If you travel to this area, be aware of your surroundings at all times and take appropriate security measures to ensure your safety.
There is an extreme threat of kidnapping, terrorism and cross-border violence in the areas within 100 km of Ethiopia and South Sudan. Police capacity to respond to crime and other incidents is very limited.
However, there is a greatly increased risk of criminal activity at night, including robberies, attacks and other street crimes.
Crime rates are also high on and around the Likoni Ferry (which links Mombasa and the southern resorts).
However, foreign tourists, including Canadians, have been victims of crime, sometimes involving violence. Avoid camping alone or without expert local assistance.
Visitors travelling overland to certain game parks and reserves have been attacked by armed bandits.
Be particularly vigilant if you are commuting alone.
Some incidents involved the use of improvised explosive devices and have resulted in injuries and deaths, including at the Dadaab refugee camp, 80 km from the Somali border.There is a high crime rate in most regions of Kenya, particularly in major cities such as Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, and at coastal beach resorts.Carjacking, home invasions and kidnappings occur, including during daylight hours and in neighbourhoods normally considered safe.Some areas located north of the Kitale–Samburu–Garissa line in northern Kenya are considered unsafe.The ongoing threat posed by terrorism is joined by various regional, tribal or clan-based conflicts involving land, cattle and water.When you leave your hotel room, ensure that the door is locked and the “do not disturb” sign is displayed.