Passports are required by all foreign visitors and must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the intended length of your trip.
It is essential to have a minimum of two blanks, consecutive pages for every country you’ll be visiting. This excludes Amendment and Endorsement pages.
This is serious, if you do not have the specified blank pages, you’ll be denied boarding of your flight before you even start your trip!
Visas may also be required for Kenya counting on the nationality of your passport. it’s is your responsibility to see the entry visa requirements with the individual embassy of every country you plan to visit before departure.
Some visas are available upon arrival, however, we do recommend where and if possible to get them before departure as there are often longs lines to get visas on arrival.
MULTIPLE ENTRY VISAS to KENYA aren’t available upon arrival and must therefore be obtained through a Kenyan Embassy or visa service before you allow on your trip.
If you’re a parent/guardian traveling with a minor (aged 18 or younger), you want to be in possession of a licensed letter of consent from the non-accompanying parent or guardian.
Visa Stamps In Passports Upon Arrival In Each Country:
Please check the dates that the officials stamp into your passports to form sure the allotted time for your stay is correct before you walk off from the counter.
On occasion, people are given incorrect increments of your time to remain within the country concerned creating tons of unnecessary aggravation and inconvenience.
We also suggest that before you depart on any international trip that you simply take a photograph of the knowledge page of your passport also as any visas on your telephone and share it with a loved one or friend via text or email just in case you lose your passport!
Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. It’s hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland, and really dry within the north and northeast parts of the country.
The average annual temperature for the coastal town of Mombasa is 70F minimum and 86F maximum.
The capital city, Nairobi is 55F minimum and 78F maximum.
There is lots of sunshine all year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it’s usually cool in the dark and early in the morning.
The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December.
Coolest months? June through September.
Warmest months? December through March.
Most dietary requirements (kosher, vegetarian Hindu, etc) are often organized provided we request them well beforehand. you want to remember that a lot of the game lodges you’ll be visiting are actually within the middle of nowhere so if you’re not very specific beforehand you’ll just go hungry! you can’t just head out to the closest restaurant – you’re within the African bush. Please also allow us to know if anyone in your group is going to be celebrating a birthday or anniversary or other special occasions!
Laundry service is available at most hotels and lodges throughout Kenya. Prices will vary per hotel/lodge. However in most camps/game lodges throughout Kenya, the washing is done by hand and sun-dried so please allow between 24-48 hours for completion.
Do not take anything with you that is not replaceable or anything that you would be devastated to lose! Most airports today do offer plastic wrapping of bags for a small fee. If you will be traveling in vehicles and small aircraft with limited luggage capacity, it is a requirement that you have a soft bag without wheels. Maximum weight 15kg (33lbs). This weight allowance includes hand luggage. No hard suitcases will be allowed! Luggage restrictions vary between airlines/countries and aircraft. Please check with your travel consultant with regard to weight restrictions and quantity/size of bags permitted.
Yes, you are going to a photographer’s paradise wherever you go in Kenya so do take plenty of memory cards to record your trip. They will not always be readily available everywhere you go. So to avoid disappointment take a lot with you as well as spare batteries for flashes etc.
Yes, a good pair of strong binoculars is a must on safari, especially if you are a keen birder or “twitcher”. Trust us, we know.
Although tap water may be fine in most areas for bathing and brushing teeth, we recommend that you drink bottled water at all times.
Yellow fever: Kenya falls into a yellow fever region of Africa. It is imperative that you obtain a yellow fever vaccination at least 10 days prior to arrival in a yellow fever region. Failure to produce an official yellow fever vaccination certificate upon arrival in Kenya may result in you being denied entry. Additionally, other countries may deny entry or re-entry without proof of yellow fever vaccination after a visit to a yellow fever region. For more on yellow fever go to cdc.Gov malaria:
We highly recommend that you take precautions against malaria. Your physician will be able to assist you with a prescription for prophylaxis for malaria prior to your arrival in the malaria-infested area. Tips on avoiding malaria: take a prescription antimalarial drug. Use insect repellent liberally and wearing long pants and sleeves to prevent mosquito bites. Sleep in air-conditioned or well-screened rooms or use bednets. To maximize the benefit of inoculations/immunizations we suggest you see a healthcare provider at least 4–6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect.
The mission of Kenya Wild Parks is to help visitors discover and experience Kenya’s Game Parks, Reserves, and Conservancies with a mission as well as conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
We provide luxury travel special packages for families, couples, and singles, as well as ensuring that only local guides and responsible partners are used, ensuring that your hard-earned money goes to those who deserve it and who help protect Kenya’s stunning parks, reserves, and conservancies. We also partner with individuals, local communities, government agencies, and private businesses to protect the natural landscapes that harbor the diversity of plant and animal life in Kenya.