When I think of Kenya I think of the savannah, wildlife and safaris. That was until I visited Kenya in January, and actually found out there is so much more to it. I was not expecting to find beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and rich coral reefs. I spent a week in Kenya, …
Going on a safari had been a dream on my travel bucket list. So when I had the opportunity to go for a safari in Kenya, I couldn’t help but take it!
But Kenya isn’t just about the wildlife and safaris. Kenya is also home to some stunning white sand beaches. I spent just over a week in Kenya, and had the pleasure of experiencing a bit of both.
In this section you will find all my top travel tips for Kenya, both for the adventure lovers that want to go on a safari and the more chill travellers who want to relax by the beaches of Malindi.
Quick travel facts about Kenya
Where is Kenya? Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean.
How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Kenya via SkyScanner.
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES) – see the latest exchange rate here.
Electrical plugs in Kenya: Type G (the ones you get in the UK) – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.
Capital city: Nairobi
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Kenya is from January to March or from July to October, during the two dry seasons. The weather in Kenya tends to be very hot, so make sure to pack appropriately!
How to travel around Kenya: For long distances you can get internal flights, trains or buses. For shorter distances most travellers arrange private transfers and taxis.
Visa requirements: Most travellers will need a visa to travel to Kenya, and can apply for it online for around 50 USD. Click here to apply for your Kenya visa.
My Kenya travel guides
Like every twenty-something I grew up watching a bit too much Lion King (or was that just me?), which made going on a safari a long-standing item on my travel bucket list. I finally fulfilled this African dream when I went to Kenya and did a safari in the Tsavo East National Park. This was without a doubt one of …