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.

Updated Covid19 Travel Requirements By Destination

Covid19 Travel requirements by destination;  Check back frequently for the latest COVID-19 travel and specific testing requirements for your destination. You are required to get to the airport with the appropriate travel documents.

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Porini Safari Merchandise

For the first time ever, you can now own our quality merchandise worn by our guides in the field. This merchandise is inspired by the adventure-seeking style of an African Safari. Colors: distressed green with logo (name embroidery can be done upon request at extra charge.)

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Frequently Asked Questions
With such a bewildering array of information about safaris on websites, brochures and in the media, it can be quite difficult to find answers to what you would like to know. See our Frequently Asked Questions section for some of the more common queries we receive and our answers.
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Travel Insurance

It is a requirement that all our clients travelling to Africa should have travel insurance which includes cover for medical treatment and emergency air evacuation.

We are pleased to offer  the  JWS Travel Policy through JW Seagon with whom we now have an arrangement to book  this for our clients at competitive prices.

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Free Safari-Planning Resources

Useful information and guides to help you plan the best possible safari and prepare for your trip by learning about the wildlife that you will see.

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Safari Travel Tips & Advice

To help you get the very best out of your wildlife safari experience (and to ensure you make the most out of your time and budget) we have put together our “top tips” to consider when planning your trip.

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Reference Maps

Useful maps of Kenya showing the key areas, towns, roads, National Parks, Reserves, Conservancies and the location of our Porini Safari Camps and Gamewatchers Adventure Camps.

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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 no longer are required for visitors to Kenya. Instead ALL visitors  must apply for the  Republic of Kenya Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA). This section gives further information on eTA and how to apply.

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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 Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda 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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You can easily search for the best airfares and availability of flights to Africa using our online booking facility …

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Kenya Currency, Credit Card and Bank Information

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Safari 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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Recommended Reading List

To help prepare you for your safari adventure we’ve compiled a selection of our favourite books and guides.

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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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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.