Full drone regulations in Kenya

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Kenya

Kenya's Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Airports.

Full drone regulations in Kenya


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Kenya you need to be informed about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities


dca@insightkenya.com / +254 20 824 4722

Drone rules in Kenya

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight.

Full Drone regulations in Kenya

 – Drone pilot must be at least 18 years old.

 – Import or Export of drones – allowed only with special approval of the KCAA

 – Drone pilot must have a Certificate of Registration. 

 – Transferring ownership of a drone can be done only with the approval of the KGAA.

 – The Drone flights must be performed in good weather conditions.

 – Distance to any public road – at least 50 meters. 

 – Distance to any people, building or object that is not a part of the drone operation – at least 50 meters.  

 – Commercial drone flight – must be performed only with Remote Aircraft Operators Certificate. This certificate is given by the KGAA.

 – Distance to any Airport – at least 10 kilometers. 

You can read more drone regulations in Kenya here.

Some tourist travel tips for Kenya

Northern Kenya is one of the most beautiful wild places in the world. This dusty land is rich in history, cultural landmarks and isolated corners of the land, which are a great opportunity for adventurous tourists.

Here are some reasons why it’s worth going to Kenya.

Because this is a place that few have visited

Visiting famous places in the world is not very interesting for people who have a long experience of traveling abroad. Northern Kenya offers exceptional safari opportunities. The roads are unpaved and you can travel long distances, reaching unique natural landmarks and cultural attractions.

You can see the beauty that is unearthly

Lake Turkana is the largest alkaline lake on earth. It is worth seeing it with your own eyes.

For hiking that will take your breath away – literally
Experienced mountaineers will be impressed by the conditions in northern Kenya. The 2285 meters of Kulal Mountain, which is located next to Lake Turkana, is challenging.

Wildlife is abundant here
The wildlife here is something you have never seen anywhere else. On horseback, you can go on a safari in Laikipia, and by bike to go around Borana. You can observe the life of zebras or see crocodile populations.

Go to northern Kenya to meet the most distant tribes

Kenya’s cultural heritage is one of the most intriguing. Here you can see tribes that are not at all excited about new technologies. For example, Harata El Molo – one of the best preserved tribal communities. They fish on the shores of Lake Turkana, like their predecessors.

This is the home of humanity
According to research, man originated in Africa. It is here that most human fossils are found. One of the most important and earliest human skeletons (1.6 million years old) has been found on the shores of Lake Turkana.

Camping in the wild is an amazing experience

One of the most compelling reasons to travel to northern Kenya is the opportunity to camp outdoors. A common destination is Lake Paradise in Marsabit National Park. Here you can share your own crater with several elephants.

Because of luxury

If camping is not to your liking, you can find many luxury resorts in northern Kenya. Loisaba Wilderness is an example of a place to stay with excellent quality of service. There are also luxury cottages that you can rent.

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