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Kenya

Explore Kenya

Our exclusive luxury tours to Kenya invite you to delve into a world of unparalleled natural beauty, rich wildlife diversity, and opulent hospitality.

Explore Kenya’s renowned national parks, each a sanctuary teeming with majestic creatures and breathtaking scenery. From the vast plains of the Maasai Mara, where the Great Migration unfolds in all its splendor, to the rugged terrain of Amboseli National Park, with its unrivaled views of Mount Kilimanjaro, every park offers a unique safari experience.

Discover the coastal treasures of Kenya’s enchanting cities, from the vibrant streets of Mombasa to the pristine beaches of Diani. Relax on sun-kissed shores, indulge in water sports, or immerse yourself in the rich Swahili culture and history that permeates these coastal havens.

Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by Kenya’s diverse ecosystems, from the dense forests of Aberdare National Park to the vast savannas of Tsavo East and West. Be enthralled by the spectacle of the Big Five roaming free in their natural habitats, the powerful elephants, and the elusive leopards, accompanied by the melodic calls of myriad bird species that adorn the Kenyan skies.

Retreat to unparalleled luxury at our carefully curated selection of hotels and camps, where indulgence and comfort await your arrival. From lavish lodges overlooking sweeping vistas to exclusive tented camps nestled in pristine wilderness, each accommodation promises an oasis of serenity and sophistication amidst Kenya’s untamed beauty.

Whether you’re seeking incentive travel for corporate retreats or a bespoke luxury safari for intimate gatherings, our expert team is dedicated to crafting a tailored experience that surpasses your every expectation. Join us on a journey of luxury and discovery as we unveil the wonders of Kenya in unparalleled style and comfort.

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its territory encompasses savannah, lake terrain, the spectacular Great Rift Valley, and high mountainous areas. It is also home to wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos. Safaris run from the capital Nairobi to the Masai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, which offers views of Tanzania’s 5,895m-high Mount Kilimanjaro.

Capital: Nairobi
Official languages: Swahili, English
Continent: Africa
Currency: Kenyan shilling

Mandatory:
There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from Spain, except for the COVID-19 vaccine (see important notes above).
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers over one year of age, coming from countries or where a stopover has been made with a risk of yellow fever transmission (African or Latin American countries).

What to know before you travel..


Security

Risk areas (must be avoided):
– There is a curfew in effect (6 pm to 6 am), in the North Rift region for security reasons, which affects some areas of the following Counties: Turkana, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Laikipia and Samburu .
-The entire Northeast region, which includes the counties of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa, and especially the border with Somalia.
– Marsabit County, where there is a nightly curfew.
– Turkana county, especially the road from Kainuk to Lodwar.
– Lamu county, with the exception of the islands of Lamu and Manda
– The coastline from the Tana River to the Galana River.
– Nairobi slums, especially Eastleigh and Kibera.
– The border areas with South Sudan and Ethiopia.
– Sea crossings are also discouraged due to piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. In the case of taking boat trips along the coast, they must be done in places not far from the tourist centers, without losing sight of the coastline and exclusively with trusted people recommended by the hotels.

Medium risk areas:

  • The northern quadrant of the country (northern zone of the Eastern and Rift Valley provinces): Zone of frequent tribal clashes and where it is recommended to inquire in advance about security with the local authorities and, if necessary, move with an armed escort.
  • The Laikipia region.
  • The Mount Elgon area, bordering Uganda.
  • The coastline south of Galana.
  • Areas far from populations and national parks. In case of visiting these areas, extreme precautions are recommended in any case.
  • The islands of Lamu and Manda in Lamu county. 

    Currency
    The monetary unit is the Kenyan shilling (KES), which consists of 100 cents. The banknotes in circulation are 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 KES, and there are 40, 20, 10, 5 and 1 KES coins. The shilling is commonly known as the “bob”, after the English term for the 1 shilling coin.

    1 Shilling equals €0.0065

    Credit cards
    What cards to take to Kenya? Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and establishments. The most accepted are Visa, American Express and Master Card. We recommend you bring at least two, from different companies

    Tips.
    Tips are not mandatory. But it is true that it is customary to leave $1 per suitcase at airports and hotels to the person who takes them for us. It is also customary to tip the guide who accompanies you during the safari: it is usually between $8 and $10 per day per person.

    Mobile telephony and Internet in Kenya
    Compared to the world average, Kenya experiences a slight setback in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +254 there were a total of 65.15 million connections in 2021. Among them were 65.09 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. Worldwide, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

    With approximately 71,018 web hosts, Kenya is below the world average by population. At the end of 2020, 12,876 of them, or about 18%, were protected with SSL or comparable encryption.

    Voltage
    In Kenya the common voltage is 240 V. The frequency is 50 Hz. The plugs and sockets are type G.

    Climate
    Dry season
    There are two periods of dry season, first the one that goes from December to January and the second from June to September.

    Rainy season
    We have two rainy seasons too, from March to May and from October to November.

    The average temperature of the country throughout the year is about 25 degrees, this is because it is a country that is located on the equator and has a tropical climate, although we can differentiate between the hot and constant climate of the coast with the climate drier and colder inland. On the coast, temperatures range from 23º to 31º in the warmer seasons, with a high percentage of humidity that makes you feel sticky all the time and want to shower all the time. However, the climate in the interior of the country is cooler and drier, reaching temperatures of 0º in areas such as Mount Kenya or Eldoret where the elevation of the land is higher than 3000m.

    Food
    Food in Kenya is a meat lover’s delight. Nyama Choma, which is roasted meat, is the most popular dish and is found at any major celebration or popular dinner. Goat is the meat most consumed by locals and is an experience that carnivorous visitors should not miss. Chicken and beef are also available at most restaurants.

    As for fish dishes, tilapia is the most popular and tasty freshwater fish in the interior of the country. On the coast, Swahili cuisine is a feast for the palate, with fragrant rice, grilled fish, and seafood curries with coconut milk and spices. Also, Indian and Oriental dishes are available in most areas, and there is a wide range of international restaurants in Nairobi and Mombasa.

    As for the side dishes, Ugali is the main side dish for most Kenyans and is made from cornmeal. It is often eaten with a meaty stew known as Assupu. Mandazi is a fried salty dough ball with a donut-like constitution. Kachumbari is a spicy tomato stew served with meat, while Sukuma Wiki, a spinach-like leaf, is served boiled as a side dish or in a meat stew. Migoke is a cooked plantain dish, also known as Batoke, with a constitution similar to boiled potatoes, more commonly eaten in the Uganda border area.