Although it is possible to obtain a visa at the port of entry at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, it is advisable to get a visa before travelling as there can be very long queues at the airport. The fee for obtaining a visa at the point of entry is USD50 for Ordinary Visa.

Nationals of most countries who require a visa to enter Kenya can apply for an eVisa via . More information on the eVisa application can be found at:

Nationals of the following countries require a referral visa: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Formerly North Korea), Eritrea, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan and, Yemen. ICRAF will assist travelers with the procedure. For assistance, contact Ira Vater (

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), ICRAF’s accredited taxi drivers will await travelers who will be driven to the hotels. For ease of identification, the driver will be carrying a pager board bearing the traveler’s name and ICRAF (see transfer information below).

In case of need, kindly call Caroline (+254 725 899689) or Jennifer (+254 724 678648) at ICRAF, for advice.


Transfers to and from the airport, as well as daily transfers between the hotel and ICRAF, are covered by SPIA and PIM.

To and from the airport:

Transfers will be organized to and from the airport to the four block-booked hotels for arrivals and departures during the conference week only. Participants arriving early or departing later, due to other commitments, are expected to organize their own transfer.

Based on the flight information of participants, which should be communicated to Ira Vater (, a transfer schedule will be set up and shared by email.

Between the hotels and ICRAF:

Daily transfers will be organized on 6, 7 and 8 July between the four block-booked hotels and ICRAF.

Based on the hotel information of participants, which should be communicated to Ira Vater (ira.vater(at), a transfer schedule will be set up and shared by email.


Nairobi is situated in Kenya's Central Highlands region and enjoys pleasant weather for most of the year. In winter (June, July) the temperatures are most comfortable and it's very dry.

The average temperature in Nairobi in July is mild at 15.5 °C (60 °F). Afternoons can be fairly warm with average high temperatures reaching 20°C (68 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally mild with an average low of 10°C (50 °F).

Click here to check the current weather forecast for Nairobi, Kenya


The local currency is Kenya Shillings. The exchange rate is roughly Kshs.101.18 to USD 1 and Kshs.115.47 to EUR 1. USD, EUR and other currencies may be changed at the hotel or currency exchange bureaus. ICRAF campus has a bank as well.