Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Kenya?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Kenya. In Kenya, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Kenya und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Kenya
GOutlets of type GOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Kenya?

Kenya uses power plugs of type G. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Kenya.

Country information

About Kenya

Flag: About Kenya

Kenya is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 45.9 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 580 000 km². The capital of Kenya is Nairobi (2.8 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English and Swahili.

The neighbors of Kenya are Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

TLD: .keCurrency: KESCountry calling code: +254Country Code : KE
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Kenya?

The voltage in Kenya is 240 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Kenya, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Kenya?

The utility frequency in Kenya is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Kenya.