Currency

Kenyan shilling (KSh)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$100

  • Hostel or budget hotel: US$15–50
  • Camping: from US$20
  • Eat in local restaurants: US$2–5
  • Travel by matatu (minibus): US$1–5
  • Share wildlife drives with other travellers: US$20–40

Midrange: US$100–250

  • Double room in midrange hotel: US$75–150
  • Independent safari with car rental (two people): US$75–100 per day
  • Full board in lodges: US$150–250

Top end: More than US$250

  • Double room in top-end hotel: from US$200
  • lunch and dinner in top-end restaurant: US$30–40
  • No-expenses-spared safari in luxury tented camps: from US$600

Bargaining

As a general rule, bargaining is expected in markets and street stalls, especially those that sell handicrafts aimed at tourists. It is sometimes possible to negotiate a discount for taxis (especially if chartered for a set period) and accommodation (depending on the season), but this varies from one place to the next. Most other prices are usually fixed.

Money

Barclays With ATM.