Kenya is highly cosmopolitan and a welcoming place for expatriates to live and work.
Kenya is the gateway to Africa and a global hub for travel, with 72 flights to Europe, 41 flights to the Middle East, 20 flights to Asia, and nearly 350 flights to other parts of Africa every week. Kenya is also centrally located, as flying times to the UK, India, the UAE, and South Africa are 8, 6, 5, and 4 hours respectively.
With a large-scale tourism industry, a thriving and highly integrated expatriate community, the 3000-employee Africa-wide headquarters of the United Nations, and numerous other headquarters of NGOs, international organizations and corporations, Kenyans have significant experience serving the global community. Kenya also has the types of amenities that make it a comfortable place for expatriates, including the following:
There are 25 British system schools and at least 50 international schools in Kenya, which offer exceptional opportunities for students to excel in academics, sports and the arts. For example, schools like St. Andrews Turi offer a British curriculum education that is on par with, if not better than the best schools overseas. A substantial proportion of the graduates of such institutions go on to study at Oxbridge and in the Ivy League.
World class restaurants:
Because of Kenya’s cosmopolitan nature, its status as an international tourism destination, and the presence of a range of international organizations, Kenya offers a wide range of cuisines from Japanese to Thai; Indian to Italian; local to Lebanese.
Round the clock amenities:
With 24-hour shopping and late-night access to services, restaurants and nightlife, Kenya’s cities never sleep.
Kenya has the types of entertainment and cultural attractions to keep everyone engaged, from excellent theatres showing globally renowned plays to cinemas showing the latest movies to great live music of all genres.
Parks and outdoor living:
Kenya has a very strong outdoors oriented culture, providing opportunities for a range of sports and games, including golf, polo, horse riding, cricket, rugby, bungee jumping, rock climbing, water rafting, paint ball and many more activities. With plenty of parks throughout its cities, water parks, and other outdoor attractions, Kenya provides great outdoor environments for the whole family.
Kenya’s world famous tourism provide something for every type of traveller; including Mt. Kenya for an adventure, the Masai Mara for an unrivaled safari experience, Mombasa for a relaxing beach vacation, and many other great destinations.
In conclusion, we would just like to say ‘Karibu’. In Swahili this means ‘welcome’ and what you will find when you come to Kenya is that you are welcomed in every part of the country – from its wonderful tourist locations to its skyscraper dominated cities. Kenya has always exuded warmth and hospitality and been well known for it. With the immense strides Kenya has taken to combine first world infrastructure with old world African charm, it has also become a truly welcoming, attractive, and globally competitive destination for BPO.