Kenya’s landscapes are rich in diversity. Almost every known landform exists within this world in miniature, from snow-clad mountain and glaciers to arid deserts, from dry savannah to lush lakes and dense forest.
The Great Rift Valley, its floor littered with lakes and extinct volcanoes, cuts through Kenya from north to south.
Total Area: 582,600 km²
Country Code: +254
Country Population: 45,000,000
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted. A minor charge may be levied for usage
Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
Departure Tax: A tax of $40 (approximate) is applied to your airfare. Internal flights may apply a KES200 (approximately $2.50USD) per person.
Electricity: 220 – 240 V (British configuration)
Ethnic Groups: 2% Kikuyu, 14% Luhya, 13% Luo, 12% Kalenjin, 11% Kamba, 6% Kisii, 6% Meru, 15% other African, 1% non-African
Location: Situated in East Africa on the equator. The Indian Ocean is to its south-east, it is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east
Official Language(s): Kiswahili, English
Religion: Christian, Quakers, Muslim
Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3)
Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory in Kenya. Guides, drivers and hotel and restaurant staff should be tipped at your discretion.