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Kenya

Kenya Adventures

Kenya is set on the eastern coast of Africa, astride the equator. This country is on every traveller’s bucket list because there is so much to see and do. You’ll find a diverse landscape in Kenya, equatorial forests, snow-capped mountains, scorched deserts and vast savannahs.

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Fast Facts

CURRENCY +

Kenya's currency is the Kenyan shiling. As of July, 2015: 1 CAD= 79.56 KES.

CREDIT CARDS +

Visa, Mastercard and the US dollar are widely accepted in Tanzania and Kenya, and ATMs are also available in major centres. Talk to your Adventure Specialist for recommendations.

LANGUAGE +

The official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English.

POPULATION +

The population of Kenya is 44.35 million as of 2013.

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIANS +

A valid passport is required to enter Kenya, and tourist visa is necessary. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. Travellers should check with the High Commission for the Republic of Kenya and the High Commissionfor up-to-date information.

CLIMATE +

• Unpredictable climate, however the main seasons are from Jan-Mar when it is both hot and dry and April to June when it's hot and wet (with "long rains")
• During the "long rains" wildlife is harder to spot and mosquitoes are prominent, a combination that keeps most tourists away
• From July to Oct it is warm and dry and from Nov-Dec it is warm and wet (the "short rains")

WHEN TO GO +

Kenya's tourist season is in Jan and Feb, when the weather is hot and dry and it's much easier to spot animals in the wildlife parks. Another good time to visit is during the annual wildebeest migration from June to Oct with thousands of animals running into the Masai Mara National Reserve from the Serengeti.

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