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Practical Information in Nairobi

An airline ticket to Nairobi takes you to East Africa's most energised city. An important hub for flights, Nairobi is Kenya's holiday capital, and a fine introduction to the land of the safari.

  • GMT

    GMT +3

  • Dialling Code

    +254 (national), (0) 20 + six- or seven-figure number (Nairobi).

  • Money

    The Kenya Shilling (KSh) is the currency. National parks and upmarket hotels generally quote prices in US dollars (US$) and may require payment in hard currency.

  • Electricity

    240V AC, 50hz, three-pin square plugs are standard.

  • Nairobi Tourist Office

    Kenya Tourist Board website

Public Holidays 2012-2013

  • Good Friday: 29 Mar
  • Easter Monday: 1 Apr
  • Labour Day Holiday: 1 May
  • Madaraka Day: 1 Jun
  • Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan): 8 Aug
  • Kenyatta Day: 21 Oct
  • Independence (Jamhuri) Day: 12 Dec
  • Christmas Day Holiday: 25 Dec
  • Boxing Day Holiday: 26 Dec
  • New Year's Day: 1 Jan

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