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Kenyan Visa Requirements for an African Safari

by David Pacella | October 7th, 2010

If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Africa, Frommer’s just posted a great travel deal on a Kenyan safari. The trip, which is hosted by 2Afrika, Inc. and called “Make Tracks with Sarova in Kenya,” starts out at a surprisingly affordable price of $1,599.00, though when you factor in flight and other costs, you’ll likely pay at least twice that amount.

However, you’ll get a 6-day trip that includes time in Nairobi, Shaba National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Per Frommer’s, the itinerary will give you a plethora of opportunities to spot wildlife:

“Along the way, you’ll see the likes of giraffe, herds of elephants, prides of lions, cheetah, zebra, buffalo, hyena, fox, mongoose — the list is seemingly endless. Bird lovers will also have plenty of reasons to keep the binoculars handy throughout the trip.”

American citizens do need a Kenyan visa to go on this safari. As long as you’re a US citizen, you can obtain a visa on arrival, but be forewarned: the US Department of State advises that visitors who don’t obtain a visa ahead of time “should expect delays upon arrival.”

At any rate, it’s good to be prepared and know what you’ll need ahead of time. If you’re traveling as a tourist, here are the documents you’ll need to apply for your Kenyan visa:

  • 1 Kenyan visa application form
  • Your US passport, which should have an expiration date no less than 6 months in the future and enough blank pages to accommodate your visas.
  • 1 passport-sized photo
  • A copy of your travel itinerary
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be requested at the airport, so make sure you get your shots!

Kenya also likes their visa applications to be typed. So, fill out your Kenyan visa application online from the Kenyan Embassy’s website, and print it out. The only handwritten item on the application will be your signature.

RushMyTravelVisa can help you obtain a Kenyan visa in advance, as well as any other visas needed for your expedition. We’ll double-check your itinerary to make sure you know exactly what you need to travel. Then, we’ll walk you through the application step-by-step, and expedite your application for the fastest possible processing.

Apply for your Kenyan visa today!

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