Welcome to the Dining for Women trip to Kenya! Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
Please complete the following Guest Profile before this deadline (click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information. Kindly note the registration deadline is October 1, 2018.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Meredith (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you have booked your flights. Here are our arrival and departure recommendations:
- Arrive at Nairobi International Airport (NBO) anytime before 4:00 pm on January 20, 2019
- Leave from Nairobi International Airport no earlier than 5:30 pm on January 30, 2019
EXTENDING YOUR TRAVEL:
Elevate Destinations is happy to assist with your travel needs. Please let us know if you would like to arrange any pre or post travel plans.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail email@example.com, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Travelers should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay, and should have at least two blank (unstamped) visa page in their passport to enter the country. The last two amendment pages are unacceptable for immigration stamps.
All travelers to Kenya will need a visa to enter the country. Please note that this visa is only valid for 3 months after it is issued. We recommend applying for your visa between November 15th – December 15th to allow time for processing.
HOW TO APPLY
- Click register on evisa.go.ke/
- Select Create an account
- Once logged in, select Department of Immigration Services
- Select submit application
- Select Kenya Visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using Visa, Mastercard or other debit cards
- Await approval via email, then download and print the eVisa from your eCitizen account
- Present your printed eVisa to the immigration officer at the port of entry
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Kenya. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for Kenya.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Cholera, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Rabies, Yellow Fever*, and to take prescription medication before, during and after your trip to prevent Malaria**.
*Yellow Fever: Yellow fever is a risk in certain parts of Kenya, so the CDC recommends the yellow fever vaccine for travelers 9 months of age or older to these areas. The government of Kenya requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever. For more information on yellow fever in Kenya, see yellow fever in Kenya.
**Malaria: When traveling in Kenya, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Kenya, see malaria in Kenya.
Note: Zika is a risk in Kenya. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. Therefore, pregnant women should not travel to Kenya. Partners of pregnant women and couples planning pregnancy should know the possible risks to pregnancy and take preventive steps (more information).
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to our Travel Team: