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Weather

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max30.9 °C31.3 °C32.1 °C31.1 °C29 °C28 °C27.4 °C27.5 °C28.3 °C29.5 °C30.8 °C31.2 °C
Avg Min24.5 °C24.7 °C25.5 °C25.6 °C24.5 °C23.7 °C23.2 °C23.1 °C23.5 °C24.3 °C24.6 °C24.6 °C
Rainfall6 mm4 mm25 mm130 mm329 mm164 mm75 mm40 mm39 mm40 mm39 mm28 mm
Rain Days1131015151187563

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
JamboHousePO Box 131, 80500 LamuGuesthouse91
Lamu-Island VillaFisheries plot 133 P.O.Box 233Guesthouse-
Kilimanjaro House327 LamuGUESTHOUSE-
Kijani HotelPO Box 266HOTEL-
Dudu Villas and Lamu BackpackersP.O.BOX 210 - Lam Shela Road Talking Trees VillageGUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

As far as communication technology is concerned, Kenya has gone through a tremendous modernization. Nowadays visitors to Kenya can carry their portable digital devices, ease of use is guaranteed with the advent of wireless (hot spots) environments within upmarket tourisms resorts. In some restaurants, a cup of coffee can allow you the use of the free hot spot for your laptop. However in most places the bandwidth is severely limited. Internet cafés are common throughout Kenya and usually offer decent link quality. Expect prices around 1KSh per minute. Most cyber cafes now charge 0.5KES per minute.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Kenya boosts a number of good mobile phone operators like Zain, Safaricom, Orange, Yu and Telekom. Roaming is easy with most European contract mobile phone tariff plans. Prices can be high though, so try and get a local SIM card or avoid data roaming.

Post

The National Postal Company offers services throughout the country and abroad. Prices are reasonably but services, although better than in the past, are still not very good. It is pretty slow and not always reliable. If you want to send a package, you'd better use international companies like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they are not much more expensive yet reliable and fast.

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