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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel to Kenya?
with many places to tour around the world, Kenya does have a few questionable areas that should be avoided. Planning your trip through a reputable tour guide will prevent any misunderstandings and allow you to enjoy what will undoubtedly be one of your most memorable adventures.
What are the roads like while on safari in Kenya?
There are some beautifully paved roads throughout Kenya and most of them lead to national parks and safari areas. Gravel roads near some of the parks are often rutted because of heavy use. Roads inside the parks are made of gravel and can be dusty, bumpy and physically demanding but our vehicles are able to access the parks.
What is the Security Situation in Kenya?
Kenya is generally secure for tourists especially within the tourist circuits and incidents involving tourists are rare. You do however need to observe the basic precautions i.e. avoid walking in dark/isolated areas at night, do not wear flashy jewelry, avoid carrying valuables around and avoid walking alone
Do I need a visa to travel to Kenya?
Visitors to Kenya require valid passports, valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Kenya. A tourist visa is required for Canadian and American passport holders and this must be obtained online at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html prior to your arrival in Kenya. Visitors are advised to register well in advance as there may be a 10-day processing period.
Is Kenya a family-friendly destination?
Kenya is a wonderful destination for families who are on the adventurous side. It welcomes all travelers and has a special affection for family travel with children. Multi-generational family travelers are very welcome in Kenya.
What is the local currency, and do I need any?
The Kenyan shilling (KES) is the official currency of Kenya. Kenyan shillings are useful when paying for taxis, drinks, snacks and tipping at restaurants, etc. US Dollars are widely accepted and sometimes even preferred over local currency. Euros are accepted but not preferred. You can use credit cards at larger establishments, where Visa and Master Card are the most widely accepted cards. * Dollar notes printed before 2009 are not accepted.