The Kenyan Shilling rates below were last updated 4 minutes ago
If you're travelling to Kenya soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Kenyan Shillings. Our free comparison service compares the best Kenyan Shilling rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 24 suppliers selling Kenyan Shillings in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 109.561 to 119.050.
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Our statistics show that most Brits take about £600 worth of Shillings with them to Kenya (based upon orders placed between 1st of August and 31st of October 2013). The currencies accepted in this country depend on where you are visiting. Costal, tourist and city locations (for example Nairobi and Mombasa) usually accept Pounds Sterling, US Dollars and Euros as well as Shillings, but inland areas away from popular destinations still only accept the local currency. You will always get a better price when paying in Shillings, regardless of your location.
A recent change in Kenyan law has ruled street money traders illegal, so you will not find many around. If you do come across one, you should avoid using their services as they are most likely involved in some sort of criminal activity.
Paying by card can also be difficult. Many shops and hotels still use manual machines and paper chits that are easy for fraudsters to copy. Where electronic payments are available the connections can be very intermittent meaning that payments fail or may not be available for hours or days at a time, so taking cash is usually the best option.
The Kenya Tourism Federation operate a safety and communication centre which gives up to the minute advice on tourist and travel matters and road conditions as well as providing help in an emergency. This can be accessed at any time by telephoning +254 20 604730 or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a British national you will need a visa to enter Kenya. You can obtain one from the airport on arrival (at a cost of around £30) or from the Kenya High Commission in London.
It you are planning on living and working in Kenya you must obtain a work permit from the Kenyan High Commission before you travel. This process is notorious for delays so it is a good idea to apply well in advance.
Over the past week the Kenyan Shilling has increased by 0.38% from last Sunday's rate of 118.605 to today's rate of 119.050 which means £750 will buy you KSh333.75 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 119.689 on Tuesday and the worst rate was 118.605 on Sunday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Kenyan Shilling rate drop by 7.07% from 128.113 on 25th July 2016 to 119.050 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you KSh6,797.25 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 130.585 on 6th September 2016 and a low rate of 117.887 on 11th October 2016.
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Posted by Matthew Weston on 21st October 2016
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