Airfare

Kenya Airways is offering special discounted fares to Nairobi for the conference. The online code is ASAA2019

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Letters of Invitation

The ASAA will provide a letter of invitation to assist individuals in expediting visas and securing funding. A request for a letter of invitation can be made by completing the online form.  Please note: requests require 4-5 weeks to process. Requests received after September 30, 2019, are not guaranteed to be processed.

Accommodations

A list of nearby accommodations can be found here. We will be organizing bus pick-up from some of these accommodations and will keep participants updated as those plans are finalized.

Vaccinations

Check that you have all the vaccinations you may need including a Yellow Fever Certificate. You may be required to carry yellow card when arriving to Nairobi depending on what country you are traveling from. Check out this link for more information.

Electricity

Kenya uses Electric plug G240V50Hz. Traveling toKenyayou will need to use electric travel adapter G also know as the standard British 3-pin rectangular blade plug or the “13-amp plug.”

Ebola

To date, there have been no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Kenya. For additional information on the Ebola virus, visit the CDC’s Ebola website, the World Health Organization’s Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response webpage.

Cash/ATMs

ATMs are readily available in Nairobi. Visa is more widely used than Mastercard. If you want to use M-Pesa, Kenya’s world-renowned mobile money system, register when you purchase a Safaricom SIM card (upon arrival in country).

Transportation

  • Matatus are a very affordable way to move around the city like a local and relatively safe to take during the day, but not usually at night. Nairobi matatu map here: http://www.digitalmatatus.com/
  • For better or worse, Uber and other ride-hailing apps (Bolt and Little Cab) have taken the city by storm. You can call one from the airport upon arrival.
  • Boda-boda / piki pikis are also a popular way to get around, especially in some of the neighborhoods (note that they are not able to get into CBD). Ride-hailing apps like SafeBoda have made them a convenient way to get around Nairobi traffic. (Follow Nairobi traffic live updates at Ma3Route.com).

Weather

October weather in Nairobi is usually quite mild with an average high of 24 degrees Celsius and a low of 13 degrees Celsius. You can find the latest weather forecast here. Do carry a rain jacket or umbrella, as there is a likelihood of rain.

Visiting Kenya

If you are able to stay longer in Nairobi/Kenya, we highly recommend it! We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding things to do and places to visit. Find more information and ideas here.