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How to make more of your Kenyan money on holiday
Got a holiday to Kenya planned? Then now’s the time to get your currency sorted.
The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. Although US dollars are accepted in some places such as large hotels, it’s a good idea to travel into the country with Kenyan shillings.
The exchange rate varies of course, but in 2018 the average was KSh 136.11 to the pound.
Where to get Kenyan shillings
The easy way is to order your Kenyan shillings online from TUI and have them delivered to your home address. You can also pick them up from your nearest TUI Store.
Although it’s not strictly necessary, you might want to order some US dollars as well. These can easily be exchanged once you arrive in Kenya, and in some places, used as currency. Make sure you take new US dollars, as old bills usually aren’t accepted.
A guide to using Kenyan shillings
If you’re visiting Kenya to go on safari, you’ll want to plan a budget around wildlife activities. You can plan how much money to take using the TUI budget calculator.
A small budget can go far in Kenya if you share wildlife tours with other travellers and eat in local restaurants. In the towns, you can save money, and have fun, bargaining at markets and tourist shops. You should tip at upmarket hotels and restaurants, and give a little something to safari guides.
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