Kenya’s natural heritage is a main source of tourist revenue, though this is threatened by encroachment, squatters, and developers, often with links to powerful local politicians. (The Guardian, July 2021)
Canadians must be in possession of a visa to transit through, visit, or work in Kenya.
Visas can be obtained either on arrival or as an e-Visa prior to travel (takes up to 7 days)
Single-entry visas (business or tourism) are US$50, EUR40, or GBP30
A transit visa (valid for three days) is US$20
An entry visa allows for multiple entries in to Kenya for a period of 90 days provided you have not left East Africa.
Drive on Left side
The majority of vehicles are right hand drive.
International Driving Permit is required
Mandatory vehicle kit includes two Safety warning triangles, a first aid kit, two fire extinguishers
Bribery by traffic police is common
Wild bush camping is possible. Organised camping is very popular.
There is a heightened risk of terrorism throughout Kenya. The Somalia based terrorist group Al Shabaab has carried out a number of past attacks in Kenya and continues to publicly threaten to carry out further attacks.
No guarantee can be provided for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained here. No such claims are made or implied. Please do your own research, get training, leave no trace, rely on common sense, do what is right, and be kind and respectful of all others, nature, and wildlife.
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