Safety & Security in Kenya
Is Kenya safe to visit?
Yes, more than a million tourists visit Kenya every year and most visits are trouble-free. By avoiding the areas listed on travel alerts, Kenya is considered a safe travel destination, even more so if the purpose is an organized safari. Nairobi has had a bad reputation for a long time, so walking the city unaccompanied isn’t recommended. An overnight stay at a reputable hotel or an organized visit to one of the many attractions in or around the city is generally safe
Are there any extra fees that I will have to pay on top of the listed price?
No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. Unless specified as otherwise e.g: park fees not included
How much does it cost to do a private tour?
Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired trip.
How do we pay for our tour?
A deposit is required on confirmation to firm up the booking. Payment can either be done via bank transfer, cash or credit card payment but it attracts a 5% bank charge.
What do I need to bring?
Not much, remember our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you bring appropriate clothing to fit the season (see below under weather), sunblock and insect repellent.
Do I have to make a reservation or can I just show up?
Yes. Reservations and a deposit are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the necessary arrangements needed to ensure that your tour is executed perfectly, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours
Passport, visa and other entry requirements
What are the entry requirements in Kenya?
Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Kenya embassy to verify the information below is current.
However a passport is required for all foreign visitors and must be valid for at least six months. Passports must have a clean and a full visa page for endorsement.
Do we need a visa to enter Kenya?
Citizens of most countries require a visa to enter Kenya. A list of countries that don’t need a visa is available from the Kenya Immigration Department.
Where can we get our visa?
Visas can be obtained in advance from Kenyan embassies’ or high commissions. You can also apply through the online visa-application portal of the Kenyan Department of Immigration Services. A visa can also be obtained on arrival for which you pay cash (new notes only). Tourist visas are available for Kenya only, or East Africa (which covers entry to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda). See the Kenyan embassy website for the visa charges.
What are the seasons in Kenya?
January & February – During these months a dry spell in the rainy season occurs with less rainfall. How long the spell lasts and when it takes place, exactly, is unpredictable.
March, April & May – ‘Long rains’: These months get the most rain and there can be a downpour on a daily basis, although it seldom lasts the whole day. It’s very cloudy, especially in the highlands, including Aberdare NP and Laikipia Plateau. Humidity is higher and will be particularly noticeable in the coastal regions.
June, July, August, September & October – These are the coldest months. Temperatures vary significantly per region and because of their difference in altitude. Daytime temperatures are usually around 23°C/73°F at higher altitudes, such as the Maasai Mara, and 28°C/82°F at lower altitudes, such as the coastal areas. During the Dry season the sky is clear and days are sunny. Early morning temperatures at higher altitude are typically 10°C/50°F. It is advisable to pack warm clothing as morning game drives in open vehicles will be cold. There is very little rain in most of the country so these are the least humid months, making it the best time to stay at one of Kenya’s beautiful beaches.
November & December – ‘Short rains’: A period of unpredictable, short rains between November and December lasts about a month. The rain is sometimes heavy, but mostly falls in the late afternoon or evening, and will seldom have a negative impact on your safari.
Do we need any vaccinations when visiting Kenya?
Yes, anyone coming in to Kenya requires a yellow fever vaccination and a certificate to prove it. You will be asked to present it at immigration or on rare occasion the check in counter when boarding your flight to Kenya.
We also advice that our visitors should begin by taking anti-malaria prophylaxis two weeks before arrival in Kenya, throughout their stay and a minimum of three weeks after leaving Kenya; However it is not a requirement just a precaution.