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When considering a move to a new country, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Kenya and would like to share your story.
Nadine, the British 'expat mummy' of three, made the move from Cape Town to Nairobi with her family in 2017. Despite the struggles of being a foreigner, Nadine appreciates the warmth of Kenyan culture. Enjoying writing, red wine and adventure, Nadine blogs extensively about expat parenting and general life in Kenya. Read about her expat life in Kenya.
Seasoned expat Tara Wambugu moved to Kenya with her husband and baby daughter in 2011. Now, more than four years later, they still call Nairobi home and Tara blogs about her experiences raising a family in this bustling African city. Find out more about her expat life in Kenya.
Jerry is a Canadian expat living in Kenya. He arrived in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi in 2010 and is loving the opportunities Kenya provides for him to pursue his professional photography business. Learn more about expat life in Jerry's expat interview.
Asia is a Polish expat who initially moved to Kenya for an internship position in 2007. She now lives in Mombasa and has worked in the tourism and real estate industries over the past few years. Asia finds the locals friendly and loves the fact that she is a five-minute walk from the beach. Read more about her expat life in Kenya.
Zeynep is a Turkish expat who moved to Kenya with her husband and two children in 2012. They moved to the capital, Nairobi, due to her husband’s job. Although she misses the daily comforts of home, Zeynep enjoys the weather and quiet surroundings of her new home in Nairobi. Read more about her expat experience in Kenya.
Rajeev Kalita is an Indian expat living in Kenya. He moved to the town of Kisumu to pursue a career as a Branch Sales Manager for Crown Paints Kenya Ltd. He enjoys the calm and peaceful nature of Kisumu, which is located on the banks of Lake Victoria, and offers some great advice about weekend breaks from the city. Read more about his expat experience in Kenya.
Frances Woodhams is a British expat who has made East Africa her home over the past 11 years, and now lives in Nairobi. She's found that life here is nothing like that suggested by Out of Africa or White Mischief. Read about the mostly pleasant realities of life in Kenya in her account of expat life in Kenya.
Are you an expat living in Kenya?
Expat Arrivals is looking for locals to contribute to this guide, and answer forum questions from others planning their move to Kenya. Please contact us if you'd like to contribute.
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