My top tips on getting wifi in Kenya
Wifi in Kenya is kind of difficult and can be pretty temperamental. There are two main networks that were in use at the time I was there. These were Orange and Safaricom. I found the Safaricom was the better out of the two. You managed to get a decent signal in most locations whereas the Orange network struggled to find signal. I bought a wifi box from safaricom. My top tips on getting wifi in Kenya then…
Wifi box from Safaricom
The wifi box was fantastic. When I bought it the salesman set it all up for me and all I had to do was top it up when I ran out of data. This was super cheap to do and the data lasted ages, however I was sharing my box with a friend so the data ran out twice as fast. The wifi box could connect ten devices at any one time. However this did affect the wifi speed.
Free wifi at airport
Many airports around the world have free wifi throughout there airports. Nairobi International Airport was no different. However it was only a free 15 minutes for every customer and then you had to buy some data. So although they limited the free wifi you could use, I was still able to message back home and tell my family that I was safe and I was going to be boarding my flight shortly.
Free wifi in restaurants
Finding somewhere to have a bite to eat as well as wifi wasn’t to difficult in bigger towns. This was good because not only was the food good at the places I stopped, the wifi connection and internet speed were great. I also found this to be the case in Bangkok where bars and restaurants would offer free wifi.