On the occasion of MADRE’s 35th Anniversary, we are thrilled to have you join Executive Director Yifat Susskind on an unforgettable journey to Kenya, where Indigenous women are defending human rights and innovating sustainable solutions to climate change. Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
In order to reserve your place on the trip, please complete this Guest Profile form before the July 9th, 2018 deadline (click here to register). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
International arrival and departure 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 recommended arrival/departure times:
- Arrive in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International airport (NBO) before 4:00pm on October 17th*, 2018
- Leave Nairobi from Jomo Kenyatta International airport (NBO) any time on October 25th, 2018
*While the trip officially begins on October 17th, we are happy to help make arrangements for you to arrive earlier.
Please let us know if you are interested in extending your travel in the region! Elevate Destinations would be happy to arrange a customized tour. Contact Meredith at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Please make sure your passport is current and valid for at least six months beyond your trip departure date. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages for the entry and exit stamps, or more if you are visiting several countries on this trip. Please note that the last two amendment pages are not acceptable for visas and 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 August 17th – September 17th 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 Group Travel Team: