Travel Documents & Entry Requirements 

Entry Requirements 

Kenya eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

An Electronic Travel Authorization  (eTA) is required. Starting January 5, 2024, all visitors including infants and children who intend to travel to the Republic of Kenya must have an approved Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before the start of their journey. Kenya eTA is a semi-automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to Kenya. 

eTA applications for Kenya should be submitted at least 3 days before travel to ensure adequate time for authorization.  Travelers can submit their applications up to 3 months before travel. Discover Corps recommends you apply for your travel documents within 60 days before departure Please note, that you can do it yourself through the Kenyan Embassy's online system. The Travel Authorization is valid for 90 days from the date of issuance.

The fee for the eTA is USD 34.09 per traveler, which includes the cost of the eTA and bank and processing fees.

To obtain your eTA you have 2 options: 

Option 1 - Full-Service Option 

Use our recommended visa processor: G3 Global Services: G3 is familiar with our programs and can assist you every step of the way.  

Option 2 - DIY Option 

Please have the following documents ready before starting your application:

You can check the status of your application at any time by visiting the following URL:


Kenya Contact Info

Lincoln Njiru (Guide) - +254 724 768 733 

Address: Nanyuki Town

Nanyuki Municipality, Kenya

Phone number: +254 734699851


Kenya Hotel Contact Information

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Nanyuki Town
Nanyuki Municipality, Kenya
+254 732123333 or 


Tamarind Tree Hotel

Tamarind Tree Hotel, off Langata Road, Nairobi
(+254) 730 865 000 


Encounter Mara Camp

Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Naboisho, Kenya
+254 20 232 4904


*Note: Just click below to download the Kenya travel itinerary


If you do not have a passport it is important to apply for one as soon as possible. It often takes four to six weeks to process the paperwork for a passport (and even longer during the peak travel season of March to August). For questions about obtaining or renewing your passport (American citizens) you can click here.

If you have a passport, please note it needs to be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date. 

It is also important that you have at least one completely blank page (with no stamps or visas) in your passport. This is a requirement for entry into many countries. 

If you are a U.S. citizen and need assistance with obtaining a new passport, we recommend working with G3 Visas and Passports to make the process smooth and easy.

*Note: Make several photocopies of your passport. Leave a copy at home with your family and carry a copy with you at all times when you are overseas. If you should lose your passport, having a copy will speed up the process of replacing it.