Kenya


About Kenya

Kenya, the land of safaris, is an incredibly biodiverse East African country with a wide range of exciting places and ways to explore. Since its independence in 1963, the tourism industry has grown exponentially due mainly to its beaches on the Indic coast, its national parks, and the unique opportunity to observe wild animals. With a number of ethnic groups living together in the country, Kenya's culture is rich, diverse, and multicultural. Among its main attractions are Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. It has such importance that the country was named in its honor. Located in the Mount Kenya National Park, a World Heritage Site, the mountain used to be a volcano that is now surrounded by forests and now sparse glaciers. Whether you explore the mountains, go on safari, or visit Nairobi, the capital, immerse yourself in the culture and territory of Kenya.

Accessible travel Kenya

Traveling to Kenya in a wheelchair can be a challenge: Nairobi's streets are busy and traffic is complicated. However, with the ongoing development of the tourism industry, there are accessible accommodation options and activities, such as safaris, with the necessary adaptations and helpful staff. Places of high interest such as the Nairobi National Park are accessible in your wheelchair.

Country Information

Health

The health system in Kenya functions better in urban areas than in rural areas, due to the availability of ambulances in case of emergency. Nevertheless, be sure to take out adequate health insurance for your personal and travel needs, and have funds to cover any medical emergencies.
Dengue fever, malaria and cholera are diseases present in the country.
To enter Kenya, it is advised to be vaccinated against yellow fever.

Security

Since the tourism industry is not regulated in the best way, we recommend you to be careful when selecting the touristic activities you will undertake. Also, especially in urban areas, it is advised to be cautious and avoid flashing valuables.

Documentation

Entry requirements to Kenya depend on your nationality, it may be necessary to obtain a visa and show a valid passport. You can consult information and obtain your visa here.

http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

Weather

In Kenya winters extend from June to October, temperatures drop and days are almost always sunny. Summer runs from November to May, there can be high temperatures and unexpected rains. The best time to visit will depend on your preferences.

Language

In addition to the many tribal languages present in Kenya, its official languages are English and Swahili. Sign language has no legal status.

Electricity

Kenya's power comes mainly from hydropower and the country often goes into energy deficit due to droughts. Electricity is 240V and plugs are type G.