It is no wonder that Kenya has been attracting millions of tourists in the past years with its clear lakes, green forests, many wildlife parks, beautiful beaches and marvelous archeological sites, it is definitely a country of many faces to see and so much culture and heritage to discover.
Visit the Nairobi National Park and explore the variety of wildlife population, or snorkel in the waters of Malindi’s coast with its extensive coral reefs and beautiful beaches, or hike the lower peaks of Mount Kenya, or enjoy watching hundreds of flamingos lazing around at Lake Nakuru… Whatever it is you would like to experience, Kenya’s nature and landscapes will make sure you have an unforgettable trip filled with thrills and awes.
3 Main Attractions: Mount Kenya, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, The Masai Mara
Culture Norms: Western European habits prevail throughout much of Kenya as a result of British influences in the country. The standard greeting of 'hello' when addressing an individual is Jambo, to which the reply is also Jambo. Dress is informal and casual lightweight clothes are accepted for all. The coast is a little more conservative than the rest of the country. Away from the beach, women and men should dress respectably and cover up arms and legs. Alcohol is only available in the tourist areas on the coast. While Kiswahili is the national language, English the official one.
Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 0.6$, coffee – 2.0$, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 25.0$
Emergency Numbers: Police: 122 Ambulance: 999 Fire brigade: 999
Vaccinations: Malaria: A Prophylaxis with Lariam, Malarone, or doxycycline is recommended for all areas except Nairobi and the highlands of Central, Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley, and Western Provinces. Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, and Meningococcus vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Yellow fever Recommended for all travelers greater than nine months of age, except that those whose itinerary is limited to the North Eastern Province; the states of Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Malindi, and Tanariver in the Coastal Province; and the cities of Mombasa and Nairobi, need the vaccine only if at risk for a large number of mosquito bites. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Rabies vaccination maybe required depending on your trip activities. Polio, One-time booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult.
Name: Kenyan Shilling
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