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Kenya FAQs

Kenya FAQs

Kenya FAQs

The age varies between 18 and 65 years. People from a wide variety of countries take part in our courses. Rest assured that you will meet and study alongside interesting people who are passionate and enthusiastic about conservation and especially the bush.

It is best to contact your doctor or a clinic specializing in tropical diseases for precise information on the health context in Kenya and the mandatory/recommended vaccines. As all of our camps are located in malarial areas, we suggest that you pass this information on to your doctor when seeking advice.

Contact is extremely limited (most of the time there is nothing at all). We therefore suggest that you inform your family and friends in advance of the limited nature of the contact.

French nationals must hold a visa to enter Kenya. The passport must be valid for at least six months on the date of entry into the territory.
It is mandatory to obtain, prior to arrival in Kenya, an electronic visa, issued online, from the site http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html (site in English). This visa must be presented upon boarding. It is not possible to obtain a visa on arrival at international airports.

For more information, contact the Kenyan Embassy in Paris.

Kenya enjoys a tropical climate. It is hot and humid on the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the northern and northeastern parts of the country. The average annual temperature for the coastal city of Mombasa is a minimum of 70°F and a maximum of 86°F.

In the capital, Nairobi, the temperature is a minimum of 55°F and a maximum of 78°F.

There is a lot of sun and summer clothes are worn all year round. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and the short rains from October to December.

Coolest months? From June to September. The hottest months? From December to March.

The national currency is the Kenyan shilling (KES); $1 is worth approximately KES 104.

When you leave Kenya, you will have to pay a departure tax. This tax is usually included in your international air ticket, unless otherwise specified. Please check with your agent when purchasing your international flight tickets.

Most diets (Kosher, Vegetarian, Hindu etc.) can be arranged provided we request this well in advance. If you are not very specific in advance, you may end up hungry! You can’t get to the nearest restaurant or 7-11 – you’re in the African bush.

The national language in Kenya is English!

It is generally very hot in Kenya, bring light but covering clothes.

Don’t forget your mosquito repellent! :)

You do not pay to participate in a mission, but for the general organization of your project. Your program costs also include local logistics. For example: clean and secure accommodation, meals, airport transfers, supervision by professional guides, coordinators or experienced instructors and 24/7 assistance.

 

Kenya is known for its fauna and flora. Many safaris are offered in nature reserves.

Here is a list of sites not to be missed:

  • Amboseli National Park, Loitoktok
  • Tsavo East National Park, Taita
  • Masai Mara National Reserve, Narok
  • Lake Nakuru, Nakuru
  • Ewaso Nf’iro, central Province
  • Mount Kenya, Central Province
  • Samburu National Reserve, Samburu
  • Dianç Beach, Kwale
  • Aberdare National Park, Nyeri
  • Lake Bogoria, Baringo
  • Hell’s Gate National Park, Nakuru
  • Kisite-Mpunguti National Park, Kwale
  • Shaba National Reserve, Isiolo
  • Wasini Island, Kwale
  • Thomson’s Fall, Laikipia
  • Kakamega Forest National Reserve
  • Karura Forest, Nairobi
  • Sibiloi National Park, Marsabit