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Kenya Travel Tips and Information

Kenya Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameRepublic of Kenya
Population48.46 million
Country CodeKE
LanguageEnglish and Kiswahili
Country Code (international calls)254

The flight time to Kenya is approximately ---- hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Kenya below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Kenya.

Kenya is located in East Africa and the equator passes through the country. The nation lies over the East African Rift and extends from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana. It is bordered by Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Kenya

Travelers must obtain a visa unless they are arriving from visa exempt countries. Kenya has exempted 43 countries from requiring a visa. Visitors from these countries can visit Kenya without a visa for up to 90 days. Citizens of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya are able to travel freely within these three countries, by using National Identity Cards. Online applications for a visa to Kenya should be made 7 days in advance of traveling for all visitors. The visa is generally valid for 90 days. Visas are available for purchase on entry at international airports and at land borders for almost all nationalities. There is a separate line at immigration for those who require tourist visas.

Things/Items Allowed into Kenya

Passengers 18 and above may bring in 250 grams of tobacco products, 1 liter of spirits and 500 ml of perfume. All passengers are permitted to bring in personal effects such as clothing.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Kenya

・Elephant Ivory ・Animal Skins ・Sea Turtle Products

Things/Items Forbidden into Kenya

・Acids ・ Flammable Substances ・Corrosive Substances ・Genetically Modified Products ・Illegal Drugs

Voice of Travelers to Kenya

Great experience with a direct ticket to Kenya

I am from Ethiopia and I booked a ticket on Ethiopian Airlines to Kenya. My experience was simply great! Not only were my flight tickets cheap when I visited Kenya, but I received special treatment from the flight attendants. My ticket was upgraded to a first-class ticket. Furthermore, I got to experience Kenya in comfort since I had also booked tour tickets with an agency. They took care of all my tickets and travel arrangements in Kenya. I will surely book another holiday to Kenya very soon and leave it to the ticket agency to book my tickets and travel.

So many amazing attractions to see when you book a ticket to Kenya

I purchased a ticket from France and boarded an Air France flight. I arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The ticket that I booked was an economy class ticket, however, the service was excellent. The reason why I purchased a ticket to Kenya was because my friend told me about her great experience travelling in Kenya. I also booked several other tickets once I was in Kenya and was able to visit various places such as Mara Park and Tsavo Forest. Kenya has a number of national parks and one is able to pre-book tickets to visit them. The best attraction that I visited was Lake Bogoria. The lake has some beautiful hot springs. I had never seen anything like it before. We even boiled some eggs in the hot water! This was an amazing experience and I will surely book another ticket to Kenya to explore the country.

Kenya Travel FAQs

Q. What are the popular locations to visit in Kenya?

A. Many tourists enjoy visiting the Kenyan coastal regions. Numerous tour tickets are available to suit all types of budgets. The Kenyan coast has several sandy beaches. There are many restaurants and hotels located around the beaches. Local fishermen sell fresh fish and visitors will be able to experience delicious seafood cuisine.

Q. What are the most popular lakes?

A. Lake Elementaita is one of the popular lakes in Kenya. The lake is home to flamingos. The landscape is spectacular and it attracts many visitors every year. Lake Bogoria is another lake which is popular with tourists. Lake Bogoria has several hot springs. Lake Victoria is popular for tourists who like fishing. Lastly, Lake Naivasha is quite unique as visitors will be able to observe hippopotamuses in their natural habitat.

Kenya - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toJomo Kenyatta International Airport・Frankfurt Airport (Germany) ・Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (India) ・Adiss Ababa Bole International Airport (Ethiopia) ・Charles de Gaulle Airport (France) ・Dubai International Airport (UAE) etc.

Airports handling direct flights toMoi International Airport・Adiss Ababa Bole International Airport (Ethiopia) ・Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Tanzania) ・OR Tambo International Airport(South Africa) etc.

Flight Routes to Kenya

Direct flights to Kenya are available from countries within Africa, such as Ethiopia and Tanzania. Other direct flights from outside Africa are available from the UAE, France, Germany and India. The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the Kisumu International Airport are the main international airports and act as the gateways into Kenya. Some of the major airlines that offer flights o Kenya include British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways.