Travel guide

Land of “Travel”.

People come here for one reason: its wildlife. Kenyan safaris are always magical moments. It’s easy to spot the Big Five in these spectacular, sometimes arid landscapes. But Kenya also offers other pleasant surprises, with its deep-rooted Swahili culture, its lakes and coastline with tranquil beaches…

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How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

Feel free to learn a few words of Swahili, but you can also speak English!

  • Good morning / Good evening = Jambo
  • How are you? = Habari Gani ?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Vizuri sana, asante, na wewe ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Semesha faransa / ingereza
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Nina fahamu / Sina fahamu
  • Sorry = Pole
  • Goodbye = Kwaheri
  • Welcome = Karibu
  • Thank you (very much) = Asante (sana)
  • Excuse me/Please = Samahani
  • I am French = Ni Mfaransa
  • My name is… = Ninaitwa
  • No thanks = Hapana asante
  • Yes/No = Ndiyo / Hapana
  • You’re welcome = Tafadhali / shika

Key figures

Surface area: 580367 km² 

49.7 million inhabitants (2017)

Good to know


Vaccinations up to date, compulsory and desirable :

  • DTPolio
  • MMR for children
  • anti-tuberculosis treatment
  • Yellow fever
  • bacterial meningitis A + C + Y + W135.
  • Depending on local travel conditions, vaccinations against typhoid fever and viral hepatitis A and B may be recommended.

Vaccination against rabies may also be offered in certain cases, depending on the conditions and location of your stay. Ask your doctor or an international vaccination center for advice.


French nationals need a visa to enter Kenya. The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry.

Since September 1, 2015, it is advisable to obtain, prior to arrival in Kenya, an electronic visa, issued online, within one week, however, it is still possible to obtain a visa on arrival at international airports.