Flights to Nairobi

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Nairobi Airport

Nairobi has two airports:

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO): Most international and domestic flights arrive here. The airport is located 15 km southeast of Nairobi's central business district. The local buses from the airport to the city belong to private companies and usually seat 20-35 passengers, standing passengers are not allowed by law. Bus 34 runs from the airport to The Ambassador Hotel in downtown Nairobi for a very inexpensive price. You can take a taxi just outside the arrival hall. Licensed taxis are metered, so the final price depends on your exact destination, but expect to pay around 1,500 KES (around ₪51). If you arrive during rush hours, meaning 7:00-9:00 and 16:30-18:30, expect a very long journey into town by its jammed traffic.

Wilson Airport (WIL): Located in Nairobi County, in the city of Nairobi, approximately 4 km south of the central business district and 18 km west of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Airkenya and other small airlines use it scheduled domestic flights, as well as Safarlink.

When to go to Nairobi?

Thanks to its elevation, Nairobi tend to have pleasant temperatures year-round. From December through March the average temperatures are 24-28 degrees. July to September has cooler temperatures 22-26 degrees, an average of 5 days of rain a month. That’s the best time to search cheap flights to Nairobi since it’s perfect for tours and safari activities. January and February are also great. It might be the warmest period, but it’s also quite dry.

What to see and do in Nairobi?

Book cheap flights to Nairobi and discover a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a wild side! Nairobi is a perfect safari destination. Only 7 km outside the city you’ll find Nairobi National Park, home to rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, baboons, cheetahs, and lions all roaming freely around the park.

The Karen Blixen Museum used to be the authors' house, and it should be on the top of your must-visit list. Travel around the city in one of its quirky rickshaw taxis for a hair-raising view of the area. There are water sports, shopping centers, museums and local markets to visit in the day. When the sky turns 50 shades of gold and orange and the sun sinks behind the plain; clubs, bars, restaurants, and casinos are all there to fill the Nairobi evenings.

Nairobi makes the perfect once in a lifetime vacation destination, for a combination of the great outdoors and city living. We can save you money also on hotels. Compare hotel prices on Skyscanner Hotels.

This information is correct as of December 2017

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