Cheap Flights to Nairobi
Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, has long been a destination and starting point for many visitors interested the natural and cultural beauty of Africa. Kenya is well known for its animal parks, many of which have been featured in books such as "Born Free" and "Out of Africa" as well as in documentaries. Closer to civilization, Nairobi is a world-class city that has many cultural attractions, including the world-famous National Nairobi Museum with a wide range of art and historical items that vividly display the diverse Kenyan culture. Nairobi is also a center for contemporary and traditional Kenyan and East African artists with several art galleries located around town.
Flights to Nairobi
International flights to Nairobi are usually served by the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Flights to Nairobi can originate from many places in the world, but all flights must pass through London, England. Major airlines that serve Nairobi include British Airways, Qatar Airways and KLM. When you arrive, you may be required to pay an additional visa fee to get into the country. Bus and taxi transportation options are readily available at the airport. Central Nairobi has many accommodation choices available and is only a 20- to 30-minute drive from the airport. Some hotels may offer their own transportation to and from the property for guests.
Attractions in Nairobi
One of the most interesting attractions in Nairobi is the Nairobi National Park situated right in the middle of town. You can see elephants, lions and giraffes within view of large city buildings and homes. If that’s not enough, David Sheldrick of the Elephant Orphan Trust and Giraffe Center gives a full day tour of his facility, which includes walking close to native wildlife, getting a chance to see how bead necklaces are made and visiting the Karen Blixen Museum. Drivers from the tour will even pick you up from your hotel. Visitors may also sign up for guided city tours to get an in-depth look at traditional Nairobi, its residents and local history. For cultural souvenirs, the Maasai Market offers a wide range of handmade arts and craft items unique to the region. Nairobi's large urban park, Uhuru Park, is a great place to visit to see how city residents spend their leisure time.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Nairobi
Many residents and frequent visitors recommend that everyone take at least one trip on the Matutu, a type of mini-bus that is common around town. Each bus is unique and often embellished with lights and decorative upholstery. Eating out at a decent restaurant in Nairobi will cost about $35 for two people.
Because Nairobi is located near the equator, days and nights are almost of equal length. There are basically two seasons: wet and dry. Wet season usually begins in April or May and can run until October. During the wet season, it may be difficult to access areas that are only accessible by dirt roads. The rest of the year is warm but mostly dry with high temperatures in the 70s.