The Kenyan currency is the shilling and exchange rates
with the dollar, pound and Euro
fluctuate so keep checking on this as you travel.
Money Matters: There are numerous banks and forex bureaus countrywide
where you can exchange your currency for Kenya shillings.
It is safer to travel with your ATM card than to carry around loads of cash.
A money pouch under your shirt is a safe way to go if you are carrying some cash.
In most hotels in Kenyan cities you can pay via credit card for your purchases.
It is only in the countryside and other remote areas that you
might need some cash, and sometimes you might be able to access this cash directly from
an ATM of an established bank only when you require it.
More on Money Matters
As you continue traveling and enjoying you safari in Kenya, it is important to note that in some places you will be charged 5% processing fees on your card. It wont hurt to always make sure you ask beforehand, if you plan to pay via credit card. It is good advice also to have some little local currency for small stuff that you may need. The local small shops will not process cards.