East Africa Kenya has a population of 48 million and a large number of cultural adventures. On a trip to Kenya, you can safely lean on your school English, as English is one of two mother tongues in the country. This is because Kenya is a former British colony. The second most widely spoken language in the country is Swahili. The capital is Nairobi – a beautiful city that you should definitely visit.
Kenya is notorious for its rich wildlife in exciting natural surroundings. In the many National Parks you will find unique safari experiences such as The Big Five . If you are looking for a challenge, you can take Tourist Travel on a trek up the second highest mountain in Africa , Mount Kenya. In addition, the Danish author Karen Blixen has left her mark on Kenya, and has even got her own museum in Nairobi.
Climate and travel weather in Kenya
According to Topb2bwebsites, the weather in Kenya can be divided into three categories: a short rainy season, a long rainy season and absolute holiday season. The short rainy season runs approx. one month from October to early December. The long rainy season extends from March to June. Between the periods there are the absolute holidays.
In the absolute holiday from July to October, you can have an experience that says save two, in the form of game migration from Tanzania to Kenya. In terms of temperature, Kenya is a generous place all year round. At night the temperature can be 16 degrees and during the day 29 degrees.
Popular animals you can experience in Kenya
On Kenya’s savannah, you can experience wilderness animals completely free and unspoiled from human intervention. Here, predators live side by side with the savannah’s herbivores, scavengers and a colorful bird life. On a safari in Kenya, there are great chances to experience The Big Five, which consists of lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes. In addition, the country has one of the richest bird lakes in Africa, Lake Nakuru, where several million flamingos stand side by side.
In addition to the 5 most popular animals in Africa, there is a great guarantee of also seeing giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, antelopes and cheetahs on your safari. At the coastal towns of Mombasa and Malindi, there is ample opportunity to explore the wildlife below sea level. Along both shores lie colorful coral reefs, with a sea of whimsical fish species, sea turtles, stingrays, moraines and squid.
Questions from the travelers
Is it safe to travel to Kenya?
Due to the current circumstances, we strongly recommend that you keep up to date with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel instructions in connection with COVID-19. You can read more about how we handle cancellation, travel guarantee and much more in relation to coronavirus right here . Below you will find our general recommendations for the destination.
As a starting point, it is safe to travel as a tourist in Kenya. Of course, you need to take your precautions, just as there are certain places you should avoid. At Tourist Travel, we are experts in travel to Africa, and our package tours are tailored to our knowledge and experience, so you can leave safely.
When is the best time to travel to Kenya?
The climate in Kenya is characterized by the country’s large altitude differences, and you can experience different temperatures all over the country, regardless of when in the year you travel. From July to October it is dry time in Kenya, and it is also here that the annual game migration takes place.
Do I need to apply for a visa?
As a Danish citizen, you must apply for a valid visa to Kenya before your departure. In addition, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.
What currency is used in Kenya?
The currency in Kenya is called the Kenyan Shilling and is abbreviated KSH. If you plan on exchanging money locally, it’s a good idea to bring dollars.
Do you need to be vaccinated when you go to Kenya?
Yes, you have to. Exactly which vaccinations you should have depends on the nature and length of the trip. We recommend that you contact your own doctor or a vaccination clinic. Read more about vaccinations for Kenya right here.
What is the time difference between Denmark and Kenya?
There is a 2 hour time difference between Denmark and Kenya if you travel during Danish winter time. If, on the other hand, you travel when it is summer time, you only have to set the clock 1 hour ahead.
What language is spoken in Kenya?
The two official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English. Kenya is a former British colony, so you can safely count on most people speaking English.
Can you drink tap water in Kenya?
No. We recommend that you just bathe and brush your teeth in the water from the tap. Pure drinking water can be purchased in bottles everywhere.
Should I choose Kenya or Tanzania?
It all depends on what you want to experience. Both countries are Tourist classics and offer beautiful nature and diverse wildlife. If in doubt, you can always contact our experts, who will advise you on choosing a destination.
How is the price level in Kenya?
As a starting point, the price level in Kenya is slightly higher than, for example, in neighboring Tanzania. The difference between prices and what the locals earn is great, and there is a custom of giving tips (about 10%) when you have received a good service.
Is Kenya a poor country?
Although Kenya is the country in East Africa with the most developed economy, approx. one third of the population below the poverty line. Tourism to Kenya’s safari areas is an essential source of income for the country.
Is there malaria in Kenya?
In certain areas of Kenya, there may be a risk of malaria. However, the risk is lower in Nairobi and at more than 2,500 meters altitude. For more information about malaria prevention in Kenya, we refer to the Statens Seruminstitut or Danske Lægers Vaccinations Service .
Can you go on holiday in Kenya with children?
Kenya offers amazing experiences for both big and small. A glimpse of the wild animals on a safari trip tends to be extremely popular with the little ones. If you choose one of our trips to the coast of Kenya, a few days by the pool or the beach is usually a great opportunity for relaxation for the whole family.