Best Kenya Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Kenya

Last updated on March 31st, 2021 at 02:57 pm

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In this guide you will learn about the best Kenya sim card for tourist. Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a local sim card in Kenya. Why? You can get a Kenya prepaid sim card for 2000 KES=$20 USD with 20 GB data.

As one might expect, It’s hard to travel without Internet because you’ll need your GPS to track your location and destination. Besides, reading guides from blogs prepare you beforehand. Also, your own SIM is important for communicating with locals.

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KENYA TOURIST SIM CARD

KENYA PREPAID SIM CARD BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Kenya isn’t great only works properly in the big cities. There are 4 phone operators in Kenya: Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom and Faiba.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Kenya. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get your Kenya tourist sim card outside the airport because prices and packages are better in the official stores.

WHERE TO GET YOUR KENYA TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Kenya sim card from the airport to phone shops. Just make sure you bring your passport. And make sure that you inform their prices and packages. It’s better to avoid buying your Kenya prepaid sim card in the airport and look for an official store.

It depends on how long you will be in Kenya and how much data you will need. There are affordable sim card for tourists in Kenya valid for 30 days. Keep reading below!

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD KENYA COMPARISON

There are 4 phone operators in Kenya: Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom and Faiba. Safaricom and Airtel have similar packages and coverage. Let’s compare prices and packages below:

Safaricom Kenya

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Safaricom Kenya is the largest phone operator in the country and with the best coverage. You can get a Kenya sim card for tourist with Safaricom in the airport or official shops for 100 KES=$1 USD.

If you want to get data packages for 500 KES=$5 USD with 3 GB data and for 1000 KES=$10 USD with 10 GB data valid 7 days. If you want to get data packages valid 30 days for 1000 KES=$10 USD with 5 GB data. For 2000 KES=$20 USD with 15 GB data and for 3000 KES=$30 USD with 25 GB data.

AIRTEL KENYA

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Airtel Kenya is the second largest phone operator in the country. If you want to get data packages for 250 KES=$2 USD with 2 GB data and for 500 KES=$5 USD with 6 GB data valid 7 days. If you want to get data packages valid 30 days for 1000 KES=$10 USD with 10 GB data. For 2000 KES=$20 USD with 20 GB data and for 3000 KES=$30 USD with 40 GB data.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN KENYA

Telkom Kenya

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Telkom Kenya is the third phone operator in the country. If you want to get data packages for 250 KES=$2 USD with 2 GB data and for 1000 KES=$10 USD with 12 GB data valid 7 days. If you want to get data packages valid 30 days for 1000 KES=$10 USD with 10 GB data. For 2000 KES=$20 USD with 20 GB data and for 3000 KES=$30 USD with 36 GB data.

Faiba Kenya

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Faiba Kenya is the smallest phone operator in the country. Faiba Kenya prepaid sim card has the worst coverage but the best data packages. If you want to get data packages for 300 KES=$3 USD with 8 GB data valid for 7 days. If you want to get data packages valid 30 days for 500 KES=$5 USD with 15 GB data. For 2000 KES=$20 USD with 40 GB data and for 3000 KES=$30 USD with 70 GB data.

POCKET WIFI KENYA

If you prefer to bring Pocket Wifi in Kenya a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Kenya you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

The price is €7.95 to get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices.

If you use more than 1GB in a day, your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs. The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

KENYA SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Kenya Sim Card Conclusion is getting Airtel or Safaricom tourist sim card in Kenya for 2000 KES=$20 USD with 20 GB data. Both of them have similar packages and coverage good enough for traveling in Kenya compared to the others.

BEST TIME TO VISIT KENYA

In Kenya summer months from December to February is so hot the weather and the high season. During the winter months from June to August the temperature is cold and it’s the low season. We believe the best time to visit Kenya is during the spring months from September to November when the days are fresh and sunny. Fall season from March to May can be a great time for visiting Kenya.

Click here to know more about the weather in Kenya!

ATMS AND CURRENCY IN KENYA

There are ATMs in Kenya and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepting and the local currency is the Kenyan Shillings around $1= 110 KES.

Click here to know the exact rate.

DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN KENYA

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For transportation around Kenya by taxi will cost you $2-3 USD and even cheaper if you get public transportation. Food travel budget in Kenya you can find juices and coffee for one dollar and a whole meal in local places starting from $5-6 USD.

For accommodation in Kenya you can find deals starting from $25 USD per a room. If you prefer mid budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Kenya.

You can find nice Airbnb in Kenya starting from $20 USDYou can get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB when you sign up with us!

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Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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