One of the major holiday destinations in Africa, Kenya is boasts exotic wildlife and a diverse range of vegetation. A good number of holidaymakers including nature enthusiasts reserve flights to the nation every year to relish an unforgettable vacation. However, it makes sense to do homework before boarding flights to the destination. Let’s take a look at some essential information regarding entry guidelines and some more tips to make your holiday hassle-free and more rewarding.
Visa – As per the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website, British nationals arriving in Kenya need a visa to enter the country. They can get a visa from the Kenya High Commission in London or at the Kenya Airport on arrival. For visas on arrival, payment is required in cash (£30). Sterling is accepted.
Passport – Britons boarding flights to enjoy a memorable holiday in Kenya should make sure to carry a valid passport. FCO advises that the passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into this African country. Make sure to have at least two blank pages in the passport on arrival. For more info related to entry requirements, travellers can visit www.gov.uk or get in touch with Kenya’s consular representation in the UK.
Availing a Safari Tour
Kenya is famous for its rich wildlife conservation. Thousands of tourists disembark flights here to get up and close with the wide range of flora and fauna as well as to witness the Big Five, i.e. Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo. However, one should follow some safari etiquettes to enjoy a memorable as well as safe holiday. Do listen to the guide. Do not smoke and do not feed animals. Littering is a major issue while travelling through forests. Keep the environment clean and do not leave a bad impression by throwing objects and leftovers in the jungle.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office says that holidaymakers contemplating to book flights to this country need to be cautious during their stay in Kenya. Though tourists are not generally targeted; mugging, kidnapping, car-jacking and armed robbery occur particularly in Nairobi, Mombasa and other large cities. Be aware of the risk of street crime. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and don’t wear expensive accessories. Beware of thieves posing as police officers or private security guards. Always ask to see identification.