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Quilt Explorations: Kenya Textile Safari

10 Days • July 15-25, 2025

Explore the fabric markets in Kenya, amazing wildlife and beautiful landscapes on this once in a lifetime trip!

Travel Information

What to wear

Being casual and comfortable is a part of life in Kenya. Weather in this region can be hot during the daytime, yet cool in the evening—the “layered look” is a must! You may need a light jacket for both cool weather and potential rain. Bring comfortable shoes to wear as moderate walking is required and streets can be uneven or rough.

Travel to and from Nairobi

We can arrange airline tickets and other personalized travel. We are able to quote fares for all airlines and look for the best prices. Pre and post-tour packages are available at an additional cost for those who would like to arrive early or stay later in Nairobi. We plan to offer discounted group airfare from a major US gateway at a later date; no earlier than 11 months prior to the tour departure.

Travel Insurance

The purchase of trip cancellation, travel accident and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. There are many uncertainties and unforeseen circumstances involved in our world; therefore we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. It will provide coverage in the event of cancellation of your trip due to unforeseeable sickness, injury or death to you, a family member, or a traveling companion. In addition, it will provide coverage for travel accidents, baggage loss or damage, and medical evacuation. This insurance coverage is available at a rate, which varies by your age and the cost of your cruise. You will be completely covered, waiving all pre-existing conditions, only if the insurance is purchased at the time of deposit, and you cover the full amount of your cruise, including taxes and fees. Please complete the section on the registration form (below) regarding insurance. We cannot accept your registration unless this is completed and signed.

Immigration requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your return date is required for travel. US citizens are also required to obtain an Electronic Visa for travel to Kenya. Visa must be obtained prior to boarding your flight to Kenya. Please visit https://evisa.go.ke/ to apply for your Visa.

For additional information on immunizations and detailed country-specific recommendations on vaccinations and other health precautions for travelers to Kenya, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/kenya

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your return date is required for travel. Non-US citizens must have a valid passport and any necessary visas. Legal names must be correct on all documents. Lack of proper ID will result in denial of embarkation; therefore all passengers are responsible for necessary identification. If you have access to the Internet, the following website offers excellent information regarding applying for and renewing passports: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html. If you need to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate: http://www.vitalchek.com is a helpful website.