Health care in Kenya

A public healthcare system exists but it is underfunded and rudimentary by international standards. Private medical facilities compare favourable to most parts of Africa other than South Africa but are not always to the standard you’d expect in Europe or North America. On the plus side, medical consultations are generally very cheap, and local doctors are highly experienced when it comes to recognising symptoms of malaria (the most common threat to travellers) and prescribing appropriate medication.


Popular Kenya Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Masai Mara safari adventure

Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown; the wildlife-rich Masai…

Africa's biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter's hartebeest

Search for the almost extinct hirola antelope in Tsavo East,…

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

It's easy to see why so many visitors flock to Kenya from…

Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one…

Giraffes

Samburu's Special Five, rhino and bongo

Even if you've seen the Big Five and the Great Migration,…

The Uganda Hills

The complete East Africa experience

Enjoy East Africa's most celebrated highlights, from a…

Enjoying a sundowner whilst watching the wildebeest migration.

HerdTracker Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari

Witness the wildebeest migration in Kenya's iconic Masai Mara…

Kenya free night offer: Mara and Ol Pejeta

If you have an adventurous spirit, don’t miss out on this…

Gorillas

Rwanda gorillas and the migration, both sides of the Mara River

Enjoy two of Africa's most magnificent wildlife…

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya,…


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What vaccinations do I need for Kenya?

A yellow fever vaccination and certificate is not mandatory for those entering Kenya from Europe or North America. You may be asked for one if you enter arrive from elsewhere in the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America. It’s important to be up-to-date on tetanus, polio and…

Medical requirements for Kenya

Malaria is the biggest single medical threat to visitors to Kenya. It is present in most parts of the country throughout the year, though the risk of transmission is generally far higher at low altitudes and during the rainy season. There is no vaccine, but several different oral…

Medical emergencies in Kenya

If no other assistance is at hand, the emergency number for fire ambulance services is 999 or 020-2222181/182. Superior private hospitals in Nairobi include the Aga Khan University Hospital (tel: 020-3662000), MP Shah Hospital (tel: 020-3746177) and Nairobi Hospital (020-2845000). In more…