The information provided is applicable to most travellers from outside of the African continent and travelling to Kenya. Besides the Americans, Europeans, Australians, Canadians and Asians will find it valuable. However, should you have any concerns in regards to travel to Kenya, please contact us and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Additionally, a visa is required for American passport holders travelling to Kenya. If you are taking the Tanzania extension, a Tanzania Visa is also required and you must have a minimum of two blank visa entry pages in your passport. You are not required to apply for a double entry visa. You need to obtain a “Visitor’s Pass” on entering Kenya. The pass will specify the period of time the person is allowed to stay in Kenya and in this regard it will be until the last day of departure from Kenya. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations
Tourists wishing to visit Kenya need to apply for their visa online by visiting www.ecitizen.go.ke. Please note the following:
LEO AFRICA SAFARIS, Thika Road, PO Box 10546-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya, Office Tel: (254) 722 165655
Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
Please consult your personal physician or local public health authorities regarding taking anti-malaria pills. For passengers taking the Tanzania extension, Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is required. Any other health requirements or recommendations, please consult your own physician.
Kenya is located on the Equator. Generally speaking, the weather is temperate with average daytime temperatures in the 60’s – 80’s. However, at higher elevations, you may experience cooler temperatures, cool enough for a sweater at night year-round. In the arid, desert-like region like Samburu National Park, temperatures may be hotter.
You may dine at either of the hotels used on this tour or in another nearby restaurant recommended by your guide. Food costs in Kenya are very reasonable compared with the USA. An average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $10-15 a meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
Hotels, lodges and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange for your cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase), (max. 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece (no more than 18”x10”x8”). Due to the limited storage space in Safari vehicles, please pack light. If your luggage does not fit into the vehicle, you may store it in Nairobi. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.
Baggage allowance on domestic flights; The total baggage allowance for each passenger, inclusive of hand baggage and cameras, is 33 pounds. Excess baggage will only be carried, at the sole discretion of the captain of the aircraft, if the payload of the aircraft and/or space permits and will be charged at the prevailing rate for carriage of freight.
Rules to observe while on safari in Kenya;