Kenya is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) year-round.

Swahili Time

It’s news to most travellers that there is such a thing as ‘Swahili time’. It’s not just the fact that everyone along the coast seems to have time in bucketloads. Swahili time is six hours out of kilter with the rest of the world. Noon and midnight are six o’clock (saa sita) Swahili time, and 7am and 7pm are one o’clock (saa moja). Just add or subtract six hours from whatever time you are told; Swahili doesn’t distinguish between am and pm. You don’t come across this often unless you speak Swahili, but you still need to be prepared for it.