Population:  52 million 

Capital:  Nairobi

Climate:  Varied temperatures depending on your destination. 

Dry / Hot season:  December – January

Beginning of green season:  March

Rainy season:  April – May 

Dry / Cooler season:  June – October 

Short rains:  November 

Language:  Swahili (Many speak English)

Currency:  Kenyan Shilling

Passport, visa and entry info: A valid passport with two blank pages is required to enter Kenya. U.S. citizens are required to have a Visa. You can apply for it ahead of time online or get it at your port of entry. $51.00 

Vaccination required: Yellow Fever 

Tipping:  On safari, it’s customary to tip your guide $15-$25 USD per person per day in cash. You should also consider $5 – $10 per person per day for the rest of the staff in cash. Usually, a camp will have a locked box you can put the staff’s tip.

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