Where can I get a visa
can obtain visa forms from the Kenyan High Commission in
are the current visa regulations?
There is no visa
requirement for citizens of the Republic of Ireland and
Commonwealth countries with the exception of citizens
from Antigua, Bermuda, Guyana, India, South Africa (for
visitors staying more than 30 days), Sri Lanka and
United Kingdom. Visa is also not required from citizens
of Ethiopia, San Marino, Turkey, Eritrea and Uruguay.
Citizens of the following countries need to have a visa
prior to arrival in Kenya Afghanistan, Somali, Iran,
Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria,
Yemen, Cameroon, Pakistan, North Korea. Whereas visas
can be obtained at the Airport upon arrival, it is
advisable to obtain the visa from the Kenyan
Embassies/High Commissions abroad prior to departure.
Where applicable, visa fees are as follows: - Transit
Visa = US$20 per person Single Entry Visa= US$50 for
three months (extendable for a similar period) Multiple
Entry Visa= US$100 – valid
If you are intending to have a multi-destination tour
within East Africa, you are advised to request for the
"Visitors Pass" upon arrival at the Airport. The purpose
of the Visitors Pass is to allow free re-entry to Kenya
if you are travelling to the other East African
countries (Uganda, Tanzania/Zanzibar). You will still
however require to pay visa charges for the other
The Visitors Pass is stamped on the passport free of
charge for full visa holders.
you recommend some Tour Operators who are safe, reliable
and reasonably priced?
All KATO Members are bound by our strict Code of Conduct
incorporated by our Ethics & Standards Sub-Committee.
Where can I get a tourist map on
We do have a map for sale. It also features Nairobi and
Mombasa with a listing of the do's and don'ts and costs
about US$3 exclusive of postal charges. However, you can
also get other types of maps from the various tourist
shops at a charge depending on the shop.
Please send me general information on tourism in
For general information on tourism in
Kenya, please contact the Kenya Tourist Board on firstname.lastname@example.org
or log on to their website
What are the weather patterns in
Kenya?/What is the
best time to visit the National parks and Game Reserves
We have long rains in April and May and the short rains
in November. However these are not confined to the
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
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.
What is the security situation in
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
jewellery, avoid carrying valuables around, etc.
Do I have to pay a
deposit for my safari and how much? What mode of payment
should I use e.g. credit card, travellers cheque, etc?
It is common practice to have all costs paid for prior
to commencement of the safari, as the Tour Operator has
to make certain commitments to secure bookings,
accommodation, flights, etc.
Kenya Safari Tour
is partnering with major
international payments platform to enable online
payments become a reality in kenya.
much does a safari cost?
The cost of a safari vary depending on what kind of
safari you wish to undertake e.g. luxury, budget,
economy, etc. This could cost anywhere between US$70 to
US$400 per person per night.
specialises in bird watching/fly fishing/walking,
With the help of an internal search engine within our
website, please type in the activity you wish to
undertake e.g. bird watching and a complete listing of
those who provide this activity will be listed for your
can I contact for a safari?
You may contact any of
Kenya Safari Tour or any KATO members listed on the