Cheap flights to Kenya

For wild, untamed landscapes and animals, big cats and even bigger sunsets, there is no place like Kenya.

From the vast, flat Masai Mara to the snowy summit of Mount Kenya, this land is as diverse as its inhabitants. Kenya is called home by lions, leopards, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, ostrich, parrots, cheetahs, giraffes, elephants and many more weird and wonderful creatures but also over 40 different ethnic groups of humans too, from Maasai to Kikuyu.

Admire the majesty of Lake Victoria and the staggering beauty of Kenya’s Indian Ocean beaches. Whether unspoilt or strewn with luxury resorts, the palm-fringed sands boast colourful coral reefs, turtles, rays, dolphins and even the odd shark.

The Swahili Coast is an impressive collection of medieval towns and cities from Mombasa and Malindi to Lamu where Arabic, African and Asian cultures come together. The museums and the mosques of Lamu are particularly attractive, while Mombasa’s cobbled winding streets lead to a 17th century fort and some fabulous markets like Makupa and Mwembe Tayari; abundant with cloth, spices and crafts. Visit Elsamere, the former home of Born Free’s Joy Adamson, now a museum and research centre. A fabulous high tea is available there.

Contemporary Nairobi, with its cafes, restaurants and bars, clashes with the beautiful natural beauty of Kenya’s awe-inspiring national parks like Amboseli at the base of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Nairobi National Park and the breath-taking Masai Mara. Spot pink flamingos at Lake Nakuru, fish for barracuda and swordfish, or feed the giraffes and elephants in the Langata and Sheldrick animal sanctuaries.

For a romantic evening to remember, enjoy a seafood dinner on a traditional Dhow that floats between Kenya’s medieval ports as the moon rises in the big star-filled sky. Get active climbing Mount Kenya or Mount Longonot, scuba dive, snorkel, water-ski or surf Kenya’s wild, coral coast or simply kick back and enjoy the tranquillity of its beaches like 6 mile, white sandy Diani Beach.

Accommodation doesn’t come more beautiful than the luxury resort of Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary were elephants can be seen over a sumptuous breakfast. To see Kenya in all her splendour, the only way is by air with a breath-taking hot air balloon ride.

The following information is correct as of February 2015 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy.

Fly In

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 10 miles from Nairobi. The city centre can be reached by car in approximately 35 minutes. Local public bus services travel between the airport and Nairobi on a regular basis from outside the terminal building, taking just 45 minutes to reach the centre. Shuttle buses are provided by some hotels and taxis are also available for hire outside the airport.

Mombasa Moi International Airport is located just 6 miles from Mombasa and can be reached by car in approximately 20 minutes. There is no public bus service available but taxis are for hire outside the airport terminal and take just 15 minutes to reach Mombasa.

What you need to know

Currency: The Kenyan Shilling

Visas: UK nationals do require a visa to enter Kenya. A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry is also a requirement. Single entry visas can be obtained on arrival but multiple entry visas should be obtained prior to travelling.

 Laws: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places including bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs and on all public transport. It is also prohibited in all game reserves and safaris. The legal age for consuming alcohol in Kenya is 18.

Best Time to Visit

Kenya is a wonderful year round destination thanks to its endless sunshine but December to March should be generally avoided as these are the hottest months of the year. Coastal Kenya is tropical, humid and buffeted by occasional monsoon winds. April and May are the months when humidity is highest. Kenya’s lowlands are hot and dry while the highlands see more distinct seasons and cooler temperatures.

Every March, the East African Arts Festival and the Kijani Festival with everything from jazz to ballet, take place just before Kenya celebrates Easter. In Nairobi in June, Kenya’s Fashion Week is attended by anyone who is anyone while in July it is the turn of the Sigana International Storytelling Festival to take centre stage. In August, the highlight of the Kenyan calendar is the International Film Festival and the even more madcap Camel Derby and Festival with camel races and rides, music and children’s entertainment. The beautiful International Puppetry Festival Is a must for the young ones in October. Mombasa Carnival in November livens up the ‘winter’ months with this Indian Ocean extravaganza of food, music, dance, art, street parades and floats. Kenya’s Christmas celebrations kick off in December with flowers and feasts and lively church services. Local beach parties make for spectacular New Year celebrations which are followed by a month of incredible Whale Shark diving near Diani and Watamu.   

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