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Getting to Kenya

Mombasa's Moi International Airport can be reached by direct charter flights from all main European airports in 7 to 9 hours. Big airlines such as Kenya Airways, Martinair, KLM, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airline, Air Berlin, Condor, Monarch, British Airways, Swiss Air, Emirates, LTU and many more offer direct flights.

 

Diani Beach Airport

The best way to travel to Diani Beach from Nairobi is by Air. There are several airlines which fly daily from JKIA / Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport to Diani. From the Diani/Ukunda Airport the transfer to Inshallah is only a mere 10 minutes. 

Transfers from Moi International Airport in Mombasa, as well as the newly completed railway station, can take between 1.5 to 2.5 hrs, depending on traffic. Transfers arriving/leaving at both destinations can be arranged. 

 

General Information

Documents

Tourists can obtain an entry visa on arrival at the cost of EUR 40 or USD 50. Make sure your passport has a minimum validity of 3 months beyond your entry date and at least one blank page for immigration entry and exit stamps. Children up to 16 years of age do currently not require a visa.

Time Zone

Kenya is +2 hours from GMT in Summer Time and +3 hours during Winter times , only +1/+2hours from Continental Europe.

Vaccination & Medical advice

No compulsory vaccinations are required for your entry visa. The prophylaxis against malaria is optional but advisable especially if you are planning on going on safari in one of Kenya's National Parks. On location, we have a European standard private hospital just minutes away from Inshallah, which provides 24/7 medical services all year round, in case you need medical attention during your stay in Diani.

Climate

Kenya benefits from the tropical climate at the coast and temperate climate inland. Temperatures at the coast range between a pleasant 25°C - 30°C during the day and at night. The day and night temperatures in the National Parks can vary noticeably. Even during the hottest months, the temperature is evened out by the constant trade winds. There are two wet seasons per year, the long rainy season lasts from May to June and the short rainy season is usually in the second half of November. The driest and hottest months of the year are January and February.

Clothing

Sun glasses, a sunhat and protective sun lotion are useful in all coastal regions. On safari, we highly recommend that you dress in practical outdoor clothes, one warm set for the chillier nights and early morning game drives, a comfortable pair of closed shoes and mosquito repellent.

Currency

The Kenyan currency is called Kenyan Shilling; one U$D is equal to about 100 shillings. Major credit cards are accepted everywhere and it is possible to change international currencies at several banks in Diani. ATMs for foreign bank or credit cards are also widely available.

Tips 

Tipping staff and tourist guides is standard behaviour.

Languages 

The official languages are English and Kiswahili, with a total of 68 regional languages spoken in the local community.

Voltage 

Electric power is 220 Volt with the UK-style 3 exit sockets with square plugs. Every kind of electric device can be used with the simple adaptor available in your room. 

Communications 

The telephone system in Kenya is generally good and continually improving. Mobile services are excellent and local SIM cards can be purchased from the airport and at many local locations. Inshallah's internet is fully backed up with fibre optic connection to WI-FI and  operates seamlessly throughout the property. The international dial-in code for Kenya is +254.