What Do you need to travel from Nigeria to Kenya?

If you’ve chosen to enjoy a holiday in Kenya, you’ve definitely made a great decision. Home to the most incredible landscapes, animals and people, it’s truly an amazing destination. Prepare for a wonderful adventure filled with breath-taking sights, magnificent beaches and exciting activities.

Before you jump on a plane and make your way to one of Africa’s most beautiful countries, read the frequently asked questions below on what you need to organise before travelling from Nigeria to Kenya to make sure you’re fully prepared.

What are the general Kenyan tourist visa requirements for tourists from Nigeria?

You need a Kenyan visitor visa, which is granted for a controlled period for travel; this does not apply to business trips. You’ll get a visa stamp or label that is placed on your passport that allows you to visit Kenya. You can secure you Kenyan visa through the Kenyan consulate. There are various Kenyan visas available, including single entry, which allows you to enter Kenya once, transit, which allows a short stop in Kenya – up to three days, and multiple entry, which allows you to enter Kenya multiple times. For specific visa requirements, visit http://embassyabuja.com.

Your passport also needs to be valid. If you’re applying for a passport, keep in mind that it may take a few weeks to arrive, so make relevant preparations in advance. Also, we advise you make a few copies of your passport or visa so that, if you lose any of your documents while you’re in Kenya, you can provide proof of identification. At the same time, keep your original passport and visa safe.

What vaccinations are required for travel to Kenya?

No specific vaccinations are required for travel to Kenya; however, The World Health Organisations recommends the following vaccines/ tablets for Kenya:

  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Polo
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Influenza

When in Kenya, make sure you protect yourself from mosquito bites, which could lead to malaria, by wearing long clothing, using mosquito repellents and sleeping under mosquito nets.

Is the food and water in Kenya safe to eat and drink?

Yes the food and water is safe for Nigerians but, when it comes to eating, be careful when purchasing “street food”, especially if you have a sensitive stomach. All foods cooked at high temperatures should be hot when you buy it. As for the water in Kenya, it’s safe to drink if you’re used to it, but rather opt for drinking bottled water.

Is Kenya safe for tourists?

Kenya has strict airport security and visible policing in public places, so you can rest assured that safety is not a major issue in Kenya. However, we advise all tourists to keep all your valuables, like cameras and expensive jewellery safe as, like with any country where there is poverty, you can become victim to petty crime. Always be aware of your surroundings while on holiday. If you need any assistance, call the 24/7 tourist helpline (02-604767).

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