Welcome to Kenya and we hope and trust that you will enjoy your stay.
Kenya is a country in East Africa bordering the Indian Ocean coast line. It’s rich in sceneries including, savannahs, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands; a home of great variety of wildlife including the big five, and very hospitable people. Nairobi, where the conference will be hosted, boasts of a national park in the capital city.
Currency: Kenyan Shilling
Official languages: Swahili, English
- Safari visit to the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations,
- Amboseli National Park, offering a view of Africa’s tallest Mountain,
- Mt Kilimanjaro, standing at 5,895m and Nairobi National Park, right in the heart of the city!
- “Nairobi” is a Maasai word which translates to “cool waters” reference to the Nairobi River which flows in the city.
Conference Venue, Travel & Accommodation
Kenya School of Monetary Studies
This conference facility is 23 minutes from Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) and approximately 12.3 kilometers via Thika Super Highway/A2.
The conference organizers are in no way responsible for any accommodation arrangements. However, for the convenience of delegates, a list of available places of accommodation has been generated where delegates can find reliable accommodation at considerable rates. There are many other places where accommodation is available within the Central Business District.
At the conference venue, accommodation is also available. The conference organizers have negotiated for subsidized rates for guests who may wish to be accommodated at the conference venue.
For further information regarding accommodation at the conference venue, enquiries can be made through the details below:
KENYA School of Monetary Studies
Nordin Road, Off Thika Road, Next To De La Rue Ltd Mathare N Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 20 8561177
Other places of accommodation close to the conference venue
Hotel La Mada
Hotel La Mada is a small boutique hotel located near the Karura forest approximately 8 Kms form the CBD.
The Hotel is surrounded by forest vegetation, has rich birdlife and monkeys and has a river running through it. Hotel La Mada is perfect for those wanting to be close to the city and still enjoy the beauty of nature. La Mada has only 35 rooms and several conference rooms.
Airport transfers are available from the hotel.
For reservations Contacts Tel: +254 722 208906 Tel: +254 789 994026
Safari Park Hotel & Casino
Nairobi’s famous resort and Africa’s largest and most exciting conference destination, an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Nairobi, the Safari Park Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with an inland beach and beautifully landscaped gardens, with a wide choice of international restaurants.
The Safari Park Hotel & Casino stands in 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens incorporating a wide variety of indigenous trees, and offering sanctuary to a startling array of birds and butterflies.
Garden City Mall
Located in Thika road, the Garden city mall is currently Kenya’s second largest mall after two-river mall. Here you can indulge in a perfect mix of shopping activities, eat & drink in cafes, wine & dine, movies, breakfast, and fast food. It’s absolutely a nice relaxed spot to visit on a weekend, with family and friends. Wide variety of choices for clothes, supermarkets, furniture, clinics, banks etc.
Mountain view Mall
Located right along Thika road a few yards from the Luke Hotel, Mountain view Mall is a great place to do business, entertainment and have some fun too during weekends. Business facilities include; salons, topnotch barbers, finance institutions, music school and more.
Thika Road Mall
Located off Exit 8 on the Thika Highway, opposite the Kasarani Sports Complex. It is open daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. It is among one of the largest shopping malls in E. Africa and you can be able to shop, eat, and do banking.
Moi International Sport Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Commonly known as the Safaricom Stadium is only a few minutes away from any Hotel along Thika Road. This stadium is multi-purpose featuring a sitting capacity of 60,000 with VIP lounges and an indoor arena of up to 5000pax, ideal for meetings, sporting and team building activities.
- Acacia Medical Center
Address: Ralph Bunche Road in Nairobi
- Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi
Address: 3rd Parkland Avenue, Nairobi
Head Office Kedong Hse 1st Flr
P.O Box 50443 – 00200
Ralph Bunche Rd
- Avenue Healthcare
Address: First Parklands Avenue Nairobi.
Email : email@example.com
- Nairobi Hospital
Telephone:+254 (20) 2845000
Address: Argwings Kodhek Road Nairobi
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenya School of monetary studies and all the Hotels Along Thika Road can be accessed from the airport through two alternate routes, through the Eastern Bypass (JKIA-Eastern Bypass-Thika Road- Preferred Accommodation Hotel/Facility) or (JKIA-Nairobi City-Thika Road)/
During rush hours (Early Morning 6.00am-11.00 AM) and in the evening (5.00PM-7.00PM), the bypass route is preferable due to traffic.
KANCO can organize pick up taxi at a subsided rate on request, however other options like Uber, Taxify and Little Cab are available.
Visa/ Visa Requirements
Nationals of the following countries do not need visas to travel to Kenya:
Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa prior to arrival in Kenya:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somali, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen
If your country is not listed above, visas can be obtained at the Airport (or any entry point) upon arrival for US$50 single entry or US$100 for multi entry.
It is advisable to obtain the visa from a Kenyan Embassy/High Commission in you country prior to departure. Where applicable, visa fees are as follows: – Transit Visa = US$20 per person; Reference Fee: US$10; Single Entry Visa= US$50 for three months (can be extended for a similar period) Multiple Journey Visa= US$100.
Also available is the East Africa tourist visa for US$100, valid for 90 days that will give you entry to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
Kenya introduced an e-Visa system from 2 July 2015. According to the government an application should be done at least 7 days in advance and visitors can stay for up to 90 days with e-visa
Visa on arrival is still available and visitors can stay for up to 90 days with this visa
Kenya and specifically Nairobi and its environs is generally a safe environment, however caution should be taken when travelling in the late hours.