Your Security In Kenya
*** Updated January 2019 ***
In light of the recent terror attacks in Nairobi, our heart’s go out to those affected and we’re pleased to advise that all Nasio staff, supporters and children are safe. Our projects and treks are many miles from this location, but our supporters do sometimes have cause to stay in Nairobi whilst passing through.
We have UK Nasio Trust representatives in Nairobi as we speak. We are confident that the situation is under control and at this time we are not recommending anyone traveling to Kenya should change their plans based on this recent and isolated event.
We’ll continually assess the situation and will reach out directly to anyone who we feel needs to make any changes to their travel itinerary. If you have any questions at all, contact us now.
To the Nasio Trust, there is nothing more important than the safety and security of staff volunteers and event participants in our care. As such we would like to reassure you that your planned visit to Kenya remains safe and secure.
The FCO travel advisory is advice only and The Nasio Trust complies with that advice.
The FCO warns and makes mention of the Kenya/Somalia border, as a charity we operate in rural, low key areas which are hundreds of miles away from places identified by the FCO advice.
We do not take volunteers into areas identified by the FCO as being at risk.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to
- Areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border
We are hundreds of miles from here and it is very remote areas, about the same distances as London to the Alps.
- Garissa County
Basically on the opposite side of Kenya from Mumias and over 700km from Kilimanjaro
- Lamu County (excluding Lamu Island and Manda Island)
Again – on the opposite side of Kenya from Mumias, and over 500km from Kilianjaro
- Areas of Tana River County north of the Tana river itself, or within 15km of the coast from the Tana river down to the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) river
We go nowhere near the Tana or Galana rivers for any reason, it is many hundreds of miles from our centres of operations.
We also have the advantage of long experience operating in Kenya. We run our own projects on the ground, with our own staff, who know what is happening at grass root level. We have strong, trusted links and networks providing us with comprehensive support for the security for our staff and volunteers.
We would never put volunteers into a situation, or take them to an area or location, which is deemed risky. We undertake full risk assessments, provide security when necessary and take our responsibility for your safety very seriously.
We have been travelling to Kenya for many years and bring to bear a wealth of experience of the region. Our guides and staff are all trained to the highest standards to assure your welfare during your trip.
Some relevant points about our attitude towards the safety in Kenya
- There has been no reduction in scheduled flights into Kenya for tourism and safaris.
- More than 1 million people visit Kenya each year without incident.
- Independent tour companies are still actively recommending travel to this beautiful country.
- The biggest area covered by the FCO travel advisory is the east boarder with Somalia which is a desert with very few villages and no tourists.
Should you have any concerns regarding any aspect of your trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01235 856290 or click here & contact us now.