Flights to Kenya

Kenya has long been a go-to destination for incredible safari adventures, but there’s more to discover beyond its idyllic grasslands. Blessed with a tropical coastline, snow-capped mountains, sweeping savannahs and a modern capital city, Kenya is east Africa’s most popular spot for good reason.

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Discover East Africa’s natural charms

Fly direct from London to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, to begin a trip to remember. Spend a few days in this busy metropolis, where thanks to its nearby national park, you can spot wildlife on the savannah by day before making the most of the city’s emerging culinary scene at night. When it's time to venture onwards, head west to the Maasai Mara National Reserve for an unforgettable safari experience. Hire a guide or join a tour to help you spot the lions and cheetahs in action – and if you’re travelling during the summer months, you may be lucky enough to see the Great Migration of the zebras and wildebeest.

There’s no better way to round off a trip to Kenya than by heading east to Mombasa, perched on a prime stretch of coastline on the Indian Ocean. Try surfing at Nyali beach or kick back under a palm tree and enjoy the soft white sands of Mombasa beach itself, cocktail in hand. Book your Flights to Kenya now.

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Flight time

8 hrs 40 mins

Time zone

GMT +2


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Kenya flight FAQs

A flight from London Heathrow to Kenya’s Nairobi Airport takes approximately eight hours and 40 minutes.

We fly direct from London Heathrow to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

You may find that flights to Kenya are cheaper during the two rainy seasons, which run from November to December and March to May. Keep an eye out for our special offers or search our low fare finder to see the cheapest flights for each month of the year.

If you’re heading to the Maasai Mara on safari, the wildebeest and zebra migrate through the area between July and October, making it a popular time to visit. This is also the dry season, so it’s a great time to visit Mombasa’s beautiful beaches.

You can experience all Kenya has to offer on budgets big or small, although most visitors find that costs are generally low for dining, drinking and getting around. For every five-star safari lodge or luxury beach resort, there are plenty more modest options. To keep your spending low, you can try camping – or glamping – in the national parks, and in Nairobi you’re spoilt for choice with seemingly endless hotels, hostels, restaurants and street-food stalls that won’t break the bank.

If you’re keen to explore Kenya, getting about is easy. You can fly internally from Nairobi to Mombasa or take the scenic route and travel by train. Long-distance buses and coaches travel across the country connecting all the major towns. Many visitors choose to hire a driver or take taxis, so you can travel flexibly on a timeline that suits you.

Aside from Kenya’s spectacular national parks and exotic beaches, there’s so much for visitors to discover in this famously welcoming country. Intrepid travellers can join organised hikes of Mount Kenya, Africa’s seconded highest peak. Or, for a culture fix, Nairobi has it all. Head to the city’s National Museum, rich with precious artefacts, art and details of the country’s history and context within East Africa. There’s also a burgeoning art scene to explore, from the established Banana Hill Art Gallery to Circle Art Gallery, showcasing local modern art.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

All visitors travelling to Kenya need a visa to enter which must be obtained before departure. Visas are issued electronically. You can find out more information by visiting the IATA Travel Centre.

With outstanding service starting the minute you book, you can choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price including a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board our planes, you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Sit back, relax and let us take care of you every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.


Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus


Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World


Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.


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