Kenya Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting Kenya are encouraged to register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi and obtain updated information on travel and security within Kenya.

United Nations Avenue Nairobi
P. O. Box 606 Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: 254 20 363-6000
Fax: 254 20 363-6157

U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call 020 363 6451
Outside of Office Hours, contact: +254 20 363 6000
Outside of Kenya: +254 20 363 6451


Kenya is basically a year-round destination-the only months to watch out for are April and May (which can be quite wet, though sometimes the rains come late). If you visit during the rainy season, you may find reduced prices, but there is some risk that parks could close on account of the rain or that roads could be washed out. There's also a season of "short rains" that can occur anytime from late October through December, but it doesn't hinder travel.

Although Kenya spans the equator, most of it is situated at 4,000 ft/1,200 m or higher, which tends to mitigate the heat. In higher elevations, expect temperatures to be about 10 degrees F/5 degrees C cooler than in low-lying parts of the country. Atop Mt. Kenya, temperatures can fall below freezing. Take a sweater or jacket year-round.

Calling Internationally:

To call from the United States: 011+254+City Info.
To call from Kenya to the United States: 000+1* State Info.


The electric current used in Kenya is 220 Volts.

Travel Insurance for Kenya Trips:

You should consider the benefits of travel insurance as part of your Kenya travel planning. Most travelers look for travel tips that discuss the importance of travel insurance and travel insurance through Travel Guard can provide important coverage for your trip.

Whether you're taking a family vacation or business trip, Travel Guard has a plan for your Kenya travel. These plans may include valuable medical expense coverage, trip interruption, medical emergency assistance and treatment services and more. And with Travel Guard's 24-hour assistance line, your coverage can act as a travel guide should your plans change.*

For more than 20 years, Travel Guard's plans have covered millions of travelers throughout the world. We're America's leading provider of travel insurance plans and assistance programs and we're here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage provided through Travel Guard is easy to buy and with our 24-hour emergency travel services it's even easier to use.


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