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 diphtheria, and you might consider immunisation against hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, typhoid, cholera and tuberculosis.


Popular Kenya Safaris

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

Elephant Herd

Best of Africa safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango…

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…

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

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

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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

Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

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

Enjoying a sundowner whilst watching the wildebeest migration.

HerdTracker Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari

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

Masai Mara safari adventure

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

Wildebeest Migration

The Migration River Crossings July to September

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the…

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

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


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