Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and also the most populous city, and for many good reasons too. The city’s name means “cool water” after the Nairobi river that flows through it. Nairobi is also known as the Green City in the Sun as there’s a variety of greenery, from tropical rainforest flora to those more commonly found on the savannah.
Nairobi National Park allows you to go on safari without really leaving the city! It’s 8km South of the city centre, and it was the first of Kenya’s national parks. It’s home to a variety of wildlife, including the black rhino, big cats like leopards, lions and cheetahs, and zebra, giraffe, and buffalo. It’s also a birdwatcher’s paradise with several hundred species to try and spot (don’t forget the binoculars). You can stay over at the park or take a day trip for a hike or picnic (or both).
Do you want a bird’s eye view of the city? Then, head to the famous landmark building, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, where you can take in the 360-degree view from the 30th floor.
Enjoy a few of Nairobi’s arts and culture at The Alchemist, a lively venue known for its bar, as well as music, food, and fashion. For excellent Kenyan coffee in a chilled environment, visit Connect café, where the baristas will give you personalised recommendations.
There is much to see and do in Nairobi, whether as a destination or stop-over. So book your flight to Nairobi and let your next incredible adventure begin.
How long is a flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi?
A direct flight to Nairobi is a little over four hours.
Do I need a visa to visit Nairobi?
You don’t need a tourist visa to visit Nairobi if you have a South African passport.
Is Nairobi expensive?
Pre-covid a one-person trip for one week, including food, accommodation (not luxury), and transport, will cost around R7000 depending on where you stay and what you do. This example doesn’t include extra activities or flights. Prices change often. So, contact us to get the latest information, best flight deals and holiday package deals.
What are the international airports in Nairobi?
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (NBO) is the main international airport where most passenger flights from South Africa will land. There’s also Wilson Airport which is usually for smaller passenger planes.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight to Nairobi?
April is usually the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi, but it’s always best to check with our Flight Centre Experts as they’ll help you find the cheapest flight for your travel dates.
What is the weather like in Nairobi?
Nairobi is close to the equator, so there’s not much difference in temperature between the seasons. July is the coldest month with an average high of 22° Celcius, and it’s around 27° Celcius in summer.
What should I know about COVID-19-related travel requirements for flights to Nairobi?
The regulations for COVID-19 frequently change, so it’s best to either contact us directly on 0877 40 50 00, or you can read the latest travel updates here.
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