Travelling to Kenya

kenyatta internation airport Kenyatta International Airport

  • Almost all visitors from abroad fly in. Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO) is the main port of entry for international flights, and it has excellent connections to most other parts of Kenya and many other African capitals. Some carriers also operate international flights to Mombasa Moi International Airport (MBA).

  • The national carrier, Kenya Airways operates an extensive network of flights to and from major cities in Europe, Asia and elsewhere in Africa.

    • Most major international carriers operate direct flights between their home country and South Africa, among them Air France, Air Mauritius, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad, KLM, LAM Mozambique Airlines, Lufthansa, Malawian Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar, Rwandair, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, Particularly coming from a major European city such as London or Paris, there might be dozens of indirect options and you can save a lot of money by shopping around.
  • It is possible to enter Kenya overland from the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania, but you’d only be likely to do so as part of an extended overland trip through Africa or if you were doing a multi-country safari.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings (10 days)

day 1

Arrival in Arusha
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 2

Sabora Plains | Serengeti
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 3

Sabora Plains | Grumeti River
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 4

Enjoy lunch at Sasakwa
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 5

  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 6

  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 7

  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 8

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 9

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 10

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 11

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