Flights to Nairobi

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Flights to Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. Its name literally translates to “cool water”, which references the Nairobi River that flows through the city.

The city is considered the most cosmopolitan of East Africa. It has a vibrant cultural life and an exciting nightlife and is also close to several great wildlife parks.

The main international airport in Nairobi is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

  • 31 km to central Nairobi
  • A taxi ride to central Nairobi costs around RM208 (5047 Kenyan Shilling) and takes about 43 minutes


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Best Time to Visit Nairobi

The best time to visit Nairobi is during the dry months of July through to October and also January and February. The rainy season is short, however, only lasting from October through to December.

Things to do in Nairobi

What to see in Nairobi

Visit the Nairobi National Museum, situated on Museum Hill. Apart from the museum, there is also an art gallery, botanical gardens, snake park and shopping facilities. Learn about the rich cultural heritage of Kenya and the archaeological origins of man.

The Masai Market offers some great bargains off handmade as well as commercial goods in a colourful and bustling atmosphere.

Nairobi National Park, only 7km away from Nairobi’s centre, brings you up close to African mammals. The Giraffe Centre, devoted to protecting the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, offers an educational visit where you could also see and get close to the animals in a natural habitat.

Alternatively, take a hike up the Karura Forest via a guided tour to see a gorgeous waterfall.

What to eat in Nairobi

Kenya is known for both its coffee and tea plantations, so pop into a Java House coffee shops across Nairobi. Or visit the famous Carnivore restaurant to sample a wide array of meats from beef to goat to crocodile cooked over coals. If you love a good, cold beer, try Tusker, Kenya’s most well-known lager.

This information is correct as of 30 July 2017.

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