Given below is the procedure and dialing codes for making international calls to Kenya mobile or land line. While calling to Kenya from abroad, the dialing procedure is same whether you are calling from Land phone or cell phone.

The international dialing codes and dialing format to call Kenya is :

  • Landline: IDD + 254 (Country Code) + Area Code + Recipient's Number
  • Cellular: IDD + 254 (Country Code) + 9 Digits Cellular Number

IDD or International Direct Dial code is the exit code and is different for different countries

For example, to call Kenya (Kajiado) land line from United States, the number format is:
011 + 254 + 45 ??? ???
where 011 is the Exit code for United States, 254 is the ISD code for Kenya, 45 is the area code for Kajiado and ??? ??? is the 6 digits TEL # of the recipient.

Enter Country From Which You Want to Call Kenya

The International Subscriber Dialing Code (ISD Code) of Kenya is 254. ISD code is also know as country calling code.

Kenya ISD Code / Country Code 254

Calling Kenya From Abroad

Use the example below to know the rule for dialing a number in Kenya and make international calls to Kenya.

To Make International Calls to Kenya Dial

Exit code + 254 + Area code + Telephone Number

Exit code or access code of a country is the code which is necessary to make international calls from that country. Find the access code of the country from which you are dialing before calling Kenya. Use the Search box given below to find the area code of various cities and places in Kenya.

There are 27 area codes in Kenya. Kenya area codes usually have 1 or 2 digits. While calling Kenya from abroad, you need to dial the ISD code followed by the area code and finally the phone number. Given below is a list of area codes for calling Kenya's major cities/regions.

Find Area Code


* Ignore the number within bracket while calling Kenya from another country. The number within bracket is to be dialed along with area code only while calling within Kenya

CountryArea Code

Complete list of Kenya Area codes

When to Call Kenya - Time Difference between Kenya & Other Countries

While calling Kenya, having an idea about the local Kenya time at the time of your call will ensure that you are not calling someone during untimely hours. Use the Time Converter given below to know what time it is in Kenya. Enter the time in the country from where you are calling Kenya and find the corresponding local time in Kenya.

The Time Zone Converter

Given below is the current time in Kenya. Enter Your Timezone and Change the time in the textbox below to get corresponding time in Kenya. You can use this Time converter to find an appropriate time to make international calls to Kenya.

The Time Zone Converter
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How to make international calls to Kenya