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Kenya Travel warnings

Kenya Safari - Travel Alert

This travel alert is further to the one published on 12 January 2012, and follows new advice from several foreign governments to their citizens.In particular the Australian government has amended its advice regarding sa

Kenya Terrorist Threat - Travel Alert

Kenyan authorities are warning of a heightened threat of terrorist attack in Nairobi, and believe the attacks are in the final stages of planning.They say the attacks could be indiscriminate, targeting Kenyan institutio

Kenya Travel Alert - Terrorist Threat

The U.S. State Department through its embassy in Nairobi has issued a warning to its citizens of an "imminent threat of terror attack" in Kenya and is urging travellers to put off travel to the African nation

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about 4 years ago

7 shot dead in attack on Kenya casino - Channel NewsAsia

about 4 years ago

Jermaine Grant in Kenya court over bomb plot

about 5 years ago

Good! Kenya burns ivory in fight against poachers

almost 6 years ago

BBC News - Kenya appeals for peaceful vote on constitution - travellers should be wary of possible political violence

almost 7 years ago

Thousands protest in Kenya - Update -

over 7 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Kenya

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. The choice is between Malarone , Doxycycline  or Lariam . Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further. 

    Yellow fever

    Yellow fever is a virus infection, which cause a serious hepatitis. The vaccine provides protection for 10 years after a single injection. Countries where yellow fever is present are entitled to request a valid certificate documenting a vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before entry. The certificate is a stamp in the WHO yellow book.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    HIV in Africa

    109 Danes were infected with HIV in Africa between 1991 and 99. Africa is the continent with most HIV infected people. Overall about 8% of the population is infected with infection rates reaching up to 80% in risk groups like prostitutes.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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Is travelling through Kenya and staying in Masai Mara safe?

Wow, lucky you! It sounds like the trip organisers know what they're doing - Nairobi is not somewhere that you want to hang around. There are high levels of ... read more »
almost 4 years ago

Hi,I'm planning to travel to Kenya (nairobi) this July..will be doin it safe ?

Shareen, Nairobi is (jokingly) also known as Nai-robbery, the city centre is not somewhere you should walk around alone with a fancy camera slung around your... read more »
almost 5 years ago

Hi team. I arrive in Nairobi and will have the day on my own. Am I safe to walk around with an expensive camera, any areas I should avoid?

Peter, the CBD of Nairobi has a reputation for high levels of street crime... bag snatching, muggings, car jacking etc. It's not a great place to be hanging ... read more »
almost 5 years ago

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