Experiences and Cultural Atractions in Kenya
Kenya is one of those countries that has the potential to completely transform its visitors. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Kenyan nature and discover the many cultures of the country, dive and snorkel, climb mountains or enjoy the bustling nightlife in cities like Nairobi and Mombasa. Use our bespoke guide to discover Kenya’s highlights.
Kenya is a diverse country offering travelers a wide range of experiences, from snorkeling and diving off one of the best coastal strips in the world to mountaineering to world class game viewing. Experience the cultural richness of Kenya as you get to know citizens who are nomadic, agricultural, city-dwelling or fishermen.
Meet with Christians, Muslims, and believers of local faiths. Get drawn in by the magic of the Arabian soul of the coastal lands. Feel connected to nature as a Maasai story teller pulls you into his or her world as you grill your “Nyama Chome” under the starry night sky. Kenya’s destinations are like a “little Africa” in which neither culture nor wildlife come too short.
Know before you go
Flights to Kenya’s main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, depart fairly frequently from flight hubs such as Frankfurt, Istanbul, Dubai or JFK. Major airlines including Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and not to forget Kenya Airways land here every day. Once having arrived in Kenya, you will most likely opt for the transportation mode chosen by your tour operator as part of your tour package. For example, on the popular route from Nairobi or Mombasa, one can fly or drive between reserves, or even do a bit of both.
In general, security is good in most tourist areas, especially in the reserves.
A valid vaccination against yellow fever is required for all travellers older than one year when entering from a yellow fever area. This is not required for entry from Europe but is recommended.
To enter Kenya, a passport with at least two blank pages, a validity period of six months and a visa are required. Entry visas are available online and on arrival at Kenyan airports for citizens of EEA countries, US citizens and some others. However, a small fee applies here and is usually paid in US dollars. Please always check the official government immigration website before entering the country.