Last Updated on January 19, 2023 by Cody Livingston
Kenya: A land of Safari, Jungle games, and tribes!
Kenya is a regional big-wig not only in eastern Africa but also in the Sub-Sahara region too. The most populous and large country on the African continent with a substantial economic and commercial buzz in its cities, Kenya is brimming with opportunities. Kenya is a true land of safari and jungle games. The sport of Jaws and escapes, the run of wild animals, and the national parks make Kenya a great grassland country. Here is everything you need to know about flight to Nairobi.
What are the points of connectivity between the UK and Kenya?
There are four International airports in Kenya. These are
- Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
- Moi International Airport, Mombasa.
- Kisumu International Airport, Kisumu.
- Eldoret International Airport, Eldoret.
Direct Flight: There are direct flights between the two destinations. London to Nairobi flight takes an average of 8 hours and 35 minutes to reach the destination at Nairobi. Both British Airways and Kenya Airways run the service of direct Nairobi flights.
One/two-Stops Flight: There are many one-stop and two-stop flights to Nairobi. Emirates, KLM, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, Kenya Airways, and Turkish Airlines all have indirect London to Nairobi flights. An indirect flight takes about 30 hours on average to reach its destination. However, this flight time is subject to change, owing to various circumstances.
For Mombasa, there is no direct flight from London but there are one-stop and two-stop flights. Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, and Ethiopian Airlines all offer one-stop flight services between the two destinations.
What is the best time to book a flight to Kenya?
Peak Season (June to September):
June to September is the high season as the demand for flight tickets to Kenya remains very high. During this time, the ticket price gets inflated and it gets near impossible to find cheap flights or perfect deals on flights to Kenya or any other destination in Kenya. It is advised to book early so as to not caught up in the high-price fever.
Off-season (March to May):
The rainy season from March to May is the dull season as the demand for flight tickets sees a dip. During this time, there are high chances of securing cheap tickets to Kenyan destinations. This is the season when safaris and hotel prices are lower too.
How to get Cheap Flight tickets to Nairobi?
The easiest way to book cheap tickets is to plan your home journey (if you’re traveling back home) or holiday vacation 6 to 8 months beforehand. You are more probable to steal deals on tickets in such times than at last-minute bookings. Last minutes too have offers but not necessarily. Dynamic pricing at last the moments gets price fluctuating.
What is the duration of the flight?
There are sufficient London to Nairobi flights. While there are a good number of direct flight services between the two destinations, there are ample one-stop and two-stop flights between many cities of the UK like Birmingham, Manchester, and Southampton.
- London to Nairobi: 8 hours, 35 minutes.
- Manchester to Mombasa: 13 hours, 10 minutes.
- Birmingham to Nairobi: 10 hours, 20 minutes.
How to get around in Kenya?
Nairobi: Nairobi is the capital and the largest city in Kenya. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is just 14 km from the city center and there are two options to reach the city center. The most affordable means of transportation from the airport is a bus. The other means is by taking a private taxi which is a bit heavy on the pockets.
Mombasa: The coastal city of Mombasa is the second most prominent city and acts as Kenya’s gateway to the world. Until recently, private taxis were the only mode of transportation in Mombasa. These are of course costlier and they even take advantage of new entrants to Mombasa city. However, now the shuttle service is introduced to reach the city center from the airport.
Things to Experience in Kenya:
Kenya, a destination, a home, and a jungle awaits you. Either paying a visit home or planning a holiday vacation, here is a list of wonderful things to experience in the country:
- Witness the great migration at Masai mara.
- Climb to the top of Mount Kenya.
- Sail in a dhow to the Lamu archipelago.
- Watch Crocodiles in Lake Turkana.
- See the wandering Rhinos at Lewa Conservancy.
- Scuba dive in the Indian ocean.
- Reach the bird paradise in lake Nakuru.
- Take a trip to Mombasa, the oldest town in Kenya.
- Witness the great five at Masai Mara.
- Take a trip to Masai tribal village.
Kenya is a famous VFR destination. You can always plan and get a cheaper flight to Kenyan destinations. Flights are frequent and all prominent cities are touched. However, avoid any last-minute rush and peak season to enjoy the best deals.