Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Visas are not required by SA passport holders. (provided that the visit is not
longer than 30 days).

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever 

Recommended Vaccinations

  • TyphoidHepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Polio


  • Malaria risk
AA Club

Automobile Association of Kenya

Address: AA House, Embakasi, Nairobi
Contact: David Njoroge
Tel: +254 20 261 2300 / 11 or 252 5349
Cell: +27 (072) 220 5106

Members from foreign clubs may be provided services at the same discounts that the AA of Kenya’s Members enjoy.

consulate/embassy Contact Details

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • Foreign Vehicle Permit: Paid in USD. Fee from USD 25; valid for three months
  • Licence for Foreign Private Vehicle: Valid for 30 days USD 40
  • Toll Fees: To be paid at the Malaba Station
  • 80 / kph Sticker: Required on trailer if towing
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended

Compulsory. Application forms can be downloaded here

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

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