Travel Information for Kenya

As the leading destination in Africa for wildlife safaris, Kenya has been welcoming overseas visitors for many years. For more travel information for visitors, click on the links below.

For details of how to get to Kenya, click on Airlines.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you have travel insurance in place as at time unexpected events or accidents can leave you with cancelled plans and significant unbudgeted expenses. We work with two reputable travel insurance providers with whom you can gain easy online quotations.

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Security

The Kenyan tourist circuit tends to be very safe for tourists. This has been due to concerted efforts by stakeholders to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay without any security concerns. There was however a period 3 to 4 years ago when insecurity on some of the circuits was of concern, but the underlying factors have since been effectively addressed.

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Visas

Visas are now required for most visitors to Kenya.

Visas can be obtained on arrival at the airport in Nairobi or Mombasa, but Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa prior to arrival in Kenya...

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Health

There are no compulsory vaccinations required for entry to Kenya unless you are arriving from an area infected with Yellow Fever, in which case a Certificate of Inoculation against Yellow Fever is required from travellers older than one year. Visitors coming from other countries in Africa where Yellow Fever may occur, including Tanzania and Zanzibar, require a Yellow Fever certificate.

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Climate

Kenya's climate varies across the country, from the tropical humidity of the coast, the dry heat of the savannah or semi-arid areas and the cool air of the highlands. Temperatures in these areas are fairly constant year round with an average of 27°C (80°F) at the coast, 21°C to 27°C (70°F to 80°F)...

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Airlines

You can easily search for the best airfares and availability of flights to Africa using our online booking facility ...

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Money

Kenya Currency, Credit Card and Bank Information

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Packing List

See our Packing List for a general guide on what to take on your safari. Where possible luggage should be kept to a minimum due to the space restrictions on light aircraft, but we are able to store excess baggage at our head office in Nairobi.

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Photography

As a basic guide we suggest that each person have their own camera, a 35mm or 5+ mega pixel digital camera. Interchangeable lenses are recommended, with a normal lens and a telephoto of at least 200 mm, although a 400 mm or more is preferable for close-ups and for photographing birds. Other lenses e.g. wide angle, macro etc., may be brought.

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Recommended Travel Products

Visit our Gamewatchers Safaris Store (powered by Amazon) for a selection of useful travel products and items to enhance your African safari experience.

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Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?
We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.
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