Located at -1.960556 latitude and 41.2975 longitude, Kiwayu Airport is a small public airport that functions within an unpaved runway that measures 920 metres or 3,000 feet. The airport serves the island of Kiwayu, along with the other communities within the area.
Where to go
Kiwayu Airport only has flights to Lamu and Nairobi. Focusing on Nairobi’s attractions, some of the spots that should not be missed include Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Museum, Bomas of Kenya, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Railway Museum, Ngong Hills, and National Archives, in addition to many more. Nairobi National Park was founded in 1946 and can be found within an area that measures approximately 120 square kilometres or 45 square miles. Located at -1.373333 latitude and 36.858889 longitude, or around seven kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, the park has a priceless view of the city’s skyscrapers from within the park. Additionally, the park has an electric fence that separates the wildlife from the metropolis. The park’s sizeable and varied wildlife include African buffalo, baboon, giraffe, ostrich, lion, impala, and waterbuck, to name a few.
Kiwayu Airport does not operate to international destinations. Through the flights offered by Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, short-haul international destinations such as Doha, Qatar; Cairo, Egypt; and Johannesburg, South Africa, can be reached within four to five hours. Highlighting Doha, Qatar, along with its tourist attractions and activities to do when within the area, some of the top things to do include going to attractions such as Al Wakra, Katara Cultural Village, City Center Doha, Villagio Mall, Grand Mosque, Doha Corniche, Desert Safari, and Camel Racing at Al Shahaniya racetrack, to name a few. Highlighting Doha’s Katara Cultural Village, the village occupies an area of around one million square metres on the eastern coast between West Bay and the Pearl. The cultural village was opened close to 2010 during the Doha Tribeca Film Festival or DTFF, and houses many Qatari organisation offices including the Qatari Society for Engineers, Qatar Photographic Society, and Childhood Cultural Center, to name a few.
Kiwayu Airport only operates to local destinations within Kenya. When flying to international long-haul destinations, fly via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, long-haul flights can reach London, United Kingdom; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; and Amsterdam, Netherlands with eight to nine hour flights. When within Paris, some of the attractions and activities on the top of your list should include the Palace of Versailles, Arc De Triomphe, the Louvre Museum, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Orsay Museum, Grevin Wax Museum, in addition to experiencing the Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise, and O Chateau Wine Testing, among others. As of 1979, the Palace of Versailles or officially the Palace and Park of Versailles, was designated as a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. The royal château, also referred to as the Château de Versailles, houses the Museum of the History of France, Le petit appartement de la reine, Chapels of Versailles, Hall of Mirrors, to name a few. Currently, the museum within Versailles is among the country’s top tourist destinations. Occasionally, the palace still serves political functions.
How to get out
Kiwayu Airport has flights to Lamu and Nairobi via Manda Airport and Wilson Airport, respectively. Through Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport airlines such as African Express Airways, Air Arabia, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Condor, Daallo Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Fly SAX, Fly540, Jambo Jet, Jubba Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, LAM Mozambique Airlines, Precision Air, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, Saudia, South African Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Turkish Airlines, and Yemenia. Among the destinations include Dubai, Mauritius, London, Brussels, Guangzhou, Frankfurt, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Lagos, Amsterdam, Doha, Istanbul, Zürich, and Johannesburg, to name a few.
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