Frequently Asked Question
Kenya tends to be quite secure for tourists especially within the tourist circuits. You do however need to observe the basic precautions i.e. avoid walking in dark/isolated areas at night, do not wear flashy jewelry, avoid carrying valuables around, etc.
We have long rains in April and May and the short rains in November. However these are not confined to the months allocated. We have three (3) distinct tourist seasons: High Season; this is between July-September, December-March. The weather is dry and the roads are accessible to the various Game Parks and National Reserves. Low Season; April-June. Long rains are experienced about this time. Should you wish to travel at this time, please consult your Tour Operator accordingly e.g. what kind of vehicle to use. Shoulder Season; October-November. Short rains can be experienced at this time.
Kenya scrapped Visa requirements in January of 2024, but you will still need to have an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to travel. This is a semi-automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to Kenya. An eTA offers permission to travel and is authorised by the Government of the Republic of Kenya. An eTA does not determine whether a traveller is admissible to enter Kenya. Immigration officers will determine admissibility upon travellers’ arrival.
The eTA application collects biographic information and answers to eligibility questions from the traveller. eTA applications for Kenya should be submitted at least 3 days prior to travel to ensure adequate time for authorisation. Travellers can submit their applications up to 3 months prior to travel. It is highly recommended that travellers apply as soon as they have booked their accommodations and transport tickets.