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Formatting and language conventions

For articles about Kenya, please use the 24-hour clock to show times, e.g. 09:00-12:00 and 18:00-00:00.

Please show prices in this format: Ksh 100, and not KES 100, 100 ksh or 100/=.

Please use British spelling.


This article contains content imported from the English Wikipedia article on Kenya. View the page revision history for a list of the authors.

For future reference Project:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Kenya/CIA World Factbook 2002 import.

This is not a guide to Kenya, it is a guide to Nairobi. Something should be done.

"Do not have unprotected sex, as people might have HIV/AIDS." And here I thought that was a danger no matter where you were?

True, but it needs to be stressed more in regions with an increased risk. 14:14, 2 June 2009 (EDT)


Oh me, oh my. We currently have 8 regions which correspond with the 8 provinces. Looking at these, the scheme makes zero sense as travel regions. I will get thinking and get reading. Help please! --(WT-en) Burmesedays 09:54, 10 March 2010 (EST)

Any ideas, anyone? I even have been digging around other travel guides and still can't come up with a definitive scheme. I feel that the Indian Ocean coast could be one region, the Rift Valley probably two (north and south), and then a north east region covering the dry plains bordering Ethopia and Somalia. Four regions seems a bit slim though for a country of this importance. --(WT-en) Burmesedays 06:28, 13 March 2010 (EST)
According to this satellite image, the green area to southwest of the country (Kakamega Forest) might be a fifth region. And the division between Coast, Rift Valley (North and South), and Northeast, according to the same image, seems to be a good scheme. – (WT-en) Vidimian 07:20, 13 March 2010 (EST)
Thanks for that. The map is not finished but that would give a division that looks something like this. I have not yet divided the Rift Valley into north and south. Any bright ideas as to where that division should come? And any other comments please.
Map of Kenya

Ooh, pretty map and a tough question. I'm thinking the Tana River and below should be the South Rift Valley (not sure which is upper or lower). The river doesn't make a good dividing line, though, so I would recommend using the N'goro more or less as the boundary. Thus, Archer's Post, Kisima, and Lorule would be in the north. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 22:06, 13 March 2010 (EST)

I'm not sure that Kakamega is a common enough name for that whole region if I recall.... it might almost be better to just call it Western Kenya.... but it's been a while since I was there. We should create a Kakamega Rainforest article, though I think it should be a park article rather than a region article – (WT-en) cacahuate talk 22:26, 13 March 2010 (EST)
Thanks guys. I will get on with that and finish the regionalisation tomorrow. And cacahuate, as you have actually been to Kenya, please let me know if you spot anything wrong with the map --(WT-en) Burmesedays 03:08, 14 March 2010 (EDT)
Here's the version with five regions. I will leave it here for a day and if no comments, do the regionalisation work. --(WT-en) Burmesedays 10:33, 14 March 2010 (EDT)

The safety guideline for cholera puzzles me: "When in affected areas, see a doctor immediately and drink plenty of water." From [1], perhaps it should be "if you develop diarrhea while in an affected area, see a doctor..." But I have no medical training. Akuchling (talk) 00:05, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Reasons for the edit of the Kenya info[edit]

So i came here on a Sunday morning and asked myself, if i was a foreigner looking to visit Kenya, what is there, how are the people and what do i expect. To my surprise, the article started on a negative tone which is really not how you want to start that. and then you jumped straight in how "most" Kenyans have a very poor quality f life and are ravaged by Aids. This might have been true a decade or so ago but it is not the case now. I live in the Eastlands part of Nairobi and here is where life happens and things have changed for the better. It is no longer the same and that is why i had to do that edit. —The preceding comment was added by John N Kiiru (talkcontribs)

Thank you for the edit and the explanation, and please edit anything else that is not or no longer accurate.
I hope you don't mind that I signed your post for you, because it's customary to sign talk pages only, by typing 4 tildes (~) in a row, so that people can easily keep track of who said what in discussions.
All the best,
Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:38, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

9 "Cities", 9 "Other destinations"[edit]

Right now, there are 10 "Cities", divided into 3 "major cities" and 7 "major towns based on size and popularity as tourist destination [sic]". Considering how difficult it's been to limit articles about continents, multi-national regions and articles for India, China, Russia, the United States and other very populous countries with many major cities, this feels like a bit of a cop-out to me. If we could pick lists of 9 representative cities for all those articles, we should be able to do that with Kenya. So which one should be removed from the list?

Similarly, there are now 11 "Other destinations". Which 2 should be removed, or is there a good reason to subdivide "Other destinations" into more than one section, keeping in mind that all "Other destinations" should be listed in region articles, in any case? Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:21, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

As Wikivoyage is a tourist guide, i would take all towns out that are not relevant for tourism. e.g. Garissa, Lodwar. Kenya lives on the attraction of its national parks, so I don't see any reason not to have a long list of the parks that are so important for tourism. But if some are to be deleted I would propose the last three, which are not belonging to the most visited parks


Wikivoyage is a travel guide, not just a tourist guide, and business travel is just as valid a reason to including a listing as tourism. Also, we need not decrease the listings to fewer than 9. In terms of "Other destinations", is there a reasonable way to subdivide them into 2 subsections, so that each subsection has fewer than 9 entries? Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:43, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

A division could be south and north of Nairobi. South of Nairobi are the most visited parks like Nairobi Park, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo East and West (talk)

If you think that would serve travellers best, please go ahead. I think we need to list only 9 cities, but that in practice, we've sometimes been more flexible on "Other destinations", as long as they are subdivided into sensible subsections. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:29, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Currency, time and spelling conventions[edit]

Below is a proposed infobox to let readers know which formatting conventions to use in Wikivoyage articles. Do you agree with these proposals? If you have direct knowledge of what is most commonly used in the country, please let us know. Ground Zero (talk) 13:52, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

Moved to the top of this page. Ground Zero (talk) 04:53, 28 December 2019 (UTC)