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

No, you do not need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from the United Kingdom to Kenya. In Kenya, people are using the same plugs and plug sockets as in the United Kingdom.

Kenya und United Kingdom compared
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United Kingdom
GOutlets of type GOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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Kenya
GOutlets of type GOutlets
240 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
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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
Power sockets

Which types of plugs are used in Kenya?

Kenya uses plugs of type G. As these are the same types of plugs used in the United Kingdom, you do not need a travel adapter in Kenya.

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 the United Kingdom. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in the United Kingdom:

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 the United Kingdom. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Kenya.

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