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Flights to Nairobi in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 3,536Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip fromRM 4,290From Kuala Lumpur to Nairobi
One-way fromRM 42One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Nairobi

Nairobi 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi found for this year
1 Dec - 5 Jan
RM 3,520pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
28 Nov - 8 Jan
RM 4,089pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
1 Dec - 7 Jan
RM 4,139pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Cheapest prices for Nairobi flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Nairobi found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
RM 3,235
June
RM 3,051
July
RM 3,026
August
RM 2,975
October
RM 3,210
November
RM 3,268
Currently, is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Nairobi. Flying to Nairobi in November will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Nairobi?

Average Nairobi flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
MY1 - NB0
Price
RM 2,977 - RM 5,224
NB0
Temperature
23 - 28 °C
NB0
Precipitation
15 - 151 mm
July is typically the best time to fly to Nairobi, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Nairobi then February is statistically the hottest. November is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Nairobi, you should look to book at least 24 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is a bustling, jostling, lively, energetic and sometimes deeply frustrating place to spend time. It is one of the youngest cities in East Africa, gaining prominence in Kenya only after the advent of the railway. Today, flights to Nairobi are packed with tourists keen to head off on safari and explore the nature of Kenya’s plains, but few choose to stay long in the city. This is a great shame, for Nairobi, though unarguably dangerous, has much to offer tourists.

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.

There are few major tourist sites, but those booking Nairobi flights are usually keen to see the Nairobi National Park and to take a stroll down Kenyatta Avenue. For those on their way to safari lodges, the Sheldrick Animal Orphanage is a popular spot, with orphaned baby elephants often in its care.

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Nairobi climate

Almost at 1.8km (6,000 feet), 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 (Celsius). June, July, and August temperatures usually range about the low-20s. August and September, though, are marked with overcast, drizzly days.

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When is the best time to fly to Nairobi?

Peak Season:

Nairobi’s main season is January and February when it is hot and dry. June to September is also a popular time.

Off Season:

The two wet seasons are March to May and October to December, with the most rain from March to May. The city is much quieter and cheaper during these periods, yet there is not enough rain to stop you from getting out and around. 

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Getting around Nairobi

If you want to take advantage of public transport after your flight to Nairobi, KBS bus 34 departs regularly for the centre of town. But most people arrange to be picked up via their accommodation or hire a taxi. Bargaining for cheaper fares is common in Nairobi, so sharpen your negotiating skills before you hop in a cab. If you take a Mercedes taxi though, be aware that there is a fixed rate to hotels in the city’s centre. 

Once you’ve made it into town, it’s easiest to take a taxi or matutus (shared cabs), but many sightseeing spots are within walking distance and buses crisscross the city as well. Trains and buses arrive daily from Mombasa and Kisumu. If you’d like to travel out of Kenya to Uganda or Tanzania, a bus or shuttle is your best bet.

 

 

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