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Zucchero and Watamu one year later ... still emotions

I leave the long winter behind and with great joy I welcome the arrival of summer with the long-awaited holidays because the desire to return to Kenya to my beloved Watamu and to my dear friend sugar it gets stronger and stronger.

And so on the evening of August 14 aboard an Airbus 330-200 of the Eurofly I say goodbye to Italy from the window and away ... flying to Kenya. The impatience and the desire to arrive make the journey even longer, but finally at 6.30 on Saturday 15 August the wheels of the aircraft touch the ground ... SIIIII I'm in Mombasa. Immediately I queue for checks and baggage claim and I hurry to reach the van for the transfer to the village.

The journey takes about two hours and from the window I look at the city of Mombasa in its morning chaos, with its perfumes, its smells, with its barefoot children running after the tourist buses with the hope that someone will throw them from the window a candy, trying to remember roads already traveled and places already seen.

The hand of the clock runs slowly and I am impatient, more and more impatient but here is the sign of the Aquarius Beach ... I finally arrived. A host of beach boys is ready to attack the new arrivals but I already have someone waiting for me, the best, my great and dearest friend sugar! Great is the emotion in embracing him again and great is the emotion of finally returning to that land that last year gave me the most beautiful and strongest emotions of my life!

I make an appointment with sugar later and I go to the Aquarius for check in. I see familiar faces, and the feeling of feeling at home comes alive inside me, I look around, and it's all like last year, no, there is something new: the connecting bridge between the central body and the Lily Palm. My room is in the main building, on the mezzanine floor overlooking the pool and restaurant.

A quick shower and with Stefania and Alberto, a couple we met at the airport, we meet Zucchero and we immediately fix the excursion package with him: two days of safari in Tsavo East, the Blue Safari and half a day in Malindi.

After lunch we relax in the pool, the tiredness of the journey is felt. Lying on the bed I look at the sky, I let myself be carried away by the sensations, thousands of images flow in front of me, the memories of last year, the expectations of this year but the important thing is that I feel happy and serene.


The next day, Sunday 16, we are ready for the first excursion: the Blue Safari to the mangroves. The appointment with sugar it's on the beach. Having gathered the whole group, walking along the seafront, we reach the point where our “Surprised” boat is moored; Once on board, riding the waves of the slightly rough sea, we enter the wonderful mangroves and slowly sail enjoying the wonderful landscape that surrounds us. From a distance we see a group of pink flamingos, we get closer, and they are disturbed by the noise of the engine and soar, thus showing us the beauty of the colors of their coat.

Lunch time is approaching, we reach the islet where a rich buffet awaits us: rice with octopus sauce, swordfish with potatoes, lobster and prawns and finally lots of good fruit. Between laughter and a lot of joy we devour lunch and a loud applause to the great sugar who understood that to make Italians feel good you have to "take them by the throat" !!!!

After an hour of siesta post lunch back on board we reach the marine park of Watamu and there we stop for a dip among the colorful fish and then we return to the village.


It is Monday, August 17, appointment at 6.00, breakfast at the local "The snack" and off we go for the safari. As a beach girl, sugar entrusts me with a minibus whose guide will be the legendary Ambrose and after two hours of traveling on winding roads ("you dance without music" he always says sugar) and dusty here we are at the park entrance.

All full of adrenaline and with the camera in hand we are ready to immortalize the images of the beautiful savannah with its colors, the diversity of landscapes and the beautiful animals that populate it.

I enjoy the scenery with complete tranquility and act as a spokesperson for the directions and explanations of our driver Ambrogio.

Zebras, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, baboons, crocodiles, hippos, wild boars, but here is the most coveted "prey": lions. To be precise, lionesses, we see a group of them relaxing among the bushes, one lying on a log, then one ready for an attack on a prey that will then escape her.

Satisfied and happy we reach Voi Wildlife Lodge for lunch.

This year, accommodation is not in tents but in rooms, which are undoubtedly more comfortable than the tent which, however, in my opinion "made more safaris". Peace, this is what I perceive when I am at the lodge and on the terrace overlooking the pond where the animals come to drink, I relax ready to face the afternoon "hunt".

Back on board the minibuses we leave again, until sunset, which we are unable to enjoy due to the sky covered by huge gray clouds. We return to the lodge, shower, dinner, a chat with friends and go to bed early, the next day the alarm is at dawn.

After breakfast we leave for new adventures and new emotions. Today Zucchero is with us on our minibus, we leave the lodge, at a certain point at the CB a report, Ambrogio begins to run madly: they have spotted an octopus. It is far away and camouflaged with the color of the savannah we can hardly see it, I take the telescope, there it is, it is there, motionless, with all its elegance and with a fixed gaze in front of him.

We are all very happy, after taking the photos we leave again. After walking a few meters we spot a male but without a mane walking not very far from us. What can I say, a morning full of great emotions!

The time spent in the park is about to end, the ticket is valid for 24 hours and so we leave for the return to Watamu.


It is Thursday 20th. After leaving us on Wednesday in total relaxation to recover from the safari, sugar accompanies us to the island of love. It is not known why it is so called, there are those who say it because of its shape of heart and there are those who say because they had found a couple who made love ...

It can be reached on foot along the streets of Watamu. It is nice to walk through the streets of the town, you get to see how people live, you meet many children who as soon as they see groups of tourists chase them asking for sweets, pens and T-shirts.

We reach the island on foot due to the low tide and immediately jump into the water attracted by the wonderful colors of the Indian Ocean.

Lunch time is approaching and the tide begins to rise, but we are able to return on foot again. It is impressive to see how fast the water level rises and how strong the currents are. Otherwise there are some very handcrafted boats that bring you back to shore.

The return to the village is always done via Milano 2, the area where there are the beautiful villas owned by naturally wealthy Italians.

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Mau Mau: extermination

Terrorism has always been a weapon of the system of power which, today as yesterday, imposes itself on almost the whole world, to guarantee the submission of peoples and the license to carry out wars wherever it deems necessary.
Falling into propaganda traps, which aim to make us believe that Western authorities have human rights at heart, and that there is a dark and inexplicably cruel enemy, is to ignore the true nature of the current system of power, which commits atrocious crimes but wants to pass itself off. for philanthropist, so as not to lose the indispensable support of the peoples of the rich areas of the planet.

There are many cases of extermination of populations defined as "terrorists" because they did not accept colonial submission.
In 1953, the revolt of the Kikuyu tribe took place in Kenya (Mau Mau, the term does not have a well-defined origin), which claimed the lands of the fathers. Kenya was born as a British protectorate, and in 1920, following the massive English immigration to the most fertile lands (White Highlands), it became a Colony. The British colonization had stolen arable land from the natives, reducing them to misery.

Expelled from their lands, the Mau Mau were forced to live on reserves, reduced to pure cheap labor for the English colonists. The Kikuyu decided to fight peacefully to get at least part of their lands, and to regain relative independence. The British reaction was ferocious: without thinking even remotely of an agreement, the British authorities immediately considered the Mau Mau "terrorists", starting a massive propaganda against them, and preparing a ferocious repression. The war, passed off as the "fight against terrorism", was of unprecedented cruelty, and also made use of torture, sexual violence and all kinds of violence, massacre with various types of weapons and deportation to concentration camps. The Mau Mau were described as powerful terrorists by the British secret services.

For example, in a report drawn up in December 1954, we read: "The last weeks of November were the best both in terms of losses inflicted on the Mau Mau and in terms of losses incurred, weapons seized, opponents surrendering, and Mau Mau thefts dwindled. In December there were no major operations to remember. The bands appear to have retreated into the forests and one of them was successfully attacked at an altitude of 10,000 feet on the moors of Mount Kenya. An RAF helicopter operated at heights that were previously deemed impractical for that type of vehicle. From the beginning of the year until November 30, 4460 terrorists were killed by the Security Forces and 524 were executed following trial."

In reality, it was the Mau Mau who were continually terrorized by the British, and thousands, including women and children, were locked up in concentration camps and tortured with electric shock.
To terrorize as much as possible, the British authorities hired the ferocious dictator Idi Amin, who committed an endless series of torture, persecution and summary executions, including of women and children, against the Mau Mau. For these "exploits", regarded by the British authorities as "heroic", Amin was praised and promoted to "Lord", which was the highest rank the indigenous soldier could have.
The scholar Caroline Elkin, in Britain's Gulag, denounces the horrors that the British committed in the villages of the Kikuyu and in the concentration camps set up to counter the resistance of the Mau Mau. From the testimonies of at least 300 survivors, a terrifying picture emerges of hangings, beatings, torture, collective rape and violence done to terrorize villages. The toll of the "British gulag" is quantified as over 100,000 dead.

British soldiers received 5 shillings (about 7 euros) for every Kikuyu killed, and often the quartered limbs of the natives were nailed to road signs, as a deterrent to other patriots. Elkin reports chilling testimonies: "They called us cursed Mau Mau and told us that we all deserved to die. ".

In order to make them cruel to the Kikuyu, the British guards were told that the latter were ferocious cannibals, and that if they did not kill them they would devour them. The scholar reports other terrible facts: "I am now convinced that at the end of colonial rule in Kenya there was a bloody campaign to eliminate the Kikuyu people, a campaign that left tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of deaths. For many whites in Kenya […] the Mau Mau did not belong to the human race, they were dirty and sick animals that could infect the rest of the colony, whose mere presence threatened to destroy civilization in Kenya. They had to be eliminated."
During the war, every Kikuyu was considered suspect, including women, children and the elderly, and many were subjected to "screening" (interrogation), a word that survivors are still terrified of uttering to this day.
During the screening they were tortured, mangled and often killed. The interrogations had the main purpose of creating a climate of terror, and to obtain information on the Mau Mau fighters. All suspicious people were tortured, whipped, burned, beaten, sodomized, forced to eat feces and drink urine, castrated. Women were raped with broken objects, snakes or beer bottles.
British propaganda said the camps were set up for the purpose of "rehabilitating", but in reality the goal was extermination.
The British authorities, in addition to propagating a very different reality from the real one, tried to erase all traces of the crimes, as testified by John Nottingham, a British official in Kenya: "The British government, on the eve of decolonization, extensively and deliberately destroyed much of the documentation relating to the detention camps and gated villages. I myself, as the Nyeri District Commissioner, I received the order to destroy all documents even remotely concerning the Mau Mau, and I knew that other officials had received and obeyed similar orders."
In the period of the war against the Kikuyu, the English newspapers spread reports describing the Mau Mau as savage and bloodthirsty, massacring the British. They focused only on the "barbarism" of the Kikuyu, and no news leaked about the British crimes, as is the case today in the wars unleashed by the Anglo-American authorities.

There were about 15,000 fighting Mau Mau, and they took refuge in the forests near Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. At the end of 1955, the Mau Mau Movement was defeated, 13,500 fighters had been killed, while the British killed were about 100. At least 90,000 Kikuyu civilians had died in the concentration camps, under torture or summary executions. The governor, at the end of the war, justified the massacre of the Mau Mau as follows: "The goal we have set ourselves is to civilize a large mass of human beings who are in a primitive moral and social state."

There was a strong sense of superiority in the British authorities, which made them believe they were entitled to commit any crime against those they called "terrorists". The British governments have never admitted the crimes committed in the colonies, and have never apologized to anyone, on the contrary, they have tried to conceal the crimes or to justify them, and to this day they believe they have the right to kill all those who oppose the their domain.

Even today the term "terrorist" is used by the Anglo-Americans with the same meaning as in the colonial period, even if the propaganda discloses a different meaning, to conceal the true strategy of neocolonial domination. The Western mass media lead us to believe in the existence of an enemy of the West, identified as an "Islamic extremist fighter", or "terrorist". In reality, extremist terrorist groups are formed, trained and financed by the Anglo-American authorities themselves, with the aim of criminalizing dissidents, repressing and justifying any war.
Terrorizing subjugated peoples was a method of domination that was considered valid since the beginning of colonialism.
For example, Winston Churchill considered it essential to use toxic gases against the colonial natives, because this "it would have sowed great terror"He knew that a fearful people are prone to submission or are too weak to fight effectively against the oppressor..

Terrorism is therefore a weapon of the system of power, which today imposes itself on almost the whole world, to guarantee the submission of peoples and the license to carry out wars wherever it deems necessary. Falling into propaganda traps, which aim to make us believe that Western authorities have human rights at heart, and that there is a dark and inexplicably cruel enemy, is to ignore the true nature of the current system of power, which commits atrocious crimes but wants to pass itself off. for philanthropist, so as not to lose the indispensable support of the peoples of the rich areas of the planet.

Perhaps today's fifty-year-olds will still remember the meaning of the term "mau mau" in the Italy of the boom and the economic miracle, with this vague racist-flavored phrase vagabonds, beggars and "drop outs" were apostrophized: all from the south, obviously, both in Italy and in the even more extreme one, the Mediterranean countries of the Maghreb.



Already in the colonialist environment, the custom of throwing the Bible overboard as soon as it crossed the Suez Canal was in vogue. Even the missionaries, fascinated by the "Black Continent", did not throw the Bible into the sea, but only the cassock.

When the missionaries came, we Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They told us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.

If you were fed your mother and told you that it is calf, you would not understand.

You would think and say it's good!

The post that the "bastards" do not like to read!

A glimpse into the current fascinating African culture!

The myth of the good proto-human savage who lives in harmony with nature! The proud heritage of Africa!
The year is 2010, it is not ancient history!

The video shows one of multiple extrajudicial executions in which victims are burned alive and. . .

Here is the fruit of mass injustice and combined extrajudicial killings. A society permissive of illegality, impunity and irresponsible unskilled corrupt security officials.

See details in: Witchcraft in Kenya

The "GAME SAFARI" practiced by blacks throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

"According to nature", as today they kill not only animals, tomorrow they will eat each other!

The ferocity of the black butchers knows no bounds and even here, in this "pristine world", these black-skinned beasts give vent to all their inhuman cruelty.

Such atrocious and impossible actions even by animals!

The "GAME SAFARI" trend today throughout the sub-Sahara! Good vision.

Watch the video and you will know the real "human beasts"! . and you will enjoy the ignorance and indifference of the population!

"" Burned alive in Kenya for stealing potatoes "
Good vision!

Two thieves lynched and burned alive for stealing potatoes in a market. . .

See details in: Witchcraft in Kenya

Kenya: Documents and news.

Travelers of Italian nationality, as well as those of most countries, must have an entry visa, which allows a period of stay of up to three months.

January 17, 2021

All up-to-date travel information.

The new Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of January 16 did not actually change anything in terms of travel beyond Europe, or the so-called "Schengen area".
Therefore, travel for tourism remains officially prohibited.
Those who have a second home in Kenya or a regular lease or have proven reasons of urgency can prove them with a self-certification and attached documents and embark upon an online visa issued by the Kenyan authorities.
By order of the Kenyan immigration authorities to airlines, in fact, those who do not have an online visa will not even board a direct flight to Kenya. We remind you that to fill out the online visa you need to go to the link on the Kenyan immigration site.
The fact that many compatriots are leaving for tourism anyway and are not checked at the airport does not represent a total certainty of the possibility of being boarded. Sometimes random checks are carried out, sometimes a fussy employee at check-in can cause you to lose your trip and ticket.

Then there is the "necessaire" chapter for the pandemic emergency:
SWAB: To enter Kenya it is necessary to present the PCR buffer (not serological, no other type of analysis) carried out no more than 96 before departure at the Nairobi or Mombasa airport. This says the Kenyan protocol and is also reported by our Foreign Ministry. However, lately it may happen that there are indications of 96 hours before arrival in Kenya. This has already happened and it is a problem of interpretation of the protocol (which in English says “before travel”, therefore “before the journey”). To be totally certain of entering Kenya, it is therefore advisable to have the Swab carried out no more than 96 hours after arrival in Kenya.

QR CODE: You need to obtain the QR code that will be scanned by the Kenyan authorities to notify the Ministry of Health and other offices of your presence on Kenyan territory. You can get it by filling in and sending this FORM:

To return from Kenya, the country's government does not currently require a swab, nor does Italy require it upon entry (and doing so does not remove you from quarantine, which is always subject to occasional checks or to your communication to the ASL).
For now, the obligation to have a buffer for boarding back to Italy can only be requested by airlines.
It is therefore advisable to ask the same companies you are traveling with and in any case, swabbing can be a form of respect for other travelers and peace of mind for those leaving.

January 12, 2021

For now, contrary to what was established by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, it is still at the discretion of individual airlines.

For travel between Italy and Kenya, where there are no obligations in airport transits by the countries where the aircraft change is made, everything remains unchanged.
The obligation to have an exit buffer, as reported by the website of the Embassy of Italy in Kenya, remains at the discretion of the airlines, despite the press release issued in recent days by the Ministry of Health regarding the use of the TT (Trusted Travel) code. which is a security system to check the authenticity of the tampons. System that has already been put into practice on the African continent and that has also been approved by France, Germany and the United States, but which has not yet had the effect of the obligation to present a negative Covid-19 certificate to the Kenyan authorities to be able to leave the country.
As for entering Kenya from Italy, the request for the PCR swab made no later than 96 hours before arrival and the QR code to be presented at the ports of entry remains unchanged.
However, it should be noted that in the press release from the Ministry of Health it is assumed that anyone must have a tampon with a TT code. We will have to see what the government will decide in the next few hours, days, or even never.

However, this is the notice of the Italian Embassy.
Kenyan authorities have launched a new online COVID test verification system for passengers arriving in the country, effective from 11 January 2021.
Arriving passengers must register and enter the site register select the item "Check in" and choose the route of their journey, upload their negative COVID PCR certificate and enter their flight information. The procedure is used to generate an alphanumeric and QR format “Trusted Travel” code, which can be requested at the airport.
Pending the full operation of this new system (and in case the above procedure is not successful), travelers arriving in Kenya are still recommended to have their negative certificate for COVID PCR test carried out no earlier than 96 hours. from the arrival in Kenya, translated into English.
For travelers departing from Kenya and headed to Italy, there is still no obligation to present a negative COVID certificate, unless the same is requested by the airline or the country in which the airport transit is carried out.
If this occurs, travelers who carry out a COVID test in one of the laboratories authorized by the Government of Kenya will receive an email and / or an SMS from PanaBIOS with instructions to generate their "Trusted Travel" code online (where this is not occurs after a certain period of time, it is advisable to contact and request the laboratory where the test was carried out). Even in this case, it is still recommended to have your paper certificate with you.

January 3, 2021


The closure of bars and restaurants remains in force at 9pm.

Kenya recently decided to extend the national curfew, in place every evening from 10pm to 4am, until March 12, 2021.
This was announced by Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i at the exit from the meeting of the National Emergency Response Committee (NERC), communicating a decision that came directly from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“The Head of State has decided to maintain the curfew in an attempt to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, also because the school calendar resumes tomorrow, Monday 4 January. At the same time, President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended some of the containment measures in view of the reopening of schools. We realize that we are not normal, due to Covid-19. So our President issued an executive order to guarantee the health of our children and therefore an extension of the national night closure ". Matiang'i also confirmed that the other measures that depend on the "curfew" (curfew), that is the closure of restaurants and bars at 9 pm, will remain in force, as well as that religious or political meetings in closed rooms have no more than one third of the capacity, that no more than 150 people can participate in weddings and funerals and that all outdoor gatherings and political rallies are banned, as well as sports activities outside individual schools.

From 1 January 2021 to enter Kenya only visa online!

From January 1, 2021, entry visas to Kenya will be issued exclusively electronically, with the obligation for passengers to obtain the e-visa before departure. The electronic visa (eVisa) will be an entry requirement for all travelers. The online platform allows those who travel to Kenya and are entitled to it, to obtain permission to enter the African state in a much faster and easier way than applying to an embassy or consulate.
The single entry visa can only be requested online on the website.


The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, extended the curfew for another sixty days, from 11 in the evening to 4 in the morning. Bars and pubs may reopen but only until 10pm.

Is it possible to travel to Kenya from Italy for tourism?

No, it's not possible yet, and it probably won't be until next October 31st. It is a problem of Italy, which follows directives of the European Union. The current decree establishes that it is not possible to leave the countries of the Schengen area (Kenya, obviously like all non-European nations and Switzerland, is not part of it) for the sole reason of a holiday. The fact that you want to spend 3 or more months in Kenya, but always with a tourist visa, is not a valid reason for allowing the trip. In this case, buying a plane ticket to go to Kenya as a tourist is at your own risk. You may be fine and at the airport check-in you may not be asked for the reason for your trip, and any self-certification and attached documents, just as it may happen that it does not happen. In case, upon arrival in Kenya there will be no problem in obtaining a tourist visa.

What are the reasons why an Italian can go to Kenya?

An Italian citizen can currently go to Kenya if he is a resident in that country, or if he has a temporary work permit, a volunteer relationship or is following a study or research program. Also, by showing a self-certification accompanied by documents proving the authenticity of the request, he may have been summoned for a job, a conference or other activities that have dates and references. Or he can have family members in Kenya and ask for temporary reunification. Also in this case it is necessary to prove the reunification with documents. Those who have a duly reported home in Kenya can also request a temporary move of residence.

Do you need a swab to enter Kenya or is the serological one enough?

The Ministry of Health of Kenya was clear, in its protocol issued on 27 July last: for travelers who want to enter the country from abroad, the PCR buffer is required, issued within 96 (4 days) hours of flight departure . If you arrive in Kenya without this certificate, local regulations require the traveler to observe a 14-day quarantine period. If you have booked a hotel or have a domicile indicated in the online form sent previously to the Ministry of Health or indicated on the online visa, you can carry out the quarantine at home, otherwise you will have to do it in a government facility, choosing from those available, but at your expense.

What are the restrictions in Kenya currently?

Come si può notare in tutto il mondo, le norme ci sono ma non sempre vengono applicate e spesso viene sanzionata solo la più evidente, ovvero la mancanza di mascherina.
In Kenya bisognerebbe rispettare il distanziamento sociale (1.5m), lavare o disinfettare le mani all'ingresso di ogni locale o ufficio, pubblico o privato, e indossare la mascherina.
Inoltre non è possibile passeggiare in spiaggia o fare il bagno in mare, a meno che non si sia ospiti di una struttura turistica, o clienti di un ristorante sul mare.
In Kenya fino al 26 settembre prossimo vige ancora il coprifuoco, dalle 21 alle 4 del mattino.
Nei ristoranti e fast food non si possono somministrare alcolici e la legge punisce sia i venditori che i consumatori. I bar che non danno da mangiare e le discoteche o pub devono restare obbligatoriamente chiusi. Ricordiamo che la legge keniota, mutuata dalla “common law” inglese, prevede che le contravvenzioni vengano discusse davanti ad un giudice.
Questo fa sì che per evitare la chiamata in corte o di dover trascorrere in cella il tempo che separa dall'udienza, spesso le forze dell’ordine chiedano un “pizzo”, specialmente agli stranieri. Per questo motivo, nonostante si possa notare in giro gran parte della popolazione non rispettare le norme vigenti (tranne il coprifuoco, per cui c’è l’arresto immediato per tutti), il consiglio è quello di non sgarrare.

Per tornare in Italia dal Kenya è obbligatorio fare (o rifare) il tampone?

Attualmente non ci sono voli diretti dal Kenya all'Italia, quasi tutti arrivano da Paesi da cui all'arrivo in Italia il tampone PCR non viene richiesto. Ci sono però alcune linee aeree che richiedono il Tampone per l’imbarco. Conviene informarsi con la propria agenzia di viaggio oppure, se si acquista il biglietto online, chiedere direttamente alla linea aerea. Fermo restando che il Tampone PCR è valido 14 giorni, quindi per eventuali vacanze più brevi di dieci giorni non ci sono problemi.

Al ritorno in Italia dal Kenya è obbligatoria la quarantena?

Attualmente sì, viene richiesta la quarantena di 14 giorni al domicilio o residenza segnalato nell'autocertificazione che viene fatta compilare in aeroporto.
La quarantena in Italia viene applicata con restrizioni e controlli variabili da regione a regione. Facendo il tampone entro 72 ore dalla partenza dal Kenya, però, a seconda delle regioni, sarà possibile ottenere permessi per uscire di casa anche frequentemente.


Parziale dietrofront del governo. Dopo le proteste i ristoranti in Kenya rimarranno aperti fino alle 19.30. Bar e pub restano chiusi. Le distanze tra le persone (1.5m) devono essere rispettate e i tavoli non possono ospitare più di quattro persone, tenute a 10 metri quadri dalle altre. Inoltre, le misure richiedono che tutti i lavoratori delle strutture siano sottoposti ai tamponi Covid-19 per ridurre il rischio di diffusione della malattia da parte di camerieri e staff.


Il Presidente del Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, ha annunciato la riapertura delle Contee di Kilifi e Kwale, e dei quartieri di Eastleigh a Nairobi e Old Town di Mombasa a partire da domenica 7 giugno con orario iniziale del coprifuoco dalle 21 (due ore in più del precedente) e riapertura alle 4 del mattino (un’ora prima del precedente).
Coprifuoco allungato di due ore non significa che i ristoranti possono chiudere due o più ore più tardi. Il Ministero della Salute del Kenya ha ribadito che tutti i ristoranti devono essere chiusi entro le 16.00 come annunciato dal Governo lo scorso aprile.
Non ci sono buone notizie per chi vorrebbe venire in Kenya a breve o per gli stranieri e i businessmen che vorrebbero andare all'estero. Non ci saranno aperture del Kenya verso l'estero attraverso gli aeroporti internazionali: le misure di contenimento del Covid-19, in questo caso, sono state prolungate di altri 30 giorni. Quindi per adesso i cieli non riapriranno, ma il Presidente ha annunciato che tra 7 giorni verranno presi provvedimenti per riaprire i voli nazionali.
Secondo il Governo, non ci sono ancora le condizioni tecniche affinché ogni Contea possa affrontare l’eventuale crescita della pandemia nel Paese, considerato che le proiezioni per fine luglio prevedono circa 30 mila contagiati, ma che nell'idea di una riapertura anche solo parziale ne potrebbero contare 800 mila con 27 mila morti.
Per quanto riguarda gli altri assembramenti, funzioni e meeting, il divieto di ritrovarsi in più di 15 persone è esteso di altri 30 giorni.
Permane il divieto di recarsi in spiaggia, passeggiare e sostare in tutta la costa. Quindi chi va in spiaggia e vi sosta o cammina, rischia una contravvenzione e, in caso non osservi le regole Covid-19 (mascherina e distanze sociali) anche l’arresto e la quarantena in centri governativi per 14 giorni.

Il Presidente del Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, il 27 marzo scorso, avvalendosi di una task force di 21 esperti, alla notizia del primo caso di positività ha emanato immediatamente poche e chiare norme per contrastare il diffondersi del Covid-19: divieto di assembramento, distanza sociale, regole sanitarie, obbligo di mascherine, sospensione dei voli aerei interni e internazionali, coprifuoco dalle 19 di sera fino alle 5 di mattino fino a data da destinarsi, chiusura delle attività non essenziali e da ultimo il divieto di spostarsi tra le contee con al loro attivo qualche soggetto risultato positivo al coronavirus.
Nessun mezzo pubblico o privato potrà girare in tutto il Paese, con esclusione dei dipendenti dei settori della sanità, della sicurezza e di altri quadri logistici delle istituzioni.
Il 6 aprile il Presidente aveva annunciato la cessazione dei movimenti in entrata e in uscita dalle tre contee costiere di Mombasa, Kilifi e Kwale per tre settimane.
Da ieri sera, 21 aprile 2020, anche chi risiede nella Contea di Kilifi ma lavora fuori non potrà più rientrare a meno che non abbia una lettera speciale firmata dalla Contea, così come nessun veicolo commerciale, se non per il trasporto dei soli beni di prima necessità esentati dal lockdown. Altresì nessuno potrà più abbandonare la Contea di Kilifi, nemmeno per transitare unicamente nelle altre due della costa, ovvero Mombasa e Kwale County. Tutti gli special pass che erano stati consegnati anche a dipendenti del Governo centrale sono stati ritirati.

Visto Kenya: anche nel 2020 valido il cartaceo
Anche per questa nuova stagione turistica, e si suppone per tutto il 2020, i turisti stranieri potranno ancora entrare in Kenya con il visto turistico cartaceo compilato e richiesto direttamente alla dogana d'ingresso nel Paese, oltre che con quello online da ottenere solo ed esclusivamente attraverso il sito (gli altri siti che lo propongono o sono agenzie che aggiungono una commissione oppure sono siti truffa, quindi meglio evitare). Nonostante il visto online sia ormai un dato di fatto e la sua implementazione nel sito dell'Ufficio Immigrazione solitamente lo renda facilmente ottenibile in poche ore dalla richiesta e dal pagamento con carta di credito, in prossimità dell'alta stagione, con le tante richieste, il rilascio digitare potrebbe avere dei ritardi. Tuttavia il Ministero del Turismo ha confermato che per il quarto anno consecutivo dalla sua introduzione sarà ancora possibile entrare in Kenya con il permesso cartaceo (50 dollari o 40 euro) ottenuto direttamente in aeroporto. Considerando la quantità di voli charter e di linea che dal 21 dicembre si sovrapporranno nell'arco delle giornate, il visto online potrebbe evitare un po' di code supplementari ai turisti, permettendo loro di non dover sostare all'ingresso dell'ufficio immigrazione degli aeroporti per compilare un secondo modulo, mentre il primo solitamente viene fornito in aereo (dipende dalle compagnie)o scaricare da questo link.

Il visto d'ingresso in Kenya per i turisti (VISA), vale 90 giorni ed il costo è di 40 euro. Successivamente, pagando circa 20 euro (Kshs 2.200), è estendibile di altri 90 giorni presso gli Uffici di Immigrazione territoriali in Kenya.
Tuttavia all'arrivo negli aeroporti gli Ufficiali kenioti dell’Immigrazione potrebbero timbrare visti per un solo mese.
Il Direttorato dell’Immigrazione del Kenya ha infatti dato disposizioni ai propri Ufficiali nei punti di ingresso doganali di rilasciare VISA Turistici temporanei di un mese estendibili gratuitamente per i due mesi successivi presso gli Uffici di Immigrazione di competenza territoriale.
Quindi prima della scadenza ci si dovrà rivolgere agli Uffici di Immigrazione territoriali per l’estensione gratuita del visto.
Si fa inoltre presente che la sola estensione anche di un solo giorno nel trimestre successivo (ai primi tre mesi) comporterà il pagamento di una imposta di Kshs 2.200.
Queste disposizioni sono transitorie e soggette comunque a futuri cambiamenti.

Adeguamento aeroporto di Malindi a scalo internazionale.
La data d’inizio dei lavori di adeguamento della pista è stata certificata dalle parole del Sottosegretario ai Trasporti Irungu Nyakera con l'inizio del nuovo anno fiscale, che in Kenya significa da giugno. Secondo i progetti presentati tempo fa dal direttore dell’aeroporto, i lavori dovrebbero durare circa 18 mesi, quindi è plausibile pensare che Malindi avrà finalmente lo scalo internazionale nel 2019, 2020 o nel 2021, stando ai sistematici ritardi burocratici.

Ripristino dei visti manuali di ingresso in Kenya fino a data da destinarsi.
In una nota diramata dal Ministero dell'Interno e trasmessa a tutti gli interessati, poi pubblicata dalle agenzie di stampa e dagli enti turistici, il Governo keniota ha deciso di ripristinare i visti manuali anche nel porto doganale di ingresso in Kenya fino a data da destinarsi, oltre che online.
Il Governo aveva precedentemente disposto:
Il visto di ingresso, fino al 1 settembre 2015, potrà essere rilasciato anche dall'autorità aeroportuale di Nairobi o Mombasa, da detta data il visto di ingresso singolo potrà essere richiesto esclusivamente on line sul sito con un costo di USD $ 51 e pagando utilizzando una carta Visa o Mastercard. Il tempo di elaborazione è di 2 giorni lavorativi.
Una volta rilasciato, l'e-Visa (il visto d'ingresso elettronico) sarà messo a disposizione sul vostro conto e-Visa.
È necessario stampare una copia del rapporto da presentare, unitamente al passaporto, alle autorità aeroportuali quando si arriva in Kenya.
L'e-Visa ha una validità di 3 mesi, quindi è necessario intraprendere il viaggio prima della sua scadenza.
Giunti al controllo dell'immigrazione nella stazione aeroportuale d'ingresso, viene rilasciato un visto per un periodo di soggiorno non superiore a 90 giorni, che può essere rinnovato per altri 90 giorni presso una sede per l'immigrazione. Il numero massimo di giorni che un visitatore può rimanere in Kenya è di 6 mesi.
Nel caso di cancellazione della richiesta del visto o lo stesso non venga concesso dal governo del Kenya, le tasse non saranno rimborsabili.
Il visto, rilasciato dalle autorità aeroportuali, dovrà essere pagato esclusivamente con carta di credito.
A fronte di sgradite sorprese, suggerisco di effettuare il visto di ingresso online.

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I viaggiatori, inoltre, devono dimostrare di avere un biglietto di andata e ritorno, in caso contrario è possibile che le autorità richiedano l'acquisto del biglietto di ritorno o di effettuare un deposito rimborsabile.

Le tasse aeroportuali sono incluse nel biglietto aereo quindi non dovete pagarle al momento della partenza dal Paese come era una volta. È possibile importare valuta straniera sino ad un valore massimo di USD $ 5.000. Nel Kenya, il denaro deve essere ufficialmente cambiato solo negli uffici preposti come banche o uffici di cambio, anche se il cambio clandestino avviene alla luce del sole.
Le restrizioni doganali sono simili a quelle di altri paesi, le armi sono totalmente vietate, comprese le armi giocattolo (che devono essere comunque denunciate all'ingresso nel Paese), inoltre è vietata anche la caccia dal 1977. È assolutamente vietato esportare avorio, corni, tartarughe marine, coralli e pellame di rettili.
Ricordiamo che il passaporto dovrà avere una validità residua di almeno sei mesi. All'ingresso nel Paese, viene apposto un timbro sul passaporto dal quale risulta la durata del soggiorno. Si consiglia al turista di dichiarare il periodo effettivo del soggiorno in Kenya e di controllare il timbro apposto sul passaporto. La proroga del soggiorno di ulteriori tre mesi può essere estesa solo in Kenya presso gli uffici competenti per l'immigrazione. Le sanzioni per il mancato rispetto di tale procedura possono arrivare anche all'arresto. Per entrare in Kenya il passaporto deve avere almeno una intera pagina bianca, al fine di poter apporre il visto di ingresso. In caso contrario, i viaggiatori potrebbero non essere accettati nel Paese e fatti rientrare in Italia con il primo volo utile.
Con la conversione del Decreto legge del 24 aprile 2014 l'Italia si è allineata con gli altri stati dell'Unione Europea abolendo il bollo annuale sul passaporto a partire dal 23 giugno 2014. È stata prevista, però, l'introduzione di un contributo amministrativo, valevole ai soli fini del rilascio del passaporto ordinario e consistente in un contrassegno telematico di concessione governativa acquistabile presso i rivenditori di valori bollati, pari a 73,50 euro (prima era 40,29 euro). A tale importo, che riguarda anche le ipotesi di rilascio a favore dei minori, va aggiunto il costo del libretto, pari a 42,50 euro.

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Per organizzare una vacanza in Kenya procurati il passaporto in validità. Generalmente per entrare nello Stato ti servirà un visto. Il documento vale tre mesi. In Italia, al momento dell'imbarco, otterrai il pre-visto. Per avere quello definitivo, ti basterà il normale biglietto d'imbarco. Puoi comunque richiederlo preventivamente in Italia all'Ambasciata del Kenya (a Roma) oppure in aeroporto. Chiaramente dovrai versare anticipatamente una quota. La moneta locale è lo scellino kenyano. Per non incorrere in problemi, fai il cambio in banca. Evita preferibilmente l'aeroporto. Le carte di credito vengono accettate ovunque. Quindi, buona vacanza e goditi il Kenya!

Altra attrazione imperdibile del Kenya è l'Amboseli National Park. In questo caso la natura ci regala un parco molto verde che, con lo sfondo del Kilimangiaro, ci propone una vista davvero imperdibile e ci permette di avvistare numerosi animali a distanza.

Oltre alla natura il Kenya offre anche luoghi adatti al divertimento. Parliamo di Watamu Beach, una lunghissima spiaggia bianca, l'ideale per una piacevole passeggiata in compagnia del proprio partner. In oltre, durante la bassa marea si può raggiungere una spiaggia bianchissima dove vi sembrerà di essere proprio al centro del mondo.


Per organizzare una vacanza in Kenya, puoi scegliere tra un viaggio all inclusive oppure uno indipendente. Nella prima opzione il pacchetto comprende il trasporto aereo, la sistemazione in camera, trattamenti all inclusive e l'assistenza in loco. Villaggi turistici come il Jacaranda Beach Ora Resort, L'Eden Village Beach ed il Veraclub Crystal Bay Atmosphera Resort a Watamu offrono questi servizi alla clientela. Tuttavia, verrai in ogni caso vincolato in date, orari ed eventuali tappe turistiche.

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*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of COVID-19 recovery in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions .

On March 26, the government announced further restrictions primarily focused on five counties: Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu, and Nakuru. The following restrictions took effect at midnight on March 26 and remain in effect until further notice:

  • Movement by road, air, and rail into and out of the five counties is suspended
  • International travel continues under existing guidelines (listed below)
  • Public gatherings and in-person meetings are suspended in the five counties
  • Curfew in the five counties is revised to commence from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Other counties will maintain the existing curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Curfew exemption passes are to be reviewed and until then, all existing passes are revoked
  • All physical and worship gatherings are suspended in the five counties. In other counties, the existing rule that places of worship may only use one-third of their capacity remains in effect
  • In-person learning at all education institutions through the entire country are suspended, except for those sitting for examinations and those in medical training institutions
  • In-person meetings within government are restricted
  • Sporting and recreational activities are suspended
  • Bars are closed in the five counties
  • Hospitals must restrict visitors to two individuals per patient
  • All funerals must be held within 72 hours after the confirmation of death, and no more than 50 people may attend a funeral
  • Weddings, ceremonies of rites of passage, and all other similar events or ceremonies may have no more than 30 people attending
  • Restaurants are closed for dining and may provide only take away meals in the five counties, and they may not serve alcohol. In other counties, existing restrictions remain in place, with strict enforcement of guidelines
  • All physical meetings or events including social gatherings are limited to no more than 15 people until further notice and
  • The prohibition of political gatherings has been extended.

Country-Specific Information

  • As of March 28, 2021, there have been 130,214 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kenya, with 91,754 recovered patients and 2,117 related deaths.
  • Bars and restaurants in the five designated counties are closed to in-person customers. Curfew in the five counties starts at 8:00 p.m. and at 10:00 p.m. in the rest of Kenya.
  • Mandatory wearing of masks in public remains in effect. The government will not provide services to individuals not wearing a mask.
  • All physical and worship gatherings in the five designated counties are suspended until further notice. In other counties, the existing rule that places of worship may only use one-third of their normal capacity remains in effect. No more than 50 people may attend funerals, and no more than 30 may attend weddings, with all in attendance abiding with Ministry of Health Protocols.
  • International flights resumed on August 1, 2020. Domestic air travel resumed on July 15, 2020 under Ministry of Health and Transport guidelines but was again suspended as of March 27 with limited exceptions.
  • There are no inland border crossings except for commercial trucks.

    • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Kenya? Yes, PCR testing is widely available. We expect antigen tests to be increasingly available during 2021.
    • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes, but turnaround times vary outside of major metropolitan cities, and it will be important to confirm the turnaround time with each lab.
    • Testing is available at the country’s major hospitals (Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital) and private laboratories (Lancet laboratories, Meditest diagnostics). The charge for the test is approximately USD 100 (KES 10,000) at private health facilities and USD 50 (KES 5,000) at government hospitals. Test results are typically available within 24 – 96 hours depending on laboratory and location.
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page:
  • Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity. To submit information in support of an exemption, email [email protected]

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Kenya approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
    • The Kenyan Ministry of Health has ordered 24 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Kenya received its first shipment of 1.2 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine from COVAX on March 2 and has started vaccinating front line health care workers and other priority groups.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Click here for information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination .

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • Arriving U.S. passengers are permitted to enter if the following conditions are met: 1) The passenger does not have a body temperature above 37.5°C (99.5°F) 2) The passenger does not have a persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms 3) The passenger has a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test conducted within 96 hours prior to travel. The Kenya Ministry of Health is planning to launch the Trusted Travel (TT) Initiative: . Please visit the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 hotline at 719 for updated information.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All passengers arriving in or transiting through Kenya must have a negative PCR COVID-19 certificate for a test conducted within 96 hours prior to travel. The Kenyan Ministry of Health is planning to launch the Trusted Travel (TT) Initiative: . Once this system is implemented, U.S. citizens who do not have such a test may be refused boarding or denied entry to Kenya.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for exit? Yes
    • The Kenyan Ministry of Health is planning to implement policies whereby outgoing travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 certificate in accordance with the trusted Traveler (TT) Initiative ( ) and the PanaBios system ( ) if their transit or destination country requires it. Travelers who intend to depart Kenya must first visit an authorized laboratory (according to the government of Kenya, all PCR COVID-19 testing laboratories are now part of the TT system), obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test, and be issued a TT code verified by airlines and immigration authorities. All COVID-19 testing laboratories, starting on January 9, 2021, must use the TT process when issuing COVID-19 testing certificates.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Port Health forms can be found at the Ministry of Health website or the Jitenge Ministry of Health mobile application. Visitors must scan the QR code from this application on entry. Travelers are encouraged to complete this in advance as Wi-Fi connections may be unreliable upon arrival.
    • The Government of Kenya established an online portal to extend visitor and resident visas. Please see: . Please note that the Directorate of Immigration Services has lifted an earlier amnesty on stay in Kenya over the six months stipulated visa period. Visitors on overstayed visas from September 14, 2020 are required to make arrangements to depart within 14 days or apply for residency (permit or pass).
    • Please be advised that effective January 1, 2021, all passengers are required to apply and obtain an e-visa before boarding an inbound aircraft to Kenya. The e-visa can be obtained through
    • Due to the rapidly- evolving situation, please check with your airlines, transit countries, and final destination on the most updated travel requirements (such as mandatory COVID-19 tests).

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
    • In the five counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu, and Nakuru, nightly curfew hours are from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
    • In the other 42 counties, nightly curfew hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes. Movement by air, rail, and road into and out of the five counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu, and Nakuru (as one zoned area) is suspended. Movement within the five counties is permitted.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • U.S citizens coming from the United States are exempted from quarantine. Please call the COVID-19 hotline at 719 or contact the Kenyan Embassy in Washington D.C. at for more information.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? International yes domestic with restrictions.
  • Is public transportation operating? Varies by county.
    • Individuals using public or private transport are required to wear a protective mask.

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • Those violating the curfew may be arrested and put in mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

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