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Best Kenya Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Kenya (Updated 2022)

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In this guide you will learn about the best Kenya sim card for tourist and how to buy a prepaid sim card in Kenya. Click here to book online Kenya activities and day trips

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Kenya with Airtel Kenya prepaid sim card for 2000 KES=$20 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days. Read here best Kenya eSim

You can find the cheapest Kenya eSim with Airalo Kenya eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Make sure you check Holafly Kenya eSim for $45 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days and you can activate with QR Code.

Read here how to get from Nairobi airport to city center.

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WHERE TO STAY IN KENYA

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

BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

You can read Heymondo Vs Safetwing cheapest travel Insurance. You can get for $135 USD your Heymondo Travel Insurance with Heymondo discount code valid for 90 days. Read our full Heymondo Travel Insurance Review

You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

KENYA TOURIST SIM CARD AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN KENYA

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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 (SIM CARD NAIROBI AIRPORT)

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You can get your Kenya sim card in Nairobi airport and 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 Nairobi 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 Sim Card

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Safaricom sim card 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. Check here prices and packages!

If you want to get data packages with Safaricom Kenya prepaid sim card for 500 KES=$5 USD with 3 GB data and for 1000 KES=$10 USD with 10 GB data valid for 7 days.

If you want to get data packages Safaricom prepaid sim card in Kenya valid for 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 SIM CARD

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Airtel sim card Kenya is the second largest phone operator in the country. If you want to get data packages with Airtel Kenya prepaid sim card for 250 KES=$2 USD with 2 GB data and for 500 KES=$5 USD with 6 GB data valid for 7 days. Check here prices and packages!

If you want to get data packages with Airtel prepaid sim card in Kenya valid for 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 Sim Card

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Telkom sim card Kenya is the third phone operator in the country. If you want to get data packages with Telkom Kenya prepaid sim card for 250 KES=$2 USD with 2 GB data and for 1000 KES=$10 USD with 12 GB data valid for 7 days. Check here prices and packages!

If you want to get data packages with Telkom prepaid sim card in Kenya valid for 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 Sim Card

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Faiba sim card Kenya is the smallest phone operator in the country. Faiba Kenya prepaid sim card has the worst coverage but the best data packages. Check here prices and packages!

If you want to get data packages with Faiba prepaid sim card in Kenya for 300 KES=$3 USD with 8 GB data valid for 7 days.

If you want to get data packages with faiba Kenya prepaid sim card valid for 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.

BEST KENYA SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD KENYA)

My Kenya Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Kenya with Airtel prepaid Kenya sim card or Safaricom tourist sim card in Kenya for 2000 KES=$20 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days.

You can find the cheapest Kenya eSim with Airalo Kenya eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Make sure you check Holafly Kenya eSim for $45 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days and you can activate with QR Code.

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.

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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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