Airfare to Nairobi, Kenya
Although its unfortunate nickname, Nairobbery, is not without merit, Kenya‘s capital city of Nairobi has no shortage of attractions for the savvy traveler. The Masai Market on Tuesdays is a must, as is a stop at the restaurant Carnivore – offering more exotic meats than possibly any other restaurant in Africa. The colonial hotels are also very charming – stop in for a meal if you can’t afford a stay. For more information on Nairobi, check out BootsnAll’s Kenya Travel Guide.
Getting a deal on Nairobi airfare is easy with the tools we have for you here. If the featured fares listed do not cover the city you are traveling from, check out the two search boxes on this page. Use the left search box if you want to get results from all the major (and several minor) airfare websites with just one click. The benefit is that it saves you time and the tickets come with few restrictions; the drawback is they are not always the cheapest tickets. Use the right search box if you want to get our lowest prices with our consolidator fares. Th benefit is that they are some of the cheapest prices you will find anywhere; the drawback is they come with restrictions.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Nairobi:
- Consider flights into Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. To get from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
- Look for flights that go through Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Kenya Airways is the national airline. However, KLM, Swiss International Airlines and other airlines also stop in Nairobi.
- Airfare to Nairobi will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Nairobi are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.