Kenya visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Kenyan Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nigerians visiting Kenya require an e-Visa for stays up to 90 days.
  • Nigerians visiting Kenya require a passport for entry.
  • Nigerians visiting Kenya must have a passport  valid for the period of intended visit and with one blank page for stamps. 
  • Visitors must have sufficient funds to cover their expenses during their entire stay.
  • Onward/return tickets and other documents necessary for visitor’s next destination must be readily available.
  • Visitors luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in Kenya.
  • There are no airport taxes required of Nigerians visiting Kenya upon departure from the airport.
  • Flights from Lagos to Nairobi, Kenya, will require two stopovers.
  • Direct flights between Lagos and Nairobi, through Kenya Airways typically lasts for 5 hours and 20 minutes. 
  • Nigerians visiting Kenya with pets will require an import permit, health certificate and a proof of rabies vaccination. 
  • Nigerians visiting Kenya must check for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza vaccination.
  • While Kenya is home to a diverse religious demography, Christianity is currently the religion practised by a vast majority of Kenya’s population.
  • The exchange rate between the Nigerian Naira  and the Kenyan Shilling is currently at 1 NGN = 0.29 (KES).
  • Because the time zone currently in use in Kenya is the Eastern Africa Time ( EAT ), Kenya is 2 hours ahead of Nigeria.
  • Getting around in Kenya is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes minibuses -which is popularly used as they are cheap (40 to 100 KES depending on the distance) and work for both long and short distance trips in all Kenyan towns and cities-, trains, domestic flights, car rentals, and Uber Nairobi.
  • Kenya uses a type G adapter for visitors travelling with chargeable devices.
  • Kenya has a humid tropical climate that explains the mostly windy temperatures in the two rainy seasons, which run from March to June and November to December.
  • The dry season from June to October is best for visiting as it is a good time to explore and participate in tourism-related activities.
  • While Swahili is Kenya’s official language, English is also widely spoken and visitors should have very little difficulty with communication when relating with Kenyans.
  • Visitors might want to pick up some basic Swahili phrases to help them navigate communications in rural spaces.
  • Visitors are advised to be careful when carrying out monetary transactions in Kenya, from currency changes to relatively expensive purchases.
  • Visitors taking pictures are advised to be respectful and conscious of their environment while at it. Photo subjects or their guardians might need to be tipped in some cases.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kenya safe for tourists?
Kenya is a relatively safe place to visit, although there are instances of petty crime.

What is Kenya's climate like?
Kenya has a tropical climate with a blend of hot, warm and cool seasons.

What is Kenya's cuisine like?
Kenya’s cuisine is made up of beef, vegetables, stews, soups, etc.

What to wear in Kenya?
Casual, comfortable and functional clothing is perfect for a Kenyan visit.

How to get around in Kenya?
Getting around in Kenya is possible by bus, matatu, or taxis.