Travel Requirements for Kenya

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Known as the Cradle of Humanity for its links to early human life, Kenya conjures up images of water-bathing hippos, lions on the prowl, grassy plains, and khaki-clad photographers on safari. There’s no easier way to plan a trip to Kenya than by using the Web. With glossy travel magazines, guidebooks, tourism sites, and advice from fellow travelers at your fingertips, you can’t go wrong. We’ve sorted through the maze of information and collected comprehensive, accessible sites to take you from idea, to plan, to reality.

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Travel Requirements for Kenya

Start planning early. Organize your travel documents and vaccines and review general safety precautions to help your trip run smoothly. Learn as much as you can about the history and culture to ensure a more memorable and meaningful experience in Kenya.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The U.S. Embassy in Kenya was bombed in 1998, and Nairobi remains an area affected by crime and the threat of terrorism. Be aware of government warnings, which are listed in Consular Information Sheets provided by the state department before you arrive. You’ll also learn of recent criminal activity and high-risk areas for terrorism and kidnappings, as well as exit and entry requirements.
  • There is a high risk of catching malaria throughout Kenya. To protect yourself, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s section on “Malaria and Travelers.”
  • Kenya has two rainy seasons: one in November, and one from late March into early May. Roads are usually blocked during these periods. If you’re planning a safari, go during the dry season to see more animals; they’ll be gathered together wherever there’s a source of water.

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