In light of the recent travel advice issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which advised against all but essential travel to certain parts of the country, the Kenya Tourism Board has clarified which areas it considers safe for travel.
While there have not been any incidents in Mombasa and Nairobi that have affected tourists, security in all tourism establishments remains high. Kenya’s coast is safe for tourists, and business activities are operational despite the evacuation of British tourists.
Tour operators continue to sell safaris in Kenya and the coastal resorts of Diani, Malindi, Watamu, Kilifi and Lamu.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and all safari circuits throughout Kenya continue to operate as normal, and Kenya Airways, SAA and other scheduled carriers continue to operate regular flight schedules to Kenya.
The Kenya Tourism Board would like to clarify that the following areas of the Kenya coast are not affected and continue to operate as normal:
- North of Mombasa to Lamu: Che Shale, Kilambla, Kilifi, Lamu, Malindi, Mambrui, Manda, Watamu
- South of Mombasa and Tiwi: Diani Beach, Funzi Island, Galu Beach, Kinondo, Msambweni, Shimoni, Wasini Island