1 tubeKES110
            Washing powder1 boxKES160
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 packKES75
            Chapstick1 unit
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            Contact lens solution1 bottle
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            Headache tablets1 packKES100
            Ibuprofen1 pack
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            Mosquito repellent1 bottleKES278
            Nail clippers1 set
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            Plasters1 packKES20
            Sun cream1 bottle
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            Sunglasses1 pair
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-packKES500
            Chilli powder100gKES135
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
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            Cigarettes (national)20-pack
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            Coriander100gKES154
            Cumin100gKES160
            Fuel1 litreKES92
            Internet1 hour
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            Lighter1 unit
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            Matches1 pack
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            Paprika100gKES165
            Travel multiadapter1 unitKES195
            Travel plug1 unitKES90
            Turmeric100gKES133
            Stock1 packKES55

            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              Biryani (meat)KES350
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              Biryani (vegetarian)KES180
              Breakfast (continental)KES400
              Breakfast (cooked)KES733
              BurgerKES600
              Burger (cheese)KES650
              Burger (vegetarian)KES550
              CalamariKES883
              Calzone (large)KES650
              CarbonaraKES600
              ChapattiKES37
              Chicken wingsKES400
              Curry (generic – meat)KES483
              Curry (generic – vegetable)KES400
              Eggs (how you like)KES186
              Fajitas (meat)KES800
              Fillet (beef)KES875
              Fillet (fish)KES750
              Fish and chipsKES800
              Fish fingersKES425
              French friesKES162
              Fried (chicken)KES250
              Fried (fish)KES800
              Fruit saladKES256
              Goulash (beef)KES650
              Grilled (chicken)KES488
              Grilled (fish)KES717
              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              Ice cream (scoop)KES100
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              Ice cream (sundae)KES300
              Kiev (chicken)KES600
              Liver and chipsKES500
              Mashed potatoesKES100
              Mixed grillKES2,500
              Noodle soup (meat)KES400
              OmeletteKES207
              Pancake (simple)KES350
              Pasta (meat)KES517
              Pasta (vegetable)KES525
              Pilau rice (meat)KES350
              Pilau rice (vegetable)KES190
              Pizza (loaded)KES800
              Pizza (simple)KES525
              Pork chopsKES650
              PrawnsKES750
              Roasted (pork)KES700
              RolexKES350
              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              SaladKES212
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              Salad (meat)KES450
              Samosas (meat)KES168
              Samosas (vegetable)KES350
              Sandwich (basic)KES425
              Sandwich (loaded)KES600
              Sausage and mashKES600
              Soup (meat)KES400
              Soup (vegetarian)KES267
              Spring rollKES300
              SteakKES700
              Stew (meat)KES427
              Stroganoff (meat)KES600
              Whole (fish)KES500
              BeverageAverage CostLocation Availability
              Bailey’s (shot)KES300
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              Alcoholic mixed drinkKES253
              Beer (multinational)KES245
              Beer (national)KES258
              Brandy (shot)KES225
              CappuccinoKES350
              Champagne (bottle)KES3,400
              Cider (bottle)KES280
              CoffeeKES120
              Cointreau (shot)KES400
              EspressoKES250
              Fruit juice (fresh)KES170
              Gin (shot)KES250
              GuinnessKES280
              Malibu (shot)KES250
              MilkKES150
              MilkshakeKES250
              Red BullKES265
              Rum (shot)KES233
              Sambuca (shot)KES250
              SmoothieKES300
              Soft drinkKES85
              TeaKES113
              Tea (herbal)KES75
              Tequila (shot)KES225
              Vodka (shot)KES233
              Water (2L)KES258
              Whisky (shot)KES233
              Wine (bottle)KES1,333
              Wine (glass)KES255

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