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Flights to Nairobi in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£445Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£395From London to Nairobi
One-way from£8One-way flight from London to Nairobi

Cheap flights to Nairobi in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NBO flights for May, June
5 Jun - 2 Dec
£427pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
30 May - 11 Jun
£432pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
20 Jun - 15 Apr
£435pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
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1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Nairobi 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi found for this year
5 Dec - 10 Dec
£387pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
17 Nov - 10 Dec
£392pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
25 Nov - 10 Dec
£394pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to Nairobi

Late deals on return flights to Nairobi, departing today and this week
30 May - 11 Jun
£432pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
30 May - 2 Dec
£447pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
30 May - 23 Jun
£447pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAUDIA
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
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1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Nairobi

Can I fly to Nairobi from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Nairobi

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nairobi.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Nairobi.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Nairobi.

Documents
Health Surveillance Form - Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online at “jitenge” platform before travel.

Electronic Visitor Visa - To visit Kenya for Business or Tourism, you require a visa.

An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.



East African Visitor Visa - This visa is for travelers visiting Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda for tourism during one trip. You can travel freely between these three countries, entering and exiting each country multiple times. You must start your trip in Kenya. The visa becomes invalid if you travel outside of these countries.

An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.



Symptom Tracing App - Travelers must submit daily health information to the Jitenge MoH Kenya platform for 14 consecutive days.


Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Nairobi?

Returning to United Kingdom from Nairobi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi?

The cheapest ticket to Nairobi found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£469
February
£482
March
£473
April
£534
May
£502
June
£534
July
£593
August
£511
September
£479
October
£491
November
£484
December
£585
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi is currently January; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Nairobi?

Average Nairobi flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - NB0
Price
£469 - £814
NB0
Temperature
23 - 28 °C
NB0
Rainfall
15 - 151 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Nairobi?

Booking 53 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Nairobi. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

When to fly

If you’re travelling to Nairobi to visit the magnificent Nairobi National Park then you may want to book flights during the high season, which is July through March. This is when over 100,000 visitors come to catch a glimpse of the Kenyan wildlife in its natural habitat. It’s best to avoid the rainy months of March to May and October to December. In addition, when you plan your visit to the Park you may want to book a tour early or late in the day as these are the best viewing times. The animals tend to be asleep in the midday sun.

Destination overview

While for many Nairobi is a transit point on the way to a safari holiday, the city has many attractions in its own right. These include the Nairobi National Park, where lions, cheetahs, black rhinos, giraffes, zebra and wildebeest can be seen against the backdrop of the city skyline. Tourists may also want to visit the Giraffe Centre, a breeding and educational centre for the Rothschild Giraffe, and Dame Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhino Orphanage. Further out, the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park is centred around a mountain forest where you can see many primates and birds.

Nairobi National Museum contains many interesting exhibits, including discoveries by the Leakey family. The Karen Blixen Museum commemorates the author of the same name, whose books included ‘Out of Africa’.

Nairobi is a commercial city, and a visit to see life taking place in the business district is a must. The city’s buildings seem very Westernised, with skyscrapers and a range of corporate names emblazoned on restaurants and cafés. But the life that takes place in these surroundings is anything but. Spend some time shopping for souvenirs and you’ll soon encounter a typical African culture.

Nairobi climate

Almost at 6,000 feet (1.8km), Nairobi has sunny, warm summers and cool winters with chilly evenings. December to March is the sunniest part of the year, and daytime temperatures are usually in the mid-20s. June, July, and August temperatures usually range about the low-20s. August and September, though, are marked with overcast, drizzly days.The warm and dry climate during January and February make it a popular time to visit so finding cheap flights during this period is difficult. Nairobi, therefore this is the main tourist season. During the day you can expect temperatures on average to be in the mid-20s. June to September is another popular time, as this is when the area is at its driest and temperatures are slightly cooler but still around the low 20s.The two wet seasons make up the off tourist period in Nairobi. These are March to May and October to December, with the most rain in April and May. Although you may encounter some rain during these times, temperatures are still high in the mid-20s. The city is much quieter and you are more likely to find cheap flights and better accommodation rates during these months. 

Getting around Nairobi

Car hire is an option in Nairobi, but rush hours are extremely busy and other road users can drive riskily. The lack of road signs can make navigating difficult. Prices should be agreed beforehand with taxis. Matatus are public minibuses operating between the city centre and suburbs; they can be overcrowded, poorly driven and theft is a concern.

Visitors should always keep valuables out of sight, especially if travelling on matatus, and stay alert for thieves and scams. Large amounts of money should not be carried and walking around at night is not recommended – use taxis where possible. Slums and areas such as Eastleigh should be avoided.

Getting downtown

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is the main airport in Nairobi. It is located about 9 miles (15 km) from the central business district. Wilson Airport is a smaller airport serving mainly domestic destinations. Pre-paid vouchers for official taxis (yellow or with a yellow line) can be obtained at the taxi service desk. Many hotels also offer airport pick-up. Other shuttle services and taxis can be reserved in advance but check their reputation before booking.

Nairobi airport overview

Named after Kenya’s first prime minister and president, Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) is the country’s main airport and Eastern and Central Africa’s busiest hub. It is located in the suburb of Embakasi, approximately 9.3 miles (15km) from Nairobi’s central business district, and welcomes more than five million passengers each year.

Flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport arrive from airports in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the UK, in addition to Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

Comprising three units that serve arrivals and departures, the airport is undergoing a major expansion project which is set to quadruple its handling capacity. Passengers are urged to be patient until construction and renovations are complete.

The airport is highly accessible due to its close proximity to the adjacent Mombasa Highway and public transport options include taxis and buses. There are also plans to build a railway link. Facilities and restaurants at Jomo Kenyatta International are limited, but once expansions are finalised these too should improve.

How popular are flights to Nairobi this year?

Nairobi has seen a 169% increase in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

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