Information & Facts
Short- and long-term parking is available.
Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented at the airport.
Public buses go regularly to the city centre, but most
travellers take a taxi or arrange to be picked up by their hotel or
US$20, but this is usually included in the ticket
Facilities at the airport are fairly limited by international
standards but include left luggage, disabled facilities, first aid,
banks, a bureau de change, bars, a restaurant, duty-free, a post
office, curio shops, tourist information and hotel
English is the official language but Swahili is the
national language, with 42 ethnic languages spoken.
The unit of currency is the Kenyan Shilling (KES), divided into
100 cents. It is not advisable to take Kenyan Shillings out of the
country, as they are difficult to exchange elsewhere. Travellers
cheques in Sterling or US Dollars are recommended for your trip to
Kenya. US Dollars in particular have become commonly used in many
of the country's main hotels and safari lodges. Foreign currency
can be changed at banks, bureaux de change and hotels; easiest to
exchange are US dollars, pounds sterling or Euros. Street exchange
merchants should be avoided as they are operating illegally. Banks
open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm and on the first and last
Saturday of the month. Banks and bureaux de change at the
international airport stay open 24 hours. Credit Cards (American
Express, Visa and MasterCard) are accepted in the larger hotels and
stores, and some camps and lodges. ATMs are widely available in
Nairobi and the major towns.