Located to the East of Africa at 1 00 N, 38 00 E traversed by the world’s main latitude – the Equator, Kenya’s position among the re-known wildlife safari destinations in Africa  has been prominent overtime and is still set to stretch further. With Nairobi as her main capital city, Kenya features a geographical spread of 581,309km2 inhabited by about 45million people.

Kenya features extensive savannah vegetation with exceptions of Indian Ocean coastline and Lake Victoria Shores which are humid, highland of Mount Kenya with snow cover and the semi-arid landscapes close to border of Somalia and Ethiopia.  This type of vegetation has facilitated the establishment of a range of National Parks that apparently shelter counts of wildlife forming a rich ground for safaris in Kenya.

kenya-indian-oceanWith a count of 21 National Parks namely; Mount Kenya National Park, Amboseli National Park, South Island National Park, Saiwa Swamp National Park, Sibiloi National Park, Ruma National Park, Oldonyo Sabuk National Park, Ndere Island National Park, Mount Longonot National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Mount Meru National Park, Mount Marsabit National Park, Kora National Park, Chyulu National Park, Central Island National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Nairobi National Park, Aberdare National Park and Hells Gate National Park, Kenya presents an extensive wilderness experience of a typical African country.

The National Game Reserves including; Arawale National Reserve, Bisanadi National Reserve, Boni National Reserve, Buffalo Springs Sanctuary, Dodori National Reserve, Kakamega National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, Lake Bogoria National Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Mwea National Reserve, Shimba National Reserve, Witu Forest Reserve and Tina River Primate Reserve also bring in an addition to the mainstream of the Kenya Safari products.

Besides the tours to Kenya’s Game Parks and National Reserves, the country features historical and cultural sites in Mombasa and the Lamu City to the Indian Ocean Coast like Fort Jesus and the Maasai Villages. The traditional Maasai feature an ancient culture of nomadic pastoralism where they thrived in the verdant bush with their cows and the wild game.

  • Amboseli National Park

    Amboseli National Park
    Amboseli National Park initially known as Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve is positioned in Kajiado County covering 39,206 ha though in a greater Transboundary ecosystem that spreads to 8,000km2.

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    Lake Nakuru National Par

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    Lake Nakuru National Park was established in the year 1961 covering 188km2 surrounding Lake Nakuru within the close reach of Nakuru town. The park is famously known for its enormous counts of Flamingos which is its greatest attraction.

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    Maasai Mara National Reserve

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    The Maasai Mara National Reserve is known to be the largest in Narok County in the destination Kenya adjoining the Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. The National Park is named after the Maasai people who are the native settlers of the land with their description of it when viewed at a distance (Mara) as Spotted (Maa) explaining its tree circles, savannah, scrub and shadows of cloud in the area.

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    Samburu National Reserve

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    Samburu National Reserve is positioned on the banks of Ewaso Ngíro River overlooking the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The Samburu National Reserve stretches to 165km2 in size and is at 350km2 distance from the country’s capital Nairobi in Samburu County lying at an altitude level of 800 to 1230m above sea level.

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    Tsavo East National Park

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    Tsavo East National Park is noted to be among the largest and oldest National Parks in the destination Kenya stretching to 13,747km2. Positioned in the semi-arid area initially referred to as Taru Desert, Tsavo National Park was established in 1948 close to Voi town in the Taita-Taveta County named after the Tsavo River that flows from west to east of the park.

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  • Kenya Wildlife Safari Packages in Kenya

    2 Days Short Kenya Safari to Maasai Mara National Park

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    The 2 Days Short Kenya Safari to Maasai Mara National Park is a perfect minibreak safari package that allows you to break off from the bustling urban life of Nairobi or distant places if you opt to fly in. Masaai Mara National Park is one of the prime destinations in ...

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    3 Days Maasai Mara Great Wildebeest Migration Safari

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    The Great Migration as it has been popularly referred is one of the greatest natural spectacles on global scale with the movement of wildebeest given as continuous every year from the month of June to November exploring the natural open grasslands of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park and Serengeti National Park.

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    4 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari to Maasai Mara & Lake NakuruNational Parks

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    The 4 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari to Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Parks is one of the best Kenya short safari packages that combine wildlife, culture, scenery and birding to derive ultimate Africa safari memories. The safari features rewarding game drive in Maasai Mara a home to the Big five, countless numbers of Wildebeests, Zebras among others, the tour to the Maasai people who are the indigenous inhabitants of the land with their great traditions.

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    6 Days Wildlife & Cultural Safari in Kenya

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    The 6 Days Wildlife & Cultural Safari in Kenya is an impressive encounter in the Kenya’s wilderness. Exploring the rolling landscapes of Amboseli National Park with the magical views of the towering Kilimanjaro Mountains which is the highest on Africa, the remarkable flamingo encounter on Lake Nakuru, the unforgettable wild game viewing in the plains of Maasai Mara and the cultural encounter .

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    7 Days Classic Safari in Kenya

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    7 Days Classic Safari in Kenya allows you to explore some of the best destinations in the nation of Kenya. Commencing and ending in Nairobi, the safari features Amboseli National Park with its remarkable plains that end in the towering Kilimanjaro Mountains presenting one of the best views in the world.

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    8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration

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    The 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration features most of the rewarding destination in Kenya including the Amboseli National Park, the Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara National Park. The safari feature great wildebeest migration, the flamingo viewing, the chimpanzee viewing, game viewing including the big five namely the lion, elephant, Buffalo ...

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    12 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari

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    The 12 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari is one of the extended Kenya safari packages that features a range of destinations including Samburu Game Reserve with its rolling semi-arid landscapes, the Mount Kenya landscape, the Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park with its counts of flamingoes, Maasai Mara National Park ...

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    13 Days Wildlife Safari in Kenya

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    The 13 Days Safari in Kenya involves wild game viewing in the open savannah of Tsavo east, the savannah woodland of Tsavo west, the magical sceneries of Kilimanjaro Mountain as seen from Amboseli National Park, the traditional rangelands of the Maasai pastoralists ...

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    14 Days Magical Kenya Wildlife Safari

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    The 14 Days Magical Kenya Safari is a comprehensive safari package that incorporates, wild game viewing, culture, recreation and adventure. Commencing and ending in Nairobi, the safari takes you to semi-arid landscapes of Samburu National Park, Sweet waters Reserve ...

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  • Kenya Entry and Exit Requirements  

    Passport

    One has to be in possession of a valid passport issued by the respective country of origin. This passport must have at least six (6) months of functionality from the proposed date of entry into Kenya.

    The passport should have a clean blank page where the Visa stamp can be put. Kenya also accepts the British passports with 12 month period extension by the British embassies and consulates under the measures established in the year 2014. Also, the United Kingdom Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) can be used to enter and exit Kenya along with Airside transit but these have to valid for six (6) months as well.  Other documents like the Seaman’s Discharge Book are also accepted.

    Kenya Visa

    Kenya offers online Visa application arrangement from which the unique confirmation number is given to the respective persons. However, manual application can as well be used at the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate in the respective country.

    The Single Tourist Visa for Kenya costs $50 per person and is valid for 90 days from the date of entry. Other Kenya Visas include; Multiple Entry priced at $100, Single Transit Visa valid for 3 days priced at $20 and the East African Single Tourist Visa priced at $100 allowing one to visit the destinations of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda for a period of 90 days without paying again.

    However, children below 16 years travelling with their parents are waived of the Visa fees.

    The Kenya Visa application process takes a maximum of fourteen (14) working days from the date of application and the Single tourist visa if granted is limited to leisure and visiting family and friends thus avoiding any form of work.

    Kenya Visa Exemptions

    • Barbados
    • Maldives
    • Lucia
    • Belize Malta
    • Swaziland
    • Botswana
    • Mauritius
    • Seychelles
    • Brunei Darussalam
    • Namibia
    • The Gambia
    • Burundi
    • Nauru
    • Tanzania
    • Cyprus
    • Papua New Guinea
    • The Bahamas
    • Dominica
    • Rwanda
    • Tonga
    • Fiji Island
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Ghana
    • Samoa
    • Tuvalu
    • Grenada
    • Kitts and Navis
    • Uganda
    • Jamaica
    • Sierra Leona
    • Vanuatu
    • Kiribati
    • Singapore
    • Zambia
    • San Marino
    • Lesotho
    • Solomon Islands
    • Zimbabwe
    • Malawi
    • South Africa (For less than 30 days stay)
    • Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Malaysia (For less than 30 days stay)
    • Ethiopia  

     Kenya Referred Visa Cases

    The travelers in possession of the United States with U.S Refugee Travel Documents issued by the Department of Homeland Security, Green Card holders, permanent residents and the nationals of the below mentioned countries will have the travel application referred to the Director of Immigration Services in Nairobi to be approved.

    • Afghanistan
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Cameroon
    • Democratic People's Republic of Korea (Formerly N. Korea)
    • Eritrea
    • Iraq
    • Kosovo
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Mali
    • Palestine
    • Senegal
    • Somali
    • Syria
    • Tajikista

    Vaccination

    Kenya requires the Yellow fever vaccination and the certificate might be requested upon entry into Kenya from the Nationals of the Yellow Fever transmission risk countries.