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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 3,467Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip fromRM 3,414From Kuala Lumpur to Nairobi
One-way fromRM 41One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Nairobi

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

The best time to book flights to Nairobi is 24 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Nairobi?

The cheapest flights to Nairobi are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Nairobi?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Nairobi trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

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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Cheap flights to Nairobi in May, June 2021

The best prices found for NBO flights for May, June
19 May - 2 Aug
RM 4,028pp
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
19 May - 24 Jun
RM 4,032pp
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
19 May - 24 Jun
RM 4,168pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nairobi 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi found for this year
19 May - 2 Aug
RM 4,028pp
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
19 May - 24 Jun
RM 4,032pp
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
19 May - 24 Jun
RM 4,168pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Last minute flights to Nairobi

Late deals on return flights to Nairobi, departing today and this week
19 May - 2 Aug
RM 4,028pp
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
19 May - 24 Jun
RM 4,032pp
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
19 May - 24 Jun
RM 4,168pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

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