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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Kenya High Commission – 45 Portland Place - London - W1B 1AS - t 0207 636 2371 - www.kenyahighcommission.net

Republic of Ireland

Kenya Embassy – 11 Elgin Road - Ballsbridge - Dublin 4 - t 01 6136380 - www.kenyaembassyireland.net

Time difference

There is a 2hr time difference between Kenya and the UK and Ireland in summer and a 1hr difference in winter. When it is 12 noon in Kenya in summer it is 10am in London and Dublin.


A valid passport and a visa (which can be extended in Kenya) are required for stays of up to three months.


Compulsory vaccinations : DT polio

Recommended vaccinations : yellow fever, meningitis, typhoid, hepatitis A and B and in some instances measles

Insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).


Kenya is a country with a number of potentially dangerous areas for visitors. We strongly recommend that you consult the Foreign Office website to check on security issues before travelling.

www.fco.gov.uk - www.dfa.ie - For travel advice issued by government bodies.

Kenya Tourist Office – www.magicalkenya.com

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