Whether you want to experience the Kenyan local culture, absorb yourself in a rich, historical tapestry or observe wildlife animals in their natural habitats during a safari, look no further than Nairobi.
Take a flight to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Wilson Airport (WBO) and visit the capital of Kenya and the biggest city in East Africa.
Just an eight and a half hour flight from London and 7 hours from Lagos, the safari capital of Africa is easily accessible and with Jumia Travel you can get great value deals on direct flights.
Arriving at Airports in Nairobi
Most of the cheap flights to Nairobi will land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA: NBO), the main airport in Nairobi. It is located about 15 km from the central business district.
Wilson Airport (WBO) is a smaller airport serving mainly domestic destinations.
Pre-paid vouchers for official taxis (yellow or with a yellow line) can be obtained at the taxi service desk.
Many hotels also offer airport pick-up. Other shuttle services and taxis such as Uber, Little Cabs, Taxify can be reserved in advance but check their reputation before booking.
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About Flying to Nairobi
Flights to Nairobi from Europe
Most Nairobi flights from Europe are non-stop and take about 9 hours, but you could also find cheaper flights with a stop at Istanbul or Addis Ababa. The only non-stop flights to Kenya's capital from the UK are the daily connections with British Airways and Kenya Airways from London's Heathrow Airport. Otherwise, you can connect to the city via a range of US, African, Middle East and European hubs with more than 60 different airline companies.
Flights to Nairobi from North America or Australia
There are not yet direct flights to Nairobi from the USA or Canada. Flights from the US and Canada go via one of the European or African hubs. When flying from Australia or New Zealand, you normally get connecting flights in Asia, Middle East or South Africa.
Flights to Nairobi from other African Countries
Many airline companies operate in Nairobi with regional flights directly from African destinations including Uganda (Entebbe), Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar…), South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast (Abidjan) Malawi, Zimbabwe and other African countries. There are also direct flights to Nairobi from Dubai (UAE), Guangzhou (China), Doha (Qatar). Domestic Flights to Nairobi There are a good number of Kenya airlines making it possible for one to get cheap domestic flights. Main airline companies offering domestic flights to Nairobi are Kenya Airways, Jambo Jet, Air Kenya, Fly 540, and Safarilink. These companies propose flights from Eldoret, Kisumu, Lamu, Malindi, Mombasa, Diani (Ukunda), safari destinations (Mount Kenya, Samburu, Masai Mara, Kilimanjaro, Tsavo) and connect even the desert outpost of Lodwar to the rest of the country. Airlines flying to Nairobi
Popular international airlines flying to Nairobi are:
How long is the flight to Nairobi?
When to fly to Nairobi, Kenya?
The High season that falls in mid-June through October and mid-December to February is preferred to the low season mainly because of its dry weather. The low season mainly falls between April to June when the country is experiencing the long rainy season. Accommodation and flight rates drop to as low as 30% compared to charges during high season.
When to Buy Airline Tickets to Get the Cheapest Fare to Nairobi?
The best time to book an international flights to Nairobi is between 5 months and 1 ½ months before departure.
During peak seasons such as June, July, and August and during the December holidays, Jumia Travel generally advises travellers to buy their tickets at least 2 months in advance but prime booking dates vary by origin.
What is the best day of the week to fly to Nairobi?
Be a little flexible with your flight itinerary and you could save some money. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the least expensive days for domestic flights with Friday and Sunday being the most expensive.
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How to get a visa for Nairobi?
A passport and visa are required for entry into Kenya. A passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry, and with at least two blank pages, is required. Applications for a Kenyan visa are done electronically on evisa.go.ke
You are advised to apply for a visa 7 days in advance of your intended travel date.
Do you need a yellow fever vaccination for Kenya?
There is a low potential for exposure to yellow fever in Nairobi. The government of Kenya requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever. Country requirements are subject to change at any time. Updates and a complete list can be found at Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
Is there a risk of Malaria in Nairobi?
Malaria risk is low in Nairobi and the immediate surrounding areas, such as Thika, Machakos, and Naivasha. Advise taking anti-malaria pills.
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