FAQ

What visas are required for travel to Kenya?


U.S. and Canadian citizens are required to have a visa to enter Kenya. Your Kenya visa is best obtained upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport (NBO). This is a very easy and cost effective way to obtain your visa and we highly recommend it. Just follow the signs for visa on arrival at NBO upon your arrival for your Kenya Wildlife Safari. The present cost is $25 USD per person, per visa. However in April 2009, Kenya announced that they will waive the visa fee for children under 16. Payment needs to be exact USD $25 in USD. Note that credit cards, Canadian dollars, traveler’s checks, and personal checks are not accepted. There are no passport photos required.


Are vaccinations required for Kenya safari tours?


Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter Kenya only if arriving from a yellow fever affected area. Kenya and Tanzania are yellow fever affected areas so arrival into Kenya from Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination. No other immunizations are required. The CDC recommends that all travelers to East Africa be up-to-date on vaccinations for measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT), poliovirus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever and typhoid; however, you should consult with your personal physician.


How much luggage can guests bring on a Kenya safari?


Guests are limited to one soft-sided bag per person. Luggage is carried with guests in the vehicles on all transfers. Because we will be flying from the Mara to Nairobi, there is a strict 33 lb. limit for luggage. Bags must be soft-sided. International Expeditions takes no responsibility for overweight bags or charges for them.