The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Foreign currency is readily exchangeable in banks, bureaux de change or authorised hotels. Traveller’s cheques are widely acceptable, as are credit cards in most established hotels, travel agencies, safari companies and restaurants.

Most banks in Kenya are equipped with ATMs and credit card facilities. Banking hours in Nairobi and other major towns open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Business hours are generally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. closing for an hour over lunch (1-2 p.m.) There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency which can be brought into Kenya.