What to See in Kenya for First Time Travelers?
Kenya has about 60 national parks and game reserves, and more than a dozen of them are worth a visit. Besides the must-see Masai Mara National Reserve, where you will go on safari for the annual Wildebeest Migration and catch a sight of Big Five, your Kenya trip also should include the lake areas in the Great Rift Valley, like the Lake Nakuru - habitat of Black and White rhinoceros, the Lake Naivasha where you could take a boat safari, the Lake Bogoria inhabiting the large-scale of flamingos, and the Samburu National Reserve that is famous for its African Special Five. In southern Kenya, you will enjoy game drive to explore Amboseli National Park with herds of elephant and overlook the nearby snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro. Usually, 7-10 days Kenya vacation will allow you to experience its highlights. With our experts guiding on your tours of Kenya, you will discover more wildlife wonders at ease.
Zebras in Maasai-mara
The Great Migration of African Animals
When is the Best Time to Travel Kenya?
Due to the tropical monsoon climate, Kenya cannot be divided into distinct four seasons, but the rainy and dry seasons. In general, every July to October, when the world famous Great Migration occurs, and January to February are the dry season, also the best time to take Kenya tour packages with higher densities of wild animals.
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Kenya?
Yes. For most nationalities, travelers could obtain a visa on arrival at the international airport of Kenya, with a cost of USD50 in cash. Or you could apply for e-visa in advance to save time when arriving.
Is Single Visa Enough for the Kenya-Tanzania-Kenya Circular Tour?
Yes. If you take a Kenya-Tanzania-Kenya circular tour, you need to apply visas for both Kenya and Tanzania, but single entry visa for Kenya is enough since these two countries have made an agreement. However, it is important to mention to the immigration that you will return to the country to avoid any trouble.
How to Get to and Travel Around Kenya?
You can fly into the capital Nairobi, or Mombasa, the second largest city of Kenya. Land transfer with the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle is the main way for Kenya tours. Domestic flights and trains are also available for some parts.
Are Travelers Required to Get Vaccinated of Yellow Fever for Tours of Kenya?
Yes, travelers need to get vaccinated of Yellow Fever before they enter Kenya. The immigration officer will check the identification document, Kenya visa as well as the International Certificate of Vaccination. Some countries check the certificate before issuing visas. Therefore, please be sure to get vaccinated ahead of time.