• Officially: The Republic of Kenya
  • Capital: Nairobi


  • Population: 48.5 million
  • Languages: Swahili, English
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 63 years (men), 69 years (women)
  • Currency: Kenya shilling


  • Area: 582,646 sq km (224,961 sq miles)


  • Kenya has been described as “the cradle of humanity”
  • Kenya has banned plastic bags


  • 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 $50USD, EUR40, or GBP30
    • A transit visa (valid for three days) is $20USD
    • A single entry visa allows for multiple entries in to Kenya for a period of 90 days provided you have not left East Africa.


  • Masai Mara National Reserve (Map)


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