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.


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Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

day 1 to 2

Welcome to Kenya
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day 3 to 4

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
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day 5 to 7

Spot large prides of lion
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day 8 to 11

Explore the deep blue sea
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