Travel Vaccinations for Kenya

Wherever you are travelling in the world, Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of travel vaccinations. If you are travelling to Kenya, you often need additional travel vaccinations to protect yourself from infection.

The travel vaccinations you need for Kenya may depend on…

  • Which areas you will be visiting
  • The time of the year of your trip
  • What kind of activities you will be participating in
  • Your age and general health
  •  Your individual risk assessment

The table below is a general guide for travel vaccinations for Kenya (see our price list)

VaccinationAll travellersMost travellersSome travellersRoute of transmissionVaccine coursePrice
Yellow FeverYesMosquitoesSingle dosePrice
MMRYesPerson to personCourse of twoPrice
Diphtheria, Tetanus, PolioYesPerson to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
Hepatitis AYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice
TyphoidYesContaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
RabiesYesBites and scratches from animalsCourse of threePrice
Hepatitis BYesBlood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourseCourse of threePrice
Japanese encephalitisYesMosquitoesCourse of twoPrice
TuberculosisYesPerson to personSingle dosePrice
CholeraYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice

Please be aware that information on this site does not constitute as medical advice and is merely for guidance. You should always seek specialist travel health advice before you travel.

Why Travel Klinix?

  • Consultant expertise: Travel Klinix is run by Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine
  • Nursing excellence: Gemma Hicks is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward
  • Unrivalled service: The only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise
  • Trust : You can therefore be reassured that you will receive the correct vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner
  • Flexible appointments : We offer flexible same day, evening and weekend appointments
  • Accessible location with free parking
  • Professional and yet friendly service. See what our customers say:
  • Excellent personalised approach to travel ID protection. Highly recommended” – RK
  • “They are reassuring, calm, professional, friendly – I now feel ready to face any diseases the world cares to throw at me!” – SB

Who will be vaccinating you?

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister
Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

Dr Gowda’s top tip for Kenya

Kenya does experience outbreaks of cholera, so you should protect you and family by ensuring you have access to safe drinking water and consider vaccination.  Please ask us for details.

If you are only travelling to the city of Nairobi, the risk of yellow fever and malaria is very low and therefore yellow fever vaccination and anti-malarial tablets are not routinely recommended.


Map of malaria risk Kenya
Risk of malaria in Kenya

There is a high risk of malaria in most areas of Kenya except above an altitude of 1800m. There is little risk of malaria in the city of Nairobi. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix.

Recommended malaria tablets for Kenya

It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquito bites when travelling in Kenya. You will require malaria tablets for travel to Kenya. Please ask us for advice.

What is malaria?

Mosquitoes spread malaria by biting from dusk till dawn. It is a serious and potentially life threatening infection. You are at risk of malaria in most of the tropical regions of the world but most cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases with an estimated 429,000 deaths. 90% of these cases and 92% of malaria deaths are in Africa.

Malaria symptoms

This can be anything but the most common malaria symptoms are fever, chills, headache and overwhelming body and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms within 3 months of a travelling to a country where malaria occurs then you should contact your doctor urgently; diagnosis is quick and easy with a simple blood test. If you are diagnosed and treated promptly you should make a full recovery. If, however, you delay seeking help, malaria can be difficult to treat and you may become seriously ill.

Malaria prevention

You can prevent malaria in four, easy steps. The A, B, C, D of malaria prevention is easy to remember:

Awareness of the risk

Bite prevention (particularly at night time by use of repellent or nets)

Chemoprophylaxis (use of appropriate malaria prevention tablets)

Diagnosis (prompt diagnosis and treatment)


For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever risk and vaccine certificate requirements for Kenya

There is a risk of yellow fever transmission in some parts of this country. Please ask us for advice

Vaccine certificate requirements for Kenya

Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccine certificate is required for travellers above the age 1 year arriving from countries with a risk yellow fever transmission.

For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever

Additional travel health advice and risks for Kenya

You are at risk of insect and tick borne diseases such as Rift Valley fever, West Nile virus, African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis and African tick bite fever. By avoiding insect bites, you can reduce the risk of these diseases.

Kenya general information

Kenya lies at the heart of Africa with its history going back to the pre-historic era. It’s famous for its lush, fertile highlands, beautiful beaches and a wide range of wildlife. Kenya has so far managed to protect its wildlife, and the famous Masaai Mara and Tsavo national park are home to the ‘big five’ animals; the lion, leopard, wild buffalo, elephant and the rhinoceros.

If you simply prefer a bit of downtime for some rest and relaxation, why not head to the many beaches Kenya has to offer such Diani, Watamu and Nyali?