Before Leaving for Kenya

Read about passports, visas, vaccinations and the practicalities

At Tourist Travel, we have traveled in the country for many years, and therefore have a great deal of experience in tailoring and assembling your trip to Kenya, so that it becomes your absolute dream trip. Our trips to Kenya range widely, with different safari trips in various national parks, each with its own unique to offer. On your trip to Kenya , it is highly recommended to combine your safari with a beach holiday on the west coast. That way, you are sure to get the complete travel experience.

Passport & Visa to Kenya

Danish citizens must have a visa to Kenya, which is not included in the price of the trip. The passport must be valid for 6 months from the date of entry. People with a Danish refugee or foreign passport must contact the Kenyan embassy to find out the current rules for their trip. You can also contact the Danish or Kenyan embassy to find out more.

You can apply for a visa on the following website: . Here it costs approx. DKK 330 per Danish citizen. The visa itself is valid for up to 3 months when you get it issued. However, you can apply for a longer permit if you have been completely bitten by the Kenyan safari.

Vaccinations when traveling to Kenya

Kenya’s lush nature is a perfect mix of tropical rainforest areas, champagne-colored savannas, and breathtaking coastal and mountainous areas. In such a multitude of scenic scenarios, there is also a completely different composition of wildlife and fauna than what we know in Denmark.

In conjunction with poorer hygiene conditions, the risk of encountering foreign bacteria is quite high in Kenya. Therefore, before your trip to Kenya, it is important that you research which vaccines you should have. Contact either your own doctor or an independent vaccination clinic through the Danish Doctors’ Vaccination Service .

Currency in Kenya

The currency in Kenya is called the Kenyan Shilling (KSH). 100 KSH corresponds to approx. to DKK 6. If you want to exchange money in the country, you must bring dollars. In some places you can also pay in dollars, but be sure to bring smaller banknotes.

If you have Euros or British Pounds lying around, you can also bring these, as they are a payment option in Kenya. It is possible to withdraw money in the country as well as to pay with Visa and Mastercard in some places in Kenya.

When you switch to KSH, remember to save the receipt for this. With it, it will be easier for you to change back when you return home to Denmark.

Currency in Kenya

Language in Kenya

According to commit4fitness, 68 different languages ​​are spoken in Kenya. Kenya’s different ethnic groups typically speak their mother tongue within their own community. Do not be nervous and think that they can not speak English in Kenya.

In 1963, the country was part of British East Africa, but then became independent. They can therefore easily speak English. English is even one of the two official languages ​​of Kenya. The second language is Swahili.

Time difference between Kenya and Denmark

When you travel from Denmark to Kenya, you must set the clock 2 hours ahead. Like many other African countries, Kenya does not use summer time, but rather Eastern Africa Time (EAT) all year round, which has been the case throughout the country’s history. You must therefore be aware that your watch must only be set forward one hour if you travel during Danish summer time.

So unless you are heavily influenced by jet lag, you do not need to adjust your internal clock when traveling to Kenya.

Facts about Kenya

Kenya is an absolutely wonderful country that is today a republic of East Africa. Before Kenya became independent in 1963, the country was part of British East Africa. The country offers fantastic wildlife and an incredibly varied landscape.

On a trip to Kenya you can experience both the vibrant capital of Nairobi and trekking in the fascinating Mount Kenya. You can also go on an adrenaline-pumping safari and experience the wildlife up close. Below you can read about a lot of geographical, exciting and fun facts about the country.

Key facts about Kenya

Capital city: Nairobi
Area: 580,367 km2
Population: 49.7 million (2017)
Language: English and Swahili
Religion: Protestants (47.7%), Catholics (23.5), other Christians (11.2%), domestic religions (1.7%) Hindus (0.1%), anti-religious (2.4%), other or unknown religions (1.7%)
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES) 1 DKK = 15.53 KES


The first time the Kenyan flag was hoisted was in 1963, after Kenya had become independent. The flag is based on the Kenya African National Union, which was the one that ruled Kenya for the first 40 years after Kenya became independent.

The colors of the flag are black, red and green. Black symbolizes majority, red stands for wasted blood during the struggles for freedom. Green symbolizes natural prosperity. The white dividing lines mean peace. The shield on the flag symbolizes the defense against all the above things.


Capital city: Nairobi
Area: 580,367 km2
Continent: Africa
Time zone: East African Time GMT + 3
Limits to: Tanzania . Uganda , South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
Largest cities: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret


Population: 49.7 million (2017)
Population density: 87 people / km2
Population growth: 2.5% / year
Language: English and Swahili
Religion: Protestants (47.7%), Catholics (23.5), other Christians (11.2%), domestic religions (1.7%) Hindus (0.1%), anti-religious (2.4%), other or unknown religions (1.7%)


Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES) 1 DKK = 15.53 KES
Vaccinations: Diphtheria and Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Malaria Pills (Possible Yellow Fever)
Passport & Visa: Passport must be valid 6 months before. Visas are applied for online before departure
Insurance: Remember travel insurance. Neither yellow nor blue health cards can be used in Kenya
Travel time: June – October is dry time in Kenya


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