Welcome to Kenya

Safaris in Kenya have enchanted travellers for centuries with the allure of wildlife, spectacular scenery, and exotic tribes. Kenya comprises of wildlife, culture, and the cradle of mankind – a natural paradise and land of contrasts, with world-famous national parks like the Masai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli, Tsavo and Mt Kenya.

Kenya’s wildlife regions are the magnet, which lure safari enthusiasts to East Africa, but the white sandy beaches and tropical palms of the Swahili coast is another good reason to choose this hospitable, friendly country as a vacation destination.

There are many ways to experience Kenya.  Whether you want to view a pride of lions from a 4X4 safari vehicle, walk through herds of plains game, watch a herd of elephants from the comfortable veranda of your safari lodge, track game on horseback or search for birds in a thick rainforest, the possibilities are endless.

Climate

The climate in Kenya varies due to the sharp variations in altitude from sea level to 5,100 metres. Due to the proximity of the Equator, Kenya generally experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year with plenty of clear sunshine all year round and although warm by day is often chilly at night. The ‘long rains’ usually fall in the months of April and May. The migration usually takes place after the long rains, when from late July to October the wildebeest migrate from Tanzania to find new grazing. During the months of October and November, there are occasional scattered rains, the ‘short rains, which freshen the atmosphere and vegetation and lay the dust.

Visa information

At the time of writing, a visa for Kenya is required for Australian Passport Holders. The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport or at border posts.

Kenya has enforced a ‘blank pages’ condition of entry”. This means that all those requiring a visa to enter Kenya must have at least two blank pages available in your passport upon arrival. Failure to meet this requirement may result in an entry visa being refused.

Single Entry Visa: USD $50 per person on an Australian Passport (subject to change).

Multiple Entry Visa: Please note that if you are travelling within East Africa (Tanzania, Zanzibar or Uganda or Rwanda) you can request free re-entry into Kenya. You will however be required to pay the normal visa charges for other countries but may re-enter Kenya freely.

Transit Visa: USD $20 per person on a Foreign Passport. Transit time in Kenya cannot exceed 24 hours (subject to change).