Howdy! 😀 What is your island dream destination? Well, on today’s post, I am sharing with you 5 stunning visa-free islands for Kenyans… Perhaps it’s time to stop dreaming and start planning that trip? Read on…
If you’ve ever tried traveling to a place that requires a visa, then you probably know the stress that comes with that process… Thankfully, not all countries in the world have visa restrictions for Kenyans.
I did some research into it, and was delighted to discover these incredible visa-free islands for Kenyans! Hopefully, this blog post will inspire you to start planning that tropical island paradise getaway! So let’s jump right in, shall we? 😀
5 Stunning Visa-Free Islands For Kenyans To Visit!
Top on the list of visa-free islands for Kenyans is beautiful Barbados, an island country located in the South Eastern Caribbean Sea!
Think of a place that is rich in culture, a colourful people (Bajans) who are friendly, energetic & full of life. 😀
Barbados is the place to go, if you want to experience a true carnival! They have a Crop Over Festival, a celebration of Barbadian music, arts, food & culture that runs for 3 months!
The festival ends on Grand Kadooment Day… Masquerade bands come out, followed by partygoers dressed in sequinned regalia, colourful feathers & ornaments dancing behind music trucks and moving bars!
You can also visit the many white sandy beaches of Barbados, or go swimming, snorkelling, surfing & cliff-diving!
You may opt to join their island safari guided tours or chart your own paths… Furthermore, you’ll have an array of accommodation options like resorts, luxury villas & vacation rentals. There’s something to fit within any budget!
Quick Facts About Barbados
- World famous singer, actress, fashion businesswoman & designer Rihanna, is originally from Barbados.
- The most commonly spoken language in Barbados is English.
- Other Barbadian festivals you can attend: Reggae Festival, Gospel Fest, Food and Rum Festival, Celtic Festival.
- All travellers must travel with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken 3 days prior to arrival.
If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, then Kiribati is the place for you! 😀
Kiribati, located in the pacific, is one of the remotest islands in the world! It is an Archipelago of 33 islands covering an area of 18 miles along the Pacific Ocean.
The current population of Kiribati is about 119,000 people. Apparently, the island is only a few feet above the sea level hence it might disappear under the Ocean… Moreover, it’s the only country in the world that’s situated in the 4 hemispheres.
Its people (I-Kiribati), are friendly and have mastered the art of living a simple, uncomplicated life. They mostly engage in fishing for food. Hence, you’ll get to learn bone and game fishing from these fishing experts!
History lovers will enjoy touring the capital Tarawa, famous for the Battle of Tarawa and is home to other historic sites.
In keeping with the simple lifestyle, most of the accommodation options are on the homelier side… You can tour Kiribati’s white sandy beaches, coral gardens, native villages and enjoy mesmerising sunsets over the Pacific ocean.
P.S. At present, entry to Kiribati is highly restricted due to Covid-19.
Hands up if the Mauritius is on your bucket-list? 😀 Lucky you, because this splendid African destination is among the visa-free islands for Kenyans!
Located to the East of Madagascar, Mauritius enjoys friendly weather all year round. You can arrive by boat or plane… And with over a hundred beaches to visit, it simply doesn’t get better than the Mauritius!
For an adrenaline rush, you can go flyboarding, kayaking, swimming with dolphins, waterskiing and more.
They have boat tours to the neighbouring islands around Mauritius, where you can visit to get a feel of the native culture. You may want to try hiking to waterfalls, quad-biking, zip-lining through lush forests and climbing mountains like Le Morne Brabant.
Foodies will enjoy sampling their diverse cuisine that has an Indian, French & African influence. They also have a couple of colourful festivals like the Chinese New Year and the Hindu Pilgrimage worth experiencing. 🙂
Covid-19 Travel Requirements For Kenyan Travelers To Mauritius:-
- All travellers must travel with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test.
- Travelers must book their stay and quarantine for 14 days at a designated hotel on arrival.
- You will be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on days 1, 7, and 14.
- The quarantine period will end depending on the day 14’s test results.
Vanuatu is an island country in the South Pacific, with 83 smaller islands that are of volcanic origin. Its capital, Vila, is located at the edge of a natural harbour.
In Vanuatu, you’ll feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. The country is laidback and the people are welcoming to all visitors. They still uphold their rich culture to date. It is said that for Vanuatuan’s, the true measure of wealth is how much a person can give away.
Vanuatu is the kind of place you visit to retreat and to reconnect with yourself and to the essence of humanity. 🙂
There are 3 popular islands in Vanuatu: Tanna, Efate and Espiritu Santo, and they each have a little bit of something for every kind of traveler.
P.S. Due to Covid 19, Vanuatu’s borders are currently closed until 31 December 2021. Find out the travel restrictions before you make any bookings.
Fun Things To Do in Vanuatu:
- Visit the coconut plantations or the unspoiled native villages and hangout with some of the happiest people on earth.
- Go on a Kayak Tour along the Malu River.
- Hike up to Mount Yasur, to witness the lava of the active volcano.
- Go on a sunset cruise or visit their underwater mailbox.
- Get your adrenaline fix with a zip-line adventure in the jungle.
St. Kitts And Nevis
Located in the Eastern Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis consists of two islands and it’s the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere.
With a population of about 50,000 people, this is the perfect destination if you are looking to travel off the beaten path.
You’ll get an old town style feel thanks to Historical buildings, estates and former sugar plantations. Apparently, this small state is one of the greatest producers of sugar, dating back to the colonial era in the 1600s.
English is the official language, which makes it friendly for Kenyan visitors. To tour St. Kitts and Nevis, you can either rent a car or join an organized tour.
P.S. At present, the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis is only welcoming fully vaccinated visitors.
Ideas Of Fun Things to do:
- Catch sunrise views over the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea.
- Visit one of the Historical Buildings: St. Georges Anglican Church
- Get lost in the unspoiled beauty of their lush rain forests
- Sample the local Caribbean cuisine
The Fiji Islands are a group of about 333 islands located in the South Pacific between Hawaii and Australia. The capital of Fiji is called Suva.
Fiji is said to be one of the friendliest places you will ever visit in the world! Wherever you go in Fiji, they will greet you with ‘the Bula Spirit.’
For Fijians (or i-Taukei), Bula is a wish for happiness & good health. 🙂
Fiji is a sunny and tropical place with amazing weather all year round! English is commonly spoken in Fiji, thus it’s a great destination for Kenyans to visit.
P.S. Fiji’s borders are currently closed and Covid-19 travel restrictions remain in place. Be sure to check the travel updates before you make any bookings.
Fun Things To Do In Fiji:
- Fiji, also known as the ‘soft coral capital of the world,’ is one of the greatest snorkelling and diving destinations.
- Attend a fire-walking ceremony.
- Go on a guided village tour and partake in a Kava Ceremony.
- Take on the Sleeping Giant Zipline covering over 1.3Km.
- Go on a river safari, followed by swimming in the magic waterfall.
Tip>> Check out this post on: Top 9 Destinations For Your Kenyan Bucket-list!
Thank you for reading! 😀 I hope you enjoyed this post! Which of these visa-free islands for Kenyans is on your bucket list? I would love to hear from you!
Do leave a comment down below and I’ll be certain to respond!!
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