The geographical area of the Republic of Kenya is 582,650 sq km. This is roughly the size of France.
July to December - and - December to March. These are the best months to visit the National Parks and Game Reserves for wildlife viewing, adventure and other activities. The grasses are short during these times with plenty of food for wildlife and a good sunny climate. This makes it easy to view the wildlife.
April – June. This period is characterized by long rains in the country and most park roads may require use of 4 x 4 wheel-drive vehicles for road navigation.
The unit of currency is the Kenya Shilling abbreviated as KSh/KES. Bank notes are available in denominations of KSh 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 while KSh 1, 5, 10, 20 and 40 are available in coins. Kenya’s currency is liberalized hence money is freely changed at banks, foreign exchange bureaux and at the hotels.
Visitors to Kenya are required by law to have valid passports and visas. You can obtain your visa at your country of origin or upon arrival at the airport. However it is recommended that you check for visa requirements to Kenya from any of the following entities before embarking on your visit: Neptune Expeditions Limited your preferred tour operator; the airline; the Kenya tourist office, High Commission or Diplomatic Mission in your country.
The security situation in Kenya is good. However visitors should avoid walking in dark or isolated areas both during the day and at night. Do not wear flashy jewellery and avoid carrying valuables and large sums of money with you unless absolutely necessary. Always leave your valuable items in safe custody at your hotel. Ask your tour operator Neptune Expeditions Limited to take you on excursions to various touristic sites in the cities and urban areas should you wish to move around.
Visitors to Kenya require vaccination against cholera and yellow fever. Other vaccinations recommended are against typhoid, tetanus and hepatitis. As a precaution against Malaria, prophylactics should be taken before, during and after a visit to Kenya.
Internet connectivity and email services are available at most lodges and hotels including those situated at the National Parks and Game Reserves. These services can also be accessed in cyber cafes countrywide but the cost of surfing the net varies from area to another.
The official language in Kenya is English and the national language is Kiswahili. Most people in the urban areas speak in English, while the majority in both the urban and rural areas converse in Kiswahili.