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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
 
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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?

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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
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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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