These are some of the most frequent questions we receive, but if you don't see your question here, please contact us!
What's the weather like?
Warm but not hot. January in Kenya is like July in the northern hemisphere. Nairobi is situated at an altitude of about 6,000 feet so it is cool in the mornings and evenings and warms up during the day. It is always a good idea to have a warm sweater, pashmina and a rain-proof jacket, particularly for the early morning game drives in Masai Mara.
What should I pack?
Visit our Travel Tips page for packing suggestions.
Is the water safe to drink?
Tap water is not suitable for consumption. Bottled water is readily available wherever you go.
What vaccinations do I need?
While not “required” for travel to Kenya, you are advised to get vaccinated for Tetanus, Yellow Fever and Typhoid and are strongly advised to take a malaria prophylactic such as Doxycycline or Malarone. Contact your primary care provider or a travel health clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure.
Is it okay to take pictures of local people?
Yes. Many people love to have their photograph taken, but it’s a good idea to ask permission first. Sometimes members of certain groups, such as the Maasai, are reticent about having their photo taken, so just be sure to ask prior to taking their picture.
How do I apply for a visa to visit Kenya?
The easiest way to get a visa to Kenya is to purchase it in the airport when you arrive for $50 U.S (cash only). It takes a few minutes upon arrival, but is much simpler and saves time and effort on this side of the ocean. If your group is travelling to another country in addition to Kenya, you will need to buy an additional $50 visa for travel there.