Planning a visit to Kenya and not sure where to start? Well, luckily for you, you do not need a map and professional-level navigation skills. With a few handy apps and an adventurous spirit, you will be in for a real treat.
From the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya to the million-strong herds of the Mara, Kenya will fascinate you and make you feel right at home. With few travel restrictions, a calm political atmosphere and year-round attractions, the East African country has for years remained a popular tourist destination globally. Here are the four travel apps you should download when travelling to Kenya.
The Magical Kenya app is an amazing way to discover and explore Kenya’s hidden little safari gems. The iOS/Android application is a rich, detailed travel guide; a repository of information and the perfect travel companion while you explore the land of the big five. The app provides insights into numerous tourist attractions that include game parks, cultural sites, and breathtaking landscapes.
Think of it as a back pass to the enchanting East African nation. Whether you are planning a trip to Kenya, curious about what to expect, where to go and more, the app caters for all your needs in one convenient user-friendly interface. The app makes your vacationing experience better by;
- Helping you plan your trip: The mobile applications provides useful tips on where to go and popular activities to engage in while visiting Kenya.
- Acts as your local guide: Thanks to an inbuilt location feature, the Magical Kenya application connects visitors to local hotels, restaurants, entertainment spots and sites of interest.
As a bonus, the application allows users to create videos and includes sharing options to popular social media sites.
Trip Advisor must be by far the most downloaded travel mobile application. The app provides useful insights into where to eat, where to stay, popular tourist hotspots and perhaps its most useful feature, user reviews. The app offers an array of vital travel services such as online hotel and restaurant bookings, transportation, safari tours and itineraries, and lodging reservations.
Trip Advisor averaged 463 million monthly visitors in 2019 making it the most recognizable name in the travel business. The application and its sister website have varying versions in 48 markets and offers 28 language options. Collectively, Trip Advisor has 859 million reviews and user opinions.
These are spread out across 8.6 million travel/dining establishments. These include 1.4 million hotels, inns, lodges, and B&B establishments, 5.2 million restaurants,842,000 rental properties, and more than 1.1 million unique travel experiences globally.
Uber’s ever-growing presence in hundreds of cities across the globe is impossible to ignore. Hate it or love it, the California-based company is causing ripples and redefining the traditional taxi service. Uber is a multinational ride-hailing service that also includes peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, and food delivery. Whether you are planning a trip to Kenya, or looking for fast, efficient means of getting around, Uber allows you to compare ways to get around, and see what is happening near you. When traversing Kenya’s sprawling urban landscape, Uber would be a useful companion.
Uber allows visitors to Kenya access to safety features which include GPS tracking, 24/7 support, and emergency aid while you are traveling. When travelling to Kenya, a reputable cab hailing service is sure to put to rest any fears or concerns you might have about your urban commute around Nairobi.
It is common knowledge that hotels do not always offer the best prices. Enter Trivago, a service dedicated to comparing multiple hotel prices from multiple sites in one place. The Trivago application is your one-stop travel companion for hotel and restaurant reservations. All you need to do is type in all the required travel information and the search results will display names of hotels and how much each cost.
Kenya is host to a long list award winning hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues spread out across the country’s 580,367 square kilometers of wildlife rich territory. Depending on where and when you plan to visit, Trivago offers a comparison of the best possible deals on dining and accommodation. With Trivago, visitors get to compare the best prices and sample customer reviews. So, the next time you are planning a visit to Kenya, save time and money by finding your ideal vacationing destination with millions of reviews on Trivago.
Real-time translation applications are a lifesaver when travelling to a country like Kenya. The challenge, however, is that the apps continue to struggle with accuracy. Until now. Google translate remains a popular travel application thanks to its ability to cut through language barriers. It is in every aspect the leading online language translator.
Kenya currently recognizes Swahili and English as the two main National languages. While most Kenyans speak English, a good deal is better at Swahili and that is where Google Translate helps make your trip to Kenya much easier. Nothing can ever serve as substitute to true fluency when visiting a foreign nation. Continued improvements however mean we are etching closer to bridging this communication gap.
Google’s pioneering “neural machine translation” technology has resulted in unprecedented translation accuracy. When visiting Kenya, speaking fluent Swahili is a sure way to make the most out of your vacation and the easiest way to communicate with the locals. Google Translate has well over 500 million monthly users and translates 108 languages as at February 2020. The app also offers real-time camera translations.
You simply tap the camera icon on the app, aim your phone at the menu, sign, or whatever text you need translated. The application comes as a web browser plugin, standalone application, and keyboard extension.
Travelling to Kenya has its fair share of logistical challenges but with a few handy apps, you’ll have little to worry about. Whether its hotel and restaurant bookings, air ticket price comparisons, translation or more, there’s always an a that can help make your travel plans a little more efficient allowing you to focus on what’s important; savoring your well-deserved Kenyan safari.