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East Africa

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East Africa

East Africa



US $14.50


1 GB


7 Days

East Africa

East Africa



US $35.50


3 GB


10 Days

East Africa

East Africa



US $50.00


5 GB


15 Days

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eSIM East Africa

With its breathtaking landscapes, abundant animals you’ll see on safari, rich cultural experiences, and lovely beaches along the Indian Ocean coastline, East Africa, along with countries like Kenya, or Malawi is a fantastic holiday destination. Having access to the internet while in East Africa opens up a world of possibilities. You may share images of roving animals, research local attractions, stay in contact with loved ones’ back home, and much more.

Embedded SIM, also referred to as an eSIM, is a recently developed advancement in mobile communication. Mobile smartphones are replacing the standard, detachable SIM card with an eSIM.

An eSIM enables seamless access to several data plans without the need to physically swap SIM cards, facilitating convenient internet connectivity when traveling.

Travelers can economize by using an eSIM. Conventional physical SIM cards come with exorbitant roaming fees that can quickly add up and cause unforeseen expenses. The accessibility of cost-effective internet and data plans that do not include additional charges for using services outside of the home network relies on the provider's provision of eSIMs. By using your phone for both professional and recreational purposes, frequent travelers have the potential to substantially save on expenses.

Travelers to East Africa can reduce expenses on mobile data services by utilizing East Africa eSIM packages rather than purchasing local SIM cards.

You might be interested in our Kenya eSIMs or Malawi eSIM data plans.

Essentially, eSIMs offer visitors a convenient and cost-effective solution to access dependable mobile internet services, even while they are in faraway locations from their home.

Let’s take a look at how eSIM works in East Africa.

How do East African eSIMs work?

Utilizing eSIMs for connectivity during travel can prove quite advantageous in East Africa. In order to optimize the functionality of your eSIM, it is advisable to keep in mind a few useful recommendations.

Effectively controlling your data usage is crucial in order to prevent data shortages and avoid incurring additional charges. To monitor your data use, you have the option to utilize either your device or the package provided by an eSIM provider, like KnowRoaming.

Additionally, it is advisable to inquire about the availability of telecommunications services in remote regions, as maintaining connectivity might be difficult in such certain areas of East Africa.

Finally, in the event that you experience any challenges with your eSIM, such as problems with connectivity or the activation process, reach out to the customer care division of your mobile network provider for guidance and support.

Prior to purchasing an eSIM, it is crucial to verify the compatibility of your smartphone with this technology. Service providers typically display a comprehensive list of eSIM-compatible phones on their websites.

By adhering to these useful recommendations and ensuring that your smartphone is compatible with eSIMs, you may fully optimize your eSIM and experience a seamless trip to East Africa. Let’s take a look at how eSIMs work in East Africa.

How to activate your East African eSIM?

The process of installing and activating an eSIM is rather straightforward. An email containing comprehensive instructions for activating the eSIM will be sent to you.

To ensure a smooth setup process, we recommend installing your eSIM just before your departure, as installation requires a stable Internet connection, which might not be the case when you arrive in East Africa.

After you have installed your eSIM in your home country, you can turn the eSIM off until you reach East Africa. Activation of the eSIM package only occurs when you use your eSIM in East Africa.

Scan the QR code on the checkout page or the confirmation email you received from KnowRoaming, and accept and continue all prompts.

When you arrive in East Africa, follow these steps to activate your eSIM on your iOS or Android device:

On iOS devices

  • You need to first switch mobile data to your eSIM.
  • Go to Settings and tap on Mobile Data or Cellular Data.
  • On the Mobile Data page, tap on the Mobile Data option at the top.
  • Select your eSIM.
  • Turn on roaming for your eSIM.
  • On Android devices

  • Go to Settings on your phone.
  • Tap on Connections.
  • Tap on Sim Manager.
  • Tap on Mobile Data and set it to your eSIM.
  • When you arrive, go to Settings.
  • Tap on Connections.
  • Tap on Mobile Networks.
  • Turn on data roaming.
  • You are now ready to use the East African eSIM to connect with family and friends and surf the internet.

    In order to ensure a seamless installation process, it is imperative that you have a functioning internet connection while installing your eSIM.

    Upon activation, you will have immediate access to messages, and data, depending on the plan you have selected.

    If you encounter any difficulties throughout the installation procedure, do reach out to the KnowRoaming support staff.

    Why Choose KnowRoaming?

    If you are a traveler who values efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and memorable experiences, a more sophisticated strategy is necessary instead of relying on traditional roaming methods. Reject costly international roaming charges, slow internet connections, and sudden data exhaustion precisely when you require it the most, and embrace KnowRoaming.

    Our holiday eSIM offers a variety of cost-effective choices that cater to your specific requirements and financial limitations. You have the flexibility to modify your plan based on your usage, timeframe, and location.

    In addition, you have the flexibility to replenish your data allowance at any given moment or place without being bound by a contractual agreement or incurring additional charges.

    KnowRoaming provides eSIM plans that grant access to over 200 global destinations. If you intend to travel to many nations or regions, a single international eSIM will be sufficient.

    The proficient support personnel are available to promptly assist you in case you encounter any difficulties while activating your eSIM.

    Visit our website for comprehensive customer service information on eSIM from KnowRoaming.

    The navigation is simple, making it easy to find what you are looking for. The "Frequently Asked Questions" area provides solutions to most setup and problem-related questions.