Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a sovereign state in East Africa. The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya covers 581,309 km2 (224,445 sq mi) and has a population of about 44 million in July 2012. The country is named after Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa.
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Warm temperatures year round, the most popular months are January to February and June to October.
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Follow the thrilling wildebeest migration in Tanzanias Serengeti between May-June and in Kenyas Masai Mara between July-September.
Visas for British passport holders are $50USD payable on arrival. Passports should be valid for at least six months from your date of return. Before travelling you should ensure that you are up to date with the standard vaccinations such as Diptheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Polio, also recommended are Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Typhoid and anti-Malarial protection. Always consult your GP for up to date vaccination requirements for the country and area you are visiting. Please contact the Kenya Tourist Board on 0207 202 6362 for up to date country information.
Direct services to Nairobi are available from London Heathrow on Kenya Airways, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Kenya Airways has an unrivalled route network making any safari and beach combination possible.
For the latest update-to-date Kenya travel advice, click here.