Travelling to Kenya? Here’s all you need to know to stay safe
South Coast; from Diani to Kisite Marine National Park
The FCO does not currently advise against travel to this section of coast. It is possible to fly directly to Diani from Nairobi, which avoids travel through the island of Mombasa and the section of the A14 road north of Tiwi Beach (the two areas of the south coast to which the FCO currently advises against all but essential travel). Mombasa’s Moi International Airport is free from FCO warnings.
North Coast; from Kilifi to Lamu
There are no FCO warnings for this section of coast . It is considered safe to travel north of Lamu as far as Paté Island, but FCO warnings advise against all travel north of this due to its proximity to the Somalian border. Forty-eight Kenyans were killed by Somali militants in the farming village of Mpeketoni (56km southwest of Lamu by road) on 15 June 2014.
The majority of the capital city and its airports – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport (domestic) – are considered safe. The FCO warns against all but essential travel to only Eastleigh and low-income areas of Nairobi.
Masai Mara & other safari destinations
There are no FCO travel warnings for the Masai Mara or any of the other major safari destinations, including the national parks/reserves of Amboseli, Aberdares, Hell’s Gate, Lake Nakuru and Samburu. The private conservancies of Laikipia are also considered safe.
Somalia border & Garissa District
Travel to areas within 60km of the Somalia border and to the remote Garissa District in the northeast is advised against by the FCO.
For information and updates about safety in the rest of Kenya, check gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/Kenya.