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Here is a list of travel information you may find useful when planning your safari holiday tour of Kenya. If you require any further details or have questions on something not covered by this list, please get in touch with the Natural World Kenya Safaris team.


Tourists visiting Kenya must have a valid visa. Your passport must also be valid for at least six months after the date of your arrival in the country.

Effective Jan 1, 2022/2023, all passengers travelling to Kenya from countries that require visas to enter Kenya shall be required to apply and obtain E-visa before boarding an aircraft as no visas shall be issued on arrival.

Electronic visa application for Kenya:

The visa application process involves uploading your passport picture along with your passport photograph. Your visa shall be issued approximately five days after you register. You shall be required to print a copy of your electronic visa, bring it with you for presentation along with your passport on arrival in Kenya. If you have any problems or enquiries related to applying for an electronic visa, please contact the Kenyan Embassy in your country / region or email

Kenya Evisa Application procedure:

  • Click register on (This is the only official portal, others are scams).
  • Select Register as a Visitor.
  • Once Logged in, Select Department of Immigration services.
  • Select submit Application.
  • Select Kenyan Visa.
  • Select the type of Visa and read the Instructions Carefully.
  • Fill in the application form.
  • Pay Using visa card, Mastercard and other debit cards.
  • Await approval via email, then download and print the E-Visa from your eCitizen account.
  • The processing time is 2 business days.
  • Present your printed E-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
  • Kenya Visa Charges as at now:

  • Single entry visa + service charge: us$51.00
  • Transit entry visa + service charge: us$21.00
  • Referral Visa + service charge: us$11.00
  • Courtesy entry visa + service charge: us$0.00
  • East African tourist visa + service charge: us$101.00
  • Multiple entry visa + service charge: us$101.00
  • 5yr multiple entry visa + service charge: us$201.00
  • Fast tracked visa fees: coming soon
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  • Eligibility & Exempted States:
  • Visa Types & requirements:
  • E-visa FAQs:
  • Visa Validity:

    An E-visa to Kenya once issued is valid for 3 months before you travel. Once you present yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days, which may be renewed for a further 90 days at the immigration headquarters. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Kenya is 6 months.

    Kenya Category 3 / Referral Visa:

    Nationals of the following Countries require a referral visa. Afghanistan, Armenia, Cameroon, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Formerly North Korea), Iraq, Kosovo, Libya, Mali, Senegal, Somalia & Tajikistan. Applicants against whom there is some local objections or doubt in the country where the application is made. Stateless persons or persons not holding valid passports or other travel documents issued by their own country of nationality, including recognized refugee holders of the United Nations Refugee Travel Documents.

    Prohibited immigrants as enumerated under Section 33 (1) and (2) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011.

    Where reference to the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi, is necessary before the issue of a visa, the completed application forms in duplicate with the required documents of the applicant as stipulated in the guidelines mentioned shall be forwarded to the Director of Immigration Services, Nairobi, for approval in the usual manner to reach him at least one month prior to the proposed date of the applicant’s departure to Kenya.