Kenya visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Kenyan Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The Immigration policy of Kenya permits Zimbabwe passport holders intending to visit Kenya a visa-free entry for a maximum period of 90 days.
  • The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Kenya with two blank pages for entry stamps.
  • A computer generated flight itinerary and ticket as well as proof of accommodation is required from visitors to Kenya.
  • Visitors are also required to hold evidence of sufficient funds enough to sustain their stay in the country.
  • Visitors under age 18 travelling on their own require written consent from either parent.
  • The importation of poultry meat and products, fruits and toy firearms is prohibited.
  • Foreign currencies exceeding USD 10,000 must be declared before entry into the country.
  • Visitors are expected to show proof of yellow fever vaccination or they would be denied entry into Kenya.
  • Pets must be accompanied by an Import Permit issued by Kenya,a veterinarian good health certificate and rabies certificate.
  • The estimated flight time from Tanzania to Kenya is 3 hour 35 minutes.
  •  Kenya adopts the use of the East African Time (GMT+3) hence, Kenya 1 hour ahead of Zimbabwe.
  • The predominant religion in Kenya is Christianity, which is adhered to by an estimated 84.8% of the total population. Islam is the second-largest religion in Kenya, practiced by approximately 9.7 to 11.1% of Kenyans. Other faiths practiced in Kenya are Baha'i, Buddhism, Hinduism and traditional religions.
  • Kenya is a multilingual country. Swahili and English are Kenya's official languages. 
  • The Kenyan Shilling is the official currency of Kenya.
  • Smoking in any public place is prohibited throughout Kenya, except in designated smoking areas. Offenders can face a fine or imprisonment.
  • Taking photographs of official buildings, including Embassies, can lead to detention. If in any doubt, visitors are advised to not photograph or film around them. Photography is also prohibited at airports.
  • Plastic bags have been banned for environmental reasons.
  • Getting around in Kenya is possible through various public means of transportation including the matatu (Local matatus are the main means of getting around for local people), boats, shared taxis, tuk-tuks, buses, taxis.
  • Kenya adopts the use of type G power plugs and operates on a 240 V supply voltage and 50 Hz frequency.
  • The climate of Kenya varies by location. On the coast, the climate is tropical, with warm temperatures and high humidity. In the lowlands, the weather is generally hot and dry; while the highlands are temperate.
  • Swahili phrases that would be help visitors communicate easily include: Hello -" jambo/ hujambo/ ​salama"; How are you-"habari gani" and Goodbye -"kwa heri/ kwa herini".
  • There are two national dishes in Kenya: Ugali (Porridge made of maize) and Nyama Choma.
  • Nairobi National Park, Mount Kenya and Samburu National Reserve are places in the country that afford visitors the opportunity to explore the beauty of Kenya.
  • Kenya is home to about 70 different tribes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kenya malaria free?

Malaria is prevalent in Kenya and the risk is high all year round in most parts of the country, except in Nairobi where it is low. Visitors are advised to take necessary malaria precautions when travelling to the country.

Are there restrictions on the consumption of alcohol in Kenya?

Generally, there are no restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol in Kenya. However, in some alcohol areas, alcohol is restricted.

What documents do I need to travel to Kenya?

As a citizen of Zimbabwe travelling to Kenya, the general and most basic documents are a valid passport and a valid health certificate. Other documents include proof of accommodation, evidence of sufficient funds as well as onward/return tickets.

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