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What to spend your shillings on

  • A cocktail in Nairobi

    400 KES

  • A bus journey from Nairobi to Mombasa

    1,100 KES

  • Three-course meal for two in Nairobi

    2,500 KES

  • An afternoon of scuba diving at the Mombasa Marine National Park

    11,480 KES

  • Overnight private safari

    40,282 KES

How many Kenyan Shillings will I need?*

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Total spending money needed:

  • A budget
  • for people for
  • nights


Must-sees in Kenya

Naivasha Lake Kenya Africa
  • Nairobi
  • Get up close with giraffes and zebras at the Nairobi National Park, with the cityscape providing an exciting backdrop. Alternatively, head over to the Karen Blixen Museum for a slice of history.
Mombasa Kenya Indian Ocean beach
  • Mombasa
  • Kenya isn’t all about safaris, as the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve focuses on what lies beneath the waves. Diani Beach on the other hand, is a gorgeous stretch of fine white sands.

Shelling out your shillings

Kenyan shillings first began circulating in 1966 to replace East African shillings, which were completely demonetised three years later in 1969. When requesting bank notes, it is advised to ask for smaller denominations as you may struggle to get change from larger notes.

Many Kenyans rely on tips to help subsidise their income and will really appreciate a token gratuity – just don’t expect any change back when you leave your tip!

Frequently used banknotes and coins

Kenyan shillings are available in five different note formats; 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 KES. They all feature an image of Kenya’s first prime minister and president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

Buying Kenyan Shillings online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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