On this article, we are going to list some of the best Android travel apps that you should download if you are planning to visit Kenya anytime soon. There are many travel apps, but sorting the best ain’t that easy, so we have done a comprehensive research to come with a list of apps that will help you plan your trip, find friends, get directions, convert currency and most importantly move around while in Kenya.
1. Google Translate
With this app, you can translate text, handwriting, photos, and speech in over a hundred languages. If you are a foreigner, it will help you a lot in translating ”Swahili’ to your language.
Sometimes hotels can be expensive, Airbnb will cater for your accommodation needs at a much cheaper price than what your favourite hotel would ask for and it offers the unique proposition of a unique local experience. In simple terms, Airbnb connects hosts and travellers.
All you need to do is to register and fill up your profile. Then you can explore the options in the place where you want to stay in Kenya. Currently, Airbnb is providing their services in roughly 35,000 cities and in 200 countries around the world; so it’s a reliable service.
3. XE Currency
This app will help you in the conversion of currency. One good thing about XE currency is the fact that it updates its rates every minute, so you always have the most accurate information and can be used offline in areas with no internet connection.
4. Uber/ Taxify
These are the most established cab companies in Kenya at the moment. They will connect you to an affordable ride anywhere, anytime. No need to make a reservation. One tap and a friendly driver comes directly to you! I would recommend Taxify because it’s way cheaper than Uber.
This is one of the best Android apps that will help you find some of the best restaurants, hotels, fun activities and tourist destinations in the country. Its reviews and opinions on various listed places make it an important app because of their accuracy and honesty. Generally, the more reviews a particular topic has, the more accurate it will be!
6. Google Maps
This app will help you navigate to different parts of the country without being lost. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, views of streets (Street View) and real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic).
7. Sky Scanner
This app will help you to find the cheapest flight to and from Kenya. It is simple, fast and free to use, so finding your flights to Kenya will be much easier.
Voted many times as the best weather app, WeatherBug will help you to get real-time forecasts (current, hourly and 10-day).
The people we meet change our lives. A friend, a date, a romance, or even a chance encounter can change someone’s life forever. Tinder will help you to to create new connections while in Kenya. Unlike real life, on Tinder, you only get messages from the people you’re interested in.
This is the most popular communication app in Kenya. You can download it to help you chat with the people you have just met, friends and relatives.