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Flights to Nairobi

Africa’s safari capital

Avg flight time from London

8 hrs 35 mins

Cheapest return flights

£683

Distance from London

3,280 miles

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Flights to Nairobi

Kenya is synonymous with safari. In fact, the word ‘safari’ is an English translation of a phrase in Swahili, Kenya’s national language. Once you land in Nairobi, you’re at the perfect starting point for exploring game reserves and spotting members of the Big Five. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many – but these adventures are just the beginning of what Kenya’s capital has to offer.

Fly to Nairobi with British Airways and discover a modern African city, with its fair share of glossy skyscrapers and a nightlife scene featuring everything from Champagne bars to art centres. During the day you can learn about Nairobi’s history, arts, culture and nature at the National Museum, or go hiking – and zip lining – in the Ngongo Hills. When you’re hungry, discover restaurants like Carnivore, which serves up almost every kind of game meat you can imagine. Plus, start your day with a cup of freshly brewed beans at a Nairobi coffee shop. Book your flight to Nairobi now.

Cheapest return flights to Nairobi from London

  • Dec2023
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  • Jan2024
    £683
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  • Feb2024
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  • Apr2024
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  • May2024
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  • Jul2024
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  • Aug2024
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  • Sep2024
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  • Oct2024
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  • Nov2024
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Nairobi flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Nairobi?

A flight to Nairobi from London takes eight hours and 35 minutes.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi?

Nairobi gets the majority of its visitors during the dry season. There are fewer mosquitos and the plains aren’t as lush, which makes it easier to see the wildlife. This period also experiences the most sunshine – but this combination makes June to October the most expensive time to visit. So, it’s cheapest to fly to Nairobi during the wet season in spring, but the heavy rainfall can mean the roads are flooded and some of the attractions are closed. Check out our low fare finder to find the best prices all year round.

Is Nairobi cheap to visit?

Nairobi is an affordable destination, even if you’re travelling on a small budget. There are plenty of options at mealtimes, with street food stalls and independent restaurants throughout the city. You’ve got your pick of accommodation choices at a range of price points too, and you can take a free walking tour to find your way around the streets. Entrance to attractions is also usually cheap, and includes must-visit locations like conservation areas and museums.

Is it easy to get around Nairobi?

When you’re travelling to Nairobi from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you can take a taxi that will reach the city in about 40 minutes, depending on traffic. You can also pre-book a car before you arrive. Or, there are buses from the airport to the downtown area, but this journey will take longer as there are lots of stops along the way. You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to explore more of Nairobi and beyond. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Why visit Nairobi?

There’s so much more to Nairobi than just incredible wildlife experiences. Visit the Bombas of Kenya to learn more about Kenya’s cultures, and take a stroll through Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park. While enjoying the city’s natural space, look for the inspirational Independence Monument. Keep an eye out for one of the city’s many Maasai markets on your adventures too, where you can buy a range of items, including jewellery, clothes and paintings. When you’re ready to venture out to see lions, elephants and more, there’s a huge choice of tour operators to choose from, so you can find the perfect experience for you.

Why fly British Airways to Nairobi?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags in the cabin free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

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

Premium economy class flights to Nairobi

From £1170return

from London, January 2024

Upgrade to World Traveller Plus (premium economy) for a quieter, smaller cabin with more space, and a travel pack including a blanket and toothbrush.

January

£1170

return, from London

£1170

February

£1170

return, from London

£1170

March

£1170

return, from London

£1170

Nairobi Travel Essentials

Flight time

8 hrs 35mins

Time zone

GMT +2

Currency

Ghanaian cedi

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