Kenya Travel Insurance Plans

Familiarize yourself with Travel Guard’s most important travel tips and safety information to make sure you’re more prepared for your vacation to Kenya.

For tourists looking for beautiful scenery, unique wildlife and a peek into another culture, Kenya is an ideal destination. Whether you’re hoping to explore Amboseli National Park, tour Lake Victoria or get a first-hand look at the Masai Mara Great Wildebeest Migration, you can create an unforgettable vacation in Kenya. While you get ready for takeoff, Travel Guard can help you plan.

Kenya Travel Insurance Plans

Do I need a travel insurance plan to visit Kenya?

A travel insurance plan isn’t required for entry to Kenya; however, it is highly recommended to have medical expense coverage when traveling internationally since many U.S. healthcare plans may not provide international coverage. Depending on where you are traveling in Kenya, it may take a bit of traveling to get to medical care, so having medical evacuation coverage is also a good idea. Additionally, a travel insurance plan can give you a variety of other coverages, which may include Baggage Delay, Trip Interruption, Trip Cancellation and more to help protect your travel investment.

What is the best travel insurance plan for Kenya?

Travel Guard’s Deluxe Plan is a great option for travelers visiting Kenya since it has the highest benefit limits for most coverages, including medical expense coverage which can be essential in helping protect your travel investment. If you're traveling with any expensive gear (like camera gear to capture those once in a lifetime shots) higher Baggage Coverage limits could come in handy. Other popular coverages include Missed Connection, Emergency Evacuation and Trip Cancellation. Finally, all of our travel insurance plans come with access to Travel Guard’s 24-hour emergency travel assistance, so you don’t have to deal with unexpected events on your own.

How much is a travel insurance plan for a trip to Kenya?

A travel insurance plan usually costs between 5-7% of the total price of your trip. Several factors come into play when it comes to pricing your plan, which may include the product you choose and the number of travelers in your party. For more details on pricing, check out our article on how much travel insurance costs.

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Kenya Travel Tips and Safety Information

To help ensure travelers to Kenya are as safe and informed as possible, Travel Guard has compiled some popular questions asked by tourists visiting the country.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions for U.S. visitors to Kenya?

For the latest information related to COVID-19 travel requirements for Kenya, please visit the official U.S. Embassy website for Kenya.

What currency is used in Kenya?

The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling which can be exchanged from U.S. dollars at a local bank before departure, an airport exchange kiosk or an ATM once you arrive. Debit and credit cards are accepted in major cities, though smaller towns and vendors may only accept cash. Finally, if using your credit or debit cards, let your bank know of your travel plans to help avoid interruption in accessing your finances.

What language is spoken in Kenya?

The official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English, which means you can find English speakers throughout the country. It is still a good idea to learn common sayings and phrases or download a translation app that works offline to avoid confusion.

Do I need a visa or passport to travel to Kenya?

Yes, tourists visiting Kenya require a visa in addition to a passport that is valid six months past your arrival and two blank pages for your entry and exit stamps.

How do I contact the U.S. Embassy in Kenya?

The U.S. Embassy in Kenya is located in Nairobi. Visit the official U.S. Embassy government website for a list of up-to-date phone numbers and addresses.

What is the weather like in Kenya?

Kenya has little variation between seasons with a hot, dry season from October to March. February and March have the highest temperatures. Kenya sees a cooler, wet season from April to November with July to August being the coolest with temperatures in the mid-60s.

When is the best time of year to visit Kenya?

The best times of year to visit Kenya are from January to February and from July to October since these are typically the driest time of year, though the latter is an ideal time to go for a safari. For better deals and less crowds, consider traveling during the months of October, November and December for the country’s shoulder season where some rainfall can be expected.

What is the dial code for phoning to and from Kenya?

The dial code for Kenya +254, when calling from the U.S. remember to use the exit code of +011, followed by the area code and seven-digit number of the caller you’re trying to reach. To call home from Kenya, use the U.S. dial code of +1 followed by the 10-digit number you’re contacting. Be sure to contact your phone provider before departure to help avoid service interruptions and unwanted fees during your trip.

What kind of power adapter do I need for my electronics?

Kenya uses a higher voltage than the U.S., which means you’ll need a transformer to be able to use your devices. Additionally, an adaptor is needed to connect your electronics to the wall plug, we recommend a universal adaptor that can be used on other trips in the future.

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Other Kenya FAQs

Are there vaccination requirements for travel to Kenya?

A Yellow Fever vaccination is required for travelers who are under one year of age; however, there are several recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit the official CDC website for an up-to-date list of information.

Is Kenya a good vacation for families?

Kenya is a great destination for families, though be sure to check any age restrictions for safaris and other activities you may be planning.

Travel Guard offers comprehensive and customizable travel insurance plans for travelers visiting Kenya. With excellent coverage and specialized emergency travel assistance representatives ready to help you at any time, Travel Guard is there for you. Compare our popular plans and find the best one for you!

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