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Health and Safety In Kenya

You should aware of routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines must be required for when you are out for a safari tip. Traveling to Kenya involves many tasks altogether like knowing the safety measures, weather condition, the best time to go, finding out about visas, health, currency and how to get around Kenya. Health and Safety in Kenya should be taken into consideration before planning your visit. Underneath are the things that must be considered.

Health and Immunizations

  • Immunizations

There is no specific immunization required to enter Kenya if you are traveling directly from Europe or the US. If you are traveling from a country where Yellow Fever is already present you will need to showcase that you are already immunized.

Few vaccinations that are highly recommended for safari travellers

  1. Hepatitis A
  2. Diphtheria
  3. Yellow Fever
  4. Typhoid

It is also recommended that you are up to date with your polio and tetanus vaccinations.

  • Malaria

There may be a chance of catching malaria everywhere you travel in Kenya. The highlands are not so affected by malaria but even there you have to be careful and take precautions. Kenya is domestic to the chloroquine-resistant stress of malaria as well as several others. Before traveling makes sure you inform your doctor, if he is aware of you, traveling to Kenya, so, she/he can prescribe the proper anti-malarial medicine.

  • Safety

Health and Safety in Kenya are the two major factor one should never ignore before traveling. Kenya People are quite friendly in nature and you will be humbled by their hospitality. But, there is actual poverty in Kenya and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than the people living there.

  • Basic Safety Rules for Travelers to Kenya
  1. Don't carry too much cash or ant expensive things with you.
  2. Use a money belt that fits under your clothes.
  3. Don't carry a lot of camera equipment especially in the major cities.
  4. Beware of thieves pretending as police officers.
  5. Make sure to carry a copy of your passport
  6. Don't walk alone at night in the major cities or on empty beaches.
  7. Don't wear heavy jewellery.

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