Information for Delegates
Arrival in Kenya
Kenya Airways (http://www.kenya-
airways.com/home/information_and_services/default.aspx) offers a regular service
from Nairobi to Mombasa - there are numerous flights daily. Most Delegates will
probably be arriving in Nairobi, and are invited to consult the Kenya Airways site and
make the appropriate reservations for their onward journey to Mombasa.
Mombasa Airport lays 10 km/6 miles west of Mombasa; the hotel is approximately 30
Delegates are advised to send in their itineraries to the PMAESA Secretariat in advance
so as to organize for collection from Mombasa Airport.
PMAESA Secretariat Contact:
Tel: +254 (0)20 238 1184
Venue of the Meeting
Mombasa Continental Resort
Transportation to the Meeting
Please note that transport will be available from the designated hotels to meeting
Lunches and refreshment breaks
Buffet lunch will be served to Delegates (and Accompanying Persons if they wish to
attend) during the period of the conference. Refreshment breaks will also be served in
the morning and afternoon each day.
The official language during the Meeting will be English.
(Hotels listed are in proximity to the conference venue)
MOMBASA CONTINENTAL RESORT - Conference Venue
Contact person: Dorry Mbelle
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (please cc to
Tel: +254 (0) 20 341797 OR +254 (0) 20 341798
Fax +254 (0) 20 2214853
Room rate for Conference Delegates – USD 100.00 (Bed and Breakfast)
SAI ROCK BEACH HOTEL & SPA
Cell + 254 726 270036 or +254 734 270036
Tel +254 041-5487644/5
Fax +254 041-5487646
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Room rates for Conference Delegates - USD 60.00 (Bed and Breakfast)
The Kenyan Department of Immigration official web site publishes guidelines concerning
visas for Kenya, including lists of those countries that do need a visa, those that do not,
and those that require a referral visa, as well as how to apply. A PDF file of the
application form may also be downloaded:
Kenyan Department of Immigration web site
During October in Mombasa, the average day temperature is 30 to 35°C and the average
night temperature is 26 °C. There is a mean rainfall in October of about 80 mm.
Kenya's altitude and terrain create contrasts in climate. The coast is hot and often
humid, mornings in the central highlands can be cool, while in the north and northeast,
the days are dry and very hot. In the areas most frequented by visitors, the weather is
little short of perfect: it is neither too hot nor too cool with long sun-filled days. Day and
night in Kenya are almost equal the whole year round with sunrise between 6:00 and
6:30 am and sundown between 6:30 and 7:00 pm.
Currency, Banking, Credit cards
The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can change foreign currency
at banks, bureaux de change or authorized hotels. Easiest currencies to exchange are US
Dollars, Pounds Sterling and Euros.
Travellers Cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels, travel agencies, safari
companies and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to
advance cash on credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign
currency that can be brought into Kenya.
Before departure, travellers are advised to convert any excess Kenya Shillings into
foreign currency at a bank or bureau de change before departure. Departure taxes can
be paid in local or foreign currency.
Banks are open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Some branches open on
Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:00am. Many banks have 24 hour cash dispensers. The
Bank branches at Jomo Kenyatta International airport (Nairobi) and Moi International
Airport both run 24 hour exchange services. (USD 1.00 = KSh. 80.00 approx.)
Tipping is not mandatory in Kenya. Guides, drivers, waiters and hotel staff can be tipped
at your discretion.
The electricity supply in Kenya is 220/240 V AC, 50Hz. If you are planning to bring any
electrical devices, please bring the appropriate adaptor(s). Plugs and sockets are 3 pin
rectangular (UK type):