For visitors coming to Africa for the first time, there are many unanswered questions — what do we pack, what are the entry requirements and so on. To make your visit a truly relaxing and well-prepared one, here are some of the answers to all those questions. All the information contained herein is given in good faith and has been carefully compiled. It must be accepted that details will change from time to time! Please read this information thoroughly now, as there are certain things which must be checked and attended to in advance of departure. And of course, please feel free to call us with any questions you may still have."
Kenya is 580,367 square Kms in area and borders on (clockwise from the south): Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Indian Ocean. The country's population of 28.3 million people is growing at 1.7 percent annually and concentrated in the southern two-thirds of the country with the majority residing in rural towns and villages. Less than 25 percent of all Kenyans live in large urban areas. Kenya has been a major migratory pathway over the centuries, which has led to a diversity of people from almost every part of the continent. Kenya's national parks and game reserves have long been famous for their variety and wealth of flora and fauna. One tenth of all land in Kenya is designated as national preserved parkland.
All visitors require valid passports and return air tickets. You must have a valid passport that does not expire for at least six months after your return home. Please ensure your passport has sufficient blank pages for any visas required and for entry/departure stamps. Entry visas, for all countries to be visited, should be obtained in plenty of time (two months) before your safari. Contact the Kenya Embassy for your Kenya visa application form. If the safari is not entirely in Kenya, a visa is required for each of the other countries in East Africa to be visited. If necessary, Kenya visas can be obtained on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport at a fee of $50, Visas are valid for a period of three months from the date of issue. It is the responsibility of all visitors to Kenya to obtain all necessary visas in advance of travel. With a valid Single Entry Kenya visa you can visit Tanzania or Uganda and return without having to apply for another visa as long as you have a valid visa for entry into Tanzania or Uganda. For those traveling to Tanzania or Uganda, please contact the respective Embassies. Upon arrival in Kenya, indicate on the "Arrival Declaration Card" your FINAL date of departure, irrespective of excursions to other countries.