When you say is it safe - do you mean the country? Or doing a Safari?
If you mean the latter, then make sure you chose a reputable safari company and listen to the "rules". Like, not jumping out of the car to get that close up of a lion etc. Some safari companies have dodgy vehicles and guides that haven't gone through the appropriate training, a little bit of homework should ensure you find yourself a decent company. We chose guides at the camp grounds we were staying in throughout our African adventure.
Like most African countries, Kenya is relatively safe to travel to as a tourist, however you do need to be on your guard at all times. Being aware of the risks before you head out is essential. Don't wander the streets of Nairobi by yourself at night time, be aware near ATM's, don't get involved in domestic situations, lock your car doors when driving etc. Mostly these are all common sense things you probably already know, sometimes its just good to be reminded of them.
Enjoy your trip! over 5 years ago
Having stayed in Kenya for awhile now, I would tell its safe, only the Noth Eastern part of the country that borders Somalia is volatile. That safri circutes areas are miles away from this area. Choosing a good company also is a plus, you can contact my travel consultant at email@example.com his name is Mariawa, he will more than happy to make your safari successful. Visit there website here: www.xplorato.com over 5 years ago
Shareen, Nairobi is (jokingly) also known as Nai-robbery, the city centre is not somewhere you should walk around alone with a fancy camera slung around your neck. It's particularly crime-riddled at night. As for the rest of the country, do not go to the northern parts cloe to the border with Sudan and Somalia. There is a warning about Somali-based insurgents striking as far as 250 kms down the northern coast. There was recently a bombing of a nightclub in Mombasa (which is increasingly a target for insurgents). Red the US/UK/Aust/NZ government travel advice for Kenya, and do it everyday, because they are pretty accurate at predicted the next terror attack.
But as for going on safari - if as the other responders have said, you pick a reputable company and follow the rules you should be very safe. If you can limit your time in Nairobi and perhaps transfer immediately to the safari camp it will be a lot safer.
Phil from the safety hub over 5 years ago