Only international travelers above one year’s old coming to Kenya from Yellow Fever Infected countries are required to have valid international vaccination certificates against Yellow Fever. Globally, Yellow fever endemic zone is within the tropics that are 20 degree north and 10 degree south hence travelers coming from temperate zones are exempt. Yellow fever endemic zones are areas where there is a potential risk of infection on account of the presence of vectors and animal reservoirs. Some countries which fall under this category include: Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Senegal, Zambia, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Rwanda and Burundi etc. No other vaccination requirement is needed in Kenya however, travelers from non malaria regions like Europe, Australia, North America and Canada take malaria prophylactic drugs two weeks before traveling to Kenya and continue for two weeks after leaving the country if they intend to visit coastal and Lake Victoria regions of Kenya, where malaria is endemic.
Visitors are restricted to duty free items of 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars and one liter bottle of spirits.
All visitors must be in possession of a valid passport and visas are needed by every one with the exception of citizens of most commonwealth countries. And certain other countries with which Kenya have reciprocal waiver arrangements. Visitors are not allowed to take up work as residence in Kenya without the authority of the Principal Immigration Officer.
The Immigration Department advises that of all commonwealth countries, including the Republic of Ireland do not require visas to come to Kenya. Other countries not requiring visas are those who have concluded abolition agreement with Kenya, such as Denmark, Finland, Spain, Turkey, Uruguay, Ethiopia, San Marino, Norway and Eritrea. Other who do not require visas for not periods exceeding 30 days are citizens from UK, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Australia, Japan, USA and Canada.
Any reasonable volume of personal effects can be imported together with cameras and any amount of film.
Voltage in Kenya is 220 – 240 AC. An adaptor will be necessary appliances which operate on 110 – 12- AC.
Kenyan currency is based on the decimal system. The unit of currency is the Shilling divided into 100 cents. It is illegal to enter or leave Kenya with any Kenyan currency and visitors must exchange any Kenyan currency at the banks. Visitors are strongly advised to avoid street dealers and to transact all currency dealings through official dealers.
Nairobi, Mombasa and most other principal centers in Kenya have Forex Bureau banks and banks with Bureau de Change. Banking hours are from 09.00hrs to 14.00hrs. Monday to Friday, though some open between 09.00hrs and 11.00hrs on the first Saturday of each month. Banks at Jomo Kenyatta and Mo0i International Airports operate a 24 hour service.
American Express, Visa and other well known cards are widely accepted throughout Kenya.
Film is available at most game lodges, even in remote areas, but stocks are usually small and of the common sizes and brands. Nairobi and Mombasa have supplies of the most normal types of film. Visitors are advised that it is an offence to photograph Kenya’s Head of State, Military installations, Policemen Uniforms etc. As a general rule elsewhere, visitors are strongly advised to seek permission before taking anyone’s photograph, especially the Samburu, Turkana and Masai people.
The International Airport Departure tax ($40) and for local travel there is Airport Departure tax of Kenya Shillings 200/=
In keeping with many tourist centers worldwide, visitors are advised not to leave any valuables in their hotel room when they go out, but to make use of the safe deposit boxes which are available at most hotels and lodges (some rooms are equipped with a safe). Prices The prices quoted in the price list are based on costs prevailing at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
The agent’s liability for its own negligence shall be limited to the tour price and the agent shall not in any event be liable for consequential indirect losses. The tour member accepts and consents to all risks involved with such tour.
In the unlikely event that a tour member has a complaint whilst on a tour, the complaint must be brought to the attention of the local representative which will be satisfactorily resolved.
Rates include all expenses for best available accommodation and table d’hote meals, vehicle and driver for the intended itinerary, range guides where necessary, entrance fees for National Parks and Game reserves. All expenses of a personal nature such as visas, beverages, laundry, airport tax, tips etc are excluded. Single rooms or rooms with private bath cannot be guaranteed, especially within the Parks. All prices quoted are based on tariffs and exchange rates applicable at the time of printing and are subject to alteration without notice.
A deposit of 25% is required on booking of any travel arrangements; the balance is to be paid 15 days before commencement of the tour. A payment in full is required where bookings are made less than 15 days before the tour begins. The deposit may be forfeited in case of cancellations and amendments.
Transportation will be in minibuses, cars or four wheel drive vehicles will be provided according to the route and number of participants. The right is reserved to employ the service of sub-contractors. Trained English speaking African driver/guides are provided unless any passenger specially requests a professional courier, in which case an extra charge will be levied.
The company reserves the right to alter arrangements on the route or to cancel the operation of a scheduled tour should conditions necessitate. It also reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of any tour at any time. In which event an equitable amount will be refunded.
The company and its agents act only as agents of the passengers in all matter relating to tours. The company’s liability to passengers is dictated by the appropriate law of the country in which the tour takes place. However, the company accepts no responsibility for any person’s illness, injury, delays, loss or damages from any cause whatsoever.
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