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  • Background info
  • Landscape Kenya
    Kenya is a democratic country, assembled from a mosaic of tribal areas at the end of the 19th century by the British. It covers a total area of ​​582,750 km ² (14 times the size ...
  • Population Kenya
    Kenya is a republic with almost 37 million inhabitants. More than 50 different tribes exist there, many of whom have retained their own identity while others are largely westernized. Some major groups are the Kikuyu (20%), ...
  • Religion Kenya
    Outside the coastal and eastern provinces, most Kenyans are Christian. Muslims make up about 30% of the population and live mainly in the east of the country. In the more remote tribal areas you'll find ...
  • Festivals Kenya
    In Kenya, both the Christian holidays celebrated at Easter and Christmas, as is Ramadan (July 20 - August 19 2012), the Muslim Eid (August 19 2012) and the Feast of Sacrifice (26 October 2012). The large Hindu community ...
  • Food and drinks Kenya
    Food The cuisine of mainland Kenya is not meant for culinary connoisseurs. The traditional ingredients are meat and chicken, tomato, carrot and onion, salt and pepper. This is eaten with rice, cassava, cooking bananas or Chipsi "(chips). ...
  • Language Kenya
    In Kenya, Swahili (or Kiswahili as the population calls it) and English languages are those ​​in which lessons are given, but there are also various tribal languages ​​such as Kikuyu, Luhia, Luo and Kikamba. It ...
  • Tipping Kenya
    Workers in restaurants and hotels earn little. You can help matters a bit by ensuring that those who work for you get a good tip. The directive is (at least if satisfactory service is delivered) ...
  • Weather and climate Kenya
    Kenya lies along the equator. The climate is not classified into summer or winter, but is classified into four other seasons. April and May form the rainy season with heavy rainfall. From June to October it is cooler ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Kenya
    Take the first day in Kenya slowly. Take time to acclimatize. The transition of climate and culture can be profound. Let the country quietly make its' impression on you. Relax and have fun in Kenya! ...
  • Communication Kenya
    Post The Postal system is best used in Nairobi or Mombasa. Anywhere else where take much longer than the standard 10 days. E-mail Email is becoming more and more widely available. Particularly in Nairobi and Mombasa where you will ...
  • Luggage and clothing Kenya
    This journey around the equator is for the most part near mountains and highlands where a temperate climate with some cold nights is likely. We recommend you to take: thin cotton clothes; for the evening is a high-necked T-shirt with ...
  • Money Kenya
    The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling (Ksh or KES) which is in turn divided into 100 cents. There are notes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 shillings in circulation. The currency ...
  • Time differences Kenya
    In Kenya, it is 2 hours (in summer time 1 hour) later than in Central European time CET. You should check here to compare times. ...