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Those opting to travel to Kenya are required to comply with the rules and regulations laid down by the government. Some visitors may be able to obtain a visa on arrival, while others will need to apply for it at the Kenya Diplomatic Consulates in their home country or online at http://evisa.go.ke. We highly recommend you apply for your visa online 3 months prior to arrival into Kenya.

Below is an overview of the requirements. Please note that requirements can change at any time with or without notice; always check Kenya’s consular website for complete details. Your safari consultant at AfricanMecca Safaris will do their utmost to advise you about any other information you may need.

Kenya provides an entry visa to most visitors looking to travel in the country via its consulates all over the world. It is prudent to obtain your visa in advance and make sure your passport has a validity of six months from the date when you enter the country. This will allow you to tour Kenya without any delays or problems. Also, make sure that there are at least three unstamped pages in your passport when you request entry into Kenya.

Once your Kenya visa is issued, it entry validity period is 3 months from the date of issuance. But if you need visa on arrival, that is also possible though we recommend that you apply for it prior to arrival. Kenya offers visas to visitors at the several entry posts such as the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Moi International Airport at Mombasa, on the Kenya-Tanzania border at Lunga Lunga and Namanga and also at border posts for Kenya-Uganda. Though, you can expect delays while they process your visa entry on site though the immigration line for visitors with a visa and without a visa is the same. You must also comply with all Kenyan immigration rules and regulations at the time of entry. You have to pay a fee of US $50 for a single entry,$20 for transit visa and US $100 for multiple entry visa per applicant. Cash payment is required at the entry points or money orders if you are applying via a consulate.When applying for your visa online, there will be nominal bank charge for payment by credit card - around $3.

As an alien, you can only work or perform voluntary tasks in Kenya if you have the necessary work permit that you can obtain through your employer or volunteer organization. If you will be remaining for a longer while than the valid time frame of your visa, make sure you renew it, or you might have to face arrest, detainment or fine before deportment. Kenya has regulations regarding the requirement of visas for citizens of specific countries. Below is some guidance but contact your Kenyan Consulate for further updated details specific to your country.

1. Citizens Of The Below Countries (Alphabetically Sorted) Do Not Need A Travel Visa To Enter Kenya:

Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Note: Citizens of South Africa and Malaysia visiting Kenya for a maximum of 1 month do not require a visa.

2. Citizens Of The Below Countries Need A Travel Visa To Enter Kenya:

Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, European mainland countries and any other country not listed in #1 above require a visa.

3. Citizens Of The Below Countries (Alphabetically Sorted) Need A Visa Prior To Arrival In Kenya:

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somali, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen. Note an entry visa for citizens of these countries will not be issued on arrival, so you must get it prior to arrival.

You should obtain your visa prior to departing your home country as this will ensure that you are able to begin your safari or in-country travels without delay in case of any passport hitches.

Kenya Consulates In The United States & United Kingdom

Below are the details of consulate in the US and UK.

Kenya Consulate In The United States

Kenya Embassy Washington DC
2249 R. Street N.W.
Washington DC 20008
Telephone: +1 (202) 387-6101
Fax: +1 (202) 462-3829
E-mail: information@kenyaembassy.com
Website: http://www.kenyaembassy.com

Kenya Consulate In The United Kingdom

Kenya High Commission
45 Portland Place
London, W1B 1AS
Telephone: +44 (207) 636-2371/5
Fax: +44 (207) 323-6717
E-mail: info@kenyahighcom.org.uk
Website: http://www.kenyahighcom.org.uk

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  • On behalf of myself, my wife and my two adult daughters, I want to sincerely thank you and AfricanMecca Safaris for our fabulous recent safari to Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
    Robert Schenkein - prVision Photography Studio - Colorado, United States
  • Dear Raza, The accommodations you recommended were superb. We loved them all -- Giraffe Manor, Wilderness Trails, Governor's Il Moran, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Mnemba Island Lodge.
    Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Jambo Raza!!! The safari trip was spectacular! Everything went off without a hitch. We loved the Masai Mara. The migration was awesome. You listened to what I wanted and delivered it perfectly.
    Judi & Chaim Platt - Toronto, Canada
  • I cannot say enough about the quality of AfricanMecca. Their teams in Kenya and Tanzania were top notch. Raza, again thanks to you and your entire organization! We will be repeat customers.
    Dan Kobick - Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers - New York, United States
  • Jambo Raza, The Lake Nakuru outing was great! We saw lots of pelicans, some flamingos, both black and white rhino... We've already recommended a Kenya safari to friends and relatives. Thanks again
    Scott Aaronson - Associate Professor, M.I.T - Boston, United States
  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
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