Kenya drops park fees and announces free visas for under 16s

The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has declared plans to waive all visa fees for children under the age of 16 in a move to woo more foreign families into the country.

A giraffe in the Samburu National Park, Kenya.

A giraffe in the Samburu National Park, Kenya. Image by JULIAN MASON / CC BY 2.0

Single- and multiple-entry visas are currently charged at US$50 and US$100 respectively, regardless of age. The change is expected to be implemented by February. The president also announced that National Park fees in the country would drop from US$90 to US$60 – it’s not clear when this price change will take place.

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