20 Tips for Traveling to Kenya

Samirah Muthoni

Are you planning a trip to Kenya? If so, this article will give you some tips for travelling to Kenya.

Kenya is a beautiful country that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, Kenya has much to offer any traveller.

I live in Kenya and travel quite a lot around my country. That’s why I compiled a list of some of the most popular tourist destinations and tips for travelling to Kenya.

I hope you find these tips helpful and they help make your trip to Kenya memorable and enjoyable!

Tips for Traveling to Kenya

Tips for Traveling to Kenya

Here are 20 tips for travelling to Kenya.

1. When you enter Kenya through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, ensure you have enough Kenyan shillings to buy a sim card and other goodies to help you while you are touring the country.

2. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from entry into Kenya.

3. Check your insurance policy to see if it covers you while travelling to Kenya. If not, you may have to take out a separate policy or pay for cover at a high premium rate. It is best to be prepared, so check this before going on a trip!

4. To avoid delays at immigration, ensure you have all your documents ready. Ensure the official immigration stamps are on your passport before leaving home to speed up the process. You cannot enter Kenya without proper documentation.

5. Make sure you have an excellent guide to help show you around and explain Kenya’s history and culture.

6. Prepare for a safari in Kenya by organizing your trip well ahead of time. This will give you a better chance to ensure that you see the animals and have pleasant weather for photos.

7. Make sure you have enough space on your digital memory card or camera to take pictures. Remember, not every photo turns out as great as you think it will, so make sure you have space.

8. Be prepared for weather changes when climbing Mt Kenya and during the safari in Kenya. The temperature can quickly vary from hot to cold, especially when it rains or snows!

9. Make sure you fully charge your camera battery before you leave on a safari in Kenya, and do not forget to pack some spare batteries for your camera and video camera.

10. Make sure you have extra memory cards, a dust cloth, and lens caps for your digital camera––and don’t forget the rest of your essential photography gear!

11. Be safe while travelling in Kenya and use common sense when interacting with locals. You should also know that some parts of Kenya are unsafe for tourists, so check with your tour operator about your safari in Kenya before booking any trips.

12. Kenyans are friendly; if you smile and say Jambo, you will find they smile back.

13. Take a tour of Nairobi National Park with a Professional Guide who can explain many things about Kenya and Safari in Kenya, and who knows where to go for that picture.

14. Make sure you go on a Kenyan Safari with a Reputable Tour Operator who gives you excellent customer service and makes your Kenya experience memorable.

15. Always ensure you know your hotel’s emergency contact details (in case of an accident, disease, or other unforeseen circumstances), the local police station’s phone number, and the embassy of your country of origin if travelling internationally.

16. It is essential to protect Yourself from Illnesses when travelling to Kenya, especially when visiting crowded areas like the National Park. Ensure you take precautions like vaccinations and prescriptions for malaria prophylaxis according to your physician’s advice.

17. Kenya has beautiful beaches, landscapes, and parks. Enjoy them by going on a Kenyan Safari!

18. When you go on a Kenyan Safari, try to learn some Swahili words to help you interact with the locals. Some essential greeting words are Jambo (hello), Habari gani, Mzungu, etc.

19. Remember to try some street food in Kenya, especially Ugali and mandazi.

20. Make the most of Nairobi, Kenya’s Capital City, for shopping for souvenirs and trinkets. Nairobi is one of the greatest shopping cities in Africa.

Kenya has much to offer visitors, from stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife on safari, to rich cultural experiences and memorable local cuisine.

By following these 20 tips when planning your trip to Kenya, you’ll be well prepared to make the most of your time there. Ensure you have proper documentation, work with reputable tour guides, pack suitable gear, and take precautions to stay healthy.

Get ready to discover Kenya’s incredible natural beauty, learn some Swahili phrases to connect with welcoming locals, and try dishes like ugali and mandazi. With the right preparation and an open mind, your journey through this fascinating country is sure to exceed your expectations. Use these insider tips to help craft an epic Kenyan adventure you’ll cherish for years to come.

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Samirah is a full-time freelance travel writer who excels in writing compelling blog content. She has written for some of the biggest names in the business and loves helping businesses create content that engages their readers.