Kenya is one of the worlds great tourism destinations, known for its diversity of landscape, wildlife and cultures. From sweeping savannahs to tropical beaches and coral reef, dense equatorial forests to mighty snow capped mountains and more.
Kenya Tourism Guide
The tourism industry has experienced massive growth in the last three years not only in terms of tourist volumes but also the receipts gained from the increased travel to Kenya; contributing close to 11 percent of Kenya’s GDP and employing 18% of the Kenyan workforce. Airline in Kenya has experienced increased competition leading to improved service and efficiency. The consumers now enjoy good service at relatively reasonable prices.
Kenya aspires to be among the top ten long – haul destinations globally and is working to create an enabling environment to attract increased international flights. lt is notable that air travel, which is the major medium of travel, is now within the reach of majority of local and international tourists. The tremendous growth of the local and regional airlines is a great blessing too to the tourism industry and the Government is committed to ensure air travel infrastructure is improved nationally to enable citizens and tourists visit and sample diverse flora and fauna in different parts of Kenya.
Travel Agents play a very important role in ensuring the process of travel is pleasurable, smooth and memorable at all times. They remain the interface between the airlines and the clients and sell the image and expertise of Kenya’s service industry.
The Government of Kenya appreciates this important role and their professional commitment to their clients. The Government will continue to partner with the private sector to improve and ensure that Kenya becomes the premier destination of choice for tourists as envisaged in Kenya’s vision 2030.
Tourism in Kenya: Money and currency tips for tourists and visitors to Kenya
Travelers’ cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels, travel agencies, safari companies and restaurants accept credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency brought to Kenya.
Before departure, travellers are advised to convert any excess Kenya shillings into foreign currency at a bank or bureau de change before departure. Departure taxes can be paid in local or foreign currency. Anyone wishing to take more than 500,000 Kenya Shillings out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Kenya is an ideal destination to take a safari given that the weather is always conducive throughout the year. The natural world and the unchanged ecosystem are a sure attraction for visitors.
Here are some of the safaris offered in Kenya.
- Kenya Wildlife Safari
- Kenya Camping Safari
- Kenya Luxury Safari
- Kenya Beach Safari
- Kenya Adventure Safari
- Kenya Business Safari
- Kenya Family Safari
- Kenya Coast Safari
- Kenya Honeymoon Safari
- Kenya Conference Safari
- Kenya Golf Safari
- Kenya Sport Safari
- Kenya Wedding Safari
- Kenya Ecotourism Safari
- Kenya Flying Safari
- Kenya Bird Watching Safari
- Kenya Cultural Safari
- Kenya Balloon Safari
- Religious Safaris and Retreats
- Kenya Camel Safari
- Kenya Photography Safari
- Kenya Disability Safari
- Kenya Bird Watching Safaris
Tourism in Kenya: Tourist Safety an Security
Kenyans are extremely friendly and visitors are humbled by their hospitality. Take time to meet ordinary people as they go about their daily business. Kenya deploys regular police patrols in most urban and rural areas.
There is a specialized unit — Tourist Police Unit — that is tasked with the safety of tourists. Stakeholders in the industry have also launched several initiatives aimed at ensuring the safety of travellers.
As in other countries, it is advisable to hand in your passport, traveler’s cheques, excess money and any other valuables at hotel reception desks for safe keeping. Alternatively, arrange to hire a safety deposit box. It is advisable not to walk alone in isolated towns or beach areas. Seek advice from your hotel manager or tour representative. Also make a copy of your passport and keep it in your luggage.