Nairobi, 4649500100, Kenya
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Internet connection in Nairobi..

by greekcypriot

I am carrying my laptop with me in Nairobi, and I wonder what is the cheapest way to have internet access throughout the trip since I am a Freelance guide writer and I also need to get in touch with family and friends through e mails.
I need Internet almost daily.
I don't like going to an Internet Cafe at all. What are some other options I have?
In Greece, I know from some of my students who buy an internet card with a number, from a kiosk and can have internet access for some hours.
Can I do the same in Kenya? Do similar cards exists?
If now, what else do you suggest I do?

Re: Internet connection in Nairobi..

by Squinchez

Hi there, the easiest way for you will be to buy a portable modem, ( size of a Flashdisk) from cell phone service providers there is 1. Safaricom 2. Zain Africa 3. Orange
I would suggest you buy "Orange modem" which is the cheapest and goes for only 2000kshs ( abt 25 USD) then from there you just top up your credit balance with a internet scratch card which you can easily buy from the nearest shop.

hope it helps.
gd day!

Internet connection in Nairobi..

by ASH-Ke


Just to add to the previous reply you have received, from your profile you have mentioned that you will be staying with the locals which means you are likely to be upcountry. In some areas the network coverage for the potable modem is weak and might require you to locate an area where the coverage is good so that you can access internet. When buying the modem it is useful to get some information from the seller in regard to the areas you will be staying. And a by the way, in some areas upcountry there is not electricity and you might require to invest on a portable solar charger for your laptop, mobile and camera.

Karibu Kenya and wish you an enjoyable stay.

Re: Internet connection in Nairobi..

by greekcypriot

I will check when in Nairobi, so that won't be a problem I am sure.
Thanks guys

Re: Internet connection in Nairobi..

by dadawetu

What i advice u to do is to buy a portable modem, ( size of a Flashdisk) from cell phone service providers there is 1. Safaricom 2. Zain Africa 3. Orange,4,Telecom
I would suggest you buy "Zain Africa or safaricom " which is the cheapest and goes for only 2500kshs then from there you just top up your credit balance with a internet scratch card which you can easily buy from the nearest shop.

I think that can help u dear.

Re: Internet connection in Nairobi..

by pauleyece

Hey there fellow traveller,you have picked the right place to ask that question.Yes you can do the same thing here in Kenya.All you have to do is buy a mobile U.S.B. modem provided by the local mobile providers of which there four choices from safaricom mobile provider,zain,YU and finally telkom orange.The modem is purchased along with a sim card,then it is inserted on the U.S.B. port on the side of your laptop like a flash.Once you do this,the modem will prompt you to install it on your laptop which is totally safe.The sim card in the modem however needs to be loaded with a little credit which you can easily buy from the kiosks in form of scratch cards.Load the scratch card on to your sim card in the modem and your as easy as good to go....any questions at all feel free to contact me.

Travel Tips for Nairobi

luggage store in nairobi

by glacianah

hi there,
luggage shouldn't be a problem tho
sometimes you need place you can trust.
try the Nairobi ymca they charge 60kes per nite
per piece.
enjoy your travels in East Africa without too much luggage to worry about.
First check if they would store even if you don't use their accommodation.
thank you
lacie! When am out of Nairobi during my travels i miss
Nairobis nite life-: disco hopping from one restaurant to the
other looking for specials like traditional meals,
and finally ending at the carnivore restaurant for dance!

Need those clothes washed?

by RblWthACoz

If you are tired of washing your own udnerwear in your own sink for the 20th time and don't want to spend a fortune on getting your laundry done at your hotel, there is a laundry service located at the entrance of the parking garage for the Intercontinental hotel that was 1/3 to 1/2 cheaper than the Intercontinental's prices for doing laundry. And in fact, it is the same place the Intercontinental uses. They also have dry cleaning service as well.

Marriage in other Tribes in Kenya

by greekcypriot

The Swahili of Kenya bathe brides in sandalwood oils and tatoo henna designs on her limbs. A women elder, or somo, gives instructions to the bride on how to please her husband. Sometimes the somo will even hide under the bed in case there are any problems!

In another area of Kenya the main feature of the wedding is the kupamba, which happens the night after the wedding, it is basically a display of the bride. It is very popular because it is a party just for the women, and when they enter the party they are able to take off their large veils and show off elaborate hairstyles and dresses. The party can almost become a competition because it is believed that if a women has a good husband he will get her beautiful jewelry and clothes.

For the Samburu tribe marriage is a unique series of elaborate ritual. Great importance is given to the preparation of gifts by the bridegroom (two goatskins, two copper earrings, a container for milk, a sheep) and of gifts for the ceremony. The marriage is concluded when a bull enters a hut guarded by the bride's mother, and is killed.

Vigilante Justice.. in case you need it.

by Osmun79

If you do have your bag snatched, you can always point and yell "Thief!" or " Janja!". This will result in a huge crowd chasing and (usually) apprehending the suspect. Be aware that the accused will be beaten half to death while you politely ask for your bag/purse/wallet. If you don't see a police officer where you are, then this is the faster yet obviously more drastic option.

You should never try and chase a thief on your own, as they may turn on you with a small knife. Better to use the police if they are around.

Pack in two separate bags

by fishtaco

My wife and I put all our clothes in separate suitcases. her luggage was lost so she had nothing to wear other than what she wore on the plane and a t-shirt she put in her carryon. From now on we will put 50% of each others clothes in each suitcase so if one gets lost you still have some clothes.


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