Drone Laws in Kenya

Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Kenya.

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According to Kenya’s national aviation authority, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), flying a drone is legal in Kenya, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.

If you’d like to contact the KCAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: dca@insightkenya.com / +254 20 824 4722

flying a drone in Kenya

Why fly a drone in Kenya? To get great aerial shots like these!

General Rules for Flying a Drone in Kenya

Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Kenya.

  • All drones must be registered with the KCAA.
  • Drones may not be flown 400 feet or more above ground level.
  • Drones may not be flown within 50 meters (164 feet) of any person, vessel, vehicle or structure.
  • Drones may not be flown at night.
  • Drones may not be flown within 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) of an airport or airfield.

For more information on Kenya’s drone laws, see this document issued by the KCAA.

Know something we don’t about drone laws in Kenya? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in Kenya can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.

Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Kenya? Here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAwL0XtbT1w