Planning Your Trip

Approximate flight times to Kenya:

The flight to Kenya takes around 8 hours from Europe; 19 hours from New York; 22 hours from Los Angeles; 16 hours from Toronto and from Sydney it takes around 18 hours.
All flights from the USA go via Europe or the Middle East, as there aren’t any direct flights.

Vaccinations
No vaccinations are required by law; however, if traveling across borders overland, you may be asked for a yellow fever/cholera certificate.
Kenya is right on the equator, so an array of tropical diseases are found here. You will need to be up to date with all the usual vaccinations (hepatitis, typhoid etc) so please consult with your doctor at least 6 weeks before traveling.
For more information on health and tropical diseases see under health and Illnesses

Vaccinations needed:
Typhoid
Poliomyelitis
Tetanus
Hepatitis A and B
BCG (against Tuberculosis)
Meningitis
Rabies
Children should also have:
Whooping cough
Mumps
Measles
Diphtheria
And teenage girls should also ensure that they have had rubella

Visa requirements
Almost all nationalities (except the Irish) need to get a visa. Single entry visas are available when you arrive at the airport (but not multi-entry visas so if you’re planning to go gorilla trekking in Uganda, or visit the Serengeti or Zanzibar in Tanzania, you will need to arrange a multi entry visa through your embassy.) Passports must be valid for a minimum of six months after your planned departure date.
For a list of embassies see under general information “safety and Embassies”

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