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.
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. The Kenya Tourism Federation represents the leading tourism trade associations comprising the Kenya Associations of: Tour Operators (KATO), Hotelkeepers and Caterers (KAHC), Travel Agents (KATA), Budget hotels (KBHA), Air Operators (KAAO), Ecotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK), as well as Mombasa and Coast Tourism Association (MCTA).
The KTF Safety Centre is the brainchild of these Associations.
The Safety and Communication Centre is manned by well-trained staff who are at hand to attend to any issues of concern to tourists. These include security, health, road conditions, travel advisories and updates etc. Gamewatchers safaris is a member of the Safety and Communication Centre and is regularly updated on issues that are of importance to them.
There is a 24hr TOURIST HELPLINE (020 - 604767) where one can seek assistance in case of need. Gamewatchers Safaris is connected directly to the Centre by HF radio which makes access while on safari very easy.