Discussion in 'Kenya' started by Bonnys, Apr 18, 2013.
1 US Dollar = 84 Kenyan Shilling
The daily rate for taxi hire in Nairobi is around $60 (Ksh5000) so $90 is way above the going rate. Whichever price you pay, taxis will take around most attractions of Nairobi like the Giraffe Centre, Sheldrick Elephant orphanage, Bomas of Kenya, etc ; Some even may take you to the Kibera Slum, but why would anyone want to go there it's somebody else's guess.
The easiest way to get around Nairobi is to hop in a taxi, but the funnest way to see the city is on a matatu (mini-bus). Locals use matatus all the time to move from one town to the other and many tourists get on them. The experience of being on a matatu is memorable because they're painted in crazy colors. Rides usually cost 30 KES (30 cents), which makes them really, really cheap.
Yes, $80 sounds about right to hire a taxi driver. You could also email a cab company like JimCab, JATCO or Express Travel (the latter is a travel agency but does transfers and tours in Kenya) for a quote.
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