Moving through customs is a relatively painless formality. Travelers over 16 years of age may import duty-free 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars of eight and three quarter ounces of tobacco, one liter of alcoholic beverage and ¼ liter of perfume. Importing any fruit, plants, seeds or animals is prohibited. Domestic dogs or cats may be admitted with an entry permit obtained at the same office as your visa. Personal effects, including cameras and film, are generally duty free. Check with the nearest Kenya Tourist Office about customs restrictions on video cameras and recorders. Some electronic devices may require a refundable deposit.
Export of any live animal, bird or reptile is prohibited without a special permit. Anatomical relics of animals cannot be exported, particularly ivory, rhinoceros horns, game skins and trophies.