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.


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Changing money in Kenya

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Getting around in Kenya

Roads in northern Kenya A good network of scheduled and charter flights connects Nairobi to other major cities in Kenya, for instance Mombasa, Malindi and Kisumu, and light aircraft flights connect and all the main game reserves to Nairobi and to each other. Not that most but not all…


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