How To Apply For The East African Tourist Visa

Touring East Africa has been made easier by the introduction of the East African Tourist Visa.

This single Visa allows access to Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Once you have it you can go in and out the three countries as many times as you wish during the visa’s period of validity.

It is also cheaper to use East African Visas rather than pursuing individual visas for the above-mentioned counties.

If you are thinking of traveling to Kenya, be encouraged to to Kayak the Nile in Uganda and don’t hold back from visiting the Gorilla Mountains or seeing golden monkeys in Rwanda without any extra charges.

Visas issued for specific countries can only be used for that particular country

As a new visa, we know it can be a bit confusing for you, and that is why we have gathered a few information to ensure it is easier for you.

East African Tourist Visa
Sample of the East African Tourist Visa

Things you need to apply East African Tourist Visa

  • A travel document with at least 6 months Validity
  • $ 100 USD fee
  • 1 clear colored standard size passport photo
  • A latter of Visa application

NOTE: All persons must apply in their own right


How to apply.

Its advisable that when applying for the East African Visa you apply with the country you will commence your travel.

Uganda Online Visa

For those beginning their trip in Uganda visit for more information.

Kenya Online Visa

For those beginning their trip in Kenya. Find information on the visa application process on the consular section of your local Kenya embassy’s website          

Rwanda Online Visa  

For those beginning their travel in Rwanda will be the website to visit. Under “Type of Visa” select “East Africa Tourist Visa.” For more information contact your local Rwanda embassy.

east African Tourist Visa
East African Tourist Visa is not available on arrival, you need to apply ahead of time.

Things you need to NOTE.

  • It is valid for 90 days only.
  • It is not renewable
  • One is not permitted to work with this Visa.
  • Residents living in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda do not need to apply for visa.
  • Residents now need only a valid resident permit to explore the diverse cultures, landscapes, wildlife, activities and experiences available in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
  • Visas issued for specific countries can only be used for that particular country.
  • If you do not get a response from the immigration department within the stated allotted time do contact us for assistance.
  • In addition, please make sure you print off your visa, once received so that it can be handed immigration

More information: More information can be found on 

Most noteworthy, Citizens of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda (in that order) however, can now move easily in the  three countries using only a National ID or Student ID.

As a result, residents living within the three countries can now use a valid resident permit to explore the amazing diversity that exists in the region.

Don’T Look Any Further For Women-Only Travel Packages.

Don’t look any further for women-only travel packages. The best are here, offered by Kisima Safaris
Are you seeking for women only trips? Would you like to meet and make friends with other women? Would you like to spend tie with like-minded women while having a lifetime adventure? Are you seeking to let go yourself and be that girl that you always dream to be connecting with nature? Or do you prefer to relax while sipping tea, coffee or even a that wine that you so love?

Those dreams of mentoring a young woman can be met while on women only safari with Kisima Safaris. Come mingle with the Kenyan woman. You will be amazed as to how many things you have in common just because you are both women. This and many more are reason enough why you need that long waited vacation and will make a positive difference in your life.

Women-Only Trips

Women-only Safaris makes you connect self, Other women and Nature. On arrival you come in with packed suitcases but when going back home you take more as self-love, love for others, joy, strength, knowledge just to mention but a few are some of those that you will have added in your packing going back home. You also don’t leave us empty as we leave us with Love, smile, hope, care and any more. You plant a seed in other women’s lives that is priceless.


Women-Only Safari Programs:

Agro-Tourism In Kenya

What is Agro-tourism?

Agro-tourism is simply a blended mixture of two industries Agriculture and Tourism. It is the practice of touring farms and often participating in the farming activities. Most Tourist fly in the country only to view wildlife from the windows of their Safari Jeeps. They forget that Kenya is one of the world’s main agricultural product suppliers. Among them tea, coffee, cut flowers, nuts vegetables, fruits, cheese, meat and leather products.

Categories in Agro-Tourism


Tourist planning to have a taste of agro-tourism may partake in the following activities;

  • Farm workshops and traditional skills such as packaging flowers.
  • Coronary tours such as farm dinners, tea and Coffee tasting.
  • The most prolific form of Kenya’s agro tourism grab a basket and pick your own tea or coffee.

The old concept called Farm stays. This is when a paying guest stays in the farm at least overnight. Unlike hands off accommodation like hotels Bed and breakfast, Farm stays give clients an opportunity to get their hand dirty, gives them and their children an opportunity to work during vacation and learn skills new to them. And above all give our clients a first-hand day to day Kenyan lifestyle experience.

Why Agro-Tourism

Kisima Safaris have travel and talked to a number of farmers who host guests on farm stays and farm visits just to get a picture of agro-tourism in Kenya. Surprisingly, little data have been gathered on this sector to date.

In our interview we asked why people visit the farms. It happens that the answers we got we almost alike. Every farmer said that tourists who visit their farms are seeking a connection in themselves that they sense have been lost, they would like to find it but they don’t know how. But they know intuitively that farms are a good place to start looking. People come to restore, to renew, to reactivate, to regenerate, to remember. They come to learn, to invest, to carry home healthier ways of living. Above all to meet and interact with their food providers.


Agro-tourism and specifically the farm stay can be a profitable and socially important part of Kenya’s economy but farm stays have been practiced since the colonial times in Kenya. The sector has gone through some development in most parts of Kenya but it has room for more growth potential. At the cross roads of artistic, science and physiological knowledge, farms offer a type of hands on experience that people really crave. My preposition therefore is that developing the farm stay sector will help grow a generation who want to have a feel of the day to day Kenyan culture. That participation indeed can create a new economy.


To our visitor…

After knowing why partake agro-tourism visit, it is important also to know what visitors take with them when they leave, what do they talk about with their friends? What do they remember if not what they tasted, smelt, saw, heard and touched? Our senses act as gateways to individual epiphany.

To the host….

To the farmers, hospitality pays in more than one way. Generally, Agro-tourisms help farmers to diversify operations, spread financial risks and in many cases, maintain family farmland in production. Once up and running a farm stay here generates a third of the firm’s total revenue. Farmers also consider the non-financial benefits of Agro-tourism integral to the overall viability of the enterprise. Most farmers said that opening their doors kept their farms feeling vibrant and engaged with their communities’ center of giving and receiving. Although not all farmers are host, those that are find an exchange of inspiration and ideas with guest.

Farms to Visit

From the Coffee farming in kikuyu land, to the tea farming in Kericho and other Kenyan Highlands to the sugarcane farms in Nyanza; the enormous and productive Lord Delamare firms to the famous Pioneers; flower and horticultural farms in Naivasha, to the dairy cheese farm in Limuru to the wheat and baileys fields in Narok, the list is endless. Every field has a story; these stories have been harness and woven together by Kisima Safaris for you. Collectively I think that these simple experiences compose the future of our region with character and identity.

Kenya Re-branded

There for the idea is to build a synchronized visible identity that links together the food, beverage, farm, sport and tourism industries.  This could build a new brand, a new face of Kenya that offers more than the rich wildlife and the beautiful Kenyan Coast. I believe that this diversity as a strength. Agro- tourism addresses many mutual goals of land conservation, vital economic development, environmental education even food security and is there for worth a closer look, it also maintain on-farm livelihood transforming our country’s most natural  assets into regenerative, cultural and economic ones.


Sustainable Tourism is part of us. We practice it in our offices and out in the field. As you travel with Kisima Safaris please join us by practicing sustainable tourism.

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