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General Information


Currency The Kenyan Shilling (Ksh)
Credit cards accepted American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Barclaycard 
Time GMT+3. Kenya maintains an almost constant 12 hours of daylight, sun-up and sun-down being at around 06.30 and 18.45 daily and varying only by 30 minutes per year
Climate The coast is always hot with an average daytime temperature of 27-31 degrees centigrade whilst the average daytime temperature in Nairobi is 21-26 degrees centigrade. Temperatures elsewhere depend on altitude. July to August marks the Kenyan winter. Broadly speaking, January-February is dry. March-May is wet. June-September is dry. October-December is wet
Language Kenya’s national language is Kiswahili whilst the official language is English
Water Water purity cannot be guaranteed so mineral water is provided in all rooms. Ice is also made with purified water
Visas Are required by most nationals – consult your travel agent for details
Insurance Travel insurance/medical cover is recommended
Health Protection against malaria is essential as the disease is in endemic in Africa. It is vital to take anti-malarial tablets (consult your doctor as to which brand is currently considered the most effective). You should also wear anti-insect sprays/creams in the evening and wear long-sleeved garments and full-length trousers or skirts after dusk. Mosquito nets are provided at the Mombasa Beach Hotel.