Kenya
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Kenyans are a friendly people with an excellent sense of humor. Tourism is a huge part of the country's income—as such, tourists are made to feel very welcome here. Local languages spoken are English and Swahili. Phrases you'll hear include jambo (hello), habari? (how are you?), asante sana (thank you very much), and karibu (welcome). Learning a few Swahili words is highly recommended—even though English is widely spoken, it always delights locals to hear visitors having a go. The local currency is the Kenyan shilling. It's usually easiest to get cash on arrival in Kenya as there are plenty of cash machines in Nairobi and a couple at Jomo Kenyatta airport. Credit cards are widely accepted in Nairobi, but if you're heading out of town, take some cash.