• Health Tips


You should consult a Travel Doctor, GP or Practising Nurse at least 6-8 weeks in advance of travel, who can assess particular health risks and recommend vaccines and /or antimalarial tablets accordingly. Saruni/Old Boma Ltd. cannot offer general medical advice in place of a medical professional.

  • Yellow fever vaccination is not compulsory in order to enter Kenya and yellow fever in itself is not a major threat, but we advise you to ask your doctor about the need for a yellow fever vaccination. If you are travelling on to a destination or returning home following a visit to Kenya, you may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate on arrival, having declared you have just visited or travelled from Kenya.
  • When travelling, hepatitis is always a concern and we advise you to ask your doctor about the need for an A-type vaccination, it lasts for ten years and will give peace of mind.


  • Saruni Rhino is a mid-risk area due its location and surrounding environment.
  • Mosquito nets are provided in each banda for use during the day and evening.
  • Mosquito repellent plug ins are used in the bandas and common area from dusk onwards.
  • You should eliminate any risk by keeping arms, legs and feet covered as much as possible after dusk (long, light-coloured sleeves and trousers are best) and cover exposed skin with a strong repellent.
  • Mosquito repellent spray is provided in the bandas.
  • Mosquitos can be encountered during the safari, or during transit in Nairobi, so precautions should be taken.
  • It is always better to consult a doctor and be given personalised advice.

It is the responsibility of all guests to ensure you have taken the necessary medical advice and are fully insured for medical emergencies. Saruni/Old Boma Ltd. cannot be held responsible for any illness occurring while you are on the Saruni properties nor while travelling to and from the properties.

Download the Saruni Lodges Pre-Travel Health Precautions document below.