Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

 

kenyaAt a glance

Capital : Nairobi

Time Zone : GMT +3

Language  : Kiswahili

Currency Kenyan Shilling

Population:33,830,000

Area:580,367 square kilometers (224,081 square miles)

Life Expectancy:46

 

Money Money and Costs

The unit of currency is the Kenyan shilling (KSh), which is made up of 100 cents. Locally, the shilling is commonly known as a ‘bob’, after the old English term for a one-shilling coin. Both US dollars and British pounds are easy to change throughout the country, as is the euro, which is replacing the dollar as the currency quoted for hotel prices on the coast (but rarely elsewhere).

1 AED =28.12 KSh.

fun_facts Fun Facts

After coffee, Kenya’s biggest income generator is tourism.

Kenya’s Great Rift Valley was formed around 20 million years ago, when the crust of the Earth was split.

Most Kenyans are either very poor or very rich. Very few can be classified as middle class.

Before marriage Kenyans still pay a dowry to the bride’s family, which starts at 10 cows.

For the Kenyans, however, coffee is considered an export product, not something for local consumption. The local favorites are tea and beer.

SeasonsBest time to go

Low Season (Mar–May)
Long rains mean accommodation is much quieter and prices are low. Wildlife is harder to spot, some tracks are impassable and mosquitoes are rife.

Shoulder (Nov & Dec)
Short rains fall in October and November, but travel is still possible. 

High Season (Jul-Oct, Jan & Feb)
Wildebeest in the Mara from mid-July to October. January and February offer hot, dry weather good for wildlife watching. Sky-high lodge prices, especially July to October. Book coastal accommodation in advance.

EventsMajor Events

Marathon in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (June)

Rhino Charge (June)

Safari Sevens (September)

Maralal Camel Derby (August)

Lamu Cultural Festival (November)

 visaVisa Info

Kenya has two diplomatic missions in UAE.

 

Kenyan Consulate in Dubai

Jumeirah 1, Villa 14, 75 B Street, Tel No. +971-4-342 8111, email : dubai@mfa.go.ke

Kenyan Consulate in Abu Dhabi

Tel No. +971-2-666-6300, email : abu_dhabi@mfa.go.ke, website  : http://www.kenyaembassy.ae/

 

 


FLIGHTS BETWEEN UAE AND KENYA

Destination     Direct flights from UAE to Nairobi
Avg.Flying time              
From Dubai                   From Abu Dhabi                
Nairobi Emirates, Kenya Airways Etihad Airways, Air Berlin 5:10 hrs

Last Updated on March 5, 2016

 


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PLACES YOU MUST VISIT

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MOMBASA

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