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Is Kenya Safe To Visit?

Kenya through the seasons

Kenya spans approximately 224,000 square miles, making it slightly smaller than Texas but larger than France. With its diverse landscapes, from savannahs to mountains and coastlines, there’s a wealth of experiences to discover, especially during the dry season from June to October. Your choice of destinations within Kenya will depend on your interests, though it’s essential to stay aware of security risks, which can vary by region. While much of the country is stable, it’s wise to exercise caution near border areas and coastal waters.

Traveling within Kenya is generally safe, particularly in popular destinations like the Maasai Mara and Amboseli National Park, which rank among the country’s highlights. Our Kenya travel guide offers comprehensive insights to help you navigate the country smoothly and enjoyably. To ensure a secure and hassle-free journey, consider these recommendations:

  1. Stay updated on the regions you plan to explore and any potential safety concerns.
  2. Keep abreast of local news and travel advisories.
  3. Avoid border regions with neighboring countries that may have instability issues.
  4. Choose reputable tour operators and local guides.
  5. Adhere to standard travel precautions, including securing your belongings and avoiding isolated areas after sunset.

By adhering to these guidelines, you can immerse yourself in Kenya’s beauty and diversity with confidence and serenity.

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Safety tips for your Kenya Vacation

Avoid walking around at night

In Nairobi, particularly in the vicinity of the city center, it’s advisable to refrain from walking around after dark. Even during daylight hours, certain areas of the city are better avoided. Additionally, it’s recommended to avoid leisurely strolls on Kenya’s beaches once night falls. Should you have any inquiries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local tour guide or Trip Coordinator for assistance.

See a doctor before your Kenya tour

While in Kenya, it’s crucial to safeguard yourself against insect and mosquito bites. Wear long-sleeved clothing, trousers, and headgear, and use mosquito repellent to minimize exposure. Additionally, it’s advisable to consult a tropical medicine institute or your healthcare provider for comprehensive guidance on malaria prevention, relevant vaccinations, and available treatments. Taking these precautions will help ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience during your time in Kenya.

Leave your valuables at home

When traveling in any country, it’s wise to store your valuables, jewelry, and watches securely in the safe provided by your accommodation. Carry only the necessary amount of cash with you and ensure it is kept on your person at all times. This precaution helps minimize the risk of loss or theft during your travels.

Avoid drinking tap water

Ensure that you consume only bottled water or water that has been properly boiled during your travels. Salads served at our recommended hotels and safari camps are reliably safe for consumption.

Is Kenya safe? Traveling safely and seamlessly

Your safety and comfort are paramount to us. When organizing your tour, your dedicated Travel Consultant will offer comprehensive guidance on safety and security in Kenya. Throughout your journey, your local tour guide and Trip Coordinator will be on hand to assist you with any requirements. Reach out to us today to craft a personalized and entirely secure travel itinerary for your exploration of Kenya.

Please be aware: While we strive to provide accurate information, we cannot assume full liability for the details presented here. For the most up-to-date advisories, we recommend consulting your local Foreign Office.

By adhering to these recommendations and conducting some preliminary research, you’ll discover that traveling in Kenya is both safe and convenient.

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Best Places To Visit

Amboseli National Park

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Tsavo East & West National Park

Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks together form one of the largest protected wildlife areas in the

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Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park, established in 1946, is a unique wildlife reserve located just 7 kilometers from Nairobi’s city

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Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve, located in northern Kenya, is a wildlife-rich area characterized by its stunning landscapes and unique

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Masai Mara

The Maasai Mara, located in southwestern Kenya, is a world-renowned wildlife reserve that spans about 1,510 square kilometers.

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Best Time To Visit

Kenya, straddling the equator, boasts a tropical climate. The ideal time for your vacation depends on your planned activities. For more details, follow the link about Kenya.

Things To Do

Live your safari dream on your Kenya tour with us – where the Masai Mara, the Great Migration, vast savannas, and untouched beaches await. Click the link below to explore our curated list of the top ten highlights, attractions, and activities to experience in Kenya.

Travel Guide

Kenya stands as a quintessential safari destination, boasting iconic landscapes and abundant wildlife across its national parks, community-run conservancies, and private reserves. To aid your exploration of this stunning country, here's some essential information to guide you through its diverse terrain.

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Dzigbordi A
2024-05-27
Unforgettable trip to Serengeti with African Diurnal Safari It was a fantastic trip especially with my escort driver. He’s very patient and makes sure I see what I want. It interesting see these wild animals in their own habitat. I was able to see big 3 out of the big 3; Elephants, lion and buffalo. I saw cheetah too so that will replace my leopard, unfortunately I couldn’t see Rhino. There were numerous animals at Serengati aside the big 5.
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diakiss d
2024-04-06
During our trip, we saw many famous animal, like chiter, elephants, lion, zebra buffalo, giraffe and many others animals The trip were really amazing and took many pictures and videos and we enjoyed a lot it was a great experiences that we are not going to forget.
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Alessandro S
2024-04-03
Absolutely recommended Great experience absolutely recommended! Great driver too 💪🏻 we saw all the animals we wished to see! Everything was planned by African Diurnal so we could enjoy the most without any stress in planning
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Deogratias E
2023-10-11
The fabulous African Safari Tour in Northern Tanzania it was an African safari that included my wife and I and another couple (our friends). We started in Arusha city, went to Seronera, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti, and then ended in Mwanza city. It was a very wonderful experience. My wife and I and our two grown sons did almost a very similar safari tour in June 2019 by the same company and we also experienced the same excellent/superior service. From hotel choices, services in the tour vehicle, meals, etc., it was fabulous
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2023-09-12
Remarkable Lifetime Safari Experience! I had an unforgettable safari with Lameck's team. The tailored made itinerary for me as solo woman traveller, quick and easy communication and well controlled within my budget with quality accommodations! My driver Samson was a great guide and he knows everything about wildlife and parks, within five days I was lucky to see all the big five up close. I would definitely recommend African Diurnal Safaris to anyone looking for remarkable lifetime safari experience.
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Alexandra T
2023-05-19
Best experience ever This was an amazing experience! Our guide knew exactly where all the animals are and we were very lucky to see all of them! We will never forget this trip. What a beautiful region. Long way to drive from kilimanjaro airport to seregenti park.
Grace P
Grace P
2023-05-07
Amazing! Wonderful experience! My tour guide taught me so much about the Serengeti and the animals that live inside. We had an amazing picnic lunch under a tree in the Serengeti while watching animals graze in front of us. This was one of the best experiences of my life and I highly recommend!
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Cfbaur
2022-12-16
A great experience. I only had one day to do a safari. This company did a great job in providing a wonderful Serengeti experience. Lameck, the guide was very good at finding most of the big five animals including getting about 6 meters (20 feet) away from three lionesses feeding on a recent kill.
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Brendkay
2022-11-16
Amazing 7days luxury Safari with great Safari Company Me and my husband had the best times and best organised safari from the beginning when arranging the trip as well as payments. Everything was great and our guide Lameck was the best ever, he is very skilled and well informed. He showed us the most incredible places and gave us great information about every animal, birds and plant we saw. He knew the roads very well and took very good care of us. When it came to lunch he knew how to set a wonderful table and pampered us well enough. We had a very exciting adventure with Lameck. Wonderful trip that I recommend to all who love to see the fascinating wildlife in Tanzania. Thank you African Diurnal Safaris and thank you so much Lameck for this great wonderful experience. Will definitely recommend this trip to my friends.
David M
David M
2022-11-15
Sensational safari We enjoyed a great 4 day Safari. Our friendly drivers were knowledgeable and helpful. Starting from the western side meant that our first day was extra special as we did not see any other vehicles but very many animals.