For many, becoming an expat and moving to a new country can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things that we know from experience will be important for you as a newcomer to Kenya.
Schools, utility companies, medical practitioners etc. We have these contacts at the ready… and with new places always popping up, please let us know if here’s somewhere you recommend and we’ll be glad to check it out.
So, whether you’re a resident, new-comer or have always lived here; we can help you find out about Nairobi. We show you schools, car dealers, where to get your hair done, the best grocery stores and more – we have plenty of advice to offer. For most newcomers, Nairobi is an easy posting with a fantastic climate, modern amenities and many social networks to be part of. Nairobi has various clubs and societies to join, and for those “trailing spouses”, we can help by showing you what’s out there so that your move to Kenya is an easy transition.
If you are looking for a car dealership in Kenya then let us help you find the very best. We have compiled a list for you of very reputable dealers that sell quality vehicles.
- Jas Auto Solutions
- Sean Garstin Motors
There are many excellent security services and companies in Kenya, so if you have any sort of security need that requires professional help, then leave it to the professionals. Services offered include guards, secure package delivery, alarm buttons in your home and guard dogs.
- Wells fargo
- Securex Agengies
- G4 Security
- Bob Morgan
Kenya has many International Schools. These include high quality prep-schools, kindergartens, boarding schools and high schools. Most are highly respected within the East African Community and Internationally.
click here for more information on the best British and international schools.
- Safaricom (Telephone & Internet)
- Airtel (Telephone & Internet)
- Exhauster Services (If your septic tank needs emptying)
- Nairobi Water
- Sayyara East Africa
Money & Banks
Hair salons & Beauty
Travel – Air
- International Flights- Kenya Airways
- International Flights – Emirates
- International Flights – British Airways
Places of Worship
The majority of Kenyans are Christians, with Islam being found throughout Kenya and being the predominantly along the coast. Hindus and Buddhism are also represented with places of worship found fairly easily throughout the city. The Kenya Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and worship to its citizens, residents and visitors.
- Christian-Protestant 45% (This includes the Anglican Church of Kenya)
- Roman Catholic 33%
- Islam 10%
- Indigenous Religions 10%
- Other 2%
click here for more information on where you can go to worship.
Because Kenya is in close proximity to Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia, it’s the centre for a large number of NGOs and humanitarian organizations.
The wide range of conference centres are available making it easy to host a meeting. No matter what size or scale your conference is, most conference venues offer top class facilities. Your daytimes will run smoothly and in your spare time, there are plenty of interesting activities to do while you relax; from a round of golf to a safari trip.
- The Norfolk
- Laico Regency
- Sarova Stanley
- Serena Hotel (Nairobi)
- Nairobi Hilton
- Lukenya Getaway
- Karen Country Lodge
- Muthaiga Country Club
- Safari Club
- Pride Inn
- Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria
- The Corner Affair Bistro
- Sankara Conferencing
- Zen Garden
- Mamba Village
- Southern Sun