Nairobi: Useful Information

-While traveling in Nairobi always keep your luggage/belongings in view and preferably on you.

-Keep your wallet in your front pocket and try not to wear anything valuable while you move around the city.

-Armed robberies, car jacking and violence are common in Nairobi so take extreme caution while traveling in the city.

-Do not venture around the city at night and avoid the notorious areas in the city.

-Get your full regime of booster shots and inoculations before visiting Nairobi.

-Drink bottled water.

-Avoid eating from unlicensed street vendors

-Health insurance is mandatory while visiting Nairobi.

-Money can be exchanged at banks, hotels and exchange bureaus.

-Credit cards are accepted at most major hotels, shops and restaurants.

-ATM’s are located in most parts of the city.

-There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency you bring in or take out of the country.

-Citizens from most countries can receive a single entry three-month tourist visa upon arrival.

-Visas can be extended at the immigration house.

-Kenyans are friendly welcoming people and will help you if you are in distress. Use your discretion.