Moving to Kenya
Last updated on Jun 11, 2023
Summary: Expats and digital nomads move to Kenya for its vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and excellent job opportunities. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Kenya are Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu. People looking for a place to live in Kenya can search online for rental properties, contact real estate agents, or look for postings on expat forums. Additionally, many expats and digital nomads find accommodation through word of mouth or by networking with other expats in the area.
What do I need to know before moving to Kenya?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kenya, they said:
"Choose a safe neighborhood with many expats. Gated compounds with security and alarm systems are good," explained one expat living in Mombasa, Kenya.
"Although Kenyans are generally good people, don't trust everyone. It's a very corrupt country. Oh, one more thing, don't be late to get home, car jacking and robbery at night are common," said one expat in Nairobi, the whole country.
How do I find a place to live in Kenya?
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
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