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Information on Kenya Travel

The Republic of Kenya located in East Africa, lying along the Indian Ocean at the equator,The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and the second among the highest mountain peaks in Africa. Kenya has a tropical climate,s hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country. There is however a lot of rain between March and May (the long rains), and moderate rain in October and November (the short rains). The temperature remains high throughout these months.

The country receives a great deal of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rain season occurs from April to June. The short rain season occurs from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.

All incoming visitors to Kenya (except East African Citizens) will now require a visa, irrespective of nationality.
Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa prior to arrival in Kenya: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Cameroon, Pakistan, North , Korea, Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan Azerbaijan, Senegal.
The following require visas and may obtain visas upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport:
1. Malta
2. Ireland
3. Malaysia
4. Canada
5. Mozambique
click here to view countries that require visa if you are from kenya
If your country does not appear above, visas can be obtained at the Airport upon arrival, however, it is advisable to obtain the visa from the nearest Kenyan Embassies/High Commissions abroad prior to departure. Where applicable, visa fees are as follows, but the price keep on changing:
Transit Visa = US$20 per person
Single Entry Visa= US$50 for three months
(extendable for a similar period)
Multiple Journey Visa= US$110

e-visa information

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On health the following are the recommended vaccinations for Kenya:
Hepatitis A
Typhoid
Yellow fever*
Polio
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Meningitis
Tetanus
Diphtheria

* Certificate required for entry into, or travel between, some African countries.

Always choose food that has been freshly and thoroughly cooked, and is served hot. Avoid seafood. Raw fruit and vegetables tend to be very difficult to sterilise: don't eat them unless they have been carefully and thoroughly washed in clean water, or are easy to cut open or peel without contaminating the flesh. In the tropics, the easiest and safest fruits are bananas and papayas. Do not be afraid to reject food you consider unsafe, to ask for something to be prepared specially, or to skip a meal. Drink only bottled water, and do not expose your self to too much direct sunlight, t is essential to drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol, coffee, or strong tea, which are diuretics and cause increased water loss). There is a very high risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are widely available,
Finally Make sure your health insurance covers you for medical expenses abroad. If not, supplemental insurance for overseas coverage, including possible evacuation, should be seriously considered. All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic a few weeks before departure.