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

It is a requirement that all our customers travelling to Africa should have travel insurance which includes cover for medical treatment and emergency air evacuation within the country. We work with two reputable travel insurance providers from whom you can gain online quotations to book your travel insurance if you do not already have this in place.

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We wish to ensure that you enjoy your stay in Kenya without any undue concerns about safety and security. The tourism industry in Kenya takes visitor safety very seriously and considers all aspects of the tourist's stay in Kenya. For this reason, the industry created a Safety and Communication Centre under the auspices of the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF), which is operated 24hrs a day to monitor visitor safety and to liaise closely with the security agencies in Kenya.
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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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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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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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Whether you are looking for cheap flights to Nairobi, the latest flight offers to Kilimanjaro or special deals to any African destination, it is easy to find the best airfares for your trip.

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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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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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