There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Nadine, the 'expat mummy', left London in 2011 to move to Cape Town with her husband. After six years spent raising three kids and adjusting to Cape Town's slow pace, they left South Africa to settle in Kenya in 2017.  Having adapted to expat life in Kenya, and after living in Cape Town,… Read more
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. You can read her blog at About Tara Q: Where… Read more
There are now four cellphone service providers in Kenya: Safaricom, Zain, Orange, and the newest of the pack, Yu. Safaricom, Orange and Zain all provide unlocked cell phones (which are also available in big department and electronics stores), mobile phone services (SIM cards and prepaid minutes, or… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
The state of  healthcare in Kenya has deteriorated dramatically over the course of the last few decades, and it’s recommended expats take out private international health insurance to cover and protect themselves while living and working in the nation; taking special care to make sure their… Read more
Frances Woodhams has lived in East Africa for more than a decade, and she's been writing a blog about Nairobi expat life since the start in order to dispel any myths about Kenya living, such as those promoted by popular media like Out of Africa, White Masai, White Mischief! She wants to let people… Read more

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