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USEFUL INFORMATION ON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT

 1. EXCHANGE OF FOREIGN CURRENCY:  The local currency is Kenya shillings.  The prevailing exchange rates are apply according to the fluctuations in the market.  Indicatively, the exchange of the Kenya Shilling to  one (1USD) as at 18th June 2012 was Ksh. 86.  Many foreign exchange bureaus are available in town and should accept major international currencies.  However, should you require local currency for immediate use, there is an exchange bureau right at the arrival gates  ( near gate 5).   Black market exchange of money is not advised.

2. TAXI FROM THE JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (JKIA) TO HOTELS

For the security and comfort of delegates, the airport is served by authorized taxi operators such as:

a)  KENATCO

b)  Jambo Taxis

c) JKIA Airport Taxis (1)

d)  JKIA Airport Taxis (2)

Delegates transport.

Delegates will be responsible for their own transport from the airport upon arrival to their chosen hotels.

For transport to and from the airport during the conference, it is recommended that delegates use taxis which are available at the airport/hotel and in designated areas of the city and are identifiable by either a yellow color with a black circle bearing a number in white, a yellow line cutting across the body of the vehicle or stickers bearing company or taxi association name. The taxis are reliable and charge based on distance. Negotiate the price before embarking on the journey to avoid any misunderstandings.

Public transport

The transport system is operated by private companies and individuals using buses and minibuses of various carrying capacities. They do not observe any particular time schedules but are generally available to various destinations on a continuous basis throughout the day from the early hours up to late in the night. The destinations are identified by both name and numbers.

The public transport vehicles commonly called MATATUs may vary their charges depending on the time of the day or circumstances that they may deem sufficient to vary their charges. All passengers in private or public vehicles are required by law to fasten their seatbelts at all times while in a moving vehicle. Random checks by the authorities are carried out and those found without seat belts are instantly arrested and taken to court. Whereas the fines may not be steep, the process is painful and extremely inconveniencing.

Driving

 We drive on the left in Kenya and most cars are right hand drive.

Tour Guide Companies

Find links to various tour guide companies below:

 

Climate

Kenya enjoys a pleasant tropical climate and the average temperatures in September should be around 10°C - 24°C.

Local time

GMT +3 hours

Currency, banks and credit cards

The unit of currency is the Kenya Shilling, divided into 100 cents. The indicative exchange rate, as of 18th June 2012, is

1USD = Ksh. 86
1 EURO= Ksh. 108
1 Pound Sterling= Ksh. 133

  • Major international credit cards are widely accepted for transactions.
  • Banks are open from 0900hrs to 1500hrs Monday through Friday.
  • Forex Bureaux located in different parts of the city are open from 0900hrs to 1600hrs Monday through Friday. 

PERSONAL/ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES

All expenses, including room, telephone calls, laundry, fax, pay-per-view TV channels, consumed items in the mini bar, and all additional drinks, meals and room service, additional guests in your room, MUST be paid by the individual concerned before checking out, unless otherwise stated. The EAIGF secretariat will not cover these charges.

DRESS CODE

The general dress code for the event is smart casual. 

FORUM COSTS

 Participation to the Forum is absolutely free. However unless clearly stated, participants are advised to settle their accommodation and related bills during their stay in Dar es Salaam.

 SECURITY

Nairobi is a safe city. During the day, it is active and busy with human and automobile traffic. It is however advised not to carry or expose valuable items. At night, its encouraged to use taxi/cabs to commute from one point to another.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be start at 08:00am on 17th July 2012 at the entrance to the meeting venue. Conference materials and the meetings programme will be provided during registration 

CONTACT POINT

For overall programme matters, technical concerns, as well as emergencies please contact:
 
EA-IGF Secretariat
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