Kenya visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Kenyan Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Burkina Faso nationals can visit Kenya for the duration of 90 days by applying for an e-visa.
  • Citizens of Burkina Faso are required to have a  passport valid for six months beyond the date of entry into Kenya.
  • Visitors are advised to leave at least 2 blank pages of their passport for entry and exit stamps.
  • Tourists will be required to provide a certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination.
  • Visitors with foreign currency over $10,000 will be required to declare it
  • Minors from Burkina Faso hoping to travel to Kenya must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Visitors are required to have a return or onward ticket and evidence of sufficient funds to spend during their stay in Kenya.
  • A detailed printed itinerary of your time in Kenya and a confirmation of accommodation during the stay, which can be a hotel reservation is needed.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Kenya from any international airport in Burkina Faso. These airports can be found in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Kenya Airways, Brussels Airlines, Air France and Emirates Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Kenya.
  • The estimated flight time from Burkina Faso to Nairobi, Kenya is 12 hours, 45 minutes.
  • The Kenyan Shilling is the official currency of Kenya. Visitors with foreign currencies are advised to visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The best times to visit Kenya is from July to September, during the country's dry season, which also coincides with the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra.
  • The Bantu Swahili language and English serve as Kenya’s official languages but there are more speakers of Swahili than English in the country.
  • The predominant religion in Kenya is Christianity, Islam is the second-largest religion in Kenya, other faiths practised are Baha'i, Buddhism, Hinduism and traditional religions.
  • Lions and Leopards are part of the landscape of the country which has made Kenya one of East Africa’s Favourite Safari destinations.
  • Wildlife safari is the soul of Kenya’s tourism with safe infrastructure like buses, jeep and light aircraft are put in place for the comfort of tourists exploring the country. 
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $50 to spend per day in Kenya.
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Reserve, Tsavo National Park, Samburu, Buffalo Springs, Shaba National Reserves, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lamu Island are some of the tourist attractions in Kenya. 
  • The power and socket plug used in Kenya are of Type G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Kenya uses the East Africa Time zone (GMT+3) which puts it three hours ahead of Burkina Faso.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to go to Nairobi Kenya?

Despite the talks of Kenya being a country, terrorists can attack anytime, the Kenya Tourism Federation has issued a statement that Kenya is calm and security is stable and that all airports are operating as normal as are train services. Tourists are however advised to be cautious while in the country. 

When is the best time to travel to Kenya?

The best time to visit Kenya is during the country's dry season which is between July and September, which also coincides with the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra.

Is hunting allowed in Kenya?

Hunting was banned in Kenya in the 1970s. There is no commercial hunting in the Country. As such, the wildlife outside the parks is severely limited.

Can I travel to Kenya if am pregnant?

Women that are over 36 weeks pregnant are recommended not to fly. Also, flying during the first week following delivery is restricted, so as to ensure safety of both the mother and the baby.