Getting to Kenya

Getting to Kenya

About Kenya

Kenya is a country rich in wildlife, culture, history, beauty and friendly, welcoming people. Kenya is geographically diverse, from snow-capped mountain peaks to extensive forests to wide-open plains. Key geographical attractions include the Great Rift Valley, which features extinct volcanoes and hot springs, and Kenya’s coastline, complete with reefs and magnificent beaches. Combine all this with a well-developed tourist infrastructure of hotels, lodges, campsites and a variety of activities, and its no wonder Kenya is a popular tourist destination attracting millions of visitors each year. Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is located in the southwest. Other major cities include Mombasa (situated on the coast), Nakuru and Eldoret (found in the west-central region), and Kisumu (located in the west on the shores of Lake Victoria).

Kenya is blessed with a wide range of topographical features – from the low plains found along the coast, bisected by the Great Rift Valley, to the fertile plateau in the west. The Great Rift Valley is home to a number of lakes, arid and rugged landscapes, and volcanic landforms with areas of active hot springs and geothermal activity.

Immigration/VISA Requirements

A visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Kenya. The e-Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry. It should take atleast 2 working days to get your eVisa. Each adult visitor to the Republic of Kenya is required to submit evisa applications in their personal ecitizen account.

More on Visas: https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=5

Getting to our Venue

Getting around Kenya is easy once you know your options. Flying, getting a car hire, using the train system, taking a taxi or experiencing Kenya’s popular public transport system are all viable options for your Kenya travel.

Most airports in Kenya are used for domestic flights. The largest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) located in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The second largest is Moi International Airport (MBA) located in Mombasa.

Accomodation

About the Hotel

Fairmont The Norfolk offers guests a sophisticated retreat in the city with easy access to key business districts of Gigiri, Westlands and Upperhill in addition to leisure hubs and the bourgeoning Nairobi art scene. The hotel boasts of 27 luxurious suites and 143 rooms set around tranquil tropical gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a health club with a fitness centre and indulgent spa facilities.

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel Nairobi

Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

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About the Hotel

A haven in the city, this Nairobi hotel is ideally located for business, next to the Parliament building,walking distance to Kenyatta International Convention Centre and the government hub.This hotel is the ideal choice for discerning business travellers boasting an award winning Indian restaurant – Bhandini, a dine by the pool restaurant, coffee shop and bars.Explore attractions close to our hotel whether it is handmade African artifacts at Maasai market or the beautiful Nairobi National Park.

Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi

City Hall Way, Nairobi, Kenya

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About the Hotel

Hilton Nairobi is a landmark hotel offering the ideal space for work and leisure. Our hotel offers modern facilities for business and relaxation.Situated in the central business district, our hotel boasts proximity to several major banking institutions, universities and government offices, including the Parliament and the High Court of Kenya. Located just one block away from the Kenyatta International Convention Centre and our hotel is only 25 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Hilton Hotel Nairobi

Mama Ngina St, Nairobi, Kenya

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Restaurants near our venue

Brew Bistro & Lounge

Lantana Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

5 mins from venue

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Brew Bistro & Lounge

Lantana Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

5 mins from venue

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Brew Bistro & Lounge

Lantana Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

5 mins from venue

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Brew Bistro & Lounge

Lantana Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

5 mins from venue

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Brew Bistro & Lounge

Lantana Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

5 mins from venue

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Brew Bistro & Lounge

Lantana Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

5 mins from venue

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Money

The unit of currency is the Kenyan shilling (KSh), which is made up of 100 cents. Notes in circulation are KSh1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20, and there are also coins of KSh40, 20, 10, five and one. Locally the shilling is commonly known as a ‘bob’, after the old English term for a one-shilling coin. The shilling has been relatively stable over the last few years, maintaining fairly constant rates against the US dollar, euro and UK pound.


All banks change US dollars, euros and UK pounds into Kenyan shillings. ATMs can be found in medium-sized towns, so bring cash and a debit or credit card.

ATMS

Virtually all banks in Kenya now have ATMs, most of which accept international credit and debit cards

Credit Cards

Credit cards are becoming increasingly popular. Visa and MasterCard are now widely accepted in midrange and top-end hotels, top-end restaurants and some shops.

Emergency Information

Nairobi Hospital

Argwings Kodhek Road

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020 284 5000

Central Police Station

Argwings Kodhek Road

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020 284 5000

AMREF Flying Doctors

Argwings Kodhek Road

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020 284 5000

Aga Khan University Hospital

Argwings Kodhek Road

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020 284 5000

Hardy Police Station

Argwings Kodhek Road

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020 284 5000

West Ambulance Services

Argwings Kodhek Road

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020 284 5000

Other Important Information

Plugs and Voltage

Electricity in Kenya is 230 Volts. If you have a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Plugs have two round pins. Please be sure to carry with you a multiple travel adaptor.

Telephone and SIM cards

Kenya has various phone service providers and the process to acquire a SIM card is quick and easy. You will need:Valid Passport or proof of identification
Rwf 1500 + funds for desired amount of airtime

Plastic free Country

Kenya is a polythene-free country. For environmental reasons, plastic bags have been banned, the customary plastic duty-free bags included. You will be asked to give up all plastic bags at the airport.

Drinking water

It is NOT advisable to drink water from the taps. You will be able to buy bottled water wherever you go. Recommended brands are: Inyange, Nile or Huye water.

Explore Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya is the perfect place to experience the incredible wildlife and natural beauty of Africa. The destination simply offers a vacation experience like no other.

Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Occupying a plot within Nairobi National Park, this nonprofit trust was established in 1977, shortly after the death of David Sheldrick, who served as the antipoaching warden of Tsavo National Park.

Nairobi National Park

Welcome to Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq km, one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife that can.

National Museum

Kenya’s wonderful National Museum, housed in an imposing building amid lush, leafy grounds just outside the centre, has a good range of cultural and natural-history exhibits.

Giraffe Center

This centre, which protects the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, combines serious conservation with enjoyable activities. You can observe, hand-feed or even kiss one of the giraffes.

Carnivore

Love it or hate it, Carnivore serves up Kenya’s most famous nyama choma (barbecued meat) – it’s been an icon for tourists, expats and wealthier locals for over 25 years

Karen Blixen’s House & Museum

If you loved Out of Africa, you’ll love this museum in the farmhouse where author Karen Blixen lived between 1914 and 1931. She left after a series of personal tragedies, but the lovely colonial house has been.

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden

The Coffee Garden offers diners five areas in which to enjoy its varied menu, including the plush L’Amour dining room, the historic 1901 Swedo House and the recommended main section, a casual restaurant

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